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The Best of Sicily and Sorrento

(Mid September 2024)
Experience the very best of both Sicily and Sorrento, in one incredible tour.
Book now and pay no deposit until February 2024.
Strict limit of 28 guests per tour.

September 10 through September 22, 2024
(USA Departure: September 9, 2024)

CEFALU • PALERMO • ERICE • TRAPANI • SEGESTA • MARSALA
AGRIGENTO • TAORMINA • SORRENTO • CAPRI • POSITANO

The adventure begins in the resort Sicilian town of Cefalù. You will circumvent this multi-cultural island, exploring Palermo, Sicily's capital city, Erice, Trapani, Marsala, Agrigento, and the Valley of the Temples. You'll enjoy relaxation and shopping (and the beach) in Taormina, in the shadow of majestic Mount Etna. The trip continues to Sorrento with excursions to Positano and the Isle of Capri.

Includes:

  • BOOK RISK FREE!  No deposit required until February 2024

  • This tour departure has a maximum limit of 30 guests

  • Spend 10 days/9 nights in Sicily plus 4 days/3 nights in Sorrento

  • Private luxury coach transportation for the duration of the tour

  • Four Star hotel accommodations

  • Includes breakfast each morning, seven full dinners and three lunches

  • Includes scheduled tours, tour guides, attractions and admissions

  • Optional Experiences will be available at additional cost

  • View Full Brochure for more details

Book as low as

$3,860

per person/double occupancy

*when paying with check or money order
(airfare, optional trip insurance and 
gratuities not included)

Itinerary:

Day

1

Arrive in Palermo, Transfer to Cefalù

Tuesday, 10-Sep-2024

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Arrive at Palermo airport and be greeted by your Wherever Tours tour leader. A private transfer from the airport to the resort hotel in Cefalù will be available with scheduled arrivals*. After your hotel check-in, relax and enjoy the beautiful hotel pool or venture down to the beach or just relax in your room. A welcome reception will follow, with traditional appetizers and a taste of wine. Tonight's included dinner in the hotel restaurant features delicious local cuisine and regional wines.
*Check with Wherever Tours for arrival guidelines if you are booking your own flights.

Place Setting

D

Insulae Resort

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Cefalú

(or similar hotel)

Day

2

Tour of Palermo

Wednesday, 11-Sep-2024

Monreale Cathedral, Palermo
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This morning, take a tour of Palermo, the capital of Sicily, rich with ancient buildings, cathedrals, and gardens. Palermo has many hidden treasures such as the impressive Monreale Cathedral, an example of Norman architectural style which contains over two tons of gold mosaics. After the tour, prepare yourself for a big surprise. This afternoon, enjoy some free time back in Cefalù. Dinner is at your leisure.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Lunch

Insulae Resort

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Cefalú

(or similar hotel)

Day

3

Erice, Trapani, Marsala

Thursday, 12-Sep-2024

Norman Castle, Erice
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After breakfast, travel by luxury coach along the magnificent northern coastline of the Tyrrhenian Sea to Trapani. On the way, we'll stop in the mountaintop town of Erice with its breathtaking views. In the afternoon arrive in Trapani, known for its salt flats and the beautiful Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Later, arrive in Marsala to the Donna Franca, a perfectly preserved and restored baglio from the 19th century. Tonight take a tour of the winery, and taste the region's most famous wines during dinner at the hotel's renowned restaurant.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Dinner

Baglio Donna Franca

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Marsala

(or similar hotel)

Day

4

Segesta, Marsala

Friday, 13-Sep-2024

Roman Amphitheater, Segesta
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Today visit Segesta, one of the most well-preserved Greek Sicilian temples. After returning to the Donna Franca, take a tour of their popular wine cellar. Taste some appetizers and some of their specialty wines. Then, enjoy a cooking class, followed by dinner featuring some of the foods that you prepared earlier.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Dinner

Baglio Donna Franca

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Marsala

(or similar hotel)

Day

5

Agrigento, Valley of the Temples

Saturday, 14-Sep-2024

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
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This morning, travel from Marsala to Agrigento, located on the southern coast of Sicily on the Mediterranean Sea. A local expert will highlight the important ancient treasures on a tour of the Valley of the Temples, dating back to the fifth century BC. This archeological site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Back at the hotel, enjoy a tasty dinner with wine.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Della Valle

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Agrigento

(or similar hotel)

Day

6

Caltagirone, Taormina

Sunday, 15-Sep-2024

Beautiful Beach in Taormina
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Today, head to the eastern shore of Sicily and the picturesque seaside town of Taormina. Along the way, we stop in Caltagirone, noted for its Baroque style ceramics. We visit the private home of the nobel family, Pace Gravina. Giacomo, the owner, will show us his beautiful palace and guide us through the incredible history of Sicilian nobility. Then, he will offer us a buffet lunch in the ball room, another unique experience. Then it's on to our luxury seaside resort hotel, on the beach in Taormina, where you spend the next four nights.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Lunch

Panoramic Hotel

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Taormina

(or similar hotel)

Day

7

Tour of Taormina, Greek-Roman Theater

Monday, 16-Sep-2024

Greek-Roman Amphitheater
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After breakfast, take the funicular to the village of Taormina. After a guided tour of the area, including the Greek Roman Amphitheater, there will be plenty of time to explore all of the colorful streets and shops overlooking the Mediterranean east coast. This evening's dinner is at leisure.

Place Setting

Breakfast

Panoramic Hotel

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Taormina

(or similar hotel)

Day

8

Mt. Etna, Zafferana

Tuesday, 17-Sep-2024

Mt. Etna, Sicily
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Eat a good breakfast this morning, because today we visit Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Stop in the town of Zafferana and visit a local rosticceria to learn how to make the famous arancini rice balls. Indulge in some exquisite cannoli, along with other local foods and wines. This afternoon, return to our breathtaking seaside hotel in Taormina and have a relaxing evening.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Lunch

Panoramic Hotel

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Taormina

(or similar hotel)

Day

9

Free day, Optional excursion to Siracusa

Wednesday, 18-Sep-2024

View of Taormina from
the Piazza IX-Aprile
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Today, take some free time to lay on the beach or by the pool, or explore and shop Taromina on your own. Tonight, enjoy a dinner prepared by a very famous Sicilian chef, Crisitian Foti. Plenty of wine and local singers will transform this night in to a festive party.
Optional Experience: An optional trip to Siracusa will be offered by your tour leader. This all-day experience will introduce and enlighten you to the most multi-cultural city in Sicily.

Place Setting

Breakfast

Panoramic Hotel

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Taormina

(or similar hotel)

Day

10

Straits of Messina, Calabria, Sorrento

Thursday, 19-Sep-2024

The Gulf of Naples view from Sorrento
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After breakfast, we depart Sicily and make our way to Sorrento. We'll take a ferry boat cruise across Straits of Messina to the mainland of Italy Then we'll make a stop in the region of Calabria, in Southern Italy, for a relaxing lunch stop. Later in the afternoon, arrive in the hotel in Sorrento, overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Enjoy a nice dinner with music, dancing and wine.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Dinner

Villa Giovanna

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Sorrento

(or similar hotel)

Day

11

Isle of Capri, Sorrento

Friday, 20-Sep-2024

Isle of Capri
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Today, transfer by boat to the famous and beautiful island of Capri. A Wherever Tours representative at the hotel is available to offer any suggestions prior to your transfer so you can make the most out of your day. This tiny island, which was once the playground of the ancient emperors, will leave you breathless due to it’s limitless charm and historical sights. Take some time to shop and explore, and most of all, enjoy the spectacular views from above. Upon your return, take some time to wander the streets of Sorrento before retiring back to the hotel.

Place Setting

Breakfast

Villa Giovanna

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Sorrento

(or similar hotel)

Day

12

Positano, Sorrento

Saturday, 21-Sep-2024

View of Positano, Amalfi Coast
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This morning, head out to the Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have cameras ready for a spectacular view of Positano where there will be free time to shop and explore this beautiful seaside town, featured in many famous movies and magazines. Later, enjoy your “ultima cena” (last dinner) in Sorrento. Great food, music, and song and dance will complete this unforgettable stay in Sorrento, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Place Setting

Breakfast, Dinner

Villa Giovanna

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Sorrento

(or similar hotel)

Day

13

Return Departure

Sunday, 22-Sep-2024

Panoramic view of Sorrento Coast
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Sadly we must say “arrivederci” to Sicily and Sorrento. After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the Naples airport for your onward journey. You might even consider staying a couple more nights in Sorrento before heading back home. Just let us know.

Place Setting

Breakfast

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(or similar hotel)

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