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Taormina, Sicily
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  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Just You

​Imposing ruins, ancient history, vibrant towns and the brooding Mount Etna - each has a part to play in Sicily's rich culture. Discover all of this and more as you explore Italy's largest island.

Excursions Included
  • Syracuse 
  • Visit to Roman Villa del Casale, Piazza Armerina 
  • Palermo & Monreale 
  • Cefalú 
  • Taormina

Optional Excursions
  • Ancient town of Agrigento 
  • Discover Mount Etna - Cable car & Jeep adventure

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £99.


Please note on the 16th August departure you will be staying at the Hotel Nettuno in in Catania instead than at the Complesso Antares. On the 28th March, 5th April, 12th April and 16th August departures you will be staying at the Hotel Vecchio Borgo in Palermo instead than at the Acacia Resort.

Accommodation
    • Hotel Antares Letojanni
    • The 4-star Complesso Antares Hotel is located on a hill overlooking the town of Letojanni. The hotel has a wellness centre, which includes a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a sauna and a fitness room. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
    • Hotel Vecchio Borgo
Destinations
  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Agrigento
  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Mount Etna
  • Sicily
Tour Types
  • Tours
  • Cultural
  • Singles
  • Leisurely Touring
  • Scenic
Departure Points
  • Edinburgh
  • London (Gatwick)
  • Manchester
  • DAY 1 UK to Catania
  • Fly to Catania today. Meet your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner this evening.
  • DAY 2 Mount Etna & Taormina
  • Mount Etna is Europe's tallest active volcano, standing at approximately 3,329m high. Globally significant, this immense peak is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is hugely popular, attracting thousands of visitors each year. If you choose to visit this magnificent volcano on our optional excursion you'll enjoy a truly memorable experience as you journey up in a cable car. You'll also have a further option to take a thrilling journey higher up the volcano in a 16-seater 4x4 vehicle in the company of an Alpine guide.

    Taormina is perched on a cliff top, overlooking two beautiful sweeping bays. During our afternoon excursion there will also be the option to visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theatre. 

  • DAY 3 Syracuse
  • During our included visit to the historic city of Syracuse we'll explore the old town of Ortigia and see the magnificent Greek theatre carved into the hillside.
  • DAY 4 Piazza Armerina
  • The fascinating Villa del Casale, a Roman villa built in the 4th century, is another of the island's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This fascinating structure, located just outside the town of Piazza Armerina, boasts the richest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, and is said to be one of the most luxurious of its kind. We pay a visit en route to our next hotel.
  • DAY 5 Palermo & Monreale
  • Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, boasts a wealth of architecture ranging in style from Arabic to Art Nouveau. During today's included visit browse the bustling markets which sell seafood, souvenirs and antiques. Perhaps take some time to explore the light-filled Capella Palatine chapel which proudly exhibits intricate Byzantine mosaics. 

    Watching over Palermo is the beautiful Monreale Cathedral, one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture in the world. The pleasant yet unremarkable exterior of the cathedral offers no clue as to the exquisite golden paintings and spectacular mosaics you'll discover when you venture inside.

  • DAY 6 Agrigento
  • The ancient town of Agrigento is a spectacular showcase for Sicily's Greek past. On an optional excursion today your Local Guide will introduce you to the Valley of the Temples, one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture, and one of Sicily's major attractions. You'll also discover the fascinating Temple of Concord and the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple built by the Greeks.
  • DAY 7 Cefalù
  • The popular seaside town of Cefalù is set on a rocky headland and boasts lovely sandy beaches. We will visit this pretty fishing port today. It is dominated by one of Sicily's finest Norman cathedrals, which houses some of the island's earliest and best-preserved Byzantine mosaics. This evening, gather with your travelling companions for a farewell get-together.
  • DAY 8 Catania to UK
  • Today we'll transfer to Catania airport for our return flight to the UK.
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways.
  • 7 nights half-board in 4-star hotels 
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners 
  • Specialist Local Guide 
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation 
  • Porterage 
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
18-Apr-2021 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit website
16-May-2021 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit website
06-Jun-2021 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit website
20-Jun-2021 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit website
12-Sep-2021 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit website
03-Oct-2021 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit website

Touring with Just You

Just You are an award winning singles touring holiday specialist. They provide amazing touring experiences for singles, groups of friends travelling on their own who want single rooms and also those who have to travel independently from their partners, but don’t want to travel alone.

Travelling solo is liberating and with the right ingredients it’s the perfect way to see the world. Just You mix everything together to create the ideal travel experience for independent globe trotters. They think it’s a bit like making a cake. A sprinkle of culture, a good pinch of fun, a dash of freedom and a drop of adventure, with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers providing the icing on top.

They’ve been developing itineraries for single travellers for almost a decade. Every trip is hosted by an experienced Tour Manager, while Local Guides add extra insight. They stick to this formula because they know it works. Their customers score them nearly 100% for their knowledge and tell them they’re second to none – an A* in anyone’s book!

With single rooms at no supplement; a meet and greet at the airport; flights or rail included; overseas transfers and other transportation; many meals, exciting excursions, and the option to join in as much or as little as you like, you can’t ask for more.

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This tour is operated by Just You

7 nights from pp exc.flights; per Night
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Group Size:0 - 30
Suitable For: solo travellers
Accommodation:4-star hotel
Difficulty:Leisurely Touring
Meals:15 meals
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