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Tour Description

  • 8 days
  • suggested
  • multi-centres

Combine relaxing days by the sea-shore with ancient Greco-Roman ruins and medieval buildings in this twin centre of Sicily's most celebrated destinations.

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At a glance
  • Relax on the picture perfect beaches of Cefalu
  • Dine at traditional trattorias throughout your trip
  • Take on Rocca Mountain for stunning views

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Cefalu

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Map of Day 1: UK - Cefalu

Arrive at Palermo’s Falcone Borsellino Airport and travel onwards to the spectacular Cefalu (approx. 1 hour). Check in to your hotel before taking a stroll along the beachfront for your first glimpse of Cefalu’s immense Rocca mountain. Enjoy a low-key meal at one of the town’s authentic trattorie for your first night in Italy.

Day 2: Cefalu

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Map of Day 2: Cefalu

Relax in Cefalu during the morning, before embarking on the pre-bookable Castelbuono excursion. Wander through the medieval town centre and visit the majestic castle, steeped in history from hundreds of years of ownership. Afterwards, enjoy a local wine tasting accompanied by traditional antipasti before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Day 3: Cefalu

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Map of Day 3: Cefalu

We recommend filling your third day with some serious downtime on Cefalu’s sun-drenched beachfront. Rent out a boat and tour the coast, sample some local specialities at one of the seaside restaurants, and lounge in style on a beach lounger. 

Day 4: Cefalu

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Map of Day 4: Cefalu

Today can be spent exploring the town's medieval district, complete with a remarkable Duomo that’s renowned for its Byzantine mosaics. Continue the culture crush by visiting the nearby Museo Mandralisca, before grabbing lunch at a pavement cafe. In the afternoon, take on the Rocca mountain, which rears high above Cefalu, and promises stunning views from the top.

Day 5: Cefalu – Taormina

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Map of Day 5: Cefalu – Taormina

Leave Cefalu far behind, as you travel northeast to the beautiful town of Taormina – Sicily’s famously picturesque hillside town (approx. 2 hours). Upon arrival, check in to one of our extensive range of hotels before heading to Corso Umberto - Taormina’s main street. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the side streets and boutiques, before dining at a traditional trattorie and admiring the spectacular Church of St. Giuseppe in the moonlight.

Day 6: Taormina

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Map of Day 6: Taormina

Today we recommend starting off with the spectacular Romanesque Teatro Greco; located on a cliff edge overlooking the bay, the theatre is a regular venue for opera and ballet performances as well as pop concerts and fashion award ceremonies. Next stop, head down the hillside to the beautiful Isola Bella beach – a lovely pebble beach facing the tiny island of Isola Bella itself.

Day 7: Taormina

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Map of Day 7: Taormina

Head along the coast to neighbouring Giardini Naxos – an energetic seaside town best known for its long stretch of beach and laid-back beach scene. Spending the day here, exploring the historic attractions including the 15th-century Vignazza Tower and 16th-century Schiso Castle, before dining in style by the waterside and enjoy gelato as the sun sets.

Day 8: Taormina - UK

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Map of Day 8: Taormina - UK

Travel back to Falcone Borsellino Airport (approx. 3 hours) or to Catania Fontanarossa Airport (approx. 1 hour) and board your return flight home.

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Flight Information

The closest airport to Cefalu is Palermo (PMO), which is about 1 hour 30 minutes from Cefalu. Direct flights to Palermo are available from London Gatwick and take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes.