Palermo, Cefalù and Taormina

Experience the best Sicily has to offer with this 11 day multi-centre, visit ancient Greek amphitheatres, the enjoy the views of mighty Mount Etna, taste the street food and see the beautiful architecture of Palermo and Cefalù's fine sandy beaches.

At a glance

  • Enjoy authentic Sicilian street food in Palermo
  • See Cefalù from the famous La Rocca
  • Visit the ancient Greek amphitheatre with views of Mount Etna
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Palermo

Teatro Massimo in Palermo

Arrive in Palermo airport and pick up your transfer to your hotel, settle in before enjoying some typical Sicilian food in one of the local restaurants.

Where you could stay
Recommended
Palermo, Sicily
Grand Hotel et des Palmes
  • Five star hotel in the heart of Palermo
  • The hotel features a wonderful mixology bar
  • Beautiful views across the city
Palermo, Sicily
Hotel Plaza Opéra
  • Four star hotel in the heart of Palermo, Sicily
  • Beautiful views across the city from the rooftop lounge
  • Tastefully decorated rooms with plenty of facilities
Day 2 : Palermo

Famous fountain of shame on baroque Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

On your first full day in Palermo, we recommend you visit the Cattedrale di Palermo which is a truly fascinating building and sample the local life at Palermo's food markets, be sure to try the Arancini.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Palermo, Sicily
Grand Hotel et des Palmes
  • Five star hotel in the heart of Palermo
  • The hotel features a wonderful mixology bar
  • Beautiful views across the city
Palermo, Sicily
Hotel Plaza Opéra
  • Four star hotel in the heart of Palermo, Sicily
  • Beautiful views across the city from the rooftop lounge
  • Tastefully decorated rooms with plenty of facilities
Day 3 : Palermo - Cefalù

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Car hire is the easiest way to get around Sicily but for those who do not want to drive take a private transfer to your next destination of Cefalù.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Sicily, Cefalu
Cefalù Sea Palace
  • Private beach and fantastic seafront location
  • 10 Minute walk to the historic centre of Cefalù
Sicily, Cefalu
Acacia Resort
  • Located 10 miles from the picturesque fishing town of Cefalù
  • Wide range of sporting activites and family entertainment
Sicily, Cefalu
Hotel Alberi del Paradiso
  • Traditional feel with relaxing pool area and gardens
  • A 15-minute downhill walk from the centre of Cefalù and the sandy beach
Day 4 - 5 : Cefalù

Narrow street in the old town of Cefalu in Sicily, Italy in a beautiful summer day

Relax on the sandy beaches of Cefalù, be sure to visit La Rocca for panoramic views of the town. Cefalù is a quaint historic town with winding medieval streets which are largely pedestrianised, filled with many restaurants serving the freshest fish. 

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Sicily, Cefalu
Baia Del Capitano
  • A quiet retreat near Cefalù'
  • A range of sporting activities available for guests
Sicily, Cefalu
Victoria Palace Hotel
  • A small, contemporary hotel near Cefalù’s wide, sandy beach
  • Just a ten-minute walk from the centre of Cefalù
Recommended
Sicily, Cefalu
Cefalù Sea Palace
  • Private beach and fantastic seafront location
  • 10 Minute walk to the historic centre of Cefalù
Days 6 : Cefalù - Taormina

Taormina is a city on the island of Sicily, Italy. Mount Etna over Taormina cityscape, Messina, Sicily. View of Taormina located in Metropolitan City of Messina, on east coast of Sicily island, Italy.

Travel south-east to your final destination, Taormina. Start off early so you can enjoy a full afternoon exploring the town, stop by one of the many shops on Corso Umberto.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Recommended
Sicily, Taormina
Hotel Excelsior Palace - Taormina
  • A historical hotel, which dates back to 1904
  • Fantastic views of the Sicilian coastline and Mount Etna
  • A minute’s walk from the shops, restaurants and bars in Taormina
Recommended
Sicily, Taormina
Hotel Villa Belvedere
  • Secluded location on the hillsides of Taormina, above the Ionian Sea
  • Just ten minutes from the centre of Taormina and its many attractions
  • Family run and offering great Sicilian hospitality
Recommended
Sicily, Taormina
Hotel Villa Paradiso
  • Family-run hotel with beautiful views of Mount Etna and Bay of Naxos
Day 7 - 10 : Taormina

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Taormina is perched at the top of Monte Tauro in the foothills of Mount Etna on Sicily’s Eastern coastline, between the cities of Catania and Messina. This ancient town offers visitors a view into the past with a number of elegantly preserved historic treasures.

There are many things to see and do in Taormina. Some of the must-see sights are the majestic Mount Etna, the ancient Greek Amphitheatre and the nearby town of Syracuse or even the UNESCO site of Ragusa.

Where you could stay
Recommended
Sicily, Taormina
Hotel Villa Paradiso
  • Family-run hotel with beautiful views of Mount Etna and Bay of Naxos
Sicily, Taormina
Hotel Villa Diodoro
  • Superb location in the old town of Taormina
  • Large swimming pool offering stunning views of the bay and Mount Etna
Recommended
Sicily, Taormina
Hotel Villa Belvedere
  • Secluded location on the hillsides of Taormina, above the Ionian Sea
  • Just ten minutes from the centre of Taormina and its many attractions
  • Family run and offering great Sicilian hospitality
Day 11 : Taormina - UK

Panoramic view of Isola Bella small island near Taormina, Sicily, Italy. Narrow path connects island to mainland Taormina beach surrounded by azure waters of the Ionian Sea.

Travel to Catania airport for your return flight back to the UK.

11 days from £1,575 per person

Price shown includes return flights from London, accommodation in each destination for the duration specified and transfers, trains and/or car hire as required. The price shown represents a from price per person based on two people sharing in low season travel unless otherwise stated. Price is subject to availability and flight seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price shown is for guidance only. To obtain a tailored quote specific for your requirements, please contact one of our Italy Experts.

Practical Information

Flight Information

Flights from the UK to Sicily arrive into Palermo (PMO) or Catania airports. Flights to Palermo are available from London Gatwick and London Stansted and take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes, while flights to Catania depart from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and take just over 3 hours.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
 
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
 
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Details

The price is based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in October 2024. Our Italy Experts can personalise all of our Twin and Multi-Centre holidays for a date and destination that suits you. For a bespoke quote, give one of our Personal Travel Planners a call on 01293 765055.

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