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Tour Description

  • 8 days
  • selfguided
  • tour

A Sicilian adventure surrounding the town of Taormina. Stay here for 7 nights and enjoy day trips to popular attractions, guided tours and memorable experiences.

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At a glance
  • Stay in Taormina and explore the local area
  • Take day trips to some of Sicily's most popular attractions
  • Visit Mount Etna and enjoy a memorable sunset
  • Guided tours of historical sites

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Taormina

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Map of Day 1: UK - Taormina

Today you head off for the historic, Sicilian town of Taormina which is where you'll be staying for next 7 nights.

Day 2: Taormina

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 2: Taormina

It’s your first day in Taormina, why not spend it getting to grips with your surroundings and explore all the town has to offer. The Greek Theatre is a must see and was once the stage for gladiatorial fights, its history as well as its views make it a top attraction. 
If you’re looking to get out of the main centre one of Taormina’s natural gems is Isola Bella a small island connected by a narrow causeway to the mainland. The rocky cliff edge makes up the unusual shape of the island which is topped with a historic Villa. 
  

Day 3: Taormina, explore Syracuse

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Map of Day 3: Taormina

Today you’ll spend the day in the coastal city of Syracuse. This beautiful city has been built on Roman and Greek foundations, its architecture echo’s the great art of the Renaissance and Baroque era all of which you’ll get to see on a walking tour of the city. One of the highlights of the tour has to be visiting the Greek Theatre, which is the largest in Sicily as well as the cave otherwise known as Dionysius’ Ear. The old town of Ortigia is also on the agenda, quaint, charming and Baroque this town is a great place to explore, with small shops as cafes as well as the ornate Cathedral. 

Day 4: Taormina, Mount Etna

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Map of Day 4: Taormina

After a day exploring Syracuse its time for a real adventure, a trip up Mount Etna and a visit to Alcantara Gorge. On your way to Mount Etna you’ll stop at the Alcantara Gorge, an incredible display of a Lava-stone Canyon. The water at the bottom is framed by amazing rocks and here you can paddle and swim or follow one of the walking trails if you wish. After exploring this unique location you’ll continue to Etna, you’ll stop at several points along the way, your guide talking you through the geology, you’ll also be greeted by outstanding views. The final part of the journey to reach 2900m includes a half an hour walk to reach the crater at the top. 

Day 5: Taormina, Etna Sunset

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Map of Day 5: Taormina

Today you are at your leisure to explore Taormina with an exciting evening excursion in store. You’ll be heading back to Etna to view a beautiful evening sunset (available during the months of June – September) climbing to the crater you’ll see spectacular panoramic views as the sun slowly sets over Sicily. After a memorable sunset you’ll head back down where you’ll get to enjoy a typical Sicilian dinner, accompanied with wine in a mountain chalet. 

Day 6: Taormina, explore Agrigento

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Map of Day 6: Taormina

A day trip to Agrigento is a must when in Sicily. Known for its famous Greek temples, you’ll get to learn the history behind this UNESCO heritage site on a guided tour of the Valley of Temples. Concordia Temple is particularly fascinating as well as the Temple of Zeus. After some free time for lunch in San Leone you’ll head to Piazza Armerina another historic site with the Villa Romana del Casale where you’ll see beautiful mosaics before returning to Taormina.  

Day 7: Taormina

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Map of Day 7: Taormina

It’s your last full day and after a busy few days exploring the area it’s your last chance to see the delights of Taormina. The Piazza IX Aprile is one of Taorminas prettiest Piazzas that connects to one of the main shopping districts, perfect for a stroll and a browse or a chance to pick up some last minute souvenirs. 

Day 8: Taormina - UK

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Map of Day 8: Taormina - UK

After a memorable week of exploring all Taormina has to offer its time to say goodbye and head home.

Extend Your Stay

Take in more of the destination or relax in a spa at the end of your trip by adding few extra nights stay in one of these hand picked hotels.

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Flight Information

The closest airport to Taormina is Catania (CTA), which is about 1 hour from Taormina and Taormina Mare. Direct flights to Catania are available from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and take approxmimately 3 hours.