Sicilian Highlights Tour 2009

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SICILIAN HIGHLIGHTS TOUR: Optional Excursions (rate and conditions are available on request)

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (Based on a minimum of 2 paying clients)

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Collective) - Optional Excursion: Segesta

Day 2 (Sunday) Palermo/Segesta/Palermo

This afternoon depart for Segesta -- it looks as if it were built yesterday. Segesta's ancient Greek temple makes a valid claim to being the best preserved in the world, and its amphitheatre boasts a hilltop position on Mount Barbaro second to none. The magnificent Doric temple--whose roof was never added and the pillars never fluted-- is impressive as one of the highlights of a large archeological park. The archaeological site reflects the presence of several ancient civilizations, beginning with the elusive Elymians. Later back to Palermo.

GROSS RATE: Euros 40,00 per person  

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (Based on a minimum of 2 paying clients)

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Collective) - Optional Excursion: Etna Volcano Jeep ride with light lunch at farmhouse

Day 5 (Wednesday) Taormina/Mount Etna in Jeep Ride/Taormina

Today  you will be picked up at your hotel by an off-road driver/escort and transferred to Etna Volcano. You will enjoy a lovely Jeep experience through the Etna area: Mount Fontana (view of Bove Valley), the Thieves Cave (grotta dei ladroni), extinct craters of Sartorius Mounts, and lava flow from the 2002 eruption. Light lunch at a farmhouse to taste typical Sicilian dishes. Off-road drive along the Linguaglossa-Castiglione and Alcantara Gorges area. This afternoon return to Taormina hotel. (L)

GROSS RATE: Euros 110,00 per person

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (Based on a minimum of 2 paying clients)

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Collective) - Optional Excursion: Etna Volcano experience with light lunch at Etna Winery

Day 5 (Wednesday) Taormina/Mount Etna Winery/Taormina

A short drive takes us to the main visitor elevation on the slopes of Mt. Etna.  Those interested in experiencing the Etna craters will have the option to purchase cable car tickets on the spot (weather and volcanic conditions permitting)to experience the lava fields and incredible landscape view from Europe’s highest and most active volcano on their own. Then to a winery and farmhouse.  This estate also produces olive oil, grappa, sparkling wine and artisan food.  We indulge in a typical Sicilian light lunch at the farmhouse. This afternoon, back to Taormina. (L)

GROSS RATE: Euros 75,00 per person

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (Based on a minimum of 2 paying clients)

Day 5 (Wednesday) Taormina & Gourmet Cooking Course

(h 9:00AM - h 1:00PM)

This morning independently transfer to a local restaurant in Taormina where we are greeted by Chef Antonio Orlando and Chef Donna Maria. A brief walk takes us to an open air market where we'll purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and all the ingredients necessary for the cooking course. Then back to the restaurant to start cooking. At the end of the cooking course, we will enjoy our scrumptious creations with the perfect compliment—a beautifully paired Sicilian wine.  Dessert follows accompanied by a typical local Dessert wine. (L)

GROSS RATE: Euros 110,00 per person