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CARNEVALE & Valentine’s Day in Sicily - February 9 - 18, 2018

Carnevale Sicilian Holiday Trip 2018We invite you to join Alfred Zappala and Eszter Vajda of YouMeAndSicily for an exclusive, custom guided tour during Sicily’s majestic Carnevale or “Mardi Gras” and Valentine’s Day.  Carnevale is one of Italy’s biggest winter holidays. This tour is designed for experienced travelers and returning You Me & Sicily guests. Explore the sights and sounds of Sicily as you discover the ancient origins of Carnevale with your Valentine and experience how the locals celebrate.  You will also feast upon the most unbelievable delicacies you can imagine.
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Carnevale Sicilian 2018

~ Where the celebration begins ~

DAY 1 Feb 9: Depart from USA>Catania

DAY 2 Feb 10: Arrival and welcome to CATANIA International Airport by Eszter and Alfred as you begin your exciting Carnevale/Valentines Day experience in Sicily. Private Transfer to Sicilia Residence to check-in, relax and unwind. Eszter will “show you around” the immediate area and you will visit the green-grocer, market, pharmacy, and two cafe’s that are located only a stone’s throw away.  Enjoy a Special Authentic Sicilian Welcome Dinner at Alfred and Eszter’s place where the wine, conversation and laughter will flow as we enjoy the finest view of the sea on their deck and catch up with the local lore.

Carnevale Sicilian Holiday Trip 2018DAY 3 Feb 11:  Breakfast at the Residence then to tour the com-munes of the “Rivera of the Cyclops”, Aci Castello and ACITREZZA. We will eat lunch in Acitrezza then later return to the Residence for a brief rest before departing in the late afternoon for The Carnevale Acireale (Catania), one of the most beautiful and ancient of Sicily. There will be plenty of street food to sample on your own.

DAY 4 Feb 12:
Breakfast at Residence. We depart to SIRACUSA AND ORTIGIA, considered to be one of the most important cities in ancient Greater Greece. Dinner at one of our many tested and approved authentic Sicilian restaurants.


DAY 5 Feb 13: Breakfast at Residence. MARDI GRAS/CARNEVALE concludes in ACIREALE with a day filled with festive activities, celebrations, a parade, live music, street food and more. Dinner at an authentic Sicilian restaurant.

DAY 6 Feb 14: Happy Valentine’s Day! Breakfast at the Sicilia Residence. In the early afternoon, we take the scenic road up to MT. ETNA (weather permitting) with stops in Trecastagni, Viagrande and other mountain towns. We’ll spend a couple hours walking around Etna. Dinner at one of Alfred and Eszter’s favorite Etna village restaurants.

Siclian Trip 2018DAY 7 Feb 15:
Breakfast at the Residence. We will head to TAORMINA the “Pearl of Europe” followed by SAVOCA, where you can have an espresso or your favorite beverage at Bar Vitelli. You’ll enjoy this beautiful town with a beautiful panoramic vista! On the way back, we’ll stop in Giardini Naxos. Dinner at another great local restaurant.

 
DAY 8 Feb 16: Breakfast at Residence. We will tour CATANIA, the city of black and white! We’ll visit the Duomo and walk the famed Via Etnea and get filled with the sights and sounds of city life. We’ll have a great late lunch/dinner

Siclian Trip 2018DAY 9 Feb 17: Breakfast at the Residence. We head to the middle of the island (weather permitting) to the moun-tain town of ENNA. As an alternative, we will go to the Piazza Armerina to the Villa Romana del Casale to see the remains of a Roman villa with an amazing collection of mosaics,  including the infamous “bikini girls”!  We’ll have our fare-well dinner in the evening.

DAY 10 Feb 18: Transport to Catania International Airport for flights.
Ciao and Arrivederci!
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The Carnevale and Valentine’s Day in Sicily tour is exclusively limited to no more than 14 people.
To ensure your spot, book your reservation with Alfred and Eszter TODAY!

Please note: Feb/Mar weather is usually sunny but brisk. We recommend wearing layers. Also, pack sweaters, coat, scarf and gloves . There are ATM’s located nearby, but it is recommend you bring some Euro’s with you. Also, we suggest you bring a European adapter for electronics. When making your reservation, please make us aware of any dietary restrictions so we can plan accordingly, or any health restrictions we should know about. Download a copy of the itinerary!

$2,599.00 LAND ONLY COST

Per person based on double occupancy. $300.00 single supplement
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due November 1st, with FINAL PAYMENT due by January 10, 2018

NOT INCLUDED IN LAND COSTS:
• Tips/Gratuities and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any pre or post hotel nights, car rental, private tours, and airfare
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE is OPTIONAL at an ADDITIONAL COST OF $199.00 PER PERSON. Even with the best intentions, things can happen and for this reason we strongly recommend the purchase of insurance.

CANCELLATION PENALTIES:
Cancellations must be received in writing (can include email). The charges below will apply from the date we receive your written notice.
• The Initial Trip Deposit of $500 per person is fully non-refundable
• 60 to 50 days before departure you will lose 50% of the trip cost or deposit, which ever is greater
• 49 to 11 days before departure you will lose 80% of the cost of your trip
• 10 days or fewer before departure, you will lose 100% of your trip
Price is guaranteed on a minimum of 10 participants.
TOUR IS BASED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S) BY SENDING A DEPOSIT TODAY.
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** Tour Schedule is subject to change based on
weather conditions and client feedback

 


How to book your reservation(s)
SPACE IS LIMITED. BOOK TODAY WITH A DEPOSIT!
BY CHECK:
Send $500 deposit per person payable to You Me and Sicily to:
Eszter Vajda, 22 Railroad Street, #215, Andover, MA 01810

CREDIT CARD PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL:
Eszter Vajda: eszternvajda@gmail.com
Alfred Zappala: alfredzappala1950@gmail.com
CELL: 333 497-9881
WHAT’S APP: 001 978 604 1273

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