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Sicilian Cultural Holiday Tour September 13th - 24th, 2018

We invite you to join us, Alfred Zappala and Eszter Vajda of YouMeAndSicily for a truly tailor-made fully escorted tour of northwestern and northcentral Sicily. There is simply no place on earth like Sicily where visitors are charmed by the art, cuisine, wine, history, people and scenic views. Our passion is helping people discover the many aspects of a culture that traces its roots back to the Greeks, Arabs, Turkish, Spanish, Romans and Normans. This tour is designed for the experienced traveler and our returning guests.  Download a copy of the itinerary!

~ Your Sicilian Cultural Journey ~

DAY 1 Sept 13:  Depart from USA>Palermo

DAY 2 Sept 14: Arrival and welcome by Alfred and Eszter to Palermo International Airport as you begin your exciting Sicilian Cultural Holiday Tour. You will be transported to your villa in the  CEFALU’ area, check-in, relax and unwind. We will have a Special Sicilian Welcome Dinner at a great local restaurant. B,D

DAY 3 Sept 15: Enjoy a typical Sicilian breakfast of espres-so, cappuccino, cornetto and local fare. We will then leave for the  majestic hill city of ENNA, in the center of Sicily. You will be swept away as we travel through the beautiful Sicilian countryside. We will visit the ancient Lombardy castle, stroll the wondrous cobblestone streets, stop for espresso and enjoy the best ricotta canolli you will ever taste. Later in the evening, we will partake in a wonderful  dinner at an authentic Sicilian restaurant. B,D

DAY 4 Sept 16: After breakfast, we will head for CEFALU’, famous for its Norman Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guide will take us to the majestic Duomo and you will be amazed at one of the finest mosaic works in Sicily that adorn the walls and arches. After the guided tour, we will have free time to explore the village and do some shopping. or walk along the famous beach promenade.  Dinner that evening at another great restaurant. B,D

DAY 5 Sept 17: After breakfast, we will spend the day touring PALERMO. You will experience the sights, sounds and amazing smells of Sicily’s largest and most famous city. Palermo has been named the Italian Capital of Culture for 2018. We will visit the major attractions, including the  famous open market where you can sample Palermitan street foods, the Duomo, the Royal Palace of Palermo, Teatro Massimo and more. In the evening, we will dine in a great Palermo Restaurant. B,D

DAY 6 Sept 18: After breakfast, you can enjoy a leisure morning by the pool and sea. In the afternoon, we depart for Greater Palermo to tour the Cathedral of MONREALE, another spectacular example of Norman, Arab and Byzan-tine architecture when we visit the Duomo and surround-ing area. B,D

DAY 7 Sept 19: After breakfast, you can again enjoy the pool and warm Sicilian sun! In the afternoon, we will  depart for an authentic Sicilian Cooking Demonstration! We will tour the area until dinnertime and enjoy a scrumptious  dinner at a wonderful restaurant. B,D
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DAY 8 Sept 20: After breakfast, we head east to the province of Messina and stop at some beautiful coastal villages along the way before visiting the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna of TINDARI, located high atop a sweep-ing bluff. Afterward will depart to a wonderful winery for tasting and sampling of some excellent Sicilian wines.  Dinner that night at a fantastic Sicilian restaurant. B,D

DAY 9 Sept 21: Following breakfast, we head to western Sicily to the quaint resort of SAN VITO LO CAPO, world famous for their cous-cous festival and rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. This is a fun time and always one of the highlights of the trip. We will dance and dine on the beach all afternoon. Dinner that night at a fantastic Sicilian restaurant. B,D

DAY 10 Sept 22: This morning following breakfast, we will climb a high mountain and visit CASTELBUONO, a beautiful Spanish-influenced town with a gorgeous  castle and breath-taking views. Truly a remarkable experi-ence! Then we had to SANTO STEFANO DI CAMASTRA to visit this small and quaint town noted for its ceramic makers. Dinner at a great Sicilian restaurant. B,D

DAY 11 Sept 23: We will enjoy our last day in Sicily exploring the MADONIE REGIONAL NATURAL PARK where you will see stunning views and have an oppor-tunity to hike. The park is located between Palermo and  Cefalu’ and covers over 39,000 acres, beautiful scenery and great photo opportunities. Shall we pack a picnic? In the evening we’ll have our farewell dinner. We hope you will fondly remember this unusual excursion to paradise! B,D

DAY 12 Sept 24: Transfer to Palermo Airport for flights. B
Ciao and Arrivederci!

The Sicilian Cultural Holiday Tour is exclusively limited to no more than 15 people.
To ensure your spot, book your reservation with Alfred and Eszter TODAY!
Please note: September weather is usually hot and humid. 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 reserva-tion, please make us aware of any dietary restrictions so we can plan accordingly, or any health restrictions we should know about. A current U.S. Passport is required. 

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$2,799.00



LAND ONLY COST
Per person based on double occupancy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


$300.00 single supplement
A non-refundable deposit of
$500 per person is due June 1st, with FINAL PAYMENT due by August 1, 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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