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Best of Italy and Sicily

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-23444
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Palermo, Italy
  • Ends Venice, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
  • Explore Palermo, Agrigento, Pompeii, Capri, Rome, Assisi, Cinque Terre and Florence with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Taormina, Sorrento and Venice
  • Visit the Norman Cathedral at Monreale, the fishing village of Mondello, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Isle of Capri, the excavations at Pompeii, the amazing Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum in Rome and a glassblowing factory in Venice
  • View Palermo Cathedral, the ancient sites of Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence and the Byzantine St. Mark's Basilica in Venice
  • Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri and by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Connect With Locals Join a family owned lemon farm and enjoy a Be My Guest dinner overlooking Mount Etna.
  • Stays with Stories Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli.
  • Dive into Culture Witness the exquisite craft of glassblowing, a delicate tradition that generations of Venetian craftsmen have perfected over the centuries.
  • Dive into Culture Enjoy a private visit inside the Vatican where you will tour the Museo Gregoriano Profano featuring Roman and Ancient Greek antiquities before an exclusive private dinner.
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The Best of Italy and Sicily tour starts in Palermo and ends in Venice. The Best of Italy and Sicily is a city sightseeing tour that takes 15 days taking you from Palermo to Venice and through other destinations in Italy.

Ancient history and fabulous food are the cornerstones of this colourful Italy and Sicily trip. You’ll enjoy all the local seafood flavours in Sicily’s fishing villages, follow the shadow of Mount Etna as you travel around the island and admire the Leaning Tower in Pisa’s Square of Miracles.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Welcome to Palermo
  • Day 2: Enjoy the Views in Monreale
  • Day 3: Journey to Ancient Agrigento
  • Day 4: Onwards to Scenic Taormina
  • Day 5: Taormina Your Way
  • Day 6: Explore Pompeiis Ruins and Sorrento
  • Day 7: A Day on the Isle of Capri
  • Day 8: All Roads Lead to Rome
  • Day 9: Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
  • Day 10: Off to Historic Assisi
  • Day 11: Admire Pisa and on to La Spezia
  • Day 12: Enjoy Colourful Cinque Terre and Florence
  • Day 13: Journey to Venice
  • Day 14: Cruise the Canals of Venice
  • Day 15: Farewell Venice
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Meals
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Guide
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Others
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Ferry across the Straits of Messina to mainland Italy
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Palermo and from Venice are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Italy and Sicily tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Italy and Sicily tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 03 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 December 2022, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Italy and Sicily tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Italy and Sicily tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Small group version of this tour may be available, which limits the group size to generally 29 people.
  • Groups traveling together will be seated together, and face coverings will be required where mandated, otherwise it is the choice of our guests if they wish to wear face coverings when traveling on the coach. Additionally, all surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day, and due to our high performing air filters the air within the coach will be completely filtered and changed every 2-3 minutes
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children aged 5-15, who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit Italy?

    The best time to visit Italy is between the months of April and June as well as from September to October. The weather on the Italian Peninsula during these months is ideal for going out on sightseeing tours, hiking, and exploring treasures stretching from Palermo to the lagoons of Venice. Traveling to Italy during July and August is avoided by many because of the summer heat and crowds, while the period between November to March sees the fewest visitors in big cities. However, these months coincide with the prime skiing season in the Alps, while southern parts of Italy, such as Sicily, remain relatively warm during this time of year. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is Italy expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work? What currency do they use?

    While it is true that Italy is not an expensive destination, it is not exactly a budget destination either. Your vacation funds will go much further in Italy than they would in Scandinavia or the UK, with daily budgets of around USD150 per person sufficient for mid-range travelers who do not want to miss out on any of the country’s most important sights. Most banks have ATM machines (called bancomat) with English language options. All you need to do is look for the US or the UK flag. Plus, most machines accept both Visa and Mastercard. Please keep in mind that you will withdraw your cash in euros, with EUR1 slightly more than its USD equivalent.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

    Citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Japan can visit Italy (along with the free-movement zone of Schengen in the EU) for 90 days as tourists without requiring a visa.

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