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Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant 01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant

01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

wonders of eastern sicily 10 Beautiful Taormina with views towards Mount Etna
wonders of eastern sicily 3 Filming at Inspector Montalbano's house at Punta Secca
wonders of eastern sicily 4 Our itinerary includes a visit to the historic centre of Syracuse
wonders of eastern sicily 5 The baroque cathedral of San Giorgio towers over the town of Modica
wonders of eastern sicily 6 The second half of your tour is based at the Hotel Principe D'Aragona which also has a pool - perfect for a refreshing dip after a day's sightseeing.
wonders of eastern sicily 7 The Town Hall of Scicli appears as the Police Station in the Inspector Montalbano series
wonders of eastern sicily 8 The winding streets of Syracuse are a delight
wonders of eastern sicily 9 A comfortable room at the Hotel Principe D'Aragona

Wonders of Eastern Sicily

An opportunity to discover the beauty of Sicily with a relaxing stay in inimitable Taormina, followed by visits to the baroque cities of the South East, made famous by the Inspector Montalbano series shown on the BBC.

Tour highlights

Why choose Inghams Italy?

  • All  hotels in central locations – perfect for free time
  • All excursions, trips and entrance fees are included and escorted by local guides
  • Dedicated Tour Managers with Italy expertise
  • Small groups with no more than 26 people
  • 4 nights in 4 star Hotel Ipanema in Taormina followed by 3 nights in 4 star Hotel Principe D'Aragona in Modica
  • Half board included throughout
  • Walking tour of Taormina, with visit to the Greek Theatre
  • Mount Etna and Savoca where The Godfather was filmed
  • Time to relax and enjoy Taormina
  • Visit to the beautiful city of Syracuse and its Greek ruins
  • A full day to visit Ragusa and Scicli, the backdrop to the Montalbano TV series
  • A lovely day to visit the Castle of Donnafugata and Montalbano's house by the sea
  • Wine tasting and typical Sicilian light lunch included

Day 1 | Fly to Catania and transfer to the Hotel Ipanema in Taormina for 4 nights. In the evening meet your fellow travellers and friendly Inghams Explorer Guide.

Day 2 | Walking tour of the centre of Taormina to admire its streets and the Greco Roman amphitheatre with stunning views towards Mount Etna. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 | Mount Etna is Europe's highest active volcano and we climb to 1,900 metres, from where the more adventurous have the chance to take a jeep to a higher level. In the afternoon we visit the typical Sicilian town of Savoca which formed the backdrop to the film The Godfather.

Day 4 | A day at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel pool or perhaps the beach.

Day 5 | Today we leave Taormina and travel southwards to visit Syracuse with its baroque cathedral and fascinating Archaeological Park.

Day 6 | Fans of the TV series, Inspector Montalbano will have noticed the gorgeous settings which include Modica, Scicli and Ragusa. Visit to Scicli, home to the Police Station, and Ragusa, setting for fictional Vigata. These towns are renowned for their beautiful, flamboyant architecture and are now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 7 | A short drive to see the Castle of Donnafugata, home to the mafia boss in the Montalbano series, but also an interesting example of a Sicilian stately home from the 1800s. A quick photo stop at the little seaside town of Punta Secca where Montalbano lives and swims, before enjoying a wine tasting and light lunch of Sicilian specialities.

Day 8 | Transfer to Catania airport for your return flight or pick up a hire car to extend your stay with us in Sicily.

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant - 01483 345 701