Escorted Holiday & Tour of the Island of Sicily, Italy - Tour Introduction - Stein Travel

Our Escorted Holiday Itinerary for Sicily,

4-11 October 2015


Day 1 : 4 October 2015 

Depart Dublin on an Aer Lingus flight at  15:30.  On arrival at 20:10 in Catania Airport, you will be met by our local guide and taken to our hotel, the 3* Hotel Baia Azzurra. After a welcome meeting and drink, the rest of the day is at leisure. 


Day 2 : 5 October 2015 

After breakfast, half day guided tour to Catania.  Catania is Sicily’s second largest city, with a population of around 300,000. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna.  Mount Etna is ever-present and has to a large extent shaped both the history and the actual existence of Catania. On several occasions volcanic eruptions destroyed the city, the most devastating of which happened in the 17th Century.   The entire old part of town was rebuilt in Baroque style, with large, wide open squares and avenues. The most remarkable aspect, however, was the building material used was: lava.   Catania is essentially a “grey” city and unique in the world for this.  After the guided tour have lunch at leisure.  

Day 3 : 6 October 2015 

After breakfast in the hotel you have a full day of leisure to relax or explore the surrounding area at your own pace. 


Day 4 : 7 October 2015 

After breakfast you will depart for a full day tour of Siracusa. Syracuse (or Siracusa) was the most important city of Magna Graecia. It defeated the mighty Athens in 413 and was home to many a great Greek, including the inimitable Archimedes. At the height of its economic, political and military powers, the city had a population of 300,000 and, according to Cicero, was “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all". 


Day 5 : 8 October 2015

After breakfast enjoy a full day of leisure to relax or explore your surroundings at you own pace.


Day 6 : 9 October 2015 

After breakfast in the hotel depart for a tour of Taormina.  As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view.


Day 7 : 10 October 2015 

After breakfast at the Hotel you have a full day of leisure to relax or explore the region at you own pace. 


Day 8 : 11 September 2015

After breakfast at the Hotel and some last minute sightseeing or relaxation transfer to Catania airport for departure at 21:00



The price for this Escorted Tour is €749 per person sharing, which includes


Return Aer Lingus flights -  4 October  Depart Dublin at 15:30 / Arrive Catania at 20:10

1 carry-on bag per person

Luxury coach travel throughout

7 nights  accommodation in  The 3* Hotel Baia Azzurra

Breakfast each morning & dinner in the evening

Half-day tour to Catania

Half-day Taormina

Full-day tour to Siracusa

11 October Depart Catania Airport at 21:00  / Arrive Dublin 23:50


The single supplement is €169


Booking deposit of €250 per person is due at the time of booking.

The balance is due 8 weeks before departure,  9 August 2015.


Our Escorted Holiday to Sicily

4-11 October 2015 


Tour Introduction

Tour Itinerary

For enquiries about this wonderful Escorted Holiday to Sicily,  please contact us on (01) 517 5990 

Our Hotel in Sicily

The 3* Baia Azzurra



Property Location With a stay at Hotel Baia Azzurra in Taormina (Mazzaro), you'll be minutes from Lido Mazzaro and close to Greek Theatre. This hotel is within close proximity of Spisone Beach and Taormina cable car.

Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite TV is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. 

Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. 



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