THE WONDERFUL PALERMO

July 3rd – July 6th 2023

An Amazing holiday  break to the most spectacular Sicilian capital Palermo  ,visiting  also Erice, , Le Saline  di Trapani,  Cefalu, Cerda,   Monte San Pellegrino,  ,  Catania  etc…

“The Kingdom of the sun” (the name given to the Sicilian Capital)  has been a cultural melting pot since Phoenicians and Greeks fought over it in the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. It has a relatively recent “made in Italy” identity. In 2018 it basked under the banner of Italian Capital of Culture, hosting the prestigious Manifesta contemporary art biennale and helping regenerate its waterfront.

We shall be staying at the popular Resort  Citta’ del Mare  in Terrasini which definitely provides us the hospitality and comfort we need  for  this  time of the year. Time for relaxation , fun , organized animation , good food and the inspiration you need to relax. THIS IS THE SPECIAL Holiday for the whole family exactly  when Summer Holidays have just started.

Day 1

Monday – July 6th

Group meets at Malta International Airport at 3.30am.  Departure on AirMalta flight KM 640   to Catania  is at 6 am  On arrival at 6.40 am in Catania  we board our coach and proceed to

 Caffe’  Parisi  for a quick breakfast  . Then  we start  on our way to  Cefalu’ , a great Tourist mecca  where  we visit the centre  . From here we proceed to Cerda for a  special meal  based on locally produced  artichokes , a really mouth- watering delicacy(This will have to be paid  extra for those who wish to join). After this we proceed to Citta’ del Mare  our  special resort where we take our rooms and  have some rest. Free  time get to know this resort better and join  in the fun and animation provided. Dinner  will be served later on in the evening

Day 2

Tuesday – July 7th

This morning after our buffet breakfast we leave for   a  really amazing part of North west Sicily. . We shall continue on our way to Le Saline di Trapani that are also a nature reserve. Next destination is Erice, an  unforgettable medieval  hilltown with ancient origins in Sicily, close to the port city of Trapani. There was also a Temple of Venus here in Erice which is 750 m above sea level. Later in Hotel we meet for dinner in the panoramic restaurant on the top floor.

Day 3

Wednesday – July 8th

After our buffet breakfast today we are off for Cefalu’ This place is a major tourist attraction. Here  today  besides a stop for lunch at a famous restaurant that specialises in  the preparation of artichokes in all ways possible (besides other culinary delicacies) we also have the opportunity to go round this magnificent place where so many tourists spend their summer holidays Time for souvenir shopping and also for relaxation before we start on our way  to Palermo.   Back in Hotel, a mouth-watering delicious dinner awaits us this evening.  Free time after dinner .Here we might  find the opportunity to  reach Via Maqueda built in 1600, an artery connecting the north of the city to the south. This has recently been pedestrianized and makes the perfect place  for a “passeggiata” any time of the day. Take the time to visit the patisserie, where the walls are decorated by Ernesto Basile the artist who painted the Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele Opera  House. This is the third largest opera house in Europe after Paris and Vienna

Day 4

Thursday – July 9th

After buffet breakfast, we leave hotel for Piazza San Domenico from where we can start  a cultural guided tour of the city of Palermo . Here, we will have various stops to visit places and spots of great historical and cultural interest. From here we shall proceed to Monte San Pellegrino perched high up on a mountain  on the city of Palermo. Here we visit the Church dedicated to the Patron Saint of Palermo, Santa Rosalia, This is where so many pilgrims  come to pray and where we see so many testimonies of Faith and Miracles.   Time to start on our way to Catani Fontanarossa  Airport   for  our check in on  Airmalta flight scheduled to leave Catania at   22. 10. Our arrival in Malta is expected at 22.50

Price  €599  includes:

  • Return trip by Airmalta flights. All taxes  and service charge included.
  • Fully air conditioned luxury five star coach for the whole duration of the trip.
  • 3 nights accommodation H.B. (buffet breakfast and dinner) in a most comfortable MODERN FOUR STAR  LUXURY  HOTEL in Palermo.
  • All excursions are included as per program .
  • A well experienced tour leader to guide and accompany the group.

Children under 12 years of age (when accompanied by two adults) will be given a special discount.

 

Single supplement 75 euro for whole trip.

 

N.B. Not included in price (if any) are entrance tickets to funparks, discos, museums, cable cars etc….

Please call for information and ask for any help you may need  99499072 – 21414788

EARLY BOOKING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

SEATS ARE LIMITED  SO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!!