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The Splendor of Sicily, Heart of the Med

The Splendor of Sicily 2019

Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Bourbons and many more contributed to the tapestry of Sicilian history that draws so many to explore this ancient island. Join us on an unforgettable journey of faith, culture and history through the beautiful Island of Sicily.

$3,050

Single Supplement: $485
July 5 - 14, 2019
9 Nights, 10 Days
Group size: 16 - 26
Highlights

Palermo – walking tour: the botanical garden, Palazzo dei Normani, Palatine chapel, La Martorana & San Cataldo Cathedral • Monreale: visit the Norman Cathedral  •  Cefalu • Castelbuono • Taormina: St. Catherina Church and Greek Theater • Catania: Castello Ursino, Duomo of St. Agatha (relics of St. Agatha) • Siracusa: Archaeological Park, Archaeological Museum, & Madonna della Lacvrima • Ortygia Island • Noto • Modica • Agrigento: Valley of the Temples • Olive Oil tasting in Selinunte  • Erice  • Estate Wine Tastings  •  Castello di Venere: visit Chiesa Madre, Monte Pellegrino …and more

  • Small pilgrimage groups 16 – 26
  • Private transfer to hotel on arrival/check-in assistance
  • Professional Guide
  • Luxury Coach
  • Audio systems for group guided tours
  • Daily Mass
  • VAT (Value Added Tax)
  • 9 nights accommodations at 4/5 star hotels
  • Wine Tasting – 2 Wine Estates
  • Continental breakfast daily, 1 Lunch, 8 dinners
  • Lunch and dinners include beverages: water/coffee/wine
  • Discount of $50 for each pilgrimage you’ve taken prior to 2018

 

Depart on your transatlantic overnight flight to Europe connecting to Sicily

DAY 1

Arrive in Palermo. We will gather at our hotel for a brief welcome meeting. Then we will begin our Sicilian adventure with a walking tour of Palermo’s streets and churches in the afternoon and visit the botanical garden with cool and shady haven and fascinating plants. We will end our evening getting to know one another at a “Welcome to Sicily” dinner together. (D)

DAY 2

Palermo and Monreale. Visit Palazzo dei Normani with Palatine chapel, La Martorana and San Cataldo Cathedral with mass. Break for lunch. We depart to the hill-topping town of Monreale, renowned for its Arab-flavored cathedral. We will tour the cathedral’s interior of glittering, golden mosaics as well as the story-telling columns of the cloister. Depart for hotel and dinner in Palermo.(B,D)

DAY 3

Castelbuono and Cefalu. After a delicious breakfast, we depart for CastelBuono and visit Norman cathedral with mass. Then we are off to the salty fishing town of Cefalu, tucked beneath a towering cliff, for a relaxing lunch. We depart for Taormina, check-in at our hotel and join the locals for an evening walk through this beautiful city. The evening is capped with an enjoyable dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants. (B,L,D)

DAY 4

Start off our day visiting the Taormina – St. Caterina church, Greek Theater and time for lunch and shopping. Depart for Catania and visit the famous Castello Ursino where we proceed to the Duomo of St. Agatha to celebrate mass. Depart to Siracusa to our lovely hotel and unwind and enjoy a relaxing dinner. (B,D)

DAY 5

Today we visit Syracuse starting with the Neo Arch. Park, Greek Theatre, Catacombs of St. John, Archeological Museum. Mass with be celebrated at Madonna della Lacrima. Depart to Ortygia and visit Duomo. Return to hotel for a cool dip and dinner at hotel. (B,D)

DAY 6

Our day starts with Noto as we discover this medieval town with our guide. Mass follows at the Carmelite church. Lunch in Noto then we head to Modica. We will visit the famous San Giorgio and try some delicious Modica chocolate at a local shop. We will depart for Agrigento for our hotel and dinner. (B,D)

DAY 7

Agrigento and Selinunte. We will gather for mass to start our day today and proceed to visit the world renowned Valley of Temples and stop for lunch. After lunch we will move to Selinunte for our Olive Oil Tasting. Check-in hotel and dinner in Marsala. (B,D)

DAY 8

Erice. Breakfast in hotel, depart to Castello di Venere and visit Chiesa Madre with mass. Break for lunch and taste some delicious Sicilian pastries and cannolis. We will drive to Palermo to come to the close of the day at our hotel with dinner. (B,D)

DAY 9

Palermo. This morning we will start with mass at cathedral and visit Monte Pellegrino followed by lunch. Afternoon will be free to unwind and prepare for our Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

DAY 10

Breakfast and depart Hotel for Falcone Borsellino Airport. (B)
Buon Viaggio!

MedSeas Accommodation

9 night’s accommodations in 4/5 Star Hotels

Tours with luxury, a/c coach

Continental breakfast daily, 1 Lunch, 8 dinners.
Lunch and dinners include beverages: water/coffee/wine

Euros to be collected at check-in – 75€ per person
Discount of $50 for each pilgrimage you’ve taken prior to 2016

The Splendor of Sicily - Heart of the Mediterranean

JuLY 5 -14, 2019
9 Nights, 10 Days

$3,050

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