Teatro Greco, Taormina with Mount Etna in the background, Sicily
Caption: Teatro Greco, Taormina with Mount Etna in the background, Sicily
Caption: Statue of fallen Icaro & Concordia Temple in the Valley of Temples, Sicily
Caption: Taormina, Sicily
Caption: The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Caption: The Grand Canal, Venice

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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility or require a wheelchair/mobility scooter.
Destination: Enticing Italy
From Milan to Sicily
Duration: 17 day / 16 nights
Flight information: Please arrange your flights to arrive into Milan Malpensa Airport [MXP] on Day 1 and depart from Palermo Airport [PMO] on Day 17
Pickup location: Milan Malpensa Airport [MXP]

Overview

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After visiting the very best of Northern Italy, why not extend your stay and discover Sicily!

A fantastic tour offering all that is the very best of Italy. On our journey from Milan to Palermo we will visit the classic cities of Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Rome. See spectacular Lake Maggiore, experience the magnificent scenery of Tuscany, walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors. We'll sample traditional food and wine, explore iconic buildings such as the Colosseum, St Mark's and the Leaning Tower of Pisa and visit some of the world's most famous museums that Italy has to offer. Then we will journey over to Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands. Its rich history is reflected in sites like the Valley of the Temples and the Byzantine mosaics at the Cappella Palatina, a former royal chapel in the capital city Palermo. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Taormina with its magnificent Greek Theatre and, not to forget, Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes. Sicily's pastries and desserts (dolci) are famous for their richness, and in the Sicilian heat why not try the refreshing drink granita di limone (ice and lemon slush) or enjoy a glass of Marsala, Sicily's most well-known wine.

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What's included

  • One way domestic flight: Rome Fiumicino Airpot [FCO] - Catania Fontanarossa Airport [CAT]
  • Meet & Gree on arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport
  • Accomodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers/touring and excursions in air-conditioned deluxe motor vehicles including necessary ZTL permits.
  • All entrances, English-speaking guides and visits as indicated in the programme.
  • Porterage at all hotels including luggage assistance for the Venice boat transfers (1 piece per person)
  • Tourist taxes
  • Services of a Big Journey Company Tour Director throughout

What's not included

  • Flights to arrive into Milan Malpensa Airport [MXP] on Day 1 and depart from Palermo Airport [PMO] on Day 17
  • ATOL Protection
  • Additional food and beverage unless otherwise included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Optional excursions/entrances
  • Gratuities 
  • Any COVID tests or related entry & exit requirements

Important information

  • Please note, flights to/from Italy are not included in this package. The Big Journey Company would be happy to provide a quotation for your flights - please contact us for further details
  • Please let The Big Journey Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2pm and check out is before 11am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable and final payments are due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Journey Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

The big journey promise

The big journey company was set up with one goal in mind, to share our passion for inspirational cultures, destinations and experiences. Over the last 10 years we have had the privilege to escort thousands of travellers on awe inspiring and sometimes life changing journeys. Our promise to every guest who joins us is that we will do everything possible to make sure your journey not only exceeds expectations but delivers at least one moment of true amazement.

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