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Essential
Northern Sicily

May 7-13, 2023

This seven-day tour is the north coast of Sicily in one beautiful, tasty nutshell. Watch local life unfold in the seaside city of Cefalù. Take in the gorgeous scenery of the Aeolian Islands and set your personal record for volcanoes spotted in one week (three!). This is northern Sicily in all its glory.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 6 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Orientation Walks in Palermo, Cefalù, and Taormina
  • Panarea & Stromboli Islands Boat Excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activites
  • English speaking guide throughout
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Welcome to The Northern Sicily!

Arrive at any time. Tonight, meet your local tour guide and fellow travellers at the welcome meeting, then opt to head out for dinner and enjoy your first Sicilian meal.
Accommodations: Hotel Mediterraneo Palermo

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Palermo/Cefalù

Head out for an orientation walk of Palermo's historic city centre.Continue to Cefalú, often cited as one of Italy's most beautiful townships, and stroll through cobbled streets to a picturesque cove by the beach. With free time, observe local fisherman working on their boats, visit the 12th century Duomo di Cefalú, opt to enjoy an aperitivo with incredible views, or simply wander around this postcard-pretty town which director Giuseppe Tornatore chose to set parts of his much-loved film Cinema Paradiso.
Accommodations: Al Pescatore Hotel Cefalu

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Cefalù/Lipari

Travel to the Aeolian Islands, a small archipelago of volcanic lands known as "the pearls of Italy" for their intriguing natural formations. Named after Aeolus, the god of the winds, spend the next few days exploring pockets of this coastal paradise. Take a car and ferry to reach Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands, and enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt to visit a local beach, or take another short ferry to see Vulcano's active crater.
Accommodations: Hotel Villa Augustus Lipari

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Lipari

Enjoy a free morning in Lipari. Later, head out for an excursion to explore the beautiful islands of Panarea and Stromboli by boat. Swim in the turquoise waters of Cala Junco, stroll through Panarea's scenic whitewashed village, and explore the town of Stromboli before taking an unforgettable sunset cruise. In the night breeze of the open sea, witness active Mount Stromboli's spectacular eruptions.
Accommodations: Hotel Villa Augustus Lipari

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Lipari/Catania

Say goodbye to the Aeolian Islands and ferry back to the mainland, then continue to Taormina, one of Sicily's most visited destinations. After a short orientation walk, enjoy free time to visit the stunning Teatro Greco, an ancient Roman amphitheatre with commanding views of Mount Etna. Travel to Catania and opt to join your CEO for another short walk around the city.
Accommodations: Hotel Centrale Europa

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Catania

Enjoy a CEO led orientation walk to get your bearings in Catania. Afterwards, you'll have free time to continue exploring this town and all of its museums and historic attractions. Maybe visit La Pescheria market or walk the Via Etnea.
Accommodations: Hotel Centrale Europa

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Nothern Sicily
Catania

Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $1999 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $1523 USD
Single Occupancy - $2678 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $2040 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - March 8, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Light Activity
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Airport transfer

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Palermo (PMO)
Depart from Catania (CTA)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Hotel Mediterraneo Palermo

The Mediterraneo Hotel overlooks two very quiet streets and, despite being in the center of Palermo, it is not reached by the noise of city traffic. With entrance in Via Rosolino Pilo, cross of via Ruggero Settimo, the most elegant street in the city, the hotel is located between the Teatro Massimo and Piazza Politeama, prestigious European-renowned theaters, close to the shopping streets, the port and the terminal of buses to / from the airport. The Mediterraneo Hotel boasts a central location that will allow you to discover this fabulous city. The area is full of restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel offers 104 rooms, all with en suite facilities, and a residence of 20 studios. You will also have a bar, a private garage 24h (not bookable and subject to availability).

Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Al Pescatore Hotel Cefalu

The hotel, recently renovated, is equipped with all the comforts that a 3-star hotel can offer and will make you savor a delicious Sicilian-scented holiday right from the reception.

Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Hotel Villa Augustus Lipari

The Hotel Villa Augustus was born as a mill whose product served not only to satisfy the needs of the people of Lipari but also allowed the supply to the surrounding islands. Always owned by the Lords of Albora, in the 19th century the old mill was transformed into the residential villa and residence of the owners. During the Second World War the structure offered refuge and refreshment to the partisan militants who landed on the island. It was precisely this event that suggested to the Prince d'Albora, grandfather of the current owner, the idea of transforming the residence into a hotel in 1950.

Women's Travel Club Northern Sicily
Hotel Centrale Europa

Located in the heart of the historic center of Catania, via Vittorio Emanuele at the corner of Piazza Duomo, the Hotel Centrale Europa overlooks the Piazza Duomo; in this way you can enjoy a suggestive view of the famous cathedral and the eighteenth-century buildings adjacent to it.