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✈ SICILY | From Palermo to Catania - In the Footsteps of the Godfather 4* - Car rental included

✈ From Palermo to Catania - I...

Included in this deal :

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • Flights departing from the city of your choice(with the With transportation deal)
  • Category B car rental for the duration of your stay

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GODFATHER

Sicily is Europe's gateway to Africa and the largest island in the Mediterranean. It is an island of full of tradition and superb landscapes.

Volcanic islands, nature reserves, and wild beaches... It is surely the most enchanting and distinctive island in the Mediterranean.

Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
Day 2: Palermo
Day 3: Palermo - Agrigento
Day 4: Agrigento - Syracuse
Day 5: Syracuse - Ragusa - Modica - Syracuse
Day 6: Syracuse - Taormina - Catania
Day 7: Catania - Etna or Taormina - Gioiosa Marea - Catania
Day 8: Catania - return

Your tour itinerary may be subject to modifications or changes depending on local requirements.

Health measures relating to Covid-19

All our partners (hotels, transfers, activities, etc.) are committed to complying with the health and safety measures relating to the Covid-19 crisis. Please note that measures differ from country to country and may be subject to change according to government directives. Certain services may be unavailable as a result of these measures.

Your accommodation

During your trip, you will be accommodated in the following four-star hotels (local standards) or other accommodation in a similar category (subject to availability):
PALERMO REGION: four-star Hotel Garibaldi, four-star Hotel Vecchio Borgo, four-star Mercure Centro in Palermo, four-star Magaggiari Hotel Resort in Cinisi or similar
Around AGRIGENTE: four-star Grand Hotel Mosè, four-star Kore in Agrigento Village Mosè, Villa Romana in Porto Empedocie or similar
Around SYRACUSE -RAGUSE: four-star Best Western Siracusa in Mellili-Syracuse, four-star Mediterraneo in Ragusa, four-star Modica Palace, four-star Pietre Nere Resort in Modica or similar
Around CATANIA - ETNA - TAORMINA: four-star Villa del Bosco in Catania, four-star Villa Itria in Viagrande-Catania, four-star Etna Golf Resort in Castiglione di Sicilia, four-star Mareneve Resort in Linguaglossa, four-star Esperia Palace in Zafferana Etnea, four-star President Park in Acitrezza, four-star Magueri in Acireale or similar
Hotels are given as a guide only and may be changed without notice.
Room capacity:
- Single room
- Double Room: maximum 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child (from 2 years old to under 11 years old) or 2 adults + 1 child (from 2 years old to under 11 years old).
- Triple Room: 3 adults

Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
Arrive at Palermo airport, pick up your car, and head for the vibrant city of Palermo. Check in at your hotel and, depending on your arrival time, take a walk around the city. Dinner not included. Overnight stay at your hotel in the Palermo area.

Day 2: Palermo
Breakfast at the hotel. Our suggestions: a full day that will begin with a visit to the Cathedral before continuing on to the Royal Palace or the "Palace of the Normans", originally built by the Arabs in the 10th century and extended by the Normans and Spaniards. Don't miss the Palatine Chapel. Lunch of your choice before continuing to Monreale to visit the cathedral and the magnificent cloister, a masterpiece of Byzantine and Arab-Norman art. The journey will continue to Monte Pellegrino where you can visit the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. You will end the day in Mondello, where you can stroll around and enjoy a delicious Sicilian ice cream. Dinner not included. Overnight stay at your hotel in the Palermo area.

Day 3: Palermo - Agrigento (170 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Our suggestions: after breakfast drive to the city of Agrigento, where you can visit the magnificent Valley of the Temples built in the fifth century B.C., recognized today as a UNESCO site of Outstanding Universal Value. Dinner not included. Overnight stay at your hotel in the Agrigento area.

Day 4: Agrigento - Syracuse (220 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Our suggestions: leave for the region of Syracuse, and in the afternoon start the visit of this ancient Greek colony, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be able to admire the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ear of Dionysus, the Latomies of Paradise, the Altar of Hieron, etc. Continue the visit to the historical centre located on the island of Ortigia, the Temple of Apollo, the Baroque Dome created on top of an ancient temple, the Fountain of Arethusa, etc. If the weather permits, we recommend you to continue to the town of Noto, capital of the Sicilian Baroque, known as the Stone Garden. Here you can admire the beauty of the churches, the Convent of Santa Chiara and the Cathedral destroyed by the earthquakes and rebuilt even more beautiful than before. Dinner not included. Overnight stay at your hotel in the Syracuse area.

Day 5: Syracuse – Ragusa - Modica - Syracuse (180 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. A new action-packed day exploring the beautiful cities of Ragusa and Modica. They were destroyed by a terrible earthquake in 1693 and were rebuilt according to late Baroque principles. Visit to Ragusa Ibla, one of the most important cities for Italian art thanks to its various artistic and archaeological sites. Continue the journey towards Modica, which is famous for its churches and cathedral but is also the Italian capital of chocolate! Dinner not included. Overnight stay at your hotel in the Syracuse area.

Day 6: Syracuse - Taormina - Catania (170 km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Head back out on the road in the direction of Catania. If you have time, make sure you stop off in Taormina, a real gem with an incredible view of the sea and Mount Etna. Take a stroll through the narrow streets and visit the Greek theatre from where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of Etna and the Ionian Sea. Dinner not included. Overnight stay at the hotel in the Catania area.

Day 7: Catania - Etna or Taormina - Gioiosa Marea - Catania (70 to 350 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Suggested visits: for an action-packed day you can discover Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe (3,345 metres). At 1,800 metres you'll reach the Sapienza refuge where you can see the "crateri silvestri" craters. There is an amazing range of wildlife and along the way you can admire the lunar landscapes. For centuries the volcano has created a unique place where nature, culture and history blend perfectly. You can go up to 2,800 metres in the cable car or with the 4X4 bus (to be paid for and booked on site). You can also explore the villages of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò where Francis Ford Coppola shot several scenes from the film The Godfather. Continue to Taormina, if you haven't yet been able to visit this charming coastal town. Then, if time permits, you can go along the coast to relax on one of the beautiful surrounding beaches or head towards the coastline of Gioiosa Marea, which stretches for about ten kilometres and is dotted with beaches and rocks bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. From Gioiosa Marea to San Giorgio, you can pass through Capo Calavà, a sandy beach with turquoise water, in wonderful natural surrounding. The water is transparent and there is a multitude of things to discover if you would like to do some for snorkelling! Dinner not included. Overnight stay at your hotel in the Catania area.

Day 8: Catania and return
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a little more of your day before heading to Catania airport and returning your hire car. Have a safe trip back! Please note: we suggest you choose a return flight scheduled for during the day so that you can enjoy your last morning in Sicily and return your hire car in complete peace of mind.

Your formula



Your meal plan for the self-driving tour:
During your self-driving tour you can start the day off on the right foot with the breakfast-included package.

Your car hire



This offer includes the hire of a category B car. Please provide us with the full name of the main driver.
Once your booking is confirmed, please provide us with the full name of the main driver. Any changes made to the main driver's name after the booking is confirmed will be subject to a charge (please read the car hire details in full).
The hire car will be picked up from Palermo airport and returned to Catania airport.
The car must be returned at the same time as the pick-up, any delay longer than 29 minutes will be subject to a one-day supplement based on the official local rate applied by the rental company, to be paid on site.
Your rental includes:
- Insurance with excess, covering the following risks: €1,500.00, fire and excess of €2,700.00
- Unlimited mileage
- Airport fees, CDW, THW, One Way included in Sicily, TAX, LAF and VAT
Your rental does not include:
- Fuel, any parking fees
- Fines (fines will be billed by the hire company directly)
- Baby or child seats
-Satnav
- Charge for modifying the main driver's name

Option of choosing a higher category car for an extra charge, such as a Fiat 500L (or similar) or Station Wagon (with more room for luggage).
Very important:
Car hires rates are calculated in 24-hour increments. Therefore, if the car is returned after the pick-up time, an additional day's hire must be calculated and added to the rate, which is why the hire company will charge the official price for the additional day directly on site: the car must be returned at the same time as the pick-up time.
The driver must be between 25 and 75 years of age and hold a driver's license that has been valid for at least a year.
The car must be returned with a full tank of fuel. A credit card deposit will be required upon pick-up of the car.
The customer is required to present a credit card in the name of the main driver as a guarantee. Debit cards or AMEX cards will not be accepted.
You will be asked at the counter for: a credit card in your name and driver's license valid for at least one year. Your driver's license must be valid.
Important note for car hire:
Please provide us with: the driver's name, the driver's age (minimum 25 years old), your flight number, arrival time, the pick up/drop off location for the car.
We will not be responsible for any additional insurance with the car rental company on site.
- The rental company reserves the right to refuse a driver for reasons of safety, legality or local imperatives. The final decision to accept the main driver's license is at the sole discretion of the lessor.

Useful information



Depending on your flight schedule, one night may be spent on board, meaning 8 days or 9 days/7 nights.
All excursions mentioned in the program are suggestions and are not included in the offer (unless otherwise mentioned).
- We recommend for your outbound flight that you choose a flight arriving in the afternoon to give you enough time to pick up your car hire, and for your return flight to choose a time during the day in order to enjoy your last morning in Sicily.
- The tour itinerary may be subject to modifications or changes according to local requirements.
- This is a suggested itinerary. No visits or excursions are included in the offer (unless otherwise indicated).
Similarly, distances are given as an indication and may vary according to the itinerary chosen by each person.

Good to know

If you are travelling alone, you will be asked to pay a surcharge for a single room. This additional charge will be automatically included in your quote.
Child rates will be applied for children from 2 to 12 years old in the case where the child shares the room with two adults. If the child is travelling with just one adult, the surcharge may be applied on an adult basis. If your child or children do not fit into the age group mentioned above, the rate will be communicated to you at the time of processing your order. If the room is equipped with a bunk bed, the bed height is not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
For safety reasons, the wellbeing facilities of most establishments are not accessible to children under 16 years old. Similarly, it is possible that some amenities or services require an additional charge or are unavailable for exceptional reasons.
Unless otherwise stated in the service description, activities and any additional services available at destination, are provided in the language of the destination country and in English.
The opening times and hours of the activities, restaurants and bars are provided as an indication only and may be subject to change. Contact the reception desk in order to be informed of any changes. Please note that alcohol abuse is harmful to your health, and is to be consumed with moderation.
You must be of legal age and able to produce an identification document in order to enter the casinos. Appropriate dress is required. We remind you that gambling may involve risks of isolation, indebtedness, and dependency... Call 09 74 75 13 13 (no surcharge).
Any additional special requirements the traveller may request which are not included in the travel service description will be communicated to our service provider. Sending this information does not imply acceptance and PerfectStay.com cannot be held responsible for the fulfilment of these special requests. Only the service provider of PerfectStay.com can access this request on location and any additional costs may be paid locally by the traveller.
Unless expressly stated in the description of the services and accommodation, the hotel is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Transportation

Choose an offer and, according to your preferences, opt for a seat in economy, business or first class.
See the 'View flight info' section for details on each trip.
In order to best organise your time in the airport, we advise that you arrive 2 hours before boarding for a medium-haul flight, or 3 hours before boarding for a long-haul flight (more than 5 hours). Take advantage of your early arrival to pass through security and check your luggage.
You will be informed whether or not luggage is included at the time of your booking.
You will have the opportunity to add additional luggage for a fee.
There are several different cities that are typically offered as departure points. Your arrival destination will show in your travel documents.
Depending on the flight schedule, some arrivals or returns may be made at night with early arrival or late departure. You will not always be able to have your room available immediately and will need to refer to the check-in and check-out conditions of the hotel.
In the event that your transfer is not included in your hotel reservation, it may be offered at the time of your reservation as an additional option. Unless specifically mentioned, transfers may be made in groups of 15 to 55 people.
Important: the modification or the cancellation of a booking is only possible within the limits and including the fees outlined in our general conditions of sale.
Thank you for kindly taking note of the CO2 emissions produced by your means of transport: http://eco-calculateur.aviation-civile.gouv.fr

Travel formalities

The following details apply to any British citizen who, during a trip sold by PerfectStay goes to a foreign country. The following is a resource directing you to information related to your travel formalities (identification documents, vaccines, VISA, safety, travel advice, etc.), and may be subject to change. Please note that Brexit negotiations are likely to include travel document modifications, therefore please regularly check most updated information. Please see official resource for British citizens wishing to travel:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The official UK Foreign Travel site has updates on safety and security, including incidents such as pickpocketing and robbery, along with larger incidents such as measuring the risk of terrorism.
Detailed country by country here:
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

If you are travelling with minors, please be sure to verify whether or not you will require a consent: https://www.gov.uk/permission-take-child-abroad

Please note that these details serve as a guiding resource in order to ensure that you have access to important information in order to pursue the necessary travel formalities required before travelling abroad with PerfectStay. Please note that PerfectStay will not engage in obtaining travel documents for you, such as visas, and you are solely responsible for knowing the potential health risks you may face in the course of your travels for which you may require vaccinations or medications. PerfectStay is not responsible for ensuring your travel formalities are properly undertaken and will only act as an intermediary directing you to resources which have been known to provide reliable information concerning travel formalities specific to British citizens.


VACCINE
For information concerning travel health requirements (vaccinations, health risks, etc.) please see the following resources:
https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries
https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/travel-vaccinations/

VISA
For the latest information on which travel documents (visas, passports, etc.) British citizens will require by destination, please see the following resources:
https://visacentral.co.uk/visa-quick-check
https://www.passportindex.org/comparebyPassport.php?p1=uk&fl=&s=yes
https://www.travisa.com/Visa_Search

ID
Please be sure to verify that your necessary Identification documents (passport and/or ID card dependent upon the country to which you will be travelling) have valid expiration dates, i.e. verify your ID documents have not yet expired. Also, be sure to remember to bring these necessary documents with you. It is also recommended to make copies of all travel documents in the event of an emergency.

Travel documents

Once your reservation has been made, you will receive a confirmation e-mail before your travel documents are sent.
Regarding the transport documents (in the case of a reservation with transport included), we will provide you with all the information relating to check-in and luggage in the "Your travel documents" email, allowing you to leave with peace of mind.
To take advantage of all your reserved services (hotels, transfers, activities, etc.), you will receive one or more exchange vouchers to be presented to each supplier.
The contact details of the establishment will be specified in these documents, to help make your arrival at your destination as straight-forward as possible.

✆ Need help finalising your booking?

NEED HELP FINALISING YOUR BOOKING?
020 3318 2660
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Fine Print


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