Considering the prospect of a Sicily holiday in 2017 but want to see lots of the island? Our multi-centre touring holidays are an ideal solution!
When booking a holiday to Sicily, it is always going to be a challenge settling on a single destination to call home during your stay on the island. There are so many alluring and captivating destinations located in all corners of the island, from those offering a beach paradise or a historical journey back in time, to those set amid beautiful scenery or at the heart of a fascinating city.
If several destinations understandably float your boat, why not consider the notion of a self-drive tour of the island? The advantage of taking a self-drive tour of Sicily is that it allows you to be flexible. You can experience several holidays in one, visiting a number of the island's most famous and popular destinations and attractions, and with your own wheels and on your own watch. We can help you tailor-make your very own self-drive tour itinerary, helping you to choose your destinations and accommodation, so you can experience the enjoyment of shaping your own holiday itinerary, but with the added convenience of utilising our expertise. All you need to do is give our Sales team a call!
To give you a flavour of the kind of itinerary you can shape with us, here's one we put together earlier...
The UNESCO World Heritage Site tour
Sicily's Arab-Norman architecture
Begin your Sicily self-drive tour with a flight into the island's capital city, Palermo, and an introduction to Sicily's range of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is worth spending two or three nights in the north of the island, giving you the chance to admire beautiful architectural feats across the region, such as Palermo Cathedral. You should also use your hire car to pay a visit to Cefalu or Monreale to see their respective cathedrals; both listed under the UNESCO Arab-Norman architecture.
Stay: Spend your time in the north at Acacia Resort, a beautiful 4* escape by the sea.
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Delve into Baroque towns
The South-east of Sicily is famous for its marvellous Baroque architecture, so much so that the 'Baroque Towns of Val di Noto' has been listed as one of the island's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Whether you opt to explore Modica, Noto, Ragusa or all three, it is certainly worth spending a few days here to experience the region's splendour.
Stay: Base yourself in Ispica during your time in Val di Noto, at the Relais Torre Marabino.
Discover more history in Syracuse
Next up on your grand tour of Sicily is the charming city of Syracuse with its famous Ortigia Island, crammed full of impressive landmarks and beautiful architecture. You should also save some time to visit the incredible Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica, containing over 5,000 tombs cut into the rock, dating from the 13th to 7th centuries BC.
Stay: Make Hotel Borgo Pantano your base during your time in Syracuse.
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The final stop
For your final stop on this diverse tour of Sicily, you will visit one of the island's most famous residents, the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Etna. You can choose to climb the famous volcano if you wish, though others may prefer to admire it in the distance from the beautiful and charming town of Taormina; one of the most captivating destinations in Sicily. Once you've got your fill of Taormina and Etna, it will be time to fly home from Catania.
Stay: Admire the views of Mount Etna from the wonderful Villa Angela.
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Does a self-drive adventure of Sicily sound tempting? Give our Sales team a call now on 01489 866994, or for more inspiration, give our Sicily guide a read.
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