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Day 1: Fly UK to Catania, Italy

Arrival at Catania airport, transfer to the planned hotel located in Taormina area Giardini Naxos, Letojanni and surroundings. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Optional excursion to Taormina and Giardini Naxos

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an optional boat excursion that will take you through the most beautiful bays of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. This tour is available at an extra charge and offers a unique opportunity to discover why these areas are beloved by tourists worldwide. During the excursion, you will explore the captivating coastlines of Taormina and Giardini Naxos, known for their small beaches, picturesque bays and intriguing caves nestled within rocky cliffs. Located in the Marine Park of Isola Bella you will find the Blue Grotto, this famous cave invites you to snorkel in its crystal clear waters, revealing a vibrant underwater world. Boarding takes place at the Port of Giardini Naxos. The boat will head towards Cape Taormina, where you can observe the marine life and corals attached to the rocks. The journey then continues to Isola Bella of Taormina, where you'll have a chance to swim in the turquoise waters of this stunning bay. After your refreshing dip, enjoy a delightful aperitif with fresh seasonal fruit onboard. The tour proceeds to the splendid Bay of Mazzarò and the Baia delle Sirene where you can admire luxurious hotels and the extensive beach of Letojanni. This two hour excursion offers breathtaking views and a memorable experience on the Sicilian coast. After the boat tour, you return to the starting point and head back to your hotel for an overnight stay. Reflect on the beauty of the Sicilian coast and the delightful experiences of the day. The boat tour is at an extra charge and is not included in the price of your stay.

Day 3: Godfather and Mafia tour with Sicilan lunch

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, then embark on a captivating journey where you'll explore the plot of the 'Godfather' saga with the story of the real Sicilian mafia. This guided day trip from Taormina to the villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agro promises an immersive experience. Start your tour with a trip to Savoca, strolling through the historic centre with your knowledgeable guide. Here, you'll visit iconic filming locations from 'The Godfather.' See the Vitelli bar, where Michael Corleone met the father of his bride-to-be, Apollonia and the Church of Santa Lucia, where the two celebrated their wedding. As you explore you will learn more about the history of the Sicilian Mafia and its spread throughout Italy. Hear fascinating stories about the wars between mafia clans for control of the territory. Next, you will head to Forza D'Agro, another picturesque village used as a set for the film. After a walking tour, enjoy a delightful lunch at a charming restaurant. Savor a plate of pasta paired with a glass of Sicilian wine from Etna on a terrace overlooking the stunning Sicilian coast. This full day Godfather and mafia tour, includes a Sicilian light lunch with a glass of red wine that is included in the price. There is a convenient meeting point near the hotel, which you can reach independently. End the day with an overnight stay back at your hotel, reflecting on the intriguing blend of film history and real-life stories you experienced.

Day 4: Optional excursion to Mount Etna

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today, we suggest an optional excursion to visit the majestic Mount Etna volcano, a must see destination that comes with an extra charge. Mount Etna, with its surreal lunar landscape attracts tourists year round. In the summer, visitors marvel at its rugged terrain and stunning views, while in the winter, it transforms into a well equipped ski destination, offering a unique experience of fire and snow. These contrasting elements create an evocative, almost magical atmosphere that captivates all who visit. During your excursion, you can also enjoy a tasting of local products, another activity available for an additional charge. This experience allows you to savour the flavours of the region, enhancing your visit to this extraordinary natural wonder.After a day filled with exploration and unique experiences, return to your hotel for an overnight stay, reflecting on the magical atmosphere and unforgettable sights of Mount Etna.

Day 5: Included Sicilian Cannoli tasting in Giardini Naxos with an optional excursion to Catania

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Today, we recommend visiting the historic centre of Catania, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002. Explore Catania's historic centre, where you can admire its stunning Baroque architecture, bustling markets, and vibrant city life. Don't miss key landmarks such as the Catania Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, and the lively fish market, La Pescheria. The city's unique charm and heritage make it a must visit destination. This excursion is suggested for its rich cultural and historical significance, although transfers are not included in the price they should be arranged independently. Before returning to your hotel, make a quick stop in Giardini Naxos to indulge in an authentic Sicilian experience, tasting traditional cannoli. This tasting experience is included in the price and allows you to savour the two types of Sicilian cannoli, renowned for their delicious flavours and creamy fillings. You will need to reach the location independently, but the journey is well worth it for this iconic treat. After enjoying the rich tastes of the cannoli and soaking in the atmosphere of Giardini Naxos, return to your hotel for an overnight stay. Reflect on the day's explorations and the sweet taste of Sicily's most beloved dessert.

Day 6: Fly home from Catania, back to UK

CATANIA Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Catania airport.



Nike Hotel Sicily

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Bed and Breakfast | Double Room

The Hotel is situated in a small bay near the first Greek colonization of Sicily called Naxos. This charming beach hotel offers accommodation and facilities in Mediterranean style, and there are marvellous views of the hillside town of Taormina with its famous Greek-Roman amphitheatre and Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. 55 rooms are on offer and the facilities include air conditioning, a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a breakfast room, a hotel safe, a lift, a bar, a TV lounge, Internet access as well as room service, bicycle rental and parking.The rooms all come with a private bathroom with shower/bath, central heating, a direct dial telephone, a double bed, a hairdryer, a safe and satellite TV. Guests may request rooms with air conditioning, which are available for an extra charge.


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What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare to Catania from various UK Airports
  • Airport transfers
  • 5 Nights accommodation at 4-star Nike Hotel or Similar
  • Full day Godfather and mafia tour with Sicilian light lunch with a glass of red wine
  • Tasting 2 type of Sicilian Cannoli (to be reached independently)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Air and hotel taxes **please note that Tourist Tax or Resort Fees are not included.**
  • Please note, once booked, you will receive your itinerary 14 days prior to departure.

Holiday Highlights

  • Rich History
  • Vibrant Culture
  • Tour Experience