December 21: Arrival and welcome to CATANIA International Airport. You will be greeted by Eszter and Alfred to begin your Christmas in Sicily adventure. Private transfer to the Sicilia Residence . Eszter will “show you around” the immediate area. You’ll visit the green-grocer, the market, pharmacy, and two cafe’s located within a stone’s throw away. Later in the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a pizzeria.
December 22: After breakfast we’ll visit CATANIA, walk the famed Via Etnea visit the Christmas Market and get filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas in Sicily. We’ll have dinner at one of our favorite fish restaurants “Antica Sicila”.
December 23: Breakfast at the Residence. In late morning, we will venture off to see two of the most important cities in ancient Greater Greece, SIRACUSA and ORTYGIA. Once the most powerful city-state in antiquity, today you will walk the quaint streets, see the Duomo, visit their market, and experience life as it was two millennia ago. Dinner at a local restaurant. Next we will head to Noto another baroque jewel. This town has an impressive collection of Baroque churches and buildings. Dinner at a local restaurant. Here our episode on with its rich history.
December 24: Breakfast at the Residence then off to TAORMINA in the Province of Messina, the Pearl of Europe. First we stop in Giardini Naxos where the Greeks first settled in 734 BC Christmas Eve dinner is at our house to sample typical Christmas Eve dishes.December 25 Merry Christmas!: We will have a late Christmas lunch at Piccolo Mundo Trattoria in
December 26: Breakfast at residence then we will visit CALTAGIRONE, a beautiful city known for its special ceramics for Saint Stephen’s Day. Besides ceramics, this town is known for its colorful, festive and spiritual Christmas displays. Afterwards we will have dinner in Catania.
December 28: Relax after breakfast and pack. Cooking demo at our house then late lunch on the deck with beautiful view of the sea.
December 29: Arrivederci! Start planning next tour to Sicily! Please note: The above schedule will be modified slightly as
The Christmas in Sicily tour is exclusively limited to no more than 15 people.
To ensure your spot, book your reservation with Alfred and Eszter TODAY!
PLEASE NOTE: December weather is cool during the day. However, the evenings may get cold. We recommend you bring appropriate clothing. There are ATM’s located nearby, but it is recommend you bring some Euro’s with you (200-300 Euro max). Also, we suggest you bring a European adapter for electronics. When making your reservation, please make us aware of any dietary restrictions or health restrictions so we can plan accordingly.
LAND ONLY COST
Per person based on double occupancy.
$300.00 single supplement
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due immeadiately, with FINAL PAYMENT due by November 15, 2021
NOT INCLUDED IN LAND COSTS:
• Tips/Gratuities and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
• Any pre or post hotel nights, car rental, private tours, and airfare
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE is OPTIONAL for an ADDITIONAL COST PER PERSON. Even with the best intentions, things can happen and for this reason we strongly recommend the purchase of insurance.
*CORONAVIRUS POLICY & UPDATES*
*Current Italy Travel Rules*
Due to Italy's regulations (which are subject to change), you must be vaccinated* in order to go on an escorted tour with us. Be prepared with you’re vaccination documents before you travel.
Italy will allow the entry of travelers from the United States under the requirements of the E.U.'s Green Certificate. This means that U.S. travelers who can provide proof of vaccination, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative PCR- or rapid-antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival can travel to Italy without having to quarantine. The new entry requirements are effective as of June 21, 2021.
In addition to presenting these documents (proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result), people traveling to Italy are still required to pre-register and fill out an E.U. Digital Passenger Locator form before boarding.
Note about Covid, should travel restrictions return, we will keep your spot for two years from the date of the original tour. Should you cancel the $500 deposit is still non refundable.
Cancellations must be received in writing (can include email). The charges below will apply from the date we receive your written notice.
• The Initial Trip Deposit of $500 per person is fully non-refundable
• 60 to 50 days before departure you will lose 50% of the trip cost or deposit, whichever is greater
• 49 to 11 days before departure you will lose 80% of the cost of your trip
• 10 days or fewer before departure, you will lose 100% of your trip
You Me & Sicily acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, meals, activities, or other services connected with this tour.
Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers.
You, Me & Sicily, its respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other incident which may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person performing these services.
You, Me & Sicily does not accept responsibility for losses, injury,
damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, labor strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes.
All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided, on this case, Italy.
You, Me. & Sicily is not responsible for any lost or stolen baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips it arranges.
Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects as well as trip insurance.
Price is guaranteed on a minimum of 8 participants.
TOUR IS BASED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S) BY SENDING A DEPOSIT TODAY.
** Tour Schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and client feedback
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TOUR IS BASED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT(S) BY SENDING A DEPOSIT TODAY.