Day 6 - GIARDINI NAXOS/CATANIA/

MT. ETNA/GIARDINI NAXOS         
Journey to vibrant Catania! Join a local guide to visit the cathedral and other sights of this historic Baroque city (UNESCO) and then see the daily spectacle of bartering for fresh fish at the local market. Or explore the Allied Landing Museum; this moving museum is dedicated to the Allied troops who landed on the southern coast in 1943. Later gather together to discover the impressive Mt. Etna Volcano National Park with spectacular landscapes sculpted by nature. Return to Giardini Naxos for the evening.   Meals:B
HELLENIA YACHTING HOTEL 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington to PHL Airport  * roundtrip air PHL/Palermo - Rome/PHL * accommodations for 10 nights in first class and deluxe hotels based on double occupancy * sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners * taxes and gratuities for included meals, luggage handling at hotels * services of an accompanying Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours with a minimum of 15 passengers and services of a Collette Tour Manager throughout tour * 
Not included: passport fee, gratuities for Collette Tour Manager and local guides.
CONDITIONS:  A deposit of $250 and the purchase of insurance, $290 per person, is due with each reservation. Without insurance the deposit is $500 per person. Reservations are available until April 15, 2018. After this date reservations are subject to availability.  

CANCELLATIONS: With insurance you may cancel for any reason. Without insurance, deposits are refundable until April 15, 2018. Final payment is due April 15, 2018.

Responsibility: B & B travel, Inc, d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for Collette and suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and all services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense due to or caused by delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or for any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.     


             PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR RETURN

I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/PHL AIRPORT/PALERMO                        
Departure from Newark Senior Center takes you to Philadelphia Airport for your overnight flight to Palermo, Sicily, to explore the hidden treasures of Southern Italy and Sicily.  Meals:D in flight

Day 8 - MATERA/ALBEROBELLO/MATERA   
Explore the “Sassi di Matera”, an ancient settlement of cave dwellings, with a local guide. Continue to a local shop for an opportunity to sample some regional produce. Free time in Matera to browse the local boutiques before heading to the mystical town of Alberobello. Marvel at some of the unusual built homes (UNESCO) known as trulli, with their distinct cone shaped roofs.  Meals:B,D
HILTON GARDEN INN MATERA

Day 2 - PALERMO 

Morning transfer from the airport to Palermo where your tour begins. This evening join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring authentic Sicilian cuisine.  Meals:B in flight,D
HOTEL FEDERICO II CENTRAL PALACE

Day 5 - GIARDINI NAXOS/TAORMINA/

GIARDINI NAXOS  
Set off for beautiful Taormina, known for its charming atmosphere, historic monuments and flowering gardens. Join a local guide for a city tour including Corso Umberto and the public gardens, and the well-preserved Greek Theatre. Free time to explore this town on your own.  Meals:B
HELLENIA YACHTING HOTEL 

Day 3 - PALERMO/MONREALE/PALERMO    
Come to know Palermo on a tour with its lovely squares - Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini.  Discover an exotic mix of Moorish, Norman and Spanish Baroque styles. View the Palace of the Normans, La Martorana Church and the cathedral which houses the Imperial Crown of Constance of Aragon. In nearby Monreale, visit the 12th century cathedral with its dazzling interior of multicolored marbles, paintings and mosaics. Spend the remainder of day at leisure to relax or enjoy the city’s museums and shops.  Meals:B
HOTEL FEDERICO II CENTRAL PALACE

Savor time this morning in the lovely seaside town of Sorrento. Then begin another adventure traversing the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Make a stop in the charming town of Almalfi where you will  have time to explore. Then it’s off to Minori where you can sample regional specialties at a family–owned limoncello factory. Later sit down for a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Evening at leisure.   Meals:B
TOWERS HOTEL SORRENTO

Day 9 - MATERA/SALENO/SORRENTO PENINSULA   
Travel towards Campania and the Bay of Naples, one of the most breathtaking areas in Italy. Make a stop in Salerno to explore the historic city center at leisure. Arrive at the Sorrento Peninsula in the late afternoon. Sit back and take in the views of this magical place.  Meals:B,D
TOWERS HOTEL SORRENTO

SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY
featuring Taormina, Matera, Alberobello and the Almalfi Coast


OCTOBER 23 - November 3, 2018
12 days/11 nights
$4199

Single supplement $500

Day 10 - SORRENTO/AMALFI COAST DIRVE/MINORI/SORRENTO PENINSULA    

Day 11 - SORRENTO PENINSULA/POMPEII/ROME      
Drive along the Bay of Naples to the excavated ruins of Pompeii, nestled at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. A local guide will provide an in-depth view of this remarkable archaeological site. You will be immersed in history as you explore the preserved buildings of this 2000-year-old-Roman town. Later, travel to Rome with a farewell dinner at a popular local restaurant.   Meals:B,D
DONNA LAURA PALACE HOTEL, ROME  

Day 4 - PALERMO/ARIGENTO/GIARDINI NAXOS 
Travel over the countryside’s rolling hills and farmland toward Agrigento to explore the stunning Valley of the Temples (UNESCO), one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Here you get a close-up view of the temples of Juno, Concordia, Hercules and Jupiter. Continue to Giardini Naxos, the “garden of Sicily”, for our 3 night stay.   Meals:B,D
HELLENIA YACHTING HOTEL 

Day 12 - ROME/AIRPORT/HOME     

Your tour comes to an end as we transfer to the airport for your return flight to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you home.   Meals:B

Day 7 - GIARDINI NAXOS/MATERA      
A short ferry ride this morning to Villa San Giovanni on Italy’s mainland. Pass through the unspoiled region of Calabria and into the Basilicata region. We’ll stop at one of the area local wineries and walk through the cellars and vineyards before sampling their wines at a tasting. Linger over dinner featuring regional cuisine in the winery’s own “agriturismo” restaurant.  Meals:B,D
HILTON GARDEN INN MATERA