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Group tours

Group Excursions by bus or individual tours with limousine and driver
We illustrate hereby some examples of excursions with multilingual guides that you can make (and book) from the Hotel Palladio. The guides explain in Italian, English and German and on request also in French, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish. Departures are daily from March to October while from November to March the activity is reduced. Prices and days of the excursions are subject to change.
The excursions listed below are in groups, by bus, made by one of the largest companies in the area, the SAT GROUP, but they represent only a small part of the many excursions that can be done.
We also work with many other major companies and the excursions can be customized and individually made in limousine with driver, we also organize trips to other locations (less known but equally interesting), eno-gastronomic itineraries with visit to wineries of Etna, nature trails in jeep and trekking routes.
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Etna

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 8.30 am.

One day excursion by bus with tour leader. Arriving to 1900 mt Etna’s station. Visit of the Silvestri’s Craters. Time for trekking. Optional ascent to the area of the main crater with cable car and jeep. Lunch on request.
Return to the Hotel in Giardini Naxos is estimated around 4.00 pm

Etna sunset

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 3.00 pm. Excursion by bus, tour leader and jeep. Arriving to 1800 mt Etna’s station, ascent by jeep to the proximity of the crater area. Stop until sunset and return. Time for dinner in a local restaurant at 1800 mt. Warm clothes are recommended and they are rentable on site with an extra charge. Please note that departure time will be modified during the season depending on sunset time. Return to the Hotel is around midnight.

Etna round Alcantara

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 7.00 am .
Our tour will take you first to the Alcantara Gorges for a short stop and afterwards visit to the mediaeval town of Randazzo. Then, you will proceed by bus via Adrano up to rifugio Sapienza south side of mount Etna 1900 metres. Ascent to the main crater area (depends on weather conditions), trekking and lunch are optional.

Etna Valley Alcantara

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 8.00 am.
From Taormina to Alcantara Gorges by bus for a short stop. Then the excursion will proceed to Randazzo with the visit the Cathedral and the typical Sunday market. Departure to Etna Nord to 1800 mt. Time for lunch, trekking or reaching the craters by jeep (optional).
Return to the Hotel in Giardini Naxos is scheduled around 5.00 pm

Siracusa

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 8.00 am.

One day excursion by bus with tour leader and local guide. Visit to the Archaelogical Area with the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Altar of Hieron II and the Paradiso Latomies with the “Dionysius Ear”. Following, visit of Ortigia Island with the Arethusa’s fountain, the Temple of Apollo and the Cathedral. Lunch (optional) and free time for a facultative visit to the Jewish Baths (Mikvah). Entry fees extra.

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 6.30 am .

One day excursion through Sicily by bus with tour leader. Arriving in Agrigento, we will visit the Valley of the Temples (Juno, Concordia, Hercules, Olympian Zeus, Castor and Pollux).
After lunch (optional), departure to Piazza Armerina and visit of the Roman “Villa del Casale” with its famous mosaics.
Return to the Hotel is around 7.00 pm.

Palermo and Cefalù

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 6.00 am.

One day excursion through Sicily by bus with tour leader and local guide. Arriving in Palermo, discover the most important Arab-Norman monuments such as the Martorana church, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Pretoria, including a touch of local colour with the typical market “il Capo”. Otherwise, optional visit of Monreale. After lunch (optional), sightseeing by bus and departure to Cefalù. Visit of the historical centre with the Cathedral. Entry fees extra.

Eolie Island, Lipari and Vulcano

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 7.00 am.
From Milazzo by boat to the island of Lipari. Free time for visiting the old town. Sailing around the island we will visit the “Faraglioni” rocks, the “Horse Cave” and the pumice store quarry. Arriving in Vulcano you will have the chance to swim in the warm sulphureous sea water, enjoying the beach and having lunch.
Return to the Hotel in Giardini Naxos around 7.00 pm
Photo by andrea.pacelli

Eolie Island, Panarea and Stromboli

Departure from Hotel Palladio is at 10.00 am.
From Milazzo by boat to Panarea. Free time on the island for visiting the typical village, enjoying the beach and having lunch (optional). Transfer by boat to Stromboli where you will stop until sunset. A light dinner will be served on board. Finally visit of the “Sciara del Fuoco” by night for admiring the volcano’s activity from the sea.
Return to Taormina is scheduled around midnight. Please note that departure time will be modified during the season depending on sunset time. . Return to the Hotel is around midnight.
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