East Sicily 3-day tour by catamaran: 24-26 August 2018

East Sicily 3-day tour by catamaran: 24-26 August 2018



24 Aug 05:00 - 26 Aug 23:30 - Mosta
Go Sicily Travel by Mario Spiteri

Route

Our East Sicily 3-day tour has established itself with our clients as a firm favorite for that short relaxing summer week-end break. This year, we will be based at one of our favorite hotels in Sicily: the sumptuous Hotel Poggio del Sole Resort, near Marina di Ragusa, which is a luxuriously converted nobleman’s house located in the beautiful Sicilian countryside between Ragusa and Marina di Ragusa.

Visiting:
Taormina, Castelmola, Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Marina di Ragusa (by night), Scicli, Donnalucata, Centro Commerciale Ibleo, Marina di Modica

Tour Programme:
Friday 24 August 2018
We meet at 5am at the Virtu Ferries port terminal for check in and embarkation on the catamaran mv Jean de La Valette departing at 6:30am and arriving in Pozzallo at 8;30am. On arrival in Pozzallo, we will head towards Marina di Modica for a coffee and some Sicilian pastries at a local dolceria (not included in the price) and to enjoy the views of this splendid bay. We will then proceed to Modica where we will head to a vantage point above the town centre to admire a panoramic view of this UNESCO world heritage town known for its baroque architecture. Departure to the historical centre of Modica Bassa and tour of the historical centre. Here we see the Corso, the Duomo of San Pietro, the Jewish Quarters and the winding alleyways, ending with a visit the retail outlet of one of Sicily's oldest chocolate factories. Here we will have a demonstration on the production, as also tasting, of the traditional Modica chocolate and other sweets, such as the paste di mandorla (almond biscuits) as also the local “impanadigghi” (sweets with a 60% beef content) produced by the Dolceria. We will also have the opportunity to visit a local delicatessen selling various types of local food and beverages, including local wines, sundried tomatoes, nuts, coffee and much more. Free time in Modica, followed by midday transfer to Ragusa Ibla. On arrival in Ragusa Ibla, we will be able to explore the historical centre of this pretty baroque town and also have free time for lunch (not included in tour price). Free time in Ragusa Ibla, following which we will visit the nearby Centro Commerciale Ibleo (www.centroibleo.it), for around 2 hours of shopping in the 58 shops including Decathlon, H&M, Euronics, Bricoman, Goldenpoint, Piazza Italia, Scarpe&Scarpe, Sisley, Benetton and more. Late afternoon transfer to our hotel, the four star superior Hotel Poggio del Sole Resort (www.poggiodelsoleresort.it) on the road between Ragusa and Marina di Ragusa. Check in and allocation of rooms. Free time at the Hotel, followed by Dinner at the Hotel



Saturday 25 August 2018
Buffet breakfast at the hotel, followed by departure to the jet-set town of Taormina. On arrival in Taormina, we will explore the historical centre, with its many shops, historical buildings and lavish public gardens. A visit to the Greek Theatre (entrance fee not included), with its spectacular views over the town of Giardini Naxos, Mount Etna and the blue Mediterranean sea below is a must for those who have not yet experienced this unique architectural jewel. Free time for lunch in Taormina (not included in tour price). After lunch, we head to the nearby town of Castelmola, which is perched on top of a hill with spectacular views extending as far as the coast of Calabria. Time to explore the small but pretty historical centre of Castelmola. Late afternoon return to our hotel in time for dinner. After dinner, we will be able to spend Saturday evening in the lively seaside resort of Marina di Ragusa, enjoying a stroll on the lovely promenade and experiencing the many wine bars, pubs and gelaterias of this popular summer entertainment mecca, returning to the Hotel after midnight.

Sunday 26 August 2018
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel, followed by free time at the hotel to enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or a massage at the hotel spa or simply relax in the beautiful setting of this fantastic hotel. Late morning check out from the hotel, following which we will proceed to a nearby typical Sicilian Agriturismo, where we will be treated to a veritable 6-course feast (included in tour price) of traditional home made cooking, accompanied by free-flowing local wine and mineral water. After lunch we will visit the UNESCO world heritage town of Scicli, where we will be able to spend time admiring the beauty of the baroque historical centre. We will then proceed to the fishing village of Donnalucata, where we will experience a typical summer Sunday afternoon, with the possibility of admiring the elegant liberty style summer houses and possibly enjoying a mouth-watering ice-cream from the vast selection at the renowned Gelateria Blue Moon. Departure to Pozzallo in time for check in and boarding of the catamaran, leaving Pozzallo at 9:30pm and arriving in Malta at 11:30pm.

Prices:
Adults : €395
Children under 14 :€295
Children under 4 : €100
Single supplement: €25 per night

Price includes:
Catamaran trip Malta-Pozzallo-Malta
All taxes and port charges
All transfers and excursions in Sicily
Accomodation for 2 nights on Half Board basis at 4 Star Superior Hotel Poggio del Sole Resort (www.poggiodelsoleresort.it) in Ragusa
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel on Saturday and Sunday
Three course dinner, inclusive of local wine and mineral water, at the Hotel on Friday and Saturday
City tax on hotel stay
Sumptuous 6-course Sunday lunch at a typical Agiturismo, inclusive of free-flowing local wine and mineral water
Services of Go Sicily Travel tour leader

Insurance:
Citadel Insurance Economy Group Travel Policy
Premium
Adults: €12.50
Children aged 2 to 16: €6.25
Children aged under 2: €0.00
Additional Premium re OPTIONAL extension to cover cancellation of voyage due to adverse weather conditions (recommended for all trips exceeding 1 day by catamaran) = €10.00
Stamp duty = €13.00

Payment terms:
Deposit of €100 on booking + 100% insurance if required
Balance to be paid by 13 August 2018 or immediately for bookings made after 13 August 2018.

For booking contact:
Mario Spiteri at
Go Sicily Travel
Mobile:79742459
Office: 21415137
E mail: info@gosicilyproperties.com
Office (by prior appointment):
Go Sicily Travel, Cube Office Suites, Suite 2,
154, Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta MST9037
(four doors up from Magri Cycle Store on the left hand side of the road facing Mosta Dome)


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