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Biking Vacation Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Taormina · 2 nights $395

Post-trip Extension:
Syracuse · 2 nights $395*
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Post-Trip Extension - Syracuse 

2 nights for only $395*

  • Two nights at Hotel Livingston Relais Spa
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers 
Syracuse, biking tour Spend time on your own in Syracuse, the ancient Greek city that once rivaled Athens as the most important in the Greek world. Today, Old Syracuse is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Archeological site, featuring the Ear of Dionysius, the Roman amphitheater, and one of the largest Greek theaters in the world. In Ortigia, walk to the Fountain of Aretusa and visit the cathedral and piazza. Take an evening stroll along Ortigia’s seaside promenade, and then dine on seafood or pizza at a local restaurant. The city’s ancient and medieval structures will both awe and fascinate you.

Only available with the Air Inclusive Package. 
Single Supplement: $145*

*Please note: For those traveling in 2015, the Post-trip Syracuse is $345, single supplement is $95.

Day 1 - Begin your optional extension

Today meet your local guide at the hotel and settle for a full day excursion to Piazza Armerina to see the amazing mosaics of Villa del Casale. The 3,500-square-meter Villa was the country home of a high-ranking member of the Roman Empire and was built between the third and fourth centuries. At that time Sicily was a strategic outpost for the supply of cereals, and was therefore extremely powerful and privileged. The villa is world-famous for its huge and well preserved floor mosaics representing heroes of mythology and episodes of everyday life during the time of Diocletian. The most famous mosaic represents young women wearing bikinis (in fact they are wearing garments for the gymnasium, as they are exercising and having fun)…certainly one of the very first bikinis in history! Villa del Casale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular destinations in Sicily.

Day 2 - Independent exploration of Syracuse

Continue your independent exploration of Syracuse and nearby sites. In the summer, you may enjoy swimming in the ocean. Our hotel is just across the only pebble beach of the city.

Day 3 - Depart for U.S.

After breakfast* this morning transfer to the Catania airport (approximately 50 to 60 minutes depending on traffic) for your departing flight. Please ensure you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated time**.

*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served.

**Please note: VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense.

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