Private Tour to Segesta and Monreale with Local Guide from Palermo or Trapani

This tour provides a great overview of Sicily, giving you the possibility to enjoy the beautiful west coast and to visit two among the greatest sights of Italy. 

Relax on a scenic drive through the Sicilian countryside to reach SEGESTA. The well preserved temple and the Greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC. - A cycle of events and concerts are held at sunset during the summer months. A visit to Segesta, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists, is an experience you cannot miss. 

The Monastery of MONREALE commissioned by William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily, combines in one project employment of both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept and apse.

Exclusive Private Tour with licensed LOCAL GUIDE and Top Class Mercedes Minivan.

Stop At: Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, Sicily

Meet you Local Guide in the morning and head towards west following the beautiful Golf of Castellammare, driving trough the pleasant wine producing area of "Bianco d'Alcamo" till SEGESTA. Here you'll visit with your guide the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area. Temple and Theater are embedded in a wonderful countryside. Visible are also the remains of an Arabic mosque, a Norman church and the Roman Forum.

Time for a lunch break.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teatro Greco di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, Sicily

Higher still is the THEATER that offers great panoramic views. New excavations that have uncovered the remains of a stoà a place where citizens strolled and discussed among themselves, an agora where assemblies were held. The high-stepped, semi-circular theatre opens onto a breathtaking panorama over the surrounding countryside with the sea in the distance.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Duomo di Monreale, Monreale, Province of Palermo, Sicily

Continue to MONREALE - the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily, the Cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century, it is part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period, built under William II. It rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul and Saint Mark's in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. While it is Romanesque in overall style, the cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.

Duration: 1 hour

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15% off with Agoda at Hotel Al Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice, Italy

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Venice, look no further than Hotel Al Ponte dei Sospiri. With its location just 0.0 Km from the city center and from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Museo Diocesano D’arte Sacra, Pala D’oro, Tesoro della Basilica di San Marco Museum.

Tuscan Wine Tour in a Sightseeing Day Trip

With only a day to spare, see the best Tuscany has to offer on this full-day guided coach trip from Florence by enjoying this Tuscan Wine Tour.

Famous for a wealth of art, history, striking landscapes and outstanding produce, Tuscany really does have the best of all worlds!
Meet your local guide before heading for the hills on a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. Your first stop for the day is gothic Siena, famous for its medieval streets. Choose to join a guided tour through the city(free entry inside the Cathedral is included). Or, alternatively, you're free to marvel the sights of Siena at your own pace, enjoy a drink in an open air cafe and meet the locals.
Tuscan Wine Tour
Enjoy a stroll among Chianti vineyards, olive groves and wine cellars before indulging in a traditional Tuscan lunch among the Sienese hills where Chianti wine is produced. Surrounded by grapes vines on this Tuscan Wine Tour you'll have the opportunity to meet fellow travelers while feasting on local foods including cold meats, salads, pasta and bread. A wine-tasting class will be held during lunch including free samples of wine and olive oil (which are also available for purchase).

After lunch you will visit San Gimignano where you can roam the maze of cobbled streets and small squares, grab a gelato and walk between San Gimignano's famous 14 towers. Your final stop is Pisa, where you can take an up-close inspection of The Leaning Tower, view the Cathedral, the Baptistery and monumental Cemetery in Pisa before venturing back to Florence where your full-day tour concludes.

Want to skip the long lines at the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Upgrade to the Tour & Leaning Tower of Pisa option and you’ll receive pre-booked entrance tickets. Go to the front of the queue at the Leaning Tower of Pisa without having to wait in line and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb the world’s most titled tower. Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps over 7 floors.
The climb will take approximately 30 minutes. You will arrive in Pisa approx. 6pm and leave 6.50pm. Children aged 8 years and under are not permitted to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Filomena E Francesca in Rome

Advance Booking 10% off with Agoda at Filomena E Francesca Italy, Rome

Offering a lovely rooftop view of St. Peter's Dome, this small guest house is set in a quiet Roman neighbourhood, 10 minutes' walk from the Vatican Museums. All air-conditioned rooms come with free WiFi and a private bathroom. With good transport connections, Rent Rooms Filomena E Francesca is 800 metres from Ottaviano Metro Station. Buses to Piazza Venezia square and the Colosseum leave from Piazzale Clodio, 2 minutes' walk away. Rooms are bright and spacious, with parquet floors and wooden furniture. Each comes with an LCD TV. Two rooms have an en suite bathroom, the other has a private bathroom outside the room.

Taste the Mediterranean With a 3-day Cooking Adventure in Italy

Puglia, a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot,” is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline.

Puglia also serves up exceptional cuisine featuring locally produced ingredients including olive oil, artichokes, tomatoes, aubergine, asparagus, and mushrooms. Travel to Lecce, Italy to enjoy all life can offer a hungry traveler.

With this adventure, take home a souvenir from Puglia in the form of the new Italian cooking skill, during a three-day break, and discover a beautiful region of Italy.

During this Apulian break at the hotel Il Tabacchificio, an ancient tobacco factory converted in a 4-Star Hotel, famous for its cooking school COOKING PUGLIA. Here you will learn the tricks behind the traditional Italian recipes, utilizing local ingredients from your instructor, one of the hotel owners.

Puglia, Italy Cooking Class

You will roll on your sleeves and learn to prepare the two main types of dough: egg (all’ uovo) mostly for filled pasta, flour-and-water (all’acqua), gnocchi and some typical sauces and vegetarian appetizers.

Each night you can taste your recipes and other amazing dishes at the restaurant by the pool, tasting exceptional wine from the region.

One boat tour is included: you can decide if you want to see the Adriatic rocky coast or the white sandy coastline, called the Maldives of Italy.

 

Day 1 Arrival in the afternoon

You will be greeted in the afternoon by the owner of the hotel. Accommodation in double standard room. The day is at your leisure for relaxing by the pool or discovering the beautiful surroundings. Aperitivo by the pools offered. Dinner is at the hotel restaurant.

Day 2 Boat cave tour and cooking class

After breakfast a transfer will bring you to the departure of the cave tour. In the early afternoon you will relax by the pool until you start of the first cooking class: homemade pasta, flour-and-water (all’acqua), gnocchi and some typical sauces. Dinner to taste your personal attempt with wine pairing

Day 3 Free time and cooking class

After breakfast free time to discover the region with hotel staff providing you information about the most beautiful places to visit. In the late afternoon, you will start your second cooking class: homemade pasta, egg (all’uovo) mostly for filled pasta and three types of vegetarian appetizers. Dinner to taste your personal attempt with wine pairing.

Day 4 check out

Check out after breakfast

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation in standard double room on half board basis (breakfast, dinner included with wine pairing)
  • Two (2) hands-on cooking class
  • 1 boat cave tour
  • Apron and recipe book

Exclusions:

  • Transfers and local transportation (private car is recommended)
  • Additional 'super' alcoholic drinks not included

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please specify any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This class accommodates between two and 8 attendees
  • Please do not wear open shoes during the cooking class
  • If you are interested in single occupancy please contact us for a quotation

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