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+ Optional Pre-Tour

Experience true Sicilian dolce vita while exploring Taormina—a popular resort town situated spectacularly on the side of a mountain. Embrace the endless vistas and stroll the welcoming sandy beaches.

Pre-Tour Rate**

Double: $1,095
Single: $1,495


Day +1: En route from U.S.

Day +2: Arrive in Catania, Sicily / Taormina
Enjoy your first day and evening in Taormina at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Capotaormina

Day +3: Taormina / Giardini Naxos
Today, head to Giardini Naxos to embark upon a two-hour boat excursion, sailing the coast of Taormina with impressive views of Capo di Naxos, Grotta del Giorno, Capo Taormina, Isola Bella, the Blue Grotto, the Bay of Mazzarò, and the Bay of St. Nicolas. This is a photography-lover's dream adventure—providing unobscured panoramic views of a coastline rich with caves, bays, and various flora and fauna. Fresh fruit and pastries will be served during the sailing.

The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel Capotaormina (B)

Day +4: Taormina / Giarre / Main Program Begins
After breakfast, enjoy final leisure time in Taormina before driving to Giarre to begin the main program. (B)

B = Breakfast

This pre-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Travel Director. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)
Activity Level:


Activities are generally not very strenuous, however, we expect that guests can enjoy two hours or more of walking, are sure-footed on cobbled surfaces, and can walk up and down hillsides and stairs without assistance. Historic city centers are usually more accessible by foot than vehicle. Due to the structure of some buildings, facilities for the disabled may be limited.


Hotel Capotaormina

Retreat to this luxurious property on Sicily's coast, with its own private beach, saltwater swimming pool, and wellness center. Attentive hospitality and refined, peaceful rooms ensure guests experience a unique taste of la vera Sicilia.

During leisure time, take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle to/from Taormina's town center.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, private balcony with sea views, large wardrobe, LCD TV, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, phone, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

(Accommodations subject to change.)

What's Included:
    • Two nights accommodations at Hotel Capotaormina (or similar) with breakfast each morning
    • Two-hour coastline boat tour
    • Transportation for included activities and to Giarre for the main program
    • Gratuities to local guide and driver
    • Airport transfers for guests arriving during the suggested times

Pre-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.