Short Break to Taormina, Sicily
Monday 4 May 2020 (5 Days or 8 Days)
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We may not accept bookings until Monday but will honour the sale price of
4 Nights £469 7 Nights £649
Sicily has long been a crossroads and crucible of Mediterranean culture, and the island today is a fascinating palimpsest in which Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos emerge from the rich fabric. But it also has natural wonders aplenty, from the smoking craters of Mount Etna to the still relatively undiscovered beaches of the southern coast.
With parts of the island on the same latitude as the North African coast, Sicily has a mild climate that makes it an attractive destination for much of the year: spring and autumn are sheer delight and though high summer (July, August) temperatures really do soar, sea breezes in coastal areas take the edge off the heat.
As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the European highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea.
Taormina really seems to be born as a tourist resort since past times, when ancient people like the Sicels, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards chose it as their residential site thank to its favourable position, mild climate and magic atmosphere..
Since the opening of the first hotel in 1874, Taormina has become one of the world top tourist destinations where visitors can experience a perfect combination of old times charming atmosphere, preservation of history and culture, an elegant and lively way of life to be enjoyed in relaxing walks through the old town pedestrian areas.
Single Supplement: £120
Day 1- Depart Manchester for your flight to Catania in Sicily
Transfer to your hotel in Taormina (approx. 50 mins)
Day 2 – Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 3 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 4 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 5- Transfer to Catania airport for return flight to Manchester
Extend your holiday by an additional 3 nights (see extra's for details)
Hotel Villa Esperia (4* Hotel)
Located near the sea, between Mazzarò and Sirene Bay, the 4* Hotel Villa Esperia stands in one of the most picturesque areas of Taormina, it is near the cable way station which connects it with the historical town centre. It is a building recently restored, with many comforts and services: from the big swimming pool to sun treatment terraces, to the internal garage, to the panoramic garden, to the private beach on payment, to the bar.
Hotel Villa Esperia presents to its guests a relaxing and amusing stay, thanks to Taormina attractions and sea. The hotel has Wi-Fi connection, cash point, transfers service, porterage and room service.
Hotel Website: http://www.hotelvillaesperia.com/eng/
Upgrades (4 Nights)
Upgrade to Superior Room with Sea-View: £175 per room
Upgrade to Executive Room with Sea-View: £290 per room
Upgrade to a Suite with Sea-View: £400 per room
Upgrades (7 Nights)
Upgrade to Superior Room with Sea-View: £305 per room
Upgrade to Executive Room with Sea-View: £507 per room
Upgrade to a Suite with Sea-View: £700 per room
Manchester - Catania - Manchester
Outward: 16h50 - 21h10
Return: 07h30 - 11h50 (Friday)
Return: 21h45 - 00h15 (Monday)
All times shown are in the local times applicable to that country
Flight supplements: no other flight options
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
1 x Small Cabin Bag (56x44x25cm)
See “Extras” for additional luggage with charges
Transfer Time: Approx. 50 mins
Included 1 large cabin bag (size 56 x 44 x 25 cms including handles) per passenger Due to space limitations, on busy flights you may be asked to check-in your (correct size) cabin bag into the hold (free of charge). Any hand-bags, camera bags etc are included within this 1 item of cabin bags, They are NOT in addition to the 1 item.
15kg Check-In Luggage £50 return
23kg Check-In Luggage £60 return
Door 2 Door Transfers
These are currently only available from Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield areas
East Midlands Airport £70pp Return
Manchester Airport £75pp Return
Extend your stay... so stay 7 nights in total for an extra £200pp
Hotel Upgrades – see Accommodation
Room Upgrades – see Accommodation
Optional Excursions Include
Further details will be e mailed to you approximately 3 months prior to departure
Special Assistance - If this is required at the airport please notify us when booking