PACING: This 16-day tour covers four main destinations, with
four nights in Sorrento, three nights in Palermo, three nights in
Siracusa, and four nights in Taormina. On four days, departure from the
hotels will be early between 8am and 9am. Some transfers are long, but
never without stopping at least every two hours for rest stops, lunch
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Most sightseeing on
air-conditioned coaches with guides. A number of sightseeing trips are
in hilly areas, so passengers should be ready to use some stairs on a
CULTURAL FOCUS: This program offers great
cultural opportunities to savor the cuisine and history of Southern
Italy through guided tours and lectures, as well as food and wine
presentations. Familiar Italian cuisine is presented on various days.
SPECIAL FACTORS: There are high altitudes on Mt. Etna, with travel to the top by
motorcoach. There are no included cable car transports. This trip is not
suitable for wheelchairs or other mobility aids. There is a lot of
climbing and stairs in general.