SICILY WITH A TWIST

 

15 - 24 September 2019

 

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the intoxicating sites of Sicily?

 

The Gorges!

The Volcano!

The Valley of The Temples!

 

What about an intimate dinner with Taormina’s very own respected and much loved local resident chef?

AND

Visiting and tasting the famous chocolates from one of the oldest chocolate making families in Sicily?

 

Ahh!

 

Enjoying a sunset aperitif with your new best friends overlooking the valley of temples?

 

All this and so much more is on offer in our 10-day holiday

So if you want to be one of the select 14 people in this intimate group

then click the link above for more details.

Your Host 

Join Romina Izzo -  Founder of Travel with a Twist - your personal guide and host to Sicily.

 

As an Australian born to Italian parents, I passionately hold two flags.

Building amazing Italian Travel Experiences for my clients is one of my most satisfying and rewarding roles.

 

Having travelled the world extensively, I have had the fantastic opportunity to live abroad in Italy (Rome) for a few years, studying the language, experiencing the culture and making wonderful lifelong friends. Throughout my journey, I discovered towns hidden away from the usual tourist routes that were for me, so captivating I began to explore the back roads of Italy in more detail.

 

So why don’t you join me, make some new Twist Club friends and experience Sicily on one of my Italian "Experiences of a lifetime".

 

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Greek Theatre of Taormina 

Catania Town Centre

Town of Taormina 

INCLUSIONS

 

What’s included in the tour

 

Hosted by Romina Izzo – Founder of Travel with a Twist

Tour Manager for the entire tour

All transfers as per the itinerary

Porterage/ Gratuities/ Hotel city taxes

9 nights’ accommodation 

Breakfast, Lunches,  Dinners (as outlined in the itinerary)  

 Private English-speaking guides 

Entrance fees (as outlined in the itinerary)

Boat tour & lunch

What’s not included in the tour

 

International Airfares and taxes

Visa’s if applicable

Items of a personal nature

Any meals not mentioned in the above itinerary  

Travel Insurance - please contact Travel with a Twist for assistance

 

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Siracusa  

AIRFARES

Airfares can be included, to ensure you have a better holiday experience and receive the best possible value.

The benefits of booking your flights with us, we’re with you every step of the way. Unforeseen circumstances can occur like for instance ash clouds, cancelled flights and schedule changes are all unfortunately now part of modern air travel. Whilst we can’t eliminate them completely, it is reassuring to know that you’re in good hands throughout your journey.

FLEXIBILITY WITH GROUP AIRFARES - A group airfare is considered 10 people or more departing altogether from the same city. The benefits of a group airfare allow you the flexibility to extend your stay, fly out from different cities, upgrade flights to Business or First Class and, pay a deposit to secure the flights until the airlines advise the last day to purchase.

 

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Sicilian Pasta  

The picturesque village of Marzamemi, in the province of Syracuse

WEATHER

What's the Weather like in Sicily in September?
 

September is a very pleasant time to visit Sicily. Boasting a Mediterranean climate, the weather is still fantastic, during your stay you can expect plenty of clear blue skies with loads of sunshine and temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day. The temperature cools down to 19°C after sunset, which is still pleasantly warm

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QUICK OVERVIEW 

 

 

DAY 1 - CATANIA/SIRACUSA
 

Welcome to Catania Airport!

 

Check into your exquisite 4-star hotel in the ancient centre of Siracusa

(2 nights)

 

 (Aperitif & Dinner)

Day 2 - SIRACUSA

 

Today we’re off on a wonderful tour taking in the highlights of Siracusa

 

Lunch at the local Trattoria

 

On our return to Siracusa the evening is free to relax over a glass of wine or an antipasto.

 

(Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 3 - SIRACUSA

 

Today we have a fun and exciting day planned for you.

 

Early evening, we return to the hotel.

Tonight, we’re off for dinner at a local Pizzeria

 

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4 - SIRACUSA/RAGUSA

 

We have a coach transfer awaiting to take us to Ragusa.

 

You will have a couple of hours to digest and soak in your beautiful surroundings,

We then continue onto Ragusa and check you into your hotel (2 nights)

 

We are keeping it nice and simple this evening, dinner at the Hotel’s Restaurant

 

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5 - RAGUSA 

 

 

The day is yours to do as you please.

Just make sure your back in time to meet us for Dinner!

 

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6 - RAGUSA/AGRIGENTO

 

 

Today we head south-west taking in the majestic scenery of Agrigento and its Valley of the Temples. 

 

(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

Day 7 - AGRIGENTO/TAORMINA

 

 

Today we are going to Agrigento and Taormina

 

We now have 3 nights at a magnificent historic hotel…....

These next days are all about the food!

Get ready for a day packed with Fun, Laughter, Adventure and Creativity…..

 

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 8 - TAORMINA

 

 

We are heading to Mt Etna!

 

After lunch we head back up to the main smouldering craters.

 

The evening is yours to relax at the hotel.

 

(Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 9 - TAORMINA

 

We are off to visit geologic formations, waterfalls and crystal-clear rock pools.

 

We have a wonderful farewell dinner planned

 

(Breakfast & Dinner)

Al Saraceno Restaurant

Day 10 - TAORMINA/CATANIA

 

Breakfast at the Hotel.

 

It’s an early start to the day to connect with our International flight.

 

(Breakfast)

 

 

fino alla prossima volta

Until next time

Please note* Activities planned, hotels and restaurants may slightly change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. 

 

Itinerary and accommodation subject to change.

 

 

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EXCLUSIVE SMALL GROUP TOURING

All our tours are Intimate Small group tours of 15 or less, this allows you to enjoy more time getting to know your Twist Club fellow travellers and form friendships. Ask questions to our experienced guides and explore the back roads with their hidden jewels the 50 seater coaches just can’t get to.

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AREAS VISITED

Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa, The Valley of the Temples,

Agrigento, Taormina, Mt Etna, Catania 

AND 

Some surprises along the way......

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CURRENCY

ITALY

The official currency in Italy is the Euro (symbol €)

Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5

Coins are in denominations of €2, 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents

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PRICE

 

Hosted by Romina Izzo 

15 - 24 September 2019

9 Nights / 10 Days 

 

LAND ONLY 

Based on Twin Share  

 

AUD 9,970 (per person)

Single Supplement 

$2,000

Minimum numbers are 14 people for the tour to proceed

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Minimum numbers

Minimum number to proceed with the tour is 14 people

 

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking and a requirement from Travel with a Twist that you purchase travel insurance which provides cover for such things as pre-tour cancellation, personal accident and sickness, medical expenses, emergency evacuation/repatriation, loss of luggage and personal effects. This can either be arranged through Travel with a Twist or by your own preferred supplier. We will require your Insurance certificate prior to travel.

Payment terms

Deposit ( at the time of booking)

A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is due to confirm your place on this tour 

Final balance is due by 10 June 2019

If Romina Izzo is not able to fulfill her commitments as host due to illness or death, either of herself or of a family member, then a suitable replacement will be engaged to host the tour in her place. Cancellations will not be accepted in the unlikely event of this happening.

Airline 

Please contact Travel with a Twist for current airfares and flight reservations

Prices

Prices specified are based on tariffs applicable at the time of printing; these may be subject to change without prior notice until final payment date. Group cost quoted for this tour is based on a minimum of 14 guests. If the minimum number of guests is not reached the tour cost will be reassess or cancelled and deposits will be refunded to those that have paid.

Itinerary and accommodation subject to change.

Tour pace

The tour is an easy-moderate tour that requires the ability to walk for a few hours a day.

Visa 

Australian and New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for Italy 

Currency

All rates are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD) or as otherwise indicated.​

Travel documents

Travel documents/Vouchers will be sent via email 60 days prior to the traveller’s arrival in Italy.

Cancellation Policy

Travel with a Twist strongly recommends that travellers purchase Travel Insurance in case of trip cancellation. The following cancellation penalties apply for individual bookings

(unless otherwise specified)

In case of cancellation up to 60 days before arrival– 30% will be lost

In case of cancellation up to 60 - 30 days prior to arrival date - 75% will be lost

In case of cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival date - 100% of the full cost of your holiday will be lost.

Solo Travelling

Where possible Travel with a Twist is continually working with their suppliers on your behalf, to waiver or reduced any Single Supplements on many of our most popular tours!

Refunds

All refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation. But will be subject to Travel with a Twist Terms and Conditions and third-party supplier.

 

Changes requested during vacation

We will do our utmost to satisfy any alternations or cancellations of services you request during your vacation although penalty fees may apply.

 

Unforeseen circumstances

Travel with a Twist and its suppliers intend to provide you with all services that you request from us. In rare cases, when it is not possible to confirm your reservation due to the availability of requested service we will provide a suitable alternative comparable in price and standard. If you decline the alternative and have already been charged for the original booking a full refund will be given.

 

If any event beyond the control of Travel with a Twist and its suppliers occurs, whether it be airport or seaport closures, war or terrorist threats, civil unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstance, causing either delays or change of vacation arrangements. Travel with a Twist cannot accept liability for any resulting loss, damage or expense and any refund will be subject to deduction of reasonable

expenses.

 

 

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Sicilian Cannoli stuffed with Riccota cheese  

Woodfire Sicilian Pizza 

Medieval town of Caccamo 

 
 
 
 
 

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