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EUROPE | Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone, Siracusa, Mt. Etna, Taormina

Sicily

This trip includes:
8 Days
16 Meals
16 Sites

Experience the beauty, history and traditions that have been cultivated over the 10,000 years since this island paradise off Italy’s southeast coast was first settled. With features that include hilly landscapes, stunning coastlines and the most active volcano in Europe, it’s no wonder that the land has shaped the people who call it home. And as any visitor quickly finds out, the Sicilian people are welcoming to all those who come and embrace the food, culture and way of life that is truly unique to this magical island.

Trip Price Starting From $5,499USD

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

Call us at (800) 543-0865^
or contact your Travel Agent

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      As we welcome you back to exploring the world with us, promoting health and safety is a top priority. We are resuming trips with multiple layers of health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and international health authorities, the U.S. Travel Association and the Walt Disney Company's team of health experts. Learn more about Guest Health and Safety Protocols here.

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      If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Italy and return to the United States. It must be valid for the duration of intended period of stay and at least three months beyond your intended stay and have 1 blank page for entry stamp. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      You do not need a visa to travel to Italy.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Italian Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Get more information on CIBT or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options. 

      PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR TELEPHONE CALLS made to access CIBT specialists. 

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      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:


      Clothing

      • T-shirts (short and long sleeved)
      • Collared shirts, blouses and slacks for casual dinner
      • Jeans or long pants/Capris or Khakis
      • Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat/sun visor/sun hat
      • Swimsuit (hotel pools & Taormina swim & snorkel)
      • Sturdy-soled, closed-toe walking shoes
      • Sport-style sandals
      • Shawl (for women to cover their shoulders and knees in churches)

      It is highly recommended to dress in layers due to unpredictable weather.



      Miscellaneous
      • Passport
      • Medication
      • Camera
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Umbrella
      • Toiletries
      • Insect repellant
      • Type C, F and L outlet adapter
      • Hairdryers are available at hotels

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      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


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      Upon arrival at Palermo Airport (PMO), follow airport signage to the passport control/immigration area. Once through passport control, follow airport signage directing you to Baggage Claim and Customs, then to the Arrivals Hall where an Adventures by Disney representative will greet you (Note: Passport Control will be visited at your connecting airport instead if connecting elsewhere in Italy). The representative is available to assist with your luggage and lead you to the ground transportation that will take you to your hotel.

      At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transferred to Catania Airport (CTA) for your return flight home.

        Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 PMO No later than 3:00 PM
      Departure 8 CTA Anytime

       

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      The unit of currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR). U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops, or restaurants, but ATMs are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or single-use debit cards in addition to traveler's cheques.

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      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, for each Adventure Guide and for each day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day: $9 - $11 USD

      For Example:

      • For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $72 - $88 USD.
      • For a family of 4 for an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity Per Guest/Per Adventure Guide is: $288 - $352 USD. For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $576 - $704 USD.

      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides may be paid in U.S dollars, local currency or via PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guides for their preferred method of payment.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

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      When spending time on your own in Sicily, you may choose to visit sites that require transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include requesting taxi service through your hotels. Your Adventure Guides are available to assist you.

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      While the primary language of Italy is Italian, most people in Italy speak some English.

      The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to Italy:

      English Italian Pronunciation
      Hello/Good Morning Ciao Chow
      Goodbye Arrivederci A-reev-a-der-chee
      Thank you Grazie Gra-tsee-eh
      Please Per favore Pehr-fah-vor-reh
      Yes See
      No No No
      Adventure Aventura Ah-ven-toor-ah

       

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    We've been working to develop health and safety measures after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local and international health authorities. Learn more.

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    Please check the Centers for Disease Control website for requirements on vaccinations for travel to this destination.

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    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

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    You should receive your Digital Adventure Handbook approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

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    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up at Palermo Airport (PMO) in Palermo. Your flight should arrive no later than 3:00 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, we will transfer you to Catania Airport (CTA) for your return flight home. Your flight can depart anytime.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For the Sicily trip, transfers are included from Palermo Airport (PMO) to the Grand Hotel et des Palmes on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from the NH Collection Taormina to Catania Airport (CTA).

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    Yes, 1-2 Pre-Night stays are available to be booked at the Grand Hotel et Des Palmes in Palermo and 1-2 Post-Night stays are available to be booked at the NH Collection Taormina in Taormina. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

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    Your group will travel by transfer car or mini van and motor coach between destinations in Sicily.

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    This trip has an activity rating of light/moderate. Travelers should be in good health, comfortable walking or standing for extended periods and prepared for multiple hours of activity on some days. Excursions my include navigating uneven terrain, climbing stairs without handrails and walking on paths with steep ascents/descents.

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    While we welcome children ages 5 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our Sicily trip. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.

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    Typically, breakfast is served in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish or meat and pasta or rice entrees, with vegetables, salad, fruit and dessert. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that à la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available for most meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

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    A variety of religious services are offered, however, depending upon activities each day, transportation may or may not be available. Guests should discuss this with Adventure Guides upon arrival.

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    All adventures are considered non-smoking. However, during driving trips we will make several stops to provide our Guests the opportunity to utilize the restroom, stretch their legs and take a smoking break. All hotel rooms will be reserved as non-smoking. If you prefer a smoking room, please let your Vacationista know to request this on your behalf. We are unable to guarantee smoking rooms requested, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

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    International cell phones (tri-band) or European cell phones will work. Check with your phone carrier prior to your departure.

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    We will make every reasonable effort to operate the vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group maximum size if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline re-booking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and Plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

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    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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