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Holidays in Sicily – THE SOUL OF ITALY – Athena Resort Village 4* – flight from Sofia

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Sicily, Italy
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Duration

8 дни

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

70 people

Languages

Bulgarian

About this tour

Booking conditions:

Deposit 30% paid to TO within 24 hours after booking
Supplement 21 days before departure
Issue of travel documents 7 days before the flight

Cancellation Policy:

Up to 24 hours after booking without cancellation fee
Up to 30 days before departure 50 BGN cancellation fee
Up to 21 days before departure 30% of the cost as cancellation fee
Under 21 days 100% as cancellation fee

IMPORTANT:

1. Minimum number of tourists: 120 people;
2. Notification period in case of non-collection of minimum – 21 days;
3. Bulgarian citizens are required to have a valid identity document, valid for at least 6 months after the date of arrival in Bulgaria;
4. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the program and flight schedules.

BONUS package MAXIMUM SECURITY

In the event of early termination of the contract at the initiative of the TRAVELER, the amount paid by him or on his behalf shall be refunded through the travel agent who concluded the travel package contract with the TRAVELER on behalf and at the expense of the tour operator, when the TRAVELER is unable to start and complete the trip due to any of the following reasons, which was unforeseeable at the time of conclusion of the travel package contract and occurred before the date of departure regardless of the will of the traveler:

1.1.Accident, Acute Illness (an illness which arises suddenly and unforeseeably, poses a danger to the life or health of the traveller and requires urgent medical intervention) or sudden exacerbation of a chronic illness of a TRAVELLER under the Package Contract, excluding a COVID 19 illness, provided that hospital or home treatment is in progress at the start date of the trip and there is a risk of his/her health deteriorating from the trip.
1.2. Sudden illness or accident of a relative of the TRAVELLER (spouse), relative in the direct line – without organs or in the consanguineous line – up to the second degree incl.), provided that on the starting date of the trip hospital or home treatment is being carried out and the traveller has to take care of the sick person.
1.3. Death of the Commuter.
1.4. Death of a relative of the traveller (spouse), a relative in the direct line – without authority or in the consanguineous line – up to the second degree incl.).
To prove the occurrence of the circumstances, the traveller shall submit the documents in a copy certified by him/her to the address. Plovdiv, ul. Raiko Daskalov 53, et. 2, app. 25.
It shall give its decision within an appropriate time limit, but not more than 5 working days. days from receipt of the documents.

Highlights

  • Flight from Sofia
  • Dates: 19.05.2024, 26.05.2024, 02.06.2024, 09.06.2024, 16.06.2024, 23.06.2024, 30.06.2024, 07.07.2024, 14.07.2024, 21.07.2024, 28.07.2024, 04.08.2024, 11.08.2024, 18.08.2024, 25.08.2024, 01.09.2024, 08.09.2024, 15.09.2024, 22.09.2024
  • Flight schedule with European Air Charter (subject to confirmation):
  • Sofia - Catania - 15:00-16:20
  • Catania - Sofia - 17:45-22:00
  • Flight schedule with Wizz Air (19.05.2024 - subject to reconfirmation):
  • Sofia - Catania - 19:50-20:50

Included/Excluded

  • Air ticket Sofia - Catania - Sofia with European Air Charter;
  • Checked baggage 20 kg and small hand luggage up to 6 kg with dimensions 55 x 40 x 20 cm;
  • Airport taxes;
  • 7 nights on All Inclusive Soft basis at ATHENA RESORT VILLAGE 4*;
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfer by air-conditioned coach;
  • Umbrellas and sun loungers on the beach;
  • Umbrellas and sun loungers around the pool;
  • Use of themed restaurants, upon prior request during the period in which they are open;
  • Themed dinners - Italian, Sicilian;
  • Evening entertainment and show programs presented by an excellent international team of animators;
  • Daily entertainment - aerobics, dance, gymnastics, competitions;
  • Use of football, basketball, volleyball, tennis courts, boccia, canoe and other entertainment on the beach and on the territory of the complex;
  • Mini Club and Junior Club for your children's entertainment;
  • Wi-Fi internet at the lobby bar is free of charge;
  • Suitable for families with children;
  • Medical travel assistance insurance from Evronins with a coverage of 10000 EUR (Traveller, Option A);
  • BONUS MAXIMUM SECURITY PACKAGE - reimbursement in case of travel ban for medical reasons;
  • A representative of the tour operator with Bulgarian language for the whole stay.
  • Recommended additional services, booked upon request:
  • Half-day excursion Baroque jewel Modica - 108 BGN for adult and 59 BGN for child 2-11,99 years;
  • Full day trip to Magnetic Taormina - 148 BGN for adult and 74 BGN for child 2-11,99 years;
  • Full-day excursion Ancient Greek Syracuse and Velichetsvene Noto - 168 BGN for adult and 84 BGN for child 2-11,99 years;
  • Half-day excursion Catania - History and shopping at the foot of Mount Etna - 128 BGN for adult and 69 BGN for child 2-11,99 years;
  • Half-day excursion Valley of the Temples in Agrigento - 138 BGN for an adult and 74 BGN for a child 2-11,99 years;
  • Package of 4 excursions (Magnetic Taormina, Baroque jewel Modica, Ancient Greek Syracuse and Majestic Noto, Catania - History and shopping at the foot of Mount Etna) - BGN 522 for an adult and BGN 261 for a child 2-11,99 years;
  • Package of 5 excursions (Magnetic Taormina, Baroque jewel Modica, Ancient Greek Syracuse and Majestic Noto, Catania - History and shopping at the foot of Mount Etna, Valley of the Temples in Agrigento) - 650 BGN for an adult and 325 BGN for a child 2-11,99 years;
  • Havlia for beach with deposit 20 euro and weekly rental fee 7 euro;
  • Extra charge for All Inclusive - BGN 175 per person for the whole stay (Extra All Inclusive includes local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the lobby bar and at the bar next to the big pool during the day. Additional payment for All Inclusive does NOT include consumption of drinks at the beach bar).
  • Mandatory surcharges:
  • Fuel and Emissions Charge - to be announced 21 days before the flight. The prices are calculated with aircraft fuel parameters of USD 1,000/tonne at an exchange rate of 1 euro = USD 1;
  • City tax - approx. EUR 2 per person/per night, payable locally. It may be changed without notice.

Itinerary

Flight from Sofia / Catania. Transfer to the hotel. Duration of the transfer - about 2 hours.

Information meeting with your hotel representative. Free time for beach and entertainment or visit Ragusa on your own.

Free time for beach and entertainment or full day excursion optional: Syracuse and Noto.
Check out from the hotel in the morning after breakfast.
Syracuse is the most famous Greek colony in the Mediterranean. Once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all". It was also the birthplace of Archimedes. Visit with a local guide the historical centre, Ortigia Island, under the protection of UNESCO. The walking tour starts from the Temple of Apollo, the oldest Doric temple in Sicily dating back to the 6th century BC, Archimedes Square, Il Duomo Square with its magnificent cathedral and the Church of St. Lucia.
The tour ends at the spring of Arethusa, where you will learn the legend of eternal love.
Free time with the option to take a boat trip around the island or to the sea caves, visit the Archimedes Museum or the Bellomo Museum, or take a walk in the 13th-century port fortress of Castello-Maniace in Syracuse.
In the early afternoon we head to Noto, billed as the perfect baroque town. A true jewel of the Baroque, listed by UNESCO. Tourist program with a local guide along the main street, on both sides of which are the churches with the monasteries, the Cathedral, Palazzo Nicolaci with the most beautiful baroque balconies in the world.
Free time with the opportunity to visit Palazzo Nicolaci, the estate of wealthy tuna merchants.

Free time for beach and entertainment or optional half-day excursion: Catania.
Panoramic tour by bus, then free time for: walking tour in the centre of Catania: the Cathedral; the Fountain with the elephant, symbol of the city; the fish market; Etna Street, the main shopping street of the city, etc. The centre of Catania is in Baroque style and is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. There are countless remains from Greek and Roman times, as well as numerous Baroque churches and buildings. Don't miss the symbol of Catania, the iconic monument. The Elephant Fountain, a comical statue of black lava showing a smiling elephant resting on a white obelisk. The statue is in the Piazza del' Duomo. Catania is the perfect place for shopping lovers. You'll be able to dive after countless souvenir and goodie shops.

Free time for beach and entertainment or full day excursion optional: Taormina
Departure from the hotel after breakfast.
A walking tour through the picturesque streets of Sicily's most famous resort. The bus drops us at a parking lot at the foot of town, where we take a free shuttle to the main street. symbol of the city.
Free time with the opportunity to visit the Greek theatre from the 3rd century BC. Hr. - a majestic work of nature and man, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Giardini Naxos, explore the remains of the Roman Odeon, and, which is to explore the City Park, stroll along the attractive main street with the panoramic square "IX April", where the famous "Wunderbar" is located - a favorite place of Liz Taylor, the Duomo Square, a favorite place of Oscar Wilde. There is the fountain "The Four Fountains" with a centaur
There is also a wide selection of lovely ice cream parlours (Gelaterias), cafes and fashion and souvenir shops. Optional visit to the Greek Theatre in Taormina.
Entrance to the Greek Theatre in Taormina - 13 euros
The listed inputs are current as of 14.10.2023, changes are possible!
Return to the hotel for dinner.

Free time for beach and entertainment or half day excursion optional: Modica.
Departure from the hotel to visit the city of Modica. Modica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was founded by the Siculi around the 7th century BC. н. е. It was later occupied by the Romans. In 845 it was conquered by the Normans.
In the 13th and 14th centuries it was under Spanish rule under the counts of the Gualtieri family. In the following centuries this position was inherited successively by 6 other Italian families. Modica was ruled, like the rest of Sicily, by a Spanish king from Palermo. This situation remained until the 18th century, when the island of Sicily was ruled by Vienna, and later in the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was part of the Kingdom of Sicily. Centuries ago, the Spaniards brought the cacao seed from Mexico. Since then, the tradition and ritual of obtaining chocolate at low temperature has been preserved in Modica. It is grainy, as the cocoa is processed at no more than 50 degrees and the sugar is preserved whole. But what no one has ever dreamed of is chocolate with salt. There are many different types: with fruits and fillings, with chilli peppers, but with salt is something unique in terms of realization and taste. Visit to the workshop for demonstration and tasting.
Walking tour in the old part of the city, where the two cathedrals of the St. George", which houses part of the relics of St. George the Victorious and is an example of Sicilian Baroque, and "St. Peter", which houses the rare image of Jesus Christ in a skirt. Free time for an independent walk and the opportunity to taste the Modican "Baroque coffee".

Free time for beach and entertainment or optional half-day excursion: Agrigento.
With a local guide, explore one of Sicily's main attractions, which includes the ruins of seven ancient Greek temples from the 5th century BC, dedicated to the gods Hera, Zeus Olympianus, Hercules, the Temple of Concordia. The Valley of the Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agrigento is the successor of ancient Akragas, called by the ancient Greek poet Pindar "the most beautiful city of mortals". The famous Greek philosopher Empedocles (490-430 BC) was also born in Akragas. It was founded in the 6th century BC by settlers from the nearby colony of Gela. Today its former grandeur is still evident in the many ruins in the valley and in the seven temples, the finest Greek remains outside Greece.
Entrance fee 13 euros for persons over 18 years.
Light clothing, hats and sunscreen are recommended!
The listed inputs are current as of 14.10.2023, changes are possible!
Return to the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for approximately 2 hours. Flight to Bulgaria.

Durations

8 days

Езици

Bulgarian

Tour's Location

Sicily, Italy

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