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Sicily

Scintillating Sicily offers “something for everyone.” Just a two and half hours flight from the UK lies the fascinating island of Sicily – nestled between the north coast of Africa and the toe of Italy.

Although Italian, Sicily is different. Exciting and exotic, Sicily retains much of its past civilizations – mysterious souks, colourful spices and cous cous from the Arab world, mosaic adorned Norman churches and the best collection of Greek temples outside of Athens.

Blessed with a wonderful climate and a long season, welcoming locals and fantastic food and wine, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and offers a great variety of landscapes, coasts and accommodations.

For the more adventurous traveller the West of Sicily has an authentic atmosphere and boasts the most African and ‘moorish’ part of the island. Ancient ‘baglio’ farmhouses (such as Baglio Oneto) have now been converted into comfortable hotels and friendly family run B&B’s (the Ghibli, for example) really give the visitor an insight into local Sicilian life. Excellent sandy beaches, at San Vito Lo Capo and Selinunte, lie alongside emotive Greek sites, such as Segesta, with beguiling hill top medieval towns completing the picture. Fresh and inexpensive seafood abounds in this part of Sicily as do excellent wines….

The east side of Sicily has a more Mediterranean feel, with the elegant and stylish resort of Taormina topping the charts, where beautiful palatial historic residences have been transformed into luxury 5* hotels – such as the Grand Hotel Timeo and the San Domenico Palace (an ex monastery). Pretty boutique hotels enjoy stupendous views across Sicily’s infamous volcano, Mount Etna. Take a day out to the lovely Aeolian islands or visit some of the’off the beaten track’ villages where many of the Godfather scenes were filmed.

The south east of Sicily offers an unspoilt paradise of stunning baroque towns, beautiful sandy beaches and first class gastronomy. A stay at Torre Marabino, an ancient Norman fortress, really captures the flavour of this fascinating area.

Whatever you decide and whatever your taste, take a car and explore this magnificent island – a true melting pot of civilizations – or simply relax on one of Sicily’s lovely beaches – you won’t be disappointed!! For more information about holidays in Sicily, contact us on 01923 284148 or email info@ultimatedestinations.co.uk.


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We had a fantastic time in Sicily. Thank you for your suggestion - so much more than we expected, lots of interesting places to visit and the hotels were excellent.

AJ

We felt as though we were away for ever and had not 1 but 3 holidays!

The Kingston family

The list of superlatives about the holiday is endless...You can be assured that we will be in contact with Ultimate Destinations in the near future to discuss our next “tailor made” requirements.

Tony and Barbara

We had a terrific time. Everything worked like clockwork; your organisation was wonderful.
Thank you for everything you did to make this holiday trouble free. We'll be back to see you for our next holiday!

T.K.

Debbie - thanks for arranging our return boarding passes. Great service.

A.T.

Our holiday in the USA was "awesome" as they say. All the hotels you provided were excellent. Thank you for helping us make it such a great experience...and for the fantastic memories.

Mr and Mrs H

We were planning a special trip to the Maldives and we chose Diamonds Thudufushi in the South Ari Atoll. Andy helped make all the arrangements including sourcing seats on direct BA flights at a competitive price. The holiday was wonderful and very relaxing. Would definitely recommend this beautiful island.

Liz Patel

Thank you for booking such a great holiday - we had the best time we didn't want to come home! Orlando was absolutely fantastic, we loved it there - and we really liked Tampa too shopping there was great!! Was honestly the best holiday we've had! I'll have to start thinking soon where's next!

Sophie

Thank you for organising our ANZCRO trip, it was fantastic. All the connections and hotels were spot on. Will recommend you to anyone thinking of doing any long haul trips.

Fran

Thank you for organising our trip to the States. We had a fantastic time everywhere we went. Hotels were well chosen and were very clean and comfortable with just the right amount of luxury for two night stays. Transport links all worked smoothly and having Cape Cod as our final stay was perfect with wonderful accommodation and beautiful beaches. Many thanks for your guidance!

Bridgit

We had the most fabulous time imaginable on our trip to India and would certainly go back.... we were lucky to come to you to arrange this trip.

The Jopling Family

I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service arranging our recent trip to Cyprus, no problems with the car park or flight. Also thanks for your prompt assistance with our queries while we were there. If you keep 'holding our hands' like this you'll never get rid of us!

Sue

Thanks for your advice on the Ghazala Gardens in Sharm El Sheik which proved to be a great place to stay and in a prime location. We had a really fantastic time and everything ran very smoothly, flights on time, transfers great, hotel very good.

The Deakin Family

I cannot recommend Buffalo Tours highly enough. Many thanks, Andy, as ever, for organising our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. It was certainly an adventure and a half!

Ralph and Alison

Thank you for arranging our trip to Athens. Hotel Hemes in Athens was a short walk away from everything we needed.

Carole

We had a great time in Kefalonia. The whole trip was very smooth and well organised by Ionian, and we would definitely use them again if going to that part of the world. We were also lucky with the weather, and even the hire car, as it appeared most of those who booked ahead of us had taken all the small cars leaving us with something slightly roomier and more powerful.

Phil

Living in Chorleywood, it gave us peace of mind to be able to speak directly to someone knowledgeable and book with a local Agent.

LP

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