Family holiday in Western Sicily

Family holiday in Western Sicily
(10 Nights/11 Days)

from £ 1050 *per person

Get the perfect introduction to Sicily in the colourful, somewhat frenetic city of Palermo before a week of beach fun and poolside relaxation at Mazara del Vallo on the south west coast.

  • Accommodation A city hotel followed by a villa stay near the sea
  • Suitable For Families
  • Holiday at a glance Discover Sicily's gloriously gritty capital with a fun street-food tour among buzzing markets and crumbling palazzi
    Mix sandy beaches with Greek Temples and Baroque towns in Mazara del Vallo along the coast of Western Sicily

Family holiday in Western Sicily

A two-centre holiday that combines a short-break in lively Palermo with a week in a villa with a pool on the coast of south west Sicily.

Palermo

There are plenty of churches, chapels and historic sights to visit in Palermo but the kids are more likely to be entertained by the colourful atmosphere and aromas of the Ballarò market. If the sightseeing becomes too intense, hop on a bus to the turquoise waters of Mondello Beach or the Norman cathedral at Monreale.

Stay in the family-friendly Palazzo Brunaccini, a modern hotel in the heart of the historic centre and a short stroll from the Ballarò market. The suites are ideal for families.

Transfer to Mazara del Vallo (1.5 hours), stopping en route at the archaeological site of Segesta and driving through the gently rolling hills of Sicily’s principal wine region.

Mazara del Vallo

Quite apart from the lovely sandy beaches, there are ancient ruins (Selinunte), the hilltop village of Erice and the vineyards of Menfi and Marsala to visit. Mazara del Vallo is a traditional seaside town with a stunning main piazza and a bustling fish harbour.

A selection of villas is available including Casa Alba, a 2-bedroom modern detached villa with garden and pool, around 250m from the beach.
What’s included
  • Travel planning
  • Bed and breakfast basis in Palermo
  • 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Palermo
  • 7 nights in a 2-bedroom villa in Mazara del Vallo
Optional Add-ons
  • International flights
  • Private and group excursions
  • Theatre and sport event tickets

Itinerary

  1. Day 1-4 Palermo
    Private transfer from Palermo airport

    3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior double room at the Palazzo Brunaccini

    We can help you with:
    • Private guided tours of Palermo's highlights
    • Street food walking tour
    • Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo & Monreale Cathedral tour
    • Tandem paragliding flight over Palermo
    • Bicycle hire
  2. Day 4-11 Mazara del Vallo
    Private transfer from Palermo airport

    4 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior double room at the Palazzo Brunaccini

    We can help you with:
    • Private guided tours of Palermo's highlights
    • Street food walking tour
    • Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo & Monreale Cathedral tour
    • Tandem paragliding flight over Palermo
    • Bicycle hire

Accommodation

Palazzo Brunaccini

Palazzo Brunaccini

Palermo

Contemporary comforts hidden away in a historic palazzo in Palermo’s atmospheric Ballarò market

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Casa Alba

Casa Alba

Mazara del Vallo

A modern villa just 250 metres from the beach and a short drive from Mazara del Vallo

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