Overnight Accommodations

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    Nights  1-2

    Grand Hotel Ortigia

    Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

    Built in the 1890s, the Grand Hotel Ortigia has held court in the Sicilian city of Siracusa for more than a hundred years. Although completely renovated in the mid-1990s, this grand landmark maintains much of its original 19th-century architecture and charm… along with other preserved historic features like the “Spanish Walls” (Bastion Hall), part of the 16th-century Spanish fortifications that once encircled the island of Ortigia. At the turn of the 20th century, the Grand Hotel Ortigia took its place as a hub of social life in Siracusa… a position it still held following its renovation a century later, as its reputation for luxury and gracious hospitality continues into the 21st century. The hotel’s elegant guest rooms offer sea views and are equipped with a telephone, electronic combination safe, air conditioning, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, minibar and more. The hotel’s terrace restaurant, La Terrazza sul Mare, and its Roof Garden bar offer savory dishes and refreshing libations as you enjoy sweeping views of the bay.

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    Nights  3-5

    Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

    Ragusa, Sicily, Itally

    A true paradise for golf enthusiasts, Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is situated about an hour’s drive from Sicily’s Catania International  Airport, and offers access to the most beautiful cities of the Val di Noto – nearby Ragusa, Modica, Noto and Scicli, all part of the region’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also nearby is Donnafugata Castle, a medieval palace with sumptuous rooms including its Salone degli Specchi (Hall of Mirrors), and its beautiful gardens. Comfortable guest rooms are elegantly furnished, and offer varying configurations and amenities depending on location and views. The resort boasts five restaurants and a number of bars and lounges, as well as a SPA offering a variety of wellness treatments.

    Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

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    Nights  6-7

    Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo MGallery by Sofitel

    Palermo, Sicily, Italy

    Ideally located on the coast of Palermo, the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo MGallery by Sofitel indulges with spectacular views of the sea, impeccable 5-star service and the design expertise of famous 19th-century Italian architect Ernesto Basile, whose masterpieces include Palermo’s storied Teatro Massimo.  Boasting original frescoes, furniture and décor, the former private villa combines history and art with modern-day comforts in each of its art-nouveau inspired guest rooms and suites, with gilded drapes and wallpaper, to ensure a most comfortable stay. All rooms have minibars, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access. Guests can enjoy a spa, fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a choice of dining venues from a seasonal gourmet restaurant, Cuvée du Jour, to the Mediterannean-style Donna Franca Florio, a pool & grill bar and the Bar des Arcades, which features live piano music in the evenings.

    Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

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    Nights  8-9

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

    Taormina, Sicily, Italy

    Renowned as the first hotel to be built in Taormina and named to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Gold List for the Best Hotels in Europe, the 71-room Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, built in 1873, looks out over the coast and Mount Etna from its perch near the Teatro Greco, giving guests the best of land and sea during their stay. Guest rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with Sicilian flair and include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and marble bathrooms. Many have beautiful terraces or balconies overlooking the sea. An eight-minute walk to a private beach and boat trips at its sister hotel, guests enjoy an on-site spa set in a terraced garden, two upscale restaurants, a terrace bar and an outdoor pool, all making the most of the hotel’s premier scenic setting.

    Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

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    Grand Hotel Ortigia - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

    Built in the 1890s, the Grand Hotel Ortigia has held court in the Sicilian city of Siracusa for more than a hundred years. Although completely renovated in the mid-1990s, this grand landmark maintains much of its original 19th-century architecture and charm… along with other preserved historic features like the “Spanish Walls” (Bastion Hall), part of the 16th-century Spanish fortifications that once encircled the island of Ortigia. At the turn of the 20th century, the Grand Hotel Ortigia took its place as a hub of social life in Siracusa… a position it still held following its renovation a century later, as its reputation for luxury and gracious hospitality continues into the 21st century. The hotel’s elegant guest rooms offer sea views and are equipped with a telephone, electronic combination safe, air conditioning, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, minibar and more. The hotel’s terrace restaurant, La Terrazza sul Mare, and its Roof Garden bar offer savory dishes and refreshing libations as you enjoy sweeping views of the bay.


    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingle
    April 17 - October 28 $296 $258

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    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo - Taormina, Sicily, Italy

    Renowned as the first hotel to be built in Taormina and named to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Gold List for the Best Hotels in Europe, the 71-room Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, built in 1873, looks out over the coast and Mount Etna from its perch near the Teatro Greco, giving guests the best of land and sea during their stay. Guest rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with Sicilian flair and include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and marble bathrooms. Many have beautiful terraces or balconies overlooking the sea. An eight-minute walk to a private beach and boat trips at its sister hotel, guests enjoy an on-site spa set in a terraced garden, two upscale restaurants, a terrace bar and an outdoor pool, all making the most of the hotel’s premier scenic setting.


    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    January 1 - May 16 $761 $754 call to book
    May 17 - May 20 $823 $816 call to book
    May 22 - May 24 $761 $754 call to book
    May 27 - June 3 $823 $816 call to book
    June 7 - June 10 $1,071 $1,064 call to book
    June 11 - June 20 $993 $986 call to book
    June 21 - September 30 $1,071 $1,064 call to book
    October 1 - October 3 $823 $816 call to book
    October 4 - November 8 $761 $754 call to book

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    Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea - Taormina, Sicily

    Old-world glamor on the Sicilian coast... Located on the scenic Bay of Mazzarò, every stay at this private beach resort offers guaranteed serenity. Built by an aristocratic family in 1830 among lush, subtropical gardens, this secluded retreat retains all the charm of a private residence; the hotel enjoys a reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in Taormina. When you want to explore, a cable car whisks you in just three minutes to the town centrer with its many cultural attractions and sophisticated shopping scene. Guestrooms are the ultimate in serenity... recline in your own personal haven complete with plush fabrics and fine artwork... and revitalize in the indulgent en suite marble bathrooms. Balconies and terraces boast mesmerizing views of the ocean or sub-tropical gardens... The timeless Italian style boasts indulgent marble bathrooms... Dining celebrates the best of the Mediterranean – and Oliviero has the edge. Resting on its own exclusive shoreline, Oliviero serves up the very best from land and sea beside a bay shimmering with stars. For something more informal, the Bar’s sea-facing location satisfies every sense. Lunch on freshly grilled fish and delicate homemade pasta, or enjoy a Sicilian Mojito at sunset. For leisure activities, the Spa has it all when you revitalise body and spirit in a lush ocean-facing garden. A host of superb spa experiences and private in-room treatments capture the healing ambience of the island; therapists guide you through a sensory journey, enlivened by fragrant orange flowers, amber, sandalwood and jasmine – the purest scents of Sicily. Carefully selected for their quality, the Sa di Sapone line celebrates artisanal techniques and pure Sicilian olives; Sothys deliver exotic body rituals and Nature’s harnesses fine natural ingredients to purify body and mind.

    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    April 15 - April 19 $761 $754 $1,008

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    NH Collection Taormina - Taormina, Italy

    A stylish blend of early 20th-century architecture and modern touches, the NH Collection Taormina is an elegant mix of past and present in the heart of this beautiful seaside city in Sicily, with spectacular views of the coastline. From the moment you are welcomed with special Sicilian pastries and almond milk, you will know the hotel is truly someplace unique. From its ideal location, you can browse exclusive boutiques like Parisi on the Corso Umberto I, Taormina’s famous shopping street just a few steps away, or explore the Palacongressi, venue for the Festival del Cinema, and the ancient Greek theater, the symbol of Taormina. Sophisticated, contemporary guest rooms drink in views of the city and coastline, and are equipped with air conditioning, ”NH Sleep Better" concept, bathrobe & slippers, NH Collection bathroom amenities, bathtub, rain effect shower, Nespresso machine, complimentary Gym Access, digital safe, professional hairdryer, kettle, minibar, large flat screen TV with international channels and satellite TV. The hotel’s contemporary Zagara restaurant is the place to savor Sicilian specialties and Italian cuisine while enjoying views of Taormina. And the 7th floor infinity pool and bar are the perfect setting for sipping a cocktail and enjoying one of the best views of Taormina; you can also unwind in the spa, relax in the sauna or steam bath, sample some soothing treatments or work out in the fitness room.


    2019 Tauck Room RatesDoubleSingleTriple
    April 23 - June 30 $661 $601 $677
    July 1 - September 30 $718 $673 $735
    October 1 - October 31 $661 $601 $677

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