A Sicilian Snapshot

Enjoy a brief but immersive journey through the Eastern jewels of Sicily
Begin in the picturesque hilltop town of Taormina, where ancient Greek ruins and charming streets offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea. Move on to Catania, a vibrant city blending Baroque architecture with lively markets, before delving into the rich history of Siracusa. Explore the UNESCO-listed Ortigia island, adorned with narrow streets and ancient temples. The adventure culminates with a trek up the iconic Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, offering breathtaking landscapes and a thrilling encounter with nature's forces
5 Days from $1869/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Self-Guided
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Private

Primary Location

Italy, Europe

Departures

Available on Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from April through October

Included:

  • 4 nights in Giardini Naxos or Taormina
  • Accommodation based on 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private Guided Walking Tour of Taormina
  • Entrance fees to the Greek Theatre of Taormina
  • Small Group Tour of Catania, Siracusa and Ortigia with Lunch
  • Small Group Mount Etna Trekking Tour with Lunch

Not Included:

  • Unless otherwise specified, transportation to the designated meeting point and back to your hotel for guided tours is not included
  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of tours. In the event that a particular service is not available, an alternative option will be provided
  • Additional charges may apply during fairs, holidays, and special events
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Enhance your trip with additional options and upgrades available in Italy. You have the flexibility to customize your experience by adding extra nights, opting for the convenience of private airport or train station transfers, selecting from a variety of additional shared, small-group, or private activities, and upgrading your accommodation to perfectly suit your preferences

Custom Itinerary

Choose between booking the pre-designed itinerary or opt for a custom trip crafted to your preferences, budget, interests, and dates. Our travel specialists are skilled at creating a stress-free experience with any special requests you may have.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: SICILY ARRIVAL

Welcome to Sicily! Arrive at your hotel in Giardini Naxos or Taormina on your own and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. If you prefer, optional private or train station transfers can be arranged upon request for added convenience. Your Sicilian adventure begins with the warmth of these charming coastal destinations.

Accommodation at Hellenia Yachting Hotel, Giardini Naxos or Taormina, or similar

DAY 2: TAORMINA HIGHLIGHTS

Meet your guide at a designated meeting point and uncover the enchantment of Taormina through a captivating walking tour that seamlessly weaves medieval charm with ancient history. Immerse yourself in the tales of this Sicilian gem as you meander through historic streets, ensuring you don't overlook the iconic Greek Theatre—a cultural treasure that offers spectacular views of majestic Mount Etna. This enriching exploration guarantees an unforgettable fusion of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, providing a unique perspective on the timeless beauty that defines Taormina. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hellenia Yachting Hotel, Giardini Naxos or Taormina, or similar

DAY 3: CATANIA, SIRACUSA & ORTIGIA

Embark on a captivating small-group tour from Taormina to Catania, Ortigia, and Siracusa, unraveling the allure of Sicily. Enjoy personalized attention from a friendly English-speaking driver as you travel in style aboard a luxury minibus or minivan. Explore ancient streets in Siracusa with an expert guide, visit the archaeological park, savor a typical Sicilian lunch, and partake in a special tasting experience in Catania. Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and flavors of Sicily for unforgettable memories. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Giardini Naxos or Taormina. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Hellenia Yachting Hotel, Giardini Naxos or Taormina, or similar

DAY 4: MOUNT ETNA TREK

Embark on a remarkable journey, climbing one of Europe's most active volcanoes from Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Witness the stunning transformation of the landscape as you ascend, preparing for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Mount Etna's pristine nature. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the summit of the 1865 lateral craters, offering panoramic views. Enjoy a Sicilian lunch and an hour of leisure before returning to the coastal havens of Taormina or Giardini Naxos, carrying memories of an unparalleled Mount Etna adventure. Meals: B, L

IMPORTANT: For an optimal experience, participants in the tour are advised to wear hiking shoes or sturdy walking/sports shoes (no flip-flops) and don't forget to bring a hat and sunscreen for added comfort. It's important to note that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or impaired mobility. To ensure the well-being of all participants, please inform us in advance of any food intolerances or allergies. Additionally, children aged 0-7 are not permitted on the tour. Please be aware that the actual itinerary on Mount Etna may vary slightly based on weather and trail conditions for the safety and enjoyment of all participants.

Accommodation at Hellenia Yachting Hotel, Giardini Naxos or Taormina, or similar

DAY 5: DEPARTURE

Following breakfast, proceed to your next destination at your convenience. If desired, optional private airport or train station transfers can be arranged for a seamless and comfortable journey. Meals: B

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