Charming Sicily

Embark on a mesmerizing 8-day adventure to discover the true essence of Sicily
Your adventure begins in the captivating town of Taormina, Italy, and from there, you'll set forth on a series of visits to enchanting destinations. Throughout your adventure, you'll bear witness to the rich tapestry of history and culture that defines Sicily. Explore ancient ruins, wander through UNESCO sites, and savor the exquisite flavors of Sicilian cuisine. Stroll along picturesque streets, sample local delicacies, and delve into the hidden treasures during guided tours. This balanced itinerary offers an unforgettable experience, combining exploration and relaxation
8 Days
Food & Wine
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Sicily, Europe


Available Fridays & Sundays from April through October


  • 3 nights in Taormina area
  • 4 nights in Palermo
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from Taormina to Palermo with an en route stop in Cefalù for a 2-hour independent visit
  • Small Group Tour: Catania, Siracusa and Ortigia with Lunch
  • Small Group Tour: Best of Palermo Walking Tour
  • Small Group Tour: Erice & Marsala Excursion with Lunch
  • Small Group Tour: Agrigento & Valley of the Temples with Dinner

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

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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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Welcome to Sicily! Upon your arrival at Catania Airport, make your way independently to your hotel in the Taormina area. You have the choice to enhance your convenience and comfort with an optional private airport transfer. Upon your arrival, take the chance to relax and fully embrace the captivating essence of the area. Stroll along its storied streets, savor local delicacies and soak in the distinctive ambiance of this Italian gem.

Accommodation at Rivage Boutique Hotel, Taormina area, or similar


Today, meet with your guide at the designated meeting point near Giardini Naxos. Embark on an exploration of two captivating Sicilian treasures. Begin your journey in Siracusa, also known as Ortigia, where ancient streets and a charming waterfront await your discovery. Accompanied by our expert English-speaking guide, delve into the city's rich history and captivating stories during a guided walking tour. Later, visit the Siracusa archaeological park to uncover the remnants of Greek and Roman civilizations under the guidance of our knowledgeable expert.

Savor a typical Sicilian lunch, indulging in local delicacies that showcase the region's culinary prowess. Then, proceed to Catania for a special tasting experience, immersing yourself in the authentic flavors of the city. Sample the finest local treats and uncover Catania's culinary gems before returning to the Taormina area. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Rivage Boutique Hotel, Taormina area, or similar


Enjoy your free time exploring Taormina at your own pace. In Taormina, there's a wealth of activities and sights to explore. Visit the stunning Ancient Theatre of Taormina. This Greco-Roman amphitheater offers breathtaking views of Mount Etna and the coast. If you're up for some adventure, consider a guided tour to Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano. Taormina has a number of beautiful beaches, including Lido Mazzarò and Spisone Beach, where you can relax and soak up the sun. Another option is exploring the charming hilltop village of Castelmola, near Taormina, offering even more spectacular views and a taste of authentic Sicilian life. The choice is yours! Meals: B

Accommodation at Rivage Boutique Hotel, Taormina area, or similar


Commence your day by meeting your driver at your accommodation for a seamless transfer to your hotel in Palermo. Along the way, take a break in Cefalù for an independent exploration for 2 hours.

Cefalù, nestled along Sicily's northern coast, is a harmonious fusion of history and natural splendor. Its crowning glory is the remarkable Norman Cathedral, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, set against the backdrop of this charming coastal town.

After your time in Cefalù, continue your journey and settle in for the night in Palermo. Meals: B

Accommodation at Bastione Spasimo Boutique Hotel, Hotel Opera, Palermo, or similar


Palermo, steeped in cultural and historical richness, and boasting many UNESCO sites, beckons you to uncover its treasures on a 3-hour small group tour, punctuated by delightful local interludes. Meet at the city center, where Baroque and Normann-Arab architecture intertwine, unveiling gems like the intriguing Piazza Pretoria, fondly dubbed the Square of Shame. Here, a remarkable marble fountain adorned with revealing statues takes center stage. The Praetorian Palace, now housing the Town Hall, graces this plaza with its presence.

Immerse yourself in history at the Royal Palace, presently the Regional Parliament, and be captivated by the golden mosaics of the Palatine Chapel. Religious sites like Martorana Church and Palermo Cathedral add depth to this fascinating journey. Conclude your cultural and culinary exploration with a taste of a Sicilian cannolo or a refreshing granita. Rest for the night in Palermo. Meals: B

Accommodation at Bastione Spasimo Boutique Hotel, Hotel Opera, Palermo, or similar


Embark on a day-long small group tour from Palermo, leaving behind the urban buzz for a taste of Sicily's enchanting countryside. Meet your expert guide at the meeting point and delve into the medieval allure of Erice, a hilltop town with a rich history. Indulge in authentic local Sicilian cuisine, savor a wine-tasting experience, and take in the breathtaking vistas along Marsala's Salt Route.

Travel in comfort in a minivan with a skilled driver and guide, exploring the historic lanes and panoramic viewpoints of Erice. Treat yourself to a sample of local granita, delight in a Sicilian lunch paired with a wine-tasting session, and embark on a scenic journey along Marsala's captivating salt mills road.

As the day comes to a close, return to Palermo enriched by this off-island escapade, ready to reconnect with the vibrant city. Rest for the night in Palermo. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at Bastione Spasimo Boutique Hotel, Hotel Opera, Palermo, or similar


Take off on a journey to the remarkable archaeological site, the "Valle dei Templi," steeped in the rich cultural heritage influenced by both Italian and Greek traditions. Meet at the meeting point and travel in comfort by minivan, guided by a licensed English-speaking expert, as you explore the awe-inspiring ancient temples in their Doric-style grandeur.

Conclude your day with an exclusive Sicilian dinner, savoring the flavors of this unique region. Return to Palermo, cherishing every moment of this unforgettable experience. Rest for the night in Palermo. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at Bastione Spasimo Boutique Hotel, Hotel Opera, Palermo, or similar


Indulge in a final breakfast at the hotel, savoring the last moments of your Sicilian adventure. If you wish, you can opt for a private transfer to the airport. Arrivederci! Meals: B

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