Private Charming Sicily

Get a taste of island life with this comprehensive tour around Sicily’s most sumptuous beaches, cities, towns and historical sites!
Sicily boasts a wide variety of natural wonders for you to feast your eyes upon. As well as mother nature, there are many historical sites for you to explore, from the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site comprised of a series of temples, to Syracuse, one of Sicily’s main historic cities and the birthplace of renowned mathematician and engineer Archimedes. Not to mention Palermo, the capital of the island which boasts energetic and tantalising street food markets, luscious beaches, extensive history, architectural gems and surrounding coastal villages!
8 Days from $3629/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Private

Primary Location

Sicily, Italy

Departures

Weekly Friday departures from March to November

Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation in 4-star and 5-star hotels
  • Private arrival airport transfer from Palermo airport to the hotel
  • Welcome briefing upon arrival with a local assistant
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private full-day visit of Palermo and Monreale with driver-guide
  • Private transfer from Palermo to Menfi with en-route stops in Erice, Trapani and Salt Plans for an independent visit
  • Private transfer from Menfi to Syracuse with en-route stops in Agrigento for a guided visit
  • Entrance fees to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Free time in Modica for an independent visit
  • Private guided walking tour of Syracuse with entrance fees
  • Private transfer from Syracuse to Taormina
  • Private guided visit to Taormina

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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  • From price is based on CAD per person, double occupancy
  • Itineraries and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Departure Transfer
  • Our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your preferred travel dates, style of accommodation, interests and desired budget

Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO PALERMO!

Benvenuti a Palermo! After your arrival at the airport, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing upon arrival with a local assistant. Enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure.

DAY 2: PALERMO & MONREALE

After breakfast, meet your driver at your hotel for a full-day private visit to Palermo and Monreale. Palermo is the capital of Sicily, a city whose rich history is marked by the influence of many different cultures. After your visit to Palermo, we'll head to Monreale, the historic hill town just outside of Palermo is home to Monreale Cathedral, a historical Norman-Byzantine cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When you exit the Cathedral take some time to visit the Cloisters next door. This former Benedictine abbey was also built on William's instructions, and one can argue just as beautiful. Overnight in Palermo. Meals: B

DAY 3: ERICE, TRAPANI & SALT PANS

After breakfast, transfer from Palermo to Menfi with stops in Erice and Trapani for an independent visit. As you drive along the coast, the edge of the sea is marked with salt flats, dotted with windmills that in years past were used to pump water. Stop in the medieval hill town of Erice with ancient origins in Sicily, close to the port city of Trapani on the island's western coast. The city is perched on a mountainside overlooking Trapani, surrounded by town walls and crowned by the Castle of Venus from where you can get a breathtaking view of the coast. After the visit to the area, we'll arrive late in the afternoon arrival in Menfi. Meals: B

DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE

We're firm believers in not packing in every day with preset sightseeing. Our view is that free time is a great way to get to know a town or area at your own pace. The ancient Greek city of Selinunte is close by. It's one of the most impressive archeological sites in the Mediterranean. If this isn't to your liking, we can organize a bit of vineyard touring or roll up your sleeves and take a cooking class at the Planeta Estate. Last but not least, don't feel guilty about just hanging out by the pool, reading that book you packed, and enjoying a wonderful lunch at the restaurant. That's what a Sicilian vacation is all about! Overnight in Menfi. Meals: B

DAY 5: AGRIGENTO & MODICA

In the morning after breakfast, we'll leave Menfi for Siracusa with a stop in Agrigento for a guided visit of the Valley of the Temples. Today the Valley of the Temples is viewed as the best example of the ancient world because of how well the original settlement site has been preserved. After the exploration of Agrigento, you'll head east, and we'll make a stop in Modica for an independent visit. The town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Baroque cities of Sicily. If you're a chocolate lover, this is the town to visit. Overnight in Siracusa. Meals: B

DAY 6: SIRACUSA & ORTIGIA

Today we'll take a guided walking tour of Siracusa. Siracusa is a destination no traveller should pass up and, with Sicily's Mediterranean climate, can be visited in any season of the year. Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, the city shows its ancient vestiges in every nook and cranny, from Classical to Baroque splendours, all within a landscape of enchanting beauty. Afterwards, visit Ortigia, the small island off the mainland, is the soul of Siracusa, filled with 2,500 years of history. The daily morning food market is not to be missed. Take a stop at a beautiful shop called "I Sapori dei Gusti Smarriti" where you'll find a few wonderful Sicilian delicacies to bring back home. Overnight in Siracusa. Meals: B

DAY 7: TAORMINA

In the morning, we'll drive from Siracusa to Taormina. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful views of the volcano Mount Etna. Upon your arrival, you'll have a guided visit to Taormina, 'Pearl of the Mediterranean,' located on a sheer natural terrace above the sea, with breathtaking views around every corner. Winding streets with shops, bars, and restaurants make it a perfect holiday spot. The Greek theatre is, located in a fantastic position carved into the earth. Taormina is an ideal destination all year round, thanks to the mild climate and all that it has to offer for fun and relaxation. Overnight in Taormina. Meals: B

DAY 7: TAORMINA DEPARTURE

After breakfast, make your own way to the airport or train station for your departing flight or train for your onward journey. An optional private transfer is available. Arrivederci! Meals: B


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