Highlights of Sicily Tour

Once-in-a-lifetime Sicily Italy Vacation

Delve into the history, traditions, culinary delights, and culture of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. This 8-day Sicily Tour is packed full of incredible places to see and things to do. If you’re still making up your mind about where to go, you might also like to consider our entire range of Italy Tours, with a section dedicated purely to Sicily Tours.

Explore the hidden ancient and culinary gems of Sicily on a small-group tour with a maximum of 8 travellers. Local guides accompany you each day, helping you access the very best of Sicily — it also helps to have someone who speaks Italian close to hand when you go off the beaten path.

Experience Sicily through its gastronomy, wines, art, music, stunning archaeological treasures, and much more. Come with us on an unforgettable journey. If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact us. Keep scrolling to learn more; your dream Sicilian tour could be just a few clicks away!

8 Days from $2599/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

BENEFITS OF SMALL GROUP TRAVEL

More Flexibility
Smaller groups allow access to unique places you could not get to with a larger group and opens up more opportunities to truly experience a destination.
Premium Accommodation
Stay in selected and inspected centrally located hotels, or charming boutique properties throughout your trip.
Local Guides
All tours are escorted by a knowledgeable guide who will share hidden gems and insider information with you throughout your journey.
Cultural Experiences
Small group tours include many intimate, cultural, and authentic culinary experiences you could not get with a larger group.

Primary Location

Sicily, Europe

Departures

Weekly Friday departures from March to November

Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • Experienced English-speaking driver and licensed guide throughout the tour
  • Transportation by Mercedes minivan with A/C
  • Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers
  • Taormina Food & Wine Tour
  • Godfather vs Mafia Tour With Light Lunch
  • Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit
  • Etna Trip Until 1900mt With Lunch In Etna Winery
  • Noto Walking Tour & Marzamemi visit with Seafood Lunch
  • Ortigia Walking Tour
  • Tour of Agrigento with Guided Visit Of Temples Valley & Lunch
  • Palermo Walking Tour & Wine
  • 24 hours of support before and during the travel
  • All other food and wine tastings as per itinerary
  • Restaurant suggestions and reservation

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • 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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  • Small-Group Tour with a maximum of 8 participants
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Optional Mount Etna ascent until 3000mt
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort or prior to departure

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Food & Wine Tour in Taormina

Upon arrival at Catania airport, you will be greeted by your driver. Your driver will then bring you to your charming hotel in Taormina.

As the day starts to cool down, your local guide will help you discover ideal places to get a real taste of Taormina. Savour its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food and wine traditions alive. Just follow your expert guide through the town, eating and drinking like the locals.

Your tour will finish at around 21:30 in the heart of Taormina, allowing you to enjoy the town at night. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Ariston, Sea View Room, Taormina, or similar

Day 2: Godfather vs Mafia Tour with Light Lunch & Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit

After breakfast, meet your “mafia” guide in the lobby of your hotel and start a half-day trip to the small antique villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro, located in the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of the Godfather movies were filmed. Find out the secrets of movie-making as well as true facts about the mafia. Take a refreshing aperitif in the most famous Sicilian bar “Vitelli” and enjoy a lunch of traditional seasonal food on the extraordinary terrace. After this, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel to relax and refresh, getting ready for sparkling Taormina at night.

After some relaxation, take an easy walk with your local guide who will unveil Taormina’s culture, architecture, and natural and political history, and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that give Taormina a special charm. Visit the Magnificent Greek Theatre and immerse yourself in the city. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Ariston, Sea View Room, Taormina, or similar

Day 3: Etna Trip & Lunch in Winery

Today’s adventure starts with a visit to spectacular Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. You will first reach the base camp, Refuge Sapienza, located at 1,900 meters above sea level where you will see the marvelous Silvestri craters. There is free time to walk on the old lava flows before continuing your ascent up the mountain to 3000 metres by cable car and jeep to the main authorized craters area (optional). You will be accompanied by an English-speaking Alpine Guide.

After hiking, continue your tour to the panoramic winery located on a slope of Etna, famous for its unique volcanic wines and organic food. After a guided visit of the estate and cellars, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting (at least 5 wines) with cold appetizers and a light lunch. Drop-off to your hotel and free evening in Taormina. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Ariston, Sea View Room, Taormina, or similar

Day 4: Noto Walking Tour with Seafood Lunch in Marzamemi

After breakfast at 09.00 am, you’ll meet your private driver in front of your hotel and move to the magnificent town of Noto. Enjoy an easy guided walk in this UNESCO heritage town and taste its famous Modica chocolate. The tour then moves to the typical Sicilian fisherman’s village of Marzamemi. Here you will enjoy a traditional fresh fish lunch in a family taverna. After lunch, transfer to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Domus Mariae Benessere, Classic Room, Syracuse, or similar

Day 5: Ortigia Walking Tour

Meet your local guide in the city center and embark on a 2-hour walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour — one of the most colourful streets in Ortigia. Here, local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings. See the Archimede Fountain on the way to the city’s Jewish district which was founded in the 3rd century BC. When you reach Duomo Square, you’ll be at the heart of Ortigia. This is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy and home to the stunning Duomo and the Church of St. Lucy. Your guide will also share with you a lot about the lifestyle, traditions, and habits of locals. The charm of this town is unforgettable. Free afternoon and evening to explore Syracuse on your own. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Domus Mariae Benessere, Classic Room, Syracuse, or similar

Day 6: Guided Visit of Temple Valley in Agrigento, Lunch and Transfer to Palermo

It’s time to say goodbye to Syracuse and move towards Palermo, passing the ancient Temple Valley on the way. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and you’ll head to the Temple Valley for a guided visit of this UNESCO World Heritage site. After the visit, enjoy a fresh seasonal lunch in a local taverna and continue driving to your Palermo hotel. Time to relax and enjoy a free evening in the Sicilian capital. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Garibaldi, Classic Room, Palermo, or similar

Day 7: Palermo Walking Tour & Wine

Discover the beauty of the Sicilian capital on a 2-hour walking tour of Palermo. The tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating mixture of Sicily’s capital. Be ready to discover the authentic Palermitan area. Pass through Palermo’s old town and the city’s most important highlights, such as Martorana Church, Piazza Pretoria, Quattro Canti & the cathedral, listening to your local guide’s stories every step of the way. Enjoy a glass of typical Palermo wine and then enjoy a free evening in Palermo. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Garibaldi, Classic Room, Palermo, or similar

Day 8: Transfer to Palermo Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Palermo Airport. Arrivederci! Meals: B


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