Highlights of Sicily

Visit world famous monuments and little-known corners of Sicily’s most stunning towns on a small-group journey!
Visit world-famous monuments and little-known corners of Sicily’s most stunning towns on a small-group journey! Get a full immersion to reach the history, traditions, and culture of the island. Be always accompanied by local guides who know it best. Experience Sicily through its gastronomy, wines, art, and music. Get an authentic lifestyle experience and feel like you’ve lived in Sicily the whole life!
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
  • Transportation by Mercedes minivan with A/C
  • Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • All other food and wine tastings as per itinerary
  • 8 activities with a local licensed guide as per itinerary
  • 24 hours of support before and during the travel
  • 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 AND AIRPORT TRANSFER TO HOTEL & EVENING TAORMINA FOOD & WINE TOUR

Upon arrival at Catania airport be greeted by your driver, who will bring you to your charming hotel in Taormina. Meet your local guide in the city center when it starts to cool down and 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 and eat and drink like the locals.

Your tour will finish at around 21:30 in the heart of Taormina so after you can still 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 small antique villages Savoca and Forza d’Agro located in the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of Godfather movies were done and where started the love story of Michael and Apollonia. Find out the secrets of movie-making as well as true facts about the mafia. Take refreshing aperitif in the most famous Sicilian bar “Vitelli” and enjoy the lunch with typical seasonal food on the extraordinary terrace. Be dropped off at your hotel, have some relaxation and be ready for sparkling Taormina at night.

After some relaxation take an easy walk with your local guide. He will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, 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 get immersed directly in the life of your first destination. Meals: B, L

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

DAY 3: ETNA TRIP UNTIL 1900/3000 MT & LUNCH IN ETNA WINERY

On this day start your adventure with a visit to Mt. Etna. Firstly, you will reach the base camp Refuge Sapienza, located at 1,900 meters. See the marvelous extinct Silvestri craters and take souvenir pictures of the area. There is free time to walk on the old lava flows. Then continue ascent until 3000mt by cable car and Jeep to the main authorized craters area (optional). You will be accompanied by an English-speaking Alpine Guide. A 45-minutes visit to this lunar landscape is memorable.

After hiking continue your tour to the panoramic Winery located on the slope of Etna famous for its unique volcanic wines and organic food. After a guided visit of the estate and cellars enjoy wine tasting (at least 5 wines) with pairing cold appetizers and light lunch. Drop-off to your hotel and free evening in sparkling 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, TRANSFER TO SYRACUSE

After breakfast at 09.00 am meet your private driver in front of your hotel and move to magnificent Noto. Enjoy an easy walk with a local guide in a town of UNESCO heritage – a jewel of baroque. While walking taste a famous Modica chocolate. After the tour moves to the astonishing typical Sicilian fisherman's village Marzamemi and 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 start 2 hours walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour, one of the most colorful streets in Ortigia, where local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings. See the Archimede Fountain on the way to the city’s Jewish district that 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 ancient Temple Valley. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel. After approx. 2 hours, you will reach the Temple Valley where Your local guide will wait for you for 2 hours of a guided visit of this UNESCO heritage. After the visit enjoy a fresh seasonal lunch in a local taverna and continue driving to Palermo hotel. Time to relax and 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

On this day discover the beauty of Palermo on this 2 hours walking tour of Palermo. Meet the local guide at 10.00 at your Hotel. 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 old town and the most important highlights such as Martorana Church, Piazza Pretoria, Quattro Canti & the Cathedral, listening to the stories of your guide. Enjoy a Glass of typical Palermo wine and after the tour relaxes with 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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