10-day Sensational Sicily Guided Tour

A Sensational Italy Holiday Package

Experience a Sicilian adventure that engages all the senses. Immerse yourself in rich culture, delicious cuisine, and the breathtaking sceneries of Sicily on a 10-day journey from Palermo. Browse our entire collection of Sicily Vacations if you’re still trying to decide on the perfect trip for you. You might also like to explore our range of Italy Vacations.

On this 10-day guided tour of Sicily, you will appreciate the picturesque hill towns and UNESCO cities. You will discover diverse ancient works of art and archaeological treasures. You will indulge your taste buds with traditional Sicilian delicacies and explore Sicily’s distinctive culinary heritage.

This is an unforgettable Italy holiday package and we can’t wait to tell you all about it in the itinerary section below. And if you have any follow-up questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your great Sicilian adventure could be just a few clicks away!

10 Days from $2189/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Departures

Weekly Tuesday departures from March to November

Included:

  • 9-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 7 meals at the hotel or local restaurant per the itinerary (3-course fixed menu to taste traditional Italian and Sicilian dishes)
  • 1 light lunch in Modica (7th day) and 1 lunch in Marsala (8th day)
  • Multilingual tour leader for the entire tour and local guides or audio guides when necessary
  • Sicilian product tastings in Palermo (2nd day), granita and brioche tasting in Catania (3rd day), visit and tasting at a honey factory in Etna (4th day), visit a well-known chocolate manufacture with tasting in Modica (7th day), wine cellar visit with tasting in Marsala (8th day)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus from the 2nd day until the 8th day
  • Visits to Sicilian cities, towns, and archaeological sites as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during meals and additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums
  • 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 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:

  • Excursion to Erice and Segesta (9th day)
  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Palermo
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • All entrance fees to monuments or museums as per the itinerary
  • Upgrade your room category to Superior or Deluxe

Travel Privately

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

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Palermo

Welcome to Sicily! Upon arrival at the airport, make your way to your hotel in the heart of Palermo. An optional private transfer is available.

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

Day 2: Palermo > Monreale > Palermo

After enjoying breakfast in the hotel, head to Monreale, which has an incredible Arab-Norman Cathedral and cloister.

After Monreale, you will return to Palermo to explore the city, which has a variety of well-preserved monuments of the Arab-Norman period. See the beautiful cathedral, the fascinating Byzantine Church of the Martorana, and the Palatine Chapel.

As you explore Palermo, you will be treated to a visit to a beloved local bakery. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

Day 3: Palermo > Cefalù > Catania

Have breakfast in the hotel before heading to Cefalù, a beautiful medieval maritime village with a Norman Cathedral. You’ll have time at leisure to visit the famous Mandralisca Museum. Proceed to Catania, and visit the old town center and its baroque architecture.

Enjoy a walk in the center, passing through the old ‘Peschiera’ (old fish market) to reach the scenic Piazza del Duomo with its impressive cathedral. You will also see the lava stone elephant, which is the symbol of the city. Stop in a bar to taste the local granita with brioche. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar

Day 4: Catania > Etna > Taormina > Catania

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then head out for a quick visit to a historic “fishmonger” (old fish market) on your way to Mount Etna — the tallest active volcano in Europe (3.350 m), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After touring Mount Etna, you will visit a beekeeping farm to see the honey extraction laboratory and taste homemade honey and typical products of the area.

Proceed to Taormina, famous for its natural landscape, marine beauties, historical monuments, and unforgettable views of the sea. Visit the fascinating Greco-Roman theatre, which offers a breathtaking view of Naxos Bay.

The day will end with a beautiful panorama of the stunning Riviera of the Cyclops — a legendary stretch of coast north of Catania. Return to the hotel in Catania. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar

Day 5: Catania

Enjoy breakfast and explore Catania and its surroundings at leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar

Day 6: Catania > Syracuse > Noto > Ragusa

You will enjoy breakfast in the hotel before departing for Syracuse to visit the largest and most powerful Greek colony in Sicily. Visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis and the old town center of Ortigia, with its stunning Piazza Duomo and cathedral.

Continue to the UNESCO city of Noto, the baroque capital of Sicily. Walk through the city streets and admire the skill and ingenious creativity of local craftsmen. Noto’s Baroque architecture offers a plethora of elegant curves, floral weaves, perspective views, palaces and gardens, capitals, and cherubs that adorn the façades of churches and monasteries.

At the end of the tour, transfer to Ragusa, check in to the hotel, then enjoy a delicious local dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mediterraneo Palace, Ragusa, or similar

Day 7: Ragusa > Modica > Piazza Armerina > Agrigento

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then visit Ragusa Ibla with its beautiful churches and the Ibleo garden. Then proceed to Modica, to admire the many baroque-style treasures that earned it UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Afterward, visit and stop to taste the typical products of the area.

After Modica, you will head to Piazza Armerina where you’ll visit the splendid Villa Romana del Casale, a building from the late imperial period and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the hotel in Agrigento. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Baia Di Ulisse Wellness & Spa, Agrigento, or similar

Day 8: Agrigento > Marsala > Saline > Palermo

In the morning you’ll enjoy breakfast in the hotel and a visit to the famous Valley of the Temples — another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then you will depart for Marsala, which preserves a multitude of signs of the Phoenician, Arab, and Norman dominations. Visit a local winery and indulge in a wine-tasting experience with lunch.

Continue to the “Saline”, the salt pans, containing the salt in which the Mediterranean Sea is particularly rich — especially around this area. The salt marshes here represent one of the oldest salt mining industries in the world.

In the evening, arrive in Palermo then check-in at the hotel. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

Day 9: Palermo (Optional Erice & Segesta)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out to discover the heart of the city of Palermo at your leisure. Alternatively, join an optional visit to the cities of Erice and Segesta. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

Day 10: Palermo Departure

Enjoy one final breakfast at the hotel before your tour comes to an end. Optional private transfer to the airport is available on request. Meals: B


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