Sicilian Dream by Train

Explore the rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture of this beautiful island
Travel through Sicily by train on this unique tour! Start in Taormina, explore its sites, and marvel at Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. Enjoy food and wine tasting at a local winery. Take a scenic train to Syracuse, known for its rich history. Explore the Archaeological Park and visit Ortigia’s charming streets and cathedral. Explore the cities of Ragusa, Modica, and Noto, renowned for Sicilian Baroque. Visit Agrigento’s Temples’ Valley, a UNESCO site, picturesque Palermo, and much more!
8 Days from $3869/person CAD
Food & Wine
Rail & Train
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Sicily, Europe


2024 Departures: April 28, May 19, 26, June 2, 23, July 7, August 25, September 8, 29 & October 6, 20


  • 7-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner, and 2 lunches
  • Professional English-speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • Train transfers in First class
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach on the route not covered by train
  • Guided walking tour of Taormina & Mount Etna full-day discovery by train
  • Guided walking tour of Siracusa and Ortigia
  • Full-day guided tour of Sicilian Baroque towns of Noto and Modica
  • Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Guided walking tour of Palermo and Monreale
  • Full-day discovery tour of Cefalù by train
  • Luggage bus porterage service (your luggage will be delivered from hotel to hotel, making train travel stress-free)

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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  • Escorted Rail & Train Tour with a maximum of 20 travelers
  • 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:

  • Elevate your tour experience with the inclusion of seamless airport transfers and the option for pre and post-tour accommodation
  • All optional excursions per the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability and can be pre-booked or booked with the Tour Escort



Welcome to Sicily! Your incredible journey begins with the exploration of the enchanting island. Arrive at your hotel in Letojanni, either by your own means or by booking an optional private transfer. Check-in and settle into your accommodations.

In the afternoon, gather with your group and tour leader. Following an informative introductory briefing, travel to Taormina. Here, partake in a guided walking tour of one of Sicily's most renowned tourist destinations. Take in the breathtaking natural terrace that overlooks the sea, with the majestic Mount Etna in the background. Explore the Greek-Roman Theater and soak in the rich history.

Afterward, return to your hotel for a delightful welcome dinner. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Albatross, Letojanni (Taormina), or similar


Today, you'll have the opportunity to explore Mt. Etna, the highest peak in Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. After enjoying breakfast, take a leisurely stroll along the beach to reach Letojanni train station. From there, you'll make your way to the village of Giarre, where you'll board the Circumetnea train. This historic railway, inaugurated in 1898, encircles the volcano and passes through numerous villages, providing travelers with picturesque views of this extraordinary landscape.

The excursion continues by bus, taking you to the craters of Silvestri. Here, you'll have the chance to indulge in a delightful food and wine-tasting experience at a local winery. For those seeking an even higher vantage point, there will be an option to continue the journey by jeep.

Finally, return to your hotel in Letojanni to unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Albatross, Letojanni (Taormina), or similar


Today, you'll have the opportunity to take in the stunning coastal views as you travel by train from Taormina to Syracuse, which is renowned as one of the most captivating sites on the island. An expert guide will accompany you as you explore the Archaeological Park, famous for its Roman amphitheater, the Greek theater, and the fascinating Ear of Dionysus.

Following your visit to the park, venture to the island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city. This area is known for its narrow alleys, picturesque sea vistas, and a charming square that is home to a splendid cathedral.

In the afternoon, your journey will continue by bus as you make your way to Ragusa, a city filled with history and culture. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Mediterraneo Palace, Ragusa, or similar


Today, embark on a full-day excursion to uncover the lesser-known treasures of Sicily. Begin your exploration in the historic center of Ragusa, known as "Ibla." This aristocratic city in Val di Noto is distinguished by its numerous baroque churches, palaces, and iconic domes that grace the cityscape.

Continue your journey to Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage city celebrated for its delectable chocolate and splendid architecture. Finally, visit Noto, the epicenter of the Sicilian Baroque. Pass through the renowned Arco and wander through the city center, taking in the magnificent aristocratic palaces with their intricately adorned balconies, lavish churches adorned with intricate decorations, the cathedral with its grand staircase, and the city theater – all splendid examples of the Baroque style.

Return to your hotel in Ragusa for a restful night. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Mediterraneo Palace, Ragusa, or similar


Following breakfast, set out by bus for Agrigento. Upon arrival, savor a delightful lunch with a view of the Temple Valley. Later, meet with your guide who will unveil the hidden wonders of the Temples' Valley, including the Temple of Juno, the remarkably preserved Temple of Concord (considered one of the finest Doric temples in the entire Greek world), the Temple of Hercules, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux.

After the visit, enjoy a group lunch. Subsequently, make your way to Agrigento Centrale Train Station and embark on a remarkable train journey through the picturesque Sicilian countryside, ultimately arriving in Palermo. Upon reaching Palermo, transfer to your hotel and complete the check-in process. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel NH Palermo, Palermo, or similar


Embark on a full day devoted to exploring Palermo! In the morning, commence with a walking tour of the city center. Beginning at Teatro Massimo, continue the stroll through the renowned local market, where you'll have the opportunity to taste some Sicilian delicacies like Arancina or savor the famous Sicilian lemonade.

Next, proceed to the Cathedral. Following some free time for lunch, hop on a local bus to reach Monreale, a charming town nestled on the slopes of Monte Caputo, offering stunning views of Palermo. Walk alongside your guide to Monreale Cathedral, hailed as one of the most exceptional Norman architectural achievements in the world. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel NH Palermo, Palermo, or similar


Today, accompanied by your tour leader, embark on a half-hour train journey to reach Cefalù. This enchanting medieval fishing village, nestled on the slopes of a promontory, is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Arabic-Norman Cathedral, which boasts a fortress-like appearance. You'll have the entire day to unwind on the beach, indulge in some shopping, or perhaps embark on a hike up La Rocca for breathtaking views! Return to Palermo via regional train and savor your final night in Sicily! Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel NH Palermo, Palermo, or similar


After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the captivating island of Sicily. We hope that this unique experience will hold a special place in your heart. Should you wish to extend your stay in Sicily or require a private transfer to Palermo's airport, please don't hesitate to let us know. Arrivederci! Meals: B

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