Sicilian Fantasy

Discover a magical Mediterranean island where the simplest pleasures are the most vivid
Journey across Sicily, you’ll sample local olive oils and citrus fruits from ancient royal towns, stand among the ruins of proud empires and venture across Mount Etna’s otherworldly lava fields. Experience a land where medieval villages cling to mountainsides and twisting lanes invite you to stroll down unexpected paths. There’s nothing like your first taste of Sicily—just pair a local dessert wine with a fresh coastal breeze, and you’ll understand how life is truly meant to be savored
7 Days from $1799/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Primary Location

Sicily, Europe

Departures

2022 departures: April 14, May 5, 19, June 2, 16, July 7, 21, August 18, September 1, 15, October 6, 20 & November 3

Included:

  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotels
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Monolingual Tour-escort in English
  • Entrance tickets to all archaeological sites as per the itinerary
  • Saline Della Laguna boat trip with lunch
  • Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
  • Visits with an expert local guide as per itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travellers with the most comfortable trip

Not Included:

  • 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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  • 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
  • Airport Transfers
  • All optional excursions mentioned on the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Escort

Travel Privately

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

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Health & Safety Protocols

Face masks required for travelers
Face masks required for guides
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Itinerary

DAY 1: PALERMO ARRIVAL

Benvenuti a Palermo! Upon arrival at the airport, make your own way to your hotel (optional private transfer is available upon request). Enjoy the day at your own leisure. That night, meet your Tour Leader and have dinner in the hotel and rest up for the adventure that lies ahead. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mercure, Palermo, or similar

DAY 2: PALERMO & MONREALE

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale, recently included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil, and citrus fruits, as well as for its fine Norman architecture. Visit the stunning Cathedral of Monreale and then enjoy some shopping for local delicatessen and souvenirs.

Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo’s 3,000-year history, and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas, and mosaics - with an incredible mix of influences coming from several dominations on the island. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mercure, Palermo, or similar

DAY 3: PALERMO > ERICE > SALINE > AGRIGENTO

Early breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences.

Afterward, enjoy a boat trip to the islands, located nearby. With a helpful audio guide, you will admire all the islands of the lagoon up close, comfortably seated in the boat. After this wonderful experience, enjoy your lunch in a restaurant by the lagoon. Return to your coach and travel to Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Della Valle, Agrigento, or similar

DAY 4: AGRIGENTO > PIAZZA ARMERINA > RAGUSA

After breakfast, travel to Piazza Armerina a pretty and historic town nestled into the heart of Sicily. Entrance in Villa Romana del Casale to admire the largest, richest, and most complex Roman mosaics in the world. It is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The mosaics spread over 3,500 sq m and show mythological scenes and portrayals of daily life.

Depart to Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, with its stunning baroque palaces and churches. Ragusa is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory, and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Poggio del Sole Hotel, Ragusa, or similar

DAY 5: RAGUSA > NOTO > SYRACUSE > TAORMINA

After breakfast, travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily’s southeastern tip. Visit Syracuse’s famous archaeological area, home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive landmarks such as the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Ear of Dionysius - an artificial limestone cave.

After the visit, cross one of the city’s bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia - the most ancient part of Syracuse - home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel, and enjoy dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel, Taormina Area, or similar

DAY 6: TAORMINA & MOUNT ETNA

After breakfast, head off to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and the highest mountain in Italy. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna’s landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m). After, return to Taormina, the beautiful and romantic town located on Mount Tauro. Return to Taormina in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel, Taormina Area, or similar

DAY 7: TAORMINA DEPARTURE

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end. Optional private transfer to Catania airport is available upon request. Meals: B


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