Sicily & Aegadian Islands Explorer

Travel to the stunning Aegadian Islands off the western coast of Sicily for an unforgettable experience
Dip into the crystal-clear seas off western Sicily and explore the idyllic Aegadian island of Favignana. Cruise through the coastal waters with free time to snorkel and swim at your leisure. Visit world-famous archaeological attractions and the little-known corners of Sicily’s most stunning towns. Discover the natural beauty, ancient history, rich culture, and outstanding gastronomy of the serene Mediterranean island
10 Days from $2729/person CAD
Food & Wine
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Island Hopping
Off The Beaten Path
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Departures

Weekly Saturday departures from June to September 2022

Included:

  • 9-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 9 dinners at the hotel or local restaurant (3-course fixed menu to taste traditional Italian and Sicilian dishes)
  • 1 light lunch in Modica (3rd day) and 1 lunch in Marsala (4th day)
  • Multilingual tour leader for the entire tour and local guides or audio guides when necessary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus from the 2nd day until the 5th day
  • Sicilian product tastings in Palermo (5th day)
  • Private transfer from the hotel in Palermo to Trapani Port
  • Private transfer from Trapani Port to the hotel in Trapani
  • Roundtrip Hydrofoil from Trapani to Favignana
  • 1 group excursion (max 12 pax) to Favignana with lunch on board
  • City taxes at the Aegadian Islands
  • Visits to Sicilian cities, towns, and archaeological sites as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare unless specified
  • 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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  • The extension to the Aegadian Islands is unescorted without a Tour Leader to allow for more flexibility
  • All hydrofoil and ferry crossings across the islands depend on weather and sea conditions
  • 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:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Catania and Trapani
  • 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 CATANIA

Welcome to Sicily! Upon arrival at the airport make your way to your hotel in the heart of Catania. An optional private transfer is available. Late afternoon, meet with your Tour Leader at the hotel. Afterward, enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Catania. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar

DAY 2: CATANIA > SYRACUSE > NOTO > RAGUSA

Breakfast in the hotel and departure for Syracuse to visit the largest and most powerful Greek colony in Sicily. Visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis the old town centre of Ortigia, with its stunning Piazza Duomo and Cathedral.

Continue to the UNESCO city of Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque. Walkthrough the city streets and admire the skill and ingenious creativity of local craftsmen. Noto's Baroque architecture is 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 visit transfer to Ragusa, check-in in hotel, dinner, and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Mediterraneo Palace, Ragusa, or similar

DAY 3: RAGUSA > MODICA > PIAZZA ARMERINA > AGRIGENTO

Breakfast in the hotel and visit Ragusa Ibla with its beautiful churches and the Ibleo garden. Then proceed to Modica, to admire its many baroque-style treasures, and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Afterward, visit and stop to taste the typical products of the area.

Departure to Piazza Armerina and 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. Dinner and accommodation. Meals: B, L, D

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

DAY 4: AGRIGENTO > MARSALA > SALINE > PALERMO

Breakfast in the hotel and visit the famous Valley of the Temples declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departure for Marsala, which preserves a multitude of signs of the Phoenician, Arab, and Norman dominations. Visit a local winery and indulge in wine tasting with lunch.

Continue to the "Saline", the salt pans, containing the salt which the Mediterranean Sea is particularly rich in around this area. Even today the salt marshes represent one of the oldest salt mining industries in the world.

In the evening, arrival in Palermo, check-in at the hotel, dinner, and an overnight stay. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

DAY 5: PALERMO > MONREALE > PALERMO

Breakfast in the hotel and departure to visit Monreale, with its impressive Arab-Norman Cathedral and stunning Cloister. Return to Palermo. This city preserves monuments of the Arab-Norman period, including the beautiful Cathedral, the fascinating Byzantine Church of the Martorana, and the Palatine Chapel, the highest example from the historical-artistic point of view of the coexistence between cultures and religions.

Along with the visit stop for a food surprise in a local bakery. Dinner and overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

DAY 6: PALERMO > FAVIGNANA (AEGADIAN ISLANDS)

After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the port of Trapani. Board a hydrofoil to Favignana. Favignana is the largest and most important of the Aegadian Islands. In the ’70s the island was named “La Farfalla” by the painter Salvatore Fiume, thanks to its butterfly shape. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Tempo di Mare, Favignana, or similar

DAY 7: FAVIGNANA BOAT EXCURSION

The day will start with the departure from Favignana harbor, for a relaxing tour of the island. The first stop of this tour will be in Cala Rossa, one of the most known destinations of Favignana, whose cliff is characterized by wonderful tuff caves surrounded by blue and crystalline waters. Later you will get to Bue Marino, Cala
Azzurra – famous for its sandy white beach and the most crystalline sea of the island – and Lido Burrone where you will enjoy free time for a dip.

Arrive on the southern side of the island, and enjoy a relaxing lunch on board. After lunch, enjoy time for snorkeling or swimming to discover the charming coves. In the afternoon, departure for Cala Rotonda for a swim, break with coffee and pastries, and return to Favignana, after one last stop to Cala del Pozzo for a swim. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Tempo di Mare, Favignana, or similar

DAY 8: FAVIGNANA

After breakfast, enjoy the free time available to discover this beautiful island. Walking around the two squares of the city, you will be attracted by traditional Mediterranean architecture, popular for its white walls and blue or green windows.

Do not miss the chance to have a swim in one of the splendid sea coves or, as an alternative, choose an optional boat excursion to Levanzo. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Tempo di Mare, Favignana, or similar

DAY 9: FAVIGNANA > TRAPANI

After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the port to board a hydrofoil to Trapani. Upon arrival, you will spend the free afternoon in the lovely Trapani city center, also known as the “City of 100 churches” and popular for its which hosts an impressive collection of fine local coral art crafts. Trapani’s origins are connected to Carthage, the most bitter Rome’s enemy. You will have the chance to stroll among the nice alleys, discovering its Arab influence. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Vittoria, Trapani, or similar

DAY 10: TRAPANI 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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