Splendours of Sicily Tour

Your Unforgettable Tour of Sicily Awaits

Carefully curated, this 8-day trip to Sicily by Omega Tours touches on all the stunning sights this incredible Italian island has to offer. Keep reading to learn more about what makes this itinerary the perfect trip to Sicily.If you’re also looking to visit other cities on your next holiday in Italy, consider our entire range of Trips and Holidays in Italy.

This unforgettable tour of Sicily expertly combines visits to world-famous archaeological attractions with little-known corners of the islands’ most stunning towns for a true taste of authentic Sicilian hospitality.

While this trip is full of top attractions anyone visiting Sicily would no doubt love to visit, it is also peppered with places that veer off the beaten path, showing you the real Sicily you simply won’t find in the guide books. By the end of this tour of Sicily, you’ll leave with a lifetime of fabulous memories. Find out more about this Sicily tour below, and please get in touch if you have any questions.

8 Days from $1569/person CAD
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Departures

Weekly Saturday departures from March to November

Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 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 (3rd day) and 1 lunch in Marsala (4th day)
  • Visit a well-known chocolate manufacturer with tasting in Modica (3rd day), wine cellar visit with tasting in Marsala (4th day), Sicilian product tastings in Palermo (5th day), granita and brioche tasting in Catania (6th day) & visit and tasting at a honey factory in Etna (7th 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 7th 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:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Catania
  • 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. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. An optional private transfer is available. Overnight in Catania.

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 center of Ortigia, with its stunning Piazza Duomo and Cathedral.

Continue to the UNESCO city of Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque. Walk through 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 to the hotel, and have 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, 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. 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. Meals: B, L

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. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar

DAY 6: PALERMO > CEFALU > CATANIA

Breakfast in the hotel and departure to Cefalù, a beautiful medieval maritime village with its Norman Cathedral. Time at leisure to visit the famous Mandralisca Museum. Proceed to Catania, and visit the old town center and its baroque architecture, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a walk in the center, passing through the old Peschiera (old fish market) to reach the scenic Piazza del Duomo with its stunning Cathedral and the lava stone Elephant (symbol of the city). Stop in a bar to taste the local granita with brioche. Overnight stay In Catania. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar

DAY 7: CATANIA > ETNA > TAORMINA > CATANIA

Breakfast in the hotel, and departure for a quick visit of a historic "fishmonger" (old fish market) before reaching Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe (3.350 m), and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, 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 8: CATANIA 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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