Trip Overview

Classic Sicily Extended

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Enjoy an unforgettable 9-day vacation, covering the most impressive Sicily's sights, including a trip to the majestic Mount Etna - the highest volcano in Europe! What is more, the itinerary also includes extensive sightseeing tours of Palermo, Syracuse, and Taormina, an exciting excursion to beautiful Agrigento, and even memorable degustation of exquisite Etna wine!

Classic Sicily Extended

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$3,495
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews

Enjoy an unforgettable 9-day vacation, covering the most impressive Sicily's sights, including a trip to the majestic Mount Etna - the highest volcano in Europe! What is more, the itinerary also includes extensive sightseeing tours of Palermo, Syracuse, and Taormina, an exciting excursion to beautiful Agrigento, and even memorable degustation of exquisite Etna wine!

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo

first destination

Palermo is a small province that stretches out in northern Sicily and can easily become the highlight of your trip to Italy.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Palermo
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Palermo - the stunning capital of Sicily. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Architectural & Culinary Traditions of Segesta and Erice
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast, you meet with your guide-driver and embark on a day tour to the Segesta, with its best-preserved Doric Temple, and the unforgettable medieval hilltop town of Erice.

Segesta once has been the most important regional town and trading center, and now it treasures two Classical monuments which you visit: the Temple of Segesta and the Greek Theatre.

Then you proceed to Erice, a wonderfully preserved town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history. Together with your guide, you discover the city's treasures. Erice boasts 60 churches, some dating back to the early 1300s, and two incredible castles, Pepoli Castle and Venus Castle. During the tour of Erice, you visit the Chiesa Matrice church.

One more highlight today is a visit to the local pasticceria for a tasting of the famous cannoli, Sicilian cassata, almond pastries, and other delicious culinary masterpieces. This unique pasticceria is famous for its traditions and amazing taste of its sweets all around Italy and even beyond. 

After the tour, you return to your hotel in Palermo and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast and pastries tasting are included.

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Day 3
Palermo City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you meet with your guide and enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Palermo.

The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been a crossroads for cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia. Together with your guide, you start the tour at the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel.

Then you walk along Villa Bonanno to the Cathedral in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, just to admire the exterior; continue along Vittorio Emanuele to the imposing Four Corners. Then on to the Tuscan fountain in Piazza Pretoria and just behind it see two splendid Arabo-Norman churches, La Martorana and San Cataldo.

After the tour, you return to the hotel. You have the rest of the day free to enjoy Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

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Eurostars Centrale
4

Located in the heart of Palermo just a few steps from the magnificent Cathedral and the famous Via Maqueda, Eurostars Central Palace was once the noble 18th century Palazzo Tarallo.

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Palermo
Syracuse
9 hrs

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular views as one of our trusted drivers takes your from sceniс Palermo to lively Syracuse. Although the ride takes about 3 hours, you have a sightseeing stop in Agrigento planned, so the whole trip will take about 9 hours.

Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse

second destination

Welcome to lovely Syracuse, a gorgeous town on the Sicilian coast, attracting a growing number of visitors each year with its beautiful amalgam of Roman and Greek architecture.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Tour of Agrigento & Arrival in Syracuse
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and start an exciting trip to Syracuse. On your way, you make a stop in amazing Agrigento for an exciting sightseeing tour.

Your tour begins with one of the two highlights of the city - the splendid Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You then continue to the near-intact Temple of Concord - the best-preserved temple in the world and one of the symbols of Sicily.

n the second part of the tour you enjoy a trip to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs. The dazzling chalky white rocky cliff eroded conveniently into stairs rises 50 meters above sea level. This natural phenomenon so-called "Stairs of the Turks" allows for easy walking. Its gleaming color is eye-catching enough, but what makes it even more remarkable is that it looks like a staircase carved by man even though its shape is entirely natural.

After the tour, you continue your journey to Syracuse. Upon arrival, your driver takes you to a centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening you have at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Syracuse Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and together you start the city tour. Today you visit one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. Here you explore the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius, and the Roman Amphitheater.

Your tour continuous to the delightful Ortygia Island where you have an inside visit to the Duomo where a Greek Doric temple remains to be a part of it, and for this reason, it is included in the UNESCO list.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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5-star hotel
5

Collect memories of a lifetime and enjoy your perfect vacation, staying in a stylish 5-star hotel. Offering a wide range of impeccable services, central location, and great facilities to take advantage of, the hotel provides everything a traveler can ask for a nice stay. The pictures in the gallery are examples of 5-star hotels we offer.

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Syracuse
Taormina
1 hr 20 min

Have a great time traveling with your driver along some of the most picturesque landscapes in Italy. On your way to Taormina, you’ll pass Lake Casa Schifazzo and picturesque Italian villages.

Taormina, Italy

Taormina

third destination

Placed in the north-eastern part of the Italian island high up on hills close to the Mount Etna volcano, Taormina is one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities in Sicily.

4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Arrival in Taormina
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from your Syracuse hotel, meet your driver in the hotel lobby, and set off on your Taormina. Upon arrival, you check in to your downtown hotel and enjoy the day at leisure. 

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Sightseeing of Taormina
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel meet your local guide. Together you take off to see the highlights of Taormina.

During the tour you stroll along the main street, Corso Umberto I, and visit the Greco-Roman Theater that has Etna as its backdrop.

After the tour you return to the hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own, spend time on the beach, dine in one of the local restaurants overlooking the bay.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Day Trip to Mount Etna
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel meet your local driver and set off on a day trip to one of the most famous Sicily attractions - Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.

Your driver takes you to an access point - the Rifugio Sapienza on the southern slope located 2,000 meters (6562 feet) above sea level. Here you take a walk to visit the "Silvestri" craters and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001-2003 and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere! 

On the way down you also visit a local winery and taste local Etna wine.

Once your visit to Mount Etna is over you return to your Taormina hotel.

Note: Due to the weather conditions and fog, the view of Mount Etna can be limited.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Sicily
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Villa Schuler
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The 4-star Hotel Villa Schuler is the oldest owner-run hotel in Taormina.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels and villas in Palermo, Syracuse, Taormina;
  • Delicious breakfasts at hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse, and Taormina;
  • Entrance tickets to Segesta Temple and Greek theatre, Chiesa Matrice church, Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, Neapolis Park of Syracuse, Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, and Greco-Roman Theatre;
  • Wine tasting with lunch in Mount Etna winery;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Transfers between cities in a comfortable vehicle;
  • Guided tour to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento - the most fascinating Greek archaeological site in Sicily;
  • Trip to the second largest Greek theatre in Sicily with a splendid view of the Calabrian coast and the smoking volcano Etna;
  • Day-tour to Mount Etna and tasting of the local wine harvested on its volcanic slopes;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 2-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture.

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • In Sicily you will find some small boutiques and markets taking only cash, so make sure you change some money to Euros before leaving the country
  • Don’t forget to bring an insect repellant and a sunscreen
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