Trip Overview

Classic Sicily in Small Group

Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

Set off to explore the charming cities of Palermo, Syracuse, and Taormina and enjoy the best of Italy together with a group of fellow travelers. Make sure to have your camera ready as some undoubtedly authentic sights await, such as the Neapolis Park of Syracuse, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, La Martorana and San Cataldo Churches in Palermo and much more.

Classic Sicily in Small Group

7 days4 cities
Italy1 country
Small group tour to Italy
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$2,299
Tour rating: 4.85 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews

Set off to explore the charming cities of Palermo, Syracuse, and Taormina and enjoy the best of Italy together with a group of fellow travelers. Make sure to have your camera ready as some undoubtedly authentic sights await, such as the Neapolis Park of Syracuse, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, La Martorana and San Cataldo Churches in Palermo and much more.

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Day-By-Day
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.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in 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
Palermo City Tour

After breakfast at your hotel you meet with your private guide and enjoy comprehensive sightseeing tour of Palermo.

The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been a crossroads for cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia. Together with your private 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. Continue 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 and have the rest of the day free. We advise trying having lunch like a Palermitan - standing up, eating delicious local food from any of the impromptu fry-up places in the neighborhood.

Breakfast is included.

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Eurostars Centrale
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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
Agrigento
2 hrs

Our trusted driver takes you on a journey through the Sicilian countryside to arrive in Agrigento.

Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento

second destination

Beautifully placed in southern Sicily, hilly Agrigento is among the most popular destinations in this part of Italy.

1 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
0 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Departure from Palermo & Visit to Agrigento
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Palermo.

During the trip, you make a stop in Agrigento, and together with your guide, you will explore famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings.

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.

After the tour, you enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants. Then, you continue your 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.

Later continue your way to stunning Syracuse.

Breakfast is included.

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Agrigento
Syracuse
2 hrs 40 min

The trip from Agrigento to Syracuse is most definitely a route to remember while discovering Italy. Enjoy the marvelous sceneries of Sicily and let our trusted driver take care of the rest. 

Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse

third 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.

1 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Arrival in Syracuse

Upon arrival at the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure. Take an evening walk around the beautiful town of Syracuse.

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Day 4
Sightseeing of Syracuse
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. And tomorrow morning, after your breakfast you continue a trip to Taormina.

Breakfast is included.

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Caportigia Boutique Hotel
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Caportigia Boutique Hotel is conveniently set in the heart of Sicily's Siracusa. Each room comes with modern amenities, guests are can dine in the on-site Il tiranno Restaurant and taste delicious wine from the wine cellar.

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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

fourth 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.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Arrival & Sightseeing of Taormina
City tour
City tour

Upon arrival at your hotel, you check-in and have some free time. Later you meet your private 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 or dine in one of the local restaurants overlooking the bay.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Day at Leisure
Free day
Free day

Today you can explore and enjoy Taormina on your own. Enjoy the lovely culture, great weather, and nice people around!

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and your private driver transfers you to the Catania airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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 downtown hotels;;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • 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;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Unveiling the history of the priceless Valley of the Temples in Agrigento - the most fascinating Greek archaeological site in Sicily;
  • Exploring one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse;
  • Marveling at the grandeur of natural beauty of the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs;
  • Touching history on the guided tour in the second-largest Greek theater in Sicily with a splendid view of the Calabrian coast and the smoking volcano Etna;

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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