Trip Overview

Highlights of Sicily

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Small group tour to Italy

Delight in Italy's sun-kissed Sicily! Enjoy the top destinations of Sicily during 1 week with included guided tours to top attractions, stays at best hand-picked hotels, and all logistics taken care of. Explore Palermo and enjoy Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs, then check out Villa Romana del Casale and visit Taormina's Greco-Roman Theater.

Highlights of Sicily

7 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Small group tour to Italy
From
$1,993
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews

Delight in Italy's sun-kissed Sicily! Enjoy the top destinations of Sicily during 1 week with included guided tours to top attractions, stays at best hand-picked hotels, and all logistics taken care of. Explore Palermo and enjoy Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs, then check out Villa Romana del Casale and visit Taormina's Greco-Roman Theater.

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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.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 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. If your arrival is in the morning you also have a chance to join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Day Tour to Erice and Segesta, Palermo
    Embark on a day tour with your guide-driver to Segesta and the unforgettable medieval hilltop town of Erice.

No meals included

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Day 2
Palermo City Tour & Optional Tour to Monreale
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet with your guide to 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 (entrance tickets are included).

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 rest of the day free to enjoy Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Monreale Sightseeing Tour, Palermo
    Enhance your trip with a guided day trip to Monreale. This is the town where Arab-Norman art and architecture reached their apogee.

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.

car
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.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Arrival in Agrigento and Cooking Class
Transfer
Transfer

The first half of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore Palermo on your own. Alternatively, you can enjoy our carefully planned optional tours like a Trip to Monreale or join a Street Food Tour in Palermo.

In the afternoon you meet with the driver to have a transfer to the hotel in the Province of Agrigento.

Upon arrival in the hotel, you have a check-in, and in the late afternoon, we invite you to a private cooking class.

Together with the chef, you start a 2.5-hour workshop where you get acquainted with some typical Sicilian dishes. Today you are fully involved in the process and, in the end, you have a perfect setting for your dinner. Enjoy your freshly cooked meal paired with Sicilian wine!

After dinner, you have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
City tour
City tour

Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you spend the day with your guide exploring 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.

In 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 are taken back to the hotel or you may take carefully planned optional tours like the City Tour of Agrigento, or a Coastal Tour with a private guide who introduces you to the history, myths, legends and local traditions.

In the evening you enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna
4

The Baglio della Luna is situated 5 km from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with minibar, satellite TV and private bathroom.

car
Agrigento
Taormina
2 hrs 30 min

A car ride with an experienced driver is one of the best ways to enjoy the views of Sicily. On your way to Taormina, you pass dozens of Italian villages and numerous beautiful dales.

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.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Villa Romana del Casale & Arrival in Taormina
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast, you check-out and your driver meets you at the hotel lobby for the trip to Taormina.

Along the way, we have arranged a stop to see the hidden gems of Sicily - Piazza Armerina and visit the Villa Romana del Casale. This is a must-see site included in the UNESCO World Heritage list for the richness and artistic quality of its mosaics. 

Upon arrival, you check-in at your hotel and have the rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Sightseeing of Taormina & Optional Tour to Mount Etna
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 or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Mount Etna, Taormina
    Go on a road-trip to Sicily's main attraction - Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. On the way down you also visit a local winery and taste local Etna wine.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

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

Breakfast is included.

  • Post-tour extension available: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extensions - contact your specialist for details.
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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, Province of Agrigento, Taormina;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Palermo, Agrigento and Taormina;
  • Entrance tickets to Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Greco-Roman Theatre in Taormina;
  • Cooking class with dinner;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

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

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers;
  • Professional local guides;
  • Carefully planned optional tours and extensions;
  • Guided tour to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento - the most fascinating Greek archaeological site in Sicily;
  • Trip to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs;
  • Guided tour to the second largest Greek theatre in Sicily with a splendid view of the Calabrian coast and the smoking volcano Etna.
  • 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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