Sicily Small Group Tour by Firebird | 7 Days - Firebird Tours ®
Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
Taormina
Palermo
Taormina
Valley of the Temples

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Trip Overview

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.

Tour type:
Small group tour
Tour rating:
4.88 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star centrally located hotels
    6 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    Private transfers between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided walking city tours
    1 guided day-tour outside cities
    Tour of Villa Romana del Casale
  • MEALS
  • 6 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Palermo

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 you arrival is in the morning you also have a chance to join our carefully planned optional tours.

  • 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.

  • Optional pre-tour extension to Cefalu and Castelbuono available. Contact your travel specialist for details.

 

Day 2
Palermo City Tour & Optional Tour to Monreale

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.

Day 3
Optional Street Food Tour & Transfer to Agrigento

The first half of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore Palermo on your own. Alternatively, you can enjoy the carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Palermo Street Food Tour, Palermo
    Highlight your time in Palermo with a half day street food tour. Your experienced guide takes you to the local market where you dive in the atmosphere of traditions and delight yourself with the tastiest Sicilian dishes.

In the afternoon you are transferred to Agrigento where you check-in at your charming hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs

Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you spend the day with your guide exploring famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings.

You 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 day 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 return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Villa Romana del Casale & Transfer to Taormina

In the morning after breakfast you check-out and your private 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 rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Sightseeing of Taormina & Optional Tour to Mount Etna

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel 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, 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.

Day 7
Departure

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! 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 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.

Included

6 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4-star central accommodation

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

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 private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, The Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Teatro Antico di Taormina;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

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

Dates & Rates

Dates
Mar 30
Apr - 5, 2019
Apr 27
May - 3, 2019
May 25
May - 31, 2019
Jun 29
Jul - 5, 2019
Jul 27
Aug - 2, 2019
Sep 14
Sep - 20, 2019
Sep 21
Sep - 27, 2019
Oct 19
Oct - 25, 2019
Nov 16
Nov - 22, 2019
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
Two travelers: double occupancy
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
Single traveler
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
Dates
Mar 30
Apr - 5, 2019
Apr 27
May - 3, 2019
May 25
May - 31, 2019
Jun 29
Jul - 5, 2019
Jul 27
Aug - 2, 2019
Sep 14
Sep - 20, 2019
Sep 21
Sep - 27, 2019
Oct 19
Oct - 25, 2019
Nov 16
Nov - 22, 2019
Friends Trip (4+ travelers)
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
$1,998
deposit
$500
Two travelers: double occupancy
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
$2,198
deposit
$500
Single traveler
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578
$2,888
deposit
$578

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