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Totally Private Tour of Sicily
Experience Incredible Enna, Sicily
The lake of Pozzillo, with volcano Etna in background

Sicily: UNESCO Sites, Food, Wine and Magnificent Coastal Towns Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01436
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 8 days
  • Departs from : Catania
  • Meeting Place : Hotel - Rail Station - Cruise Ship

Description

Italy has more World Heritage sites than any other country in the world, and Sicily alone is home to 7 of them!  From ancient temples, to beautiful islands, Sicily's natural and cultural heritage will continue to amaze you on this incredible journey around the island.  No Italian vacation would be complete without a delicious selection of food and wine, and with its rich soils and varied jigsaw of culinary influences, you will certainly not be disappointed!

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Arrive in Catania and Private Transfer to Siracusa - Welcome Dinner in Siracusa

Where we visit : Catania, Siracusa
Meeting Location : Hotel - Rail Station - Cruise Ship
Today you will arrive in Catania either at the airport, port or rail station where we will be there to meet you and privately transfer you to the delightful and beautiful sea-port of Syracuse, which was once one of the most important cities in Sicily for the Greeks who first inhabited the area. 

You will be staying in the most beautiful and elegant part of the town; the Island of Ortigia, connected by bridge to the main town. 

Before our welcome dinner, you will have time to stroll along the seafront and enjoy the wonderful views.  In the evening, you will meet the rest of the group for dinner in the town.

Overnight in Syracuse.
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - Full Day tour of Siracusa and Noto

Where we visit : Siracusa, Noto
This morning, after breakfast at your hotel, we will depart for the nearby town of Noto.  Almost entirely destroyed  by an earthquake in the 17th century, the towns in the valley were rebuilt in what is known as the Sicilian Baroque-style.  The resulting architecture is so impressive that the whole valley is today a protected World Heritage site.  Here we will enjoy a tour of the town center and some time for lunch before returning to Syracuse.

In the afternoon, we will take a walking tour of this ancient town which boasts art and architecture spanning over 2 centuries.  The tour will include the archeological park and the remains of the impressive Greek theater.

Dinner and overnight in Syracuse.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 3 - Full Day tour of Taormina and Mt. Etna with Wine Tastings and Lunch

Where we visit : Taormina, Mt. Etna
Today we will be traveling to the magnificent Mt. Etna, Europe's highest active volcano.  Believed by the ancients to be the location of the forge of Hephaestus, the god of fire, Etna has been active for the last 35,000 years and in 2013 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site due to it's uncommon level of activity, as well as scientific and cultural importance.  Weather and eruption conditions permitting (despite it's size and activity, the volcano is considered safe to visit when it is open as it is not inclined to unexpected gas build-ups and explosions, but flows of lava which can be monitored), we will be ascending to the top of the volcano where we will enjoy stunning views across much of the island.

As well as being an incredible vantage point, the volcanic soil makes the surrounding land extremely fertile.  Our day will continue with a tasting of some of Sicily's finest wines, at one of the local wineries, accompanied by a lunch of local products.

In the afternoon, we head to Taormina, where you can visit the Greek Amphitheatre and enjoy some free time for shopping before heading back to Siracusa.

Dinner and overnight in Syracuse. 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting
 

Day 4 - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

Where we visit : Agrigento
This morning we depart Syracuse for Piazza Armerina, another UNESCO site and home to some of the most beautiful and extensive Roman mosaics ever discovered.  Once the rural villa of an important family, the villa and its elaborate decorations lay covered for centuries following a 12th century landslide.

Following Piazza Amerina, we head to Agrigento on the island's south coast, where you will have time at leisure for dinner.

Overnight in Agrigento.

 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 5 - Guided tour of the Valley of Temples in Agrigento - Mondello

Where we visit : Mondello
This morning after breakfast we will come to meet you to begin a guided tour of the magnificent Valley of Temples in Agrigento which was one of the most important sites for the Greeks in Sicily and still in great condition. 

Following Agrigento we head along the southern cape of Sicily, stopping in Marsala and along it's bay where they still harvest salt and it's an incredible area for photos. 

Next we'll stop at the Donna Fugata winery for a tour of the production areas and the underground cellar. The journey then continues with the tasting, where wines are paired with typical Sicilian street foods.

From here, we continue onto the great town of Mondello, one of the loveliest beach towns in Italy where you will be based for the next 3 nights to enjoy Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Segesta and much more! 

Overnight in Mondello. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 6 - Private Tour of Palermo and Monreale

Where we visit : Palermo
This morning after breakfast we depart the lovely Mondello resort for Sicily's largest and most important cities, Palermo, where you will have time to visit the incredible Opera house, cathedrals and wonderful piazzas filled with incredible statues.  

In the afternoon, we will stop just outside Palermo at Monreale, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Sicily and one of the nine buildings included in the UNESCO patrimony of Palermo.  The 12th century Norman-Byzantine cathedral is one of the most beautiful examples of Norman architecture, covered in sparkling gold mosaics.

Dinner and overnight in Mondello.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 7 - Erice - Segesta and the Zingaro Nature Reserve - Farewell Dinner in Mondello

Where we visit : Erice
This morning after breakfast we head up to the incredible town of Erice overlooking the spectacular valleys below 365 degrees.  Here, you will have time to enjoy the fantastic town by foot before we head to Segesta, which is one of the highest Greek amphitheaters in the world, where you will enjoy a guided tour. 

Following Segesta we head over to the lovely town of Castellammare del Golfo, featured in the Oceans 12 films and many other famous films all over the world.

Here, you will have time to enjoy the beautiful Zingaro nature reserve, home to the bluest waters and loveliest scenery, where you will have time to enjoy the beach.

This evening, farewell dinner in Mondello. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 8 - Private Transfer to Palermo Airport - Conclusion of Services

Where we visit : Sicily
This morning after breakfast at the beautiful Mondello resort, we will take you to the Palermo airport where it will be time to see Arrivaderci, Sicilia! 
Meals : Breakfast

Map

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 24-hour emergency service
  2. Accommodation in Centrally Located, Four Star Hotels
  3. Detailed explanation of sites
  4. Dinners where indicated with wine included
  5. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  6. Internet at All Hotels
  7. Local English speaking Driver Guide
  8. Transportation in luxury vehicle
  9. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings
  10. Winery Visits

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. Meals not mentioned in the program
  3. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  4. Travel Insurance

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

Pricing & Availability

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Hotels

Livingston Hotel

Hotel Livingston is an elegant and refined located in Ortigia, historical center of Syracuse. Thanks to its excellent position on the sea, you can admire beautiful sunsets and enjoy the nuances of incredible colors in the day. Just 20 steps from the hotel is the bathroom free Forte Vigliena (see photo), a platform equipped with showers and access to the sea will allow you to swim in the cool water

Mondello Estate Resort for Adults

This is the ideal place in Sicily to regenerate you body, mind and spirit or simply to relax and spend a romantic and unforgettable stay. Elegance and luxury are the main features of the property, combined with helpful but never intrusive service. The tranquility, the charming garden, the big swimming pool, the intense blue sea of the beautiful bay of Mondello ( 450 mt) , make of Bed & Breakfast

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