Best of Sicily - 8 Days (Small Group Tour)

Best of Sicily - 8 Days (Small Group Tour)

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Best of Sicily - 8 Days (Small Group Tour)

8 Days Starting in Catania and ending in Palermo

Visiting: Metropolitan city of Catania, Taormina, Savoca, Forza d'Agrò, Syracuse, Noto, Marzamemi, Island of Ortigia, Free municipal consortium of Agrigento, Palermo

Tour operator:

Click Tours

Tour code:

8

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 8

Physical rating:

Low, Medium, Easy

Age range:

4-99

Special diets catered:

-

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$4100
$2532 (USD) Operator discount: -$1435 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$133 -38%

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Tour Overview

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is a land of unparalleled beauty, history, and culture. Our thrilling Best of Sicily tour promises an unforgettable journey through this captivating island, where expert local guides will transform your days into immersive and diverse experiences. With an exploration that delves into the rich cultural, its modern history, architectural influences, and culinary traditions, you will find yourself drawn into a world where every moment leaves you craving more. Best of Sicily in 8 days is not just a vacation; it's an immersion into the heart and soul of one of the world's most enchanting destinations. Through modern history, architectural wonders, and culinary traditions, you will experience Sicily in all its glory, and the memories you create here will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Highlights

  • Dive into Taormina's culinary scene with an Evening Food and Wine Tour

  • Discover Palermo's rich history with a guided walking tour

  • Embark on an adventure to Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano

  • Wander through Noto, known as 'The Pearl of Sicily,' a UNESCO Heritage Site

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Sicily - Transfer Service From Catania Airport To Your Hotel - Evening Taormina Food And Wine Tour Experience
Location: Metropolitan city of Catania, Taormina
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to charming Sicily. Your travel adventure will begin once you arrive at Catania airport. The very first acquaintance will be your driver. Not to worry, you still have time to meet more and more people in the town, but for now, the driver will take you to your amazing hotel in Taormina.
Evening Taormina Food and Wine Tour experience - At 18:30/19:00 Meet your local guide in the city center when it starts to cool down and discover ideal places to get a real taste of Taormina. Savour its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful Food & Wine traditions alive. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals. Your tour will finish at around 21:30 in the heart of Taormina so after you can still enjoy the town at night.
Overnight in Taormina (Hotel Ariston, Sea View Room)

Day 2 : Discover Small Antique Villages: Savoca & Forza D’Agro With Lunch & Evening Taormina Walking Tour And Magnificent Greek Theatre Visit
Location: Taormina, Savoca, Forza d'Agrò
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at the hotel and meet your “mafia” guide in the lobby of your hotel and start a half-day trip to small antique villages Savoca and Forza d’Agro located on the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of Godfather movies were done and where started the love story of Michael and Apollonia. Find out the secrets of movie-making as well as true facts about mafia. Take refreshing aperitif in the most famous sicilian bar “Vitelli” and enjoy the lunch with typical seasonal food on extraordinary terrace. Be dropped off to your hotel, have some relaxation and be ready for sparkling Taormina at night.
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After some relaxation take an easy walk with your local guide. He will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that gives Taormina a special charm. Visit the Magnificent Greek Theatre and get immersed directly in the life of Your first destination.
Overnight in Taormina (Hotel Ariston, Sea View Room)

Day 3 : Mount Etna Adventure Trip - Panoramic Winery & Etna Winery And Lunch
Location: Taormina
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

2021 saw more than 50 eruptions of the magnificent Mount Etna. And the ‘Mother of Sicily’ certainly puts on an incredible show when she emerges from sleep. This may seem alarming, but the hiking trails and base camp are perfectly safe and well worth a visit.
Breakfast at the hotel and start your adventure with visit of Mt. Etna. Firstly, you will reach the base camp Refuge Sapienza, located at 1,900 meters. See the marvelous extinct Silvestri craters and take souvenir pictures of the area. There is free time to walk on the old lava flows. Then continue ascent until 3000mt by cable car and Jeep to the main authorized craters area (optional). You will be accompanied by an English-speaking Alpine Guide. A 45-minutes visit in this lunar landscape is memorable.
After hiking continue your tour to panoramic Winery located on the slope of Etna famous for it’s unique vulcanic wines and organic food. After guided visit of estate and cellars enjoy wine tasting (at least 5 wines) with pairing cold appetizers and light lunch. Drop-off to your hotel and free evening in sparkling Taormina.
Overnight in Taormina (Hotel Ariston, Sea View Room)

Day 4 : Magnificent Noto Walking Tour - Sicilian Fisherman's Village Marzamemi With Lunch - Charming Syracuse
Location: Syracuse, Noto, Marzamemi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Known as ‘The Pearl of Sicily,” the beautiful Baroque city of Noto was named a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2002. The town was destroyed and subsequently rebuilt in 1693 after an earthquake. Your private driver will deliver you to the awe-inspiring, symmetrical, limestone township, where you will meet your local guide. Stroll through the perfectly designed streets and delight in a Modica chocolate tasting before making your way to Marsamemi, an authentic Sicilian fishing village. A delicious lunch of fresh fish in a typical tavern will replenish you before to are transferred to your hotel in romantic Syracuse.
Overnight in Syracuse (Hotel Domus Benessere Mariae or similar)

Day 5 : Walking Tour Of Island Ortigia, Syracuse’S Old Town - Apollo Temple
Location: Syracuse, Island of Ortigia
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Sicily’s timeless beauty and rich history is embodied by the spectacular city of Syracuse’s.
Breakfast at the hotel and Meet your local guide in the city center and start 2 hours walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour, one of the most colorful streets in Ortigia, where local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings. See the Archimede Fountain on the way to the city’s Jewish district that was founded in the 3rd century BC. When you reach Duomo Square, you’ll be at the heart of Ortigia. This is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, and home of the stunning Duomo and the Church of St. Lucy. Your guide will also share with you a lot about lifestyle, traditions and habbits of locals. Charm of this town is unforgettable. Free afternoon and evening to explore Syracuse on your own.
Overnight in Syracuse (Hotel Domus Benessere Mariae or similar)

Day 6 : Agrigento Guided Visit In The Unesco Heritage Site Temple Valley - Taverna Fresh Seasonal Lunch - Palermo The Sicilian Capital
Location: Free municipal consortium of Agrigento
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After delicious breakfast It’s time to make your way to the historical and cultural wonderland of Palermo ​passing ancient Temple Valley. Your driver will pick you up in Your hotel. After approx. 2 hours, you will reach the Temple Valley where Your local guide will wait for you for 2 hours of guided visit of this UNESCO heritage. After visit enjoy a fresh seasonal lunch in local taverna and continue driving to Palermo hotel. Time to relax and free evening in Sicilian capital.
Overnight in Palermo (Hotel Garibaldi or similar)

Day 7 : Discover Palermo The Sicilian Capital - Authentic Palermitan Area - Typical Palermo Wine
Location: Palermo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and discover the beauty of Palermo on this 2 hours Walking tour of Palermo. Meet the local guide at 10.00 in Your Hotel. The Tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating mixture of Sicily’s capital. Be ready to discover Authentic Palermitan area. Pass through Palermo old town and the most important highlights such as: Martorana Church, Piazza Pretoria, Quattro Canti & the Cathedral, listening the stories of your guide. Enjoy a Glass of typical Palermo wine and after tour relax with a free evening in Palermo.
Overnight in Palermo (Hotel Garibaldi or similar)

Day 8 : Departure Day And Transfer Service To Palermo Airport
Location: Palermo
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy your last breakfast in beautiful Sicily before your transfer to Palermo airport
Option to book extra nights .

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels. 3 nights in Taormina: Hotel Ariston 4*, Sea View Room - (Or similar) 2 nights in Syracuse: Hotel Domus Benessere Mariae 4*, Classic Room - (Or similar) 2 nights in Palermo: Hotel Garibaldi 4*, Superior or Classic Room - (Or similar)

  • Guide

    Local licensed guide for all activities

  • Meals

    7 breakfasts in hotel, 4 lunches and 1 dinner during activities All other food and wine tastings mentioned in itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Arrival and departure transfers Taormina Food&Wine Tour Godfather vs Mafia Tour with Lunch Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Etna Trip until 1900mt & Lunch in Etna Winery Noto Walking Tour & Lunch in Marzamemi Syracuse Walking Tour Trip to Agrigento, Guided visit of Temple Valley and Lunch Palermo Walking Tour & Wine

  • Transport

    All transportation with A/C 8 seats Mercedes minivan Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers No luggage restrictions

What's Not Included

  • Flights

    International flights are not included

  • Insurance

    Insurance not included

  • Optional

    Pre/Post accommodation at the hotels Optional Etna ascent until 3000mt Single Room on request

  • Additional Services

    Entrance fees to monuments City tax to be paid in hotel Other activities and services are not included

Mode of Transport

All transportation with A/C 8 seats Mercedes minivan

Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers

No luggage restrictions

Accommodation

7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels.

3 nights in Taormina: Hotel Ariston 4*, Sea View Room - (Or similar)

2 nights in Syracuse: Hotel Domus Benessere Mariae 4*, Classic Room - (Or similar)

2 nights in Palermo: Hotel Garibaldi 4*, Superior or Classic Room - (Or similar)

Check out our Q&As

  • Do you accept children?

    No persons under 12 will be accepted on tours unless this is formally requested in writing. Minors (those under 18 years of age) are accepted on some group tours provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts full responsibility for them.

  • Does Click Tours cater for those with medical conditions?

    If you have any medical condition, disability or special requirements which may affect your holiday, please tell us before you confirm your booking, as we are able to make enquiries of the supplier about the suitability of arrangements for you and provide replies prior to booking. You are responsible for assessing whether a tour is suitable for you.

  • Will I need to have travel insurance?

    Yes. All clients must be in possession of health and personal injury insurance, along with a valid passport, together with any necessary visas or required vaccinations. As the customer it is your responsibility to ensure you have the required items.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Karen  

Very pleased with the tour

06-Jan-2024

The guides were personable and well informed. The hotels very nice and the chosen restaurants and variety of offered foods exceeded expectations.

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    Click Tours requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of click tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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