Sicilian Adventure

Sicilian Adventure

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Sicilian Adventure

7 Days Starting and ending in Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT, Italy

Visiting: Modica, Ragusa, Scicli, Noto, Marzamemi, Syracuse, Piazza Armerina, Giarre, Bronte, Taormina

Tour operator:

Stile Italiano Tours

Tour code:

10621

Group Type:

Independent

Specialist Group:

Fifty+

Guide Type:

Self Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-79

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

From:
$1612
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NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Eastern Sicily, where you'll delve into the timeless beauty of Baroque towns, meander through the untouched landscapes of Vendicari Natural Reserve, and uncover the rich history of Syracuse and Piazza Armerina. Experience a unique culinary adventure with a pistachio tasting at a local grove, immersing yourself in the flavours of Sicily.

Highlights

  • Explore Eastern Sicily's enchanting Baroque towns

  • Stroll through the pristine landscapes of Vendicari Natural Reserve

  • Unravel the rich history of Syracuse and Piazza Armerina

  • Indulge in a sensory experience with a pistachio tasting at a local grove

  • Conclude your journey with the breathtaking vistas of Taormina

Places You'll See

Marzamemi

Wine Tasting

Cooking Class

Marzamemi

Wine Tasting

Cooking Class

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Sicily

Location: Vincenzo Bellini Catania Airport, Modica

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: No Meals

Sicily is one of the jewels of southern Italy, to be discovered, known and experienced through nature, history and tradition. Nature seems to have destined all its wonders for this land: mountains, hills and, above all, the sea with its incredible colours and the transparency of the water.
Exuberance and warmth also animate Sicilian cuisine: its specialities express the passion and care that Sicilians put into good food and authentic flavours.

Day 2 : The Baroque Towns

Location: Ragusa, Scicli, Modica

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Marvel at the ornate architecture and charming streets of Ragusa, where Baroque elegance intertwines with ancient charm in the UNESCO-listed old town.
Next, explore the historical allure and exquisite chocolate of Modica.
Finally, explore Scicli, a hidden gem boasting stunning Baroque architecture and a relaxed atmosphere.
Indulge in an authentic Italian dinner with a local host who opens her home for a cooking class.
Learn to prepare regional dishes, share stories, and enjoy a delightful meal together, creating a genuine and immersive culinary experience.

Day 3 : Noto’S Wonders And Coastal Retreat

Location: Noto, Marzamemi, Modica

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Noto is a charming Sicilian town renowned for its stunning Baroque architecture.
Stroll through its picturesque streets, adorned with ornate buildings and charming squares.
Enrich your journey with a stop at a local winery, where you can indulge in Sicily’s renowned wines amid scenic vineyards.
Discover Marzamemi‘s charming fishing village, stroll its historic streets, and indulge in local seafood.
Next, experience the natural beauty of Vendicari Reserve, known for birdwatching and pristine beaches.

Day 4 : Explore Syracuse

Location: Syracuse, Modica

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ancient history comes to life in Syracuse: explore the archaeological wonders of the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius, and the historic Ortigia Island.
Before leaving the city, it is worth stopping at the Marciante pastry shop, near the Cathedral, for the Eureka cake dedicated to Archimedes, the illustrious Syracusan genius.

Day 5 : Jewels Of Piazza Armerina: Unveiling Ancient Wonders And Mosaics

Location: Piazza Armerina, Giarre

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Piazza Armerina is a town rich in churches and ancient buildings, best known for the Villa Romana del Casale, a Unesco heritage site.
The Villa, which dates back to the 4th century, is rich in magnificent mosaics depicting numerous scenes from classical mythology.
Discover this wonderful villa and its incredibly well-preserved thermal baths, then reach your next accommodation on the Ciclopi Riviera, near Catania.

Day 6 : Pistachio Groves In Bronte And Amazing Views In Taormina

Location: Bronte, Taormina, Giarre

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Explore a Bronte, Sicily pistachio grove for a sensory journey among lush trees and a unique nutty aroma. Owners provide insights into cultivation, leading to a tasting session with pistachios and cream, offering a glimpse into the essence of Sicilian cuisine.

Discover Taormina, Sicily’s renowned town, boasting stunning sea and Mount Etna views. Visit the Greek Theatre and wander through charming alleys with Mediterranean houses and sea-view restaurants.
Taormina’s shops showcase Sicilian delicacies like “arancini,” “schiacciate,” and “focaccia”.


Day 7 : Departure

Location: Vincenzo Bellini Catania Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Return your rented car at the Catania Airport.
Sicily bids farewell with its thousand colours and fragrances, eagerly anticipating your return to discover its myriad facets. Arrivederci!

What's Included

  • Cooking class

    3 hour private cooking class at a local house with dinner

  • Accommodation

    4 nights in Modica and 2 nights on the coast between Taormina and Catania in boutique style hotels 3*S/4* with breakfast

  • Visit to a pistachio grove and tasting

  • Car rental

    7 day rental of a medium size car - unlimited kilometers - basic insurance (full insurance available to pay locally)

  • Wine tasting

    Visit to a winery and wine tasting

  • Private guided tours

    3 hours in Syracuse and 2 hours in Piazza Armerina

What's Not Included

  • Local city tax to pay directly to the hotels

  • International Travel

  • Any services not specifically mentioned in the above inclusions

Mode of Transport

Rented car

Accommodation

Boutique style accommodation

Check out our Q&As

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yesm you will be notified a few days after the booking or you can enquire before booking

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    No, this is a self -guided tour

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Boutiqye style hotel 3*S/4*

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, the visit of Syracuse and of the Villa Romana del Casale are with private English speaking guides

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No transfers required as the rented car will be collected and dropped off at the Catania Airport

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, you only need to enquire and we wil be happy to help

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No flights included

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No, fees will be paid locally, the price is only a few Euros

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    This tour is not suited for solo travellers but if you travel in a party and anyone needs a single room, a supplement will apply

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    In the event that you encounter any issues, you will still have the opportunity to join the tour after it has departed, provided that you cover the expenses required to join the group

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We have been in business since 2014

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    This is not an option we offer

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Before your arrival, you will receive a roadbook with contact details of your tour escort (if applicable), of the accommodation and all relevant information you need to know in advance

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    The accommodations are licensed and comply with the regulations established by both the Italian State and the respective regional authorities

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  • Low Deposit

    Stile Italiano Tours requires a minimum deposit of 30% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

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

    Up to 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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