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Best of Sicily

Private tour
9 days
3 cities
3nights

Palermo, Italy

The Sicilian capital, Palermo, is an impressive city. This Italian town is home to many sights, such as the 12th-century Palermo Cathedral, the 9th-century Norman Palace, the charming Chiesa di San Domenico, the imposing Quattro Canti Square with inspiring fountains, and, of course, the historic Duomo di Monreale that dates back to the 1100's. The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are another popular yet spooky place in the city, holding thousands of mummies and skeletons....
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    Day 1: Arrival in 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.

    Day 2: Palermo City Tour 
    After breakfast, you meet with your private 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 private guide, you visit the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel.

    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.

    Day 3: Architectural & Culinary Traditions of Segesta and Erice
    Following breakfast, you meet with your private guide-driver and embark on a day tour to the Segesta, with its best-preserved Doric Temple, and the unforgettable medieval hilltop town of Erice.

    Segesta once has been the most important regional town and trading center, and now it treasures two Classical monuments which you visit: the Temple of Segesta and the Greek theatre.

    Then you proceed to Erice, a wonderfully preserved town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history. Together with your guide, you discover the city's treasures. Erice boasts 60 churches, some dating back to the early 1300's, and two incredible castles, Pepoli Castle and Venus Castle. During the tour of Erice, you visit the Chiesa Matrice church.

    One more highlight today is a visit to the local pasticceria for a tasting of the famous cannoli, Sicilian cassata, almond pastries and other delicious culinary masterpieces. This unique pasticceria is famous for its traditions and amazing taste of its sweets all around Italy and even beyond.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel in Palermo and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 4: Departure 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver to continue your journey.

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    Hotel Plaza Opera
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Plaza Opéra boasts a unique atmosphere of Sicilian spirit and modern lifestyle. This stylish hotel is located in the heart of Palermo, and just a few minutes walk to such sights as Politeama Theatre. Hotel rooms offer wifi access, air conditioning, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, soundproofing....
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    • Half Day Guided Tour
    • Full Day Tour to Segesta and Erice
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Palermo - Agrigento
Private Transfer Sedan
Palermo airport/hotel
Palermo, Italy
2 h
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
2nights

Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento is among the most visited places in Italy's Sicily. This city boasts outstanding sightseeing options as it is home to ancient architecture and stunning natural wonders. As such, visiting the historic UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples as well as the Scala dei Turchi cliffs is a must-do during a visit to Agrigento. Moreover, this city has wonderful beaches and top-notch hotels thus is a wonderful option for those seeking a holiday that can combine sightseeing with relaxing on the beach....
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    Day 4: Arrival in Agrigento
    Upon arrival at your hotel, you have the evening at leisure.

    *Note: cooking class with dinner is included in 2021 season. You may add this activity in this program 2020 at an extra charge.


    Day 5: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
    Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you explore famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings in 4 hours.

    Your exploration begins with a 2-hour guided tour of one of the two highlights of the city - the splendid Valley of the Temples. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site where you visit 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 with your private driver to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs. The dazzling chalky white rocky cliff eroded conveniently into stairs rising 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.

    *Note: dinner at the hotel can be added at an extra charge to 2020 program. In 2021 season dinner at the hotel is included.


    Day 6: Departure 
    Following breakfast at your hotel, you check-out and meet your private driver to continue the trip.

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    Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Enjoy a stay at the authentic 4-star Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna while in Agrigento, Italy. The boutique hotel consists of two historic buildings, dating back to the 13th century, the Foresteria, and the Watchtower. It also features a picture-perfect garden with a terrace and some scenic views over the surrounding countryside. It is situated within a short distance away from the renowned Scala dei Turchi, the beach of Maddalusa, and other gems of Sicily....
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    • Half Day Tour to Valley of Temples and Turchi Cliffs
    • Cooking Class with Dinner
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Connection | Agrigento - Taormina
Private Transfer Sedan & Tickets to Villa Romana
In about 1 hour after your departure from Agrigento, you have a stop to see the hidden gem of Sicily near a town Piazza Armerina. Here you visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale a UNESCO Site especially noteworthy for the richness and quality of the mosaics. Following a visit, you continue the trip to arrive in a coastal town of Taormina.
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
3 h
Taormina hotel
Taormina, Italy
3nights

Taormina, Italy

Sitting near the foot of Mount Etna volcano, Taormina is one of the most interesting cities in Sicily. This Italian town has much to offer travelers from great beach leisure to numerous sightseeing options. Among the unmissable attractions of Taormina are the centuries-old Greek Theater, Ciampoli Palace, the Taormina Castle and one of the most scenic squares - the Square of the 9th of April. Another must-visit place is the natural Blue Grotto called Grotta Azzurra....
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    Day 6: Arrival in Taormina
    Upon arrival at your hotel, you have the rest if the day at leisure.  

    Day 7: Sightseeing of Taormina
    In the morning 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 or dine in one of the local restaurants overlooking the bay.  

    Day 8: Day Trip to Mount Etna and Wine Tasting
    In the morning meet your private driver and set off on a trip to one of the most famous Sicily attractions - Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.

    Your driver takes you to an access point - the Rifugio Sapienza on the southern slope located 2,000 meters (6562 feet) above sea level. Here you take a walk to visit the "Silvestri" craters and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001-2003 and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere!

    On the way down you also visit a local winery to have a tasting of the Etna wine.

    After the winery visit you have a transfer back to Taormina hotel.  

    *Note: Due to the weather conditions and fog, the view of Mount Etna can be limited.

    Day 9: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the departure transfer.

    *Note: Departure transfer is included to Catania airport. Should you require a departure transfer to Palermo airport, this service could be provided for an additional fee.

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    Villa Diodoro Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Hotel Villa Diodoro boasts a hillside position and an outdoor pool with panoramic sea views, a 5-minute walk from the historical center of Taormina. Rooms are air-conditioned and include a minibar and private bathroom. Its elegant garden restaurant serves Sicilian and international dishes. Guests can relax with a cocktail or a glass of Sicilian wine at one of 2 bars. There is also a Technogym area....
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    • Half Day Guided Tour
    • Full Day Tour to Mount Etna and Wine Tasting
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels and villas in Palermo, Province of Agrigento, Taormina;  
  • Delicious breakfasts at 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 Segesta Temple and Greek theatre, Chiesa Matrice church, Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, Valley of the Temples,  Villa Romana del Casale, Greco-Roman Theatre in Taormina;
  • Tasting in the famous Erice pasticceria;
  • Wine tasting with lunch in Mount Etna winery;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
     
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