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: Day at Leisure
Today is reserved for you to explore and enjoy Palermo on your own, or to join our carefully planned optional tours.
Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver to continue your journey.
Day 4: Tour in Cefalu and Wine Tasting in Castelbuono
Upon arrival to Cefalu, you have a tour with a guide.
Cefalu is a very colorful fishing village, complete with brightly-hued boats and twisting narrow streets, and there is also a splendid Norman Cathedral built by King Roger II in the 12th century in fulfillment of a promise he made to God for sparing his life during a storm at sea.
Then you continue into the Madonie mountains to the hotel, Relais Sant’Anastasia, located in a medieval Benedictine abbey of the XII century. Here you have an organic wine tasting and spend the night.
Wine tasting included
Day 5: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Castelbuono.
Day 5: 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 6: 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 7: Departure
Following breakfast at your hotel, you check-out and meet your private driver to continue the trip.
Day 7: Arrival and City Tour
Upon arrival at the hotel, meet your guide and together you start the city tour. Today you visit one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. Here you explore the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater.
Your tour continuous to the delightful Ortygia Island where you have an inside visit to the Duomo where a Greek Doric temple remains to be a part of it, and for this reason, it is included in the UNESCO list.
After the tour you return to the hotel and rest of the evening at your leisure.
Day 8: Day at Leisure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you have a full day at leisure or you may join our optional tours.
Day 9: Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Syracuse.
Day 9: Arrival in Taormina
Upon arrival at your hotel, you have the rest if the day at leisure.
Day 10: 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 11: 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.