Platinum Sicily
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Platinum Sicily
Private tour
2 travelers
9 days
4 cities
4days
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: Arts and Workshops of Palermo & Monreale
    After breakfast, you meet with your private guide and driver to enjoy a comprehensive and exciting full day tour of Palermo and Monreale.

    The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia, and you start the exploration of its rich heritage with a visit to the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel, adorned by extraordinary Byzantine mosaics. You continue with a walk along the oldest street in Palermo and reach the imposing Four Corners, the central point of the old town. You then proceed to the Tuscan fountain in Piazza Pretoria and just behind it see two splendid Arabo-Norman churches, La Martorana and San Cataldo.

    After a short drive you arrive in Monreale and along with a visit to Monreale Cathedral, with its outstanding mosaics and Benedictine Closter, with 228 columns and Romanesque sculptures, you enter one of the workshops that still produces mosaic artworks. Then you step inside the oldest bakery in Monreale where bread is still baked in a wood-fired oven, and here you have a chance to taste the Sicilian "pane cunzato".

    Upon your return to Palermo, you have one more visit to a workshop of artistic terracotta creations and visit a house museum with the biggest private Majolica collection.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the evening at leisure.

    Day 3: Architectural & Culinary Traditions of Segesta and Erice 
    Following breakfast, you meet with your private guide and 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. 

    One more highlight today is a visit to the local pasticceria for a cooking demonstration and 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 to Agrigento 
    In the morning you have a check-out from the hotel. Meet your private driver and continue the trip.

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    Grand Hotel Villa Igiea MGallery by Sofitel
    5-star hotel
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    4 days / 3 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Stay in a luxurious 5-star hotel which offers panoramic views of the B...
    Experiences
    • Full Day Tour to Segesta and Erice
    • Arts and Workshops of Palermo & Monreale Tour
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    Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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17 Jun
Car
Connection | Palermo - Agrigento
Private Transfer Sedan
Palermo airport/hotel
Palermo, Italy
2 h
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
2days
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: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
    You tour begins with one of the two highlights of the region - 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.

    In the second part of the day you explore the splendid Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You also visit the near-intact Temple of Concord, the best-preserved temple in the World and one of the symbols of Sicily.

    After the tour, you are transferred to your hotel in Agrigento.

    Day 5: Departure to Ragusa
    Following breakfast at your hotel, you check-out and meet your private driver to continue the trip.

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    Hotel Villa Athena
    5-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    You will be staying in a hand-picked downtown hotel. We carefully insp...
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    • Half Day Tour to Valley of Temples and Turchi Cliffs
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    Transfers can be added here
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18 Jun
Car
Connection | Agrigento - Ragusa
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. Continue to the town Caltagirone where the culture of ceramics is a cult: streets and building decorations are full of ceramics. Here you can go up the staircase, Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte, which is also decorated with tiles, its 142 steps connecting two parts of the town. You have a stop in this town to stroll around the workshops and have a chance to witness the process of ceramics creation.
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
5 h
Ragusa hotel
Ragusa, Italy
3days
Ragusa, Italy
Thinking of exploring one of the prettiest towns in Sicily? Ragusa can easily become the highlight of your trip. It will take your breath away and impress with stunning views, tangled alleyways, and its baroque architecture, churches, basilicas, and ancient palaces. ...
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    Day 5: Arrival in Ragusa
    Upon arrival to Ragusa you have a check in at the hotel.

    Day 6: Discovering Ragusa and & Cioccolato di Modica Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet with a local guide and private driver to explore the best of Ragusa Ibla, which is one of the most enchanting and picturesque hill towns in Sicily. 

    The historical center is a labyrinth of crooked medieval lanes and offers its visitors a dive into the past. The city symbol is St. George's Gate, a lovely Gothic gate which survived the 1693 earthquake. The new baroque St. George's Basilica and its square are the highlights of the town. The beautiful Ibleo garden is a corner of peace and a wonderful green oasis ideal to relax and sit on one of the many benches for a while. Great views over the valleys around Ibla.  

    After a lunch break you head to Modica, which is one of the most charming Unesco towns in the south east of the island. Once called the Venice of the south, it was rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake. The stunning baroque St. George's Basilica at the top of a long flight of steps is the highlight of the town. Besides marvelous architecture, this town is famous for its delicious Chocolate, whose routes can be traced back to Mexican traditions brought to Sicily via the Spaniards, and today you taste this very special chocolate.

    After the tour you are taken back to the hotel and the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

    Day 7: Departure to Syracuse and Taormina
    Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your private guide-driver takes you on a journey towards Syracuse.

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    Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa
    5-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The 5-star resort Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is located in a region...
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    • Half Day Private Ragusa and Modica Tour
    • Full Day Private Ragusa and Modica Tour
    • Modica Chocolate Workshop
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20 Jun
Car
Connection | Ragusa - Taormina
Private Transfer Minivan & Tour in Syracuse

Along the way, you have a quick stop at the Baroque town of Noto. Then continue straight to the important archeological site - the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. You start your sightseeing program by visiting the archeological area of Syracuse and exploring the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheater. Together with your guide-driver you proceed to the delightful Ortygia Island and have time to lunch at one of the many eateries that surround the splendid Piazza Duomo. You also 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 continue to Taormina.

Ragusa hotel
Ragusa, Italy
8 h
Taormina hotel
Taormina, Italy
3days
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 7: Arrival to Taormina
    Upon arrival at your hotel in Taormina, you have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 8: Sightseeing of Taormina & Cooking Class
    In the morning after breakfast, you have a private cooking class in a fine restaurant specializing in Sicilian cuisine. Once you arrive at the restaurant, you have coffee, discuss the menu and head to the local market, together with the owner of the restaurant or the chef you buy fresh local produce. During the class, you prepare traditional dishes and afterward enjoy the meal you have cooked.

    Following the cooking class, your guide meets you at the restaurant to start a city tour of Taormina. You stroll along the main street, Corso Umberto I, and visit the Greco-Roman Theater that has Etna as its backdrop.

    After touring the old town of Taormina you take a cable car down to the beach for your private boat ride. During the boat tour of the Mazzaro Bay and the Ionian Coast, you discover the beautiful caves including the Grotta Azzurra and the nature reserve Isola Bella. You also have a chance to bathe in the clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel.

    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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    The Ashbee Hotel
    5-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The Ashbee Hotel is an early 20th-century villa set in front of Taormi...
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    • Half Day Guided Tour
    • Private Cooking Class
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    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation in exceptional 5* hotels in Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa and Taormina;
  • Delicious breakfasts at hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking local guides and guide-drivers;
  • Entrance tickets to Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel, Cathedral of Monreale, Segesta Temple and Greek theatre, Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Neapolis Park of Syracusa and Ortyga Island, Teatro Antico di Taormina;
  • Tastings according to the itinerary;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Workshops and demonstrations according to the itinerary;
  • Supporting 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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