FAMILY & FRIENDS
Experience

8 days starting at $1499

June 15 – June 23, 2023

Exquisite Nights

Delicious Meals

Relaxing Beach Days

Sightseeing & Guided Tours

This tour also includes:

Welcome & Farewell White Party

Sightseeing Tours of: Palermo, Erice, Le Saline, Scopello, 

Boat Excursion (Scopello, Lo Zingaro, and Natural Reserve)

    Optional Excursions Available:

    + Segesta Temple

    + Marsala Winery

    + Farm to Table Dinner

    + The Cave of  Mangiapane

    The Itinerary

    Thurs. June 15, 2023 - Departure from U.S.

    Your adventure begins! Want to arrive earlier? Ask us about our pre-tour extension.

    Fri. June 16, 2023 - Welcome to Sicily

    Transfers to Castellammare del Golfo. (Based on 3 arrival times).

    Upon your arrival at the Palermo Airport the private transfer will take you to your Hotel Punta Nord Est in Castellammare del Golfo. After arriving at your accommodations, you will have time to relax and unwind. Later that evening, we will have “Un Benvenuto”. with hors d’oeuvres, and a specialty drink. Then you may explore this fascinating town on your own.

    Included Meals: Hour D’oeuvres at Welcome Party

    Sat. June 17, 2023 - La playa Beach – Belvedere – Scopello

    This morning we will meet at 9:00 am to spend a beautiful day at La Playa beach with stunning crystal clear waters. (Lounge chairs and umbrellas are included) Then after lunch (on your own) we will return to our hotel to get ready for a very special sightseeing tour of this amazing coastline of the Mediterranean Sea to the Belvedere for a photo opportunity. Next, we will stroll through the village of Scopello where you will have time on your own to explore. We will return to Castellammare. Your evening is at your leisure.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Sun. June 18, 2023 - Visit the historical city of Palermo

    This morning at 8:30 am you will meet our English-speaking local tour guide for a sightseeing tour of Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Your stops will include Palermo Cathedral, Casa Professa, Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria (where the famous fashion show of Dolce and Gabbana was held), Mercato del Capo, Teatro Politeama, and Theatro Massimo, (second largest stages in Europe and the famed opera houses.) After the tour you will have the opportunity on your own to try some typical Sicilian Street food. Back to Castellammare, this evening we will meet for dinner at this authentic local restaurant with a beautiful view of the marina, while we savor a delicious Sicilian multi course meal with local wines included.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Mon. June 19, 2023 - Boat Excursion

    We will meet at 9am (weather permitting) at the marina for a spectacular Boat Excursion along the northwestern coastline of Sicily. You will have the opportunity to jump off the boat and swim at Scopello, and into the caves of Lo Zingaro Riserva Naturale. Scopello is famous for its vertiginous “Faraglioni” or rock formation, where Hollywood filmed Ocean eleven, and for one of the most ancient tuna fisheries in Sicily. Back to Castellammare at 1:30pm. Your evening is at your leisure.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    (Optional Evening Excursion)                                                                 Farm to Table Dinner ($125 per adult and $75 per child).

    This evening our driver will take us through the Sicilian countryside for this authentic Farm To Table experience where we will enjoy homemade specialties and some Sicilian wines. We will tour this organic farm and have dinner together in this beautiful setting.

    Tues. June 20, 2023 - Tour of Erice - Le Saline

    Departure at 10:00 am for a sightseeing tour of Erice. This medieval town sits 2400 meters above sea level. Enjoy the views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the hilltop and explore Erice’s charming medieval streets and square and pleasure your palate with traditional Sicilian desserts where you will have the opportunity to purchase local souvenirs and enjoy lunch on your own. Then the bus will take us along the coast of Marsala where lies this evocative landscape of Le Saline (shallow salt pools) and decommissioned mulini (windmills). The salt from these marshes is considered Italy’s finest. Back to Castellammare. This evening is at your leisure.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    (Optional After Lunch Excursion)                                                      Marsala Wine Tour with Wine Tasting ($75 per adult & $35 per child)

    The excursion starts with the beautiful town of Marsala where we will tour this magnificent eighteen century Marsala Winery which will leave you speechless. The English guided tour will take us through this journey that will begin in front of this majestic wine barrels, built at the end of the nineteen century and still used for the winery of Marsala. Then we will walk beneath 104 stone arches through the barrel vaults to see over 2000 small and large barrels of wine, to reach the grandiose and elegant tasting room, where we will taste a range of their best Marsala wines paired with authentic gastronomic nibbles. Back to Castellammare, this evening is at your leisure. (Minimum number of guest required for this excursion)

    Wed. June 21, 2023 - Relax under the sun - White party

    This morning we will meet at 9:00 am to spend a beautiful day at La Playa beach with stunning crystal-clear waters. (Lounge chairs and umbrellas are included) After lunch (on your own), the bus will return to the hotel at 4pm. This evening at 7:30 pm be ready dressed in white to depart for our Farewell White Party. This party will be on the beach and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, specialty drinks, alcoholic or non, DJ.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Heavy Hour D’oeuvres at Farewell Party

    (Optional Morning Excursion)                                                                 Tour of La Grotta di Mangiapane ($40 per person)

    This morning, we will venture through the mountains of Sicily to reach The Cave of Mangiapane, that is the largest of the 9 caves known as the (the grotto of scurati). This cave was an ancient settlement that dates back to the Paleolithic era (10,000 years ago), with a height of 70 meters and a depth of 50 meters. The cave of Mangiapane includes as small village that has remained untouched for nearly 70 years, made up of charming earth-colored houses, with their original furniture and tools, a small chapel, a wood oven and some stables. Today this tiny village is an open-air museum, where you can step back in time.

    Thurs. June 22, 2023 - free day

    This morning is free for you to go around town, purchase souvenirs and pack your bags for an arrivederci a presto.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    (Optional Afternoon Excursion)                                                              Tour of Segesta Temple ($40 per person)

    A 3pm departure for Segesta to tour one of the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world, (even better than those in Greece itself) The English-speaking tour guide will explain the history of this Greek temple. The Segesta Archaeological Park is home to spectacular ancient ruins dating from Magna Grecia. The tour includes: the main temple, built in the 50th century B.C. and one of the best-preserved examples of Doric architecture in the world and the fourth-century BC Greek theater.

    fri. June 23, 2023 - Departure to the US

    Transfer to the airport (Based on 3 departure times).

    Ciao Ciao

     

    2023 PRICES

    $1499 per person (double occupancy)

    • Single occupancy $500 surcharge
    • You may upgrade to Oceanview for an additional $300 per person, based on availability
    • You may upgrade to a junior suite, for an additional $400 per person, based on availability
    • Land only, Air Fare not included in price
    • Deposits are required at booking
    • Please see Terms & Conditions
    • Pre and Post Tour Extensions available contact us directly via email

    (A 2.9% fee will be charged on debit/credit card payments. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please email us at info@sicilywithfriends.com to make arrangements.)

    NB: Excursions and Itinerary are weather permitted and subject to change without prior notice. Minimum number is required.

    NNB: We love to share our Sicily with you. In order to secure low rates, we prepay everything a year in advance.

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    What’s not included

    Flights
    Insurance
    Pre & post travel
    Baggage handling
    Tips
    Laundry cost
    + Other services & activities not mentioned in the itinerary
    + Any personal purchase/service or experiences