FAMILY & FRIENDS
Experience

10 days starting at $1399

June 23 – July 2, 2022

Exquisite Nights

Delicious Meals

Relaxing Beach Days

Sightseeing & Guided Tours

This tour also includes:

Transfers to/from the Palermo airport to Castellammare del Golfo

Welcome & Farewell White Party

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

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

    Optional Excursions Available:

    + Marsala Winery

    + Farm to Table Dinner

    The Itinerary

    Thurs. June 23, 2022 - Departure from U.S.

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

    Fri. June 24, 2022 - Welcome to Sicily

    Transfers to Castellammare del Golfo. (based on our tour dates and arrival times)
    After arriving at your accommodations, you will have time to relax and unwind. Later that evening, we will have a Welcome Party with hors d’oeuvres, music, and a specialty drink. Then you may explore this fascinating town on your own.

    Included Meals: Hour D’oeuvres at Welcome Party

    Sat. June 25, 2022 - La Playa Beach – Scopello – Belvedere

    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), you may choose from 2 departures 1 pm or 5 pm to return to Castellammare to your accommodation in town. This evening we will embark on a very special sightseeing tour of this amazing coastline of the Mediterranean Sea to the Faraglioni di Scopello for a photo opportunity (where Ocean 11 was filmed). Then we will stop at the Belvedere to enjoy a traditional wood oven pizza, with breathtaking views of the gulf.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Sun. June 26, 2022 - Palermo - Monreale

    This morning at 9 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 fascion show of Dolce and Gabbana was held), Chiesa Martorana, Mercato del Capo, Teatro Politeama, and Theatro Massimo, (second largest stages in Europe and the famed opera houses.) Some entrance fee may apply. Lunch will be served outside in the beautiful Piazza Bellini in the heart of Palermo, with its ancient Arab and Norman buildings. After lunch the bus will head to the unique cathedral of Monreale which is made with 2200 kg of pure gold Byzantine mosaic and named one of the UNESCO WORLD Heritage Sites. Back to Castellammare, this evening is at your leisure to explore.

    Included Meals Breakfast and Lunch

    Mon. June 27, 2022 - Boat Excursion
    We will meet at 9am (weather permitting) at the marina for a spectacular all day Mini Cruise 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 it’s 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

    Tues. June 28, 2022 - Tour of Erice - Le Saline

    Departure at 9:00 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 and Farm to Table ($150 per adult & $75 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. A scenic drive will take us through the Sicilian countryside for this authentic farm to table experience where we will enjoy homemade specialties and wines.

    Wed. June 29, 2022 - Relax under the sun

    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), you may choose from 2 departures 1 pm or 5 pm to return to Castellammare. In the evening we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant with a beautiful view of the marina, while we savor a delicious Sicilian 3 course meal with local wines included.

    Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

    Thurs. June 30, 2022 - La Playa Beach/ Farewell 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) Then you may choose from 2 departures 1 pm or 5 pm to return to Castellammare. 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, professional photographer and for the grand finally fantastic fireworks.

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

    Fri. July 1, 2022 - 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

    Sat. July 2, 2022 - Departure to the US

    Transfers to the airport (based on departure times on the specified tour dates)

    Ciao Ciao

    2022 PRICES

    $1399 per person (double occupancy)

    • Single occupancy $500 surcharge
    • You may upgrade to ocean view, for an additional $350 per person, based on availability
    • Land only, Air Fare not included in price
    • Payments are required within 10 days of making the registration
    • 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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    Phone: (717) 489-2620    /    Email: info@sicilywithfriends.com

    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