TAORMINA, MT ETna, And More

8 days starting at $3,800 - Bring 4 And Pay $3,200

September 19 – September 27, 2024

Exquisite Nights

Delicious Meals

Authentic Experiences

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)

    Taormina view from up, Sicily

    The Itinerary

    Thurs. September 19, 2024 - Departure from U.S.

    Your adventure begins!

    Want to arrive earlier? Ask us about our pre-tour extension.

    Fri. September 20, 2024 - Welcome to Catania
    Arrives at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Catania city center.

    After check in, short and easy walking tour of the town of Catania, the black town, as the color of the volcano Etna. Welcome cocktail with light dinner.

    Included Meals: Welcome cocktail and light Dinner

    Sat. September 21, 2024 - Mt. Etna's Volcano

    Pick up from your accommodation and visit Mt. Etna’s volcano, a natural wonder in the World heritage list of UNESCO since 2013. We will discover the north side of the volcano (wilder and less touristic than the south). We will arrive in Piano Provenzana where we will get into the 4×4 bus, and we will reach top in just 40 minutes. Here we will have an easy walk-through lunar landscape where you will see the main craters in front of you. This is the fast and easy way to reach the altitude of 2800m (9186ft). After the visit, we will have a wine experience in one of the best Winery of the area with a light lunch.

    Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with Wine Tasting

    Sun. September 22, 2024 - Visit Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto

    Arrival in Syracuse and start with a guided tour of the Archaeological Park that includes the main attractions: the Greek theater, the quarries (Latomie) the most famous is the Ear of Dionysius, the Roman amphitheater. After visiting the park, we will visit Ortigia. From the Temple of Apollo, we will begin our enchanting walk in the heart of Ortigia. We will see the fabulous Fountain of Diana, the Majestic Cathedral that was once a temple. Our tour stops near the Fountain Orfeo and Aretusa where we will end the tour telling you the myth of these two lovers.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Mon. September 23, 2024 - Taormina the Mediterranean Pearl

    We will visit Taormina the pearl of the Mediterranean with a local guide. We will see the main attractions: the Ancient Theatre, which still retains all its charm, the city park (Villa Comunale), where we will appreciate the peace and beauty of this beautiful green area, the colorful streets and flowered balconies and the emblematic Piazza IX Aprile where you can admire one of the most beautiful views of Taormina.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Tues. September 24, 2024 - Piazza Armerina, and Mosaic Experience

    Villa Romana del Casale is a supreme example of late-imperial Roman luxury. Villa listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the center of Sicily, just a few kilometers from Enna, is a small jewel rich in history, the splendid art city of Piazza Armerina. Before the visit, to appreciate this visit g you will learn how to create your own mosaic in a local craft shop with a local artisan. Lunch in a local Farm to Table.

    Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

    Wed. September 25, 2024 - Sicilian Cooking Class with le Mamme del Borgo

    Enjoy one of the most amazing Cooking Class in a typical Sicilian small village perched on the top of a mountain. Here you will meet le “Mamme del Borgo” (mothers of the village). They will show how to cook some typical Sicilian recipes, and you will learn to prepare it with your hands. Lunch with typical Sicilian food and of course the recipes you cooked.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Thurs. September 26, 2024 - Sicilian Countryside Experience in a Family Farm

    Live Sicilian rural life with this experience. We will reach the shepherd in a rural area of the town. You will taste fresh ricotta and the Nebrodi provola DOP, with the possibility of milking cows. Then we will proceed with lunch, which will take place in a typical restaurant. The menu includes a small appetizer, a first course, a second course and a dessert. The whole menu will feature typical Sicilian dishes. This experience will take place in a typical countryside village at the bottom of Mount Etna.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    fri. September 27, 2024 - Departure to the US

    It is time to say goodbye. Departure from the hotel to the airport.

    2024 PRICES

    $3800 per person (double occupancy)

    • Single occupancy $500 surcharge
    • Special rate available (bring 4 and each pay $3200)
    • Land only, Airfare not included in price.
    • Please read Terms & Conditions
    • Pre and Post Tour Extensions available contact us directly via email

    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