WHERE
From March to November
PRICE
12.300 Euro per person
IDEAL LENGTH
12 Days

SICILY - PALERMO TO CATANIA

Experience the legendary setting of Sicily. You will visit unique sights and learn about is centuries of foreign dominations that have left their signs in culture and monuments. 

 

You will discover the largest island in the Mediterranean with over 3000 years of history will begin in Palermo. The capital of Sicily and its fascinating city centre.  Palermo is a true ‘open air museum’ an Arab, Norman circuit with its incredible architecture and unique decorations. Enjoy shopping on Ruggero VII street known as ‘The lounge of Palermo’.  Visit the famous market places that will include the Vucciria and Ballaro where you will savor traditional Sicilian Delicacies. 

 

Your transfers to visit all of the main sites will include English speaking drivers in luxury chauffeurs. Enjoy two nights in Agrigento to visit the ‘Valley of the Temples’.  Your luxury hotel looks over this famous Unesco Archeological site dedicated to Greek Gods.  You will notice the Olive Trees that surround the Intact Temples are over 900 Years old!! You will enjoy lunch and a tasting after the tour at a local extra virgin olive oil farm. 

 

Continue to the south east side of the island to experience lavish Baroque city centre’s and intact Greek Amphitheaters in Ragusa, Noto and Siracusa.  Visit boutique chocolate makers in Modica who's chocolate making is inspired by the ancient Aztecs. 

 

Arrive in the hill town of Taormina for breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and shopping on the high street of the pretty hill town Corso Umberto.  Enjoy a full day on a luxury yacht to visit the Aolian Islands that will include a stop at the largest island Lipari

Day 1: Arrival Palermo 

Chauffeur driver transfer to your Hotel in Palermo. 
Afternoon Orientation Tour of Palermo with chauffeur driver and expert guide that will cover the main sites. Visit the Cathedral of Palermo. Dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary the complex began being built in 1185. Enjoy this architectural masterpiece while enjoyng a local cannoli at one of Palermo's best dessert stores. The owner will fill each cannolo with fresh ricotta cream.  See the beautifuil Baroque Square called the 'Quattro Canti' as you make your way to the Church San Domenico
known as the Pantheon of Palermo where the greatest Sicilian personalities are buried including Giovanni Falcone. Visit the fountain of shame and be mesmerized by its beautiy created in 1554 by Francesco Camilliani. Your tour will end at the Massimo Theatre you will witness the staircase where Sofia Coppola was shot in Godfather III
Overnight in Palermo 

 

Day 2: Savoring Traditional Sicilian Delicacies 

Enjoy a walk around the vibrant markets of Sicily. Bursting with color of the cities culture and people. The walk will cover the Mercado del Capo where you will see the typical fish markets. Pass through the Vucciria the traditional meat market. Arrive at the Ballaro the oldest market place in the city known as a local growers market of Palermo. Taste local street food products that will include Frittelle & Arancini.  Continue to the Lattarini an original spice market and the Mercado delle Pulci known for antiques and vintage wear. Your tour will end at a local restaurant where you will savor traditional Sicilian Delicacies. 
Overnight in Palermo 

 

Day 3: Monreale 

Enjoy the day to discover Greek Temples and Roman Ruins along with a delicious lunch at a local fishing village town. Visit the Norman Cathedral of Monreale one greatest examples of Norman Architecture in the world. View the famous painting of Christ Pantocrator. See the Mosaics recounting the history of Christianity.  Admire the Cloister built by the Benedictines during the 12the century. Enjoy lunch in the town centre of Monreale at a local restaurant. 
Overnight in Palermo 

 

Day 4: Transfer to Agrigento with lunch and wine tasting 

Transfer to your Hotel in Agrigento with a stop at boutique Wine Estate for lunch degustation menu.
Overnight in Agrigento

 

Day 5: Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples 

Visit one of the original leading sites of the Magna Grecia. The temples date back to the 5th century BC.  Visit the Temple of Concordia in perfectly preserved condition. (similar design to the Pantheon in Athens) - Guided Tour and Enjoy lunch at olive oil farm
Overnight in Agrigento 

 

Day 6: Transfer to Noto with a stop at Piazza Armerina and Modica

Along the way you will visit the town called Piazza Armerina where you will enjoy a guided tour of the towns fascinating mosaics and other historical gems followed by lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit Modica another unique Baroque city where you will taste the delicious artisanal chocolate. 
Overnight in Noto 

 

Day 7: Ragusa 
Visit the historical centre of the city famous for its beautiful baroque Architecture this pretty hill town cascades toward the coast. Enjoy a walk around the Ibleo Public Gardens to witness a seleciton of exotic flora. Enjoy lunch in the town centre. 
Overnighti in Noto 

 

Day 8: Visit Siracusa
Siracusa - Ortigia and Siracusa Archeological Park 

Ortigia Island - the cobbled steers of the picture perfect town of Oritigia with its intricate baroque architecture, with cathedral and archeological park of Siracusa. Visit Elegant shops and quaint cafes on Viale Paradiso where you will enjoy lunch. 

After lunch enjoy a tour of the Greek Theatre one of the finest and largest of its kind. Outside the main park you will see the Roman Amphitheater
Overnight in Noto 

 

Day 9: Taormina  

Arrive in Taormina early afternoon. Enjoy an Orientation Walk of the city centre including it greek intact amphitheater. Visit the its two important gates of Porta Messina and Porta Catania. 

Enjoy the afternoon to shop and sight see.
Over night in Taormina 

 

Day 10: Free Day to Relax 

Enjoy the day to relax at your resort enjoy the private pool, spa and lunch on the terrace overlooking Taormina

 

Day 11: The Aolian Islands 
Experience the volcanic archipelago on a luxury yacht.  Enjoy beautiufl views time to shop on the main island of Lipari. Lunch on board while swimming in the majic blue sea. Taste the best granita in the world on the island of Salina also famous for Malvasia 

 

Day 12: Transfer to Catania Airport

Meet your chauffeur after breakfast for your private transfer to Catania Airport 

 

Hotels

Palermo: Villa Igiea

Agrigento: Villa Athena

Noto: 7 Rooms Villa Dorata

Taormina: Grand Hotel Timeo

 

Price per person 12.300 Euro (based on four travelers/two rooms) 
Price per person 16.500 Euro (based on two travelers/double occupancy)

 

Includes 

  • 11 Nights double occupancy in five star luxury Hotel with contintental breakfast 
  • 7 Guide Historical Tours - Reservations and tickets to museams, sites and galleries
  • 1 Food Tour with expert guide 
  • 1 Wine tasting tour with lunch 
  • 1 Full Day in Luxury Motor Yacht to the Aolian Islands 
  • Full day excursion with all transportation in Chauffeur Driver in Mercedes Sedan or Minivan
  • Transfers with English speaking driver in Mercedes Chauffeur 
  • Lunch, Dinners to be paid for separately 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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