The Regions of Sicily

DAY 1 ARRIVAL/TAORMINA

Private transfer from Catania airport to Taormina Hotel
Check in at Atahotel Capotaormina Hotel Taormina
3 nights – Classic room – breakfast included

 DAY 2 TAORMINA/EXCURSION

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorge (Full day)

This full day includes a great outdoor excursion into the wonders of nature and an opportunity to enjoy one of the most impressive Sicily icons. We will have a first stop to visit the Alcantara Gorges, where the river dug a stunning canyon into the lava stones, and then we will aim to the pulsing and flaming heart of the island.

On the way to reach Rifugio Sapienza, which is located at 2000 Mt above sea level, the guide will talk you of some interesting facts about the mountain, which is highest active volcano in the European continent .

Once you’ll get there, you’ll enjoy the unique view which is definitely amazing.

Restrictions: •asthma •heart condition •pregnancy •walking difficulties •wheelchair

DAY 3 TAORMINA/EXCURSION

Explore Siracusa (Full day)

Siracusa is a beautiful mix of Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art just waiting to be explored.

It is steeped in rich legends and history like a true Greek drama should be! First of all you will visit the famous archaeological area, where our expert guide will bring all this to life. Imagine the representation of the tragedies in the largest Greek theatre of Sicily and then poke your head in the cave called Dionysius’ Ear, where every prisoner’s whisper was brought to the surface by its acoustics, and imagine the magnificence of his Tyrants having a look to the Altar of Hiero II. After that we will visit the bustling little centre, which is placed on the island of Ortigia. enjoying the cobbled streets of the picturesque old town and the majestic cathedral built on layers of history. All without missing the town’s elegant shops and cafes.

DAY 4 TAORMINA/ACTIVITY/PALERMO

Cooking Class

The first thing that must be done when you want to prepare a delicious Sicilian meal is to find the right ingredients. On the market in Taormina you will get tips on how to choose the best out of fish, meat and vegetables in a market. The restaurant within walking distance from the market itself and that is where you are going to cook the day’s meal. The chef will explain the day’s menu and show how to perform each step. You get plenty of opportunities to try your hand and gain practical experience of the Sicilian cuisine from someone who really understands. When you hen enjoy the Sicilian meal you created yourself. a sommelier will select the wines that best enhances the flavor of your food. Sicily is definitely famous for its cuisine and this is a perfect opportunity to sharpen your cooking skills!

Private transfer from Taormina to Palermo

Check in at Hotel Plaza Opéra

4 nights – Standard room – breakfast included

DAY 5 PALERMO/VISIT

Palermo Street Food and Culture Small-Group Walking Tour (Half day)

Discover the delights of Sicilian street food as you take in the sights on this 3-hour small-group walking tour. Soak up the atmosphere at the local markets, seek out the city’s best street food stalls, and sample a variety of regional specialties including Arancini (rice balls), Masciddaro (a local meat dish), and Cannoli pastries. 3-hour Palermo street food and culture small-group tour Explore Palermo’s markets and street food stalls with a passionate foodie guide Sample an array of street food delicacies including Arancini and Cannoli Admire Palermo landmarks such as the Massimo Theatre, Praetorian Palace, and the Church of Immacolata Concezione Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience

DAY 6 PALERMO/EXCURSION

Agrigento and Valley of the Temples (Full day)

Spend a day exploring the ancient sights of the Valley of the Temples with this day trip from Palermo. Travel to Agrigento for a quick coffee break (own expense) before visiting the fascinating site for a 1-hour tour. See the temples of Hera, Concordia and Apollo. Take a midday break for lunch (own expense) before stopping at the archaeology museum for a 1-hour self-guided visit. Tour Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples from Palermo Discover one of Sicily’s most renowned historical attractions on a full-day tour Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological site and see one of the world’s best examples of greater Greece architecture Learn about the Valley of the Temples significance from an expert guide; then embark on a self-guided walked through its archaeology museum

DAY 7 PALERMO/EXCURSION

Private Monreale, Cefalù & Castelbuono Tour

On this full-day tour from Palermo, you’ll be driven to three of Sicily’s most stunning and history-packed destinations. Enjoy free time to explore the castle town of Castelbuono, the hillside town of Monreale, and the originally Greek seaside hub of Cefalu. Discover the region’s Arab-Norman roots with optional visits to the opulent Cappella Palatina and 14th-century Castelbuono. A full-day tour of Monreale, Cefalu, and Castelbuono Discover three of Sicily’s most scenic locations in a single day trip Travel comfortably from your hotel or cruise port, with door-to-door transfers

PALERMO/DEPARTURE

Private transfer to Palermo airport for departure

INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS

Price per person from $1,950 USD

Price includes:

– accommodations in 4 * double rooms, in the hotels as per itinerary (or similar)

– daily breakfast in hotel

– activities, transfers, excursions as per itinerary

Not included

– any services not mentioned above

– local tourist tax to be paid directly to hotels upon check out (between 2 and 6 Euro per person per night)

– tips to drivers/guides (where applicable)

Notes

The hotels mentioned in the itinerary are available at the moment. No space has been blocked and therefore pricing is subject to availability at them moment of confirmation of the itinerary

Payment /Cancellations terms

The following terms are applied for all itineraries if not otherwise informed

Payments Terms

30% on confirmation and final payment 1 month prior departure

Cancellation Terms

Until 31 days from departure: 0% + non refundable services (if any)
From 30 until 16 days: 10% + non refundable services (if any)
From 15 unti 7 days: 50% + non refundable service (if any)
From 6 days until departure/no show: 100%

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