Discovering the Best of Sicily

Family Holiday | Culture Immersion
Discovering the Best of Sicily

Itinerary

 Day 1 - Arrive in Sicily

Reach your hotel in Sicily on your own. Overnight in Giardini Naxos or Taormina

 Day 2 - Private Taormina Walking Tour

Discover the allure of Taormina on a captivating walking tour, where medieval charm meets ancient history. Immerse yourself in the tales of this Sicilian gem as you wander through historic streets, and don't miss the iconic Greek Theatre, a cultural treasure boasting spectacular views of Mount Etna. This enriching exploration promises an unforgettable blend of history, culture, and stunning landscapes, providing a unique perspective on the timeless beauty of Taormina. Overnight in Giardini Naxos or Taormina

Meals : Breakfast

 Day 3 - Etna Trek and Taste

Climb one of Europe's most active volcanoes comfortably from Taormina or Giardini Naxos and witness the changing landscape as you ascend, preparing for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Mount Etna's nature. Upon arrival at the slopes, your guide will lead you to the trekking path on the volcano, ascending towards the top of the 1865 lateral craters. Enjoy panoramic views, a Sicilian lunch, and an hour of leisure before returning to Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Overnight in Giardini Naxos or Taormina

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

 Day 4 - Giardini Naxos to Syracuse

Meet your driver at your accommodation and transfer to Siracusa. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Syracuse
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 5 - Private Siracusa Walking Tour

Ortygia Island. Marvel at Baroque architecture, stroll along picturesque alleyways and discover the historic wonders of this charming Sicilian gem. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Cathedral of Syracuse and savor the local atmosphere in Ortygia's vibrant piazzas. Let our knowledgeable guides unveil the island's captivating stories, providing a memorable journey through the unique charm and history of Syracuse's Ortygia. Overnight in Syracuse

Meals : Breakfast

 Day 6 - Syracuse to Palermo

Meet your driver at your accommodation and transfer to Palermo. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.  Overnight in Palermo.

Meals : Breakfast

 Day 7 - Best of Palermo Walking Tour

Palermo, rich in culture and history with 8 UNESCO sites, invites you to explore its gems on a 3-hour small group tour, with a delightful local interlude. Traverse the city center's Baroque and Normann-Arab architecture, including the intriguing Piazza Pretoria, nicknamed Square of Shame, showcasing a remarkable marble fountain adorned with revealing statues. The Praetorian Palace, housing the Town Hall, also graces this plaza. Experience history at the Royal Palace, now the Regional Parliament, and the stunning Palatine Chapel's golden mosaics. Religious sites like Martorana Church and Palermo Cathedral add depth to the journey. Savor a Sicilian cannolo or granita to complete this cultural and culinary exploration. Overnight in Palermo

Meals : Breakfast

 Day 8 - Erice & Marsala

Escape Palermo's urban buzz on a day-long small group tour from the Sicilian capital. With an expert escort, explore Erice's medieval hilltop charm, indulge in local Sicilian cuisine, enjoy wine tasting, and take in Marsala's Salt Route vistas. Departing in a minivan with a skilled driver and guide, experience Erice's historic lanes and panoramic viewpoints. Sample a local granita, relish a Sicilian lunch and wine tasting, and journey along Marsala's captivating salt mills road. Reconnect with Palermo after an enriching, off-island escapade. Overnight in Palermo.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

 Day 9 - Palermo / Home

Breakfast and end of our services
Meals : Breakfast

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Other Information

  • Tour Code : DSBESI.24
  • Duration : 8 Nights/9 Days
  • Departure City : Giardini Naxos, Italy
  • Ending City : Giardini Naxos, Italy
  • Type : Private Tour
  • Departure : Guaranteed Departure
  • Grade/Difficulity : Easy
  • Transport Mode : Car/Minivan
  • Children Allowed : Yes
  • Max Group Size : 15
  • Language Offered : English
Departure Dates
July 2024 - 26, 28, 29, 31
August 2024 - 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30
September 2024 - 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30
October 2024 - 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30
Blackout Dates
11,12,14,15 August 2024
Tour Includes
  •  3 nights in Giardini Naxos or Taormina
  •  2 nights in Syracuse
  •  3 nights in Palermo
  •  Daily breakfast
  •  Private Taormina Walking Tour / Meet the guide at a designated meeting point in Taormina
  •  Taormina’s Greek Theatre entrance fee
  •  Small Group Tour - Etna Trek and Taste / Meet the guide at a meeting point in Giardini Naxos / Drop off in the same location
  •  Private transfer from Giardini Naxos or Taormina to Syracuse
  •  Private Syracuse Walking Tour / Meet the guide at a designated meeting point in Ortigia
  •  Private transfer from Syracuse to Palermo
  •  Small Group Tour - Best of Palermo / Meet the guide at a meeting point in Palermo / Drop off in the same location
  •  Small Group Tour - Erice & Marsala / Meet the guide at a meeting point in Palermo / Drop off in the same location
Tour Excludes
  •  City tax to be paid at the hotel
  •  Transfer to meet the guide for your guided visit, unless differently specified
  •  Return transfer at your hotel after the guided visits, unless differently specified
  •  Transfers from/to the Airport, unless differently specified
Notes
  •  Featured hotels:
  •  Giardini Naxos - Hellenia Yachting Hotel or similar
  •  Syracuse - GH Alfeo or similar
  •  Palermo - Bastione Spasimo Boutique Hotel or similar