Italy (Sicily): 7 Days
►Cooking Class at a Local’s Home
►Exploring 3 of Southern Italy’s Prettiest Towns
►Swimming in Clear Water Alongside a White Cliff
►Hiking Around a Mighty Volcano
►Structures Designed by Greeks Thousands of Years Ago
►And Much, Much More…
Fully Guided? All tours are almost fully guided.
Although virtually all actives on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request.
Are Solo Travelers Welcomed?
Yes & There are No Supplemental Fees for the Tours!
Dates & Availability for the Next 12 Months. Any Date w/ 7-Day Notice (some exceptions are made)
Prices are subject to changed until booked.
This tour can be extended if you would like some time to just relax.
Day 1: ‘Buongiorno’ from the Largest Island in the Mediterranean
Through the island’s capital city of Palermo, we reach by train our first destination, Cefalu. This coastal town is one of Sicily’s most popular destinations. Despite its size, every year Cefalu attracts millions of tourists from all over Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Cefalu serves as a great first impression of a week-long tour.
Note we will pick you up from the airport or port in Palermo.
Day 2: A Charming Town Filled with Street Life Followed by a Secluded Natural Attraction
Before relocating by train to the hilltop town of Agrigento, we are provided with a guided tour in Cefalu. The town’s architecture, restaurants and vibrant street scene never fail to excite. In the later part of the day, we take a train to Agrigento. After checking into the hotel, we are taken by a private vehicle to a nearby rocky white cliff called Scala dei Turchi. There we swim in clear water.
Day 3: The Greeks Leaving Their Permanent Mark Here
Before relocating by train to the coastal city of Catania, we are provided with a guided tour at Agrigento’s most famous attraction, the Valley of the Temples. This is one of the most outstanding examples of ‘Magna Graecia’ art and architecture. This area was populated by Greek settlers. These settlers, who began arriving in the 8th century BC, brought with them their Hellenic civilization. This left a lasting imprint on the culture of ancient Rome. The Greek settlers also influenced the natives, who quickly adopted the Greek culture as their own. Many locals in this area speak Greek until this very day
Day 4: Europe's Most Active Stratovolcano & a Traditional Dinner with Mama
As a daytrip from Catania, we are taken by coach to the tallest active volcano in Europe. Mount Etna’s current height is 3,357 meters (11,014 feet). This is also one of the world's most active volcanoes. Mount Etna is in an almost constant state of activity. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain. In June 2013, Mount Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The evening ends with a cooking class at a local’s home followed by having dinner together.
Day 5: An Entire Town Listed as a World Heritage Site
We make a daytrip by train from Catania to a 2,700-year-old town called Syracuse. Notable for its rich Greek and Roman history, culture, amphitheaters and architecture, Syracuse is best explored by foot with a private tour guide. Once the largest city in the ancient world, today Syracuse is one of Sicily’s most authentic destinations. Since 2005, the entire town was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Day 6: Sicily’s Oldest Tourist Destination Perched on a Cliff Overlooking the Ionian Sea
Today we make a daytrip by train from Catania to Taormina. This coastal town has been a tourist destination since the 19th century. After the Italian unification, Taormina began to attract well-off tourists from Northern Europe. Taormina quickly became a welcoming haven for artists. This town is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, Taormina has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants and antique shops.
Day 7: Our Tour Ends This Morning
Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport or port in Catania.
English-Speaking Tour Guides
All Transportation, Except Flights
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Dinner x 1
Any government-imposed visa fees
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Would you like to extend the duration of this tour so you have some free days just to relax? If you have 1 extra day, then we recommend Cefalu. If you have 2, then we recommend 1 in Cefalu and 1 in Catania.
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Travel Insurance is required for this tour. You will be asked to provide your Travel insurance information after your booking is confirmed. It must cover cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, flight loss or delays and 24/7 assistance.
As much as we want for this trip to go exactly as planned, we can't predicted complications that may arise; due to inclement weather and/or closures due to uncontrollable circumstances like Covid-19. We will do our very best to make onsite scheduling adjustments as needed, but please note that all listed and intended activities are weather permitting. No refunds will be given if an activity has to be pulled. Additionally, the tour is listed as a package, and no price adjustments will be given if someone wants to "opt-out" of an included activity
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What Happens If I Cancel This Trip? To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received.
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