(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Palermo & Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina
This private tour uses Sicily's best luxury resorts as a base for touring the island's most impressive historical ruins, markets, coastal and volcanic landscapes, villages, and other culinary tour cultural highlights.
Begin in Palermo, one of Italy’s great art and culinary cities. During private touring, explore Palermo's most interesting neighborhoods, markets, and the stunning Cathedral of Monreale, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art.
Next, transfer to Mazara del Vallo for two nights. En route, tour the highlights of northwestern Sicily. Visit Segesta to see the well-preserved Doric temple and the ancient theater in a bucolic hillside setting. Tour Erice, a medieval hilltop village that’s filled with cobblestone streets, flowering vines and the aroma of almond pastries, a local specialty. See the Trapani Salt Pans, where salt is collected using ancient techniques. Also enjoy a private tasting at a local Marsala winery and a Sicilian cooking class and olive oil tasting at a local farm.
Continue to Sciacca and the Verdura Resort, a luxurious resort on the Mediterranean. Visit the local village, known for its ceramics and coral studios, and enjoy the resort's extensive leisure facilities and excellent restaurants. One day, take a private excursion to ancient Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, an outstanding collection of Hellenistic ruins and early Christian sites that’s one of the most significant archaeological sites in Sicily and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next, enjoy a private tour of Syracuse, one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world. Tour highlights such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius, and the historic center of the island of Ortygia.
The tour concludes in Taormina. Enjoy free time to explore Taormina's Greek theater, beautiful gardens, numerous shops, and the hotel's facilities and spectacular views of the Bay of Naxos. Also enjoy a private excursion to Mount Etna.
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Monreale and Palermo
Palermo – Segesta – Mazara del Vallo
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private tour of Segesta, Erice and Trapani en route
Mazara del Vallo
Private touring including cooking class and olive oil tasting at local farm in Menfi and wine tasting in Marsala
Mazara del Vallo – Sciacca
Private transfer to resort for 2 nights. Visit town and local scenic spots en route
Morning private excursion to Agrigento and Valley of the Temples
Sciacca – Syracuse – Taormina
Private transfer to Syracuse for private tour. Continue to Taormina for 2 nights
Half-day private Mt. Etna excursion
Private transfer to airport
Excelsior Hilton Palermo
Mazara del Vallo:
Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Grand Hotel Timeo
Per Person (double occupancy)
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