Active Tours

Active Tour of Switzerland
(9 Days)
Lucerne & Mount Pilatus, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne

Active Argentina
(13 Days)
Buenos Aires, El Chalten, El Calafate, Iguazu Falls

Australia Luxury Adventure
(16 Days)
Sydney, Arkaba & Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

Wellness Tour of Bali
(10 Days)
Ubud, Candidasa

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Adventure Tour of Chile
(11 Days)
Atacama, Santiago & Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley, Torres del Paine

Active Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Guilin & Longsheng, Hong Kong

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(12 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Biking Tour of France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion

Ayurveda & Yoga Tour of India
(12 Days)
Delhi, Himalayas, Goa, Mumbai

Indonesia Luxury Adventure
(13 Days)
Bali, Moyo Island, Java

Luxury Golf Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Kildare, Kenmare, Adare, Doonbeg

Family Adventure in Israel
(12 Days)
Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat & Negev Desert

Hiking Tour of Japan
(9 Days)
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto

Active Tour of Jordan
(8 Days)
Amman & Jerash, King's Highway, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea

Hiking Tour of Lebanon
(8 Days)
Beirut, Chouf Mountains, Jabal Moussa or Tannourine (or Sidon and Tyre), Jeita Grotto, Byblos, Qadisha Valley, Baalbek

Luxury Adventure Tour of Morocco
(9 Days)
Fez, Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Adventure Tour of New Zealand
(9 Days)
Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Active & Nature Tour of Oman
(9 Days)
Muscat, Ras Al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)

Luxury Active Tour of Peru
(9 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Exclusive Inca Trail
(10 Day)
Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

Active Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Marbella & Ronda, Granada, Barcelona & Montserrat

Nature & Northern Lights in Sweden
(8 Days)
Stockholm, Swedish Lapland

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey
(15 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir & Ephesus, Bodrum & Turquoise Coast

Luxury Golf Tour of Portugal
(9 Days)
Lisbon & environs, Algarve

Luxury Golf Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella & Ronda

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Patagonia Adventure: Argentina & Chile
(13 Days)
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Santiago

Hiking and Wellness Tour of Bhutan & India
(14 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Himalayas & Rishikesh

Culture & Adventure in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman
(11 days)
Zighy Bay, Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Active & Wellness Tour of Iceland & Norway
(11 Days)
Reykjavik & Langjokull Glacier, Husafell, Blue Lagoon, Oslo, Bergen, Sognefjord

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(10 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Active Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia
(16 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Active Family Tour of Sicily

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

This private luxury tour is perfect for families who want to experience the best active and cultural touring in Sicily, plus time to enjoy the island's acclaimed luxury resorts.  

Arrive in Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, and enjoy a private tour of the stunning nearby Cathedral of Monreale, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art. Continue to Sciacca, a luxurious resort destination on the Mediterranean, for three nights. While there, 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 cooking class and learn to make traditional Sicilian specialties such as caponata (eggplant relish) and sfincione (thick, Sicilian-style pizza). Upon request, other activities can be arranged, such as a private snorkeling excursion.

Next, visit Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. The outstanding remains of this once powerful Greek city make it one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Continue to the Baroque town of Noto to walk through atmospheric backstreets, tour UNESCO-listed architectural sites, and sample famous local gelato and pastries. One day, take a private four-wheel drive (4WD) tour of the rugged valley outside Ragusa and Ragusa Ibla. Also visit Modica, which has outstanding Baroque architecture and is famous for chocolate that's still made according to Aztec recipes brought from Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors.

Next, enjoy a private excursion to Syracuse, a powerful city in antiquity. An expert private guide will bring ancient Syracuse to life as you explore highlights such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, the ancient cathedral, the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius, and the historic center of the island of Ortygia.  Continue to Taormina, a luxury resort town, and enjoy free time to explore the Greek theater and local boutiques, and take advantage of the extensive facilities at your luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Naxos. One day, enjoy a private four-wheel drive (4WD) tour on Mount Etna, an active volcano whose fertile soil supports vineyards, orchards and farms. Tour some of the most interesting geothermal sites, and enjoy a lunch on Mount Etna. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities, such as a private boat charter, tickets to concerts in Taormina's ancient theater and additional day tours.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Palermo – Sciacca

Private arrival transfer to resort for 4 nights with touring of Monreale en route if time permits
Day 2

Sciacca

Half-day flexible touring in town. Afternoon at leisure at resort
Day 3

Sciacca

Morning private family cooking class including lunch. Afternoon at leisure
Day 4

Sciacca

At leisure at resort. Optional activities can be arranged such as golfing, snorkeling or water sports activities, upon request
Day 5

Sciacca – Agrigento – Noto

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring of Valley of the Temples en route. Afternoon walking and tasting tour in Noto
Day 6

Noto, Ragusa & Modica

Morning four-wheel drive tour of Ragusa area. Afternoon tour of Modica including chocolate tasting
Day 7

Noto – Syracuse – Taormina

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights with touring of Syracuse en route
Day 8

Taormina & Mount Etna

Private four-wheel drive excursion on Mount Etna, including lunch at a winery
Day 9

Taormina

At leisure to enjoy Taormina or the beach, with option for private boat charter
Day 10 Depart Taormina
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Sciacca:

Verdura Resort

Noto: Seven Rooms Villadorata
Taormina: Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Cost
$12,385 Per person (double occupancy)

Active Tours

Active Tour of Switzerland
(9 Days)
Lucerne & Mount Pilatus, Interlaken & Berner Oberland, Zermatt, Lausanne

Active Argentina
(13 Days)
Buenos Aires, El Chalten, El Calafate, Iguazu Falls

Australia Luxury Adventure
(16 Days)
Sydney, Arkaba & Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef

Wellness Tour of Bali
(10 Days)
Ubud, Candidasa

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Adventure Tour of Chile
(11 Days)
Atacama, Santiago & Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley, Torres del Paine

Active Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Guilin & Longsheng, Hong Kong

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(12 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos cruise (5 nights)

Biking Tour of France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion

Ayurveda & Yoga Tour of India
(12 Days)
Delhi, Himalayas, Goa, Mumbai

Indonesia Luxury Adventure
(13 Days)
Bali, Moyo Island, Java

Luxury Golf Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Kildare, Kenmare, Adare, Doonbeg

Family Adventure in Israel
(12 Days)
Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat & Negev Desert

Hiking Tour of Japan
(9 Days)
Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto

Active Tour of Jordan
(8 Days)
Amman & Jerash, King's Highway, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea

Hiking Tour of Lebanon
(8 Days)
Beirut, Chouf Mountains, Jabal Moussa or Tannourine (or Sidon and Tyre), Jeita Grotto, Byblos, Qadisha Valley, Baalbek

Luxury Adventure Tour of Morocco
(9 Days)
Fez, Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Adventure Tour of New Zealand
(9 Days)
Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Active & Nature Tour of Oman
(9 Days)
Muscat, Ras Al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)

Luxury Active Tour of Peru
(9 Days)
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Exclusive Inca Trail
(10 Day)
Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

Active Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Marbella & Ronda, Granada, Barcelona & Montserrat

Nature & Northern Lights in Sweden
(8 Days)
Stockholm, Swedish Lapland

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey
(15 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir & Ephesus, Bodrum & Turquoise Coast

Luxury Golf Tour of Portugal
(9 Days)
Lisbon & environs, Algarve

Luxury Golf Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella & Ronda

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Patagonia Adventure: Argentina & Chile
(13 Days)
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Santiago

Hiking and Wellness Tour of Bhutan & India
(14 Days)
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Himalayas & Rishikesh

Culture & Adventure in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman
(11 days)
Zighy Bay, Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Active & Wellness Tour of Iceland & Norway
(11 Days)
Reykjavik & Langjokull Glacier, Husafell, Blue Lagoon, Oslo, Bergen, Sognefjord

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(10 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Active Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia
(16 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Testimonials

This was truly the trip of a lifetime…In New Zealand, all six of us caught trout, went horse riding, helicoptering, jet boating…all the while being cared for by the most wonderful people ever.
~ P.F., Gwynedd Valley, PA

Peru was absolutely outstanding. Our guide gave me the encouragement and help I needed in climbing to the very top of Huayna Picchu – an accomplishment of which I will always be thankful!! 
~ P.C., Smyrna, GA

We had a wonderful time in Asia!!! Highlights in Indonesia were the airplane view of the volcanoes on Java, walking each level of Borobudur by ourselves with no one else around, the trek to Selogriyo and its breathtaking terraced rice fields…
~ T.T., New York, NY

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