Sicily is a destination with a strong reputation – that of sparkling Mediterranean shores, fresh sea-
centric cuisine with a far-eastern twist, a laidback lifestyle, and a rich mosaic of history combining
influences from the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and also the Mafia. To do justice to the
island's main attractions, you should give yourself a good two weeks. This includes the dazzling
beaches and Greco-Roman theatre of Taormina, the labyrinth of Palermo with its Norman
architecture, the volcanic beauty of the Aeolian Islands, the craters of Mt Etna, the salt pans of
Trapani, the exuberant city of Catania, the atmospheric towns of the Baroque Valley, and the
significant Greek remains in Siracusa and the Valley of Temples. But of course, that's not even all!
We can help you to go deeper inland and discover more charming villages, meet the people, taste the
wines and home-grown cuisine, and maybe even connect with a piece of your heritage!
Palermo – Agrigento – Siracusa – Taormina
This is a classic, moderate-paced itinerary through Sicily, great for first-time visitors.
Palermo (3 nights) – Palatine Chapel, Palermo Cathedral, Teatro Massimo and Monreale's Duomo, day trip to Trapani province
Agrigento (1 night) – Corleone and Valley of the Temples
Siracusa (3 nights) – Vila Romana del Casale, Ortigia and Neapolis Archaeological Park, Val di Noto
Taormina (2 nights) – Mt Etna, honey tasting and winery lunch, Greco-Roman Theatre
Sicily – Sardinia
Soak up Italy's two island paradises, a great setting for a romantic getaway.
Taormina, Sicily (5 nights) – Greco-Roman Theatre, Mt Etna, Zafferana honey tasting, beaches & activities
Olbia, Sardinia (4 nights) - Emerald Coast, Porto Cervo, Church of Stella Maris, Nuraghe La Prisgiona, Giants' grave of Coddu Vecchiu & beaches
Palermo – Agrigento – Modica – Siracusa
Dive into Sicilian culture and cuisine with this itinerary made for food & wine lovers.
Palermo (3 nights) – Palermo, cooking lesson with the Duchess, Market tour, Erice medieval village and salt pans of Marsala
Agrigento (3 nights) - Winery tasting and lunch, Olive oil farm, Valley of the Temples, Sicilian cooking class, Ricotta chese and Pizza class
Modica (1 night) – Val di Noto Baroque towns, oldest chocolate factory in Sicily, garden lunch, Marzamemi, Caffe Sicilia in Noto
Siracusa (3 nights) – Ortigia and food markets, Mt Etna, Wine tasting
Regions of Sicily
The itineraries outlined above are just a few of the possibilities for your trip! Each request for a tailor-made itinerary is different and prices will vary based on your travel dates, group size, hotel and room type preferences, tour and transfer choices, etc. Private trip prices start at $1750 per person (double occupancy) per week.
Please call us for a detailed day-by-day itinerary for any of the programs above. Or, jump straight to the planning form and send us a request! After speaking with one of our expert travel specialists, you will receive your own custom-designed travel plan.
In general, our custom travel itineraries include everything needed to ensure a smooth trip. This can always be modified according to your needs and where you are in your stage of planning:
- - Hotel accommodation with breakfast daily
- - Airport transfers
- - Transfers between destinations (whether by car, van, boat, train, ferry, etc.)
- - Private or group sightseeing as requested (including entrance fees)
- - Personalized support, with contact before, during and after your trip
We are also happy to provide when requested:
- - Flights between North America and Europe
- - Travel insurance
- - Visa assistance
Our programs do not include:
- - Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.
- - Laundry and personal items
- - Bottled beverages or alcohol, and meals where not listed
- - Hotel city tax