8-Day Small Group Sicily Foodie Tour
€ 2,981 per person
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This is a wonderful small group tour that takes you to all the highlights of Sicily in 8 Days. Each day is designed to offer a relaxing yet enjoyable experience throughout the island of Sicily. If you are looking for a small group tour to Sicily and you are also looking for a unique experience; this is your tour.
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DAY 1 – PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFER TO HOTEL AND GOURMET WALKING TOUR
Note: This tour starts in Catania, Sicily and ends in Palermo, Sicily. We will help you with airfare quotes to Sicily.
Upon arrival at the Catania airport be greeted by your chauffeur who will bring you to the charming hotel in Taormina. Once it starts to get cooler, take an easy stroll through Taormina city center. Discover the main attractions, its soul and lifestyle. Take a guided walking tour of the town. See the most important monuments and highlight of Taormina. Listen to the stories of your guide about the history of the town. Enjoy 3 foodie stops. First in a family restaurant for fish selection and white wine. Second in a typical bakery for cheese, salami, bread, olives, and red wine tasting. Third in a small pastry shop for tasting of typical Sicilian sweets, liquors, and espresso. After tour enjoy free night in sparkling Taormina! Overnight in Taormina in a Sea View Room.
DAY 2 – TAORMINA COOKING CLASS WITH LUNCH IN A LOCAL FAMILY TRATTORIA
After breakfast start your day with a guided tour of Taormina‘s famous food market. Then select ingredients for your class and with your personal Chef & guide; then learn how to cook authentic Sicilian cuisine. Enjoy the taste of freshly baked bread, pasta, fish, and vegetables prepared just the way you like them. Sample local wines while enjoying the view of the sea from the terrace.
Free afternoons and evenings to relax on the beautiful beach or explore the town. Overnight in Taormina.
DAY 3 – MT. ETNA FOOD & WINE FOODIE TOUR
After you enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an amazing trip to see one of the most famous active volcanos in the world, Mt. Etna. Along the way you will drive through small villages made of lava stone and groves of lemons and oranges; not to mention, almond and olive trees.
You will continue to 1000 meters or 3,280 feet above sea level to some of the most amazing views you can imagine.
You will stop at a local winery run by a lovely family. You will get a tour of the cellars and then get to taste the unique wine which is grown in volcanic soil. The local wines are served with the best selection of local foods and snacks; followed by an amazing lunch featuring the local pastas, sauces and flavors.
Return to Taormina in the afternoon. Free for the rest of the day and evening. Overnight in Taormina with a sea view room.
DAY 4 – NOTO WALKING TOUR WITH LUNCH IN MARZAMEMI
Breakfast at your hotel then check out when your driver picks you up at your hotel. Today you will travel to your next base location, the UNESCO heritage town of Noto. This is a very unique city filled with baroque history and architecture.
You will take a an easy stroll with your local guide through the town while they show you the city and introduce you to some tasty treats along the way.
Next you will continue to the town of Marzamemi, which is the perfect Sicily fishing village, there you will meet a local family who owns a local trattoria; and have a wonderful meal featuring the local specialties.
After lunch. You will be transferred to Syracuse which is a lovely port city. Check into your lovely hotel and enjoy the evening all to yourself.
DAY 5 – ORTIGIA FOOD & WINE WALKING TOUR
In the early afternoon, you will meet with your local guide who will take you on a lovely walking tour of historic Syracuse’s old down; called Ortigia. You will sample the local appetizers, pastries, wines and liquors in three different local family run places.
You will eat and enjoy like the local Sicilians do. While you are touring your personal guide will tell you about the history, culture and lifestyle of the area and taking you the cant be missed local monuments and hidden spots.
The tour will end in the historic center and you have the rest of the day to explore on your own.
DAY 6 – SYRACUSE WINERY TOUR & TRANSFER TO PALERMO
Breakfast at your hotel and then your private driver will pick you up and take you to a local winery located in the countryside outside Syracuse. The owner will take you for a tour of the cellars and millstone house.
You will then enjoy a lovely lunch in the courtyard featuring the local wines produced by the family. You will then understand the difference of a wine that is produced in volcanic soil.
After lunch you will drive about 2.5 hours to reach Palermo which is your overnight stop.
DAY 7 – PALERMO STREETFOOD WALKING TOUR
Experience a foodie walking tour of the city where you will enjoy Sicilian tastes and treats over three hours of exploring the city by foot.
Your local expert guide will introduce you to the famous sights of the city such as the Mercato del Capo, Vucciria and you will taste things such as the famous Panelle fritters, Arancine rice balls and more.
After the tour you are free for the evening.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE
On your final day, you will have breakfast in Palermo before departing from Sicily.
Departure Dates & Pricing
This tour is a small group tour with a maximum of 8 passengers.
Departure Dates 2023
Departing Every Monday April – October, 2023
Prices starting from:
Single Room: 800 Euro Supplement per tour for Private Single Room
Double/Twin Room: € 2,981
3 nights in Taormina: Hotel Ariston 4*, Sea View Room
2 nights in Syracuse: Hotel Domus Mariae Benessere 4*, Classic Room
2 nights in Palermo: Hotel Politeama 4*, Superior or Classic Room
All transportation with A/C 8 seats Mercedes minivan
Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers
No luggage restrictions
8 breakfasts in hotel, 6 lunches and 1 dinner during activities
All other food and wine tastings mentioned in Itinerary
SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES:
Taormina Gourmet Walking Tour
Taormina Cooking Class
Etna Food&Wine Lovers Tour
Noto Walking Tour & Lunch in Marzamemi
Ortigia Food&Wine Tour
Syracuse Winery Tour with Lunch
Palermo Streetfood Walking Tour
LOCAL LICENSED GUIDE FOR ALL ACTIVITIES
24 HOURS OF SUPPORT BEFORE AND DURING YOUR TRAVEL
RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS AND RESERVATIONS FOR FREE NIGHTS
City tax to be paid in hotel
- Local city tax
- The airfare to and from Italy. We can help you with the airfare for your trip, just ask when booking
- Travel Insurance. This may be purchased from any source, including us, but it is required for this tour
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