Sicily is one of those places that can be a bit confusing to navigate and we recommend an escorted experience for those wanting to have all the details taken care of. This tour offers you a Sicily experience in just seven days but is designed to add more days to extend the trip for visits before or after the tour. We can easily add flights back to the mainland to any Sicily tour package.
You will get to experience some of Sicily’s most interesting places such as Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Mazara del Vallo, Agrigento and the amazing Valley of the Temples. Take in the small and lovely little island towns of Noto and the larger ones like Siracusa and Taormina.
Don’t forget a visit to Monte Tauro and Euope’s tallest active volcano; Mt. Etna all in a comfortable 7 days.
This great tour starts in Palermo, Sicily and the Italy4Real staff will assist you with organizing your airfare to and from Sicily to enjoy this program or you can add this 7 day tour to any existing vacation to Europe as a great way to see and experience the beauty of Sicily.
Your arrival point will be the Falcone–Borsellino Airport (Airport Code: PMO) you must reach your tour hotel on your own or add our optional airport transfer.
You will check into your well located, clean and fully inspected property with private bath and breakfast. Check in and relax today is just a day to arrive to Palermo so just stroll, take a nap, unpack and enjoy in the fact you are in Palermo. Welcome to Sicily!
After your get together you and your fellow travelers will take an evening stroll through the neighborhood with your tour leader. Your destination is a nearby restaurant for an enjoyable and delicious dinner. Over appetizing Italian cuisine, you will begin to get to know your traveling companions. You will meet people from different parts of the US as well as different areas of the world.
Tonight is the beginning of your trip. After a fulfilling meal, pleasant walk to the hotel and enjoyable night’s rest you will being your amazing exploration of Rome.
Overnight in Rome. Welcome to Italy!
Palermo ChurchTake time to enjoy your included breakfast and the fresh Italian coffee, local fruits and pastries. After breakfast you will depart to explore the ancient town of Monreale. This town is famous for olive oil, almonds, fruits and of course amazing Norman architecture.
You will have free time to see the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale, take in some of the shops or just find a square and people watch. Afterward we travel back to Palermo for a walking tour of the city to see the 3000 year old town with its Palermo Cathedral.
Enjoy a visit inside to see the amazing mosaics then have free time in the afternoon before returning to the hotel. Tonight you will enjoy a local dinner featuring the foods and flavors of Sicily; enjoy!
The Valley of the Temples Sicily This morning you will depart after breakfast to the medieval town of Erice. The town is built into the side of a mountain; Mount San Giuliano. Free time to explore this town which has only changed a little since the 6th century; so you will have a chance to feel what it was like to live in an ancient town.
Afterward you will then travel to the lovely coastal town of Marsala. This is a great town to explore in during your free time. Visit the Greek monuments and see the famous Valley of Temples with your included entrance tickets. The Valley of the Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so you will be visiting a very important world historic area with amazing temples to Hercules, concord and Jupiter.
In the late afternoon you will check into your lovely hotel in Agrigento with private bath and breakfast. Tonight you will enjoy a lovely dinner featuring the specialties of the area.
Parco Archeologico della NeapolisAfter breakfast you will enjoy a lovely day of touring the area with the first stop in the fishing town of Noto. Noto is known for its amazing Baroque architecture which you will experience when you visit the Cathedral of San Nicolo. After the visit you will have free time in the town for shopping, photos and relaxing. We will then continue on to the coastal town of Syracuse to visit the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis which is the areas famous archeological site.
In this area you will see some amazing evidence of life’s past such as the Roman amphitheater, Ear of Dionysius – a limestone cave and the Greek theater just to name a few. After the visit to the sites you will walk across one of the cities bridges to see the island of Ortygia filled with forts, medieval palaces and Baroque churches.
You will have plenty of time to explore this unique island. Late in the afternoon you will travel to Taormina where you will check into our centrally located hotel with private bath and breakfast. Tonight you will enjoy a lovely dinner featuring Taormina’s local specialties.
Mt. Etna! Enjoy the fresh Italian espresso during your breakfast this morning before we depart to one of the most famous active volcano’s in Europe; Mount Etna. Being the highest mountain in Italy means you will have some amazing views as you travel toward it.
Once there you will see the lava fields and dark black magma rock. If the weather is good you will have a chance to climb to Mt. Etna’s summit (5,900 feet) to say you conquered the sleeping giant! In the afternoon you will return to Taormina for an afternoon of free time to just relax and soak it all in. Tonight you will enjoy a lovely dinner.
Fountain of the Elephant Today; after breakfast you will depart for a wonderful day of discovery with stops in the towns of Savoca and Forza D’Agrio; both hillside villages made famous in the Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather’s movie series. These towns are fun for both movie fans and those who may not be so interested in the town’s connection to Hollywood.
These towns are typical Sicilian towns that will give you a glimpse into the daily lives of the people who live there. We will stop at the famous Bar Vitelli for a fresh lemon granite. The bar was in several scenes from Godfather II. After visiting the towns; you will continue to the town of Catania which is also a UNESCO heritage site.
Check into your centrally located hotel with private bath and breakfast service. Explore Catania and visit the Piazza Dante and see a fountain made from volcanic rock called The Fountain of the Elephant. Tonight you will have your farewell dinner to talk and reminisce about the amazing days on your trip.
Today is your departure day and you can sleep in and enjoy breakfast before departing. The tour ends after breakfast at the Catania hotel. Your travel expert can assist you with optional transportation to the airport or to continue your trip abroad.
• 2 NIGHTS IN 4 STAR HOTEL IN PALERMO
• 1 NIGHT IN 4 STAR HOTEL IN AGRIGENTO
• 2 NIGHTS IN 4 STAR HOTEL IN TAORMINA
• 1 NIGHT IN 4 STAR HOTEL IN CATANIA
• BREAKFAST DAILY
• 6 MEALS
• TRANSPORTATION BY A/C MOTORCOACH
• ENGLISH TOUR ESCORT
• LOCAL GUIDES AS PER ITINERARY
• No Porterage Service: just 1 piece of luggage per person