7-Nights/8-Days Land Only
The beaches in Sicily are some of the most beautiful in the world and has amazing weather year round. With over 280 beautiful beaches, it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite. They come in all forms and colors of their sand. They range from town beaches to secluded coves and inlets.
Walking through Sicily, it seems that history unfolds with each step you take. Due to the dramatic architecture from various time periods, there are plenty of historical sites, churches and museums to visit.
Foodies, wine lovers and anyone with a sweet tooth will plunge into Sicily's culinary delights. It doesn’t matter where you go, or what you choose eat, the food is guaranteed to be incredible.
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- Day 1 - Palermo - After your morning arrival into Palermo airport, you
will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
- Day 2 - Palermo A morning tour of Palermo features Theatro Massimo,
Quattro Canti - a splendid example of Spanish Baroque architecture, the
Palace of the Normans and Cathedral housing the shrine of Santa Rosalia.
Our tour continues to the Benedictine Abbey of Monreale to admire the
Bizantine mosaics and view overlooking to bay of Palermo. Balance of the
day is at leisure to relax or to take an optional tour of Cefalu’, a picturesque
fishing village outside of Palermo.
- Day 3 Palermo/Marsala/Agrigento - This morning we travel to Marsala,
a town rediscovered in the 18th century by English merchant John
Woodhouse and known for its sweet wines. As we travel between Trapani
and Marsala we take a scenic drive up to the medieval village of Erice
founded by the Phoenicians, the coastline is mostly made up of salt pans,
built back in roman times. Today enjoy an olive oil tasting session & Marsala
wine during lunch at a local farmhouse. In the afternoon we depart for
Agrigento, a hillside town famous for Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. En route we stop in Sciacca before overnighting in Agrigento.
- Day 4 - Agrigento/Ragusa - Enjoy this morning a guided tour of “the
Valley of the Temples”. One of the main archaeological treasures of the
Mediterranean, this site is immersed in a rural landscape of rare beauty
characterized by the presence of century-old olive and almond trees. Your
guided walking tour will cover about one mile in a mostly downhill direction,
with stops along the “Via Sacra” (holy pathway) to admire the Temple
of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles and ruins of the Temple of Zeus. In
the afternoon we continue to Ragusa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
- Day 5 - Agrigento/Modica/Noto/Ortigia (Syracuse)/Taormina - Today’s
first stop will be in Modica, a quaint historic town and UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Boasting some very fine Baroque architecture, picturesque
views and historic sites, Modica is also known for its chocolate. Rich,
dark and crumbly, it is produced in a traditional method imported from the
New World by Sicily’s Spanish overlords. After a chocolate tasting session
in one of the most prestigious chocolate-maker, we resume our journey to
Noto. Part of the “Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto”, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Continue to the enchanting island of Ortigia, the oldtown center of Syracuse. Highlights of Ortigia are the cathedral square
with its church built over an ancient Greek temple and the beautiful promenade
with its panorama over the sea and the natural bay of the town. Dinner
and overnight in Taormina.
- Day 6 - Taormina - Morning at leisure to relax, or to take an optional
excursion to the slopes of Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.
This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Taormina’s charming city center
including the Greek/Roman amphitheater with breathtaking views looking
over the bay of Naxos.
- Day 7 - Taormina/Savoca/D’Agro’ Valley/Taormina - Today enjoy a
once in a lifetime experience: the “Godfather” tour. See the real Sicily
while exploring Savoca and D’Agro valley, the towns and area that served
as location when filming the “The Godfather” trilogy. Afternoon at leisure.
In the evening, bid arrivederci to your travel companions during a
festive farewell dinner with delectable cuisine and sparkling wine in a fashionable
- Day 8 - Taormina/Catania to USA (or extend your stay) - Morning
transfer to Catania airport for your return flight home.