Enchanting Sicily 2024

      96100 Syracuse, Free municipal consortium of Syracuse, Italy

      ES
      8 reviews
      Duration: 14 days
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Enchanting Sicily 2024
      96100 Syracuse, Free municipal consortium of Syracuse, Italy

      8 reviews

      Duration: 14 days
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      On our signature tour of Sicily, you’ll discover off-the-beaten path towns, interact with locals, and immerse yourself in Sicilian culture and ancient history. You’ll tour intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites, remote mountain towns, and charming seaside villages. You’ll attend a world-class performance of a classic Greek play in Siracusa’s Ancient Greek theater. You’ll interact with Sicilians in a meaningful way. You’ll stay in 4-star hotels and characteristic inns and relish family-run trattorias as you explore Sicily’s 3,000 years of human history with authentic experiences, vibrant flavors, and sweet melodies that will capture your imagination. 


      Ask about our optional prelude stay in Taormina!

      Enchanting Sicily Tour Highlights

      • Pre-stay option in Taormina
      • Professional, local guides
      • Siracusa/Ortigia*
      • Interaction with locals
      • Cooking class and market tour
      • Live performances of classic Greek theater and Sicilian folk music
      • Mount Etna*
      • Wine experience on Etna
      • Ragusa Ibla*
      • The Roman Villa of Casale in Piazza Armerina*
      • Valley of the Temples in Agrigento*
      • Hidden mountain towns
      • Palermo’s Arab Norman patrimony*
      • Off-the-beaten path seaside villages
      • Erice and Trapani’s salt flats
      • Coastal boat excursion
      • Outstanding seasonal cuisine
      • The logistics and details managed by our expert guides
      • Private and clean professional transportation

      *UNESCO sites

      What's Included?

      Land only. 

      14 days, 13 nights. 

      Includes everything but eight meals (Includes all breakfasts, ten lunches, and seven dinners, all transportation, all entrance fees and tickets, most tips.) 


      The Benefits of Traveling with Experience Sicily

      • Owner-managed tour--call, and you'll speak directly to Allison Scola
      • The logistics and details managed by our American office and Sicilian insiders
      • Select, private and clean professional transportation
      • Local, expert guides at all principal sites
      • Meaningful interaction with locals
      • Off-the-beaten path seaside villages and mountain towns
      • Outstanding traditional cuisine
      • An excellent balance of structured and free time

      PRICE INCLUDES

      • Group airport transfers on designated arrival and departure days
      • Four-star accommodations
      • All breakfasts, ten lunches, and seven dinners (all but eight meals)
      • All transportation, entrance fees, tickets to entertainment, all excursions, most gratuities
      • English-speaking/Italian speaking tour leader, professional drivers, and licensed, local guides

      WHERE WE STAY

      • Optional pre-tour stay in Taormina (For an additional cost.) 
      • Ortigia/Siracusa (4 nights)
      • Ragusa Ibla (1 night)
      • On the Mediterranean Sea in Agrigento Province (3 nights)
      • Palermo Center (2 nights)
      • Scopello (3 nights)

      ACTIVITY LEVEL

      • Walking and touring historic sites, towns, and villages for a few hours each day. Paced to savor the moments.  
      • Structured days with planned leisure time 

      Taormina Prelude!

      The seaside resort of Taormina offers you sweeping views of Mount Etna, people-watching, cafés, boutiques, and an impressive ancient theater. Arrive one day or two days early to acclimate to Sicily and explore Taormina at your leisure with the guidance of Experience Sicily.


      Optional pre-tour stay in Taormina

      Includes airport and hotel transfers, hotel stay, buffet breakfast. The lunches are on your own. Dinner on the first night is on your own. Experience Sicily Owner/Curator Allison Scola will be present for the evening of the second night and will accompany your transfer to Siracusa on the first day of Enchanting Sicily. Dinner with Allison on the second night is included with your pre-tour package. We will provide you with a list of restaurant recommendations and can make reservations for you as you wish.


      A group transfer to Siracusa for your first hotel of Enchanting Sicily will be scheduled for the afternoon of the first day of Enchanting Sicily. Exact time to be determined.

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Available until 30 days before departureSold Out

      Special Holiday Deal! Pay in-full by January 17, 2023 and receive $150/person off the cost of your tour. Use code MAY2024JOY to apply your discount.

      $7,297
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy
      Available until 30 days before departureSold Out

      Special Holiday Deal! Pay in-full by January 17, 2023 and receive $150/person off the cost of your tour. Use code MAY2024JOY to apply your discount.

      $8,522
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options



      Your Organizer


      ES
      Experience Sicily
      8 reviews
      Experience Sicily is a boutique tour operator based in the United States with an office in Palermo, Sicily. Together with her Sicilian cousins and deep network of local contacts, Owner and Curator Allison Scola specializes in experiential travel in Sicily through leading small-group tours of Sicily and custom Sicily itinerary planning. Sicily is our passion. We want to share it with you. Let’s Experience Sicily together!

      Reviews

      We had a great time on our visit to Sicily, everything went smoothly, and our tour guide Rosa (she is a gem) was knowledgeable and fun. Rosa filled us with so much information that some days it was hard to grasp it all, she knew about everything from ruins, to olives, cooking, volcanos and more! Our driver Alessandro was great, maneuvering our bus around the countryside and especially down the steep, narrow streets of the small towns we visited. Our accommodations were lovely, the food everywhere was delicious, amazing, and so much of it!! Our days were long, lots of walking but we got the chance to see a lot and experience all of Sicily. Especially enjoyed visiting Ferla, our grandfather's home and seeing where the Mirabella's came from. Rosa found Father Roberto in Ferla and he was very knowledgeable about our family background as it related to his church, he gave us a lot of information we did not know about and helped to round out our family tree. He showed us a couple of the churches and took us to the cemetery to show us our ancestors graves, he was so gracious. Thank you to Allison for planning a trip we will never forget, for zooming with us and giving us numerous tips and advice from packing to what to expect once in Sicily, it was informative and helped to make our experience a pleasant one.
      By Donna C for Itinerary Specially Designed for Mirabella Family Heritage Tour on May 26, 2024
      Thank you, Donna, for having taken the time to write a review of your tour! On behalf of all of us at Experience Sicily, we are so pleased that you loved your experience and that you were able to connect so deeply with your heritage! It was a pleasure to have worked with all of you!
      By Experience Sicily on May 27, 2024
      ES
      This trip was one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Allison Scola and the Experience Sicily team were the perfect collaborators along with Shawna & Amy to make this a trip of a lifetime. The accommodations, the meals, and the excursions were excellent. The history and the knowledge of Sicily that Allison and her exceptional tour guides expounded were fascinating and at times overwhelming. I already have recommended Experience Sicily to everyone I have spoken to since returning. In addition, as a person who had a return trip delay due to illness, Allison and her team went above and beyond to ensure that all arrangements were taken care of. Thank you Allison, Shawna, Amy, and Experience Sicily for a most memorable experience!! Abbracci e baci!!🙏🏼☮️💟
      By Gilbert R for Spring in Sicily: A Yoga and Cultural Immersion with Amy and Shawna on May 08, 2024
      FH
      Alison is an amazing tour organizer, historian. I have been enriched by this experience. Love, love, love, Sicily!!
      By Flora H for Spring in Sicily: A Yoga and Cultural Immersion with Amy and Shawna on May 01, 2024
      Allison, our guide , is a joy to travel with and an expert on how best to explore in great detail this beautiful island. She has great contacts and truly has a wonderful understanding of the island’s history and its people. She curates a comprehensive trip and is very sensitive to the needs of the group. Subsequently, the pace was just right.
      By Lee Z for Soulful Sicily 2023 on Nov 11, 2023
      We had a fantastic time in Sicily! What a great place to visit, the people were great, the food was great, the sites and attractions were all great as well. Thanks for everything you all did for us, the drivers, and the tour guides were exceptional.
      By Michael M for Itinerary Specially Designed for George Melillo and Family on Oct 10, 2023
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