Magnificent Sicily Tour Co-Hosted by Portia Smith

Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy

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Bio-Monte
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7 reviews
May 6 - 15, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14
Magnificent Sicily Tour Co-Hosted by Portia Smith
Palermo, Province of Palermo, Italy

Bio-Monte
  • Email address verified
7 reviews

$3900
Deposit: $500
May 6 - 15, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Witness the magnificent beauty of Sicily from the top of mountains, to the shores of this picturesque Mediterranean island. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and boasts some of the most beautiful views and beaches in the world. From Mondello Bay near Palermo in the West, to the beaches of Vendicari near Noto in the East; you will be treated to the spectacular world of Sicily.

The Tour Manager in Sicily, Alessio, was born and raised there and it is his pleasure to show you his home and treat you like family. This itinerary was hand-tailored by Alessio to be the very best guided tour of Sicily in the world, and he is positive you will fall in love with the beauty, culture, and food of Sicily.

What’s included

  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    3 nights in Palermo, 1 night in Erice, 1 night in Agrigento, 2 nights in Noto, and 2 nights in Randazzo
  • 1 Nature Reserve Trip
    Vendicari
  • All Transportation
    Including: trains, vans, buses, taxis, and boats.
  • Meals
    All breakfasts, some lunches, and all dinners
  • 8 Day Trips
    Mondello, Scala dei Turchi, Syracuse, Taormina, Catania, Vendicari, Agrigento, Saline Marsala
  • Entrance Fee and Tickets
    Teatro Massimo, and Agrigento Greek Museum
  • 1 Guided Tour
    Through the historic city of Palermo
  • Airfare
    We do have a Travel Agent we work with to aid you in booking your airfare
  • Tourist Tax
    Between 1 and 3 euro a night at each hotel
  • Voluntary Tips
    If you liked the van driver, or the baggage carrier, or the waiter, feel free to tip, but it is up to you

Itinerary

Day 1
Benvenuti! Arrive in Palermo
  • Private transportation will escort you to your accommodations in Palermo
  • Unpack your bags, and get ready for a delicious Welcome Dinner, followed by a one-of-a-kind show at the historic Teatro Massimo

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


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Bio-Monte
7 reviews
With Bio-Monte you get the best of both worlds: as your own personal experiential guides who speak your language and make what you are experiencing relate to your life. On the other side of the spectrum, our friendships with amazing Italian locals who give you an authentic taste of Italy that you will experience nowhere else. All of our tours are sustainable tours, so everyone benefits, including the host country, its environment, and its people. We offer many types of tours, such as: Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Christian Tours, Cooking Retreats, Wine and Vineyard Tours, and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs for short or long term programs.

Reviews

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First, Italy is truly breathtaking and the culture is incredibly welcoming. There was not one disappointing moment of the trip. From arrival to a very depressing departure, we were blown away daily with the care, quality and thoughtfulness of every aspect of the tour. The accommodations far exceeded anything we dreamed and each day was filled with authentic, cultural experiences. We even laughed at some of the large guided tour groups with their lanyards, paddle boards, and ear pieces. We were being gifted a true and organic front seat ride through Italy without all the stiffness that comes with a structured tour. It made it much more enjoyable. Lastly, biggest shout out to Alessio for his tireless dedication to our group, ensuring we had the best experience possible. We asked several questions, requested a few schedule changes, and a few trips to the grocery and he never hesitated to go above and beyond for us. His knowledge of his beloved country is deep and wide and it's apparent how much he finds joy in showing others. I've never been on a trip where my gut was literally sick with sadness as I left. We bonded, made so many memories, laughed harder than we had in ages, cried together, and lived that la dolce vita to its fullest. Thank you Bio-Monte for your heart and soul in this beautiful Italian getaway!
Amazing intimate experiences with local people - great food, fabulous wines. Thank you for creating this tour.
Five stars! Excellent organization. Adjustments were made to fit the walking abilities of the group. The food was fantastic and very much appreciated by everyone in the group. Chef Anna, Driver Luciano, friend Stefano all became dear friends as they enhanced the experience. Dicomano is a wonderful village experience, and we enjoyed the "villa" we were housed in. The day trips were fantastic. The free time was well used by everyone and we appreciated the advice by the organizers. We had plenty of time to take photographs as we wished.
Thank you Antonio and Kjerstin for a wonderful experience in Tuscany. It was great fun and interesting to see the artisans at work. The food and wine were, of course, delightful!! Our agriturismo stay was an amazing experience. Highly recommend it!!
By Debra Campbell for Made In Tuscany Tour on Apr 09, 2019
I had a great time. Wonderful people, delicious food and comfortable accommodations. Thank you for this fantastic experience.
By Rita Husby for Made In Tuscany Tour on Apr 08, 2019
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