Stunning Sicily 2024

      98039 Taormina, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy

      ES
      8 reviews
      Duration: 13 days
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Stunning Sicily 2024
      98039 Taormina, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy

      8 reviews

      Duration: 13 days
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      Stimulate your intellect and your senses with our October tour of Sicily! Intriguing UNESCO Worlds Heritage sites will take your breath away. Remote mountain towns and charming seaside villages will enchant you. Sicily’s regional cuisine’s will stimulate your palate. Palermo’s open-air markets will mesmerize you. And your interaction with Sicilians will warm your heart. You’ll enjoy 4-star hotels and characteristic, family-run inns and relish typical trattorias as you discover Sicily’s 3,000 years of human history with authentic experiences, vibrant flavors, and sweet melodies that will capture your imagination.

      Stunning Sicily Tour Highlights

      • Enjoy three nights’ stay in bewitching Taormina
      • Savor the bouquets during an Etna winery tour and tasting with expert enologist
      • Admire the beauty of Siracusa and Ortigia*
      • Connect to the power and majesty of Mother Nature during a Mount Etna* volcano excursion
      • Put your hands in the dough during a market tour and cooking class with a Sicilian mamma
      • Be stimulated by a tour of the Roman Villa of Casale in Piazza Armerina* with an archaeologist
      • Amble through the piazzas of Ragusa Ibla
      • Explore Valley of the Temples in Agrigento* with an archaeologist
      • Discover the hidden corners of villages in Agrigento province
      • Be mesmerized by Arab Norman Palermo and Monreale*
      • Feel the wind in your hair during a boat excursion on the Tyrrhenian Sea
      • Inhale the beauty of Trapani’s salt flats and medieval Erice

      *UNESCO sites

      What's Included?

      Land only. 

      13 days, 12 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
      • Ground transportation
      • Four-star level accommodations
      • All breakfasts, nine lunches, and five dinners (all but nine meals)
      • All entrance fees, tickets to entertainment, all excursions, most gratuities
      • English-speaking/Italian speaking tour leader and licensed, local guides

      WHERE WE STAY

      • Taormina, 4-star hotel with sea views (3 nights)
      • Ortigia/Siracusa, 4-star inn ( 2 nights)
      • Ragusa, 4-star inn (1 night)
      • Agrigento Province, Family-run Farm-stay (2 nights)
      • Palermo Historic Center, 4-star hotel (2 nights)
      • Castellammare del Golfo, 4-star hotel (2 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

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Available until 30 days before departure

      Early Registration Incentive Pricing! Pay in-full by January 17, 2024 and receive $200/person off the cost of your tour. Use code STUNNINGEARLY200 to apply your discount.

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

      Early Registration Incentive Pricing! Pay in-full by January 17, 2024 and receive $200/person off the cost of your tour. Use code STUNNINGEARLY200 to apply your discount.

      $8,522
      Deposit: $1,000


      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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