July 6 13th, 2013
This tour visit 4 UNESCO sites, Sicily has everything wrap up on one little island. Full of life, colors and traditions the latest fashion at the best prices, Mt Etna largest active volcano, food, wine and cannoli.
- 5 nights in a beautiful castle/ 2 nights in Palermo
- 4 UNESCO world heritage sites.
- Cooking lesson from Executive Chef Jason Wyrick
Land-only package (based on double-occupancy):
$ 2995 per person
Single supplement is $895
Deposit of $400 per person is due at booking. Balance due 70 days prior to departure
Travel insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment.
Day 1 – Depart North America on your overnight flight.
Day 2 – Arrive in Catania, Sicily.
Jump straight into Sicilian life with a walking tour of Catania historic center and free time to shop and explore before we head down to Hotel Castello Camemi to relax and meet for our welcome dinner. (B on your flight, D)
Day 3 – Chocolate, Cheese & Baroque
Our first stop is to visit Modica where they have been processing chocolate for four centuries using the methods of the ancients Aztecs pass on to them by the Spanish colonies. After our demonstration/tasting, we are of to Ragusa to watch the tradition of making the sweet ricotta cheese, used to make cannoli. After a light lunch we will take a walking tour of Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO site known for it rich architecture. Last stop of the day is Castello Donnafugata guided tour, then free time in the gardens. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Siracusa & Caltagirone
We will begin at Mansion Palazzo Beneventano, where we have been invited by the owner himself, to tour his home and his town of Siracusa. Next, we’ll head north of Caltagirone, a town that makes some of the best ceramics in all of Sicily. (B, D)
Day 5 – Taormina & Etna
Taormina the gem of Sicily, full of beautiful views, charming street, and best shopping in Italy! After a relaxing morning, we’ll head to Mt. Etna, right to the TOP (weather permitting) traveling 4×4 to see the sun set as we taste some of Etna’s fine vintage wines. (B,D)
Day 6 – Agrigento & Palermo
Spend the morning in “ The valley of the Temples” to be guided through this extraordinary Greek city. After lunch we will travel north to Palermo, and check-in to our hotel in the heart of the old city. You’ll have the night on our own.(B,L,)
Day 7 – Marsala, Salt road & Erice
Our day begin at Florio Marsala, with a private tour of the cellars and tasting of one of the oldest and largest producers of Marsala wine. Next, up the road, we’ll stop at the salt-pans where they still collect the salt from the sea. Last stop Erice with narrow labyrinth of paved lanes and alleyways, known for its pastries “Marzipan” walking tour and free time for shopping.(B,L)
Day 8 – Palermo & Monreale
Our last day, we’ll explore the richest part of Sicily, Monreale. We’ll end our tour in style with a 4 hour tour of the city stopping and tasting along the way. Free time, then back to hotel for our goodbye dinner.(B,D).
Day 9 – Transfer to the airport, goodbye Sicily (B) Palermo.
B= breakfast L=lunch D=dinner