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  1. Italy
  2. Sicily
  3. Catania
  4. Mount Etna

Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

Product ID: 187326
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Visit Taormina, Godfather, Etna, Syracuse, Agrigento & Palermo on an 8-day tour of Sicily. Learn about the island's art, music, history, and lifestyle. Eat delicious organic food and sample many local wines.
About this activity
Duration 8 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Sicilian cuisine, wine, art, history and music
  • Visit world-famous monuments and stunning villages
  • Enjoy the company of a local guide
  • Enjoy 8 activities with organic food and wine included
Full description
To begin, take a walk with your native local guide who will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history, and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that give Taormina a special charm.

The next day involves a half-day trip to the small antique villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro located on the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of the Godfather movies were made. Next, get a real taste of Taormina. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food and wine traditions alive. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals.

The next day involves an adventure to visit Mt. Etna. You will have free time to walk on the old lava flows before continuing your tour to a famous winery located on the slopes of Etna, famous for it’s unique vulcanic wines and organic food.

You will then head to magnificent Noto. While walking around, taste a famous Modica chocolate and Sicilian ice-cream with extraordinary flavor. The next day will feature a 2-hour walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour, one of the most colorful streets in Ortigia, where local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings.

It’s then time to say goodbye to Syracuse and move towards Palermo passing the ancient Temple Valley. The following day, sample the best Sicilian streetfood during a 3-hour walking tour of Palermo. This food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital and includes a visit of the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets.
Includes
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Taormina, 2 nights in Syracuse, and 2 nights in Palermo
  • Transportation in a/c 8-seater mercedes minivan
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts in hotel, 5 lunches and 1 dinner during activities, all other food and wine tastings mentioned in itinerary
  • Small group activities: Taormina walking tour & greek theatre visit; Godfather/mafia tour with light lunch; Taormina food and wine tour; Etna trip until 1900mt with lunch in Etna winery; Noto walking tour with lunch; Ortigia walking tour; trip to Agrigento; guided visit of temple valley and lunch; and Palermo streetfood walking tour
  • Local licensed guide for all activities (except Etna trip)
  • 24 hours of support during your travel
  • Restaurant suggestions and reservations upon request
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • City tax (2-3€ per night per person) to be paid in hotel

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Meeting point

Your driver will pick you up from Arrival Catania Airport at the exit gate in Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT.

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• After booking, local provider will contact you to discuss all details and send the final timings and programme
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Product ID: 187326