Private Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo

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Duration 📅

8 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻


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Language 🌐


Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle


7 nights accommodation in the double room a selected 4* Hotel
All transportation with A/C Mercedes minivan/car
Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting at Mt. Etna
All other food and wine tastings mentioned in the Itinerary
Porterage at hotels
Local guides where mandatory
Restaurant suggestion and reservation
7xDaily Breakfast
4xLunches at local farm/restaurants

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During 8 Days Sicily Private Tour from Catania, visit the world-famous monuments and little-known corners of Sicily’s most stunning towns. Get a full immersion to reach the history, traditions, and culture of this island. Be always accompanied by local guides who know it best. Experience Sicily through its gastronomy, wines, art, and music. Get an authentic lifestyle experience and feel like you’ve lived in Sicily the whole life The tours have been enriched with several wines and food experiences, tasting of local specialties and several meals included as well as daily breakfast and dinner.


🏁 Tour Itinerary: Private Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo

Day 1: Catania, Taormina 

Upon arrival at Catania airport be greeted by your private driver, who will bring you to your charming hotel in Taormina. Once you are ready take an easy walk with your native local guide. He 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. Visit the Magnificent Greek Theatre and get immersed directly in the life of Your first destination.

🏚️ Accommodation: at  Hotel Villa Diodoro 4* or similar.


Day 2: Godfather, Mafia Tour with Lunch

After breakfast meets your “mafia” guide in the lobby of your hotel and start a half-day trip to small antique villages Savoca and Forza d’Agro located in the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of Godfather movies were done and where started the love story of Michael and Apollonia. Find out the secrets of movie-making as well as true facts about the mafia. Take refreshing aperitif in the most famous Sicilian bar “Vitelli” and enjoy the lunch with typical seasonal food on an extraordinary terrace. Be dropped off at your hotel, have some relaxation and be ready for sparkling Taormina at night.

🏚️ Accommodation: at  Hotel Villa Diodoro 4* or similar.


Day 3: Etna Mt. Tour with lunch in Etna Winery

On this day start your adventure with a visit to Mt. Etna. Firstly, you will reach the base camp Refuge Sapienza, located at 1,900 meters. See the marvelous extinct Silvestri craters and take souvenir pictures of the area. There is free time to walk on the old lava flows. Then continue ascent until 3000mt by cable car and Jeep to the main authorized craters area (optional). You will be accompanied by an English-speaking Alpine Guide. A 45-minutes visit to this lunar landscape is memorable. After hiking continue your tour to the panoramic Winery located on the slope of Etna famous for its unique volcanic wines and organic food. After a guided visit of the estate and cellars enjoy wine tasting (at least 5 wines) with pairing cold appetizers and light lunch. Drop-off to your hotel and free evening in sparkling Taormina.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Hotel Villa Diodoro 4* or similar.


Day 4: Val di Noto Tour, Syracuse 

After breakfast meets your private driver in the lobby and moves to magnificent Noto. Enjoy an easy walk with a local guide in a town of UNESCO heritage – a jewel of baroque. While walking taste a famous Modica chocolate and Sicilian ice cream with extraordinary taste. After the tour visit a family taverna for your fresh lunch. Be transferred to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Grande Albergo Alfeo 4* or similar.


Day 5: Syracuse, Ortigia Walking Tour 

Meet your local guide in the lobby and start 2 hours 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. See the Archimede Fountain on the way to the city’s Jewish district that was founded in the 3rd century BC. When you reach Duomo Square, you’ll be at the heart of Ortigia. This is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy and home to the stunning Duomo and the Church of St. Lucy. Your guide will also share with you a lot about the lifestyle, traditions, and habits of locals. The charm of this town is unforgettable. Free afternoon and evening to explore Syracuse on your own.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Grande Albergo Alfeo 4* or similar.


Day 6: Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Palermo 

It’s time to say goodbye to Syracuse and move towards Palermo passing ancient Temple Valley. Your driver will pick you up at Your hotel. After approx. 2 hours, you will reach the Temple Valley where Your local guide will wait for you for 2 hours of a guided visit of this UNESCO heritage. After the visit enjoys a fresh seasonal lunch in a local taverna and continues driving to Palermo hotel. Time to relax and free evening in the Sicilian capital.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Hotel Garibaldi 4* or similar.


Day 7: Palermo

On this day discover the beauty of Palermo on this  Walking tour of Palermo. Meet the local guide at 10.00 in Your Hotel. The Tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating mixture of Sicily’s capital. Be ready to discover the Authentic Palermitan area. Pass through Palermo old town and the most important highlights such as Martorana Church, Piazza Pretoria, Quattro Canti & the Cathedral, listening to the stories of your guide. Enjoy a Glass of typical Palermo wine and after the tour relaxes with a free evening in Palermo.

🏚️ Accommodation: at Hotel Garibaldi 4* or similar.


Day 8: Palermo, Departure

After a buffet breakfast, private transfer to Palermo Airport. End of the tour and time to say bye-bye Sicily. Possibility to extend your stay in Sicily with additional nights.

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