Trip Overview

Highlights of Sicily

Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews
Private tour to Italy

Spend an inspiring week exploring marvelous Sicilian towns with this well-rounded tour package. Begin in the capital city Palermo. Then continue to historic Agrigento and see it's enchanting Valley of the Temples along with the white cliffs of The Scala dei Turchi. Finish your tour in Taormina, a cozy coastal town of Sicily full of local flavors.

Highlights of Sicily

7 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Private tour to Italy
From
$2,495
Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 7 Reviews

Spend an inspiring week exploring marvelous Sicilian towns with this well-rounded tour package. Begin in the capital city Palermo. Then continue to historic Agrigento and see it's enchanting Valley of the Temples along with the white cliffs of The Scala dei Turchi. Finish your tour in Taormina, a cozy coastal town of Sicily full of local flavors.

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo

first destination

Palermo is a small province that stretches out in northern Sicily and can easily become the highlight of your trip to Italy.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Palermo
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Palermo - the stunning capital of Sicily. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

No meals included.

  • Optional extensions available: Add one more day to your trip and enjoy a tour of the towns of Cefalu and Castelbuono with a private guide-driver or embark on a day tour with a guide-driver to Segesta and the unforgettable medieval hilltop town of Erice. Contact your travel specialist for details.
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Day 2
Palermo City Tour & Optional Tour to Monreale
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet with your private guide to enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Palermo.

The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been a crossroads for cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia. Together with your private guide you start the tour at the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel.

Then you walk along Villa Bonanno to the Cathedral in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, just to admire the exterior; continue along Vittorio Emanuele to the imposing Four Corners. Then on to the Tuscan fountain in Piazza Pretoria and just behind it see two splendid Arabo-Norman churches, La Martorana and San Cataldo.

After the tour you return to the hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Monreale Sightseeing Tour, Palermo
    Enhance your trip with a guided day trip to Monreale and visit the famous landmark of the city - the gorgeous Monreale Cathedral with its Cloister.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Morning at Leisure and Transfer to Agrigento
Free day
Free day
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast you have time to explore Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Private Cooking Class, Palermo
    Enjoy a morning cooking class in English and learn to prepare delicious local dishes. Together with a small group and the chef visit the Capo Marke, then go to a restaurant, where you are guided through a hands-on cooking experience.
  • Optional tour: Palermo Street Food Tour, Palermo
    Highlight your time in Palermo with a half day street food tour. Your experienced guide takes you to the local market where you dive in the atmosphere of traditions and delight yourself with the tastiest Sicilian dishes.

In the afternoon together with your driver you depart to Agrigento* where you check-in at your charming hotel and have the evening at leisure.

*On the way to Agrigento you may add a stop in a town Cefalu famous for its Norman Cathedral with Byzantine mosaics. Refer to your destination specialist for more details.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Plaza Opera, Palermo
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The Hotel Plaza Opera is a great place to stay during your Sicily adventure. Its location is perfect to explore all major sights of the scenic city of Palermo. Tastefully decorated, guestrooms offer everything you need for a comfortable stay.

car
Palermo
Agrigento
2 hrs

Our trusted driver takes you on a journey through the Sicilian countryside to arrive in Agrigento.

Agrigento, Italy

Agrigento

second destination

Beautifully placed in southern Sicily, hilly Agrigento is among the most popular destinations in this part of Italy.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
City tour
City tour

Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you spend the day exploring famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings.

The guided tour begins with one of the two highlights of the city - the splendid Valley of the Temples. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site where you visit the near-intact Temple of Concord, the best-preserved temple in the World and one of the symbols of Sicily.

In the second part of the day enjoy a trip with your private driver to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs. The dazzling chalky white rocky cliff eroded conveniently into stairs rising 50 meters above sea level. This natural phenomenon so-called "Stairs of the Turks" allows for easy walking. Its gleaming color is eye-catching enough, but what makes it even more remarkable is that it looks like a staircase carved by man even though its shape is entirely natural.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Villa Romana del Casale & Transfer to Taormina
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast you check-out and your private driver meets you at the hotel lobby for the trip to Taormina.

Along the way, we have arranged a stop to see the hidden gem of Sicily near a town Piazza Armerina. Here you visit* the famous Villa Romana del Casale a UNESCO Site especially noteworthy for the richness and quality of the mosaics.

Upon arrival you check-in at your hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own.

*Short guided tour can be arranged at Villa Romana del Casale. Refer to your destination specialist for more details.

Breakfast is included.

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Alba Palace Hotel, Agrigento
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The Alba Hotel is among the best places to stay during your visit to picturesque Agrigento. The hotel boasts a wonderful location near one of the Sicilian treasures, the magnificent Valley of the Temples. Guests are offered to stay in spacious air-conditioned rooms.

car
Agrigento
Taormina
2 hrs 30 min

A car ride with an experienced driver is one of the best ways to enjoy the views of Sicily. On your way to Taormina, you pass dozens of Italian villages and numerous beautiful dales.

Taormina, Italy

Taormina

third destination

Placed in the north-eastern part of the Italian island high up on hills close to the Mount Etna volcano, Taormina is one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities in Sicily.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Sightseeing of Taormina & Optional Tour to Mount Etna
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast at the hotel meet your private local guide. Together you take off to see the highlights of Taormina.

During the tour you stroll along the main street, Corso Umberto I, and visit the Greco-Roman Theater that has Etna as its backdrop.

After the tour you return to the hotel. You have rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own, spend time on the beach, dine in one of the local restaurants overlooking the bay or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Mount Etna, Sicily
    Set off on a tour to Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. Here you take a walk to visit the "Silvestri" craters and on the way down you also visit a local winery to taste local Etna wine.
  • Optional tour: Private Cooking Class, Taormina
    Treat yourself to a wonderful experience and have a private cooking class in a fine restaurant with Sicilian cuisine.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your amazing tour! After breakfast, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to Catania airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

  • Recommended extension: If you would like to extend your Italian vacation, continue exploring its wonders with our extensions to Syracuse and Ortygia Island or have a day trip to the Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto. Contact your specialist for details.
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Villa Diodoro Hotel, Taormina
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Set within a walking distance from the historical center of beautiful Taormina, the Villa Diodoro boasts comfortable guestrooms, equipped with minibars, satellite TVs, and private bathrooms and features an impressive number of facilities.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels and villas in Palermo, Province of Agrigento & Taormina;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides and guide-drivers;
  • Entrance tickets included: Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, The Valley of Temples, Villa Romana Del Casale, Teatro Antico di Taormina;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Unveiling the history of the priceless Valley of the Temples in Agrigento - the most fascinating Greek archaeological site in Sicily;
  • Marveling at the grandeur of natural beauty of the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs;
  • Touching history on the guided tour in the second largest Greek theatre in Sicily with a splendid view of the Calabrian coast and the smoking volcano Etna;
  • Relaxed pace with at least a 2-nights stay in each city with sufficient time to immerse yourself in the local culture

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • In Sicily you will find some small boutiques and markets taking only cash, so make sure you change some money to Euros before leaving the country
  • Don’t forget to bring an insect repellant and a sunscreen
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