Private tour to Sicily by Firebird - Firebird Tours ®

Taormina
Agrigento
Palermo

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Overview

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

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.91 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • Centrally located hotels:
    4 nights
    Agrigento region hotel or villa: 2 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    Private transfers between cities
    Private drivers for day trips
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 guided walking city tours
    1 guided day-tour outside the city
    1 day tour outside the city with driver-guide
  • MEALS
  • 6 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Palermo

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.
Day 2
Palermo City Tour & Optional Tour to Monreale

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.

Day 3
Morning at Leisure and Transfer to Agrigento

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.

Day 4
Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs

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.

Day 5
Villa Romana del Casale & Transfer to Taormina

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.

Day 6
Sightseeing of Taormina & Optional Tour to Mount Etna

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.

Day 7
Departure

This is the last day of your amazing tour to Italy! After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the 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.

Hotels

4 nights at centrally-located hotels, 2 nights at a hotel or villa in Agrigento region

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4-star accommodation at top hotels

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

What's Included
  • 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

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,495
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$3,395
Deposit $679
Regular package (4 star)
$2,995
Deposit $599
Regular package (5 star)
$3,795
Deposit $759
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Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$2,495
Deposit $500
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (5 star)
$3,395
Deposit $679
Regular package (4 star)
$2,995
Deposit $599
Regular package (5 star)
$3,795
Deposit $759

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Superb tour to Italy! You really deserve a round of applause

I wasn't sure what to expect from our trip to Italy but my mom and I were very surprised with how smoothly everything went. Only a few minor hiccups that were too minor to even mention. We enjoyed the guided tours because all the views were really great and the buildings so old. The sites were a bit crowded but still ...

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Excellent job by Firebird

Excellent trip. Excellent job by Firebird. Arrangements were as expected. Good communication before, during and after the trip. We had one or two minor problems but they were taken care of. We enjoyed the transportation, drivers, and guides. I definitely would book through Firebird again.

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Superb tour to Italy! You really deserve a round of applause

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Excellent job by Firebird

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