Trip Overview

Best of Sicily

Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews
Small Group Tour to Italy

REDUCED RATES: Join a petite group of no more than 14 travelers on a comprehensive exploration of Sicilian gems. This 9-day Sicily itinerary includes all the must-sees, stays at central hotels, and guided tours with local pros. See the best of Agrigento, Taormina, and Palermo, see the famous Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, taste Sicilian pastries and wines, and even rise to Mount Etna volcano!

Best of Sicily

9 days3 cities
Italy1 country
Small Group Tour to Italy
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$2,385
Tour rating: 4.94 / 5, Based on 6 Reviews

REDUCED RATES: Join a petite group of no more than 14 travelers on a comprehensive exploration of Sicilian gems. This 9-day Sicily itinerary includes all the must-sees, stays at central hotels, and guided tours with local pros. See the best of Agrigento, Taormina, and Palermo, see the famous Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, taste Sicilian pastries and wines, and even rise to Mount Etna volcano!

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Palermo

first destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Palermo
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Today you arrive at the Sicilian city of Palermo! Upon arrival, your private driver transfers you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: not included.
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Day 2
Segesta & Erice Day Trip
Day Tour
Day Tour
Tasting Included
Tasting

Today you make your way out of town to explore two incredible Sicily destinations. The first one on your list is Segesta famous for its centuries-old Doric Temple. Then you travel to Erice, set on a hilltop and best recognized by its castles, Pepoli and Venus. As a trip highlight, you visit a local pasticceria where you're treated to delicious pastries.

  • Meals included: breakfast, Sicilian pastries tasting.
  • Sightseeing: Temple of Segesta and the Greek theatre, Chiesa Matrice church in Erice.
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Day 3
Palermo Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour

Today you get to see the top landmarks of charming Palermo with a local guide. The walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Norman Palace, Palatine Chapel, Cathedral in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Four Corners, Piazza Pretoria, La Martorana and San Cataldo churches.
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Day 4
Optional Street Food Tour
Free Day
Free Day
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

After check-out you have the first part of this day to enjoy Palermo by yourself. We recommend going on an optional Palermo Street Food Tour. In the afternoon your driver transfers you to Agrigento.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Transport: transfer.
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Hotel Plaza Opera, Palermo
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Hotel Plaza Opera is ideally located in the center of Palermo, providing amazing opportunities for exploring major sights of Sicily’s capital. The elegant property features tasteful decors and modern air-conditioned rooms.

Welcome to Palermo

The Mediterranean pearl, Sicilian Palermo, is one of the warmest cities in Europe, known for its tasty street food, fascinating architecture, and markets.

car
Palermo
Agrigento
2 hrs

This short car ride with a trusted driver along Sicily takes you on a very scenic route along Italy's countryside, passes and many of the district's breathtaking lakes and winding roads.

Agrigento

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
City Tour
City Tour
Day Tour
Day Tour

Today you get to see the top landmarks of the historic city of Agrigento with a local guide. The tour includes all the unmissable attractions, including the Valley of the Temples and Temple of Concord. After, you continue to the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Valley of the Temples and Temple of Concord, trip to Scala dei Turchi Cliffs.
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Day 6
Visiting Villa Romana del Casale
Day Tour
Day Tour
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This day is devoted to a trip to Villa Romana del Casale. After check out, together with your driver, you head towards Taormina and visit the famous Piazza Armerina along the way.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina.
  • Transport: transfer.
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Alba Palace Hotel, Agrigento
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Alba Palace Hotel is set a few steps from Agrigento and near the true gem of Sicily, the Valley of the Temples. Being a nice example of Sicilian hospitality, the hotel boasts magnificent rooms, an on-site bar, and a restaurant.

Welcome to Agrigento

Situated near the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by ruins, Agrigento is one of the oldest and most famous towns in Sicily.

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Agrigento
Taormina
2 hrs 30 min

Sit back and enjoy the views of the Sicilian countryside as your driver transfers you from one side of the island to another. The route from Agrigento to Taormina passes numerous towns and valleys.

Taormina

third destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Sightseeing Tour of Taormina
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your local guide, together you have a walking tour of major Taormina sights.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Corso Umberto I, Greco-Roman Theater.
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Day 8
Day Trip to Mount Etna
Day Tour
Day Tour
Tasting Included
Tasting

Prepare for one of the most exciting days of your trip as today you are going to visit the highest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Together with your local guide, you walk by the Silvestri craters and afterward taste local Etna wine in one of the wineries set on the slopes.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Mount Etna Silvestri craters walk, Etna wine tasting in a winery.
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Day 9
Departure
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Sicily, Italy. Following breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport and you have a flight home.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Villa Diodoro Hotel, Taormina
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Hotel Villa Diodoro boasts a hillside location, a 5-minute walk from the historical center of Taormina. Guests can take relax by an outdoor pool with panoramic sea views, taste Sicilian dishes, and stay at well-equipped rooms.

Welcome to Taormina

Picturesque Taormina is one of the oldest towns of eastern Sicily, located by the foot of the tallest volcano in Europe called Mount Etna.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels and villas in Palermo, Province of Agrigento & Taormina
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Group size of maximum 14 people
  • Support line available during your tour

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, meals not indicated in the itinerary, optional activities, services, and tours, as well as your personal expenses and tips.

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Tour Highlights

  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • Sightseeing tours of Palermo and Taormina
  • Day trip to Segesta and Erice with tastings
  • Exploring the Valley of Temples by Agrigento
  • Trip to the limestone Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
  • Mount Etna Volcano day trip
  • Small group of no more than 14 people

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.
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