Day 1: Catania
Arrive independently to the hotel in the charming city of Catania (contact us for an optional private transfer from the airport). In the evening you will meet your tour-leader and your travel companions. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Syracuse - Noto
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will officially kick off with a trip to Syracuse which has been labeled the most beautiful Greek colony in Sicily. You will visit places like the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Ear of Dyonisus. An unmissable stop will be the famous Ortigia Island,which is located right in the historical centre of Syracuse, dominated by a majestic Cathedral. After free time for lunch (NOT included), you will continue the journey to Noto which is widely known for magnificent buildings in baroque style. At Noto, you will get to visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, a beautiful noble residence in Baroque style. You will then be transported back to the hotel in Catania. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Etna- Taormina
After breakfast, the tour will bring you on the Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The Etna national Park boasts a wide variety of plants and natural landscapes. You will reach the "Crateri Sivestri", from where you will also admire a great panorama over the Eolian islands until Calabria. At the slopes of Volcano, take the chance to visit a beekeeping company and have a homemade honey tasting with local products. The next stop will then be Taormina, first to have lunch in a local restaurant, along with a cooking class of local cuisine. In the afternoon, visit the Greek theatre and then you will have free time to explore the city. Return in Catania, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Catania - Cefalù
After breakfast, explore the centre of Catania and its incredible treasures, from the ancient fish market to the Duomo Square and the famous Via dei Crociferi. There will also be time for a delicious break eating the typical "brioche & granita". After free time for lunch (NOT included), you will move to Cefalù to visit Norman Dome and to stroll around the streets of he medieval town. Arrival in Palermo, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Monreale - Palermo
After breakfast, start with a visit to Monreale and its majestic Arabic-Norman Cathedral. Move back to Palermo to explore its huge cultural and artistic heritage, by visiting the main attractions of the city centre, including the Cathedral, the delightful Capella Palatina and Martorana Church. Have also a stop in a local street food place for a delicious food surprise! After free time for lunch (NOT included), continue exploring the city, before returning to hotel in Palermo for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Palermo - Favignana*
From this day the tour leader will not travel with you anymore. After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to Trapani where you will board the hydrofoil for a trip to Favignana, the biggest of Aegadian islands. Free time, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Favignana boat excursion*
After breakfast, wheather and sea conditions permitting, the day will start with the departure from Favignana harbour, for a relaxing circumnavigation of the island in group excursion. First stop of this group tour by boat will be in Cala Rossa, whose cliff is characterized by wonderful tuff caves surrounded by blue and crystalline waters. Later you will get to Cala Azzurra, famous for its sandy white beach and the most crystalline sea of the island. Join a typical lunch on board and then departure for Cala Rotonda for a swim. Return to Favignana, dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 8: Favignana*
After breakfast, join your free day in Favignana. Take advantage of your free time to discover this beautiful island. Do not miss the chance to have a swim in one of the splendid sea coves or, as an alternative, choose an extra boat excursion to Levanzo. Dinner and overnight in Favignana.
Day 9: Favignana - Trapani*
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel as you proceed to the port by private transfer, to take to hydrofoil to Trapani. After the check in at the hotel, take advantage of your free time to explore the amazing attractions of the city kwnow as the "City of 100 Churches". Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Trapani.
Day 10: Trapani
After breakfast, end of the tour (contact us for an optional private transfer to the airport).
*Please note we will not be responsible for any disruption due to weather and sea conditions concerning all hydrofoil and ferry crossings among the islands.