Day 1: Arrival at Palermo
It is time to start the unforgettable self-drive tour of Sicily, a unique Italy experience that will make you completely fall in love with this beautiful island. You arrive at the airport in Palermo and proceed to the car rental office to start the tour.
The entire day is free to explore Palermo, filled with architectural and cultural heritage. Discover the attractions of Palermo and get a taste of the Sicilian cuisine.
Day 2: Palermo, Monreale and Mondello
The second day of the full Sicily experience, you will continue to visit the sights of Palermo, including the amazing Arab-Norman Cathedral in Monreale, the astonishing Chiesa della Martorana or the splendid Capella Palatina inside the Norman Palace, as well as many others.
In the afternoon, after the visit of the Norman Cathedral of Monreale, one of the most beautiful and impressive sights of the world, you can enjoy a pleasant walk along the Mondello seafront, a seaside resort close to Monreale, filled with beautiful villas, bars and restaurants where you can have a traditional dinner.
Day 3: Segesta, Erice and Trapani
Continuing with the enchanting adventure into Sicily, you will explore the westernmost part of the island, visit Segesta and the superb Solitario Temple, one of the best preserved Doric temples. Next, you will drive to the medieval village of Erice, an authentic destination with charming alleys and craft shops, built on top of Monte San Giuliano.
After the tour of Erice, you will also visit the Trapani salt pans, the mills and the Salt Museum.
Day 4: Mothia Island and Marsala
The 10 day tour of Sicily continues with the visit of Mothia Island, located in the Marsala Lagoon.
An ancient Phoenician colony, the island of Mothia features an exceptional cultural heritage, including the Villa of Whitaker or the House of Amphorae. In the afternoon, you can explore Marsala and its architectural heritage with colorful features.
Optionally, you can enjoy a guided tour and wine tasting in a local cellar. Overnight in Marsala.
Day 5: Selinunte and Agrigento
This day will start with a tour of Selinunte, an enchanting ancient Greek city, located in a splendid location along the Mediterranean Sea, admiring the ancient acropolis ruins inside the largest archaeological park of Europe.
After Selinunte, you will continue towards Agrigento with a possible stop at one of the charming villages along the coast: Sciacca, Eraclea Minoa, Porto Empedocle. You can also visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Optionally, there are also guided tours available in Selinunte and the Valley of the Temples.
Day 6: Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone and Ragusa
The exceptional self-drive 10 days tour of Sicily will also include a visit of Piazza Armerina, where you can admire the splendid ancient Roman mosaics inside the Villa Romana del Casale, include in the UNESCO heritage. The experience continues with a short visit of Caltagirone, located in central Sicily and known for the handmade pottery. In the afternoon, explore splendid Ragusa, with its extraordinary Sicilian Baroque architecture.
Day 7: Modica, Noto and Siracusa
This spectacular Sicily experience will also include other amazing destinations, like the Baroque jewel of Modica, also part of UNESCO heritage for its baroque architecture. The journey continues with a tour of Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque style, where you can visit the splendid Palazzo Nicolaci and other astonishing sights of the city center. The day will end with a visit of Syracuse, the most beautiful Greek colony in Sicily. Here, you can explore the Archaeological Park of Syracuse, admire the white cathedral of Ortigia Island or the Fountain of Arethusa.
Day 8: Catania and the Cyclops Riviera
There have been many wonderful places you have seen in this exquisite self-drive tour of Sicily, but there are still many more to discover, including a tour of Catania, with its spectacular center. You will admire the most fascinating attractions of Catania, including Piazza del Duomo, the Old Fish Market, Via Crociferi, Piazza Universita, the Monastery of St. Benedict and many more. In the afternoon, you can further explore the idyllic Cyclops Riviera.
Day 9: Etna and Taormina
The ending of the amazing tour of Sicily is near and this special day will be dedicated to discovering the imposing Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have the chance to visit the Silvestri Craters, the local honey producers and many other wonders. In the afternoon, you could visit the enchanting town of Taormina, one of the most beautiful places in Sicily. You can visit the Greek Theater, the ancient Cathedral of the Corvaja Palace.
Day 10: End of tour
It is the last day of the fascinating self-drive tour of Sicily, a journey into the heart of this astonishing island. Departure to the airport, car drop-off and end of services.