Embark on an amazing escorted tour around Sicily. From Palermo to Taormina, for an unforgettable journey through the colors and the flavors of a land rich in culture, history, art and natural wonders.
Day 1: Palermo
Independent arrival at the hotel in Palermo. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Segesta - Erice - Salt route (Trapani area) - Palermo
After breakfast, you will depart for Segesta where you will admire the magnificent Doric temple, built between 430 and 420 BC, and the ancient theater, one of the world's best preserved Greek architectural sites, all surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. Next, you will visit the medieval village of Erice on the top of Mount San Giuliano, walking through its narrow, picturesque streets of the center. Lunch on your own. In the early afternoon you reach the Trapani area for a panoramic tour to the famous "Salt Road", where you will admire the windmills and the basins for salt picking, still active today. At the end of the tour, you will head back to Palermo for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Cefalù - Nebrodi Park - Taormina
After breakfast, you will depart for the coastal town of Cefalù, old fishing village, where you will reach the Cathedral, built in Arab-Norman style. With a stroll through the city center you will have the opportunity to admire the medieval wash-house, carved in the rock. Next, you will reach the Nebrodi Park, where you will have lunch with a typical menu with local dishes. After that, you will continue your trip towards Cesarò and Randazzo, visiting the Northern area of the park, famous for its breathtaking natural landscapes. At the end of the day, you will reach Taormina for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Mount Etna (optional) - Taormina
After breakfast, you can choose to spend your morning with some free time or with an optional excursion to the Mount Etna (weather conditions permitting; supplement to be paid on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants), to admire the highest active volcano in Europe. Reaching the top it, from a height of about 1,900 meters, you can enjoy magnificent views on the Gulf and the Ionian Sea. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon you will visit Taormina, the small medieval town founded on the seafront and called, not surprisingly, the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy some free time that you can use for shopping, for continuing your exploration of the coastal town or for visiting the famous Greek-Roman theatre. In conclusion, you will return to the hotel for a farewell dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel in Taormina and end of the tour.
Other tours of Sicily
If you want to discover some other wonders of Sicily, maybe departing from Catania, check-out our exciting 5-days Escorted Tour of Sicily from Catania or, if you want a longer and more intense eXPerience, our 8-days Escorted Tour of the Aeolian Islands, departing from Catania.