Join this 5-Day Sicilian package visiting the picturesque and historical cities of Sicily in the province of Palermo and Trapani. You will travel from the famed Spanish Baroque city of Palermo to Monreale and the coastline of Trapani .
Day 1: Palermo
Welcome to Sicily! Indipendent arrival to Palermo the hotel (upon request and with an extra cost, it is possible to book a private transfer from the airport to the hotel: contact us for more information). Check-in, meeting with other participants. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Palermo – Corleone – Ficuzza – Palermo
After breakfast, enjoy this special day dedicated to one of the famous social phenomena in Sicily: the Sicilian Mafia. Depart to the area of Corleone, in the inland, known for being the place where Mafia phenomena was born but also firmly fought.
There you will participate in a cooking class, learning how to prepare and cook traditional Sicilian dishes (only for who desires to participate to the cooking lesson). You will learn how to make some of the most genuine and well-famed Sicilian dish, of which you will enjoy at lunch.
After lunch, you will be shown the history of the Sicilian Mafia, an interesting lecture on the Mafia given by an English-speaking resident of Corleone, explaining the origins and how the inhabitants have taken to eliminate the organized crime. It will be a fascinating discussion. Back to Palermo. Overnight.
Day 3: Palermo - Monreale – Cefalù (optional) – Palermo
After breakfast, in the morning enjoy a group tour of Palermo: the first stop will be the splendid Quattro Canti (named Piazza Vigliena), meaning the Four Corners is the traditional center of the city. The famed Spanish Baroque square comprises of four Baroque architectural buildings with sculptures illustrating the Four Seasons, Spanish Kings and various patron saints.
Later, you will reach Monreale, situated on the Palatine Hill. It boasts amazing mosaics, which can be admired in the interior of the Cathedral, the most important example of Norman architecture in Sicily, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2015.
The rest of the day will be at your leisure: take an optional excursion to the highly rated picturesque fishing village of Cefalù. Besides named as one of the best beaches in Sicily, this medieval village still retains the old charm of an ancient fishing port. In the evening, enjoy a typical dinner with delectable cuisine and sparkling in a local restaurant. Overnight.
Day 4: Palermo – Marsala – Salt Mills in Trapani – Palermo
After breakfast, start your day with a journey to the sea town of Marsala that was re-discovered by John Woodhouse, an English merchant. Since it is known for its sweet wines, you will visit a wine cellar and sample some Marsala wines thanks to a wine tasting session.
Then drive along the Trapani's coastline and enjoy a Sicilian lunch in a local restaurant. Along the coast from Marsala towards Trapani, you will have the possibility to admire the famous Salt Mills, shimmering heaps of white crystals, red roofed windmills and contained ponds grow in the horizon. Return to Palermo and have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.
Day 5: Palermo
After breakfast, end of the tour. Upon request and with an extra cost, it is possible to book a private transfer from the hotel to Palermo airport: contact us for more information.
Other eXPeriences in Sicily
We also suggest you other eXPeriences in Sicily: the 8-Day escorted Tour of the best of Sicily departing from Catania, the 6-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily, Departing from Catania, the 9-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily departing from Palermo in half board, the 12-Day Tour of Sicily with Rome, Capri, and Amalfi Coast, the 9-Day semi Escorted Tour of Sicily and Eolian Islands, Departing from Palermo and the 8-Day Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Palermo.
- Departure from Palermo
- Corleone, Ficuzza, Monreale, Marsala, Salt Mills Trapani
- End of the tour in Palermo
- Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast for 4 nights
- City taxes
- 3 dinners and 2 lunches
- 1 wine tasting in Marsala
- 1 cooking class in Corleone
- 1 Mafia lecture in Corleone
- Touring by minivan or motor-coach, accordingly to the number of participants
- English-speaking tour leader*
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Porterage in/out in hotels
*Under 7 participants, the trip could be done with English speaking driver/guide
- Tips (optional)
- Beverages during meals
- Meals NOT specified in "Included"
- Entrance fees
- Transfers in/out (upon request, with an extra cost)
- Personal extras
- Any other concept which is not indicated under "Included"
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
The price displayed is the price per person in double room. Contact us for a customized quotation in a individual or triple room.
The itinerary may change due to organizational and technical reasons.
- up to 16 working days before the tour: 100% refund
- from 15 to 8 working days: 25% penalty
- from 7 to 4 working days before the tour: 50% penalty
- from 3 to 1 working days before the tour: 70% penalty
- no show: no refund
Please communicate food allergies at the moment of booking.
ATTENTION: under 7 participants, the trip could be done with English speaking driver/guide.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.