With this amazing 7 days escorted tour of Sicily, departing from Catania, you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience around the island, discovering all its greatest destinations.
Day 1: Catania
Independent arrival at the hotel in Catania, with a welcome cocktail. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Piazza Armerina - Caltagirone - Catania
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Piazza Armerina in the inland of Sicily, to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale: it is the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch in a local restaurant. Then, proceed to Caltagirone known for its ceramics whose handcrafted production is secular. Free time at your leisure to enjoy the city. At the end of the tour, back to your hotel in Catania. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mount Etna (Honey Tasting) - Taormina - Catania
After breakfast, weather conditions permitting, excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. On the way, you will stop to the village of Zafferana Etnea, "the City of Honey" to visit a factory where they produce honey and taste the precious nectar made by skilled hands. Continue to Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea", located overlooking the sea and the peak of Mount Etna. Lunch in a local restaurant. Free time at leisure to enjoy the city. Individual visit of the fascinating Greek-Roman theatre. At the end of the tour, back to the hotel in Catania. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Syracuse - Noto - Ragusa
After breakfast, depart to Syracuse to visit one of the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. Visit of the archaeological park "Neapolis" (with the famous Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theatre and the Dyonisios "Ear") and visit of the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre (with the Cathedral, which is built on the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary "Fontana Arethusa" and the Temple of Apollo). Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, proceed to Noto, renowned for the harmony and unity of its Baroque style and today declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Then proceed to Ragusa, check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.During high season (from April to October 2019) with an extra cost there will be the possibility to visit Ragusa "Ibla" by night, cradle of Sicilian baroque (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take place with a minimum of participants and depending on the availability).
Day 5: Modica (chocolate tasting) - Agrigento
After breakfast, depart to Modica to visit the city divided into two parts: Modica "Bassa" and "Alta". Here you will have the possiblity to taste the famous chocolate (Xocoatl) made with ancient methods brought to Sicily with Spanish domination. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, proceed to Agrigento to visit the magnificent Valley Of Temples of Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Selinunte (oil tasting and lunch in a farmhouse) - Marsala (visit of a winery and wine tasting) - Palermo
After breakfast, depart to the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean area with the impressive Temples and Acropolis. Then you will stop in a local farmhouse, famous for olive oil production: before lunch, it will be possible to have an oil tasting of local production. Continue to Marsala, a city on the western coast famous for its production of sweet Sicilian wine. Visit to a prestigious winery, where you will enjoy a wine tasting and learn about local production. Proceed to Palermo.Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Palermo
Breakfast and end of the tour.
Other tours to Sicily
If you have less time available, but you still want to visit the beauties of Sicily in the best possible way, don't miss our 5-days tour, departing from Palermo.