8-Days Winter Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Palermo

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8-Days Winter Escorted Tour of Sicily, departing from Palermo

Take advantage of this 8-days tour to visit the most beautiful and charming cities in Sicily, for a fantastic journey steeped in the history and nature of the island. Get ready to experience the wonders of places like Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, Agrigento and other popular Sicilian destinations.

Discover Sicily and the most beautiful cities in 8 fun-filled days
Visit incredible destinations, such as Palermo, Catania, Syracuse and much more
Enjoy the natural scenery of Sicily, from the Mount Etna to the coastal landscape of Cefalù and Taormina
Learn about the rich culture and ancient traditions of Sicily with this tour
Take the opportunity to taste the delicious dishes of the Sicilian cuisine

With this amazing 8-days tour you will visit all the beautiful most beautiful destinations in Sicily, and you will have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural, historical and natural heritage of this magical Mediterranean island.

Day 1: Palermo

You will meet your escort guide in Palermo, greeted by a welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in Palermo.

Day 2: Cefalù - Castelbuono - Catania

After breakfast, you will depart for the coastal town of Cefalù, where you will visit the Cathedral after a walk through the city center, rich in historical ruins, such as the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Next, you will proceed to the medieval village of Castelbuono, on the slopes of the Madonie: here, you will stop at a local bakery to taste the typical Sicilian products. After the lunch in a farm, you will move toward Catania through the Madonie Natural Park. In the evening, dinner and overnight in Catania.

Day 3: Syracuse - Noto - Catania

After breakfast, you will travel to Syracuse, the most beautiful of the former Greek colony, where you’ll visit the Neapolis archaeological park: here you will find the famous Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theatre and the legendary "ear" of Dionysus. After that, you visit Ortigia, the small historic center of Syracuse, where you will admire the Cathedral, built on the site of the Temple of Minerva, the wonderful "Fountain of Arethusa" and the Temple of Apollo. After the lunch at a local restaurant, you will proceed to Noto, one of the most beautiful baroque cities in the island, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In conclusion, you’ll return to Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Mount Etna - Taormina

After breakfast, you depart for a trip to Mount Etna: through the fascinating landscape of the highest active volcano in Europe, you’ll reach a height of about 1,900 meters, admiring splendid views. After the lunch at a restaurant on the mountain, you will continue to Taormina, a town founded in front of the sea and called, not surprisingly, the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous greek-Roman Theatre. At the end, return to Catania for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Catania - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento

After breakfast, you will reach Piazza Armerina where you’ll visit the Villa Romana del Casale, which houses the largest collection of late Roman mosaics in the world, declared a UNESCO World Heritage. Next, you’ll reach Agrigento for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological site characterized by the exceptional state of preservation of its temples, including the Temple of Concord. At the end, dinner and hotel accommodation.

Day 6: Selinunte - Segesta - Palermo

After breakfast, you’ll depart for the archaeological park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean. For lunch, you'll reach a local farm, famous for the production of olive oil, where you will have the chance to taste it. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the archeological area of Segesta. Next, you will move to Palermo for the accommodation in a downtown hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Mount Pellegrino - Palermo - Monreale

After breakfast, free time in the morning or excursion (optional) to the Monte Pellegrino, the most famous mountain in Palermo, where you will visit the shrine of Santa Rosalia, venerated saint of the city. From the top of the mountain, you can admire the whole Conca d'Oro, the plain on which lies Palermo. You will conclude the morning discovering one of the most colorful historical markets of Palermo, the "Capo Market". Return to the hotel for lunch. In the early afternoon, departure to Monreale where you will admire the Cathedral, famous for its Byzantine mosaics, and the cloister of the Benedictines, with its Moorish architecture. At the end of the day, you will enjoy a panoramic tour through the historic center of Palermo, where you will admire the Quattro Canti, the Opera House and Piazza Pretoria. Dinner and overnight in Palermo.

Day 8: Palermo

Breakfast at the hotel and end of the tour.

Other tours to Sicily

If you prefer to relax in the most beautiful crystal-clear waters of Sicily, immersed in enchanting landscapes, check-out our 8-days tour of the Aeolian Islands, departing from Catania.

  • Palermo
  • Cefalù – Castelbuono – Catania
  • Syracuse – Noto – Catania
  • Mount Etna – Taormina
  • Catania – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento
  • Selinunte – Segesta – Palermo
  • Mount Pellegrino – Palermo – Monreale
  • Palermo
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8)
  • Transportation by bus or minivan
  • Tour escort
  • Local guides
  • Headsets
  • Food tastings (liquors, chocolate, cookies) in Castelbuono
  • Olive oil tasting in Selinunte
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Beverages
  • City taxes (to be paid directly at each hotel)
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


Please note that 30th December departure requires a 110 € supplement per person for New Year's Eve Dinner and celebration in Palermo. 
This tour is only available from November to March, with fixed departures.
The cancellation policy for this tour is:

  • up to 15 working days before the departure: no penalty
  • from 14 to 8 working days before the departure: 25% penalty
  • from 7 to 4 working days before the departure: 50% penalty
  • from 3 to 1 working days before the departure: 70% penalty
  • no shows: 100% penalty
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.