This 6-days group tour will give you the chance to visit some of the best locations in Sicily with the comfort of a pre-arranged package. You will meet your tour leader at the hotel in Catania on the first day and then you will be ready to start your vacation through Taormina, Mount Etna, Noto, Syracuse and much more, to end the tour in Palermo on the day 6.
Day 1: Catania
Prepare for one of the most exciting adventures in the marvelous island of Sicily: this group tour from Catania to Palermo will be a great eXPerience to discover the best that this destination has to offer. Arrive independently to the hotel in the charming city of Catania (contact us for an optional private transfer from the airport). In the evening you will meet your tour-leader and your travel companions. Dinner and pvernight in hotel.
Day 2: Syracuse- Noto-Catania
Following the breakfast, you will begin the day with a tour of Syracuse and its ancient Greek treasures. You will visit the ancient Greek city of Neapolis, today a vast and fascinating archaeological park, where you can discover a piece of history that is beautifully preserved, along with the Greek Tehatre and the Roman Amphiteatre.
You will then visit the small historic centre of Syracuse, which is the small island of Ortigia, where you will have the chane to stroll around the elegant alleys. After free time for lunch (NOT included), your tour of Sicily will continue with a visit of Noto town, world famous for its amazing architecture, especially the Arab - Normann Cathedral, that can best be admired in the town center. Then you will visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, beautiful noble residence in Baroque style before returning to Catania. Dinner and hotel in Catania.
Day 3: Etna-Taormina-Catania
After breakfast, the day will start with a wonderful eXPerience, a tour of the Etna volcano, and the tallest in Europe, included in the UNESCO natural heritage. You will have the chance to walk on its inactive cones, admiring the otherworldly landscapes. Next, we will visit a beekeeping farm located nearby, learning more about the process of making delicious honey products.
The Sicily eXPerience continues with a visit to Taormina, where you will have a traditional lunch in a restaurant where you will also get to watch an interesting cooking show. Then u will continue with the most beautiful attractions of Taormina, as well as several crafts shops. The day will end with a transfer back to Catania, following the spectacular Riviera dei Ciclopi, an opportunity to see the true beauty of Sicily. Dinner and hotel in Catania.
Day 4: Catania-Cefalu-Palermo
After breakfast, the day starts with a tour of historical center of Catania, included in the UNESCO World Heritage, where most of the attractions can be found. Catania is a fascinating city, with many things to see, like the beautiful Cathedral, University Square, Via dei Croficeri, Saint Benedict Monastery and others. You will admire all of these and immerse into the atmosphere of the cuty. There will be time for a break in a local bar to taste the famous Sicilian granita with brioche.
After free time for lunch (NOT included), you will join a tour of Cefalu, a medieval gem set on the coast, with narrow cobblestone streets and old cathedrals, relaxed cafes and architectural treasures. The unique Sicily tour will conclude towards Palermo for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Monreale-Palermo
After breakfast, you will move towards Monreale, to have a tour of its huge Arab-Norman Cathedral, famous all over the world and part of Unesco Heritage. Later on, return to Palermo to have a proper visit of this fantastic city. Walking around the city centre, you will feel the charme of the architecture that has been influenced by many cultures in the past: join the amazing Martorana Church to the Cappella Palatina.
On the way, you will have a stop for a food surprise in a local bakery. After free time for lunch (NOT included), take the chance to keep exploring the city centre on your own, with the Teatro Massimo and the Fountain in Pretoria Square. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Palermo
After breakfast, end of the tour (contact us for an optional private transfer to the airport).
More escorted tours in Sicily
If you are loooking for an all-inclusive vacation package in Sicily, have a look at the 9 days escroted tour departing from Palermo or the 6 days escorted tour of the Eolian islands.