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Sicily discovery tour

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An historical journey by car through the Ages
Experience the unique character of Sicily with a mix of walking and sightseeing. The greatest Greek temples the finest Roman mosaics, World Heritage baroque palaces, ancient stone hilltop villages , blue see and natural reserves are just some of the great spots you will discover during this tour around marvellous Sicily.

Highlights:
- The costal scenery and the windmills near Trapani.
- Syracuse and the charming Ortigia
- The monuments and the colourful local markets in Palermo

Daily itinerary

 

CataniaDay 1: Arrival
Arrival at Catania. Pick up the rental car and drive to your beautiful farmhouse. Dinner and overnight stay near Catania. Meals (D)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
c Taormina mareDay 2: Etna-Taormina
In the morning time to relax and enjoy the swimming pool. Late in the morning, visit to a wine estate in Etna where a wine tasting and a light lunch will be served. In the afternoon, drive to Taormina. Taormina has remnants of the Greeks and Romans, a fine medieval quarter and castle ruins, and modern shops and restaurants. Overnight stay in a farmhouse near Giarre. Meals ( B)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
siracusa duomoDay 3: Syracuse
In the morning drive to Syracuse and meeting with a private guide for a half day tour. Visit the famous Archaeological park and walk through the lovely white streets of Ortigia. In the afternoon drive back to your farmhouse. Dinner and overnight stay . Meals ( B-D)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
agrigentoDay 4: Agrigento
In the morning drive to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. A few miles away from the modern town, on a southern lower ridge, are still sited the great temples of the ancient city, surrounded by almond groves and ancient olive trees. After the visit , you will drive to Marsala. Check in at a charming Relais surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Dinner and overnight stay near Marsala. Meals ( B-D)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
ericeDay 5: Trapani and Erice
A day to enjoy and discover the beautiful landscapes around Trapani. Follow the famous Salt Route, famous for the picturesque wind mills. In the afternoon , you can wandering through the narrow alleys and cobbled streets of Erice, returning to the medieval period when the town was founded. Drive back to your accommodation and overnight stay . Meals ( B)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
palermoDay 6: Palermo
In the morning drive to Palermo. The regional capital of Sicily, is one of those cities with its own very distinct, almost tangible atmosphere, a place of mystery where reality often outperforms the traveller's imagination and preconceived stereotypes. Enjoy your day walking in the central streets and visiting the colourful local markets. Overnight stay in hotel*** Palermo. Meals ( B)structure-separateur-horizontal-dot
palermo2Day 7: Palermo
In the morning drive a few kilometres outside of Palermo. In a typical noble country residence , located in the heart of Sicilian land surrounded by an amazing landscape and entirely free from any sort of pollution, you will take part in a special cooking class. You will discover the secrets of traditional Sicilian cuisine , prepared with ingredients seasonally farmed on the estate. In the afternoon drive back to Palermo to enjoy your last night in Sicily. Overnight stay in hotel ***Palermo. Meals ( B-L)


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Day 8:
Departure

Drive to the airport and drop off the rental car. Departure ( B)

Note: B (Breakfast); L(lunch); D (dinner)

Accommodation :
- 3 nights in farmhouses*** in Giarre
- 2 nights in a Relais **** in Marsala
- 2 nights in hotel *** in Palermo

Included:
- Rental car from day 1 to day 8
- Accommodation as described in the program, with breakfast included
- 3 dinners included
- 1 wine tasting with light lunch ( day 2)
- Half day guided tour in Syracuse ( day 3)
- cooking class with lunch ( day 7)
- Maps, road book and assistance in case of emergency

Not included:
- lunches ( except day 2 and 7)
- dinners not included in the program ( except days 1-3-4)
- Beverage
- Tourist taxes
- Museum entrances
- Ferry to Mozia Island
- Car parking
- Gasoil
- All not mentioned under the heading " included"
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Location Sicily

italia Sicilia

Trips note: MOTSICW4TI

Destination: Sicily
Travel Style: Self-guided Walking holiday
Interest: Drive & Hike; Wine & Gastronomy
Comfort: Charming
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Departures: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Group size: from 1 person
Airport: Catania or Palermo