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SPECTACULAR SICILY

The complete Sicilian experience, from Mount Etna to the markets of Palermo
Starts AtPalermo
Ends AtSiracusa
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtPalermo
Ends AtSiracusa
Duration10 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

See the best of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, at a slow pace – in keeping with the local rhythm of life. Over 10 days, you’ll savour the sights and sounds of southern Italy, with plenty of pit stops for gelato and limoncello. You’ll go on a fascinating trip to the Aeolian islands for close encounters with smoking volcanoes and hot springs, and take a 4x4 ride across the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna. A Sicilian cooking workshop and street food tour will help you immerse yourself in the local cuisine, while culture and ancient history abound in Taormina and the baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Modica. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

View of Volcano Island from Quattrocchi, Lipari Island
Vegetables for sale in Syracuse market
Volcanic eruption at Stromboli volcano, Eolian Islands
Off-roading on Mount Etna
View from Kalura Sporthotel into Kalura Bay near Cefalu, Province of Palermo, Sicily

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Whip up an authentic Sicilian feast in Palermo
  • 2
    Hop between the Aeolian islands, including Panarea and Stromboli
  • 3
    Watch lava erupt from a volcanic crater
  • 4
    Bounce across the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, via 4x4
  • 5
    Explore the seaside towns of Cefalu, Lipari and Ortigia
  • 6
    Learn to cook Sicilian cuisine and lunch at an agriturismo
  • 7
    Admire the baroque architecture of the Val di Noto region
  • 8
    Hike a Roman trail through the Madonie mountains
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Eight nights premium hotel accommodation
  • One night boutique hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Nine breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Palermo walking tour
  • Sicilian cooking class
  • Guided Madonie mountains hike
  • Stromboli and Panarea tour
  • Mount Etna 4x4 tour
  • Ragusa, Noto and Modica tour
  • Ortigia walking tour
  • Market tour with tastings

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

        Accommodation

        Hotel Porta Felice (or similar)

        At the heart of the city, Hotel Porta Felice is just steps from the shops, theatres and restaurants of Palermo. When you’re ready to retreat and relax, this elegant bolthole features a spa with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

        Artemis Hotel (or similar)

        You’re just moments from the Tyrrhenian Sea when you stay at this traditional hotel in Cefalù. When you’re not sea gazing, enjoy the solarium with its fitness room and jacuzzi. And once you’re done, head to the mini archaeological site with artefacts from the fourth-century BCE.

        Hotel Bougainville (or similar)

        The rustic charm of this Mediterranean villa is enhanced by modern amenities such as an outdoor pool with two large jacuzzis. Many of the spacious rooms here have their own balconies overlooking the sea. Take breakfast on the elevated terrace.

        Grand Hotel Villa Politi (or similar)

        Experience one of the most historic hotels in Sicily when you stay at Villa Politi. Royalty and Sir Winston Churchill have stayed here and now it’s your turn. There’s much to explore, including a curving outdoor pool, two grandiose restaurants, and a bar named after Sir Winston. 

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com