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Best of Sicily
Catania to Catania
Duration: 8 days
Tour code: EIBS

Highlights

Visit UNESCO Heritage-listed Baroque cities, see stunning cathedrals and perfect piazzas, taste what makes Sicily special with delicious food and wine, climb Mt Etna for the best views of the island, sip espresso and devour gelato in small villages.

If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Sicily” is "The Godfather” we’re here to expand your horizons. Sicily is a very different Italian experience, and we're excited to introduce it to you — everything from UNESCO Heritage Sites and stunning cathedrals to the majestic Mt Etna. This trip moves at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun activities and free time — plus incredible cuisine, of course. Find out why Sicily is one of Italy’s true hidden gems.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Public bus, train, private van, walking.

Accommodation

Standard hotels (6 nts), farmhouse (1 nt).

Included activities

Hands-on: Wine Tasting, Ragusa Hands-on: Chocolate Tasting, Modica Hands-on: Cheese Tasting, Scicli. Short orientation walk in Palermo. Walking tour of the city. Cathedral visit (Monreale). Orientation walk of Ragusa. Historic centre visit in Modica. Scicli visit. Free time in Syracuse. Mt Etna hike. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Catania
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Catania - Palermo
Visit the local fruit and fish market in Catania before travelling to Palermo. Enjoy an orientation walk and savour a streetfood lunch.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Fruit and Fish Market Visit, Orientation Walk, Palermo Walking Tour

Optional activities: Catacomb of the Capuchins Visit

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 3
Palermo
Visit Monreale and check out the beautiful views of La Conca d'Oro Valley. Visit the Norman cathedral before enjoying a free afternoon back in Palermo.

Transport: Local bus, Local bus

Included activities: Cathedral of Monreale Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Palermo - Ragusa
Travel to Ragusa and take an orientation walk of the old town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Baroque architecture. Enjoy an included wine tasting with local snacks.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Wine Tasting

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Ragusa - Siracusa
Head to Modica, famous for its Aztec chocolate and Baroque architecture. Visit the historic centre and enjoy a chocolate tasting, a cheese tasting, and a light lunch. Travel to Scicli and opt to see the Church of San Matteo before continuing on to Siracusa (Syracuse).

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Modica Historic Centre Visit, Chocolate Tasting, Scicli Visit, Cheese Tasting

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 6
Siracusa - Randazzo
Enjoy a free morning in this UNESCO-listed Greco-Roman seaside city. Opt to visit the historic centre, marvel at the ruins, visit the Duomo, or laze on the beach. In the afternoon, drive to Randazzo. Stay in a farmhouse and enjoy a local dinner.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Ortigia Visit
  • Greek Ruins Visit

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 7
Randazzo - Catania
Visit famous Mt Etna. Hike the south side past lava flows for a dramatic view. Opt for a more strenuous trek with a local guide (weather permitting). Continue on to Catania.

Included activities: Mount Etna Hike

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Catania
Depart at any time.

Meals: breakfast

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