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A Selection of Transfer with possibility to include sightseeing along the itinerary to optimize the time during your independent tour of Sicily. The most popular is from Palermo to Taormina with stops at Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and Villa Romana in Piazza Armerina (or viceversa)
Our Small size guaranteed departures escorted tours of Sicily are operated in English only and are a great solution to visit all the major highlights of Sicily. We can offer daily departures of tours with accommodation in first class hotels. All Departures will be guaranteed with minimum of 2 people
Our Independent Tours are private tours of Sicily operated with English speaking driver. These tours are a good solution to visit Sicily not driving your own car and having the opportunity to enjoy the scenary of the landscape and the history of Sicily
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE
This Section will give you the possibility to select some of the activities like: cooking class in Taormina and Palermo as well as Food and Wine Tours or Wine tasting and all type of different activities related with food and gastronomy in Sicily.
Etna Experience give you the possibility to choose the tours from a selection of different activities you can do having Mount Etna, the highest European active Volcano, as main subject for the tour like Etna Jeep Tours, Etna Quad Bikes and others…
Walking Tours are tours operated with licensed guides in the historical cities or in the archaeological area.
We also offer street food tours or special walking tours discovering the highlights of Sicily: The Valley of the Temples, Siracusa and Ortigia, Taormina and the Greek and roman amphitheater ….
"Contacted Tour of Sicily (Tradizione Turismo) to arrange a day trip to my grandparents village of Santa Caterina and to also arrange a land transfer from Palermo to Taormina. Michela responded promptly to my inquiry and to all subsequent questions in regard to planning both trips. In Palermo, my husband and I were escorted by car by Vincenzo who was very professional as well a personable and accommodating at all times. We enjoyed both days very much and would highly recommend planning a visit to Sicily with Tradizione Tursimo."
Paula, State College, Pennsylvania
"My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary by taking all of the children, spouses and grandchildren to Italy for two weeks. The first week was in Sicily, where my family is from. We were recommended to this company by a trusted travel guide who had arranged a Sicilian family reunion in 2005. We flew into Palermo, visited Cefalu, Agrigento, Syracuse and Taormina, and various other smaller places. The transportation (bus and driver) were great, always there and always on time. Our guide was great, very friendly, helpful and knowledgable, and our local guides also were great. The hotels we stayed in in Palermo, Agrigento and Taormina were were wonderful. If I had to criticize anything, it would the welcoming dinner in Palermo, which was not as good as all of the other restaurants that we found on our own. I highly recommend this company for Sicily."
Philip G, Pasadena, California
"This was one of the best parts of our 2 1/2 months in Italy. I’m not usually one to take tours but with two little children a tour seemed like the least painful option. In fact, the tour was brilliant. Our driver, Toni, was very well informed, wonderful and accomodating with the children and just a pleasure to be around. We loved the experience of learning how to make pizza, visiting the salt pans and a winery. Had it not been for the tour, we would have stuck to the famous ruins and never have done these things. I would highly recommend this tour – Sicily and the Sicilians we met were very warm and welcoming."
Melliodora, Melbourne, Australia
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admires the beauty and characteristics of Sicily, warm and welcoming city for all ethnic groups!
Chat & Tour Srl is an authorized Tour Operator, Incoming Department and Incentives Specialist that works on behalf of TRADIZIONE TURISMO.
Tradizione Turismo, our Company has a Full Travel Agency licence, recived from Sicilian Tourist Board Nr. 996/VII/Tur since 30 April 2001
Tradizione Turismo by Chat & Tour S.r.l. is an allied ASTA TOP Member; Has a TID Iata, ENIT allied company; NTA Member, Site Member.
Because we are Sicilian and we know our Land! And for us, clients have a full name, not just a reservation code, meaning we really care about providing you with a personalized, quality experience.
Most Excursions sold on Cruise ships are big group sized and you are herded along with the rest of the group instead of really being able to enjoy the sights.
Our Tours are Private and can all be customized (based on similar Itinerary). You will be able to decide where to spend your time sightseeing, shopping, or beach combing. All with the assistance of your Driver Escort.
Yes and No.
Sicily is a great and amazing island BUT it is full of steps and hills, esecially to view many of the archeaological treasures.
Honestly, it is very difficult for people requiring wheelchair services to enjoy the highlights on our tours. It really is too difficult for them, even if they have an assistant.
You must advise us at the time of booking!
This is the only way to avoid misunderstanding and mistakes for meal choices, that could be potentially dangerous or offensive.
In the Sicilian cuisine, we eat many vegetable dishes, fried food, fish, meat, chicken and pork. We have a wide variety of cuisine and we are usually able to accommodate your special requests while still allowing you to enjoy traditional Sicilian foods.
Italian Law states that we cannot share your personal information about such requests with anybody other than the restaurants with whom we are arranging meal services.
Don’t worry, light lunch doesn’t mean a small panino to get you through the day! In Sicily, where food comes first, a light lunch refers to a 2 course meal with no beverages included while a regular lunch is a 3 course meal with no beverages included. Don’t worry, you won’t go hungry in Sicily!
Tips or Gratuities are never included in our trips.
The suggested amount for the Tour Director is Euros 5,00 per day and for Bus Drivers Euros 2,50 per day. Local Guides usually receive Euro 1,00 per sightseeing.
If you are booking an Independent Tour and you will use a Driver-Escort, please be so kind as to considerer tipping (out of appreciation) based on the efficiency and service you receive.
Gratuities in restaurants are never included in the bill. The Cover charge is not a tip. If paying with credit cards in Italy, please pay your tip separately in cash to the waiter and this should be 10% of the total bill.
The use of public toilets requires a payment to the attendant of Euro 0,30 cents (where applicable). Public toilet charge Euros 0,50 cents.
Do tip taxi drivers about one euro, more if it was a longer trip.
Yes of course. We are able and willing to customize everything you need: Escorted Tours, Independent Tours, Private Tours or Shore Excursions. We can upgrade the properties to luxury or deluxe OR, if you have a low budget, we are able to keep the same itinerary and modify the properties according to your budget and needs. We are here to satisfy you.