Land: Palermo airport (PMO – Falcone Borsellino International Airport), West Side
Leave: Catania airport (CTA – Fontanarossa International Airport), East Side
Day 1 – LAND: Palermo airport (PMO – Falcone Borsellino International Airport)/Town
Day 2 – Palermo and Street Food Tour
Day 3 – Palermo/Cefalù and Monreale/Palermo
Day 4 – Palermo/Erice, Lunch in an olive oil farmhouse, Salt Way Road/Marsala
Day 5 – Marsala Saltpans, Winery and Turkish Steps/Agrigento
Day 6 – Agrigento and Piazza Armerina/Syracuse
Day 7 – Syracuse AM (visit: Archaeological Park and Ortigia). PM at leisure
Day 8 – Syracuse/Off the Beaten Track: cheese, wine and tuna fishing village/Syracuse
Day 9 – Syracuse/Ragusa, Lunch in a local family and Modica/Taormina
Day 10 – Taormina//Etna Volcano Off Road Experience and Farmhouse/Taormina
Day 11 – Taormina AM. PM at leisure
Day 12 – Taormina/LEAVE: Catania airport (CTA: Fontanarossa International Airport)
Included Licensed Local Guide:
Palermo: full day
Monreale: visit to the Dome
Agrigento: visit to the Valley of the Temples
Piazza Armerina: visit to the Roman Villa of Casale
Syracuse: half day
Taormina: half day
LEGEND AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Routing order may be modified because some experiences are not feasible on Saturday, Sunday and Italian holidays.
ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER ESCORT: an English Speaking Driver Escort is a person specialized to escort you around our amazing island. He/She is able to provide basic historical information and show you the main highlights. The Driver Escort is not a Licensed Local Guide.
LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE: in Italy, and Sicily as well, a Local Guide is a trained, university-educated, trilingual, licensed professional authorized by the Sicilian Tourist Board to lecture at any historical (or archeological) site, museum or Catholic church. They do have an ID-Card with license number, their name and photo to show to the police tourist department if required.
ITALIAN SPEAKING DRIVER: is a chauffeur able to drive from and to the airport or he is hired, in combo with a Licensed Local Guide to move you around the town. The Chauffer has the NCC license, which is an authorization (ID-Card with name and license number) to drive people around. The Chauffeur has no competence to provide tours.
HALF DAY AND FULL DAY: Half day excursion is approximately 3 to 4 hours. Full day excursion is approximately 7 hours. Excursions are always in accordance with the itinerary and route.
ADMISSION FEES: The price of this tour does not include Admission Fees which are approximately 10 euro per person per entrance. The Admission Fees are due to visit monuments and archaeological sites. The fees are payable on the spot. We do not invoice this amount because paying this fee in advance does not give priority to skip the line. The line in Sicily are easy to handle and are not too long.
ACCOMMODATION: the hotel accommodation is not included in this package. We do have deals with different style of properties from 3 to 4 star rating to first class, boutique, deluxe and up to 5 star luxury. We will be pleased to provide an offer for the hotel package as soon as we have your travel dates and style of rating you are looking for.
CITY TAXES OR TOURIST TAX: The offer does not include city taxes which have to be paid directly to the hotel during check out.
LEGEND USED: L Light Lunch S Snack D Dinner TBA To Be Advised
AIR FARES: air fares are not included in this package. We will be pleased to provide costs and solutions on request after having received from you a few important information: flights plan or point of departure, travel dates, your full name in the same format that appears in your passport (family name/first name + second first name) and date of birth.
PRIVATE TOUR: enjoy Sicily individually: a trip with private guide allows a particularly exclusive and intense insight into the country and unique encounters with the locals. In private trips we place special emphasis on uniqueness. Our partner hotels are selected carefully, we try to avoid large hotel chains and give preference to Boutique Hotels. We create custom-made trips to destinations of your choice. You may want to travel either along the classic archaeological route or having a mix of the most important local highlights combined with the delicious olive oil and wines … hiking the volcano, enjoy cooking classes, experience the local life with lunch in picnic style with locals, visiting villages off the beaten track …. If you wish to live the island indulging your senses in the local gastronomy …. we do it! With tailor-made, privately run tours you determine the mix of destinations: let us know your interests and expectations and we will create something special and memorable, an unforgettable experience of Sicily designed thanks to the conjunction between your needs and our reliable experience!
Your customized trip to Sicily:
-No more participants and therefore no adaption to others
-Individual support by your Sicilian local expert
TOUR CODE: BEST12