Self Drive Holidays Sicily


We offer a comprehensive set of services that allow you to discover Sicily in an independent, safe and comfortable way.

It’s often said that Sicily feels like a country of its own. And, with so much on offer, it might as well be.

One moment you could be relaxing on white-sand beaches and the next wandering through the wonders of the ancient world.

There’s everything from the Arab-Norman routes in Palermo to amazing Saltpans and Windmills between Trapani and Marsala, to the Medieval village and delicious almond pastry in Erice, to Agrigento’s thousand-year-old ‘Valley of the Temples’ to Taormina’s mountaintop Roman amphitheatre, with plenty of medieval fascination in between. It’s all criss-crossed by a network of backcountry roads, bringing you along idyllic coastlines and sweeping through verdant vineyards all to the backdrop of Mount Etna’s iconic silhouette.



  • Self-Driving around Sicily – 7 days

    Agrigento, Monreale, Palermo, Piazza Armerina, Taormina
    Self-Driving around Sicily - this 7 days itinerary covers most of the beautiful and famous spots in Sicily making it one of the best road trips in Sicily.
    7 Days
    6 Nights
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    • 7 days
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  • Self-Driving around Sicily – 14 days

    Agrigento, Caltagirone, Cefalù, Erice, Etna, Marsala, Modica, Monreale, Noto, Palermo, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, Salt Way Road, Selinunte, Siracusa, Taormina
    Self-Driving around Sicily - this 14 days itinerary will help you while driving around Sicily and covers most of the beautiful and famous spots in Sicily making it one of the best road trips in Sicily.
    14 Days
    13 Nights
    • Included
    • 14 days
    • As per itinerary
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We will design an itinerary based on your interests and budget.

The first step: getting to know you. Let us know your preferences: your ideal types of accommodations, any sites and cities that you would like to visit, your budget, the length of time that you have, and the pace at which you would like to travel and explore.

Tips, suggestions and directions based on your interests and specific itinerary

Our Roadbooks are produced individually with each client and itinerary in mind.

They include not only a daily itinerary, but also practical advice, helpful tips and suggested stops that we think you will enjoy.

Our “Insiders Guide”

Tour of Sicily has written and produced its own guidebook, which will be included in your tour documents.

While other guide books will provide you with too many options, ours was written by our team, and the included information was selected based on our insiders’ knowledge of Sicily.

We take care of the logistic hassles

After having outlined your tour program, we will make all the necessary reservations:  the charming hotels, the cosiest rooms, the exciting activities and all transportation arrangements.

In addition, we will be here for you to ensure that things go as planned.

Why Visit Sicily?

Here Are Four Good Reasons To Go Now

1. Activities Available all year round

  • Mount Etna Experience – Mt. Etna is an active volcano on the island of Sicily. As the tallest active volcano in Europe at almost 11,000 feet, it’s also one of the most active volcanoes. While in Sicily, take the time to hike this beautiful volcano, which was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
  • Walking Holidays – For centuries people have travelled by foot …whether it is was for a pilgrimage, to visit friends, or simply to be at one with nature. Walking Holidays have had a revival over the last decade and it’s this combination of expertise and excitement about walking as a form of relaxation that has opened a whole new walking world for the 21st century and, yet one that will almost always take you right back in time.
  • Golf – Are you a golf lover? Have you have ever thought about playing golf in the shadow of a volcano, or close to the amazing shore of Mediterranean Sea? Tour of Sicily makes it possible!
  • Yacht Charter – With hundreds of miles of coastline, Sicily is the perfect place to explore by boat. You’ll enjoy Sicilian golden sandy beach as well as lovely bay with black jagged coastlines, in stark contrast to the clearest water you’ve ever seen.
  • Bike Holidays – We handpick the most scenic biking routes from Countryside to the amazing Salt Way road and Windmills. Our biking tour leaders know the least trafficked cycling routes and also the most terrific stops –the trattoria where you can lunch al fresco, the olive three perfect for an independent picnic, the best spot to pick wild blueberries and fresh lemon–.

2. Fabulous Archaeology

Sicily has sometimes been described as an open-air museum because of its numerous archaeological treasures with several locations designated as UNESCO Word Heritage sites. In Siracusa, a powerful city when it was a Greek colony, there are many important ruins like the Temple of Apollo (6th century BC) and the Neapolis Archaeological Park. In Taormina there’s the splendid Greek Theatre dating from the third century BC with magnificent views of the coastline which sent Goethe into a swoon. Sicily’s largest classical-era arena, dating from Roman times, is in Catania. Constructed with brick, marble and lava stone, the amphitheater had a rock-concert-level capacity for 15000 spectators. The Valley of Temples in Agrigento  and the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Amerina about an hour-and-a-half drive from Agrigento, are also must stops. The villa in Casale is a spacious Roman-era dwelling with an extensive collection of 4th century AD mosaics. Its Sala delle Dieci Ragazze shows young athletic women practicing various sports like discus throwing, even weight lifting, wearing what looks like modern-day bikinis.

3. Amazing Wines

Sicily has 23 Denominazioni di Origine (DOC), and one DOCG and can be divided broadly into four geographical regions. Here are the three major regions to know.
Sicilia DOC is a broad, island-wide appellation. It launched in 2011 by a consortium of wine producers who promoted the Sicilia IGT to a DOC. The dozens of wineries participating in the appellation agreed to work in tandem to promote Sicily’s native grapes like Grillo, Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Catarratto as well as the lesser known Inzolia, Grecanico and Perricone.
Etna DOC – More than any other swath of Sicily, Mount Etna’s wines have earned lavish attention over the last few years. The region’s climate is quite different from elsewhere. The mountain’s unique wines earned DOC recognition in 1968.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG – Compared to Etna, Sicily’s southeast corner offers lower elevation and higher temperatures. That makes it prime red wine country and the source of Sicily’s only DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria.
Marsala DOC –  Originally, the fortified wine Marsala was created for the English market by John Woodhouse of Liverpool, together with his companions Ingham and Whitaker in 1773. They were looking for a replacement for the English’s beloved sherry

4. The Best Cuisine 

Sicily’s cuisine with Arab, Greek and Spanish influences.

Invaders came and conquered but brought with them foodstuffs and cooking styles that richly enhanced the local diet.

Ancient Greeks introduced figs, olive trees, artichokes and sheep’s milk cheeses.

Arab settlers added citrus fruits, along with almonds and eggplants, and sweet-sour flavorings known as agrodolce (also favored by ancient Romans) in dishes like pasta with sardines or anchovies, raisins and pine nuts.

The Spaniards contributed the all-important tomato and chocolate.

If you order a Sicilian cassata, it’s like eating your way through history—Arabs, Normans, and Spaniards all influenced the development of this tasty treat made of sponge cake, ricotta, fruit and liqueur.