Grade

Easy

Hotel Accommodation

Included

Self-Drive Holiday

7 days

Visits

As per itinerary

Licensed Local Guide

Available on Request

Self-Driving around Sicily – 7 days

Season: all year available on request
6 nights/7 days

Palermo (3 nights) Taormina (3 nights)
Hotel Package: First Class Properties
Airline Tickets: not purchased by us

Important: the below route is just an idea. We can customize it based on your real needs and expectations

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Land: Palermo airport – West Side
Leave: Catania airport – East Side

Day 1: Palermo airport > Independent Bus/Taxi/Private Transfer > Town
Day 2: Relax in Palermo
Day 3: Relax in Palermo and Pick-up the car
Day 4: Palermo > Agrigento and Piazza Armerina > Taormina
Day 5: Relax in Taormina
Day 6: Taormina > Etna Volcano > Taormina
Day 7: Taormina > Catania airport > Drop-off the car

Day 1
Palermo airport > Independent Transfer: Town
Welcome in Palermo, to the world’s most conquered city!

Upon arrival to Palermo airport independent transfer to the town by:
-taxi: which is available outside the security area.
-public bus: departure every 0.30 hour. You can buy the ticket on the spot.
-private transfer service: inquiry us

The balance of the day is at leisure to explore the town.
Day 4
Palermo > Agrigento and Piazza Armerina > Taormina
Breakfast at hotel.

Today visit to the Valley of the Temples, one of the main sicilian tourist attractions. If you are doing a Sicily tour, a visit to the valley of the temples should be a “must”, despite the great distances and the long journey times to Agrigento departing from other Sicilian towns.

Book a Private Guided Visit of Agrigento:
https://www.tourofsicily.com/tour/agrigento-walking-tour-with-private-licensed-local-guide/

Walking on the temple hill with the huge doric temples all around us, is an impressive experience.

Later self drive to Piazza Armerina to visit the Roman Villa of Casale.
Originally the property of a powerful Roman family, it dates back to the 4th Century A.D.
This majestic Imperial villa, standing tall in the Province of Enna (perhaps the most “Roman” of places on the Island), is a magnificent rural abode, fascinating, above all, for its captivating mosaics, considered the most beautiful and best-preserved of their kind.

Book a Private Guided Visit of Piazza Armerina:
https://www.tourofsicily.com/tour/piazza-armerina-walking-tour-with-private-licensed-local-guide/

The self-drive continue onto Taormina.
Day 5
Relax in Taormina
Breakfast at hotel.

Today independent visit to one of Italy's most historic holiday resorts, Taormina is a picturesque small town perched on a slope high above the Ionian Sea on the eastern coast of Sicily.

A popular and fashionable destination for well over a century, Taormina's hotels and restaurants are very experienced at welcoming foreign tourists. Many of these are fairly expensive, including some fabulous luxury options.

Close to the site of one of the earliest colonies founded by the Ancient Greeks in Sicily, Taormina became a thriving Greek and then Roman town. The size and elegance of the town cathedral and many of its buildings are evidence of Taormina's moderate prosperity over the centuries. By the end of the 19th century this picturesque and ancient town was already on the tourist trail, with famous visitors including Oscar Wilde, Richard Wagner and Tsar Nicholas II.

Book a Private Guided Walking Tour:
https://www.tourofsicily.com/tours/walking-in-taormina/

Book a Regular Day Tour:
-Taormina Cooking Class
-Taormina Boat Tour

Book a Private Day Tour:
-Taormina Boat Tour
Day 6
Taormina > Etna Volcano > Taormina
Breakfast at hotel.

The last but not the least Sicilian Highlights: Etna Volcano one of most active of the world.
Its impressive size ( more than 3327 meters high with an average basal diameter of 40 km)  overlooks  the whole region.
Its spectacular eruptions and its fiery lava flows, have always aroused the interest of scientists along with the curiosity of visitors from all over the world.

Since 2013 Mount Etna is in the Unesco’s World Heritage List  for its geological peculiarities of planetary relevance.


In relation to the different altitudes and exposure of the slopes, Etna offers a high biodiversity with a rich Mediterranean scrubland and numerous wood species: birches with clear bark, evidence of ancient glaciations,oaksbeechespinesbrooms of Etna and chestnut trees. In the area of Sant’Alfio we find the oldest and largest tree in Europe, the Hundred Horses Chestnut, awarded with the title of UNESCO Messenger of Peace.


If you are active and hiker guy do not hesitate to check our amazing Hiking Tour: Etna Hiking and Descent by the volcano ash


If you want to handle the day tour to the Etna Volcano on your own give a look at our blog: https://www.tourofsicily.com/etna-volcano-in-a-pocket/


In the afternoon self drive back to Taormina.



Day 7
Taormina > Catania airport > Drop-off the car
Breakfast at hotel.

Today self drive to Catania airport. Upon arrival drop the car off and walk to the airport.

Arrivederci!
Included
  • Hotel accommodation as per program
  • Vehicle with air conditioning
  • Visit to vineyards
  • Wine Tastings
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Ascent to the top (Optional service)
  • Beverage and meal not specified
  • City taxes
  • Fee for luggage handling fee at hotel
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Optional Excursions
  • Personal expenses and extra drinks
  • Travel Insurance
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