2025 : Classic Sicily

8 Days/7 Nights

8 Day Tour

Immerse yourself in ancient history and culinary delights as you discover Palermo's vibrant streets, ancient ruins in Agrigento, Taormina's coastal charm, and the majesticlandscapes of Mount Etna.

Trip Highlights:

  • Messina Cathedral
  • Palermo Walking Tour
  • The Godfather Villages
  • Winery Tour and Lunch at Tenuata San Michele

    Hotels:

  • NH Palermo
  • Baia di Ulisse Hotel
  • Eurostars Monte Tauro
  • Call (281) 438-1139 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503546

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1PalermoPalermo Arrival & Welcome Dinner : Meet your guide at 5 PM and join your fellow travelers for a welcome drink and dinner at your hotel in Palermo, Sicily's capital city. A fascinating city rich in cultural treasures, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the 5th century BC, and its streets tell tales of settlements and conquests by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and more. (D)
    Day 2PalermoPalermo Walking Tour & Monreale Cathedral : Take a guided tour of Monreale Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of the city; it's a fascinating blend of Byzantine, Arab and Norman styles. Return to the heart of Palermo for a walking tour to see grand piazzas, ornate castles and churches, and bustling markets. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to savor the city at your own pace. (B)
    Day 3AgrigentoBaglio Elena Agriturismo & Cantine Pellegrino : Explore Sicily's culinary delights during a visit to Trapani on the west coast, including a farm-to-table lunch with music at Baglio Elena Agriturismo. Drive through the mesmerizing salt flats, where the mineral is still harvested by traditional methods used by the Phoenicians. At the renowned Cantine Pellegrino in Marsala, tour and taste their fortified wines. Arrive in Agrigento for dinner at your seaside hotel. (B, D)
    Day 4TaorminaValley of the Temples & Taormina : Step back into ancient times as you explore one of the great achievements of antiquity and one of the largest archaeological sites in the world: the Valley of the Temples. Built by the ancient Greeks to worship their gods, this UNESCO World Heritage site stands in haunting testimony to the power and influence of the Greek Empire. Continue your journey to Taormina, your base for the next three nights. Dine in your hotel this evening and perhaps watch the sun set behind Mount Etna. (B, D)
    Day 5TaorminaTaormina Walking Tour & Godfather Villages : Delve into the charm of Taormina, a beautiful city beloved by visitors for centuries. Take a walking tour to see the Greek and Roman monuments, medieval palazzos, Baroque fountains, and public gardens. Enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, explore the villages showcased in "The Godfather". Return to Taormina for an evening free to dine and explore as you wish. (B)
    Day 6TaorminaMount Etna Tour & Wine Tasting : Today you'll explore life on the side of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Savor the sweetness of honey with a visit to Oro d'Etna, where tireless bees collect nectar from the blooms of nine types of trees, including orange, lemon, thyme, and chestnut. Drive through stunning volcanic landscapes to Silvestri, where you can walk around a crater and admire the spectacular views. Continue to Tenuata San Michele for a winery tour with lunch and tastings. The winery offers enchanting views from its hillside perch, and its grapes are grown in mineral-rich volcanic soils. Return to Taormina for an evening free to dine and explore as you wish. (B, L)
    Day 7CefaluMessina Cathedral - Cefalu : Arrive in Messina for a walking tour exploring the historic center with its wonderful art and architecture. Visit the splendid cathedral and learn of its turbulent thousand-year history. Take free time for lunch. Continue your journey to Cefalu for a stroll around the medieval village before visiting a local restaurant for a farewell dinner of authentic Sicilian cuisine. Return to Palermo for your final night. (B, D)
    Day 8PalermoTour Ends in Palermo : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/21/2025$2,195.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    04/04/2025$2,845.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    04/25/2025$2,845.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    05/09/2025$3,245.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    05/23/2025$3,245.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    06/06/2025$3,345.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    06/20/2025$3,345.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    07/04/2025$3,295.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    09/12/2025$3,545.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    09/19/2025$3,545.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    10/10/2025$3,395.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    10/24/2025$3,095.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    11/07/2025$2,195.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    12/05/2025$2,095.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Palermo to PalermoQuote
    Lodging
    NH Palermo
    Baia di Ulisse Hotel
    Eurostars Monte Tauro

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    • 2025 : Classic Sicily

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      8 Day TourImmerse yourself in ancient history and culinary delights as you discover Palermo's vibrant streets, ancient ruins in Agrigento, Taormina's coastal charm, and the majesticlandscapes of Mount Etna.

     
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