Charming Sicily

Charming Sicily

3 nights in Taormina, 4 nights in Palermo

Welcome to Charming Sicily, a land steeped in history, adorned with breathtaking landscapes, and graced with warm Mediterranean hospitality. Embark on a captivating journey that takes you through the highlights of this enchanting island. From the vibrant streets of Palermo to the ancient ruins of Agrigento, the historical wonders of Siracusa and Ortigia, the allure of Taormina, and the majestic presence of Mount Etna, each stop promises a unique and unforgettable experience.
Discover the cultural tapestry woven through centuries of civilizations, explore ancient temples and awe-inspiring amphitheaters, and stroll through charming streets filled with stories of times past. Delight in the rich flavors of Sicilian cuisine, indulge in aromatic wines, and bask in the sun-kissed beauty of the coastline.
Sicily’s timeless charm and captivating diversity will leave you in awe, and its genuine warmth will embrace you like an old friend. Join us on this magical journey of discovery as we unravel the secrets and treasures of Charming Sicily, a Mediterranean jewel that will forever hold a special place in your heart.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Taormina

Day 1: Step into Taormina’s Enchantment Welcome to Catania! From here, embark on a journey to the gem that is Taormina. Nestled on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Ionian Sea, this charming town beckons. Check into your retreat and let the Sicilian allure of Taormina envelop you. Dream away in the heart of this historical paradise tonight.
Overnight in Taormina.

Day 2 : Catania, Siracusa and Ortigia

Explore two captivating Sicilian treasures on this journey. Begin in Siracusa, also known as Ortigia, where ancient streets and a charming waterfront await. Join our expert English-speaking guide for a guided walking tour, uncovering the city’s rich history and captivating stories. Visit the Siracusa archaeological park to explore Greek and Roman ruins with our knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch featuring local delicacies. Then, head to Catania for a special tasting experience, immersing yourself in the city’s authentic flavors. Sample the finest local treats, discovering Catania’s culinary gems.
Overnight in Taormina.


Day 3 : Taormina

In the heart of Taormina, let the echoes of the past enthrall you at the ancient Greco-Roman Theatre, offering panoramic views of the Ionian Sea. Meander through the picturesque Corso Umberto, where boutique shops and quaint cafes await your discovery. Venture just outside the town: be spellbound by the pristine beauty of Isola Bella beach, challenge yourself with a hike on the majestic trails of Mount Etna, or find solace in the refreshing waters of the Alcantara Gorges. Whether it’s history, shopping, or nature, Taormina and its surroundings offer a mosaic of experiences, promising a rich and unforgettable journey.
Overnight in Taormina.

Day 4 : Taormina / Cefalù / Palermo

Meet your driver at your accommodation and transfer to your hotel in Palermo. 
En route stop in Cefalu for an independent discovery.
Cefalù, nestled along the northern coast of Sicily, boasts a captivating blend of history and natural beauty. Its crown jewel is the stunning Norman Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, set against the backdrop of a picturesque coastal town.
Overnight in Palermo.


Day 5 : Best of Palermo Walking Tour

Palermo, rich in culture and history with 8 UNESCO sites, invites you to explore its gems on a 3-hour small group tour, with a delightful local interlude. Traverse the city center’s Baroque and Normann-Arab architecture, including the intriguing Piazza Pretoria, nicknamed Square of Shame, showcasing a remarkable marble fountain adorned with revealing statues. The Praetorian Palace, housing the Town Hall, also graces this plaza. Experience history at the Royal Palace, now the Regional Parliament, and the stunning Palatine Chapel’s golden mosaics. Religious sites like Martorana Church and Palermo Cathedral add depth to the journey. Savor a Sicilian cannolo or granita to complete this cultural and culinary exploration.
Overnight in Palermo.

Day 6 : Erice & Marsala

Escape Palermo’s urban buzz on a day-long small group tour from the Sicilian capital. With an expert escort, explore Erice’s medieval hilltop charm, indulge in local Sicilian cuisine, enjoy wine tasting, and take in Marsala’s Salt Route vistas. Departing in a minivan with a skilled driver and guide, experience Erice’s historic lanes and panoramic viewpoints. Sample a local granita, relish a Sicilian lunch and wine tasting, and journey along Marsala’s captivating salt mills road. Reconnect with Palermo after an enriching, off-island escapade.
Overnight in Palermo. 

Day 7 : Agrigento Temple Valley

Embark on a deluxe day-long excursion from Palermo to discover Agrigento and the Temple Valley, a remarkable archaeological site. Dive into the rich cultural tapestry of this region with Italian-Greek influences. Travel comfortably by minivan with a licensed English-speaking expert guide to explore the awe-inspiring “Valle dei Templi.” Marvel at the majestic Doric-style temples and conclude your day with an exclusive Sicilian dinner. Return to Palermo, savoring every moment of this unforgettable experience.
Overnight in Palermo.

Day 8 : Departure
Breakfast and end of our service