Sicily Grand Tour

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5 Based on 9 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-9528
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Catania, Italy
  • Ends Taormina, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore baroque towns and ancient Greek temples
  • See the impressive Piazza Armerina mosaics
  • Take special tours led by local guides
  • Discover the best sights and towns in Sicily
The "Sicily Grand Tour" starts from Catania and ends in Taormina. It is a local culture trip that takes 15 days taking you through Catania, Palermo, Mount Etna and 8 other destinations in Italy. "Sicily Grand Tour" is a guided small group that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The variety and richness of Sicily’s heritage is unparalleled – nowhere else have the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Spanish and Italians left such an indelible legacy. On this incredible journey, we sample the best Unesco sites, impressive archaeological treasures, quaint villages and diverse landscapes on the island. With so much to see and do, a two-week itinerary is ideal to cover the whole island at a reasonable pace. There is also time to venture into the heart of Sicily, to visit the Unesco-listed mosaics of Piazza Armerina.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start in Catania
  • Day 2: Excursion on Mount Etna; afternoon wine tasting
  • Day 3: Morning sightseeing tour of Catania; afternoon drive to Syracuse and visit archaeological park
  • Day 4: Free day in Syracuse
  • Day 5: Visit the Unesco-listed baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa
  • Day 6: Explore town of Modica; transfer and overnight in Piazza Armerina
  • Day 7: Morning guided visit in Piazza Armerina; see the Unesco-protected mosaics collection of Villa Romana del Casale
  • Day 8: Visit the Valley of Temples in Agrigento and archaeological site of Selinunte
  • Day 9: Explore the island of Mozia by ferry and drive to the hilltop town of Erice
  • Day 10: Half-day walk in Zingaro Nature Reserve; visit Segesta ruins and drive to Palermo
  • Day 11: Morning tour of Monreale and the ‘duomo’; afternoon guided visit to Palermo
  • Day 12: Free day in Palermo for individual sightseeing; drive to the picturesque port town of Cefalù
  • Day 13: Free day in Cefalù
  • Day 14: Transfer to Taormina, visit Greek theatre and free time
  • Day 15: End Taormina
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 1 wine tasting
Transport
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout,Special guided tours in main Unesco sites and cities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visa or vaccinations
  • Local city taxes (approx. €30)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 16 2024
5 - Excellent
Definitely the best of Sicily
We have just completed The Grand Tour of Sicily with the fabulous Titziano guiding us every step of the way. I really felt no stone had been left unturned. We saw and experienced so much on this tour. I had no idea Sicily had so... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 27 2024
5 - Excellent
A trip around Sicily
This trip has been running for several years and the itinerary works well. We felt there was a good balance between organized activities and free time to relax/explore on our own. We enjoyed wandering around Ortigia, Erice and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 14 2022
5 - Excellent
Grand Tour May 7-21 2022
This trip was wonderful, especially after being released from Covid issues. Our guide Tiziano Tomasello was terrific. Very cheerful, helpful in every way. My cousin and I had signed on for the May 2020 trip, which was... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 01 2021
5 - Excellent
We are travelling again!
This was a thoroughly enjoyable trip -- we were lucky to have such fantastic weather in October. The tour offers a great overview of the highlights of Sicily and many ideas for a return visit. We visited both historical and... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sicily Grand Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Sicily Grand Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Sicily Grand Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

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