Sicily for Food & Wine Lovers

8 Days / 7 Nights

Type of travel: Private

Travel theme: Food&Wine; Culture; Lifestyle

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Departure dates: Customizable

Arrival airport: Catania

Departure airport: Palermo

Overnights: Taormina; Syracuse; Palermo

Hotels: 4 and 5 stars classic or boutique 

Min number of participants: 2

 Example Price: 1950 Euro pp*

* based on 2 pax in 4 stars classic hotel

Discover Sicilian culture through its rich cuisine and colorful streetfood

Taste the best Sicilian wines and learn the secrets of its producing

Visit farmhouses to find organic local products: olives, cheeses, tomatoes and more

Learn cooking tricks in typical Sicilian family trattoria

Get an authentic lifestyle experience and feel like you’ve lived in Sicily the whole life

DAY 1 TAORMINA LIFESTYLE, GOURMET & WALKING TOUR 

Upon arrival at Catania airport be greeted by your private driver, who will bring you to your charming hotel in Taormina. Once you are ready, take an easy walk in Taormina city center with your local guide who will meet you in the lobby. Discover the main attractions of the town, its soul and lifestyle, the best places for traditional pastries, ice cream, coffee, food and handicraft shopping and anything else that might be interesting for you. Pass the most important monuments and highlights of Taormina listening the stories of your guide. Have two foodie stops, first in typical bottega for cheeses, salumi, bread, olives and wine tasting. And second in small pastry bar for tasting of typical sicilian sweets, liquors and coffee. After tour enjoy free evening in sparlking Taormina.

Overnight in Taormina (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 2 TAORMINA COOKING CLASS AND LUNCH IN FAMILY TRATTORIA

After breakfast start your foodie experience from the city center with the local guide/chef. Have a visit of Taormina’s Food Market, where local farmers, fishermen and butchers sell their fresh goods. Select products for your class and with personal guidance from your chef learn culinary secrets of cooking homemade bread, pasta, fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style. While eating what Your own hands made, enjoy the taste of local wines. After tour free afternoon and evening in Taormina to relax on picturesque beaches or hang out on your own.

Overnight in Taormina (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 3 ETNA COUNTRYSIDE FOOD&WINE LOVERS TOUR

After breakfast start your “out of beaten path” trip to Mt. Etna with a pick-up from your hotel by local foodie guide. Drive through small typical Etna villages admiring authentic lava stone houses, orange, lemon, olive and almond trees plantations, while listening to charming stories about Sicilian culture, traditions and food. Proceed up until 1000 meters above sea level and discover the breathtaking views of volcanic land. Have a first stop in antique family run winery, where after guided visit of cellars, try volcanic wines with organic etna appetizers in an astonishing lava stone open air amphitheatre. Continue your gastronomic experience to authentic picturesque farmhouse and enjoy the lunch with lots of seasonal antipasti, homemade pasta and typical pastries. Drop off to Taormina and free time.

Overnight in Taormina (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 4 NOTO WALKING TOUR WITH LUNCH AND TRANSFER TO SYRACUSE

After breakfast meet your private driver in the lobby and move to magnificent Noto. Enjoy an easy walk with local guide in town of UNESCO heritage – a jewel of baroque. While walking taste a famous Modica chocolate and sicilian ice-cream with extraordinary taste. After tour visit a family taverna for your fresh lunch. Be transferred to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night.

Overnight in Syracuse (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 5 ORTIGIA FOOD&WINE WALKING TOUR

Meet your foodie local guide when it starts to cool down. Enjoy a walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse old town, and taste fresh fish, typical Sicilian appetizers, homemade Sicilian pastries, fragrant wines and liquors in three different food venues. Eat and drink as locals do. During the tour your guide will share with you a lot about history, culture, lifestyle and gastronomy of the area while passing the most important monuments and little hidden gems of the town. Tour will finish in the heart of Ortigia so after you can still enjoy the town at night.

Overnight in Syracuse (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 6 SYRACUSE WINERY TOUR AND TRANSFER TO PALERMO

After breakfast be picked by your private driver and start the day with visit of ancient winery located in Syracuse countryside and wonderfully structured as a castle. Will be welcomed by the owner, have a guided visit of the cellars and the old millstone. Enjoy a light lunch with local organic products and wine tasting in magnificent courtyard. Appreciate the taste of wines produced in this Syracuse area and discover their difference with Etna wines. After lunch continue to drive around 2,5 hours to reach colorful Palermo. Time to relax and free evening.

Overnight in Palermo (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 7 PALERMO STREETFOOD WALKING TOUR

On this day sample the best of Sicilian streetfood during a 3 hours Walking tour of Palermo. This food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital and includes visit of the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets, tasting five different Sicilian treats along the way — including ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters) and ‘arancine’ (deep-fried rice balls). Pass through Palermo old town and most important highlights listening the stories of your guide. After tour enjoy free evening in Palermo.

Overnight in Palermo (hotel to be chosen)

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE

Breakfast and transfer to Palermo airport

HOTELS:

3 nights in Taormina: 4 and 5 stars classic or boutique

2 nights in Syracuse: 4 and 5 stars classic or boutique

2 nights in Palermo: 4 and 5 stars classic or boutique

TRANSPORT:

Private driver for every transfer incl. airport transfers

MEAL:

8 breakfasts in hotel, 6 lunches and 1 dinner during activities

All other food and wine tastings mentioned in itinerary

ACTIVITIES:

Taormina Gourmet Walking Tour

Taormina Cooking Class

Etna Food&Wine Tour

Noto Walking Tour with Lunch

Ortigia Food&Wine Tour

Syracuse Winery Tour with Lunch

Palermo Streetfood Walking Tour

LOCAL LICENSED GUIDE FOR ALL ACTIVITIES

24 HOURS OF SUPPORT BEFORE AND DURING TRAVEL

RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS AND RESERVATION

EXCLUSIONS:

Entrance fees to monuments

City tax to be paid in hotel

CANCELLATIONS/REFUND:

Prior to 30 days — full refund

Between 29 and 16 days — 50%

Between 15 and 8 days — 30% 

Less than 8 days — no refund

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