Sicily Food & Wine Tour

Sicily Food & Wine Tour

8 Days / Small Group / Fixed Departures

Price: € 1695 PP Book Now

Sicily Food & Wine Tour program

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.

Type of travel: Shared / Scheduled
Travel theme: Food; Culinary; Culture; Lifestyle
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Arrival airport: Catania
Departure airport: Palermo
Overnights: Taormina; Syracuse; Palermo
Hotels: 4 Stars centrally located
Transportation: Mercedes minivan
Number of participants: 2-8
Price: 1695 Euro pp
Suppl for single room: 430 Euro
Discount: 10% applied for groups of 4 and more
DAY 1 TAORMINA LIFESTYLE, GOURMET & WALKING TOUR
Upon arrival at Catania airport be greeted by your driver, who will bring you to your charming hotel in Taormina. Once it starts to cool down, 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 three foodie stops, first in family trattoria for fish selection and white wines, second in typical bottega for cheeses, salumi, bread, olives and red wine tasting. And third in small pastry bar for tasting of typical Sicilian sweets, liquors and coffee. After tour enjoy free evening in sparkling Taormina.
Overnight in Taormina (Hotel Ariston**** or similar)

DAY 2 TAORMINA COOKING CLASS & 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 Ariston**** or similar)

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 Ariston**** or similar)

DAY 4 NOTO WALKING TOUR WITH LUNCH IN MARZAMEMI
After breakfast meet your private driver in tfront of Your hotel at 10.00am 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 move towards Marzamemi an astonishing typical Sicilian fisherman's village on the seaside to have Your sea lunch in a family trattoria. Be transferred to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night.
Overnight in Syracuse (Hotel Gargallo*** or similar)

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 Gargallo*** or similar)

DAY 6 SYRACUSE WINERY TOUR & TRANSFER TO PALERMO
After breakfast, be picked by your driver to start the day with visit of ancient winery located in Syracuse’s 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 Garibaldi**** or similar)

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 of five different Sicilian treats along the way — including ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters) and ‘arancine’ (deep-fried rice balls). Pass through Palermo old town and the most important highlights listening the stories of your guide. After tour enjoy free evening in Palermo.
Overnight in Palermo (Hotel Garibaldi**** or similar)

DAY 8 DEPARTURE
Breakfast and transfer to Palermo airport
HOTELS:
3 nights in Taormina: Hotel Ariston**** or similar
2 nights in Syracuse: Hotel Gargallo*** or similar
2 nights in Palermo: Hotel Garibaldi**** or similar

TRANSPORT:
All transportation with A/C 8 seats Mercedes minivan

MEAL:
8 breakfasts in hotel, 6 lunches and 1 dinner during activities
All other food and wine tastings mentioned in Itinerary

SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES:
Taormina Gourmet Walking Tour
Taormina Cooking Class
Etna Food&Wine Lovers Tour
Noto Walking Tour with Lunch in Marzamemi
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 YOUR TRAVEL

RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS AND RESERVATION

EXCLUSIONS:

City tax to be paid in hotel
Every Monday from April 1st until October 31st
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

Please Note: due to extraordinary period the restricted working conditions and the enormous impact on the travel industry, time to issue a refund may take up to 6 months. We are working hardly through all upcoming bookings in order of departure date. Thank You for Your patience and understanding.

“A great trip that combines best Sicilian highlights with delicious food & wine”