Sicily

9 days, 8 nights

Private

From €4,150 per person

Abounding in ancient Greek temples, majestic seaside and rugged landscapes, the island of Sicily boasts an enticing balance of natural beauty, food, wine, history and culture. Given Sicily’s proximity to northern Africa and Greece, its churches mix Norman and Arab influences, while its cuisine embodies southern Italian with an exotic flare.

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Why You'll Love It
  • Visit the ruins of ancient Greek acropoles
  • Soak in the beauty of Sicily’s magnificent seaside and coastline
  • Tour UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience Byzantine art, storied architecture and the food markets of Palermo
Day 1

Say Buongiorno to Sicily

Fly into Palermo with private car service from airport to hotel. Take the afternoon to stroll off your jet lag and explore on your own.

Day 2

Tour Palermo & Monreale

Embark on a full-day private guided tour of Palermo, with its interesting architecture, historic neighborhoods and markets, followed by a visit to the Cathedral of Monreale, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art.

Day 3

Venture on Your Own

Spend the day exploring Palermo at your leisure, or consider a day trip to visit the Trapani salt pans and taste wines in Marsala.

Day 4

Journey to Agrigento

Travel from Palermo to Agrigento via private car service. Check into your hotel, settle in, and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 5

Tour Ancient Temples

Enjoy a private guided tour of ancient Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, an outstanding collection of Hellenistic ruins and early Christian sites that’s one of the most significant archaeological treasures in Sicily and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6

Say Ciao to Taormina

Travel from Agrigento to Taormina via private car service. En route to Taormina, stop at Piazza Armerina for a guided tour of Villa Romana del Casale, as well as lunch at an agriturismo.

Day 7

Explore in the City

Spend the day exploring Taormina on your own with its majestic Greek theater, beautiful gardens, numerous shops, panoramic views of the Bay of Naxos and beaches.

Day 8

Travel to Siracusa

Venture on a private guided excursion to Siracusa, one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world. Highlights include the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, Ear of Dionysius, and island of Ortygia. Time permitting, stop in Noto, a city rich in Baroque-style Sicilian architecture.

Day 9

Arrivederci!

Fly home out of Catania with private car service to the airport. Buon Viaggio!

Our Guides

We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.

Marco

I have, with great passion, been accompanying travelers through Tuscany for more than 30 years. My greatest joy is knowing you will return home remembering fondly the region's natural beauty, food, sights, sounds and your newfound friend Marco.

Maura

I love my job because it gives me the chance to meet wonderful people from all over the world. I'm a passionate tour guide in love with my region, and I want to share its treasures with my guests!

Getting Around

In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.

Luxury Car Service

Across all cities and regions of Italy we work with trusted local drivers who provide reliable private transfers using best-in-class luxury vehicles, such as Mercedes E Class and Mercedes Viano.

Where You'll Stay

Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. Whether you seek out full-amenity luxury properties, boutique art hotels, or charming B&Bs, our partner hotels are service oriented, conveniently located, comfortable and full of local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).

Luxury Hotels

Perfect for traveler seeking the finest in luxury accommodations. From boutique to grand, and classic to modern, our favorite 5-star properties blend service and Italian design with the highest level of comfort and amenities.

Classic Hotels

For those who care about charm and aesthetic, but don’t need the full 5-star experience. We work with wonderful properties that offer a mix of Italian hospitality, character, comfort and value from B&Bs, countryside castles, seaside inns and beyond.

What's Included

Airport pick-up via private car service in Palermo

8 nights accommodations

Full day private tour of Palermo and Monreale with car service, art history guide

Private car service from Palermo to Agrigento

2-hour private guided tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Private car service from Agrigento to Taormina with private guided tour of Villa Romana del Casale and lunch in an agriturismo en route

Full-day excursion to Siracusa with car service, private art history guide for half the day

Airport drop-off in Catania via private car service

What's Not Included

Airfare, hotel city tax (2-10 EURO per person per day) , travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals not specified, guide gratuity (optional)

The Ciao Difference

Every Ciao Andiamo Trip Includes

Hand-Selected Hotels

Expert Local Guides

Private Tours

Insider Access

One-On-One Expert Planning

Personal Concierge in Italy

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