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Active Tours

Indonesia Luxury Adventure
(13 Days)
Bali, Moyo Island, Java

Luxury Adventure Tour of Ecuador & the Galapagos
(11 Days)
Quito, Cloud Forest, Galapagos Cruise

Active & Adventure Tour of Turkey
(15 Days)
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir & Ephesus, Bodrum & Turquoise Coast

Adventure Tour of New Zealand
(9 Days)
Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Queenstown & Milford Sound

Hiking Tour of Japan
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama & Kamikochi, Kyoto, Hakone & Mt. Fuji

Family Adventure in Israel
(12 Days)
Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat & Negev Desert

Biking in France
(9 Days)
Paris & Versailles, Loire Valley, Bordeaux

Active Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia
(16 Days)
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Luxury Adventure Tour of Bhutan
(10 Days)
Paro, Thimphu, Punakha

Active Tour of China
(13 Days)
Beijing & Great Wall, Huangshan, Yangshuo, Guilin & Longsheng, Hong Kong

Peru Luxury Adventure Tour
(10 Days)
Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Luxury Adventure Tour of Morocco
(10 Days)
Fez, High Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Sahara Desert, Marrakesh

Australia Luxury Adventure
(18 Days)
Sydney, Tasmania, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road, Ayers Rock, Kakadu, Great Barrier Reef

Ayurveda & Yoga Tour of India
(12 Days)
Delhi, Himalayas, Goa, Mumbai

Patagonia Adventure
(10 Days)
Bariloche, El Calafate, Torres del Paine

Adventure Tour of Chile
(11 Days)
Atacama, Santiago & Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley, Torres del Paine

Active & Culture Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Costa Brava, Barcelona, Mallorca

Active Family Tour of Sicily
(10 Days)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

Active Tour of Jordan
(8 Days)
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dana Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea

Wellness Tour of Bali
(10 Days)
Ubud, Candidasa

Active Family Tour of Sicily

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse, Taormina, Mount Etna

This private luxury tour is perfect for families who want to experience the best active and cultural touring in Sicily, plus time to enjoy the island's acclaimed luxury resorts.  

Arrive in Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, and enjoy a private tour of the stunning nearby Cathedral of Monreale, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art. Continue to Sciacca, a luxurious resort destination on the Mediterranean, for three nights. While there, visit the local village, known for its ceramics and coral studios, and enjoy the resort's extensive leisure facilities and excellent restaurants. One day, take a private cooking class and learn to make traditional Sicilian specialties such as caponata (eggplant relish) and sfincione (thick, Sicilian-style pizza). Upon request, other activities can be arranged, such as a private snorkeling excursion.

Next, visit Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. The outstanding remains of this once powerful Greek city make it one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Continue to the Baroque town of Noto to walk through atmospheric backstreets, tour UNESCO-listed architectural sites, and sample famous local gelato and pastries. One day, take a private four-wheel drive (4WD) tour of the rugged valley outside Ragusa and Ragusa Ibla. Also visit Modica, which has outstanding Baroque architecture and is famous for chocolate that's still made according to Aztec recipes brought from Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors.

Next, enjoy a private excursion to Syracuse, a powerful city in antiquity. An expert private guide will bring ancient Syracuse to life as you explore highlights such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, the ancient cathedral, the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius, and the historic center of the island of Ortygia.  Continue to Taormina, a luxury resort town, and enjoy free time to explore the Greek theater and local boutiques, and take advantage of the extensive facilities at your luxury resort overlooking the Bay of Naxos. One day, enjoy a private four-wheel drive (4WD) tour on Mount Etna, an active volcano whose fertile soil supports vineyards, orchards and farms. Tour some of the most interesting geothermal sites, and enjoy a lunch on Mount Etna. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities, such as a private boat charter, tickets to concerts in Taormina's ancient theater and additional day tours.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Palermo - Sciacca

Private arrival transfer to resort for 4 nights with touring of Monreale en route if time permits
Day 2

Sciacca

Half-day flexible touring in town. Afternoon at leisure at resort
Day 3

Sciacca

Morning private family cooking class including lunch. Afternoon at leisure
Day 4

Sciacca

At leisure at resort. Optional activities can be arranged such as golfing, snorkeling or water sports activities, upon request
Day 5

Sciacca – Agrigento – Noto

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring of Valley of the Temples en route. Afternoon walking and tasting tour in Noto
Day 6

Noto, Ragusa & Modica

Morning four-wheel drive tour of Ragusa area. Afternoon tour of Modica including chocolate tasting
Day 7

Noto – Syracuse – Taormina

Private transfer to hotel for3 nights with touring of Syracuse en route
Day 8

Taormina & Mount Etna

Private four-wheel drive excursion on Mount Etna, including lunch at a winery
Day 9

Taormina

At leisure to enjoy Taormina or the beach, with option for private boat charter
Day 10 Depart Taormina

Hotels
Sciacca:

Verdura Resort

Noto: Seven Rooms Villadorata
Taormina: Grand Hotel Timeo or Villa Sant'Andrea

Cost
$10,100 Per person (double occupancy)