(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Sciacca, Agrigento, Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Syracuse, Taormina
This private tour of Sicily moves quickly to capture the best of the island’s outstanding art, culture and cuisine for travelers with limited time.
Begin in Palermo, one of Italy’s great art and culinary cities. During private touring, explore interesting neighborhoods, local markets, the old Arab quarter, and unique Arab-Norman architecture. Also, take a private excursion to the stunning Cathedral of Monreale, a masterpiece of Arab, Norman and Byzantine art.
Continue to Sciacca, a luxurious resort destination on the Mediterranean. Visit the local village, known for its ceramics and coral studios, and enjoy the resort's extensive leisure facilities and excellent restaurants. En route, tour Segesta to see its ancient amphitheater and well-preserved Doric temple in a bucolic hillside setting. If desired, also visit Erice, a medieval hilltop village that’s filled with cobblestone streets, flowering vines and the aroma of almond pastries, a local specialty.
Continue to Ragusa for an overnight stay. En route, tour 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 sites in Sicily and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour Ragusa, Modica and Noto, which, with Catania and other nearby towns, form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View incredible Baroque architecture, explore the atmospheric backstreets, and visit our favorite spots for gelato, chocolate, and Sicilian pastries.
En route to Taormina, tour Syracuse, one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world. Tour the elegant city with an expert private guide and see highlights such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, the cave known as the Ear of Dionysius, and the historic center of the island of Ortygia.
In Taormina, enjoy free time to explore the town's Greek theater, beautiful gardens, numerous
shops, and the resort's facilities and spectacular views of the Bay of Naxos. One day, take a private excursion to
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour, including Monreale
Palermo – Segesta – Sciacca
Private transfer to resort for 2 nights. Private tour of Segesta (and Erice, if desired) en route
At leisure at resort with driver at disposal to visit town
Sciacca – Agrigento – Modica – Ragusa
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Private tour of Valley of the Temples, Ragusa and Modica en route
Ragusa – Noto – Syracuse – Taormina
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Private tour of Noto and Syracuse en route
Half-day private excursion to Mt. Etna
Private transfer to airport
Excelsior Hilton Palermo
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Eremo della Giubiliana
Grand Hotel Timeo
Per person (double occupancy)
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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