If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Sicily” is "The Godfather” we’re here to expand your horizons. Sicily is a very different Italian experience, and we’re excited to introduce it to you — everything from UNESCO Heritage Sites and stunning cathedrals to the majestic Mt Etna. This trip moves at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun€tivities and free time — plus incredible cuisine, of course. Find out why Sicily is one of Italy’s true hidden gems.
Day 1 Catania
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Catania/Palermo (1B, 1L)
Visit the local fruit and fish market in Catania before travelling to Palermo. Enjoy an orientation walk and savour a streetfood lunch.
Day 3 Palermo (1B)
Visit Monreale and check out the beautiful views of La Conca d’Oro Valley. Visit the Norman cathedral before enjoying a free afternoon back in Palermo.
Day 4 Palermo/Ragusa (1B)
Travel to Ragusa and take an orientation walk of the old town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Baroque architecture. Enjoy an included wine tasting with local snacks.
Day 5 Ragusa/Siracusa (1B, 1L)
Head to Modica, famous for its Aztec chocolate and Baroque architecture. Visit the historic centre and enjoy a chocolate tasting, a cheese tasting, and a light lunch. Travel to Scicli and opt to see the Church of San Matteo before continuing on to Siracusa (Syracuse).
Day 6 Siracusa/Randazzo (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a free morning in this UNESCO-listed Greco-Roman seaside city. Opt to visit the historic centre, marvel at the ruins, visit the Duomo, or laze on the beach. In the afternoon, drive to Randazzo. Stay in a farmhouse and enjoy a local dinner.
Day 7 Randazzo/Catania (1B)
Visit famous Mt Etna. Hike the south side past lava flows for a dramatic view. Opt for a more strenuous trek with a local guide (weather permitting). Continue on to Catania.
Day 8 Catania (1B)
Depart at any time.
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