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GUSTO - Sicily – The Best of Sicily - 10 Days

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From 879 € per person

Taormina · Syracuse · Noto · Agrigento · Marsala · Palermo · Monreale

An amazing culinary itinerary off the beaten paths of Sicily. Join us for a true gastronomic adventure and meet the Sicilians who produce and provide the artisanal and indigenous wines, olive oils, pastas, fish and traditional cakes.

ITINERARY Tour "Mamma Mia "

Day 1: Arrive in the Taormina area

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in the Taormina area. Check-in, welcome drink and the rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel in the Taormina area MEALS D

Day 2: Mount Etna - Taormina

Specialties of the day: Wine, Sausages and Cheese

Today’s excursion will take us to the Silvestri crater of Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. Depending on weather conditions, we may join the optional (not included) excursion by jeep with a guide up to the summit craters on over 9500 feet. On our way back we will stop at a winery along the wine road near Castiglione di Sicilia to taste the unique wine that grows on this volcanic soil. At the end of the day we will have time at leisure in Taormina.
Hotel in the Taormina area MEALS B, D

Day 3: Syracuse - Noto - Avola

Specialty of the day: Nero d’Avola wine

We spend the morning exploring the Greek past of Southern Sicily in the Archaeological Park " Neapolis " in Syracuse. In the afternoon we will tour Noto, a wonderful town built in Sicilian Baroque style. In Avola we will enjoy the “Nero d’Avola” in a renowned winery, before we drive to Siracusa.
Hotel in the Siracusa area MEALS B, D

Day 4: Rosolini - Marzamemi - Ragusa

Specialties of the day: Pachino tomatoes, Wine and Tuna

In the morning we stop at a farm in Rosolino that produces the Pachino cherry tomatoes. We will then visit the “Vini Elorina” wine-cellar for a wine tasting and later continue to the fishing village of Marzamemi for a seafood lunch. The landmark of the village is the “Tonnara” (tuna-fishing site) dating back to the 16th century. In the afternoon we will enjoy a tasting of the “Cerasuolo di Vittoria” wine in a winery.
Hotel in the Siracusa area MEALS B, L, D

Day 5: Caltagirone - Piazza Armerina

Specialties of the day: Homemade pasta, Ricotta cheese, Olives, and Vegetables

We take a morning drive to Caltarigione. Light lunch at the “Il Gigliotto” farmhouse sampling ricotta cheese, olives and local vegetables. We will then make our way to Piazza Armerina with its Roman Villa del Casale, and admire almost 3500 sq.m. of floor mosaics.
Hotel in the Agrigento area MEALS B, L, D

Day 6: Agrigento and Raffadali

Specialty of the day: Sicilian Cassata

Today we will travel back in time as we wander through the Valley of Temples near Agrigento. Admire this outstanding example of Greek architecture, many of the ancient temples are perfectly well preserved such as the impressive Temple of Concordia. In the afternoon we will continue to the bakery “Pasticceria di Stefano” and enjoy the typical “Cassata Siciliana” cake.
Hotel in the Agrigento area MEALS B, D

Day 7: Sciacca - Selinunte - Marsala

Specialties of the day: Seafood and Marsala wine

We travel to Sciacca, a historic fishing port, with beautiful buildings from the 16th century. Lunch at a seafood restaurant. We then continue on to Selinunte and visit the archeological site and temple. In Marsala, from the Arab “Port of God”, giving us an idea of how strategically important the town once was, we will taste the famous Marsala wine.
Hotel in the Agrigento area MEALS B, L, D

Day 8: Trapani - Alcamo - Palermo

Specialties of the day: Wine, Olive oil and specialties from the Trapani Valley

We make our way to Trapani to explore the fish market and the salt-works built along the coast. Enjoy the rich flavors of Sicilian wine and olive oil during a tasting at a farmhouse. Later we will drive to Palermo where we will spend the remainder of the day exploring Sicily’s capital at our leisure.
Hotel in Palermo MEALS B, D

Day 9: Palermo - Monreale

Specialties of the day: Sicilian street food

Our local expert will take us on a guided tour in Palermo exploring its glorious historic buildings and lively atmosphere. Just outside Palermo, we will stop in Monreale, an old hill-town famous for the fine mosaics in its great Norman cathedral. In the afternoon we will dig right into the center of Sicily’s street food scene experiencing the bustling “Ballarò” Market.
Hotel in Palermo MEALS B, D

Day 10: Palermo

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport in and departure.
MEALS B 

Transportation and Hotels

  • Arrival transfer from Catania Airport to the hotel in the Taormina area
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Palermo Airport
  • Transport by deluxe AC motor-coach as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights at a 4* hotel in the Taormina area
  • 2 nights at a 4* hotel in the Siracusa area
  • 3 nights at a 4* hotel in the Agrigento area
  • 2 nights at a 4* hotel in Palermo

Food and Drinks

  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 9 4-course dinners or buffet-dinners at the hotels
  • Wine-tasting with snack on the Mount Etna Wine Road
  • Wine-tasting with snack in Avola
  • Wine tasting in Rosolini
  • 3-course seafood lunch at a restaurant in Marzamemi
  • Wine-tasting in Vittoria
  • Light lunch at a farmhouse in Piazza Armerina
  • Pastry tasting (Cappuccino and Cassata)
  • 3-course seafood lunch at a restaurant in Sciacca
  • Wine-tasting in the Marsala area
  • Wine and olive-oil tasting at a farmhouse in the Trapani area

Experiences and Services

  • 2-hour city tour of Siracusa with English speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Archaeological Area in Siracusa
  • Visit to a farmhouse in Rosolini
  • Visit to a pottery workshop
  • 2-hours city tour of Piazza Armerina with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to “Villa del Casale” in Piazza Armerina
  • 2-hour tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Visit to a pastry shop
  • Visit to a vineyard and wine-cellar in Marsala
  • Visit to the fish market in Trapani and salt-works
  • Visit to a Sicilian farmhouse
  • 5-hour city tour of Palermo and Monreale with English-speaking guide
  • Visit to the traditional Ballarò market in Palermo
  • Entrance to the Monastery of Monreale
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at each hotel
  • Headphones for the city tours

The tour does not include:

  • Tips, Everything not listed under “the tour includes”
  • Tourist tax

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.

Note:
The names of restaurants, wine cellars etc, are subject to change due to their opening days. The program of the “Specialties of the day“ excursions could vary depending on the area and season.
 

 

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01-03-2021 - 04-01-2021 | 10 Days

4* Hotel

 
Details
  • per person in a double room (10 to 18 passengers) from
    1399 €
  • per person in a double room (19 to 30 passengers) from
    1084 €
  • per person in a double room (31 to 45 passengers) from
    879 €

Additional Services

  • Single room supplement from
    249 €

4* Hotel

 

Accomodation in 4* Hotel

Elihotel 4* - Taormina area

Hotel Aretusa Jolly Palace 4* - Siracusa

Hotel Baia di Ulisse 4* - Agrigento

Hotel Domina Zagarella 4* - Palermo

The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room.Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2020 trade-show calendar.

 

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