Tasting Eastern Sicily

Shaped like a triangle, Sicily’s storied shores touch three seas. Across the millennia, so many cultures have landed here, each leaving its indelible influence on the island and the people. “Tasting Eastern Sicily” delicately balances the monuments with the mouthfuls as each “feeds” into the other’s stories of life, past and present, in this slice of, arguably, Italy’s most famous region. Sicily is the largest of the islands in the Mediterranean.

 

Benvenuti! (welcome in Italian) in the heart of the Mediterranean!

 

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Tasting Eastern Sicily

Dates & Pricing

DATES (7 days)

October 12-18, 2024 (special departure featuring Jeffrey Roberts)

May 3-9, 2025 | October 7-13, 2025

For other dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from 3,790 (from $3,890 in 2025)

 

Single Supplement: $790

 

For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO Sites of Volcano Etna, the Baroque towns of Catania, Ragusa, Noto, Modica and Siracusa; explore the historic town of Taormina
  • Visits and tastings to wine, chocolate, olive oil makers, to a mill, and to a Ragusano Dop cheese maker
  • Experience an intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage, the authentic Mediterranean Diet, and learn more about local recipes with a Sicilian chef and a food writer
  • Enjoy some of the more famous wines of Italy, such as Nero d’Avola and Inzolia and lesser-known Nerello Mascalese, Caricante, Frappato and Catarratto
  • Relax in unique 4-star hotels distinctively representing the local cultures and traditions
  • Delve into history, traditions and culture in this unique area in south of Italy with local experts
  • Extend your trip for two more nights with our post-tour extensions to two UNESCO sites discovering the Aeolian Islands

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in mostly 4-star hotels 
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu
  • Guided visits in Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa, Mount Etna, and Vendicari Natural Reserve
  • 1 visit and tasting to a chocolate producer and 1 visit & tasting to local winemaker
  • 1 visit to a tomato grower and dinner with a Sicilian family
  • 1 visit to a Ragusano Dop cheesemaker and 1 visit & tasting at an ancient mill
  • Daily exposure to history, culture and local cuisine with food experts
  • Visit to an agriturismo for lunch and olive oil tasting
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel on tour as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • One group transfer to Catania airport from last hotel
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour 

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Transfer to first hotel at the beginning of the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. See more info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

Post-Tour Extension to Aeolian Islands

 

To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!