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Sicily Mini Tours - 2 Days 
Etna - Winery -Siracusa - Noto

25 - 26 July 2024 (+ other dates on demand)

The travel themes for these tours are varied and designed to meet a variety of travellers' desires, destination and timeframes.  Delight in the freshest produce and outstanding seafood, experience places that will leave you in awe and truly experience Sicilian culture in comfort transport and small group personalized travel.

The theme for this tour is beautiful places and great food!

 

The land of the “Mezzogiorno” is a land of surprises and we are excited to discover this gem of an island with you all!

 Sicily is an extravagant scenic beauty, a multicultural crossroads with a history that dates back to 3,000 years, richly layered culture and a tradition of food and wine that is celebrated the world over…all converge here in sunny Sicily!

BEST BITS

  • Tour with Australian/Sicilian tour manager who will reveal to you the real Sicilian way of life

  • Transport in air-conditioned mini van

  • Degustation lunch and wines included

  • Entry to Castello Miniace and Archeological Park included

  • 4 Star Accommodation in Siracusa included

  • Minimum 3 people need for tour to run

TOUR ITINERARY

  • Taormina

  • Mount Etna and Sicilian Winery

  • Siracusa

  • Noto

 

Begin this action packed mini-tour in Taormina - the most famous resort town and breathtaking place in Sicily. Discover the fabulous stories of Sicilian people whilst enjoying the ‘bella vista’ of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea that provide the cinema-worthy backdrop for Taormina. Twisting mediaeval streets and a second-century Greek theatre add to its romantic air.

 

Journey on to Mt Etna, which is the highest active volcano in Europe, at 3343 meters high.  We drive up to 1900 meters to Rifiugio Sapiensa for you to explore the base area and small craters of this majestic mountain.  You jump on the Funivia (cable car) to 2500 meters and then walk or drive  in a 4WD truck to 2750 meters depending on Etna’s mood.

 

On the way back down the mountain we visit a famous Sicilian winery for a five course degustation with wines. Sicilian wines are known for their bold flavours, intense aromas, and high acidity, which make them a perfect match for the region's hearty cuisine

 

We then head down to Siracusa, which is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when Sicily was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world.  We will walk you through a fascinating ancient castello.

On day 2, after we visit the world famous Archeological Park where you can experience the unique Ear of Dionysus and the fascinating stories that surround it in the cool of the morning before the day gets too hot. 

Then off to beautiful Noto to explore this beautiful Baroque town.  

We will return you back to Taormina in the afternoon after this wonderful two day mini tour, hopefully with full bellies and some Sicilian souvenirs or wines!

 

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