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Tours departs once a month over the European summer - contact Santoro Tours for 2019 departure dates.

Tour manager recommends best months to do this tour are from late May to middle of July and September.

Prices starting from 990 Euro!

All tours inclusive of premium accommodation with breakfast daily, a few selected dinners included, hand-picked insider experiences, optional experiences and free time, transport in a luxury air-conditioned mini van, all hotel taxes and tips, and experienced tour managers*.

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 with style in premium accommodation, comfort transport and small group personalized travel.

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

Experience the Sicilian lifestyle with a small group of 8-10 travellers only!  We are thrilled to introduce wonderful journeys to discover beautiful ‘Sicilia’. Travel to Sicily with its idyllic climate, its archaeology treasures, dramatic vistas and hearty cuisine that embodies all things Sicilian. Extravagant scenic beauty, a multicultural crossroads with a history that dates back to 3,000 years, an exuberant and richly layered culture and a tradition of food and wine that is celebrated the world over…all converge here in sunny Sicily!

*3 persons minimum

TOUR ITINERARIES

3 days – ‘Sicily on the Go’ from 990 Euro

  • Taormina

  • Mount Etna and Sicilian Winery

  • Siracusa

 

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 2000 meters, jump on the Funivia (cable car) to 2500 meters and then walk or drive to 2900 meters depending on Etna’s mood. On the way back down we visit a famous Sicilian winery for a five course degustation with wines.

 

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.

5 day – Sicily - Up the Mountain and on to the Sea from 1890 Euro

  • Taormina

  • Eolian Islands

  • Mount Etna and Sicilian Winery

  • Siracusa

 

Begin this action packed journey 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.

Visit a little piece of paradise rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's north-eastern coast, the Unesco-protected Eeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi). Stunning waters provide sport for swimmers, sailors and divers, while trekkers can climb hissing volcanoes and gourmets can sip honey-sweet Malvasia wine.

We journey on to Mt Etna, which is the highest active volcano in Europe, at 3343 meters high.  We drive up to 2000 meters, jump on the Funivia (cable car) to 2500 meters and then walk or drive to 2900 meters depending on Etna’s mood. On the way back down, we visit one of Sicily’s best winery’s for a five course degustation with wines.

We finish this journey together in the oldest city in Sicily, Siracusa (Syrecuse), which was one of the most powerful city in the Mediterranean world in ancient times.  Here we will wander through ancient castles and archaeological sites and dine on sumptuous seafood on the waterfront.

 

5 day  - ‘Stories of Sicily Tour’ from 1690 Euro

  • Taormina

  • Cefalu

  • Palermo

  • Agrigento – Valley of the Temples and Scala dei Turchi

 

Begin this action packed tour in Taormina - the most famous resort town and breathtaking town 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.

We then go north to Cefalu and Palermo. Cefalu which is a hidden gem of Sicily on the coast.  Here you can relax and experience Sicilian lifestyle, sip on great coffee in the piazza and wander through the beautiful  winding streets and cathedral. In Palermo we will explore the city via horse and carriage and hear about the fascinating modern history of its people.

The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological site in Agrigento, It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greek art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. 

Nearby Agrigento is the Scala dei Turchi (Italian: "Stair of the Turks") which is a spectacular rocky cliff on the coast.  The Scala, a world heritage site, is formed by marl, a sedimentary rock with a characteristic white color. It lies between two sandy beaches, and is accessed through a limestone rock formation in the shape of a staircase, hence the name.

 

3 Day -  Inspector Montalbano Tour from 990 Euro

  • Taormina

  • Ragusa Ibla

  • Modica

  • Scicli

  • Punta Secca

  • Siracusa

 

Starting in the beautiful citadel of Taormina and travelling to the south of Sicily where Andrew Camilleri’s books about Inspector Montalbano come alive when we visit the towns and stunning beaches that you will recognize from this famous Italian TV series.

 

We will dine on seafood ‘to die for’ right on the beachfront in the same restaurant as Montalbano!  Swim in the azure blue waters where Montalbano does his daily swim then explore the churches and piazzas of the hilltop ancient walled towns where many of the famous scenes are shot.  A must for Montalbano fans!

Inclusions:​

  • Hand-picked excursions and experiences

  • Premium accommodation including all breakfasts

  • All hotel taxes and tips

  • Transport in air-conditioned minivan for days including pick up and transfer to  airport or train station at completion of tour

  • Selected meals for you to taste the gastronomic delights  and wines of Sicily

  • Free time on some days to explore and enjoy local delights and culture

Not included:

  • Airfares

  • Alcohol (although some restaurants do provide wine as part of the meal)

Sicily Tours 

3, 5, 7 and 10 Day Tours

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

  • Savour Sicilian cuisine and wines true to Sicily's culinary heritage

  • Discover Sicily's fascinating history - ancient and modern

  • Stay in a range of premium traditional and resort style accommodation

  • Climb mountains, visit archeological sites and wander through medieval streets with views that will take your breath away!

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