A marble balcony overlooks the azure water of the Mediterranean Sea. Snow caps the conical summit of Mount Etna. Baroque churches create an elegant and lavish atmosphere along the streets of hillside towns. Gold-trimmed walls reflect endlessly into the collection of mirrors hanging in the dining hall of a lavish palace. Your luxury tour of Sicily highlights takes you through the majesty of the island’s past in the comforts of contemporary five-star hotels. Take in Greek ruins and stunning panoramas,...
Taormina - Onto the Island
Sicily is an island encompassing thousands of years of history and blending the traditions of uncountable cultures from around the world. The island casts a light over the Mediterranean Sea, brimming with active volcanoes and vivacious legends. Vineyards line hillsides and windmills help drain marshes, leaving pristine salt glinting in the sunshine like snow.
Your private transfer meets you at the Catania Airport and escorts you to the charming town of Taormina. Designer shops line the main laneway and give a chic, resort ambiance to the quiet streets perched on the mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean. Settle into your luxury hotel offering you a panorama of the Gulf of Naxos stretching to the impressive peak of Mount Etna, Italy’s highest mountain south of the Alps. Palm trees speckled the skyline and fill the air with a subtle sweetness. Cliffs edge against the ancient theater nudging the mountainside. The landscape is a swirl of colors, from the rustic foothills descending into azure waters to the limestone cliffs brushed with lemon trees emanating the luscious scent of citrus. You can easily sit back and relax into your accommodation, surrounded by incredible history and the indelible charm of Sicily.
Taormina - Finding Mountaintops
Syracuse - Vivacious Sicily
Syracuse - Elegance of Antiquity
Syracuse - Centered Around History
Agrigento - Coming Across the Valley
Palermo - Connection of Past and Present
Palermo - Continuous Precious Streets
- Indulge in panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna in five-star luxury accommodations
- Visit the majestic Valley of Temples to see the remains of the wealthy ancient city of Agrigento
- Enjoy a private guided tour up the foothills of Mount Etna to visit Thieve’s Cave, extinct volcanic craters, and Monte Fontane
- Traverse the elegant shops and rich ancient history around the resort town of Taormina
- Witness the opulence of Biscari Palace and the Baroque architecture of Catania
- Explore the sensational Baroque streets ascending the verdant hillsides of Noto and Ragusa
- Discover the tremendous ancient artifacts in Syracuse, the largest city in the ancient world
Ancient history decorates Sicily like a fresco, emanating beauty and mystery, opulence and ingenuity, encompassed by the glowing turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This 8-day luxury tour of Sicily highlights is meant for lovers of history and luxury, island life and Italian cuisine, and those that love to see the amalgamation of cultures from around the world. Find North African markets and Norman palaces, Spanish sentiments and French accompaniments when walking along the cobbled streets. This Italy package to the magnificent island of Sicily has something for everyone.
Your exploration of Sicily begins with your arrival in Catania, the island’s second-largest city. Your private transfer meets you at the airport before escorting you to the luxurious resort style town of Taormina. The town is located on a mountaintop with extravagant views of the Mediterranean. Relax in the comforts of your five-star accommodation with a private panorama of the coastline.
The following day, your guide leads you to the base of Mount Etna to explore the remarkable volcano. Return to Taormina where you are guided through the historical streets, including a visit to the ancient Greek Theater. You leave behind the mountaintop city and return to Catania to explore the sensational Baroque architecture, such as the Biscari Palace. Then, continue to Syracuse to luxuriate at your five-star hotel overlooking the water. Spend the day adventuring through Syracuse to find the elaborate ruins and natural wonders both inside and outside of the city. The next day, your private guide leads you through the hillside towns of Noto and Ragusa, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites radiant with historic Baroque architecture.
In Agrigento, you traverse the Valley of the Temples to find an unparalleled collection of Greek temples decorating the landscape. Once in Palermo, your guide takes you on a private tour of the city’s elaborate architecture stemming from thousands of years of cultural amalgamation. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and takes you to the airport for your flight home, but you can always extend your stay to visit the charming comforts of mainland Italy. For ideas on how to add-on to your custom trip, read the Italy trip reviews on Zicasso.
$6,235 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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