Magnificent marble columns and powerful seaside castles inspire the entire family, keeping the kids engaged and creating unparalleled memories on your custom-tailored Sicily tour for families. Gold sand beaches line the shores. Vibrant markets fill the cities with the aroma of refreshing citrus. Ancient temples rise over olive trees. Baroque palaces decorate inviting squares. Mosaics create layers of opulence in chapel and cathedral naves, and the towering summit of Mount Etna is a constant promise...
Palermo for the Family
Palermo is a city of contrast, having absorbed the eclectic cultures of settlers and conquerors over thousands of years. The streets tell stories of legends cast in the remaining architecture and vibrant traditions of the locals. The family lands at Falcone-Borsellino Airport, where your private transfer is waiting to greet you. Your transfer escorts you into the heart of Palermo. Palm trees tower over historic buildings. The streets contain a golden hue against the backdrop of azure water lapping at the port.
The kids marvel at the Norman Palace, which acted as the seat of the Kings of Sicily. Today it is the Seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly. The edifice was erected in the 9th century under the patronage of the Emir of Palermo. The Arab architecture is apparent in the foundation’s vaults. The interior houses the Cappella Palatina, a royal chapel that combines Arab, Norman, and Byzantine décor, including mosaics embellished with flecks of gold. The chapel is the perfect embodiment of the city and the families that have resided in Palermo for centuries. Your hotel is luxurious. The family easily settles into the wonderful accommodation at the center of the city.
Wonders of Palermo
Greek Theater and Castle Grounds
Secrets of the Valley
Serious Treasures of Syracuse
A Prosperous View of Catania
Up Close to an Energetic Volcano
Endless Family Fun
- Explore the incredible foothills and craters of Mount Etna on guided family-friendly tours of Sicily
- Discover the exceptional Greek ruins in the archeological park of the Valley of the Temples
- Wander through the majestic medieval quarters of the hilltop town of Erice to view remarkable history and incredible views of the coastline
- Stroll along the ancient streets of Syracuse, where the family can see a balance of historic architecture and contemporary life
- Enjoy the hot silky-smooth sand and crystal-clear waters of the family-friendly beaches around Agrigento
- Relish the excitement of visiting lavish palaces, opulent castles, and ancient theaters
The ancient ruins of Sicily provide a backdrop for the kids’ imaginative recreations of what life on the historic island was like thousands of years ago. Greek and Roman theaters offer a stage to perform famous dramas. Baroque palaces have opulent facades that once belonged to kings and dukes. You will find eccentric mansions and lavish castles, powerful fortresses and exceptional landscapes on your 8-day Sicily tour for families. You arrive in Palermo, where your private transfer meets the family at Falcone-Borsellino Airport.
You settle into your comfortable accommodations located in the heart of the city. The next morning, your guide meets the family after breakfast for your private guided tour of the historic streets of Palermo and the nearby town of Monreale. Consider learning more about your private Italy tour companies who strive to craft your perfect family vacation in Sicily specifically tailored for you. Explore the sensational Palace of the Normans and visit the marvelous cathedral in Monreale. The kids will fall in love with the colorful storytelling of the puppet show at the Vincenzo Argento workshop. The family also ventures to the Doric temple ruins at Segesta.
Explore the marvels of the Greek Theater before meandering along the medieval lanes of the hilltop town of Erice. Next, the family transfers to Agrigento, to visit the Archaeological Museum and the thrilling Greek ruins in the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park. After your jaunt into history, the family can enjoy an afternoon at the seaside resort town of San Leone. The following day, the family ventures to the illustrious city of Syracuse for an unparalleled guided tour of the city’s rich history and its lavish remains.
The following day takes you to the Baroque city of Catania, home to sensational palaces and enchanting piazzas. The family follows your guide up the rugged sides of Mount Etna for an adventurous family friendly trekking tour of the tallest volcano in Europe. On your final day in Sicily, your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport for your flight home, but you could always extend your time in Italy and take in a family friendly tour of Rome.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
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