Your private tailored Sicily wine tour allows you to settle into the captivating life of Sicily, a destination where you can slow down, sample the best varieties of local wine, and explore the depths of ancient cultures that have evolved in the undulating hillsides. Indulge in a sweet confection inside a chocolate shop that has spent centuries perfecting its craft. Grab a handful of the earth that nourishes the lush flavors of the timeless cuisine. Sensational trips...
Sicily – A Taste of the Sicilian Coast
The town of Cefalu sits on the shores of Sicily’s north coast, at the base of a looming bluff. The quiet fishing harbor borders the old streets. A Norman cathedral shines the same golden hue as the long stretch of sandy beach. Your private transfer greets you at the Falcone-Borsellino Airport upon your arrival. The short ride to Cefalu provides a panorama of the medieval town’s postcard-like beauty. It was used as the location for the academy award winning foreign film, Cinema Paradiso. The stone buildings have a glow the color of honeydew. The large rock face known as La Rocca rises 885 feet above sea level.
The Cathedral was erected between the 12th and 13th centuries. Various architectural styles, from Arab to Byzantine, along with Latin and Nordic artwork combine to create a harmonious mosaic of the cultures that have settled in Sicily over thousands of years. Two towers frame the entrance, adorned with powerful battlements. One of the two spires symbolizes the royal family’s power. The ambiance is quiet and embracing, personified in the gentle sea breeze sweeping along the streets. The aroma of bright citrus adds to the sound of sizzling seafood emanating from the restaurants along the shoreline.
Palermo – Castles and Culture
Imbibing the Coast and Flavors
Memorable Wine and Ancient Connections
Modica – A Chance to Indulge in Beauty
Ragusa Ibla – Baroque Morning and Ancient Afternoon
Taormina – Beachside Comforts and Vineyards
Catania – Ultimate Refreshment
- Revel in an unforgettable traditional Sicilian dinner with dishes paired with select wines chosen by a renowned sommelier
- Enjoy a fabulous wine tasting at a celebrated local vineyard in Marsala to sample a variety of wines, providing a full spectrum of flavors in the region
- Indulge in an elaborate chocolate tasting at a historic chocolaterie located in the baroque town of Modica
- Witness the beautiful Greek ruins at the Valley of the Temples on a unique night tour, accompanied by an exceptional performance at the Teatro della Posta Vecchia
- Discover the lavish and rich history of Syracuse on a private guided tour of the distinctive city
- View the elegant glistening golden mosaics of the Palatine Chapel found inside the Norman Palace of Palermo
- Relax on the tranquil and picturesque shores of the seaside town of Cefalu
- Stroll along the historical and elegant cobbled streets of Taormina
Sample the fragrant grapes and witness the lush produce on display in the active morning markets. Stroll alongside an ancient Greek theater and dip your toes into the hot sand of a gorgeous Mediterranean beach. Your 8-day Sicily wine tour lets you experience the flavors of the island that have inspired the world, from its traditional cuisine to its unique culture, the distinctive details that shape the daily life of a Sicilian begin to inspire you. Your tour starts with your arrival at the Palermo airport. Your private transfer escorts you to the nearby seaside town of Cefalu. The remainder of the day is yours to relax on the shoreline and enjoy the picturesque atmosphere.
Relish your first meal paired with a sampling of wines from around the region. The following day, your guide leads you on a fabulous historical tour of Palermo. Visit the stunning churches and view the Baroque facades of the city before exploring the impressive Duomo del Chiostro in the nearby village of Monreale. In the evening, you settle into the quiet streets of Menfi for another fabulous meal and wine accompaniment. You venture to the nearby region of Marsala for a guided tour of a traditional vineyard that produces Marsala wine. Continue to the exceptional medieval hilltop town of Erice, where you can sample from a collection of the local pastry shops serving typical regional delights.
The next day, you discover the wonderful grounds of the Terre Sikane vineyard on a guided tour and wine tasting before continuing to the Valley of the Temples, located outside the contemporary city of Agrigento. Enjoy a fine dinner with a focus on the differences an almond can make in the cuisine, with wines paired by a local sommelier. Return to the Valley of the Temples for an evening tour, along with a performance at the Teatro della Posta Vecchia. Then, you traverse the charming streets of Butera. Continue to the Baroque town of Modica to sample the stunning confections of a historic chocolaterie. Travel along the rambling cobblestone streets of Ragusa to see a city shaped by both time and the elements. At dinner, you enjoy the traditional regional dishes of Ragusa. Consider reading some of our travelers' Sicily vacation reviews to acquire additional inspirations to perfect your own trip.
Your guide escorts you to Noto, the Baroque capital of Sicily. You continue to discover the ancient foundations of Syracuse before arriving at your hotel on the foothills of Mount Etna. Enjoy another fabulous meal paired with a delicious local wine. You visit the exquisite seaside town of Taormina to explore the winding streets at your leisure. Return to Etna for dinner, where you sample the splendid wines of Tenuta San Michele with your meal. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at your hotel near Etna and escorts you to the airport in Catania for your flight home.
$2,859 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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