The luxuries of Sicily emanate from every sip of wine, each bite of food, and the unforgettable panoramas of the landscape. Your Sicily wine tour is custom tailored to ensure comfort and elegance, flavor and culture. The sea shines a deep sapphire blue. The hills transition between golden grasses and verdant vineyards. The exquisite snowcapped peak of Mount Etna rises over the sandy beaches, and immense columns of ancient Greek temples continue to stand stoically against rolling hills surrounding...
Cultural Sample of Sicily
The city of Palermo has a wondrous allure set against the pristine lulling waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. You arrive at the airport, where you find your private transfer waiting to escort you to the lavish resort-style hotel outside of Marsala. The city is famous for its wine but has a long and illustrious history of which its citizens are proud. The marble streets gleam in the bright sunlight. Baroque buildings encircle elegant piazzas. Locals enjoy the cool breeze of the evening and stroll along the charming streets or sit in small cafes watching passersby while sipping an aperitif. The Complesso Monumentale San Pietro is a remarkable art center housed in a refurbished 15th-century convent.
The complex of museums contains weapons and documents used in the reunification of the two kingdoms of Sicily, along uniting the island with mainland Italy. Numerous cafes stand opposite the stunning Marsala Cathedral known as the Duomo. The cathedral was reconstructed in the 1950s but maintains strong Norman foundations. You settle into your hotel on the outskirts of town to find a comforting spa and wellness center on property. The pool sets a tranquil ambiance with its constant trickling of water. The sea brushes against the shores golden sands of the beach for an undeniably luxurious stay.
Becoming Acquainted with the Unfamiliar
Heart of the Market
Visiting the Valleys
Indulging in Tradition
The Beauty of Baroque
Wine and Dine and Differentiation
Remembering the Flavor
- Relish the variety of vineyards and varietals of wine with fine wine tasting tours of Sicily
- Indulge in a cooking course in a secluded country villa to experience the true cuisine and culture of the island
- Bask in the stunning panorama looking out to the African coastline in the hilltop town of Erice
- Revel in the sweet and succulent flavors of internationally acclaimed chocolates produced in the charming town of Modica
- Stroll through cobblestone piazzas and alongside lavish palaces in towns brimming with Baroque style
- Visit remarkable ancient Greek Ruins decorating the contemporary towns
Bask in the unforgettable wine tasting, food producing, and stunning amalgamation of cultures in Sicily. You can imagine yourself in a refreshingly cool wine cellar, learning about the unique way a boutique vineyard ferments its wine. On a country estate, the aroma of olive groves blends with the sensual scent of freshly made pasta. Traditional markets brim with excitement. Historic churches glow with a vivacious combination of colors. Embrace true luxury on your 9-day Sicily wine tour of the flavors of the island, taking in Baroque towns and ancient ruins peppering the landscape.
On your first day in Palermo, you arrive at the airport where your private transfer is waiting. You soon find yourself on the outskirts of the seaside town of Marsala, settling into a luxurious resort. The next day is filled with stimulating wonder, introducing you to the culture of the island. Tour a celebrated winery and enjoy a wine tasting paired with lunch. Venture to the hilltop town of Erice to explore the lavish architecture and exceptional vistas. Consider reading some of our travelers' Sicily tour reviews to gain further insight into ventures you could undertake. Next, you have a culinary tour of Palermo, discovering the endless food stalls that fill the vibrant markets.
In Monreale, the gilded Byzantine cathedral and charming ceramic shops create a charming ambiance. The following day takes you away from Marsala and into stunning Sambuca di Sicilia. A vineyard located near the enchanting town provides a luxurious sample of its vast vineyard. After lunch, you venture to the Valley of the Temples for a private guided tour of the exquisite archeological park brimming with ancient Greek ruins. Travel to a country home located between Agrigento and Palermo. Your private culinary class introduces you to the connection of Sicilian flavors to the landscape with a tour of the gardens and orchards, before an instructive guide to local cuisine.
Next, explore the remarkable Baroque towns of Ragusa and Modica. Once in the town of Modica, you will also have the chance to relish a unique chocolate tasting inside a celebrated artisan sweet shop. The following day, you visit a boutique winery to learn about the unique ways the vineyard is producing its wine. Venture into the seaside cliff town of Taormina; tour the historical grounds and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the cityscape. On your final day, your private transfer escorts you to Catania, where you board your flight home.
$5,395 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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