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VIP Tour of Sicily: Beauty, Culinary & Luxury Experience

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Catania, Syracuse, Taormina, Aeolian Islands - Salina

Suggested Duration

11 Days

Treat yourself to the luxury and romance of Sicily, from the crystal clear azure sea to the inspiring ancient ruins scattered across the hillside; the splendors of the island await. Baroque palaces decorate historic cities. Private vineyards overtake the hillside of a secluded island getaway. Cobblestone streets lead to remote vistas with immaculate views of the countryside. You can indulge in the pure essences of the cuisine and bask in the alluring flavors of celebrated vineyards on your custom...

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Trip Highlights

  • Bask in romantic five-star accommodations with views of the stunning landscape of Sicily in complete luxury
  • Enjoy a scenic private cruise along the Mediterranean to visit the stunning Aeolian Islands
  • Delight in a private chocolate tour in Modica to taste the varieties of the rich, succulent, and pleasurable Sicilian specialty
  • Indulge in romantic wine tours along the diverse landscapes of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
  • Revel in magnificent lunches coupled with fine wine pairings to taste the luxuriousness of contemporary Sicilian cuisine
  • Witness opulent Greek and Roman ruins that give testament to the marvelous cosmopolitan cultures that inhabited the island

Detailed Description

In Sicily, the idea of romantic jewels can be associated with precious gems, radiant cities, enchanting vineyards or charming islands. Your 11-day luxury Sicily tour takes you on a dreamlike exploration of the coastline and hillsides, distant island life and mythical volcanic craters. When you arrive in Catania, your private transfer greets you and your partner at the airport. Soon you are settled into your luxurious hotel on the coast of Syracuse, in the ancient neighborhood of Ortigia. In the evening, you dine in gourmet style, listening to the sea lapping at the walls of the city. The following morning, your guide leads you on a private tour of the city’s ancient history, followed by a lavish lunch in the charming fishing town of Marzamemi.

You continue to an incredible wine estate to sample the lush flavors of the region, along with an evening stroll in the Baroque town of Noto. The next day takes you to the fabulous town of Scicli, filled with Baroque palaces and marvelous churches. In Modica, you visit a dolceria for a hands-on cooking class teaching you and your partner how to make succulent and sweet chocolates. Then, you find yourself embarking on the best Sicily tours of numerous celebrated vineyards around the Ragusa region, sampling the elegant wines and enjoying the food pairings before your sunset tour of Ragusa.

Your private transfer escorts you to the island of Salina, which is a part of the Aeolian Islands. You settle into your accommodation, which is located on a winery estate overlooking the exceptional seaside cliff. You have a private cruise of the archipelago to experience the luxuries of the other islands, including Stromboli, where the luxury designers Dolce and Gabbana have a vacation home. Delight in the scenery before making your way to a guided vineyard tour of your estate, complete with a wine tasting as well as a lunch accompanied with wine pairings.

You then return to the main island of Sicily, where your private transfer escorts you to the spectacular seaside town of Taormina. In the afternoon, you can truly indulge in the flavors of a Michelin-star restaurant for lunch. You have a guided private tour of the vineyards along the foothills of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, before an evening of leisure in the enchanting town of Taormina. The following day takes you to the bustling city of Catania, filled with vibrant markets and beautiful Baroque architecture. On your final morning in Sicily, your private transfer greets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport for your flight home, but you could always extend your romantic getaway to include the alluring city of Venice or the luxurious villas of Tuscany.

Starting Price

$6,595 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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