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Culinary Tour of Sicily - Private Luxury Italy Tours (8 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Palermo, Italy To Taormina, Italy

Valid for Departures Now Through: 26 Oct 2021

Culinary Tour of Sicily - Private Luxury Italy Tours (8 days)


Day 1
Palermo, Italy
Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Breakfast

CULINARY TOUR OF SICILY: Palermo & Monreale, Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Modica, Taormina, Mount Etna

An exclusive private tour of Sicily for the most discerning luxury traveler.

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Palermo at luxury hotel

Afternoon private tour of Palermo

Interesting neighborhoods, local markets, Arab quarter, architecture, mosaics, Byzantine art

Day 2
Palermo, Italy
Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Breakfast, Lunch

Morning private cooking class with local chef, including market visit

Afternoon tour of Monreale

Day 3
Sciacca, Italy
Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel Breakfast

Private transfer to Sciacca with touring of Trapani and Marsala en route

Salt pans, Marsala wineries

Accommodation in Sciacca at ultra-luxury resort

Day 4
Sciacca, Italy
Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Morning private winery visit including cooking class, wine tasting and lunch

Afternoon at leisure

Day 5
Noto, Italy
Seven Rooms Villadorata Breakfast, Lunch

Private overland transfer to Noto with touring of Agrigento en route

Valley of the Temples, Hellenistic ruins, archaeological sites, lunch in garden valley

Accommodation in Noto at luxury boutique hotel

Afternoon private introductory city tour including dessert tasting

Day 6
Taormina, Italy
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo Breakfast

Private transfer to Taormina with touring of Baroque cities en route, including chocolate tasting in Modica

Accommodation in Taormina at ultra-luxury hotel

Day 7
Taormina, Italy
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo Breakfast, Lunch

Private excursion to Mount Etna

Volcanic sites, scenic views, winery visit and lunch

Day 8
Taormina, Italy
None Breakfast

Private transfer to Catania airport

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CULINARY TOUR OF SICILY: Palermo & Monreale, Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento, Noto, Modica, Taormina, Mount Etna

An exclusive private tour of Sicily for the most discerning luxury traveler.

This private tour of Sicily features the culinary and cultural highlights of this beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. During private market tours and cooking classes, learn about the Arab, Greek, Roman, Norman, Spanish, Jewish and other influences in Sicily's delicious and fascinating cuisine. Sample Sicilian specialties such as arancini (fried stuffed rice balls), pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines and wild fennel), caponata (eggplant relish) and cannoli. Also taste unique Sicilian wine and olive oil, visit local food markets, and tour ancient ruins and archaeological sites.

About Us

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.

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25th Anniversary Trip

By: AJ

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Great experience!!! Tony, the driver that was our main contact was amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Isla Steinberg

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By: MBIsrael

Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Artisans provided the perfect itinerary for our first trip to Israel. Our guide and driver - Amir and Yaron - were wonderful, personable and knowledgeable. Maria at Artisans was responsive during trip when we had questions as was their local contact. The culinary tour led by Aliza was a highlight. Great experience overall.
Travel Advisor:  David Lauwers

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By: swt

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Very good guide and driver who were with us the whole trip. We never had to worry about our luggage as they took care of it going from place to place as we flew two times - what a luxury! Hotels were wonderful, some Outstanding! We thought that we received special treatment at them being clients of Artisans of Leisure.
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg