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9 days / 8 nights
2021 prices and dates coming soon!

 

SICILY

VOLCANOES, GOOD EATS, ANCIENT AMPHITHEATERS, AND PRISTINE BEACHES

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

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Discover the natural beauty of Sicily
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Relax on the beautiful white beaches
Cruise the open sea along the Sicilian coastline
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Venture up an active volcano!
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Cook like a real Sicilian
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Indulge in the best Italian food and wine
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Roam the cobblestone streets of Taormina
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Live the
Dolce Vita!

COVID-19

As we start traveling again and Covid is still a very real part of our lives, this is the perfect opportunity to take a private trip with your inner-circle or as the Washington Post deemed it, “your vacation pod!” Get your closest friends or family together and travel with us knowing we will take every available precaution to keep you and your group safe and healthy!
 

ABOUT THE TRIP

The ultimate adventure in Italy! “Sicilians build things like they will live forever and eat like they will die tomorrow” -Plato. Get ready to eat some of the most treasured foods of the Italian culture! Hike the most active Volcano in the world and relax by the beach. Sicily has it all!

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to Bella Italia!
  • Arrive in Catania by 2pm and make your way to the first hotel in Taormina. Drop your bags and explore a bit on your own before meeting the group.

  • At 5pm, meet up with your new travel fam for a quick orientation followed by an Italian aperitivo and a fabulous welcome dinner! Buon appetito! 

Inclusions: Welcome cocktail, dinner, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 2
Mt. Etna
  • After your first Italian espresso, we start the trip on a high note with a hiking adventure on one of the most active volcanoes in the world!

  • After a cable car and a 4x4 jeep ride, we will ascend the final kilometers to the top of Mt. Etna to learn about the geology of the area and to check out the steaming craters!

  • Later, return to town for some free time before a delicious Sicilian dinner.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Etna trek with gondola tickets and 4x4 jeep transport, lunch, dinner, transportation for all included activities, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 3
Sail the Mediterranean
  • We will start our morning with a boat tour in the bay of Taormina! Get acquainted with Sicily’s spectacular coastline from the water!

  • Enjoy a dip in the clear blue waters of Sicily and bask in the Sicilian sun.

  • Return to town to relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening for yourself, doing some shopping, relaxing, or seeking out the best gelato in town!

Inclusions: Breakfast, boat tour, lunch, transportation for all included activities, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 4
Taormina to Nebrodi
  • After a few days in the seaside town of Taormina, it’s time to venture into the Sicilian forest! We will spend a few days exploring the Nature Preserve of Nebrodi!

  • But first, en route, we will stop to discover the spectacular and unique wines of Mt. Etna. We will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at one of the best wineries on Mt. Etna before continuing to our home in Nebrodi. There, unwind before a beautiful dinner outside in the hotel’s forest (weather permitting)!

Inclusions: Breakfast, wine tasting and winery tour, lunch, dinner, transportation for all included activities, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 5
Explore the wild!
  • Today you can pick your own adventure! Whether it’s hiking, biking, or taking a 4x4 jeep ride, this is your opportunity to explore Nebrodi Natural Park.

  • If those aren’t for you, take this opportunity to relax with a good book on the hotel’s property.

  • Later enjoy a cooking class and eat the fruits of your labor!

Inclusions: Breakfast, Nebrodi hiking or biking excursion, cooking class, lunch, dinner, transportation for all included activities, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 6
Nebrodi to the sea!
  • Today it’s time to pack up and head to the seaside near the town of Noto! En route stop in Catania for a fun food tour that will double as our lunch!

  • Continue to the seaside and settle into our home for the next three nights! In the evening, enjoy a feast of seafood and local fair!

Inclusions: Breakfast, food tour of Catania, lunch, transportation for all included activities, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 7
Modica and Ragusa
  • After breakfast, we will set out for the towns of Ragusa and Modica to learn about these Baroque cities.

  • Top off your tour with a tasting of the famed Modica chocolate!

  • Return to the hotel for some seaside time before another Sicilian dinner!  

Inclusions: Breakfast, private tour of Ragusa and Modica, chocolate tasting, lunch, dinner, transportation for all included activities, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 8
Seaside Glory
  • On your final full day in Sicily, end your time relaxing beachside! Dip your toes in the Mediterranean and live that Bella Vita in Italy! Today is all for you but add some optional snorkeling or trekking if you can’t sit still like us!

Inclusions: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and accommodations in a shared room with one other person

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Day 9
Arrivederci Sicilia!
  • After breakfast, we will shuttle you to the Catania train station or airport and say our farewells!  

  • In true Italian fashion, it’s time to say Arrivederci, or “until next time!!”

Inclusions: Breakfast and transportation to Catania airport or train station

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INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations in a shared room with someone of the same gender

  • 3 nights in Taormina, 2 nights in Nebrodi, and 3 nights in Noto

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Private coach transfers for all included activities

  • Private trekking tour on Mt. Etna (including gondola tickets, 4x4 jeep, and expert trekking guide)

  • Private Bay of Taormina boat tour

  • Etna wine-tasting and tour

  • Cooking class

  • Nebrodi trek or bike tour

  • Food tour of Catania

  • Tour of Ragusa and Modica with chocolate tasting

  • Welcome and farewell aperitifs

  • Trip leader throughout the trip 

  • Donation to our local Sicilian Charity

**Alcohol is not included unless specified in the itinerary