Taste of Sicily

$4,950 Rate for Two People

8 Days

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April 19th – 26th, 2020

A wonderful way to get a glimpse of this beautiful island.  This tour fouses on the Northwest point of Sicily with the village of Castellammare as your home base.

Day One

Meals 

Dinner

Destinations  

Castellammare del Golfo

Highlights

Meet your Tour Director

                                                  

The group will have a private transfer from the airport to the hotel with luggage delivery to your room. You’ll have some free time after check in to settle in or rest before a group evening welcome dinner.

Day Two

Meals

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Destinations

Palermo

Highlights

Guided Tour – Market – Palermo Street Food Experience – Sicilian Pastry Tasting – Cooking Class

                                                  

We will begin with a city guided tour of Palermo, including a visit to a local market. Our lunch will be Palermo’s street food, one of the things Palermo is known for. In the afternoon, we will go to a pastry shop and discover typical Sicilian desserts. Then, you will have the opportunity to work with a professional chef and prepare a traditional Sicilian meal in which we will enjoy for our dinner.

Day Three

Meals

Breakfast

Destinations

Cefalu’ – Palermo

Highlights

Sightseeing & Shopping

                                                  

Today we will head to the coastal village of Cefalu’ and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea with the mediterranean homes as the backdrop. After lunch, we will head back to explore more of Palermo. 

Day Four

Meals 

Breakfast • Lunch

Destinations 

Camporeale – Segesta

Highlights

Artisan Bakery presentation – Temple

                                                  

Bread making is certainly a passion found throughout the mediterranean.  We will visit a bakery and see how “pane nero” is made from the mill to the final product. Lunch will be at the bakery tasting the wonderful freshly made bread. In the afternoon we will see the Temple of Segesta and Amphitheatre.  After, we will head back to the hotel and spend the evening in Castellammare Del Golfo.

Day Five

Meals 

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

Destinations

Marsala – Erice – Trapani

Highlights

Salt Flat Museum – Wine Tasting – Sightseeing

                                                  

Time for some wine! We will drive to Marsala to visit a wine producer. Along the way we will stop to visit the Salt Flats and Museum of Riserva Dello Stagnone. While we are with the wine producer, we will enjoy lunch and some wine tasting. After lunch, we will visit Erice, a beautiful medieval village on a mountaintop. For the evening we will go to Trapani and enjoy walking through this city and having dinner here before heading back to the hotel.

Day Six

Meals 

Breakfast • Lunch

Destinations

Monreale – Camporeale – Trapani

Highlights

Cathedral of Monreale – Wine Tasting

                                                  

Today we will visit the famous Cathedral of Monreale known for its Christ Pantocrator. When you come to Italy wine is very important so we will go to Camporeale to visit another wine producer. We will enjoy lunch and some wine tasting then head back to the hotel. For the evening we will go to Trapani and enjoy some walking and shopping.

Day Seven

Meals

Breakfast • Dinner

Destinations

Cerda

Highlight

Artichoke Festival – Last Group Dinner

                                                  

Sicily has adopted many foods from immigrants but artichokes seem to actually originate from Sicily.  They are frequently found and are a staple in the Sicilian cuisine.  What better way to learn more about this than an artichoke Festival in Cerda.  You might discover new ways this flower is prepared.

Day Eight

Meals  

Breakfast

Destinations

Palermo Airport

                                                  

After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to the Palermo airport.

Grazie e Arrivaderci!