The Best of Sicily - Tour Specifics
September 26-October 4, 2022 (Sold out!)
October 17-25, 2022 (New Dates Added)
Cost: The land cost of the tour is $4,450 USD per person, based on double occupancy. Cash discount cost is $4,350 USD per person for payment by check or wire transfer. You may make your registration deposit using PayPal and/or your credit card and still be eligible for the cash discount cost if your final balance is paid by check or wire transfer. Single rooms are available for a supplementary charge of $750. Airfare is not included.
Accommodations: 8 nights lodging in elegant, historic hotel properties; (3 nights in Palermo, 2 nights in Ragusa, and 3 nights in Taormina). All rooms have ensuite baths.
Meals: All breakfasts, one full-course meal daily, additional meals as scheduled. All meals…after breakfast!…include regional wines. We carefully choose the restaurants based on ambiance and quality of cuisine.
Wine Tastings: Scheduled tastings of various Sicilian wines (including small local producers and famous well known producers).
Transfers: Ground transportation during the tour subsequent to your arrival at the hotel in Palermo. For the departure day, there will be a group shuttle departing Taormina at 9 AM and going to the Catania airport. If you need to depart at a different time, we can help you book a transfer at an additional cost.
Admissions: Entrance fees for all planned visits to monuments, galleries and museums are included.
Small, Intimate Group: We will be limiting the number of participants to a maximum of 16. We need a minimum of 12 guests for a tour to run.
Arrival and Departure: The tour will begin at our hotel in Palermo and end with a transfer to the airport in Catania. If you require transfer services upon arrival or after the tour, transfers can be arranged through our travel partners for an additional fee.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: The October 17-25, 2022 itinerary will run IN REVERSE due to hotel availability. You should arrive to Catania by 3PM on October 17 and depart from Palermo any time on October 25.**
Early Arrival/ Late Stay Options: Depending on hotel availability you may be able to arrive early or stay after the end of the tour. We'll be happy to help you make these arrangements. For trip extensions of 2 nights or less, we provide planning assistance on a complimentary basis. For extensions of 3 nights or more, there is a nominal fee of $150 to assist with trip planning including booking hotels, guides, drivers, etc.
Tour Exclusions: Airfare; airport-to-hotel transfer upon arrival; hotel city tax (usually €2-5 per person, per night; payable onsite).
Experienced Tour Leaders: Tuscany Tours has been leading small-group tours in Europe since 1997. Possible Tour Leaders for this tour are Pam Mercer, Sam Hilt, Federica "Fede" Fiscaletti, or Ludovica Noviello. Check out our Meet the Team page online to learn more about each of these amazing guides!