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Giovanni Arena - Private Guide in Taormina

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Gastronomy and Wine Tour

Wine tasting tour in Palermo

Tour Price : euro 1100,00 Duration : 8 days – 7 nights Languages: Italian, English

A Tour of Sicily in which arts and culture, history and gastronomy, handicraft and nature, traditions and curiousness perfectly balance each other to have a in-depth knowledge of a land by great charm whose mysteries have not been totally disclosed…

1st DAY – Palermo On your arrival at the airport, panoramic tour of the city (depending on the arrival times of the flight) and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

2nd DAY – Palermo/Segesta/Erice/Marsala After breakfast, departure for Segesta where the Doric Temple will be visited. Proceed to Erice, a medieval village. Lunch in a typical restaurant and guided tour of that little village lying at an altitude of 750 m., with its wonderful Norman Duomo and the XIV century Castle. Tasting of typical marzipan and ricotta -based sweets (ricotta is a typical Sicilian white cheese). Excursion with private guide in Rome. In the afternoon, proceed to Marsala, whose current name derives from the Arab word Mars-El-Allah, Port of Allah. In the saline (saltpans) area, which extends for about 1000 hectares, stop to visit one of the famous sail mills, which follow the Dutch models. Return to the hotel in Marsala, dinner and overnight.

3rd DAY – Marsala/Selinunte/Agrigento After breakfast, panoramic tour of the town which is famous, nowadays, for its wine, but whose history is old and of great value. Stop in an old winery for a tasting and proceed to Selinunte. Fish-based lunch. Visit of the important archaeological site, with its temples, its fortifications and the Punic town. Proceed to Agrigento. Once at the hotel, dinner. Then, visit of the Valley of the Temples which, in the evening, is floodlighted. Overnight.

4th DAY – Agrigento/Sperlinga/Piazza Armerina After breakfast, visit of the famous Valley of the Temples and proceed to Sperlinga. Visit of the famous Castle partially hollowed out of the rocks. Inhabited by French at the time of their domination on the island, it was the only one, together with Sperlinga population who came to their aid, to resist the Vespri Siciliani (the Sicilian Vespers) in 1282. Lunch at the restaurant where all the homemade dishes, with their unforgettable tastes, will be tasted. Proceed to Piazza Armerina. Once at the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.

5th DAY –Piazza Armerina/Taormina After breakfast, visit of the famous Villa Romana del Casale, renowned for its mosaics. Lunch with a typical menu in an old railway station. Proceed to Taormina, the capital of Sicilian glamour. Tour in Rome. Once at the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.

6th DAY –Taormina/Etna /Taormina After breakfast, departure for the volcano Etna. Visit to the extinguished craters of Mounts Silvestri at an altitude of 1800 m. Possibility to ascend by jeep up to 2900 m., led by professional guides (surcharge to pay on the spot). Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit of Taormina, coveted destination of international tourism, with its little streets full of typical handicraft shops and the Greek Theatre. Return to the hotel for dinner, overnight.

7th DAY – Catania/Parco delle Madonie/Castelbuono/Cefalù/Palermo After breakfast, departure for the Parco delle Madonie, where an environment by a great variedness of landscapes will be admired. Visit of Castelbuono, a picturesque little village, with the Ventimiglia Castle containing the splendid St Anne Chapel, and the Matrice Vecchia. Lunch in a typical restaurant while being cheered by a folk group. Proceed to Cefalù, with its famous Norman Duomo and the Medieval Lavatoio (Wash-house), hollowed out of the rocks. Proceed to the hotel in Palermo, accommodation, dinner and overnight.

8th DAY – Palermo Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free and transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: euro 1100,00
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
Languages: Italian, English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES