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10 Days | Head to the Mediterranean and discover Sicily’s natural, cultural and historical treasures

4.7 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Explore Sicily and unearth the natural and historical wonders of an island in the heart of the Mediterranean. Join an expert local leader on a fully immersive 10-day Premium journey – with a sprinkling of Arab, Norman, Greek and Roman influence, this region is a hive of history and culture. See intricate mosaics, towering palaces, crumbling ruins and marble-lined laneways. Head out of the main hubs to discover Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. Taste Genovesi, cheese, local chocolate and take a traditional cooking class to get the most out of Sicily’s celebrated cuisine. With Exclusive Experiences and a gorgeous Feature Stay in the countryside, what are you waiting for?

Trip overview

Map of Premium Sicily including Italy
Start
Palermo, Italy
Finish
Catania, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPL
This trip generates 25 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover Palermo’s most symbolic places of rebellion and meet the local people who are taking a stance against the Mafia on an Anti-Mafia Movement tour.
  • Get a taste for Sicily’s finest cuisines with a traditional cooking class in Palermo, a Genovesi tasting in Erice and mouth-watering cheese and chocolate tastings (yes, please) on your way to Siracusa.
  • Uncover some of Sicily’s most magnificent monuments and ruins on a guided tour through the Valley of the Temples as well as the incredible Siracusa Archaeological Park.
  • Come face-to-face with Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, as you walk into the centre of an extinct crater and visit a lava cave.
  • Spend two unforgettable nights in the Sicilian countryside at your Feature Stay accommodation – Baglio della Luna Foresteria, a countryside estate built within a medieval watch tower.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Sicily including Italy

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (7 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Palermo -Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Palermo - Welcome Meeting
  • Palermo - Welcome Dinner
  • Palermo - Anti-Mafia Tour
  • Palermo - Sicilian Cooking Class
  • Erice - Town Visit
  • Erice - Genovesi Tasting
  • Mazara del Vallo - Kasbah Visit
  • Scala dei Turchi - Visit
  • Agrigento - Guided visit Valley of the Temples
  • Modica - Visit and Chocolate Tasting
  • Noto - Guided Walk
  • Siracusa - Ortigia Orientation Walk
  • Siracusa - Archaeological Park Guided Visit
  • Catania - Mount Etna Visit
  • Taormina - Guided Walk
  • Taormina - Greek Theatre Admission

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Elizabeth · Traveled May 2024
We really loved our Intrepid Tour of Premium Sicily. Apart from one night we had two nights in each place which we loved. All the hotels were excellent as were the included restaurants. Our tour leader was wonderful as were the local guides. Definitely recommend this trip.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Patricia · Traveled May 2024
The Premium Sicily 10 day tour was the best tour I have ever been on and I have travelled as a solo passenger with many tour companies including Intrepid before. There were 3 of us on the tour (a couple from NZ) and myself and our tour guide Gabriella Giuffrida who was excellent. We all got along so well and had so much fun and were all the same fitness level. A lot of walking and stairs were involved. Gabriella was so organized and informative. The night before she sent to us the itinerary for the following day. The accommodations were good and the food in Sicily excellent. Learnt so much about Sicily. Highly recommend taking this Intrepid tour of Sicily. Intrepid are an excellent travel company.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

John · Traveled April 2024
Emi gave our small group a really fantastic holiday she was always willing to help and looked after us well A very interesting trip
Review submitted 14 May 2024

Victoria · Traveled April 2024
I would thoroughly recommend this trip. We visited some fabulous places and Emi, our tour guide, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable as well as helpful and caring. Our first holiday with Intrepid but hopefully not the last.
Review submitted 11 May 2024

Ann · Traveled April 2024
Our premium Sicily tour lived up to our expectations. We feel we learnt a lot about the people, culture and history. Veronica was a wonderful tour guide and made our trip memorable. The tours, food, driver Mario and accommodations were just lovely. This was our second trip with Intrepid and we will be back again.
Review submitted 08 May 2024
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