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Luxury

Sicilian Treasures

Palermo to Catania
8 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULXSI8
  • Small Group Discovery
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Mount Etna Volcanologist Talk

See Mount Etna with a Volcanologist to offer you a truly informative guide to this world-famous natural phenomenon.

Sicilian Family Dinner 

Be welcomed into the home of a local Sicilian family as you sit down to enjoy a special welcome dinner.

Marsala Wine Tasting

Visit a local winery in Marsala and enjoy a light lunch and sampling of the region's famous sweet wines.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 10 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusion in Palermo
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Seven nights unique and authentic accommodation
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • Finest dining - a total of 14 meals

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULXSI7 2018

Palermo to Catania

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met on arrival as you transfer from Palermo airport. Tonight, be welcomed into the private home of a local Sicilian family for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Palermo, Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Daily :
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Palermo. A local expert will show you treasures of the bustling Arab-style, open-air street markets. Alternatively, enjoy a scenic drive to the south of Palermo to reach the town of Corleone, a lovely town infamous for the social phenomenon known as the Mafia.


This morning is dedicated to your chosen activity. After, continue to Cefalu, a lovely coastal town of Norman origins that is part of the Madonie Natural Park, which is considered one of the prettiest Italian boroughs. Enjoy a walk through town before returning to Palermo.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Travel to Erice, one of the finest medieval towns in Sicily. Continue south to see the unique Salt Works Natural Reserve. Stop in Marsala, visiting one of the local wineries for a light lunch and sampling their famous sweet wine varieties. Arrive at your unique accommodation situated within the World Heritage-listed Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a magical setting overlooking the temples.

Stay: Agrigento, Hotel Villa Athena

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive in Ragusa, where you will check into your hotel, a former 12th-century estate. Enjoy a guided tour of this intriguing historic property, followed by a superb wine tasting in their famous cellar before dinner.


During a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples, see some of the Greek Temples dating back to the 5th century BC. From Agrigento, head into the centre of Sicily and stop in Piazza Armerina to visit Villa del Casale.

Stay: Two Nights, Ragusa, Eremo della Giubiliana

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be treated to an 'Opera Dei Pupi' (opera puppet show), and gain insight into how these famed puppets are made. This style of show originated in Syracuse when Francesco Puzzo made the first puppet in 1875.


Journey to Modica before arriving in Noto, a delightful town that houses the loveliest examples of baroque architecture in Sicily. Afterwards, arrive in Syracuse, which houses the magnificent Archaeological Park Neapolis. You will also enjoy a visit to the island of Ortigia, the Arethusa Spring and the Temple of Apollo. Later, return to Ragusa.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel to Taormina and visit its Greek Theatre, still utilised for performances today. This evening, perhaps wander up to the top of a rocky spur, or absorb the sublime vistas from your hotel as you gaze out over Taormina and the sea beyond.

Stay: Two Nights, NH Collection Taormina, in a sea view room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to the scenic slopes of Mount Etna, one of the prominent active volcanoes existing in the world. Here, a local Etna guide will show you around, then spend time with a professional Volcanologist who will share their expertise before you enjoy a light lunch.


Our day is devoted to an incredible exploration of Mount Etna. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Small group journey

Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.

Away from the tourist trail

Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations

Unique and authentic stays

Your hand-picked accommodation offers the perfect blend of luxurious, unique and authentic properties

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home