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Luxury

Sicilian Treasures

Palermo to Catania
8 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULXSI8
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Marsala Wine Tasting

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

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.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in Palermo
  • Luxury dining - a total of 14 meals
  • Expert tour director
  • Seven nights authentic accommodation

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EULXSi8 2020
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 to your historic hotel in the city centre. Tonight, come together and 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 discovery of Palermo. A local expert will show you treasures of the 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.


After your sightseeing, return to Palermo, where you will have the evening at leisure to further explore or maybe try the local dining scene.

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, affording the best view overlooking the temples.

Stay: Agrigento, Hotel Villa Athena

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Your accommodation is housed within a former 12th-century estate. Enjoy a guided tour of this intriguing historic property including its own cellar, followed by a wine pairing 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 Romana del Casale. Arrive in Ragusa, where you will check into your special hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Ragusa, Eremo della Giubiliana

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Arrive in Syracuse, which houses the historic Archaeological Park Neapolis. You will also enjoy a visit to the island of Ortigia, the Arethusa Spring and the Temple of Apollo. Be treated to a visit to an opera puppet factory 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. Later, return to Ragusa where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure to perhaps take a moment to relax and unwind, or enjoy everything your remarkable property has to offer.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience the quintessential Italian automotive experience as you hop in a vintage Fiat 500 vehicle for a unique take on a guided scenic drive around the architectural wonders of Modica. Launched in July, 1957, the Fiat 500 was initially referred to as a Cinquecento, and was designed as an economical town car for post-war Italy. Today, it’s your stylish mode of travel.


This morning, it’s time to enjoy your Signature Experience. Afterwards, 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 up slopes of Mount Etna by Jeep, where a local expert will show you around. You’ll then spend time with a professional Volcanologist who will share their expertise with you.


Enjoy your Signature Experience at Mount Etna. In the evening, savour a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Unique and authentic stays

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

Away from the tourist trail

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

Small group journey

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

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible