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Essential Sicily

PALERMO, SYRACUSE, TAORMINA - 8 DAYS

Designed for those who wish to see it all in a short time.  This itinerary works either as a self-driving tour or private drivers can be provided.  As always, full customization to fit your needs is possible!

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Day 1 – PALERMO – Arrive in Palermo and collect your rental car before checking in to a hotel in the class of your choice.  Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2 – MARSALA & ERICE – After breakfast, head out to Marsala for a private guided winery tour and wine tasting.  Enjoy free time to explore the city before an authentic lunch in a local restaurant.  Proceed to Erice and stroll the medieval city on your own before returning to Palermo for the evening.  Overnight accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Day 3 – POLLINA – Today venture to a farm in Pollina to learn about Manna and sample this traditional Sicilian Slow Food.  Enjoy lunch at the farm.  Return to Palermo for an afternoon at leisure.  Overnight accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Day 4 – AGRIGENTO & SYRACUSE – Depart for Agrigento for a visit to the old city. Lunch at a typical restaurant in the downtown. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the amazing Valley of the Temples, testament to the ancient Greek civilization in Sicily. Continue to Syracuse for an overnight stay in the hotel class of your choice.

Day 5 – MODICA – Venture out to Modica with a stop in Ragusa en route.  Explore on your own before participating in a chocolate tasting in Modica.  Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner in the historic town centre of Ortigia.  Return to Syracuse for overnight accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Day 6 - SYRACUSE & TAORMINA – Explore Syracuse in the morning before departing for Taormina. Stop in Mount Etna for a vineyard tour and tasting before arriving in Taormina.  Overnight accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Day 7 – TAORMINA – This morning, meet your guide for a walking tour of Taormina.  Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure before a special final dinner.  Overnight accommodations in the hotel class of your choice.

Day 8 – TAORMINA – Meet your driver at your hotel for private transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

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