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Italy, Sicily – Small Group Food & Wine Explorer

From $2778pp

Please note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate.
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Discover Sicilian culture through its rich cuisine and diverse street food

Taste the best Sicilia wines and learn the secrets of their production

Visit farm houses t find organic local products such as olives, cheese, tomatoes etc

Learn cooking tricks in typical Sicilian family trattoria

Get an authentic lifestyle experience and feel like you've lived in Sicily your whole life!

Arrival, Taormina Lifestyle, Gourmet & Walking Tour

Upon arrival at Catania airport be greeted by your private driver, who will deliver you to your charming hotel in Taormina. Once you are ready, meet your local guide in the hotel lobby and take an easy walk into the Taormina city centre. Discover the main attractions of the town, its soul and lifestyle, the best places for traditional pastries, ice cream, coffee, food and handicraft shopping and anything else that might be interesting for you. Pass the most important monuments and highlights of Taormina listening the stories of your guide. Have two foodie stops, first in typical bottega for cheeses, salumi, bread, olives and wine tasting. And the second in small pastry bar for tasting of typical Sicilian sweets, liquors and coffee. After the tour you’re free to enjoy the evening in sparkling Taormina.

Overnight Taormina

Meals T (Charcuterie, Pastries & Wine)

Taormina Cooking Class & Lunch in Family Trattoria

After breakfast, start your foodie experience from the city centre with your private local guide/chef. We’ll visit Taormina’s Food Market, where local farmers, fishermen and butchers sell their fresh goods. Select products for your class and with personal guidance from your chef. Then with these fresh ingredients, learn culinary secrets of cooking homemade bread, pasta, fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style. While eating what your own hands made, enjoy the taste of local wines.
After lunch, you are free to enjoy the afternoon and evening in Taormina. Relax on picturesque beaches or spend time blending into the local scene.

Overnight in Taormina

Meals B, L (Cooking Class)

Etna Countryside Food & Wine Lovers Day Out

After breakfast start your “off beaten path” trip to Mt. Etna with a pick-up from your hotel by your local foodie guide. Drive through small typical Etna villages admiring authentic lava stone houses, orange, lemon, olive and almond groves, while listening to charming stories about Sicilian culture, traditions and food.
Proceed to a height of 1000 meters above sea level where you will discover the breath-taking views of this volcanic land. The first stop will be at an antique family run winery, where after a guided visit of their cellars, you’ll taste the volcanic-earth-influenced wines. These will be paired with organic Etna appetizers in an astonishing lava stone open air amphitheatre.
We continue on to your next gastronomic experience which will be in an authentic picturesque farmhouse. Here you’ll enjoy a sumptuous lunch of seasonal antipasti, homemade pasta and typical pastries.
Return to Taormina later in the afternoon, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight Taormina

Meals B, T (Wines & Appetizers), L

Noto Walking Tour with Lunch & Transfer to Syracuse

After breakfast meet your private driver in the lobby and move onto to magnificent Noto.
Enjoy an easy walk with local guide in town of UNESCO heritage – a jewel of Baroque Architecture. While walking taste the famous Modica chocolate and extraordinary Sicilian ice-cream.
After your town walking tour, it’s time to visit a local family taverna for your fresh lunch.
Transfer to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night.

Overnight Syracuse

Meals B, T (Chocolate), L

Ortigia Food & Wine Walking Tour

Enjoy a mostly free day in Ortigia.
Meet your local foodie guide later in the afternoon, when it starts to cool down. Enjoy a walking tour of Ortigia and the Syracuse old town, where you will taste fresh fish, typical Sicilian appetizers, homemade Sicilian pastries, as well as fragrant wines and liquors in three different food venues. Eat and drink as locals do.
During the tour your guide will share history, culture, lifestyle and gastronomic stories of the area while passing the most important monuments and little hidden gems of the town. The tour will finish in the heart of Ortigia so after you can still enjoy the town at night if you wish.

Overnight Syracuse

Meals B, T (Food & Wine Tour)

Syracuse Winery Tour & Transfer to Palermo

After breakfast you’ll be collected by your private driver and start the day with visit of ancient winery located in Syracuse countryside. We’ll be welcomed by the owner, have a guided visit of the cellars and the old millstone.
There’s time to enjoy a light lunch with local organic products and wine tasting in their magnificent courtyard. Appreciate the taste of wines produced in this Syracuse area and discover their difference with Etna wines.
After lunch continue to drive around 2.5 hours to reach colourful Palermo. Time to relax and free evening.

Overnight in Palermo

Meals B, L, T (Wines)

Palermo Street Food

Today you will sample some of the best of Sicilian street food during a 3 hour walking tour of Palermo. This food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital and includes visit of the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets, tasting five different Sicilian treats along the way — including ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters) and ‘arancine’ (deep-fried rice balls). Pass through Palermo old town and most important highlights listening to the stories of your guide.
After the tour enjoy a free evening in Palermo.

Overnight Palermo

Meals B, T (Food Tour)


Breakfast and departure transfer to Palermo airport.

Meals B

  • Three nights Taormina
    4 star classic hotel

  • Two nights Syracuse
    4 star classic hotel

  • Two nights Palermo
    4 star classic hotel

  • Mercedes minivan transport and driver throughout

  • Eight breakfasts

  • Six lunches

  • One dinner

  • All food and wine tastings in the itinerary

  • Taormina Gourmet Walking Tour

  • Taormina Cooking Class

  • Etna Food & Wine Tour

  • Noto Walking Tour with Lunch

  • Ortigia Food & Wine Tour

  • Syracuse Winery Tour with Lunch

  • Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

  • Local Licensed Guide for all activities

  • 24 Hour Support before & during tour

  • Restaurant suggestions & reservations

  • Entrance to monuments and city taxes

Departure Dates

This tour departs each Monday April to November

Please note that prices are indicative only, subject to availability for your travel dates and the exchange rate.

per person based on twin share

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single supplement for sole use of a room

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Minimum Numbers

Minimum 2 persons Maximum 8 persons

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