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A Tour of Eastern Sicily
Taormina ~ Catania ~ Siracusa ~ Tindari ~ Mount Etna

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6 nights - 7 days

Breakfast Lunch  Dinner

This tour takes you to the eastern side of Sicily where you will stay for one week at a beautiful hotel in Taormina, one of Sicily's most interesting, energetic and beautiful cities.  You will enjoy excursions to Catania, Siracusa, Messina, Tindari and the spectacular slopes of Mount Etna.  You will also enjoy a visit to a Sicilian winery and taste a variety of subtle Sicilian wines.  For those who like to learn new cooking skills there is an optional cooking class.
DAY 1 – Arrival - Catania

You will arrive at Catania Airport to be met by our tour escort for the transfer to our hotel, the beautiful, four star Villa Diodoro in fabulous Taormina.  You will have time to settle in and freshen-up and perhaps take a stroll in the town to "find your legs".  Later, we will enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner. 

Overnight in Taormina.

DAY 2 – Walk-about in Taormina

Breakfast in the hotel.  Today we will enjoy a walking tour of Taormina, the island's best known resort city, which is beautifully situated 204 meters above sea level.  It's busy centro storico (historical center) with its shops, cafes and restaurants, and with its winding medieval streets are truly charming.  After the tour, guests will enjoy free time in Taormina for shopping.

Return to Taormina. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 – A Visit to Catania and Siracusa

After breakfast we will board our air conditioned bus to go south along the coast of east Sicily.  First, we will visit the historical centre of Catania, situated in a magnificent position at the foot of Mount Etna.

We will stop for lunch (not included) at a typical Sicilian restaurant.

In the afternoon visit to the very ancient city of Siracusa, founded by the Greeks in 800 BC. Here we will see the Orecchio di Dionisio, the Greco-Roman  Amphitheatre.  We will also enjoy a guided tour of the oldest part of the city, which is on the small island of Ortigia.

Return to Taormina. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 – A Visit to Mount Etna

We will again enjoy our breakfast at the hotel.  But shortly after we will depart for a day's sightseeing on  Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano. The coach will take us to a height of 1900 meters above sea level, where we will have a chance to peer into the amazing, but dormant craters of the volcano.  Later we will enjoy lunch and shortly after, a visit to one of Sicily's most esteemed wineries for a special  wine tasting.

Return to Taormina. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 5 – A visit to Messina and Tindari

Today we venture north to Messina which is the port city that serves as the "bridge" (by ferry) to mainland Italy. The tour will start with a visit to "The gate of
Sicily", the church of San Francesco and the Fountain of Neptune. The astronomical clock is the most interesting component of the 60 meter high bell-tower next to the Cathedral.

After you enjoy your lunch we will continue to Tindari, where we will visit the Sanctuary dedicated to the Black Madonna. From the terrace in front of the church  and the Greek Theatre enjoy magnificent views of the Aeolian Islands and the beautiful formations of sand and gravel produced by the shallows at the foot of the
strikingly beautiful cliffs.

Return to Taormina. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 6 – A day at leisure

It's a lazy day today.  You might want to sleep in or take a morning stroll.  You can have breakfast at the hotel if you wish, or perhaps walk into Taormina and find an amiable cafe.  A day at leisure can be what you want; reading, shopping, swimming, or all of the above.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

  • Optional tour: south to the baroque city of Noto and beautiful Modica (7 hours)
  • Optional activity: Sicilian cooking lesson - 1/2 day - dinner menu + dinner

DAY 7 – Departure day

Today's our last day, so after breakfast you will have time to pack up and prepare for your departure.  For those who flew to Sicily, we will arrange your transfer to Catania Airport.

This tour is arranged for groups of 10 or more only.  The tour can also be customized to suit your specific requirements.  Please contact us if you would like more information.

Contact: Group Travel Department


  • 10-14 people - € 895/person (sing supp - € 175/person) 195/person)

  • 14-19 people - € 750/person  (sing supp - € 175/person) 175/person)

  • 20-24 people - € 675/person (sing supp - € 175/person) 150/person)

  • 25+ people - € 675/person (sing supp - € 150/person)

Included Not included
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in Taormina at Hotel Villa Diodoro 4*
  • Breakfast and dinner daily in the hotel
  • Ό lt water + ½ lt. wine included during dinners
  • Modern air conditioned bus service for all transfers and excursions as per above program
  • English-Speaking Tour Escort throughout the tour
  • Local Guides included where necessary
  • Visit of a canteen at the skirts of Mt. Etna and wine tasting
  • Porterage service in hotel
  • Entrance Fees to the following sites: Greek Theater in Taormina / Siracusa Archaeological Park
  • Airfare
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Meals not indicated
  • Tours not indicated
  • Entrance fees not indicated
  • Tips
  • Anything not indicated in the section “The price includes”


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