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PRIVATE ITINERARY

Palermo - Aeolian Islands (Salina) - Taormina

Authentic Sicilian Culture and Coast

11 NIGHTS - PRICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 

A dreamy and diverse country that always offers something new to explore. On this trip, we will take you on a fabulous itinerary starting in Palermo to embrace the cultural and foodie highlights of the city as well as the Valley of the Temples before heading to the beautiful Aeolian Island of Salina to sample some stunning coastline and delicious culinary delights. Then it’s off to Taormina where the magic of Sicily continues. You will have a chance to stroll around this beautiful city as well as explore Mount Etna and visit Syracuse, another impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a wonderful trip for immersing into some of the best cultural encounters, culinary delights and coastal landscapes that the country has to offer.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS expand_more

Explore the authentic side of Palermo, known as a heavenly destination for historians, artisans and gourmands

Immerse yourself in several UNESCO world heritage sites – the Valley of the Temples, Syracuse and the Cathedrals of Monreale and Cefalu

Stunning unspoilt coastlines, volcanoes and culinary delights of the Aeolian Islands to be discovered and enjoyed

Visit Mount Etna by jeep, tasting delicious wines produced at vineyards on the volcano slopes

Authentic Experience

Explore the charming town of Taormina. Taormina is a beautiful hilltop town located on the east coast of Sicily. Although Taormina is known for its stunning views of Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea, discover a number of Greek and Roman ruins, as well as a charming medieval centre.

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Arriving in Sicily you will be met at the airport and transferred by your private driver to Villa Igiea, your luxurious base for three nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure either to rest after your flight or start exploring this fascinating city celebrated for its dynamic mix of architectural styles from the Byzantine to the Baroque.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer from the airport to your hotel. 

    Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A luxuriously restored palazzo in the heart of Palermo
    • Feature: The design, interiors and activities all celebrate Sicily
    • Rooms: 72 rooms and 28 suites
    • Location: Sicily, Italy
    DAY 2-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    There is no better way to explore this wonderful Sicilian city and its hidden cultural and foodie treasures than with a private guide. Your guide will take you downtown taking in the stunning Baroque architecture, picturesque boulevards, busy stores and bustling markets, as well as the Cathedral of Monreale and the Valley of the Temples, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A luxuriously restored palazzo in the heart of Palermo
    • Feature: The design, interiors and activities all celebrate Sicily
    • Rooms: 72 rooms and 28 suites
    • Location: Sicily, Italy
    DAY 4-7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    En route to the Port of Milazzo where you will take the ferry to the Aeolian islands, you will stop and explore Cefalu, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, with an expert guide. After the short hydrofoil ferry to the island of Salina, you will check into Hotel Signum, a small charming family-run hotel surrounded by scented lime trees, bougainvillea and honeysuckle overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst on this stunning island, you will have a chance to relax and enjoy an authentic culinary tour, as well as take a memorable boat trip around the Aeolian Islands.

    Hotel Signum
    • Summary: Luxurious and charming family-run hotel
    • Feature: Stunning spa and incredibly friendly staff
    • Rooms: 30
    DAY 8-11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    After breakfast, you will be transported to the port, where the public ferry will take you to Milazzo before you travel to Taormina for your final days. As well as exploring this beautiful city by foot accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will have the chance to experience the mighty Mount Etna by Jeep, and discover the secrets of Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a delicious lunch at a typical ‘Salumeria’ before your return flight to the UK.

    Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Marekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: An exclusive seaside holiday residence
    • Feature: A beautiful, private beach is accessed via a gentle slope
    • Rooms: 71 rooms & suites
    • Location: Taormina, Sicily, Italy
DAY 1ACCOMMODATION
Weclome to Palermo

Arriving in Sicily you will be met at the airport and transferred by your private driver to Villa Igiea, your luxurious base for three nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure either to rest after your flight or start exploring this fascinating city celebrated for its dynamic mix of architectural styles from the Byzantine to the Baroque.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer from the airport to your hotel. 

Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A luxuriously restored palazzo in the heart of Palermo
  • Feature: The design, interiors and activities all celebrate Sicily
  • Rooms: 72 rooms and 28 suites
  • Location: Sicily, Italy
DAY 2-3ACCOMMODATION
Palermo

There is no better way to explore this wonderful Sicilian city and its hidden cultural and foodie treasures than with a private guide. Your guide will take you downtown taking in the stunning Baroque architecture, picturesque boulevards, busy stores and bustling markets, as well as the Cathedral of Monreale and the Valley of the Temples, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A luxuriously restored palazzo in the heart of Palermo
  • Feature: The design, interiors and activities all celebrate Sicily
  • Rooms: 72 rooms and 28 suites
  • Location: Sicily, Italy
DAY 4-7ACCOMMODATION
Aeolian Islands

En route to the Port of Milazzo where you will take the ferry to the Aeolian islands, you will stop and explore Cefalu, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, with an expert guide. After the short hydrofoil ferry to the island of Salina, you will check into Hotel Signum, a small charming family-run hotel surrounded by scented lime trees, bougainvillea and honeysuckle overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst on this stunning island, you will have a chance to relax and enjoy an authentic culinary tour, as well as take a memorable boat trip around the Aeolian Islands.

Hotel Signum
  • Summary: Luxurious and charming family-run hotel
  • Feature: Stunning spa and incredibly friendly staff
  • Rooms: 30
DAY 8-11ACCOMMODATION
Taormina

After breakfast, you will be transported to the port, where the public ferry will take you to Milazzo before you travel to Taormina for your final days. As well as exploring this beautiful city by foot accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will have the chance to experience the mighty Mount Etna by Jeep, and discover the secrets of Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a delicious lunch at a typical ‘Salumeria’ before your return flight to the UK.

Villa Sant'Andrea, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina Marekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An exclusive seaside holiday residence
  • Feature: A beautiful, private beach is accessed via a gentle slope
  • Rooms: 71 rooms & suites
  • Location: Taormina, Sicily, Italy

11 NIGHTS - PRICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 

Pricing based upon economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals And excursions As specified.

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