Route: Taormina Mount Etna Siracuse Ortigia Ragusa Agrigento Palermo
Duration: 7 nights
Group Size: 4-26 people
Age Range: There is no age limit for this trip. Although is often popular with small families, experienced couples or solo travellers.
Transport: You’ll travel via first class trains – included in your trip – as is a porterage service. This takes care of all your luggage and big bags for you, making your train journeys simpler and more pleasant, with your bags waiting for you at your hotel, when you’re ready to check in. Where trains aren’t possible, you’ll be transfered by a luxury, air-conditioned coach.
Accommodation: 7 nights in 4* hotels.
Activities Included: (Taormina & Letojanni:) Guided walking tour of Taormina, Mount Etna full day discovery by train. (Siracusa:) Guided walking tour of Siracusa and Ortigia. (Ragusa:) Full day guided tour discovery of Sicilian Baroque: Noto and Modica. (Agrigento:) Guided tour of Temple’ Valley. (Palermo:) Guided walking tour of Palermo and Monreale & full day discovery tour of Cefalù by train.
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
Sustainability: The carbon omitted by this trip is offset by planting native tree species across Italy.
Reviews: All independent reviews
Visit the beautiful island of Siciliy, expericing incredible historic sites, one of the world’s most active volcanos, and of course some of Europe’s finest food and wine.
Popular with families or the more experienced traveller among you, this group tour is perfect for anyone wanting to travel as part of a group, with elements of luxury provided throughout.
You’ll be guided by a local and experienced tour leader to your accommodation, train station and included activity and they’ll also be on hand to answer any burning questions you may have or tips you want to find out about. With the luggage transfer service, you don’t have to worry about where to store your big bags on each train – you can simply relax, admire the surrounding landscape and then be ready to explore as soon as you step off the train. When you’re ready to head to your 4* hotel, your luggage will be there waiting for you.
We take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!
Embark on a captivating journey through the stunning island of Sicily. Begin your adventure in the charming town of Taormina, where you can explore its fascinating sites and be awestruck by the majestic Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sicily as you traverse picturesque routes aboard the Circumetnea train. Indulge in the authentic flavors of the region with a delightful food and wine tasting experience at a local winery.
Continue your exploration with a scenic train ride to Syracuse, a city steeped in rich history. Discover the ancient wonders of the Archaeological Park and wander through the captivating streets of Ortigia, adorned with charming shops and breathtaking cathedrals. Marvel at the architectural marvels of Ragusa, Modica, and Noto, known for their magnificent Sicilian Baroque style. Admire the grandeur of sumptuous palaces and ornate balconies that tell stories of the past.
No visit to Sicily is complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring Temples’ Valley in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the well-preserved ancient temples and immerse yourself in the fascinating history that surrounds them. Conclude your unforgettable journey in the vibrant city of Palermo, where you can admire the grandeur of Teatro Massimo and the exquisite Monreale Cathedral.
As a perfect ending to your Sicilian adventure, spend a day in the picturesque coastal town of Cefalù, known for its charming atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Immerse yourself in the relaxed vibes of this coastal gem, stroll along the sandy beaches, and soak up the Mediterranean sun.
Get ready for an incredible journey filled with history, natural beauty, and unforgettable experiences in Sicily. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore one of Italy’s most captivating destinations.
If you’re travelling from within Europe to the starting point of Taormina, why not make your journey more enjoyable – and sustainable, by travelling over-land instead of taking a flight? Euroventure can help you efficiently get to Taormina, stopping off in other great European destinations if you have the time. Drop us an email on email@example.com and we’ll work with you, to create your perfect pre-tour route!
Welcome to Sicily!
On Day 1, kick-start your journey in Letojanni, where you’ll check-in at your charming hotel. Take your time to settle in and relax before joining your fellow travelers and friendly tour leader in the afternoon. Get ready to explore Taormina, one of the most sought-after destinations in Sicily. Marvel at the breathtaking views from its natural terrace, overlooking the mesmerizing sea and the majestic Mount Etna. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the Greek-Roman Theater. After an eventful day, return to your hotel and indulge in a delightful welcome dinner.
On Day 2, get ready for an exciting adventure to Mount Etna, the highest peak in Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. Start your day with a leisurely stroll along the beach to Letojanni train station. From there, hop on the Circumetnea train, an iconic railway that has been in operation since 1898, offering picturesque glimpses of this unique landscape. As you travel through charming villages, you’ll be captivated by the beauty of Mount Etna. Next, continue your excursion by bus to reach the “Silvestri Craters” at approximately 1,900 meters. Indulge in a delightful food and wine tasting at a local winery, and for those seeking even more adventure, there’s an option to explore higher peaks by jeep. After an exhilarating day, return to your hotel in Letojanni to unwind and reflect on the wonders you’ve experienced.
Train to Syracuse
On Day 3 we embark on a captivating journey through Syracuse, one of Sicily’s most fascinating sites. Admire the stunning coastal views from your train window as you make your way from Taormina. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the renowned Archaeological Park, home to the impressive Roman amphitheater, Greek theater, and the famous ear of Dionysus. Next, venture to the enchanting island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city. Lose yourself in its charming narrow alleys, breathtaking sea views, and the magnificent square with its splendid cathedral. In the afternoon, we’ll continue our adventure by bus, heading towards your next destination – Ragusa.
Day 4 awaits, where we’ll unveil the hidden gems of Sicily’s Baroque style. Immerse yourself in the exquisite beauty of the UNESCO sites that grace this region, known to many as the backdrop of the popular TV series “Il Commissario Montalbano”. Begin your exploration in the historic center of Ragusa, known as “Ibla”, an aristocratic city nestled in the Val di Noto. Marvel at the abundance of baroque churches and palaces, as well as the stunning domes that adorn the city. Our journey continues to Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage city celebrated for its divine chocolate and awe-inspiring architecture. Our final stop is Noto, the capital of late Sicilian Baroque. Wander through its famous Arco, admire the magnificent aristocratic palaces with their ornate balconies, marvel at the lavish churches adorned with intricate decorations, visit the grand cathedral with its majestic staircase, and take in the beauty of the city theater – all shining examples of the Baroque style. As the day concludes, we’ll return to the comfort of our hotel in Ragusa for an unforgettable overnight stay.
After a delicious breakfast the next morning, we’ll depart by bus to our next destination.
Luxury Coach to Palermo
Here in Agrigento, you can enjoy a delicious lunch while soaking in the breathtaking views of the Temple Valley. Afterward, our knowledgeable guide will reveal the secrets of the Valley’s awe-inspiring temples, including the well-preserved Temple of Concorde and the ancient Temple of Hercules. We’ll end the day with a delightful meal together before embarking on a scenic train journey through the Sicilian countryside to reach Palermo, our next destination.
On Day 6, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Palermo. Join us for a leisurely walking tour, starting at the renowned Teatro Massimo and strolling through the bustling local market, where you can taste authentic Sicilian delights like Arancinas or savor the refreshing “AUTISTA” lemonade. Explore the magnificent Cathedral and admire the architectural marvels of “I Quattro canti.” After some free time for lunch, hop on a local bus to visit Monreale, a charming town nestled on Monte Caputo. Take a guided tour of the stunning Monreale Cathedral, an exquisite example of Norman architecture.
Day 7 and your final full day takes us to the picturesque village of Cefalù. In just half an hour by train, you’ll be transported to this medieval fishers’ haven. Explore the charming streets, relax on the beach, or embark on a hike up La Rocca for panoramic views. Don’t miss the incredible Arabic-Norman Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site that resembles a majestic fortress. We’ll return to Palermo by regional train, where you can spend your last evening in Sicily, cherishing the memories you’ve made.
As our journey draws to a close after breakfast on Day 8, we hope this unique group tour will forever hold a special place in your heart. If you’re not ready to leave yet, get in touch with us to consider extending your stay in Palermo!