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Private Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Palermo

Private Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Palermo

Discover the beauties of Sicily in a Private 8 days / 7 nights tour from Palermo to Palermo.Take advantage of this itinerary to explore Sicily with the convenience of a completely private tour, with driver and local guides.

Private Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Palermo 


You will discover the most fascinating sites and masterpieces that make this island “unique”, staying in prestigious hotels, that harmonize comfort, elegance and charm with the beauty of  the island.  Take advantage of this itinerary to explore Sicily with the convenience of a completely private tour, with driver and local guides to show you up the masterpieces of this unique region  The tours has been enriched with several wine and food experiences, tasting of local specialties and several meals included as well as daily breakfast and dinner. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Palermo

Private transfer from Palermo Airport to Hotel Palazzo Sitano or similar. Dinner in Hotel or at local restaurant.Overnight


Day 2 - Cefalù,Piazza Armerina,Catania

Depart to Cefalù, charming coastal town, a former fishing village which is also home to a breathtaking Norman Cathedral, famous for its Mosaic of Christ Pantocractor – a stunning Byzantine mosaic that’s considered as one of the most important pieces of religious artwork in Sicily. Take a stroll to the city centre and down main street to reach the Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. depart to Piazza Armerina in the inland of Sicily, to visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale: it is the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Catania. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at the Romano House Hotel 4* in Catania or similar 


Day 3 - Catania,Mt. Etna,Taormina 

After a buffet breakfast, weather conditions permitting, excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1900 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea. . Continue to Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea",founded in 400 BC and beautifully located overlooking the sea and the peak of Mount Etna.Enjoy time at leisure to shop for handmade lace, coral jewels, ceramics, home-made sweets and preserves down “Corso Umberto” or simply walk through its tiny streets. Individual visit of the fascinating Greek-Roman theatre. Back to your Hotel in Catania: dinner and overnight.


Day 4 - Siracusa,Noto,Ragusa 

After a buffet breakfast, depart to Syracuse to visit the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. Visit of the archaeological park “Neapolis”, including the famous Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theatre and the Dyonisios “Ear”. Visit the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa: here you can admire the Cathedral, which is built on the site of the Temple of Minerva, the legendary “Fontana Arethusa” and the Temple of Apollo. Time at leisure in Ortigia and lunch on your own. In the afternoon, proceed to Noto, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily renowned for the harmony and unity of its Baroque style and today declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The splendid cathedral is one of the most famous buildings in Noto. Proceed to Ragusa: accommodation and dinner at the Hotel Poggio del Sole Resort or similar . Overnight


Day 5 - Ragusa,Modica,Agrigento

After a buffet breakfast, visit of the ancient city Ragusa Ibla cradle of Sicilian baroque with its Cathedral,situated in the beautiful square of the Dome and the " Giardino Ibleo " .Depart to Modica to visit the city divided into two parts: Modica “Bassa” and “Alta”. Modica is also a UNESCO site and is famous for its Baroque churches and scenographic squares; tasting of the famous chocolate (Xocoatl) made with ancient methods brought to Sicily with Spanish domination. In the afternoon, proceed to Agrigento to visit themagnificent Valley Of Temples of Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Temple of Concord, which is in almost perfectly preserved conditions, Juno and Heracles that represent the most beautiful example of the Greek Civilization in Sicily. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel Dioscori Bay Palace or similar. 


Day 6 - Agrigento,Selinunte,Marsala

After a buffet breakfast, depart to the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean area with the impressive Temples and Acropolis. Stop in a local farmhouse famous for olive oil production where, before lunch, it will be possible to have an oil tasting of local production. Continue to Marsala, a city on the western coast famous for its production of sweet Sicilian wine. Visit of the historical centre and stop to a prestigious winery, where we can enjoy a wine tasting and learn about local production. Proceed to Palermo. Accommodation, dinner in Hotel or at a local restaurant overnight at Hotel Politeama 4* or Similar .


Day 7 - Palermo,Monreale 

After a buffet breakfast,visit of the capital of Sicily Palermo , one of the richest towns in the island for its history and art: we will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral ( during the Holy mass,exterior visit only);the stunning Cappella Palatina,mirable exemple from an historic and artistic point of view of how different cultures,religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist; the debated fountain in Pretoria Square adorned with XVI century sculptures followed by Santa Caterina Baroque church and its cloister. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon proceed to Monreale to visit its huge Norman Cathedral recognized as a Unesco Heritage Site and proclaimed one of the eight Wonder of the World. We will visit also its cloister in Arab Norman style,admirable masterpiece of art. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Dinner in Hotel and overnight.


Day 8 - Palermo,Departure 

After a buffet breakfast, private transfer to Palermo Airport. End of the tour and time to say bye bye Sicily. Possibility to extend your stay in Sicily with additional nights. 

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  • Private driver/guide during the whole tour 

  •  Daily Breakfast

  • 3 Dinners at the Hotel restaurant 

  • 3 Lunches ( Street food tasting in Palermo, Local restaurant, Etna Mt. Lunch *new 2024) 

  • Almond pastries tasting 

  • Welcome cocktail

  • Tasting of typical Sicilian products chocolate in Modica 

  • Wine and Honey Tasting at Etna Mt. with lunch )

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting in Marsala 

  • Private vehicle with driver during the entire tour 
  • Transfer from Palermo Airport In/out 

  • 4 h local guide in Palermo * from 2024 

  • 2 h local guide in Agrigento Valley of the Temples * from 2024 

  • 2 h local guide in Siracusa * from 2024 

  • Porterage at hotels


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages

City tax where required

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Notes: 


The tour is completely private 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 


  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €2,385.00

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Discover Matera and Taste of Salento Tour × × × × × × ×
Discover Matera and Taste of Salento Tour

Discover Matera and Taste of Salento Tour

Explore the Charming town of Matera, European capital of Culture 2019 and discover the authentic taste of Salento, Apulia, in a multiday private tour ,enriched by cultural tours and several gastronomic experiences.

Discover Matera and Taste of Salento private Tour

In Salento every season has a peculiarity and this is one of the reasons why it's so suggestive;In the winter and autumn season there is the oil’s collection, in the summer you are surrounded a wonderful sea, during all the year you can visit the Baroque Art Cities.

Experience your stay in a typical farmhouse, called “ Masseria” located in Salento,in the south region of Apulia.

The Masseria we are offering you  is an estate of 11 hectares of olive trees located in Castiglione 3km from the sea (Adriatic). It is a family owned hotel specifically (bed and breakfast), which is also dedicated to the production of biological oil. 

The philosophy behind the experience offered below, is to return to the past, to live a different holiday in a peaceful and healthy environment. At the Masseria  you will find an organic garden, organic produce oil and cooking classes with typical products of the earth. 

Thanks to the experience and knowledge of the territory, we have selected for your  the best accommodation facilities in Matera, located in “ the Sassi “  and the best restaurants where you can taste the specialties of this land and explore with a local guide the unique charme of the city.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Brindisi

Arrival at the Airport (transfer) we will pick up you and take you to the farmhouse .Check in and show around the property. After a small break we make a tour of the farmhouse and an explanation of how do the oil (at that time may not see as is hara because the season is from October to January) visit to the mill where Emilio explain all the procedure (we use the traditional procedure) and oil tasting.Dinner at the farmhouse with typical food from Salento ,such as biological vegetables directly collected from the farmhouse. (also with the help of customers)


Day 2 - Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca

Breakfast, departure  tour of the Adriatic coast with stops at the Acquaviva marina, Marina serra before headint to visit of the historic center of Castro.Free time in Castro to eat something at one of the numerous local restaurants. In the afternoon tour to Santa Maria di Leuca with stop at Ciolo bridge ,the town is the eastest town of Italy, return to the farmhouse. Time at leisure.

Dinner based on fish dishes typically cooked in a traditional way.


Day 3 - Gallipoli, Lecce 

Breakfast. Excursion along the Ionian coast and visit of Gallipoli. Gallipoli is a coastal town in Apulia, southern Italy. The historic center, on an island off the mainland, shelters churches like St. Agatha’s Cathedral, with its ornate facade. Nearby, the Church of St. Mary of Purity has a maiolica tiled floor. Gallipoli Castle includes the Rivellino tower, standing apart from the main building. Across the bridge, on the mainland,lies a wonderful   Greek Fountain, dating from the Renaissance. 

Free time for try some local food  and return to the farm to rest. In the afternoon visit of Lecce, the pearl of the Baroque, with a professional guide and dinner in a typical Neapolitan pizzeria to try the real Italian pizza.


Day 4 - Alberobello, Ostuni 

Breakfast .Departure to the Valle d' Itria, and Visit of the charming town of Alberobello (with a professional guide)a unique town with traditional white houses called " Trulli". The city is   listed as Unesco World Heritage Site, for the uniqueness of the landscape, and of the historic buildings that once served as storage and housing for the local population. Free time for shopping.and Pick nick lunch. In the afternoon departure to Ostuni, a popular summer resort town, with a beautiful city center and called also the White City for the colour of its buildings. guided tour of the town. 

 Return to the farmhouse. Dinner


Day 5 - Maglie, Gastronomic Tour 

Breakfast. The whole day is dedicated to local gastronomy and  discovery of local products, to the processing and production of typical local dishes.Firsti stop is to Maglie and  at the most important agro-food artisan workshops in the area, including a pasta factory, a mozzarella cheese factory where to try the famous " Burrata " and a chocolate workshop. Free time at Maglie. In the afternoon wine tasting in a historic cellar in the area, return to the farm and Cooking class with chef Emilio, explication and preparation of typical "home made pasta salentina" and Italian fresh pasta). Dinner at the farmhouse with what you made during the class .Overnight


Day 6 - Otranto, Porto Badisco,Zinzulusa cave  

After Breakfast. We depart for a tour of the Adriatic coast with stop in Otranto, home to the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral, with a rose window and ornate mosaic flooring. At the harbor, Torre Matta tower enjoy sweeping sea views followed by a  visit of the city, free time to eat , short stops also at the bay of Orte,before hading towards the small fisherman's villages of  Porto Badisco and Porto Miggiano followed by a visit of the Zinzulusa Cave (prehistoric cave on the sea) return to the farmhouse and farewell dinner . Overnight.


Day 7 - Salento, Matera 

Breakfast.After the cultural and culinary experience in Salento, you will now visit the splendid city of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019 .Pick up from the farmhouse and Transfer to Matera. Arrival in Matera and check in at the Hotel.

At 4:30 pm, meeting with our local guide Mr. Cosimo and departure for a scenic walking tour around Sassi Area including the visit to a Cave House, Hypogeum water collector and other sites. At the end of the tour, local wine and food tasting of of local Materani products of the highest quality in an exclusive and totally private location. Overnight


Day 8 - Matera 

Breakfast. Morning at leisure . In the afternoon meeting with our local guide Mr. Cosimo at the Hotel’s lobby and departure around 4-:30 pm, for a tour of the Murgia Muterana Park crossing a tibetan bridge over the Matera Canyon.(in case of impediments, we will organize the transfer to the Murgia Materana by private car) The tour will explore some of the most scenic parts of the Murgia Materana a 10.000 Hct area of natural park surrounding the city of Matera. Visit of a Rupestrian Church. Return to the Hotel. Time at leisure .Dinner and Overnight


Day 9 - Matera 

Breakfast. Morning at leisure to explore Matera by your own or to buy some souvenir .Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight


Day 10 - Departure 

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Time to say goodbye to your new friends. Transfer to Bari Airport on request


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What's Included : 


  • 6 nights accommodation in double room at a traditional farmhouse called " Masseria " 

  • 3 overnights in centrally located 4* Hotel in Matera - Sassi Area 

  • Guided Tour of Ostuni 

  • Guided tour of Lecce 

  • Guided tour of Alberobello 

  • Guided tour of Otranto

  • Guided tour in Matera Sassi Area and Park Murgia Materana

  • English speaking driver and guide where necessary 

  • 9 breakfasts and 6 dinners at the farmhouse with typical dishes of Salento and biological products 

  • 1  dinner in Matera at local restaurant, 1 wine and food tasting in Matera 

  • 1 wine tasting, 1 local food tasting in Salento 

  • 1 olive oil tasting ,Cheese and Chocolate tasting 

  • Ice cream degustation in Salento 

  • 1 cooking class  

  • 1 glass of wine at dinners

  • Private Transfer on arrival at Brindisi Airport 

  • Private transfer from Salento ( Lecce province) to Matera 

  • Transfer in private vehicle during the whole tour and excursions 

  • Gift from the owner


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

all what not mentioned under "what's included"

Alholic beverages at dinner expect 1 glass of wine per person

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Notes: 


The tour is only for individuals or small groups, never more than 4 people for each date.

Airport pick up and drop off at Bari Airport available on request at an extra charge.

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night.


  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
From EUR €2,225.00

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Discovery Malta 5 Days Private Tour × × Book Now Available Book Now Available × × Book Now Available
Discovery Malta 5 Days Private Tour

Discovery Malta 5 Days Private Tour

A 5 days private tour to discover the island of Malta.The tour is a fully experience to discover the Maltese culture, its masterpieces of art and stunning panoramic views, local food,without forget the smallest capital of Europe, Valletta

Malta Discovery Private Tour 

Discover the Maltese islands in a private  tour, enriched by the visit of one of the littlest capital city of Europe Valletta, the Malta sister island, Gozo, and its ancient capital, Mdina.  You will be surprised by the rich historical heritage, monuments, megalithic temples, baroque churches , local stories of such small island like Malta, a crossroad of civilization during the centuries. 

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Malta, Arrival 

Arrival at Valletta airport/port .Private transfer to the Hotel .Check in. Free Dinner and Overnight.


Day 2 : Valletta and Mdina 


Breakfast in Hotel. Departure  for a full day excursion to explore the two Maltese capitals during the centuries.. pick up at the Hotel's hall, accompanied by your private guide you will start to visit the capital city Valletta, during the tour you will visit the St. John's Cathedral  within the masterpieces of Caravaggio, stop at the Barraca Gardens enjoying scenic views of Valletta harbour, the visit going on to the Grand Master's palace (from outside) which houses the Maltese Parliament. We will Stop then  at a local cafe' in downtown where you will try the traditional maltese pastries, Pastizzi and Qassata . Free time for lunch and shopping. Transfer to the center of the island to visit the charming walled city of Mdina the ancient capitals of Malta under the Arab domination. The tour will include the stop at the St.Paul's Church ( entrance not included) and time for strolling in the narrow streets and enjoying panoramic views from the Mdina's Belvedere. Transfer and Overnight at Hotel.



Day 3 : Tree Cities, Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs

The driver will wait you outside the Hotel to escort you by private car to the beautiful Cottonera Area, including the ancient cities of Senglea,Vittoriosa and Cospicua, the tour proceed to the fisherman's village of Marsaxlokk. The waterfront here is lined with traditional fishing boats known as ‘luzzus’ and are brightly painted in red, blue and yellow adding vibrancy to this peaceful bay. There will be free time here to take a leisurely stroll or to browse the local market stalls. Lunch in Marsaxlokk in a typical seafood restaurant. Your tour then continues to the western coast of Malta to visit Wied iz-Zurrieq. From here you will board a boat to visit the Blue Grotto, a deep sea cave wherethe waters are renowned for being so pure and beautiful.

The Blue Grotto area is steep and precipitous, but in places there are gaps in the cliffs that slope down to sea level. One of these gaps (small fjord) is Wied iz-Zurrieq, this narrow arm of the sea is an anchorage for boats in calm weather..Many of the fishermen today also use their boats to take visitors to see the Deep sea cave.(The boat fee is therefore paid locally) The tour then takes us on a scenic journey  heading to the Dingli Cliffs passing by the maltese countryside. Your tour concludes with a scenic coach ride back to the Hotel through the beautiful coastal road. Overnight.


Day 4 : Gozo Island Private Tour 

Breakfast in Hotel. Pick up at the Hotel's hall,( 8:30 - 9:00 AM ) and transfer to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Accompanied by a private English-speaking driver you will reach the Island of Gozo after a 20-minute ferry crossing. From the ship you will go along the small island of Comino, before reaching the Gozitan port of Mgarr.From the port of Mgarr, travel to the Ġgantija MegalithicTemples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved Megalithic Temple in Malta. In Gozo, we start a 5 hours tour including the Gozo's main attraction, namely Ta' Pinu, Dwejra Bay. Then we will take a short break at the picturesque Xlendi Bay, where you will have some free time to stroll or try some delicious seafood at one of the many seafront restaurant. In the afternoon we will take walking tour of Victoria, exploring its charming narrow streets, markets, and shops before walking up to the Citadel of Gozo, a medieval fortress overlooking the entire island. Marvel at the stunning views of the countryside and the surrounding villages, before catching your ferry back to Malta. Around 4.00 - 3.30 pm arrival to Malta and Transfer to the Hotel. Total duration of the tour 6-7 hours. Overnight.


Day 5 : Departure


Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer to the Airport/Seaport . Possibility to extend your stay with extra nights in Malta.

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What's Included  : 


  • 4 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at 4* Hotel 

  • Local guide  for the  hd tour on day 2 ( Valletta and Mdina ) 

  • Local guide for the tour on day 3 

  • English speaking driver for the Gozo Tour 

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Lunch in Marsaxlokk 

  • Local pastries tasting 

  • Private transfer on arrival and departure 

  • Private transportation during the whole tour

  • Gozo Ferry Ticket

  • St. John's Cathedral entrance ticket 


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

All dinners

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:

Comfortable shoes recommended 

No Minimum number of participants 

Private Tour 

Semi escorted tour 

Upgrade in a Valletta Hotel, on request 

  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,575.00

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Mini Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo × × × × × × ×
Mini Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo

Mini Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo

6 days Mini tour of Sicily to Discover the beauties of this region in a fully escorted tour from Catania to Palermo, through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns, panoramic views and masterpieces of Art.

Mini Tour of Sicily from Catania to Palermo


Take advantage of this itinerary to explore Sicily in a fully escorted tour, led by expert local guides to show you up the masterpieces of this unique region  The tours has been enriched with several wine and food experiences, visit of archeological parks and several meals included daily breakfast and dinner. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Catania 

Independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Catania (optional private transfer on request). Meet with our tour-leader; dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 2 - Siracusa,Noto 

After breakfast in the hotel we will visit Siracusa, the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily and World Heritage Site! The visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius. We will continue visiting the splendid Ortigia, a small island which is the historical center of Siracusa. In Ortigia, you will admire the beautiful Cathedral which dominates the square with its authoritative presence.  From Piazza Duomo, you will reach a wide terrace on the waterfront surrounding the famous Arethusa's Fountain, one of the most famous fresh-water sources of the Greek world. Free time for lunch.

Departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century and declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Inspired by Baroque ideals of open city, Noto is a rare masterpiece and the clearest example of theatrical tastes in 18th-century architecture . Notos Baroque is, in fact, a game of elegant curves, floral weaves, perspective views, palaces and gardens, capitals and ornaments that adorn the facades of churches and monasteries. We will visit Palazzo Nicolaci, a beautiful noble residence in Baroque style. Back to Catania for dinner and overnight in a hotel.


Day 3 - Ragusa,Modica,Piazza Armerina 

Today visit of Ragusa Ibla and its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque. Used as a location of the extremely popular Police Inspector Montalbano Tv series, it is today stated among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites.You will befascinated by its Cathedral, situated in the beautiful Dome square and you will love the “Giardino Ibleo”, the oldes tof the four main gardens in Ragusa.

The tour proceeds towards Modica chest of innumerable Baroque architectural treasures and for this reason stated Unesco World Heritage Site. Walking along the tiny streets of this charming town, you will have a stop to visit Sabadì, one of the most renowned chocolate manufacturers whose chocolate has been awarded as the best Modica chocolate in the last 9 years! You will enjoy a multisensorial chocolate tasting discovering the authentic Sicilian perfumes… 

 The day goes on to the charming Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale, Unesco World Heritage Site, to admire the splendid polychrome mosaics!This majestic villa, belonged to a member of the Roman Senatorial aristocracy, hosts prestigious mosaicsrepresenting mythological and historical episodes and scenes of hunting and entertainments: you will love it! Departure to Agrigento. Dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 4 - Agrigento,Marsala,Palermo  

This morning the tour continues in Agrigento visiting the famous Valley of the Temples stated World Heritage Site. It was defined by Pyndar “the most beautiful city of mortals”. Among hundreds of almond trees you will admire the rests of the ancient Akragas. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple oConcordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”.

Proceeding on, visit of the charming and well-known town of Marsala, where Garibaldi went ashore in May 1860.Marsala is a Mediterranean modern city, divided between sea and land, featuring unforgettable colors: The visit starts in front of the majestic giant vats, built at the end of the 19th century and still sed for the refinement of Marsala wine.. After a thirty minute tour through the barrel vaults, you will reach the avant-garde tasting rooms named Donna Franca and Duca Enrico. You will enjoy a delicious light lunch and a memorable wine tasting experience!

The tour will continue visiting the popular Salt Road: here the salt marshes have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world! Between Trapani and Marsala, the Salt Road is now protected for its interesting birdlife, and also as an  important site of industrial archaeology. Transfer to Palermo, accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight


Day 5 - Palermo,Monreale 

After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry!

 Later we will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the Island for its history and art. . While the Baroque predominates, there is a profusion of different architectural styles reflecting the city’s multicultural past: Punic walls, Art Nouveau villas, noble residences, XVIIth century squares, including an elegant opera house. We will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina, mirable example from an historical and an artistic point of view, of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist. 

Along the visiting day we will have a stop for a food surprise in the famous Antica Focacceria San Francesco. Free time for lunch. Continuing our walk we will admire the Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with XVI century sculptures. Dinner and overnight in hotel


Day 6 - Palermo,Departure 

After a buffet breakfast, private transfer to Palermo Airport. End of the tour and time to say bye bye Sicily. Possibility to extend your stay in Sicily with additional nights. 

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  • Private driver/guide during the whole tour 

  •  Daily Breakfast

  • All Dinners 

  • Welcome cocktail

  • Tasting of typical Sicilian products chocolate in Modica 

  • Tasting of local typical products in Selinunte (olive oil, black bread of Castelvetrano, olives)

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting in Marsala 

  • Private vehicle with driver during the entire tour 
  • Transfer from Palermo Airport In/out 

  • Porterage at hotels


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages

City tax where required

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Notes: 


The tour is completely private 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 


  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From EUR €993.00

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Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food × × × × × × ×
Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food

Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food

Sleep in a historical palace with gourmet breakfasts, fine dining based on local products, as well as a cooking class to learn how to make some traditional dishes. Visit Faenza and Brisighella Medieval town. All assisted by local experts.

Tuscany Local Living, History,Hospitality and Food 

Less then 1 hour from Florence, nestled in nature, lies the small village of Marradi...

The central position of the town, situated between Florence, Faenza and the Adriatic coast, contributed to the urban development and the growth of the town in the past. In fact, travellers who reach Marradi by train, along the panoramic Faentina Railway line, are always pleasantly surprised by the make-up of the town, which sees beautiful streets lined in villas and elegant Palaces,quite uncommon for a mountain village. 

Discover the small village of Marradi in northern Tuscany, during a 4 days off the beaten path private tour. You will sleep in a historical 16th century noble palace beautifully restored,you will start the day with gourmet breakfasts, fine dining based on local products, as well as a cooking class to learn some traditional dishes. Visit Faenza, renowned for its Ceramics and Brisighella Medieval town. All assisted by local experts.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Marradi, Arrival 

Free arrival at Marradi Train Station. Pick up from Florence or Faenza available on request . On arrival at Palazzo Torriani, in the town of Marradi, you will be greeted with a nice welcome drink, accompanied by fragrant focaccia. Following chance to visit the magnificent rooms of the palace decorated by famous Renaissance painters . Dinner at the Palace. Overnight


Day 2 : Marradi, Cooking Class


Gourmet breakfast with the delights prepared by Annamaria and her daughter, the ladies of the Palace. Dedicated morning and to the spirit with visit to the Study Center dedicated to the poet Dino Campana, original of Marradi. The afternoon will be dedicated to the cooking course, which will have as its object the preparation of dishes made according to the ancient recipes handed down by Martino, the historic chef of the Family. Everything will end with the dinner including wine in combination and with the delivery of the participation certificate at the end of the course. Overnight.


Day 3 : Faenza, Brisighella 

Breakfast. In the morning visit accompanied by a local guide in Faenza, city famous in the world for its fine ceramics art. Free afternoon with the tour of  Brisighella,an ancient medieval town located at the slopes of mountain chain dividing Tuscany and Romagna region,at the end ì return back to Marradi. In the evening  farewell dinner at a typical local restaurant .


Day 4 : Marradi,Departure 

Breakfast at Palace. Free time to discover Marradi and time so say Good bye to your new friends. Optional transfer to Florence. 

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What's Included  : 


  • 3 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at Palazzo Torriani Historical Hotel 4*

  • Local guide for the tour in Faenza and Brisighella

  • Local assistance for whole stay 

  • Welcome drink 

  • Daily Breakfast with local product

  • 3 Dinners 

  • Cooking Class with chef Martino 

  • Entrance fees to Palazzo Milzetti

  • Private transportation during the whole tour


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

Lunches 

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:

Comfortable shoes recommended 

No Minimum number of participants 

Private Tour 

Semi escorted tour 

Optional extra nights in Florence

Optional pick up from Faenza or Florence 

  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,190.00

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Malta at Freedom,6 Days Tour × × × × × × ×
Malta at Freedom,6 Days  Tour

Malta at Freedom,6 Days Tour

Discover the Maltese islands in a 6 day tour, enriched by the visit of Valletta,the littles capital of Europe.A totally customizable tour, choose the excursions and what you would like to visit and we will take care of everything !

Malta at Freedom 6 Days Tour 

Discover the Maltese islands in a 6 day 5 nights private tour, enriched by the visit of one of the littlest capital city of Europe Valletta, the "Home" of the Knights of St. John. A totally personalized tour, choose your excursions and sites of major interest that you would like to visit and we will take care of everything. Choose among 5 excursions  you like most or spend your vacation at leisure. You will be surprised by the rich historical heritage, monuments, megalithic temples, stories of such small island like Malta, a crossroad of civilization during the centuries. 

Minimum number of participants: 1

You can view the description of the excursions by choosing a date and clicking book now - before check out the list of excursions to choose will appear

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Malta, Arrival 

Arrival at Valletta airport/port .Private transfer to the Hotel .Check in. Free Dinner and Overnight.


Day 2 : Valletta


Breakfast in Hotel before departing for an excursion to explore the Maltese capitals during the centuries.. pick up at the Hotel's hall, accompanied by your private guide you will start the visit of the capital city Valletta.During the tour you will visit the St. John's Cathedral ( entrance not included) the house of the Knights Templar, which houses the Caravaggio's masterpieces, the Barraca Gardens enjoying scenic views of Valletta harbour, the visit going on to Merchant Street, the Auberge De Castille before heading to the Grand Master's Palace (from outside) which houses the Maltese Parliament. Free time for lunch and shopping. Dinner at your own. Overnight



Day 3 : Time at leisure or choose your private excursion 


Day at leisure or private excursion chosen by you. The available excursions including :

Gozo Full day Tour

Boat Trip Gozo Comino Blue Lagoon ,

Full Day Private Tour Three Cities, Marsaxlokk,Blue Grotto Dingli Cliffs and Mdina

Half Day Megalithic Temples Tour

Maltese Noble Palaces,Craft Village and San Anton's Garden

Half Day Tour Three Cities and Marsaxlokk with lunch


Day 4 : Time at leisure or choose your private excursion 


Day at leisure or private excursion chosen by you. The available excursions including :

Gozo Full day Tour

Boat Trip Gozo Comino Blue Lagoon ,

Full Day Private Tour Three Cities, Marsaxlokk,Blue Grotto Dingli cliffs and Mdina

Half Day Megalithic Temples Tour

Maltese Noble Palaces,Craft Village and San Anton's Garden

Half Day Tour Three Cities and Marsaxlokk with lunch


Day 5 : Time at leisure or choose your private excursion 


Day at leisure or private excursion chosen by you. The available excursions including :

Gozo Full day Tour

Boat Trip Gozo Comino Blue Lagoon ,

Full Day Private Tour Three Cities, Marsaxlokk,Blue Grotto Dingli Cliffs and Mdina

Half Day Megalithic Temples Tour

Maltese Noble Palaces,Craft Village and San Anton's Garden

Half Day Tour Three Cities and Marsaxlokk with lunch


Day 6 : Departure


Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer to the Airport/Seaport . Possibility to extend your stay with extra nights in Malta.

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What's Included  : 


  • 5 Overnights  in double or single room at selected 4* Hotel

  • Valletta Half day private tour with a local guide 

  • Transfer to Valletta on day 2

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Local pastries tasting 

  • Private transfer on arrival and departure 

  • St. John's Cathedral entrance ticket 


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:

Comfortable shoes recommended 

No Minimum number of participants 

Private Tour 

Semi escorted tour 

Individual / Small group tour / Semi-Escorted Tour 

  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From EUR €800.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Splendor of Sicily 8 Days Tour - from Catania × × × × × × ×
Splendor of Sicily 8 Days Tour - from Catania

Splendor of Sicily 8 Days Tour - from Catania

Discover the beauties of Sicily in a 8 days /7 nights, Sicily tour from Catania, through several Unesco Heritage Sites, ancient Greek and Roman heritages, picturesque baroque towns, panoramic views and delicious local food.

Splendor of Sicily 8 Days Tour - from Catania


Discover the beauties of Sicily in a 8 days / 7 nights tour from Catania, through several Unesco Heritage Sites, ancient Greek and Roman heritages, picturesque baroque towns, panoramic views and masterpieces of Art, without forget the chance to try the local culinary delicacies.

All the accommodation are provided in centrally located 4* Hotels.The group size is variable , all departures are guaranteed without a minimum number of participants.

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers, small groups, seniors.

Monolingual tour in English only during the April,May,June, September, October departures. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Catania

 Welcome to Sicily ! Private transfer from Catania Airport to the Hotel . Check in . At the Hotel's reception you will find all the information and a board with the informations about the next day pick up from the Hotel. Dinner on your own and  in overnight in Catania


Day 2 - Siracusa and Noto 

After breakfast in hotel we will visit Siracusa, the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily and World Heritage Site! The visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius. We will continue visiting the splendid Ortigia, a small island which is the historical centre of Siracusa. In Ortigia you will admire the beautiful Cathedral which dominates the square with its authoritative presence.! From Piazza Duomo you will reach a wide terrace on the waterfront surrounding the famous Arethusa’s Fountain, one of the most famous fresh-water sources of the Greek world. Free time for lunch. Departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century and declared Unesco World Heritage Site. Noto’s Baroque is in fact a game of elegant curves, floral weaves, perspective views palaces and gardens, capitals and ornaments that adorn the facades of churches and monasteries. We will visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, beautiful noble residence in Baroque style and once the residence of Don Giacomo Nicolaci, a patron of the arts. Transfer to Ragusa with overnights and dinner at the Hotel. 


Day 3 - Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Piazza Armerina


Today visit of Ragusa Ibla and its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque. It is today stated among the 44 Italian WorldHeritage Sites. This little precious ancient town hosts more than 50 churches and many Baroque architecturaltreasures! You will be fascinated by its Cathedral, situated in the beautiful Dome square and you will love the“Giardino Ibleo”, the oldest of the four main gardens in Ragusa… At 383 meters above sea level, from this beautiful garden you can admire a spectacular panorama!

 The tour proceeds towards Modica chest of innumerable Baroque architectural treasures and for this reason stated Unesco World Heritage Site. Walkingalong the tiny streets of this charming town, you will have a stop to visit Sabadì, one of the most renowned chocolate manufacturers whose chocolate has been awarded as the best Modica chocolate in the last 9 years! You will enjoy a multisensorial chocolate tasting discovering the authentic Sicilian perfumes…  You will then be brought back to present time savoring some local delicacies under the shadow of the amazing Orti di San Giorgio: 7 gardens suspended between light and beauty. A breathtaking panorama will be the setting of your relaxing lunch! 

The day goes on to the charming Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale, Unesco World Heritage Site, to admire the splendid polychrome mosaics! This majestic villa, belonged to a member of the Roman Senatorial aristocracy, hosts prestigious mosaics representing mythological and historical episodes and scenes of hunting and entertainments: you will love it!

 Departure to Agrigento. Dinner and overnight in hotel.



Day 4 - Agrigento, Marsala, Salt Road 

This morning the tour continues in Agrigento visiting the famous Valley of the Temples stated World Heritage Site. It was defined by Pyndar “the most beautiful city of mortals”. As one of the most prosperous of the ancient Greek cities on the island, Agrigento presents a remarkable series of Doric Temples of the 5th century.

Among hundreds of almond trees you will admire the rests of the ancient Akragas. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. Proceeding on, visit of the charming and well-known town of MarsalaAfter a walk along the city centre, guided tour of the Florio Cellars. The visit starts in front of the majestic giant vats, built at the end of the 19th century and still used for the refinement of Marsala wine. It continues inside the 3 

 fascinating barrel chambers, 165 meters long and running beneath 104 arches, under which After a thirty minute tour through the barrel vaults, where the ancient tuff stone floor has been restored, you will reach the avant-garde tasting rooms .

You will enjoy a delicious light lunch and a memorable wine tasting experience!

The tour will continue visiting the popular Salt Road: here the salt marshes have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world! Between Trapani and Marsala, the Salt Road is now protected for its interesting birdlife, and also as an important site of industrial archaeology. Transfer to Palermo, accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.


Day 5 - Monreale, Palermo

After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry! Later you will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the island for its history and art. 

Palermo stands on a bay dominated by Mount Pellegrino,  While the Baroque predominates, there is a profusion of different architectural styles reflecting the city’s multicultural past:  Visit of the wonderful eclectic Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina, admirable example from an historical and an artistic point of view, and a prove of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist.. During the day, you will have a stop for a surprise to taste the local street food in a local bakery. Free time for lunch. Along the path you will admire the famous Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with 16th century sculptures. Dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 6 - Cefalu , Catania 

After breakfast transfer to Cefalù, charming Medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. Visit of its stunning Norman Dome and free time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous and well-known Mandralisca Museum. Arrival in Catania and free time for lunch. Later on the tour will continue visiting Catania’s historical centre stated Unesco World Heritage Site, with its original Baroque style and its unique streets built with black lava stone. The colour scheme of the city-centre buildings is black and dark grey, relieved with white limestone details around doors and windows. The effect is extremely elegant! The walking tour will start from the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the famous “Liotru” statue, antique lava-stone elephant, symbol of the city. . Continuing the visit enjoy a break in a historical bar of the city centre to taste the typical “granita & brioche”. Dinner at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby and overnight.


Day 7 - Taormina, Mt. Etna Volcan

This morning after a short visit of the famous “pescheria” (the ancient fish market) in Catania, the tour will continue with an excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest (c. 3350m) volcano in Europe and one of the largest and most active in the world, nowadays Unesco World Heritage Site. Views of stunning landscapes will amaze you heading to Rifugio Sapienza. You will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava flows. The view beyond the mountain’s hundreds of subsidiary cones and craters, can extend across the whole of Sicily, the Aeolian islands and Calabria. The spectacle is unique!  You will have a stop to enjoy the local homemade honey and some typical products of the area. The tour continues towards Taormina, charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Free time for lunch and in the afternoon visit of Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre which will leave you breathless for its commanding view on Giardini Naxos bay and the Etna mountain! Free time for a nice walk among the picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, to go shopping and looking around the local handicrafts (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, pastries and much more). The day will end with an overview of the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to the hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight


Day 8 - Catania,Departure 

After a buffet breakfast,nd of the tour and time to say bye bye Sicily. Possibility to extend your stay in Sicily with additional nights. 

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide (English, Italian, Spanish) for the whole tour, local guides or audio-guides where necessary.

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 5 Lunches at traditiona restaurants 

  • 2 Dinners 

  • Etna : visit of a beekeeping honey company and honey and typical Sicilian preserves tasting

  • Catania : tasting of Sicilian “granita & brioche”

  • Palermo : tasting of local street food

  • Modica : visit of the well-known chocolate manufacturers Sabadì with tasting 

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting in Marsala 

  • Transportation during the whole tour in comfortable Air Con bus or minivan accordingly to the size of the group.

  • Transfer in from Catania Airport 


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

All lunches except on day 3 

Transfer out 

Beverages

City tax where required

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Notes: 



Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 


  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,290.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

The Beauty of Malta and Sicily 10 Days Private Tour × × × × × × ×
The Beauty of Malta and Sicily  10 Days Private Tour

The Beauty of Malta and Sicily 10 Days Private Tour

Exclusive Private Tour discovering the beauties of Sicily and Malta,two nearby Island,but full of contrasts and differences. You will explore Baroque cities, Ancient greek's ruins,Megalithic temples,masterpieces of art and taste local food

The beauty of Malta and Sicily  10 Day Private Tour


During the tour you will discover Baroque cities, Ancient greek's ruins, Megalithic temples, Ancient Churches and masterpieces of art..without forgetting the local lifestyle and outstanding views.

 You will know two nearby Islands, similar in some part , but full of contrast and different cultures. The tour starts in Malta, the small island  in the center of the Mediterranean, a crossroads of different cultures, and traditions through the centuries, enriched by its colonial past as part of the British Empire. After crossing the Malta Channel in only 90 minutes, you will start the tour of Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterrenean. The Sicilian days will lead to discover several Unesco heritage Sites, charming ancient town, where where time seems to have stopped. The whole tour is enriched by different food and wine experiences, to learn about the specialties and culinary excellence of these two islands.

Minimum 2 participants


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Itinerary


Day 1 - Malta,Arrival 

Welcome ! Arrival at Valletta airport.Private transfer to the Hotel .Check in. Time at leisure. Dinner on your own. Overnight 


Day 2 - Valletta,Mdina 

Breakfast in Hotel before departing for an excursion to explore the two Maltese capitals during the centuries.. pick up at the Hotel's lounge, accompanied by your private assistant/guide you start a tour of the capital city Valletta. 

During the tour you will visit the St. John's Cathedral ( entrance not included) within the masterpieces of Caravaggio, Barraca Gardens enjoying scenic views of Valletta harbour, the visit going on to the Grand Master's palace which houses the Maltese Parliament. Stop in a historic café in the center for tasting local pastries, the famous pastizzi and Qassata accompanied by the Maltese Kinnie drink.Free time for lunch and shopping. 

Transfer to the center of Malta  to visit the charming walled city of Mdina the ancient capitals of Malta under the Arab domination. The tour will include the stop at the St.Paul's Church ( entrance not included) and time for strolling in the narrow streets and enjoying panoramic views from the Mdina's Belvedere. Transfer back to your Hotel and Overnight.


Day 3 - Panoramic Tour Three Cities, Marsaxlokk,Blue Grotto 

The driver will be waiting you outside the Hotel to escort you by private car to the beautiful Cottonera Area,including the ancient cities of Senglea,Vittoriosa and Cospicua, the tour proceed to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. 

The waterfront here is lined with traditional fishing boats known as luzzus and are brightly painted in red, blue and yellowadding vibrancy to this peaceful bay.There will be free time here to take a leisurely stroll or to browse the local market stalls. Lunch in a typical seafood restaurant. 

Your tour then continues to the western coast of Malta to visit Wied iz-Zurrieq. From here you can board a boat to visit the Blue Grotto, a deep sea cave where the waters are renowned for being so pure and beautiful.The Blue Grotto area is steep and precipitous, but in places there are gaps in the cliffs that slope down to sea level.One of these gaps (small fjord) is Wied izZurrieq, This narrow arm of the sea is an anchorage for boats in calm weather..

Many of the fishermen today also use their boats to take visitors to see the Deep sea cave.(The boat fee is therefore paid locally)The tour then takes us on a scenic journey heading to the Dingli Cliffs passing by the Maltese countryside.Your tour concludes with a scenic coach ride back to the Hotel through the beautiful costal road. Time at leisure. Dinner ( not included) Overnight.


Day 4 - Gozo Island 

Breakfast in Hotel. Pick up at the Hotel's hall,( 8:30 - 9:00 AM ) and transfer to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Accompanied by a private English-speaking driverand local Guide  you will reach the Island of Gozo after a 20-minute ferry crossing. From the ship you will go along the small island of Comino, before reaching the Gozitan port of Mgarr.

In Gozo, we start a 6 hours tour including the Gozo's main attraction, namely Ta' Pinu Cathedral, Dwejra and Xlendi Bay, the Megalithic Temples of Ggigantija and the capital city Victoria showing the Citadelle from where enjoying outstanding views of the whole Island, The local market at St. Georges Square. Free time for lunch at the pictureque Xlendi Bay.  . Around 3:00 - 3.30 pm arrival to Malta and Transfer to the Hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight.


Day 5 - Hagar Qim Megalithic Temples, Craft Village, Maltese Traditional Lunch

Breakfast in Hotel.Transfer to southern part of the Island where we will visit the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim & Mnejidra.These megalithic temples date back 5500 years ago and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in theworld, even older than the Stonehenge and the Pyramids. The megalithic complex of Hagar Qim is located a top a hill on thesouthern edge of the Island, on a ridge capped in soft limestone.. 500 metres from Hagar Qim stands the Mnajdra megalithic temple.Ħaġar Qim & Mnajidra are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed as part of‘The Megalithic Temples of Malta .

 Short drive to Ta' Qali Craft Village . Time at leisure to discover the the shops of local artisans, including blown glass before heading towards the nearby rural village of Dingli where you will experience the authentic Maltese cuisine in a traditional rural farm. Here you can visit the estate,a unique venue nestled in the Maltese countryside  and try hand picked vegetables and traditional meals like famous stew rabbit or bragjoli, the sundried tomatoes and butter beans, the gozo cheeselest or the maltese baked Ftira.

After the lunch return back to your Hotel.


Day 6 - Valletta,Pozzallo,Ragusa

Breakfast in Hotel, private transfer to Valletta Port. Boarding on the catamaran to reach the Sycilian port of Pozzallo,The trip takes 90 minute only. Arrive in Sicily and private transfer to your hotel, located in Ragusa.

Departure to a nearby agritourism where you will have a first try of Sicilian cuisine, after lunch go to Ragusa Ibla and start a guided tour of its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque, with its Cathedral, situated in the beautiful square of the Dome and the “giardino Ibleo”.Ragusa Iblas today stated among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites. 

Free time to stroll in the Ragusa city center or to enjoy a Sicilian glass of wine . Free dinner and Overnight in Ragusa.


Day 7 - Ragusa,Noto,Siracusa 

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along its main axis it will be possible to admire the palaces, convents and churches that characterize the historic center, among which the Cathedral,the Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata and the Palazzo Ducezio stand out. 

After lunch in a local restaurant we will move to Syracuse, where we will start the the Visit of the Archaeological Park of Neapolis(Greek Theater, Roman Amphitheater, Latomie and "Orecchio di Dionisio") and of its historic center of Ortigia, where you will be enchanted by the splendid Piazza Duomo and its Baroque Cathedral which in the past was a Greek temple in Doric style. Then, along the delightful alleys of the center, you will admire the famous Arethusa spring, located opposite the Porto Grande. Return to the hotel, dinner at your own and overnight in Siracusa.


Day 8 - Siracusa,Mount Etna, Catania 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most visited and popular destination in Sicily. Famous and fascinating not only for the volcanic phenomena, but also for the breathtaking views and the different types of vegetation visible during the ascent. 

The main points,Crateri Silvestri, will be covered in absolute safety, the scene of past and recent eruptions, discovering the traditions or flavors and smells that arise from the slopes. 

At the end of the tour we will visit the Gambino Winery. The unique climatic and soil conditions determine the typicality of the Etna wine grapes. At maximum heights, temperature variations between day and night allow a phenol and aromatic maturation that is essential for the color and flavor of red grapes and the aroma of white wines. Lunch and wine tasting. Return to Catania. Check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight


Day 9 - Catania,Taormina 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Taormina, 4 hours guided tour of the charming town  including the famous Greek Theatre,the Odeon a small Roman Theater, Palazzo Corvaja,Stop at Belvedere Square along the main street, Corso Umberto, to enjoy the wonderful view of the picturesque coast and the skyline dominated by powerful Mt Etna.

You will have some  free time for a nice walk among the picturesque narrow streets, go shopping and looking around the local handycraft (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, sweets and much more) Time to try some local street food or enjoy a panoramic aperitif with view onto Isola Bella. 

In the early afternoon return back to Catania. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant located in downtown and overnight


Day 10 - Catania,Departure 

Breakfast in Hotel. Private Tranfer to Catania Airport

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What's Included : 


  • 5 overnights in Malta – Hotel Argento,Palazzo Violetta 4* or similar

  • 1 overnight in Ragusa – Hotel Poggio del Sole 4* or similar

  • 1 overnight in Siracusa – Hotel Royal Maniace 4* or similar

  • 2 overnight in Catania – Hotel Romano Palace 4* or similar 
  • 2 Full day tour in Malta

  • 1 Half day tour in Malta 

  • 1 Panoramic tour with English speaking driver 
  • 2 Hours Ragusa guided tour 
  • Full day Tour Noto and Syracuse

  • Full day Tour Etna and Winery

  • 3 Hours Tour in Taormina
  • English Speaking guide where necessary 

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Lunch in Marsaskala,Malta

  • Traditional Maltese Lunch in Dingli

  • Local Pastries tasting in Valletta

  • Lunch in Agritourism in Ragusa and  In Siracusa

  • Lunch at Etna Winery

  • Farewell dinner in Catania

  • All transportation in private vehicle accordingly to group size

  • Transfer in / out 

  • Valletta – Pozzallo,Sicily – Hydrofoil Ticket

  • Gozo Ferry Ticket 

  • Entrance Tickets :Greek Theater in Taormina, Archeological Park in Siracuse



Not Included : 


International flights 

Travel Insurance - ask us to get a quote 

Tips,extras 

City Tax

Entrance fees - where not specified 

All what not mentioned in What's included 


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Notes: 

The tour is completely private 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, seniors. 


  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
From EUR €2,790.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Tour of Sicily and Aeolian Islands - from Palermo × × × × × × ×
Tour of Sicily and Aeolian Islands - from Palermo

Tour of Sicily and Aeolian Islands - from Palermo

Tour of Sicily to discover the beauties of this region in a fully escorted tour from Palermo to the enchanting Aeolian Islands,the journey will take you through picturesque towns, panoramic views, crystalline waters and delicious food

Tour of Sicily and Aeolian Islands - from Palermo


8  days 7 nights A unique Tour of Sicily to discover the beauties of this region in a fully escorted tour from Palermo to the enchanting Aeolian Islands,the journey will take you through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns, panoramic views and the crystalline waters of the volcanic Aeolian Islands without forget the delicacies of the local  cuisine.


All the accommodation are in centrally located 4* Hotels.

The group size is variable all departures are guaranteed without a minimum number of participants.


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Itinerary


Day 1 - Palermo

Independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request). Meet with our tour-leader; dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 2 - Palermo,Monreale

Afer breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visitng Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed
the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art,
sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry! Later you will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the
richest towns in the island for its history and art. Palermo stands on a bay dominated by Mount Pellegrino, a
headland described by Goethe as the loveliest he had ever seen.  Visit of the wonderful  Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatna, admirable example from an
historical and an artistic point of view, and a prove of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking
apparently incompatible can coexist.  During the
day, you will have a stop for a surprise to taste the local street food in the famous Antica Focacceria San
Francesco. Free time for lunch. Along the path you will admire the famous Teatro Massimo and the debated
fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with 16th century sculptures.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 3 - Palermo, Cefalu',Catania 

A&er breakfast transfer to Cefalù, charming Medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. Visit of its
stunning Norman Dome and free time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous and well-known
Mandralisca Museum. Arrival in Catania and lunch. Later on the tour will continue visiting
Catania’s historical centre stated Unesco World Heritage Site, with its original Baroque style and its unique
streets built with black lava stone. The colour scheme of the city-centre buildings is black and dark grey,
relieved with white limestone details around doors and windows.The walking
tour will start from the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the famous “Liotru” statue,
antique lava-stone elephant, symbol of the city. Not far from here we will reach University Square and we will
have a walk along the splendid baroque Via dei Crociferi,,
where we will admire the famous S. Benedict Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site. Continuing the visit
enjoy a break in a historical bar of the city centre to taste the typical “granita & brioche”. Dinner at the hotel or
in a restaurant nearby and overnight.


Day 4 - Etna, Taormina

This morning afer a short visit of the famous “pescheria” (the ancient fish market) in Catania, the tour will
continue with an excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest (c. 3350m) volcano in Europe and one of the largest
and most active in the world, nowadays Unesco World Heritage Site. Views of stunning landscapes will amaze you heading to Rifugio
Sapienza. You will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava
flows. The view beyond the mountain’s hundreds of subsidiary cones and craters, can extend across the whole
of Sicily, the Aeolian islands and Calabria. The spectacle is unique! You will have a stop to enjoy the local
homemade honey and some typical products of the area. The tour continues towards Taormina, charming
town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Free time for
lunch and in the a&ernoon visit of Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre which will leave you breathless for its
commading view on Giardini Naxos bay and the Etna mountain! Free time for a nice walk among the
picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, to go shopping and looking around the local handicra&s (coral
jewels, precious laces, ceramics, pastries and much more). The day will end with an overview of the beautiful
Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to the hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight. 


Day 5 - Catania,Lipari 

Your holiday will continue with the Aeolian Islands extension without a tour leader. A&er breakfast, you will
have free time to enjoy the beautiful Catania.In the late morning,
private transfer to Milazzo. Boarding on the hydrofoil for Lipari island. Arrival at Lipari island and transfer to 4*
hotel. Free a&ernoon. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. 


Day 6 - Lipari,Salina

After breakfast, full day excursion to Lipari & Salina islands. Leaving the harbour, the boat will skirt Lipari coast
and you will have a view of the Castle of Lipari, the Monte Rosa and Canneto. You will have time to swim in the
crystalline blue water of Pumice Cave beach. Proceeding on to Salina, the captain will show you the famous
Acquacalda bay. First stop will be on Santa Marina Salina the biggest town of the island. Our tour goes on along
Salina east side, visiting from the sea, Malfa village, Capofaro town and its Malvasia wineries; you will also stop
inside the Pollara bay,. The boat will then stop in the
charming fishermen's village Lingua where you will have free time to visit the island, its Lago Salato or enjoy
typical restaurants.  Back to Lipari in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in
the hotel


Day 7 - Panarea,Stromboli

Breakfast in hotel and departure from Lipari harbour for a full day excursion to Panarea & Stromboli. The excursion will then
continue to Panarea, where you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful bay of Calajunco, above which
lies the prehistoric village of Cape Milazzese, and swim in Zimmari beach. Proceeding on, the boat will skirt
among the small islands nearby and you will have a stop in the charming Cava degli Innamorati. In Panarea,
you will have free time to have lunch, take a stroll through the elegant streets, or visit the prehistoric village
and have a nice swim. In the afernoon the excursion will continue to Stromboli. The first stop will be
Ginostra, a fascinating small fishing village. Once on the island, dinner and free time to stroll, take a swim or
doing shopping. In the warmer time of the year, among dips and long swims, it will be possible to enjoy
stunning beaches and volcanic caves. Back to the boat at sunset, you will admire Strombolicchio, a gigantic
rock and the Sciara del Fuoco, a stunning volcanic explosion of reddish lapilli creating lava rivers reaching the
sea!


Day 8 - Taormina

Breakfast in hotel, transfer to Lipari harbour to take the hydrofoil for Milazzo. Once arriving in Milazzo, there will be a driver waiting for you for a private transfer to Taormina.
Free day. You can enjoy the Medieval village visiting its historical monuments, or doing shopping buying some
of the local handicraft products. As an alternative you can relax by the sea and enjoy the colors and scents of
its Mediterranean vegetation... We suggest to visit Isola Bella, one of the most enchanting beaches in Sicily,
also called the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" thanks to its particular location and vegetation: a perfect mix of
tropical plants and local flora! Dinner and overnight in hotel.


Day 9 - Taormina,Departure 

Breakfast in hotel and end of services. Private transfers or excursions available. 

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What's Included : 


  • 8 nights accommodation in double room at selected 4* Hotel

  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide (English) for the whole tour (from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 4th day), local guides or audio-guides where necessary.

  •  Visit of the main suggesve Unesco World Heritage Sites: Monreale, Palermo, Cefalù, Catania city centre, Etna

  • Deluxe bus from day 2 to day 4

  • Daily Breakfast 

  • 7 dinners in hotels or local restaurants (dinner – 3 main courses fixed menu - beverages not included)

  • 1 Lunch 

  •  Packed lunch instead of dinner on the day of Panarea and Stromboli excursion

  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products: Palermo (day 2)  local street food; Catania (day 3): tasting of Sicilian “granita &
    brioche” Etna (day 4) visit of a beekeeping honey company and honey tasting

  •  Private transfer Catania Hotel - Milazzo Harbour 

  •  Transfer Lipari Harbour – Lipari Hotel

  • Private transfer Milazzo Harbour-Taormina hotel
  • Private transfers Palermo airport/hotel in Palermo
  • 2 Excursion by boat in Lipari,Salina,Panarea and Stromboli - group tour, without a guide 

  • Hydrofoil back and forth Milazzo - Lipari -Milazzo

  • Aeolian Islands city tax 


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance - ask us a quote 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Entrance fees at monuments/museums

Tour leader in Aeolian Islands

Transfer out 

Beverages

City tax where required

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Notes: 


The tour is a fully escorted group tour

Tour leader in English,Spanish,Italian language 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 

NB: Please note the company is not responsible for any disrupon due to weather and sea condions
concerning all hydrofoil and ferry crossings among the islands. 


  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,720.00

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Highlights of Sorrento,Capri and Amalfi Coast Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Highlights of Sorrento,Capri and Amalfi Coast Private Tour

Highlights of Sorrento,Capri and Amalfi Coast Private Tour

Discover Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast in Italy with a 5 days private tour from Naples. During the tour you will discover the beauty of this region, with the assistance of local guides,in a total stress free experience.

Highlights of Sorrento,Capri and Amalfi Coast Private Tour

Vibrant, unique, passionate, rich in art and architecture and with spectacular sea, this is the bay lying in the shadows of Vesuvius. The Bay of Naples, is renowned for the luxurious hospitality, the passion for music, dance, and the dramatic arts. From the vibrant and elegant Sorrento and the ruins of Pompeii, the bay offers a series of unique and unforgettable towns and seascapes. Vying with the beauties of the mainland, across the water lies the small island of the gulf, Capri.

During the tour you will discover the beauty of this region, with the assistance of local guides, in a totally stress free experience designed to give you a taste of everything this land has to offer.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Naples, Arrival 

Welcome to Naples! Meeting with our driver and private Transfer from Naples Airport to Hotel 4*. Check in and overnight


Day 2 : Naples City Tour, Sorrento 


Breakfast and time to visit Naples most famous monuments with your private guide. In the morning guided walking tour of the historic center, the heart of Naples "Spaccanapoli". The itinerary dedicated to the historic center starts from Piazza Dante. After, continue on Via S. Pietro a Majella. You will pass in front of the homonymous Conservatory and the church until you reach Piazza Miraglia.

From here, a detour to the Chapel of San Severo is a must (reservation required) is one of those places in Naples to see at least once in a lifetime. The heart of the historic center: Via dei Tribunali, San Gregorio Armeno and the complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore. Continue to the Duomo! Majestic and imposing, both the exteriors and the interiors are an example of the set of styles that characterize it.

During the tour in the historic center of Naples, you will have a street food experience and time to taste the authentic Neapolitan Pizza, the famous pizza was born right in the heart of the city of Naples! In the afternoon visit of monumental Naples, through the famous Piazza Plebiscito with its fabulous Royal Palace and the S. Carlo Theater.Passage through the Galleria Umberto I and the exterior of the Maschio Angioino = Castel Nuovo.

At the end of the tour, we will go to the hotel to collect your luggage before the private transfer to Sorrento, where you will be staying. The Sorrento Peninsula has a unique landscape in the world, where natural beauties alternate, where the man’s work - who levelled even the most impervious areas, transforming them in the famous terraces degrading towards the sea, on which he cultivated orange and lemon trees, olive groves and vineyards - has been grandiose. This beautiful town is one of the favourite destination holiday all year round Overnight in the charming Sorrento.



Day 3 : Amalfi Coast Panoramic Tour, Pompeii 


After breakfast departure to Amalfi coast passing through Praiano, which, in the era of the Maritime Republics, came under the rule of nearby Amalfi. It may be less famous than Amalfi, but Praiano, which hosts a series of important traditional festivals and cultural events each year, is just as beautiful. A procession of attractive little white houses lines the road leading from Praiano to the small towns of Furore and Conca dei Marini. The town, situated on extremely impervious terrain, is known for its cuisine which uses the local tomatoes, olive oil, potatoes and mountain herbs to great effect. Just beyond Furore, we come to Conca dei Marini, a shing village known above all for the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto). 

Arrival in the historic town of Amalfi an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Undisputed ruler of the seas in the 12th century, the town’s gradual decline from power has in no way diminished the beauty of its monuments, such as the cathedral: a veritable gothic masterpiece complete with highly decorative façade and impressive height of steps. The immense cathedral doors, made in bronze, were realized in Constantinople in 1065. Whilst wandering through the picturesque lanes of Amalfi, lined with tiny white cottages and shops, it is easy to catch a scent of the “sfusato” lemons which grow in abundance on this stretch of coast and are used to make the area’s highly prized Limoncello liquor.

After the morning panoramic tour on the Amalfi coast we will go to an agricultural / wine estate in the Vesuvius park, where we will have a lunch preceded by a tasting of locally produced wines and a visit to the farm.

At the end departure to Pompeii. Visit with your private guide the luxurious villas and temples, theater and forum of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in AD 79 by the Vesuvius eruption. In the lte afternoon return to Sorrento Overnight in Sorrento


Day 4 : Sorrento, Capri Island Tour 


Breakfast and departure to the small and marvellous worldwide known island of Capri. As you travel south across the Bay of Naples you see before you the unique, dramatic outline of Capri, one of the most elegant and sought after resorts. For centuries Capri was the playground of Roman Emperors and Patricians, who built villas and undertook great engineering projects on the island. Augustus had a favourite seaside villa here and his successor Tiberius built what is now the best preserved Roman Villa in Italy, Villa Jovis. Capri became popular with European artists and musicians, writers and other celebrities from the end of the 19th century, (Debussy, Somerset Maugham and many more). Today it is still a magnet for jetsetters.

Once in Capri the guided tour will start from the upper part: Anacapri. Possibility to visit Villa San Michele , the fabulous villa of Dr. Axel Munthe. Weather permitting, you can stroll through the shops and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. The tour continues to the city of Capri, with the famous Piazza Umberto I with its elegant shops and famous restaurants. Admire the gardens colored by Augusto overlooking the famous Faraglioni and Marina Piccola. Here you will have some free time before returning with the funicular to the port of Capri and take the hydrofoil to Sorrento. 

Transfer at the Giardini di Cataldo where you will visit a local factory of limoncello and do a tasting. Free return to the Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.


Day 5 : Transfer to Naples 


Breakfast. Time at leisure. Private transfer to Naples Airport or possibility to extend your tour with extra days.

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What's Included  : 


  • 4 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at selected 4* Hotel 

  • Local English speaking guide

  • 3 Full day Tours in Naples, Capri, Amalfi and Pompeii 
  • Daily Breakfast

  • Street Food and Pizza lunch in Naples 

  • Lunch in Agritourism 

  • Wine Cellar visit and Wine Tasting 

  • Lemon Grove visit and Limoncello tasting in Sorrento 

  • Hydrofoil Ticket Sorrento/Capri/Sorrento 

  • Transportation by private vehicle for the entire duration of the tour

  • Funicular ticket in Capri 

  • Airport Transfer in/out 


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

All dinners

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:


Minimum number of participants  2 

Private Tour 

Hotel Orient 4* or similar in Naples 

Hotel Central or Cristina 4* in Sorrento 

Possibility to extend your tour with 2 extra nights in Amalfi Coast 

  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,220.00

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Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Capri Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Sorrento,  Amalfi Coast and Capri Private Tour

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Capri Private Tour

Discover the Amalfi Coast,Capri and Sorrento with a 7 days private tour from Naples. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea from charming hilltop towns, taste delicious food and wine, visit impressive Roman’s ruins.

Charming Amalfi Coast and Capri Private Tour

Vibrant, unique, passionate, rich in art and architecture and with spectacular sea, this is the bay lying in the shadows of Vesuvius. The Bay of Naples, is renowned for the luxurious hospitality, the passion for music, dance, and the dramatic arts. From the vibrant and elegant Sorrento and the ruins of Pompeii, the bay offers a series of unique and unforgettable towns and seascapes. Vying with the beauties of the mainland, across the water lies the small island of the gulf, Capri. Not far from the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento are located the vibrant and picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea.

During the tour you will discover the beauty of this region, with the assistance of local guides, in a totally stress free experience designed to give you a taste of everything this land has to offer.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Naples, Arrival 

Welcome to Naples! Meeting with our driver and private Transfer from Naples Airport to Hotel 4*. Check in and overnight


Day 2 : Naples City Tour


Breakfast and time to visit Naples most famous monuments with your private guide. In the morning guided walking tour of the historic center, the heart of Naples "Spaccanapoli". The itinerary dedicated to the historic center starts from Piazza Dante. After, continue on Via S. Pietro a Majella. You will pass in front of the homonymous Conservatory and the church until you reach Piazza Miraglia.

From here, a detour to the Chapel of San Severo is a must (reservation required) is one of those places in Naples to see at least once in a lifetime. The heart of the historic center: Via dei Tribunali, San Gregorio Armeno and the complex of San Lorenzo Maggiore. Continue to the Duomo! Majestic and imposing, both the exteriors and the interiors are an example of the set of styles that characterize it.

During the tour in the historic center of Naples, you will have a street food experience and time to taste the authentic Neapolitan Pizza, the famous pizza was born right in the heart of the city of Naples! In the afternoon visit of monumental Naples, through the famous Piazza Plebiscito with its fabulous Royal Palace and the S. Carlo Theater.Passage through the Galleria Umberto I and the exterior of the Maschio Angioino = Castel Nuovo. Transfer to the Hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight 


Day 3 : Sorrento, Pompeii Tour 


After breakfast meeting with your private driver and  transfer to Sorrento, where you will be staying for the next two nights.. The Sorrento Peninsula has a unique landscape in the world, where natural beauties alternate, where the man’s work - who levelled even the most impervious areas, transforming them in the famous terraces degrading towards the sea, on which he cultivated orange and lemon trees, olive groves and vineyards - has been grandiose. This beautiful town is one of the favourite destination holiday all year round.

During the trip stop to visit the impressive the excavations and archaeological park of Pompeii. Visit with your private guide the luxurious villas,temples, theater and forum of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in AD 79 by the Vesuvius eruption,, a dramatic event that caused the death of all its inhabitants of the time.

After the Pompeii tour we will go to an agricultural / wine estate located   in the Vesuvius park, where we will have a lunch based on the typical products of this region, made of fresh vegetables and cheeses, seafood and homemade pasta, preceded by a tasting of local wines . 

After visiting the farm,drive towards Sorrento. Time at leisure and overnight in the charming Sorrento.



Day 4 : Capri Island Tour 


Breakfast and departure to the small and marvellous worldwide known island of Capri. As you travel south across the Bay of Naples you see before you the unique, dramatic outline of Capri, one of the most elegant and sought after resorts. For centuries Capri was the playground of Roman Emperors and Patricians, who built villas and undertook great engineering projects on the island. Augustus had a favourite seaside villa here and his successor Tiberius built what is now the best preserved Roman Villa in Italy, Villa Jovis. Capri became popular with European artists and musicians, writers and other celebrities from the end of the 19th century, (Debussy, Somerset Maugham and many more). Today it is still a magnet for jetsetters.

Once in Capri the guided tour will start from the upper part: Anacapri. Possibility to visit Villa San Michele , the fabulous villa of Dr. Axel Munthe. Weather permitting, you can stroll through the shops and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. The tour continues to the city of Capri, with the famous Piazza Umberto I with its elegant shops and famous restaurants. Admire the gardens colored by Augusto overlooking the famous Faraglioni and Marina Piccola. 

Here you will have some free time before returning with the funicular to the port of Capri and take the hydrofoil to Sorrento. 

Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Sorrento.


Day 5 : Positano, Amalfi Full Day Tour, Lemon Experience 


After breakfast departure to Amalfi coast passing through Praiano, which, in the era of the Maritime Republics, came under the rule of nearby Amalfi. It may be less famous than Amalfi, but Praiano, which hosts a series of important traditional festivals and cultural events each year, is just as beautiful. A procession of attractive little white houses lines the road leading from Praiano to the small towns of Furore and Conca dei Marini. The town, situated on extremely impervious terrain, is known for its cuisine which uses the local tomatoes, olive oil, potatoes and mountain herbs to great effect. On the way along the panoramic road, stop at the Positano viewpoint for some shots of the breathtaking view.Just beyond Furore, we come to Conca dei Marini, a shing village known above all for the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto). 

Arrival in the historic town of Amalfi an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Undisputed ruler of the seas in the 12th century, the town’s gradual decline from power has in no way diminished the beauty of its monuments, such as the cathedral: a veritable gothic masterpiece complete with highly decorative façade and impressive height of steps. The immense cathedral doors, made in bronze, were realized in Constantinople in 1065. Whilst wandering through the picturesque lanes of Amalfi, lined with tiny white cottages and shops, it is easy to catch a scent of the “sfusato” lemons which grow in abundance on this stretch of coast and are used to make the area’s highly prized Limoncello liquor.

After some free time in Amalfi we will Visit a lemon grove estate  located on the hill overlooking the town of Amalfi, a family-run estate dated back to 1825  where you will discover the history of the Amalfi Sfusato, the Amalfi lemon among the most prized species in the world, arrived centuries ago from the East, which now boasts the IGP  recognition. During the lemon Tour, take a walk among the lemon groves followed by a refreshing break with typical products such as lemonade and lemon cake Visit to the farm and to the Museum of rural culture arts and crafts.

At the end of the experience, transfer to the Hotel located in Amalfi or in the nearby Maiori. Overnight 


Day 6 : Day At leisure, Optional Boat Tour 

After full days of touring, some well-deserved rest. Free day to discover the coast with the possibility of taking a private boat tour, or relaxing enjoying the sea breeze. Overnight in Amalfi or Maiori. 


Day 7 : Departure


Breakfast. Time at leisure.  Optional private transfer to Naples or Salerno Train Station or possibility to extend your tour with extra days.

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What's Included  : 


  • 6 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at selected 4* Hotel 

  • Local English speaking guide

  • 4 Full day Tours in Naples, Capri, Amalfi and Pompeii 
  • Daily Breakfast

  • Street Food and Pizza lunch in Naples 

  • 1 Lunch in Agritourism 

  • Wine Cellar visit and Wine Tasting 

  • Lemon Tour  and Limoncello tasting in Amalfi

  • Hydrofoil Ticket Sorrento/Capri/Sorrento 

  • Transportation by private vehicle for the entire duration of the tour

  • Funicular ticket in Capri 

  • Airport Transfer in


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Entrances  Extras

All dinners

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:


Minimum number of participants  2 

Private Tour 

Optional transfer out to Naples Airport or Salerno 

  • Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,885.00

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Matera and Apulia Private 5 Day Tour × × × × × × ×
Matera and Apulia Private 5 Day Tour

Matera and Apulia Private 5 Day Tour

Discover the Charming town of Matera, and the nearby Apulia region with the picturesque towns of Alberobello and Polignano a mare, in a private 5 days tours, enriched by cultural visits and several gastronomic experiences.

Highlights of Matera and Apulia Private Tour

Visit the charming town of Matera, Unesco Heritage Site and European capital of Culture 2019, and discover the nearby Apulia region treasures like the picturesque Alberobello village , Castellana Caves and Polignano a Mare. Sleep in a boutique cave Hotel in the Sassi Area and in a traditional Apulian Farmhouse called Masseria, take advantage of an expert local guide and taste the local food and wines.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 : Matera, Arrival 

Arrival at the airport in Bari / Transfer to the 4 **** hotel in Matera. Arrival at the hotel, welcome drink and check-in. Dinner at the hotel and "taste" of Matera by night. Overnight


Day 2 : Matera City Tour


Breakfast at the hotel and guided tour of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, and one of the oldest cities in the world whose territory preserves evidence of rock settlements from the Palaeolithic to the present day. 

Matera is the city of the Sassi, the original urban core developed from the natural caves, dug into the rock and subsequently modeled in increasingly complex structures, inside two large natural amphitheaters which are the Sasso Caveoso and the Sasso Barisano. Visit to a fully furnished cave-house and to the Rock Churches.

In the afternoon continue to the Belvedere is one of the two plateaus facing the Sassi, beyond the Gravina stream for a panoramic walk. At the end of the walk, Tasting of Matera bread in a typical wood-fired oven, accompanied by extra virgin olive oil. Return to the hotel, dinner in a restaurant in the Sassi. Overnight



Day 3 : Alberobello,Castellana Caves 


Breakfast, departure to Alberobello (UNESCO Site), capital of the Trulli and symbol of Apulia region. Visit of the Rione Monti the Trullo Church, the Siamese Trullo and other enchanting views of this town. Lunch in the Trulli. 

Follows the Castellana Caves, a journey to the center of the earth among multicolored stone embroideries inside grandiose caves; a wonderful divine design. At the end of the visit wine cellar tour at a typical farmhouse. . A family-run winery since 1795, visit to the cellar, to the barrel room where there are wooden barrels from the 1600s. 

Tasting of local wines among which the famous Primitivo and typical products of the area . At the end of the day, transfer to a hotel in the Monopoli / Polignano area. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay


Day 4 : Polignano a Mare, Bari 


Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Bari, the great commercial city of Puglia, whose historic center is a maze: Basilica di San Nicola, Castello Svevo (ext.). Participation in local life with tasting of street food, "sgagliozze", "panzerotti", "pancakes". Free time to walk in the old city.

Continue to Polignano a Mare, visit the city by boat for an exciting and memorable journey in an imaginary, yet real world. An experience that allows participants a new and enchanting perception of the territory from the sea. The hours on board the boat will pass between a dip in the blue-painted blue sea, snorkeling and a refreshing aperitif.

Visit to the sea caves (external) of Polignano a Mare, including the famous Grotta Palazzese. At the end of the day stop on a balcony of Polignano to taste the famous Caffè Speciale or Gelato Artigianale. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight


Day 5 : Monopoli,Departure


Accordingly to your departure time we can arrange a visit of Monopoli, with its 99 districts that stretch out on a flat territory, is reflected in the Adriatic Sea. The symbol of the city is the Carlo V Castle, followed by the renowned historical center, the Concattedrale della Madonna della Madia, the rock church of Santa Maria Amalfitana and the wall. Free time for an aperitif on the sea. Transfer to the airport. End of our services

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What's Included  : 


  • 4 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star boutique hotels and Masserie. 

  • Local English speaking guide  from the 2nd to the 5th day of the tour 

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 4 dinners with typical menu

  • Aperitif on the sea

  • Tasting of Special Coffee or Artisan Gelato

  • 1 tasting of Matera Bread in the Bakery

  • 1 Wine tasting of Apulian wines

  • 1 Street Food in Bari;

  • 1 lunch in the Trullo;

  • Air-conditioned private vehicle throughout the tour.

  • Arrival and departure transfers.

  • Boat Tour of the Marine Caves of Polignano a Mare with an aperitif on board.

  • Entrance to the Castellana Caves special visit to the White Cave.

  • Entrance to the Cave House of Matera.

  • Entrance to the Rupestrian Churches of Matera.


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

Meals not specified above 

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:


Minimum number of participants  2 

Private Tour 


  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,320.00

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Highlights of Sicily Private Tour from Catania × × × × × × ×
Highlights of Sicily Private Tour from Catania

Highlights of Sicily Private Tour from Catania

Discover the beauties of Sicily in a Private 8 days tour from Catania to Palermo.Explore Sicily with the convenience of a completely private tour, with driver and local guides. Experience Sicily though its typical food and local wines.

Highlights of Sicily Private 8 Days Tour from Catania


Visit world famous monuments and little-known corners of Sicily’s most stunning towns .Get a full immersion to reach history, traditions and culture of islandBe always accompanied by local guides who know it best. Experience Sicily though its gastronomy, wines, art and music .Get an authentic lifestyle experience and feel like you’ve lived in Sicily the whole life


The tours has been enriched with several wine and food experiences, tasting of local specialties and several meals included as well as daily breakfast and dinner. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Catania, Taormina 

Upon arrival at Catania airport be greeted by your private driver, who will bring you to your charming hotel in Taormina. Once you are ready take an easy walk with your native local guide. He will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that gives Taormina a special charm. Visit the Magnificent Greek Theatre and get immersed directly in the life of Your first destination.

Overnight in Taormina


Day 2 - Godfather,Mafia Tour with Lunch 

After breakfast meet your “mafia” guide in the lobby of your hotel and start a half-day trip to small antique villages Savoca and Forza d’Agro located on the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of Godfather movies were done and where started the love story of Michael and Apollonia. Find out the secrets of movie-making as well as true facts about mafia. Take refreshing aperitif in the most famous sicilian bar “Vitelli” and enjoy the lunch with typical seasonal food on extraordinary terrace. Be dropped off to your hotel, have some relaxation and be ready for sparkling Taormina at night.

Overnight in Taormina


Day 3 - Etna Mt. Tour with lunch in Etna Winery

On this day start your adventure with visit of Mt. Etna. Firstly, you will  reach the base camp Refuge Sapienza, located at 1,900 meters. See the marvelous extinct Silvestri craters and take souvenir pictures of the area. There is free time to walk on the old lava flows. Then continue ascent until 3000mt by cable car and Jeep to the main authorized craters area (optional). You will be accompanied by an English speaking Alpine Guide. A 45-minutes visit in this lunar landscape is memorable.After hiking continue your tour to panoramic Winery located on the slope of Etna famous for it’s unique vulcanic wines and organic food. After guided visit of estate and cellars enjoy wine tasting (at least 5 wines) with pairing cold appetizers and light lunch. Drop-off to your hotel and free evening in sparkling Taormina.

Overnight in Taormina


Day 4 - Val di Noto Tour, Syracuse 

After breakfast meet your private driver in the lobby and move to magnificent Noto. Enjoy an easy walk with local guide in town of UNESCO heritage – a jewel of baroque. While walking taste a famous Modica chocolate and sicilian ice-cream with extraordinary taste. After tour visit a family taverna for your fresh lunch. Be transferred to your charming hotel in Syracuse and enjoy this romantic town at night.

Overnight in Syracuse


Day 5 - Syracuse,Ortigia Walking Tour 

Meet your local guide in the lobby and start 2 hours walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour, one of the most colorful streets in Ortigia, where local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings. See the Archimede Fountain on the way to the city’s Jewish district that was founded in the 3rd century BC. When you reach Duomo Square, you’ll be at the heart of Ortigia. This is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, and home of the stunning Duomo and the Church of St. Lucy. Your guide will also share with you a lot about lifestyle, traditions and habits of locals. Charm of this town is unforgettable. Free afternoon and evening to explore Syracuse on your own.

Overnight in Syracuse


Day 6 - Valley of Temples,Agrigento,Palermo 

It’s time to say goodbye to Syracuse and move towards Palermo passing ancient Temple Valley. Your driver will pick you up in Your hotel. After approx. 2 hours, you will reach the Temple Valley where Your local guide will wait for you for 2 hours of guided visit of this UNESCO heritage. After visit enjoy a fresh seasonal lunch in local taverna and continue driving to Palermo hotel. Time to relax and free evening in Sicilian capital.

Overnight in Palermo


Day 7 - Palermo

On this day discover the beauty of Palermo on this  Walking tour of Palermo. Meet the local guide at 10.00 in Your Hotel. The Tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating mixture of Sicily’s capital. Be ready to discover Authentic Palermitan area. Pass through Palermo old town and the most important highlights such as: Martorana Church, Piazza Pretoria, Quattro Canti & the Cathedral, listening the stories of your guide. Enjoy a Glass of typical Palermo wine and after tour relax with a free evening in Palermo.

Overnight in Palermo


Day 8 - Palermo,Departure 

After a buffet breakfast, private transfer to Palermo Airport. End of the tour and time to say bye bye Sicily. Possibility to extend your stay in Sicily with additional nights. 

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  • All transportation with A/C Mercedes minivan / car

  • Airport Meet & Greet with Private Transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 4 Lunches at local farm / restaurants 

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting at Mt. Etna 

  • All other food and wine tastings mentioned in Itinerary

  • Porterage at hotels

  • Transfer in/out 

  • Local guides where mandatory 

  • Restaurant suggestion and reservation


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages

City tax where required

Entrance Tickets 

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Notes: 


The tour is completely private 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Minimum 2 participants 

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 


  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,820.00

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Malta and Gozo Private 8 Days Tour × × × × × × ×
Malta and Gozo Private 8 Days Tour

Malta and Gozo Private 8 Days Tour

Discover the Maltese islands in a 8 days 7 nights private tour. The tour is enriched by the visit of one of the littlest capital city of Europe Valletta, the Malta sister island, Gozo, and several Unesco Heritage Sites.

MALTA and GOZO  PRIVATE  8 DAYS TOUR


Discover the Maltese islands in a 8 days 7 nights  private tour. The tour is enriched by the visit of one of the littlest capital city of Europe Valletta, the Malta sister island, Gozo, and several Unesco Heritage Sites. During the tour you will have the chance to try the traditional Maltese cuisine,through different tastings and meals included .  You will be surprised by the rich historical heritage, monuments, megalithic temples, stories of such small island like Malta, a crossroad of civilization during the centuries. 

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ITINERARY : 


Day 1 : Malta, Arrival 

Arrival at Valletta airport/port .Private transfer to the Hotel .Check in. Dinner at your own. and Overnight.

Overnight in Sliema area.


Day 2 : Valletta and Mdina - Full Day Tour 


Breakfast in Hotel. Departure  for a full day excursion to explore the two Maltese capitals during the centuries.. pick up at the Hotel's hall, accompanied by your private guide you will start to visit the capital city Valletta, during the tour you will visit the St. John's Cathedral  within the masterpieces of Caravaggio, stop at the Barraca Gardens enjoying scenic views of Valletta harbour, the visit going on to the Grand Master's palace (from outside) which houses the Maltese Parliament. We will Stop then  at a local cafe' in downtown where you will try the traditional maltese pastries, Pastizzi and Qassata . Free time for lunch and shopping. Transfer to the center of the island to visit the charming walled city of Mdina the ancient capitals of Malta under the Arab domination. The tour will include the stop at the St.Paul's Church ( entrance not included) and time for strolling in the narrow streets and enjoying panoramic views from the Mdina's Belvedere. Transfer to the Hotel.

Overnight in Sliema area.


Day 3 : Tree Cities, Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto,Megalithic Temples, Dingli Cliffs - Full Day Tour 


Breakfast. Meeting with your private guide at the Hotel's lobby. Starting of a panoramic Tour that will first take you to the beautiful Cotonera Area,including the ancient cities of Senglea,Vittoriosa and Cospicua, the tour proceed to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The waterfront here is lined with traditional fishing boats known as luzzus and are brightly painted in red, blue and yellow adding vibrancy to this peaceful bay.There will be free time here to take a leisurely stroll or to browse the local market stalls. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Your tour then continues to the western coast of Malta to visit Wied iz-Zurrieq. From here you will board a boat to visit the Blue Grotto, a deep sea cave where the waters are renowned for being so pure and beautiful.The Blue Grotto area is steep and precipitous, but in places there are gaps in the cliffs that slope down to sea level.One of these gaps (small fjord) is Wied iz-Zurrieq, this narrow arm of the sea is an anchorage for boats in calm weather..Many of the fishermen today also use their boats to take visitors to see the Deep sea cave.(The boat fee is therefore paid locally)A short distance from the Blue Grotto, stop at the megalithic complex of Hagar Qim and Mnejidra, the most famous Mgealit temples. The tour then takes us on a scenic journey heading to the Dingli Cliffs passing by the maltese countryside.Your tour concludes with a scenic coach ride back to the Hotel through the beautiful coastal road.Time at leisure.Dinner ( not included) Overnight in Sliema area.


Day 4 : Gozo Island Private Tour 


Pick up at the Hotel's hall,( 8:30 - 9:00 AM ) and transfer to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal. Accompanied by your private driver and local guide, you will reach the Island of Gozo after a 20-minute ferry crossing. From the ship you will go along the small island of Comino, before reaching the Gozitan port of Mgarr. In Gozo, we start a 8 hours tour including the Gozo's main attraction, namely Ta' Pinu, Dwejra and Xlendi Bay , the suggestive Megalithic Temples of Ggigantija and the capital city Victoria showing the Citadelle, the local market, and St. Georges Square.You will have free time for lunch at the scenic Xlendi Bay and shopping at the Victoria's traditional market .   The overnight stay today is on Malta's sister island.    Overnight in Gozo


Day 5 : Gozo at leisure 


Breakfast. Free time to explore the Island of Gozo at your own. Among the many activities you can do in Gozo, we list walks in the countryside and along the cliffs, rent a bike, shopping in the traditional  artisan village, sunbathe and swimming .. or simply relaxing in the hotel pool. and enjoy the delicacies of the local cuisine. Guests will be informed in advance about the possible activities they can do on this day in Gozo in freedom. Dinner ( not included) Overnight in Gozo 


Day 6 : Gozo, Farmhouse lunch, Malta 


Breakfast at hotel. Free morning for a last dip in the crystal clear waters of Gozo. Around noon our driver will pick you up and you will return to Malta. After 20 minutes by ferry between Gozo and Malta, stop in a typical Maltese tavern located inside a farmhouse where you can try the specialties of local cuisine and organic products. You will have the opportunity to try all the most famous local cuisine in an authentic and suggestive environment. At the end of the traditional lunch, return to the hotel. Time at leisure and Overnight in Valletta 


Day 7 : Mosta, Rabat, San Anton's Gardens, Ta Qali Glassblowers


Breakfast. Transfer to the center of the island to visit the charming city of Rabat The tour will include the visit of the St.Paul's Church and the St. Paul’s Catacombs followed by the tour of Casa Bernard, a wonderful example of Maltese Noble Palace of the XVII century located in the city centre of Rabat . Lunch at your own in Rabat. The trip continues to the nearby city of Mosta where we will visit the Rotunda Church or Mosta Dome built on the example of Pantheon in Rome. You will then visit the town of Ta’Qali, located nearby was once a British WWII outpost, but has been converted to a village for local handicrafts. You will be able to watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling original silver filigree jewellery, carving the local limestone and many more. On the way back to the Hotel we will stop to visit the The San Anton Gardens located in Attard is one of the most beautiful gardens in Malta with a large variety of beautiful flowers and plants. This garden has been open to the public since 1882 and it was built by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence, San Anton Palace, which today is the residence of the Maltese President.. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Valletta 


Day 8 : Departure


Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer to the Airport/Seaport . Possibility to extend your stay with extra nights in Malta.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED  : 

  • 7 nights Accommodation in double / twin room at 4* Hotel ( 

  • 4 Full Day Guided Tours with local guide 

  • Daily Breakfast 

  • 1 Traditional Lunch

  • 1 Seafood Lunch 

  • Street Food and Pastries tasting 

  • Private transfer on arrival and departure 

  • Private transportation during the whole tour

  • English speaking driver throughout the tour 

  • Gozo Ferry Ticket

  • St. John's Cathedral entrance ticket 

  • Rotunda Mosta Church entrance ticket

  • St Paul’s Catacombs entrance ticket

  • Local Assistance


Notes: 

Minimum number of participants: 1

The accommodation is provided in centrally located  4* Hotel. 

Individual / Small group tour / Semi-Escorted Tour 



  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,690.00

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Mini Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Taormina - English Only × × × × × × ×
Mini Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Taormina - English Only

Mini Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Taormina - English Only

5 days Deluxe Mini tour of Sicily to Discover the beauties of this region in a fully escorted tour from Palermo to the charming town of Taormina , through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns and delicious local food.

Mini Tour of Sicily from Palermo to Taormina - English Only 


5 days Deluxe Mini tour of Sicily to Discover the beauties of this region in a fully escorted tour from Palermo  to the charming town of Taormina , through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns,delicious local food,  panoramic views and masterpieces of Art.  

All the accommodation are in centrally located 4* Hotels. Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa in Palermo and Villa Diodoro in Taormina

Departures every Wednesday   from April to  October, 2023

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Palermo

Private transfer from Palermo Airport to the Hotel. Dinner in Hotel or at local restaurant.Overnight


Day 2 - Palermo,Monreale 

After a buffet breakfast, at about 10h30 transfer from your hotel to Monreale situated on a hill at few kms far from Palermo in panoramic
position. Guided visit of the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments in the world with its Moorish architecture, housing very fine
mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments in Arab-Norman style. Lunch in a Local restaurant. After lunch
continuation for a panoramic tour of Palermo, passing by the Normand Palace, Teatro Massimo and the guided visit of the Cathedral. Then
transfer to your hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight


Day 3 - Palermo,Cefalu',Taormina 

After a buffet breakfast, morning dedicated to the visit of the historical centre of the town, one of the largest in Europe; the walking tour will
begin from "I Quattro Canti di Città” with Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini and internal visit of Martorana Church; it continues for S. Giuseppe dei
Teatini Church, “Ballarò Market” and Casa Professa Church with its fantastic marbles.
Departure to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Lunch in a local restaurant; after, enjoy a walk to the city centre and down main street to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Proceed to Taormina. At the arrival accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel


Day 4 - Taormina, Mt.Etna Volcano,Taormina  

After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who are interested, opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Mount Etna,
the highest active Volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1800 metres to
visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea (supplement on the spot; the excursion will take
place with a minimum of participants). Lunch on your own. Afternoon in Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea": enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through its tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Greek-Roman Theatre on your own, with its spectacular view of
Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. Return to your hotel: dinner and overnight.


Day 5 - Taormina,Departure

After buffet breakfast, end of the Tour



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What's Included : 


  • 4 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  •  Daily Breakfast

  • All Dinners 

  • 2 Lunches

  • 1/2 Wine and coffee included at lunch 

  • Welcome cocktail

  • English Speaking Tour Escort 

  • Local Guides where necessary 

  • Excursion to Mt. Etna 

  • Transportation de Luxe motor coach* with free wi-fi

  • Transfer from Palermo Airport In

  • Porterage at hotels

  • Whispers Kit 



Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages at dinners 

Entrance fees 

City tax where required

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Notes: 


Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 

Monolingual in Englinsh only 


  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €995.00

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Piedmont and CinqueTerre "Dolce Vita" Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Piedmont and CinqueTerre "Dolce Vita" Private Tour

Piedmont and CinqueTerre "Dolce Vita" Private Tour

Tastings of noble wines and food excellences,visit charming villages and enjoy suggestive dinners at selected restaurants in a private 7 days tour through the Unesco hills of Piedmont, Portofino and the splendid CinqueTerre in Liguria.

Piedmont and CinqueTerre " Dolce Vita " Private Tour,

Discover the culinary excellence of the Unesco Hills in Piedmont and the unique charm of the Italian Riviera with Portofino and the splendid Cinque Terre.

During this private tour you will have the opportunity to try noble wines known all over the world such as Barolo and Barbaresco, the famous white truffle of Alba, dine in suggestive restaurants. Without forgetting the second part of the tour, which will take you to Liguria, the region of the famous Cinque Terre and the enchanting village of Portofino.

Here, in addition to visiting these places, you will try the traditional Genoese pesto, and the typical dishes of Ligurian cuisine, a land that combines typical Mediterranean elements, like fresh vegetables, aromatic herbals and seafood.


Itinerary :


Day 1 - Arrival, Transfer to Piedmont Unesco Hills 

Pick-up at Milan Airport and transfer with private car and driver to Langhe Monferrato Roero, the Unesco hills. Transfer
for dinner in a characteristic restaurant. Overnight stay.


Day 2 - Barolo Wine tasting, Alba 

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and driver to discover Barolo wine hills: visit to a
prestigious Barolo wine cellar with tasting and then to the Grinzane Cavour Castle with its Museum and the
Regional Enoteca. In the afternoon, shopping walking tour in Alba, the capital of the White Truffle, among
medieval monuments, elegant fashion boutiques and food&wine shops. Dinner in a characteristic restaurant.
Overnight stay.


Day 3 - Cooking Class, Hazelnuts and Cheese factory 

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and driver to discover the Alta Langa hills: visit to a small
cheese producer with tasting lunch and then visit to a small farm producing hazelnuts.
Cooking class “Langhe Grandmas’ recipes” with final tasting dinner. Overnight sta


Day 4 - Transfer to Portofino 

After breakfast, check-out. Transfer to the Italian Riviera with private driver.
In the evening, dinner in a selected typical restaurant. Overnight stay in Portofino gulf. 


Day 5 - Cinque Terre, Vernazza and Manarola

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and departure via train for Cinque Terre. Visit of the
two iconic villages of Manarola and Vernazza. Visit to a local wine producer with tasting. Overnight stay.


Day 6 - Portofino, Camogli Food tasting 

After breakfast, meeting with the local private guide and departure via train for a tour of the picturesque villages
of Santa Margherita and Portofino.
In the afternoon departure via train for Camogli fishing village. Visit of the village and aperitif on the beach with
typical street food tastings. Overnight stay


Day 7 - Departure 

After breakfast, checkout and departure (transfer to the airport not included)


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What's Included : 


  • 3 overnight stays in a selected accommodation facility in Piemonte, breakfast with local products
    included 

  • 3 overnight stays in a charming accommodation in Italian Riviera 

  • 3 dinners in selected characteristic restaurants, with tasting menu 4 courses, drinks not included 

  • 1 local cooking class preparing a complete traditional set menu and following dinner with the dishes
    prepared 

  • 1 visit to a well-known wine cellar in Barolo hills with tasting 

  • 1 visit to a small cheese producer with tasting lunch 

  • 1 visit to a small farm producing Nocciola Piemonte IGP with tasting 

  • 1 visit to Grinzane Cavour Castle, Unesco Site 

  • Cinque Terre card 

  • Wine tasting and vineyards of a wine producer visit in Cinque Terre 

  • Rich aperitif tastings in Camogli with typical street food 

  • Professional English-speaking guide as per program 

  • Private transfers and train and ferry tickets as per program 


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Departure transfer


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Notes: 


Private Tour minimum 2 guests

Departure transfer on request

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post nights


  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €2,390.00

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Classic Tour of Italy from Rome × × × × × × ×
Classic Tour of Italy from Rome

Classic Tour of Italy from Rome

Discover Italy in a 8 days escorted monolingual ( English) tour from Rome , through its history, art cities, culinary delicacies and natural beauties. Group Tour with guaranteed departure dates without a minimum number of participants.

CLASSIC TOUR OF ITALY from ROME 


Rome the first great metropolis of humanity, the cradle of one of the most important ancient civilizations Rome,and the heart of Christiany... Florence and Assisi the center of italian Renaissance with its churches,palaces,landmarks and art Galleries, looks like an unique open air museum...Venice gateway between West and East preserves its irresistible allure,magical romantic atmosphere, going through the maze of Venetian canals and narrow streets is a surprising and unforgettable experience....Tuscany's wine region where you will have a local lunch y..without forgetting the skip the line entrance tickets to St. Mark's Church in Venice,and Vatican's Museum in Rome..

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Rome 

Welcome to Rome! After meet at the airport your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel (Transfer included!). At 8:30 pm reach the meeting point (on the corner of Via del Traforo (near street no. 148) and Largo del Tritone, on the wide sidewalk opposite the wedding-dress shop) to be ready for the departure of the Rome by night tour. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day - absolutely romantic by night. You enjoy the whole center of this magic city in the moonlight during this panoramic mix of bus and walking tour. The tour ends in Colosseum area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.


Day 2 - Rome, Assisi, Siena , Florence 

Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not includ¬ed). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.



Day 3 - Florence 

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pin¬nacle. Based on etruscan-roman origins, the city flour¬ished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fas¬cinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly re¬ferred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Par¬adise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typ¬ical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.


Day 4 - Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice 

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porti¬cos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Mal¬pighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Mag¬giore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, contin¬ue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay


Day 5 - Venice

After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St.Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the ho¬tel and overnight.


Day 6 - Venice, Tuscany's Wine Region, Montepulciano

After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. LUNCH in a typical restaurant included!!! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel


Day 7 - Rome

Between 7:45 - 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’s Basilica with our ex¬clusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the muse¬ums where you’ll visit one of the most important art col¬lections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chap¬el. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peters’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends on St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the after¬noon or at night! Overnight stay.


Day 8 - Rome ,Departure 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  • Skip the line entrance tickets to Vaticans Museum and St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary

  • Venice, Florence, Rome Guided Tour 

  • English speaking local guides

  • Monolingual escorted tour -only english 

  • Daily American buffet breakfast

  • 4 meals included  ( 2 dinners, 2 lunches) 

  • Traditional tuscan lunch in Montepulciano!

  • Lunch in the heart of Florence 

  • Arrival and departure private  transfer from the FCO/CIA airports to the hotel in Rome

  • Ground transportation by deluxe motor coach with air conditioning

  • Free wi fi internet connection on board 

  • Service charges and taxes included

  • Spritz or Prosecco experience in Venice 





Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages

City tax where required

Meals not specified above 

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Notes: 


Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 

Hotel used on the Tour :

Hotel City Tourist Superior

Florence Raffaello 4*

Venice Delfino (Mestre) 4*

Rome Diana Roof Garden 4*

  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,650.00

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Sicily, From Palermo to Catania Private Tour × × × × × × ×
Sicily, From Palermo to Catania Private Tour

Sicily, From Palermo to Catania Private Tour

6 days Deluxe Mini tour of Sicily to Discover the beauties of this region in a fully escorted tour from Palermo to the charming town of Catania , through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns and delicious local food.

Sicily, From Palermo to Catania Private Tour 


6 days Deluxe Private Mini tour of Sicily to Discover the beauties of this region in atour from Palermo  to Catania , through several Unesco Heritage Sites like the Valley of Temples , picturesque towns,delicious local food,  panoramic views and masterpieces of Art.  

All the accommodation are in centrally located 4* Hotels. 

Schedule Departures every Wednesday and Saturday   from Janurary to  December 2024. Daily departures on request .

Totally customizable according to specif requests. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Palermo

Private transfer from Palermo airport to Hotel 4**** in Palermo. Overnight.


Day 2 - Palermo,Monreale,Palermo

After a buffet breakfast, visit of the capital of Sicily Palermo, one of the richest towns in the island for its history and art: the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral (during the Holy Mass, exterior visit only); the Norman palace (outside) with the amazing Cappella Palatina, mirable example from an historical and an artistic point of view, of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist; the debated fountain in Pretoria Square, adorned with XVI century sculptures; the most beautiful baroque church in Palermo, Santa Caterina and its cloister. Lunch on your own. Then proceed to Monreale to visit its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in your Hotel.


Day 3 - Palermo,Erice, Marsala , Agrigento 

After a buffet breakfast, depart to Erice, charming medieval town situated on a hill in panoramic position over Trapani and the Mediterranean sea . Proceed to Marsala, a city on the western coast famous for its production of sweet Sicilian wine. Lunch on your own.Visit of the historical centre and stop to a prestigious winery, where You can enjoy a wine tasting and learn about local production. Proceed to Agrigento . Accommodation at your hotel and. overnight


Day 4 - Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Catania

After a buffet breakfast,, visit the magnificent Valley Of Temples of Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Temple of Concord, which is in almost perfectly preserved conditions, Juno and Heracles that represent the most beautiful example of the Greek Civilization in Sicily. Proceed to Piazza Armerina in the inland of Sicily: lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit the worldwide known Villa Romana del Casale: it is the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Catania. Accommodation and overnight at your 4**** Hotel.


Day 5 - Catania, Mt. Etna, Taormina

After a buffet breakfast, weather conditions permitting, excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Across fascinating landscape, we will reach a height of 1900 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where you can enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea. Proceed to Taormina, charming city called "the pearl of the Ionian Sea", founded in 400 BC and beautifully located overlooking the sea and the peak of Mount Etna. Lunch on your own. Enjoy time at leisure to shop for handmade lace, coral jewels, ceramics, home-made sweets and preserves down “Corso Umberto” or simply walk through its tiny streets. Individual visit of the fascinating Greek-Roman theatre. Back to your Hotel in Catania and overnight.

Buffet breakfast. Private transfer to Catania airport.. End of services


Day 6 - Catania

Buffet breakfast. Private transfer to Catania airport.. End of services


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What's Included : 


  • 5 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  •  Daily Breakfast

  • Visit of a winery and wine tasting in Marsala

  • Departure transfer Catania / Catania airport

  • Arrival transfer Palermo airport / Hotel in Palermo

  • Local guide 4 h in Palermo * new in 2024 

  • Local guide 2 h in Agrigento * new in 2024

  • Valley of the Temples entrance ticket 

  • Car or minivan with English Speaking Driver at disposal from day 2 to day 5 (included) according to the itinerary



Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages at dinners 

Entrance fees 

City tax where required

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Notes: 


Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 

 English only 


  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,419.00

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The Best of Apulia, Private Tour from Bari × × × × × × ×
The Best of Apulia, Private Tour from Bari

The Best of Apulia, Private Tour from Bari

Discover the charming Apulia region with the picturesque towns of Alberobello, the "white city" Ostuni , Lecce and Polignano a mare, in a private 6 days tours, enriched by cultural visits and several gastronomic experiences.

The Best of Apulia, Private 6 day Tour from Bari 

Discover the Apulia region in a 6 day Private tour from Bari. Admiretreasures like the picturesque Alberobello village , Castellana Caves, Lecce  and Polignano a Mare. Sleep in a traditional Apulian Farmhouse called Masseria, take advantage of an expert local guide and taste the delicious local food and wines.

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Itinerary : 


Day 1 :  Arrival, Transfer to Bari, Street Food 

Arrival at Bari or Brindisi Airport/Station. Private transfer to the Hotel in Bari, check-in and guided visit of the city. Bari, the capital of the region, is divided between the elegant Murat district and the hypnotic old city. The ancient area is dominated by the magnificent Norman-Swabian Castle designed by King Roger II and later fortified by Frederick II of Swabia. Along the ancient streets, you can see the Romanesque Cathedral of San Sabino and the majestic Basilica of San Nicola, both considered the core of the city. Being in these places is like living in a Qasba because of its walls that will surround us and its many markets.
Bari is also a city rich in gastronomic traditions. You will take part in the life of the city, tasting its typical food. You will find stalls and kiosks where you can taste fried polenta (sgagliozze), the typical focaccia barese, panzerotti (a closed fried pizza stuffed with mozzarella and tomato) and fresh Peroni Beer.



Day 2 : Ruvo di Puglia, Castel del Monte, Trani 


Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the private driver and departure for Castel del Monte for a guided tour of the castle. Following we reach Ruvo di Puglia, known for its production of ceramics and for the important discoveries that took place in the surrounding areas. Frederick II is present in the fascinating architecture of the Romanesque cathedral, a real treasure of the city, which fascinates with its elegant profile, with its sloping roof, and the fantastic twelve-spoke rose window, with the enigmatic sitting sculpture, in which one can glimpse the likeness of the emperor.
Castel del Monte, a UNESCO Heritage site, was built by the great emperor Frederick II and then called Stupor Mundi. The castle was built on a hill in the Parco Nazionale dell’Alta Murgia. For its mysterious octagonal plan, used as astronomical observatory or maybe just as hunting manor, it is different from all other castles in Apulia. Free time for lunch ( not included) 

Trani will charm you with its wonderful Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino, an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, its two crypts consecrated to San Nicola and Santa Maria and its hypogeum of San Leucio. You will see the Swabian Castle (only the outside), a majestic fort of Frederick II, and the small alleyways of the Jewish neighborhood “Giudecca”, rich of old synagogues and small workshops. At the end of the tour, tasting of the Moscato, a typical sweet wine made in Trani. 
It is a dessert wine with a strong territorial character perfect with the traditional local pastry. Overnight stay at the Hotel



Day 3 : Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cisternino 


We start our guided tour from Alberobello, a World Heritage Site with its 1500 trulloes for a 2 hours walking tour. Visit to the Rione Monti, the oldest part the town, together with the Aia Piccola district, which hosts shows and concerts. Visit to the amazing Church of Sant'Antonio, the only trullo-shaped church in the world. The experience will end with a visit to a Trullo.
Martina Franca is located on the eastern hills of Murgia; the name of the city partly refers to San Martino, who saved the inhabitants from the enemy invasions and to the period during which Philip of Anjou gave his subjects exemptions (in Italian “franchigia”) on taxes. In the old town, there are examples of Baroque architecture in the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Martucci, Palazzo dell’Università, Palazzo Motolese, Palazzo Maggi, Palazzo Ancona and the magnificent Cathedral of San Martino with sculptures by Stefano da Putignano and Giuseppe Sammartino.

Visiting an oil mill in Puglia means to discover the roots and the beauty of this territory. An expert in extra virgin olive oil will let us discover the oil mill. Here, we will learn more about the machineries, techniques and production process of the Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVO), from ancient times to the present days. We will also observe all the bottling and packaging phases. The tour in the mill ends with the tasting of some extra virgin olive oils served with Apulian bread to exalt their flavour. 
contituation visit Cisternino, overlooking the Valle d'Itria, is part of "the most beautiful italian villages". Visit to the extraordinary ancient town where it is possible to admire some historic buildings, such as Palazzo del Governatore and the Convento dei monaci Cappuccini.  

Dinner in a typical Braceria in CISTERNINO (steakhouse) a characteristic restaurant near the butcher shop, which offers typical and traditional cuisine (local meals from the Valle d’Itria cooked on hot coals, such as “bombette, “gnumeredd”, “braciole al sugo”) all accompanied by a series of typical starters, such as Capocollo di Martina Franca, salami and local hams, cheese (Ricotta, Mozzarella)
Overnight in Hotel


Day 4 : Wine Tour, Private Boat tour in Polignano a Mare


Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the private driver and departure WINERY TOUR. Tasting of wines and typical local products. A family-run winery since 1795, visit to the cellar, to the cellar where there are wooden barrels from the 1600s. Follow Polignano a Mare, The participants will experience a charming, brand new view of the territory from the sea. Along the coast, from Monopoli to Polignano a Mare, they will admire the beautiful bays and coves with their most spectacular sea caves, including the well-known Grotta Palazzese and the amazing Lama Monachile.
We will stop to admire the fishermen who go fishing with their “gozzi” (typical small boats), to see dolphins diving into the deep blue water (if we are lucky). We will be surprised by the storytelling of the fishermen, who will tell us about the history and traditions of the seafaring people. Stop at the Grotta Palazzese for a moment of relaxation, where those who want can dive and swim freely, listening to music and sunbathing.. 
Check-in at the hotel/Masseria in the Itria Valley. Dinner and overnight stay.


Day 5 : Lecce , Ostuni 


Also called “The Florence of Southern Italy”, Lecce is the city of Baroque churches and old palaces located among small alleys surrounded by the three old entrances: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. Visit to the Cathedral of Santa Croce and the amazing Piazza Duomo; you can admire the castle of Charles V (from the outside), the Roman amphitheater and Piazza Sant’Oronzo, which give a suggestive view on the history of this city. During the walk, a small moment of pleasure awaits us, tasting a typical Salento sweet, the “pasticciotto leccese“, made with shortcrust pastry and filled with custard and other variations.
Visit to Ostuni, perched on three hills and called “the White City” because of the peculiar white lime washed houses of the old town. Visit to the old town with its 15th-century, Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral, and Piazza Beato Giovanni Paolo II (“piazzetta Cattedrale”) where the 18th-century Palazzo Vescovile and of the old Seminary face each other


Day 6 : Monopoli , Departure 


Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Optional Transfer  to reach Brindisi or Bari Palese Airport for your returning  flight. 


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What's Included  : 


  • 5 nights in twin-share rooms at 4-star boutique hotels and Masserie. 

  • Local English speaking guide  from the 2nd to the 5th day of the tour 

  • Airport transfer on arrival

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 4 dinners at Hotel 

  • 1 dinner at traditional Braceria in Cisternino with drinks

  • 1 Wine tasting of Apulian wines

  • 1 Street Food in Bari

  • Visit of Frantoio and Olive Oil Tasting 

  • Tasting of the Pasticciotto leccese in Lecce

  • Entrances to Castel del Monte

  • Air-conditioned private vehicle throughout the tour.

  • Parking, fuel, check points

  • Local assistance

  • A surprise for all participants 


What's not Included  : 


Tips, Extras

Meals not specified above 

Local city tax 

All what not mentioned in "what's included "

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Notes:


Minimum number of participants  2 

Private Tour 


  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,790.00

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The Best of Sicily & Malta - 11 Day Group Tour × × × × × × ×
The Best of Sicily & Malta - 11 Day Group Tour

The Best of Sicily & Malta - 11 Day Group Tour

11 Days Escorted Tour discovering the beauties of Sicily and Malta. During the tour you will explore, Cristalline waters,Baroque cities, Ancient greek's ruins, Megalithic temples,Ancient Churches and masterpieces of art.

The Best of Sicily & Malta - 11 Day Group Tour 


You will know two nearby Islands, similar in some part , but full of contrast and different cultures .During the tour you will discover Baroque cities, Ancient greek's ruins, Megalithic temples, Ancient Churches and masterpieces of art..without forgetting the local lifestyle, local cuisine  and outstanding views.

The tour starts in Sicily, The Sicilian days will lead to discover several Unesco heritage Sites, charming ancient town, where time seems to have stopped. The whole tour is enriched by different food and wine experiences, to learn about the specialties and culinary excellence of these two islands.

The transfer from Sicily to Malta takes place by plane, in just 30 minutes. The tour continues in Malta, the small island in the center of the Mediterranean, a crossroads of different cultures, and traditions through the centuries, enriched by its colonial past as part of the British Empire

The tour is by bus and in a group for the Sicilian part, while it takes place privately in Malta.

Minimum 1 participant


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Itinerary


Day 1 - Catania,Arrival 

Arrival by own means at the hotel in the charming city of Catania (private transfer available on request). In the late afternoon, meeting with our guide, dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 - Siracusa, Noto 

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to visit the largest and most powerful Greek colony in Sicily: the Archaeological Park of Neapolis within which there are the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Latomie del Paradiso as well as the evocative Ear of Dionysus. We will continue

our visit to the historic center of Ortigia, where you will be enchanted by the harmony of the buildings in Piazza Duomo, first of all the Cathedral whose facade, a splendid example of Sicilian Baroque, hides the columns of what was once a sacred temple in Doric style. Walking along the delightful alleys of the center we will arrive near the port, where the famous Arethusa spring, of mythological memory, is located. Free lunch. In the early afternoon we will move towards Noto, the capital of the Sicilian Baroque called "garden of stone ", full of splendid buildings and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Inspired by the ideal of" open city ", it is a rare masterpiece that is the clearest example of the theatrical tastes of architecture

We will walk through the streets of the center to admire the skill and genius of the local workers. The Baroque of Noto is in fact a game of elegant curves, floral intertwining, perspective views, palaces and gardens, capitals and putti that decorate the facades of churches and monasteries. Visit of Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, a wonderful noble residence in pure Baroque style, once the home of Don Giacomo Nicolaci, a man of great culture. Free time for a walk. Transfer to Ragusa with dinner at Hotel  and overnight


Day 3 - Ragusa, Modica, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento 

After breakfast at the hotel we will continue to Ragusa Ibla, cradle of the late Sicilian Baroque with its beautiful churches and the Ibleo garden. Ragusa is now included among the 44 Italian sites indicated by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. This marvelous ancient city has over fifty churches and numerous Baroque-style buildings. Afterwards we will stop in Modica, a treasure trove of countless treasures of Baroque architecture, also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. During the visit, we will stop in one of the most renowned chocolatiers of the Iblean town, Sabadì, whose chocolate in the last 9 years has received international recognition. Continuing you will be fascinated by the visit to the seventeenth-century Palazzo Castro Polara Grimaldi, with a spectacular view on the city! ì

 The unchanged appearance of the house, the original furnishings and the collections preserve the memory of the families who lived here, telling a "glimpse" of the life of the Modican nobility. You will return to the present among the coolness of the Orti di San Giorgio, seven gardens suspended between light and beauty. Tasting the typical local dishes you can enjoy the panorama that opens up in front of you.

We will then continue towards Piazza Armerina and the afternoon will be dedicated to visiting the splendid Villa Romana del Casale, from the late imperial era and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Majestic villa which perhaps belonged to an exponent of the Roman senatorial aristocracy, has a monumental entrance and an incomparable mosaic extension with hunting and entertainment scenes and episodes related to mythology and daily life. Transfer to the hotel in Agrigento, dinner and overnight stay



Day 4 - Agrigento, Marsala, Saltpans 

Our tour begins today with a visit to the famous Valley of the Temples declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where among the almond trees there are the remains of the ancient Akragas, defined by Pindar as "the most beautiful city built by mortals". You can admire the temple of Juno, that of Concordia and the temple of Hercules. A journey through mythology, history and nature ... Leaving Agrigento we will move to discover the delightful town of Marsala, in whose port Garibaldi landed in May 1860. Marsala is a Mediterranean and modern city, which is divided between sea and land, characterized by colors tuff yellow, sea blue, sunset red, salt white and vineyard green. We will walk through the streets of the center where they overlook ancient noble palaces, monuments and imposing churches in the Baroque style. We will continue with a guided tour inside the historic Florio Cellars, a journey that begins in front of the majestic giant vats, built at the end of the 19th century and still used for the refining of Marsala, and continues inside the 3 fascinating barrel rooms, . After a tour through the barrel cellars, where the ancient tufa beaten floor has been restored, we enter the avant-garde tasting rooms where we will stop for lunch and tasting of local wines. Then we will move along the famous Via del Sale to admire the islands of the Stagnone and the salt pans ... a lagoon that is also a nature reserve. The low and warm bottoms are home to many species of fish, molluscs and crustaceans and a very rich aquatic vegetation. 

Even today, the Saline represent one of the oldest salt extraction industries in the world! In the evening  dinner and overnight stay in Palermo.


Day 5 - Palermo,Monreale 

After breakfast at the hotel, the morning is dedicated to the discovery of Monreale where we will visit the imposing Arab-Norman Cathedral defined as the eighth wonder of the world and the splendid Cloister, admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture and inlay of semi-precious stones! Continue to Palermo.  In Palermo, more than anywhere else in Sicily, the historical periods revealed by the different architectural styles overlap. Its millenary history has given it an artistic and architectural heritage that ranges from the remains of the Punic walls to reach Art Nouveau villas, noble palaces and seventeenth-century squares, to churches baroque and neoclassical theaters. 

Palermo preserves monuments of the Arab-Norman period including the beautiful Cathedral, the Martorana Church, one of the most fascinating Byzantine churches of the Middle Ages in Italy and the Palatine Chapel, the highest example from the historical-artistic point of view , of the coexistence between cultures, religions and apparently irreconcilable ways of thinking, since Byzantine, Muslim and Latin workers were involved in the wise management of the power of Ruggiero II. Along the way there will be a gastronomic surprise at a historic focacceria. Free lunch to follow. Then you will be able to admire the splendid Teatro Massimo and the controversial Fountain in Piazza Pretoria, adorned with sixteenth-century sculptures and located on the edge of the ancient Kalsa district. Dinner and overnight at the hotel


Day 6 - Cefalu', Catania

After breakfast, departure in the direction of Cefalù, a charming seaside village with a medieval appearance overlooking the Mediterranean and embellished by the Norman-era Cathedral. Walk along the streets of the center and possibility, for those who wish, to visit the famous Mandralisca Museum. The tour will continue to Catania where, after a break of free time for lunch, we will dedicate ourselves to visiting the historic center of the city and its Baroque, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. There are countless hidden treasures of this fascinating city whose late Baroque architecture is made unique by the use of lava stone.

We will cross the scenic Piazza del Duomo with the splendid Cathedral and the lava stone Elephant (symbol of the city) and continue to Piazza Università. Strolling through the streets of the center we will visit the beautiful Via dei Crociferi, the baroque heart of the city where the Monastery of S. Benedetto is located, made known by Verga's novel “History of a Blackcap”. Stop in a bar in the historic center to taste the typical granita with brioche. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.



Day 7 - Etna, Taormina

After breakfast at the hotel, we will make a quick visit to the historic "pescheria" (ancient fish market) before setting out to discover Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe (3,350 meters) and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 'Humanity. 

 Today vineyards, olive groves, pistachio groves, hazelnut groves and orchards surround the volcano, testifying to a widespread agricultural vocation of the territory characterized by the presence of local varieties. The first glimpses of interesting landscapes can be seen arriving at the Sapienza Refuge. From there we will reach the Silvestri Craters, volcanic cones dating back to 1888 now inactive, surrounded by more recent lava flows. The panorama that can be enjoyed through the multitude of craters is a truly unique sight! During the morning we will have the opportunity to taste the delicious local artisan honey and various typical products of the area. Continue to Taormina, famous for its natural landscape, marine beauties, its historical monuments and its unforgettable sea view with a privileged view of Etna! 

Followed by a visit to the fascinating Greek-Roman theater from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naxos. Free time to stroll along the delightful medieval alleys of the center and go shopping taking advantage of the countless shops that offer the best handicraft products of the whole island (lace and laces, ceramics, coral jewelry and splendid lava stone workings, perfumes, sweets and much more ...). 

The day will end with an overview of the splendid Riviera dei Ciclopi. Return to the hotel in Catania. Dinner and overnight..


Day 8 - Catania, Valletta 

After breakfast, free time in the historic center of the city of Catania. Depending on the flight schedule, private transfer to the airport and direct flight to the island of Malta. The tour now continues without a tour leader. Arrival in Malta and private transfer to the hotel. Free dinner and overnight stay



Day 9 - Valletta, Mdina 

After breakfast at the hotel, the day includes a 6 hour guided tour of the capital Valletta. We will visit the splendid Casa Rocca Piccola, an ancient 16th century palace that belonged to the Maltese nobility and still today the private residence of the Marquis De Piro; to follow the Cathedral of St. John where it will be possible to admire the splendid "Beheading of St. John the Baptist", a masterpiece by Caravaggio and continuing the Barraca Gardens from where it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view of the picturesque port of Valletta.

Continuing, you will arrive at the Palazzo del Grande Maestro, now the seat of the Maltese Parliament. The tour continues to Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta to admire the Cathedral of St. Paul and have free time to stroll along its delightful streets and discover its belvedere from which to enjoy a splendid panorama. At the end of the visit, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 10 - Three Cities, Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, Megalithic Temples, Dingli Cliffs

Today the tour includes a full day excursion with a private driver and guide to discover the beauties of this magical island! We will start with Cottonera also called The Three Cities: the set of fortified cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua. Following visit to the charming fishing village Marsaxlokk whose promenade is decorated with traditional colorful fishing boats called "luzzi". Free time to stroll along the streets of the center and browse the stalls of the famous local market.

visit of the town of Wied iz-Zurrieq and sea excursion in the direction of the famous Blue Grotto, the splendid and picturesque natural cave, whose surrounding system of caves reflects the fluorescent colors of the underwater flora. The tour will continue aboard a private vehicle towards Dingli through the Maltese countryside. Return to the hotel and overnight.


Day 11 - Valletta,Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and end of our services. Possibility to extend your staying with extra nights in Malta

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What's Included : 


  • 10  nights in double / twin rooms at 4-star hotels

  • Direct flight Catania-Malta with 23kg baggage included

  • Experienced English-speaking driver and guide throughout tour.

  • Local Guides where necessary in Sicily

  • Local Guide during the two guided tours in Malta 

  • Visit of the most evocative Unesco sites: Syracuse, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Monreale, Palermo, Cefalù,Catania historic center, Etna

  • 10 Breakfasts.

  • 6 Lunches ( 5 in Sicily , 1 in Malta ) 

  • 3 Dinners  ( 2 in Sicily , 1 in Malta )

  •  Tasting of typical products: Modica (3rd day): visit of the renowned Sabadì chocolate shop with tasting; Marsala (4th day): visit of the historic Florio wine cellars and wine tasting; Palermo (5th day): gastronomic surprise with tasting of local street food; Catania (6th day): Sicilian granita with brioche; Etna (7th day) honey tasting and typical products of the Etna area

  • Modern and comfortable deluxe  bus throughout tour.in Sicily 

  • Private transfer Catania Hotel - Airport 

  • Private Transfer Valletta Airport - Hotel 

  • Private Transportation in Malta 



Not Included : 


Entrance fees.

Tipping.

Arrival and departure airport transfers.

Other meals, snacks and drinks.

Pre and post tour accommodation.



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Notes: 


Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, seniors. ,solo travelers


  • Duration : 10 Days (approx.)
From EUR €2,090.00

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The Best of Tuscany,Art, History and Wine 5 Day Private Tour × × × × × × ×
The Best of Tuscany,Art, History and Wine 5 Day Private Tour

The Best of Tuscany,Art, History and Wine 5 Day Private Tour

Discover the beauties of Tuscany on a 5-day private tour, which will take you to admire the masterpieces of art, visit ancient medieval villages, taste fine wines, with the comfort of a private driver and local guides at your disposal.


The Best of Tuscany,  5 Day Private Tour 

Art, History and Wine 


A full experience through the discovery of noble wines such as the world known Brunello of Montalcino, several tastings of local food in suggestive locations, nestled in theTuscan countryside. Indulge yourself  by the visit of historical villages and masterpieces of Art like Florence, Pisa and Siena,  always with the comfort of a private driver at your disposal.. a unique blend of culture and enogastronomic delicacies for an authentic experience

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Itinerary 


Day 1- Arrival, Florence, Welcome aperitif 


Private transfer from Florence Airport or Train station to your Hotel. Check In.  Welcome aperitif on a scenic rooftop bar overlooking the florence's roofs. Overnight.

Day 2 - Florence Tour 

After breakfast You will enjoy a guided walking tour of Florence  the ideal way to properly appreciate the magnificence of the medieval and Renaissance monuments Florence has to offer. Among the others, you will see the impressive Santa Maria del Fiore with the Brunelleschi Dome, Piazza della Signoria and its outdoor collection of marble statues, Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge and the only one surviving the destruction of World War 2, the Pitti, Strozzi, and Medici Palaces, symbols of renaissance architecture, Orsanmichele, a church built on top of a former loggia used by the florentine community for the grain market,

After lunch, you will visit Santa Maria del Fiore, the cathedral,  the Museum of Accademia, where Michelangelo's original David statue is kept.Activities will be over around 5 pm. Dinner included at a local traditional restaurant. Overnight in Florence


Day 3- Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti Hill, Monteriggioni 

The day is focused on the visit of historical medieval towns enriched by a lunch from a panoramic terrace overlooking the vineyards..After the pick up from your Hotel in Florence,  the first stop of the day will be the, medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano, decorated by thirteen authentic 12th century towers. After San Gimignano city tour tour we will stop for lunch at a traditional Tuscan restaurant enjoying the best of the Tuscan’s cuisine with scenic views of the mighty hills and vineyards. 

After lunch, transfer to the picturesque medieval town of Monteriggioni, for some free time among its narrow streets and imposing walls. At the end,  you will head to nearby biological  Wine Estate. Guided by the owner of the Estate you will visit the vineyards, the cellar and experience a rich private  Chianti Wine tasting. Transfer  to the hotel, provided for the next  two days  at a boutique hotel/farmhouse/agritourism  surrounded by the world famous Chianti Hills.


Day 4 -  Discover the Brunello di Montalcino, Val d’ Orcia , Pienza , Siena

After breakfast, meet with the driver/guide and depart towards the Val d'orcia, A Unesco World Heritage site located in the southern part of the Province of Siena. The first stop will be the picturesque village of Pienza, the heart of the Val d’orcia area. After a short drive, you will reach an awarded farm for the production of the noble of the wines, the Brunello di Montalcino.. Walk into the vineyards and visit the cellars followed by a wine tasting and light lunch. 

In the afternoon stop in Siena for a scenic through the city center, accompanied by an expert local guide. You will touring this authentic   gem of the Italian Renaissance, including the Dome and the Piazza del Campo where twice a year is run the famous Palio.7 In the late afternoon return back to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 5 -  Pisa, Lucca, departure 

On your final day in Tuscany, we'll take you on a tour of two famous cities: Pisa and Lucca, which are unquestionably among the most wealthy in the world in terms of their architecture and history.

Breakfast in Hotel. Check out. Transfer by minivan to the iconic town of Pisa !

A knowledgeable tour guide will be waiting for your group when you get there to take you on a fascinating walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli. The Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, and of course the renowned Leaning Tower are all worth seeing. As you learn more about the Romanesque architecture and the secrets of the city, your guide will take you inside the magnificent Cathedral.

Enjoy some free time for solo exploring after your walking tour! Save plenty of time to take amusing pictures in front of the famous Leaning Tower, then get a cappuccino and some trinkets before continuing on to Lucca, your next stop. For its still-standing, massive gates and ramparts, LUCCA is renowned across Italy. Your tour of the charming old town center will be led by a local guide, and part of the route will be along the town's walls. Watch the skyline of Lucca from above the roofs and take in the stunning sights.

The Anfiteatro Square, Guinigi Tower, San Martino Cathedral, and a stroll through the charming alleyways lined with antique stores are just a few of the city's top sights that you will enjoy.

Enjoy some time at your leisure to go exploring on your own after your walking tour! Out tour ends here in this lovely town.Time to say Bye Bye Tuscany, 

 Optional transfers to Pisa Airport or Florence are available on request. 


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What's included: 

  • 4 nights accommodation in double/twin at selected 4* Hotel
  • 4 Breakfast 
  • Transfer from Florence Airport on Arrival
  • Rooftop aperitive 
  • Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting with lunch 
  • Private guided tour of Florence,Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano
  • Private Transportation during the whole tour 
  • Lunch  at local farmhouse in Chianti hills
  • Lunch In Lucca 
  • Wine Estate Tour with Chianti Tasting and cutlets
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Florence
  • Local assistance 


What's not included: 

  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • All what non mentioned under "What's included" 


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The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants
Accomodation provided in comfort double room, at selected 4* Hotel/Farmhouse in the heart of Chianti Hill






  • Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,690.00

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Grand Tour of Italy from Rome × × × × × × ×
Grand  Tour of Italy from Rome

Grand Tour of Italy from Rome

Discover Italy in a 12 days escorted monolingual ( English) tour from Rome , through its history, art cities, culinary delicacies and natural beauties. Group Tour with guaranteed departure dates without a minimum number of participants.

GRAND TOUR OF ITALY from ROME 


Discover the italian beauties in a 12 days escorted tour through its history, culinary delicacies and masterpieces of art.  

Rome the first great metropolis of humanity, the cradle of one of the most important ancient civilizations Rome,and the heart of Christiany... Florence the center of italian Renaissance with its churches,palaces,landmarks and art Galleries, looks like an unique open air museum...Venice gateway between West and East preserves its irresistible allure,magical romantic atmosphere, going through the maze of Venetian canals and narrow streets is a surprising and unforgettable experience..Pompeii and the charming Capri Island are only few of ot the sights you gonna explore in this charming italian experience.

Group Tour with scheduled departure dates without a minimum number of participants.

All accommodations are provided in 4* and only to Capri in  3* Hotel 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Rome 

Welcome to Rome! After meet at the airport your driver, you will be transferred to your hotel (Transfer included!). At 8:30 pm reach the meeting point (on the corner of Via del Traforo (near street no. 148) and Largo del Tritone, on the wide sidewalk opposite the wedding-dress shop) to be ready for the departure of the Rome by night tour. Our local expert guide will lead you to discover the wonders of the Eternal City, charming by day - absolutely romantic by night. You enjoy the whole center of this magic city in the moonlight during this panoramic mix of bus and walking tour. The tour ends in Colosseum area. Enjoy on your own the rest of the night. Return to the hotel on your own and overnight stay.


Day 2 - Rome, Assisi, Siena , Florence 

Departing at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach, you will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore, at your own leisure, this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Take your time to visit the basilica of St. Francis, where you will see masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue and, then, have free time for lunch (not includ¬ed). Board on the bus to reach Siena, a Unesco World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue on to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest.



Day 3 - Florence 

After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pin¬nacle. Based on etruscan-roman origins, the city flour¬ished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fas¬cinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly re¬ferred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Par¬adise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typ¬ical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon strolling the cobblestone streets of Florence on your own or take a short trip to Pisa (optional), one of the four main historical Marine Republics of Italy. There, you will tour the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Duomo, Pisa’s symbol “the Leaning Tower” and the Baptistery. Dinner at leisure, overnight stay in Florence.


Day 4 - Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice 

After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porti¬cos”, it’s shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Mal¬pighi you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Mag¬giore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. Bologna it’s a real gourmet’s heaven…don’t miss a tasty meal at your own leisure! In the afternoon, contin¬ue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: the City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay


Day 5 - Venice

After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St.Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the ho¬tel and overnight.


Day 6 - Venice, Tuscany's Wine Region, Montepulciano

After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles and its delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. LUNCH in a typical restaurant included!!! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome to check in into your hotel


Day 7 - Rome

Between 7:45 - 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters’s Basilica with our ex¬clusive “Skip the Line” access! No stress to reach the area: upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the muse¬ums where you’ll visit one of the most important art col¬lections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chap¬el. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peters’s Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends on St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure or get any one of our selected tours for the after¬noon or at night! Overnight stay.


Day 8 - Rome ,Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento 

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately.Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramictour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia andProcida and the city below; time to take some nice pictures and then return to Mergellina where you will have time fora short walk on the marina, before being boarded to the bus heading to the restaurant for lunch. The lunch break will beserved in a first class hotel in Ercolano, set in monumental grounds with one of the best examples of what ecletic gardenswere during the 1700s. 

After lunch you will reach Pompeii to enter into the world-famous site with skip the line tickets.Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuviussuddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperouscity crystallized until our days. Youll learn how people lived at that time, visiting houses and bars of the time,admiring frescoes and mosaics to imagine how rich and prosperous was the city before the dreadful day. After the visit,you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnightin your new hotel.


Day 9 - Sorrento 

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel and day at your disposal. Spend the day exploring Sorrento on your own.Optional tours on request 


Day 10  - Sorrento, Capri 

After breakfast, get ready for an exciting excursion to the island of Capri: one of the mostexclusive summer destinations of the Mediterranean! Depending on weather and sea conditions, you will admire the dreamy Blue Grotto on a small rowboat. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then roam the island at yourown pace. In the afternoon, check in at your hotel in Capri, enjoy your dinner and relax for the night.


Day 11 - Capri , Rome 

After breakfast, spend a leisurely morning exploring Capri. In the afternoon, you will reach themainland ready to depart for Rome, where you will check in to your hotel and spend the night.


Day 12 - Rome 

Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.


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What's Included : 


  • 11 nights accommodation in 4* Hotels  being 4 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Venice  and 3 nights in Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast
  • 9 meals (drinks not included)
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch in Montepulciano
  • Eat an authentic Neapolitan pizza for lunch in Pompeii (drink included)
  • Have lunch in piazza Santa Croce, in the heart of Florence

  • Cicchetti experience in Venice, Light Lunch 

  • Arrival Transfer 

  • Transportation for the whole tour in deluxe air conditioned coach from day 2 to day 12 
  • Visit Assisi, Bologna, Siena, Padua, Region of Tuscany wines symbol 
  • Visit the Basilica of San Marco with Skip-the-line
  • Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica with Skip-the-line 
  • Visit Pompeii with the Skip- the-line
  • Visit the Blue Grotto and stay in Capri




Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages

City tax where required

Meals not specified above 

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Notes: 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 

Possible upgrade to a Hotel located in Venice Island 

Hotel list : 

Rome : St Martin 4* or Diana Roof Garden 4*

Florence : Raffaello Hotel 4*

Venice : Anthony 4* or Delfino 4*

Sorrento : Michelangelo Hotel 4* or Grand Hotel Vesuvio 4*

Capri : La Bouganville Hotel 3*s

  • Duration : 11 Days (approx.)
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Cinque Terre : Hiking Self Guided Tour - 7 days from Sestri Levante × × × × × × ×
Cinque Terre :  Hiking Self Guided Tour - 7 days from Sestri Levante

Cinque Terre : Hiking Self Guided Tour - 7 days from Sestri Levante

Discover the Cinque Terre villages through this self guided hiking tour for individual travelers starting from Sestri Levante and ending in Portovenere/La Spezia crossing the most beautiful landscapes of the Unesco sites.

Cinque Terre :  Self Guided Tour - 7 days from Sestri Levante


Enjoy a region of Italy known for its mild climate, charming port towns, beautiful landscapes and fresh local cuisine. The narrow strip of land known as the Ligurian coast is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site "Cinque Terre," a stunning national park free of vehicular traffic and perfect for romantic getaways or hiking  experiences.  In a few days of moderate hiking you will be able to explore this region, its history, culture and culinary highlights always taking your time and doing everything at your own pace. 


The Tour  includes accommodation in selected small hotels or boutique guesthouses with breakfast and typical dinner, a roadbook with maps and descriptions of itinerary and daily luggage transport from one accommodation to the next .

This tour is self-guide 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Sestri Levante  

Arrival  in Sestri Levante or Riva Trigoso, a small town next to Sestri Levante. Check-in at a small charming farm house (for ex. Pergola dei Paggi) or other hotel/B&B in Sestri Levante.At your arrival you will be given the roadbook with all the maps and descriptions for your upcoming hike. Enjoy your first dinner with local Ligurian specialties in a typical restaurant in Sestri Levante 


Day 2 - Sestri Levante - Moneglia  

After breakfast start your hiking in the morning towards your next destination – Moneglia, a charming little town by the sea. The hike will take you on not very travelled footpaths to an old lookout point passing through the wonderful Mediterranean vegetation. You will reach your destination after about 3 hours hiking time.

The accommodation in Moneglia will be arranged  in a beautiful 3* hotel as for example Hotel Villa Argentina. It is a cozy family run hotel in the center of the village. An ancient, elegant villa, surrounded by a beautiful garden. The rooms are very comfortably furnished, the Hotel's Restaurant offers home cooked delicious local specialties and selected local wines.


(distance 10 km/total ascent about 400 m asl)


Day 3 - Moneglia - Bonassola 

Start your hike after a rich breakfast at the hotel. This will be one of the longer days taking you on panoramic footpaths first to Deiva Marina, then to Framura and Bonassola, where you will stay for the night. There are about 6 hours to hike. In case you are tired in between there is always the possibility to catch a train from one of the villages to reach your next overnight destination. In Bonassola a simple but cozy accommodation awaits you,like the Pensione Moderna, in the center of the village and less than 100 meter from the seasise. Nestled in the middle of a tropical garden, the Hotel offers you all the amenities for a relaxing overnights. Dinner at the Hotel and overnight. 

 (21 km, total ascent about 1.300 m)



Day 4 - Bonassola - Levanto - Monterosso al Mare  

Start in the morning with a beautiful hike to the next little town Levanto (reachable through a wonderfully panoramic footpath or crossing an ancient tunnel system, the shorter but of course less panoramic option). Enjoy some lunch break in this beautiful town or have a swim on the beach before starting in the afternoon to the next part of you hike that takes you in about 3 hours right into the National park of Cinque Terre, to a cosy hotel above the first Cinque Terre town – Monterosso. Total hiking time this day about 5,5 hrs.
This family-run guesthouse, I Lecci di Soviore, is located just next to the Sanctuary of Soviore high above Monterosso, it is surrounded by quiet Ligurian countryside. A small house overlooking the Ligurian Sea amid the scent of pine trees, olive plants and Mediterranean woods.


All the rooms have private bathroom, independent entrance and Wi-Fi connection. At your disposal a terrace where you can enjoy sun baths and freshness during evening time.
The accommodation offers half-board service.  
A shuttle service from/to Monterosso is available on site (price €25 to 45 one way, depends on transfer time).


 (20 km, total ascent about 700 m)



Day 5 - Monterosso al mare - Vernazza - Corniglia 


After breakfast from the Sanctuary of Soviore above Monterosso you walk until the ancient sanctuary of Reggio above Vernazza and down to the picturesque village of Vernazza, one of the famous five Cinque Terre villages. After a lunch break you continue your hike to Corniglia (another Cinque Terre village) and, crossing the vineyards with breathtaking view, to the little hamlet of Volastra where you will be accommodated in a nice family run hotel. Dinner will be offered at local restaurant. Hiking time this day is about 6 hours.

The hotel is in the small village of Volastra, in the Cinque Terre National Park. It offers a rooftop terrace and rooms with free Wi-Fi access. All rooms have a private bathroom and some have a balcony. Every morning, a buffet breakfast of organic products is served. The hotel is one mile from Manarola Train Station. A bus services connects Manarola to the little hamlet of Volastra.


 (total km 19, total ascent about 900 m).


Day 6 - Volastra - Portovenere - La Spezia 


The last strenuous hiking day with breathtaking views! Start early in the morning with your hike that takes you first on an even path to the ancient sanctuary of Montenero giving you lots of great views over the Cinque Terre area. Then it continues crossing vineyards and oak tree forests to the village of Campiglia. From here you can see on one side the big harbor of La Spezia, on the other side the open sea.

Still two hours of scenic hike and a steep descent brings you to the end point of your tour – the enchanting Portovenere! At the end of the day you will take a short ferry boat ride to La Spezia where we will have arranged for you the last night   in a guesthouse or hotel in the centre of the town, as for example Hotel Genova or B&B Casa Danè. Dinner is arranged in a very typical and traditional
restaurant in downtown. 

(20 km, total ascent about 300 m)



Day 7 - La Spezia 


After breakfast, your tour ends. Optional transfer to Genova or to Pisa Airport . 


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What's Included :


  • 6  nights accommodation in double room at  selected 3*Hotel /Guesthouse

  •  Daily Breakfast

  • All dinners at the Hotel or typical restaurants ( dinner consists of 3 courses – first course, maincourse, dessert) 
  • luggage transfer every day from one accommodation to the next

  • boat ride  Portovenere – La Spezia

  • entrance fee for National park of the Cinque Terre

  • GPS maps

  • roadbook and description of the hikes

  • Local emergency assistance 24 hrs 


Optional Extra : 

  • Private Transfer from - to Pisa or Genoa  Airport



Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance - ask for a quote 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages

City tax where required

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Notes: 


The tour is self guided 

Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour should preferably be booked from February  to November



  • Duration : 6 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,256.00

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Sicily : Self Drive Tour 8 days from Catania × × × × × × ×
Sicily : Self Drive Tour 8 days from Catania

Sicily : Self Drive Tour 8 days from Catania

Explore Sicily at your own pace on this leisurely 8-day self-drive Tour from Catania To Palermo including a wine tasting , 2 Traditional lunches and a cooking class in a unique location.

Sicily : Self Drive Tour 8 days from Catania 


Explore Sicily at your own pace on this leisurely 8-day self-drive Tour from Catania To Palermo  including a wine tasting , 2 Traditional lunches and a cooking class in a unique location. 

This seven-day itinerary includes stops at most of the island's well-known and picturesque locations, making it one of the best road excursions in Sicily. 

You will have lifelong memories from an extraordinary journey when you take a self-drive tour of Sicily. Sicily is a place that has something for everyone, with breathtaking scenery, mouthwatering cuisine, and a vibrant cultural history. You will have an enjoyable and successful trip to this stunning island if you prepare ahead of time, select the best routes, and pay attention to our recommendations.  Take a drive and discover Sicily at your own pace!

The tours has been enriched with a  wine tasting at a unique location on the slopes of Etna Mt, a cooking class near Ragusa and 2 traditional lunches. The tickets to visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento are also included. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Catania, Arriving. Drive to Taormina 

Arrival at Catania airport, handling of car rental formalities and departure for Riviera Taormina. Hotel accomodation. Free afternoon to explore the surroundings. Overnight in Taormina


Day 2 - Etna Mt. - Taormina with lunch

Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can decide to visit Etna & Taormina.

Suggested itinerary: In the morning drive to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory
surrounding the volcano constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished about the great
variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “Silvestri Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here onyou will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. We include for you a well deserved stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and have a wine tasting followed by a traditional lunch . In the afternoon visit of Taormina, situated on a plateau on the slopes of the steeply droppingMonte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. Possibility, to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Re-entry in hotel. 

Overnight in Taormina


Day 3 - Taormina - Catania - Syracuse

After breakfast departure to Catania, a city lying on the slopes of Etna, rich in sumptuous and magnificent buildings.


Suggested itinerary: We suggest you to visit the typical fish market (closed Sunday) and to stroll around the city center which, for its historical and typical baroque buildings, has been proclaimed, together with the other towns of the Val di Noto, a World Heritage Site 'HUMANITY' by UNESCO. After visiting the city, continue to Syracuse, one of the most interesting sites on the island, where you can visit the Archaeological Park, famous for its Roman amphitheater, the Greek theater and the ear of Dionysus. Continue your visit by going to the island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city, characteristic for its narrow alleys, for its sea views and for the wonderful square with its splendid cathedral. On to Ragusa/Syracuse and overnight

Overnight in Syracuse / Ragusa area 


Day 4 - Ragusa - Modica and Noto with lunch and cooking class  

Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can decide to visit Modica and Noto.

Suggested itinerary: Today it will be possible to discover the less known part of Sicily, dominated by the sumptuous and majestic Baroque styleof the buildings, characterized by the numerous UNESCO sites and also known for the television series of "Il Commissario Montalbano". Start your visit from the historic center of the city of Ragusa, "Ibla", characterized by the numerous baroque churches and palaces, as well as by the characteristic domes that dominate the city. Ragusa has become part of the Unesco list, with 18 sites declared World Heritage Sites. 

After visiting Ragusa, drive 10km towards the peaceful Ragusa countryside. In this unique and peaceful context, you will reach an ancient farmhouse where the local family will be waiting for you for a cooking class with the typical products of this land, followed by an outdoor lunch. In case of delays, only lunch can be held.

In the afternoon Continue to Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage city especially known for its chocolate as well as for its wonderful buildings. We advise you to wander through the alleys, always moving upwards, once you reach the highest part of the hill you can admire a wonderful panorama of the city. Continue your tour by going to Noto, included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage Sites in 2002. Return to the hotel and overnight

Overnight in Syracuse/Ragusa area


Day 5 - Syracuse - Agrigento - Palermo 

Breakfast at hotel. Today you will drive to Agrigento to discover the wonderful and well-known Valley of the temples where you can admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concordia (one of the best preserved Doric temples in the whole Greek world), the Temple of Hercules and the
Temple of Castor and Pollux. The entrance ticket is included .  Continue to Palermo where you will arrive in the late afternoon. 

Overnight in Syracuse


Day 6 - Palermo, Monreale 

Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can decide to visit Palermo & Monreale or stay in the beach in Mondello.

Suggested itinerary: Start your visit to this city that never ceases to amaze and which is like an ancient treasure chest that preserves priceless treasures, some of which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start your walk on foot from the Cathedral (inside which the tombs of Emperor Frederick II and some Norman kings are kept), crossing a wonderful palm garden head towards the Royal Palace, also calledPalazzo dei Normanni, seat of the Sicilian kings from the 11th to the 19th century; here you can admire some rooms in different styles and the Palatine Chapel, famous for its golden mosaics. Crossing Corso Vittorio Emanuele to the point where it meets Via Maqueda, it will be possible to admire the four city songs, an octagonal square whose four corners raise the convex facades of beautiful seventeenth-century buildings.
Visit the popular "Il Capo" market, which looks like an Arab souk, where locals prefer to buy local food, in a mix of colors, flavors and smells andfinally head to the Teatro Massimo. In the afternoon go to Monreale, a village 7 km away from Palermo, famous all over the world for its
magnificent Cathedral in Arab-Norman style, part of the World Heritage Site (UNESCO), known for its 3,500 square meters of polychrome
mosaics on golden background. Near the cathedral you can visit the cloister, with its 80 pairs of twin columns, each different from the others.
Return to the hotel for overnight. We suggest you to discover the city with a tour in Ape, a typical local vehicle transport on three wheels,
which will allow you, in a very folkloristic way, to admire many hidden corners of the ancient part of the city. 

Overnight in Palermo


Day 7 - Palermo - Marsala - Segesta - San Vito Lo Capo

Breakfast at hotel. Today you will drive towards the western part of Sicily. The first advised stop would be Marsala, the world known city famous for its liquorous wine. After Marsala, we suggest a stop at  Segesta, one of the most beautiful archeological sites of Sicily, where you should visit the Doric
temple whose majestic appearance and dominating position bestows great nobility to the landscape. If you have time you can drive for a
swimming to San Vito Lo Capo / Scopello (I suggest you to eat local food PANI CUNSATU) drive to to Palermo. 

Overnight in Palermo


Day 8 - Palermo,Departure 

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Catania or Palermo airport. Release of the car at the car rental desk. End of our services. 

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What's Included : 


  • 7 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel  ( 2 nights in Taormina, 3 nights in Palermo,  2 nights in Ragusa-Siracusa area ) 

  • Daily Buffet breakfast 

  • Category C car and “GOLD insurance” included ( like Opel Corsa or similar)

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting at Mt. Etna 

  • 2 Traditional lunches 

  • 1 Cooking class 

  • Restaurant suggestion 

  • Valley of the Temples entrance ticket 



Not Included : 

International flights 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Beverages, Meals where not specified 

City tax where required

Entrance Tickets 



Supplement  : 


Local guide in Syracuse half day
Local guide in Agrigento half day
Local guide in Taormina half day
Local guide in Palermo half day

On request possibility to have a pre/post tour
Upgrading for the car rental category on request

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Notes: 


Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Minimum 1 participant 

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, family, solo traveler and senior 

Each rental day is a fraction of 24 hours, the vehicle must be returned on time or within the next 59 minutes

A valid international driving license and a credit card as guarantee are required when picking up the car.

  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
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New Tour of Sicily from Palermo 10 Days × × × × × × ×
New Tour of Sicily from Palermo 10 Days

New Tour of Sicily from Palermo 10 Days

Discover Sicily in a fully escorted 10 days / 9 nights tour from Palermo, through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns, panoramic views and masterpieces of Art. Without forgetting the tasting of the local food and wine .

New Tour of Sicily from Palermo 10 Days


Discover the beauties of Sicily in a fully escorted 10 days / 9 nights tour from Palermo to Palermo, through several Unesco Heritage Sites, picturesque towns, panoramic views and masterpieces of Art.  The tours has been enriched with several wine and food experiences, tasting of local specialties and several meals included.  Including tour to Segesta and Erice 

All the accommodation are  in centrally located  4* Hotels. 

This is a Group Tour carry out in English, Italian and Spanish. Some departure is in English Only . 

English only departures in May , April, June, September, October. 

The group size is variable. All departures are guaranteed without a minimum number of participants. 

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Palermo

Welcome to Palermo . Meeting with our driver and private transfer to the Hotel .Check in . At the reception and to your mobile number you will receive the informations regarding the next morning meeting time with the tour leader at the Hotel's lobby. Dinner on your own and overnight in hotel.


Day 2 - Palermo, Monreale

After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry! Later you will discover the stunning Palermo, one of the richest towns in the island for its history and art.

Visit of the wonderful eclectic Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina, admirable example from an historical and an artistic point of view, and a prove of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist. During the day, you will have a stop to enjoy a typical lunch with local food. Along the path you will admire the famous Teatro Massimo and the debated fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with 16th century sculptures. Dinner on your own and overnight in hotel.


Day 3 - Palermo, Cefalu', Catania 


After breakfast transfer to Cefalù, charming Medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. Visit of its stunning Norman Dome, free time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous and well-knownMandralisca Museum. You will have a stop to have lunch in a famous restaurant. Arrival in Catania to visit Catania’s historical centre stated Unesco World Heritage Site, with its original Baroque style and its unique streets built with black lava stone. The colour scheme of the city-centre buildings is black and dark grey, relieved with white limestone details around doors and windows. The effect is extremely elegant! The walking tour will start from the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the famous “Liotru” statue, antique lava-stone elephant, symbol of the city. Not far from here we will reach University Square and we will have a walk along the splendid baroque Via dei Crociferi, the most representative 18th century street in Catania, where we will admire the famous S. Benedict Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site. Continuing the visit enjoy a break in a historic bar of the city centre to taste the typical “granita & brioche. Dinner on your own and overnight in hotel.



Day 4 - Catania, Mt. Etna, Taormina 

This morning after a short visit of the famous “pescheria” (the ancient fish market) in Catania, the tour will continue with an excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest (c. 3350m) volcano in Europe and one of the largest and most active in the world, nowadays Unesco World Heritage Site. Its regional park protects 59.000 hectares of unique geology, flora and fauna, villages and farms, and traditional methods of forestry, beekeeping, wine manufacture, stonework and carpentry. Views of stunning landscapes will amaze you heading to Rifugio Sapienza. You will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava flows. The view beyond the mountain’s hundreds of subsidiary cones and craters, can extend across the whole of Sicily, the Aeolian islands and Calabria.

 The spectacle is unique! You will have the chance to enjoy the local homemade honey and some typical products of the area. Then you will have lunch in a lovely restaurant. The tour continues towards Taormina, charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Visit of Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre which will leave you breathless for its commanding view on Giardini Naxos bay and the Etna mountain! Free time for a nice walk among the picturesque Medieval typical narrow streets, to go shopping and looking around the local handicrafts (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, pastries and much more). The day will end
with an overview of the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back in Catania for dinner on your own and overnight in hotel. 



Day 5 - Day at Leisure 

Free day. Optional private excursions on request or to spend a day on the beach. Dinner on your own and overnight in hotel


Day 6 - Catania, Siracusa, Noto 

After breakfast in hotel departure to Syracuse to visit the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily and World Heritage Site! The visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius. Proceeding on and visit of the splendid Ortigia, a small island which is the historical centre of Syracuse. In Ortigia you will admire the beautiful Cathedral which dominates the square with its authoritative presence. 

The façade is a powerfulSicilian-Baroque composition but it gives no hint that this building was once a Doric temple! From Piazza Duomo you will reach a wide terrace on the waterfront surrounding the famous Arethusa’s Fountain, one of the most famous fresh-water sources of the Greek world. Free time for lunch. Departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century and declared Unesco World Heritage Site. Inspired by Baroque ideals of “open city”, Noto is a rare masterpiece and the clearest example of theatrical tastes in 18th century architecture whose local limestone has been burnt gold by the sun. 

Noto’s Baroque is a game of elegant curves, floral weaves, perspective views, palaces and gardens, capitals and ornaments that adorn the facades of churches and monasteries. Visit of Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, beautiful noble residence in Baroque style. Free time for a walk along the town. Transfer to Ragusa for dinner and overnight in hotel.



Day 7 - Ragusa, Modica, Piazza Armerina

Today visit of Ragusa Ibla and its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque. Used as a location of the extremely popular Police Inspector Montalbano Tv series, it is today stated among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites. This little precious ancient town hosts more than 50 churches and many Baroque architectural treasures! You will be fascinated by its Cathedral, situated in the beautiful Dome square and you will love the “Giardino Ibleo”, the oldest of the four main gardens in Ragusa…  At 383 meters above sea level, from this beautiful garden you can admire a spectacular panorama! The tour proceeds towards Modica chest of innumerable Baroque architectural treasures and for this reason stated Unesco World Heritage Site. Walking along the tiny streets of this charming town, you will have a stop to visit Sabadì, one of the most renowned chocolate manufacturers whose chocolate has been awarded as the best Modica chocolate in the last 9 years!

You will enjoy a multisensorial chocolate tasting discovering the authentic Sicilian perfumes… the local nepitella (wild mint), the orange blossom honey, the raw PGI - quality Sicilian lemon and the PGI – quality Sicilian red orange are just some of the many flavours you can taste! Then you will enjoy savoring some local delicacies under the shadow of the amazing Orti di San Giorgio: 7 gardens suspended between light and beauty. A breath-taking panorama will be the setting of your relaxing lunch! The day goes on to the charming Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale, Unesco World Heritage Site, to admire the splendid polychrome mosaics! This majestic villa, belonged to a member of the Roman Senatorial aristocracy, hosts prestigious mosaics representing mythological and historical episodes and scenes of hunting and entertainments: you will love it! Departure to Agrigento. Dinner and overnight in hotel.



Day 8 - Agrigento, Marsala, Salt Road 

This morning the tour continues in Agrigento visiting the famous Valley of the Temples stated World Heritage Site. It was defined by Pyndar “the most beautiful city of mortals”. As one of the most prosperous of the ancient Greek cities on the island, Agrigento presents a remarkable series of Doric Temples of the 5th century.
Among hundreds of almond trees you will admire the rests of the ancient Akragas. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. Proceeding on, visit of the charming and wellknown town of Marsala, where Garibaldi went ashore in May 1860.  Marsala is a Mediterranean modern city, divided between sea and land, featuring unforgettable colors: bright yellow, intense blue, strong red, dazzling white and natural green. After a walk along the city centre, guided tour of the Florio Cellars. The visit starts in front of the majestic giant vats, built at the end of the 19th century and still used for the refinement of Marsala wine. It continues inside the 3 fascinating barrel chambers, 165 meters long and running beneath 104 arches, under which 1.400 small barrels and about 600 larger barrels and vats of different capacities are arrayed, as c. 5.500.000 liters of Marsala wines age in silence and stillness. After a thirty minute tour through the barrel vaults, where the ancient tuff stone floor has been restored, you will reach the avant-garde tasting rooms named Donna Franca and Duca Enrico. 

You will enjoy a delicious light lunch and a memorable wine tasting experience! The tour will continue visiting the popular Salt Road: here the salt marshes have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world! Between Trapani and Marsala, the Salt Road is now protected for its interesting birdlife, and also as an important site of industrial archaeology. Transfer to Palermo, accommodation in hotel, free dinner and overnight.


Day 9 - Palermo, Erice, Segesta 

After breakfast in hotel, arrival to Erice, ancient town founded by the Elyms, which is castled on Mt S. Giuliano at 751 meters of altitude. This is a fascinating ancient village with tiny and narrow streets, Medieval arches and Spanish style courtyards which will seduce you!
Thanks to its elevated position you can enjoy a wonderful view: from one side the bay of Trapani, the salt pans and the Aegadian islands and from the other side the wide valley of Valderice, Custonaci and the hinterland countryside. You will visit Eryx city centre, its main cathedral and the Venere Castle. In the afternoon you will proceed towards Segesta, ancient Elymians colony dominated by a commanding and elegant solitary Doric temple. The wide hills dedicated to crop and pasture, and the few trees which space out the landscape are probably the same as thousands of years ago… 

The few recent houses built, in fact, do not interfere with the natural beauty of these places. Visit of both the temple and the theatre which were built in the III century b.C. and are located 400 meters above sea level. Accommodation in hotel in Palermo, dinner on your own and
overnight.


Day 10 - Palermo,Departure 

After a buffet breakfast,nd of the tour and time to say bye bye Sicily. Possibility to extend your stay in Sicily with additional nights. 

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What's Included : 


  • 9 nights accommodation in double room a selected 4* Hotel

  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide (English, Italian, Spanish) for the whole tour, local guides or audio-guides where necessary.

  • Daily Breakfast

  • 5 Lunches at traditiona restaurants 

  • 2 Dinners 

  • Etna : visit of a beekeeping honey company and honey and typical Sicilian preserves tasting

  • Catania : tasting of Sicilian “granita & brioche”

  • Palermo : tasting of local street food

  • Modica : visit of the well-known chocolate manufacturers Sabadì with tasting 

  • Visit of a Winery and Wine Tasting in Marsala 

  • Transportation during the whole tour in comfortable Air Con bus or minivan accordingly to the size of the group.

  • Transfer in from Catania Airport 

  •  Deluxe bus form day 2 to day 9

  • Whisper kit 

  • Airport transfer on arrival 


Not Included : 

International flights 

Travel insurance 

All what not mentioned under "what's included"

Transfer out 

Beverages

City tax where required

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Notes: 



Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night

Guaranteed departures

The tour is suitable for couples, solo travellers,  seniors. 


  • Duration : 9 Days (approx.)
From EUR €1,480.00

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