Taylor Made Sicily Road Trips
Let us inspire you for your next vacation. The following ideas are the results of our travel over the last 20 years. Most of our proposed tours start from the airport of Catania in the East of Sicily.
To start working on your proposal, we need to know when, how many days, how many guests and which of the itineraries described below excites you. We are looking forward to working with you on a bespoke tour of Sicily.
Romantic Sicily (5 Days)
You will arrive at Catania by plane. Stay in a very nice seaside resort or a luxury hotel in the city from where you will do excursions. Explore Mount Etna on a private tour with 4-wheel drive. Visit Syracuse and Ortigia. Wine tasting in a vineyard. Gourmet dinner.
Sicily – Golfing Under the Volcano (7 days)
You will stay in a Taormina Beach rerort, play some rounds of golf at the base of Mount Etna, make an excursion to the crater and go for a private wine tasting with a tour of the cellars. There is also a private guided tour of Taormina, Savoca and beautiful Castelmola. A well-balanced tour ideal for two couples that enjoy the good life.
Archeology and Nature in Syracuse (7 days)
Arrive in Catania on the East coast of Sicily and drive one hour south to Syracuse. You will stay in a beautiful 4-star resort at the seaside from where you start your guided excursions every other day. You will see Noto, Vendicari, Marzamemi, Ragusa, Modica, the nature park Cavagrande, and the Saline of Syracuse.
Nature Walking Tour (5 to 15 days)
Visit the natural reserve of Mount Etna active volcano, the Alcantara River Park, Cavagrande del Cassibile natural reserve, Vendicari nature reserve for bird watching, the Zingaro sea-nature reserve along the coastline, and the Saline of Trapani. Let us know how much time you have and how many hours per day you would like to hike. We will propose an itinerary with transfers or car rental and hotels. The climb to Mount Etna is a guided tour with 4WD and a vulcanologist.
Visit Sicily for Beach Life (5 to 15 days)
We will take you to the two most beautiful beach areas in Sicily. You will visit Taormina, Mondello, San Vito Lo Capo, Lido di Noto, Calamosche, Agrigento Scala Dei Turchi (Lido Rossello), and Cefalú. If this is your dream vacation in Sicily then we recommend to select two locations and make excursions from there. It would be nice if you arrive by air in Palermo and return from Catania.
Volcanos: Mount Etna and the Eoli Islands (5 to 20 days)
We pick you up from the airport in Catania and bring you to a lodge at the foot of Mount Etna. Early next morning we go up to the crater of the Vulcano. The next day, after a good night’s sleep we visit the fish market in Catania early morning followed by a walking tour of Catania. Then by ferry to Lipari, the largest of the Lipari Islands. Depending on your preferences we recommend a beach resort on the island of Lipari, the largest of the Eoli islands or a very quiet place on one of the other islands like Stromboli or Vulcano. Day trips can be arranged to visit other islands. If the budget is not an issue, we can organize a sailing turn with a crew. Let us know.
Road Trip Sicily with Palermo and Archeological Sites (6 to 15 days)
Arrive in Palermo and visit the famous Palatine Chapel and the Norman Palace with our private guide. Enjoy a guided tour through the vibrant Street Food markets of Palermo. Sicily has very unique recipes. Sample seafood in Trapani and sweets in Erice. Let us bring you to a wine tasting of the original Marsala Wine or one of the famous Sicilian wineries with full-body reds and aromatic whites. Our tour brings you also to Sicily’s archeological sites. You shall not miss exploring the Villa Romana del Casale with its outstanding mosaics in Piazza Armerina. Then on to the Valle dei Templi of Agrigento and maybe a visit to the Greek temples of Selinunte, For fans of the Godfather movie we recommend to add an excursion to Corleone. To return home you might want to leave from Catania.