Duration: from 3 Days
Duration: from 3 Days
Let us help you to create your dream vacation in Sicily. Our Sicily travel with bespoke itineraries is a favorite among individual travelers and small groups of friends. Sicily is one of the best places to visit in Italy. It offers a variety of tourist attractions that make it easy to create a Sicily travel that is just right for you. Our Sicily travel starts at the point of your arrival, which is either Catania in the East or Palermo in the North West of the Island of Sicily. Both cities have international airports and harbors with regular ferries to other Italian destinations like Naples, Rome, Lipari, harbors in Tuscany, and as far as Genova in the north.
We recommend to stay at the point of your arrival for the first one or two nights and then start a tour around the island covering points of interest. Let us know your interests and constraints for your Sicily travel. Then we create a custom Sicily Trip for you and your family or group of friends. The mode of transportation for your Sicily travel can be by mini-bus with a driver, self-drive rental car, or with your car if you happen to bring it with you.
Let us inspire you to visit Sicily for a dream vacation. The Island is one of the best places to visit in Italy. Here are some Sicily travel tips that might be of interest to you. Let us know in your booking request what you are looking for so we can create the your private Sicily vacation according to your expectations.
Please see the proposed itineraries for private Sicily trips below and study our Sicily travel guide. Please let us know what you are looking for when you send us your booking request.
Let us inspire you for your next Sicily travel. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 adding an excursion to Corleone. To return home you might want to leave from Catania.
A custom Sicily travel by milano24ore usually includes hotel accommodation in 3, 4, or 5-star hotels with breakfast, at least one organized and prepaid guided walking tour of a historic city or a site with a private guide that speaks your language, a self-drive car rental to get around, and detailed documentation of your itinerary prepared by milano24ore. Everything else can be added, like
Once confirmed, the above will be included in the services of your tailored Sicily Tour. Please see our Travel Guide Sicily for inspiration and include your wishes in your booking request.
The guided tours are going to be organized only for you, your family and accompanying friends. They are conducted in the language you choose at the time of booking. We have experienced local guides for German, English, French, Russian, Chinese, Italian. Other languages on request. No other people will join your group.
The price for an individual tour around Sicily depends on the choice of hotels, the time a private tour guide will spend with you, the number of people in your family or group dividing the costs, and the period of your travel in Sicily. Also, English-speaking guides are easy to find, but good tourist guides fluent in German or other languages might cost a bit more. Once we have your booking request we can quickly give you an estimate of the total cost for your family or group. We will then work with you to get the best price for your perfect experience. Please let us know your budget to select the perfect hotel and service for you.
Sicily has two international airports. One near Catania to the East and one near Palermo in the North West of this big island. If not arranged differently, you will meet your private guide in the first hotel we arranged for you. The assumption is, that you will find your way from the airport to the hotel. However, airport pick-up can also be arranged as well as a local guide in your language that stays with you every day. It all depends on your budget and actual needs.
Sicily is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate. Winters are not too cold, but wet. Summer can be very hot and is always dry. We usually go there in March or November when there are no lines to queue, the weather is still pleasant for walking around, and our work allows us to travel. Our recommendation would be to visit Sicily between March and June, then again between September and November. July and August local tourism prevail as the schools are closed and all Italy is heading south.