2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

The Sicilian (LP)

10 days from Palermo to Taormina Riviera

2021 Tour Details

Crossed over by half of the ancient civilized world, modern day Sicily ironically presents an off-the-beaten-path vacation for those eager to discover a completely different side of Italy. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French, Germans, Spanish, Italians, and even the British have left an impression on this gorgeous island, and it shows in its diverse architecture, unique culture, and multinational cuisine. As you trace the sparkling coast from the flamboyant capital city of Palermo to the ultra-chic Taormina Riviera, you can expect stunning archaeological treasures, ancient works of art, and a warm welcome at every turn, and a cool gelato on every corner. Traditional granita, cannoli, Marsala wine, and a tasting at Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory, only sweeten the experience on this Undiscovered Tour of Sicily.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Receive a $150 per person Air Credit on select 2021 Globus & Cosmos Europe vacations.*
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Flash Sale - Save an additional $200 per couple on select 2021 Globus Europe vacations.*
The Sicilian map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 6 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PALERMO, ITALY

Welcome to Palermo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 PALERMO

PALERMO Guided sightseeing includes the Church of Immacolata and a visit to the cathedral. Scenic drive to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the Norman Cathedral. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Lunch with Sicilian specialties panelle (chickpea fritters), arancini (stuffed rice balls), and cannoli (fried pastry rolls with sweet ricotta cheese).

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Day 3 PALERMO–ERICE–MARSALA–MAZARA DEL VALLO

ERICE Visit the hilltop town and sample almond biscuits and Marsala wine at the well-known Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.
MARSALA Visit a salt mill en route to Mazara del Vallo.
99 mi / 160 km

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Day 4 MAZARA DEL VALLO–SCIACCA–AGRIGENTO

MAZARA DEL VALLO Guided sightseeing includes the cathedral and a walk in the Old Town.
SCIACCA Photo stop at the panoramic viewpoint.
AGRIGENTO Guided walking tour at the Valley of Temples.
93 mi / 150 km

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Day 5 AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–CALTAGIRONE–RAGUSA

PIAZZA ARMERINA Guided visit to the Villa Romana del Casale with the largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world.
CALTAGIRONE Orientation and free time to see the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte en route to Ragusa.
130 mi / 210 km

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Day 6 RAGUSA. EXCURSION TO MODICA

RAGUSA Guided walking tour includes the city’s oldest district, the Ibla, the 19th-century gardens of Giardini Iblei, and St. George Cathedral. Free time.
MODICA Orientation walk in the center and a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite chocolate tasting at the famous Dolceria Bonajuto, Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory.
RAGUSA Dinner at a local restaurant.
68 mi / 110 km

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Day 7 RAGUSA–NOTO–SYRACUSE

NOTO Walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire San Nicolò Cathedral.
SYRACUSE Guided visit to the Archaeological Park features the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheater.
93 mi / 150 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Syracuse with an excursion to the island of Ortigia. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 8 SYRACUSE–CATANIA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

CATANIA Orientation walk and free time to browse in Piazza del Duomo and Via Etnea.
Scenic drive en route to Taormina Riviera and free time this afternoon and evening.
112 mi / 180 km

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Day 9 TAORMINA RIVIERA EXCURSION TO SAVOCA

SAVOCA Orientation walk followed by a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Granita (semi-frozen drink) tasting, and brioche tasting at Bar Vitelli.
TAORMINA RIVIERA Orientation walk and free time for lunch. Visit the Greek Theater. Farewell dinner at Villa Antonio restaurant.
43 mi / 70 km

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Day 10 TAORMINA RIVIERA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Catania.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LINO NEFANDO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My life is a journey... Born in Southern Italy, my passion is history and rediscovering the traditions and the most refined art of this country. I love to share with my customers on the Globus tours moments of the breathtaking coastlines, the monuments and the unbelievable recipes of Italy. Follow me, I am going to make you live the Italian experience as if you were a part of this never-ending show.

Tour Director - LINO NEFANDO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Palermo
Syracuse
Taormina Riviera

Palermo

Exclusive private visit to the Palazzo Alliata of Pietratagliata and Sicilian delicacies

Exclusive private visit to the Palazzo Alliata of Pietratagliata and Sicilian delicacies

Get a true taste of ancient Palermo, capital of Sicily, on this fantastic excursion featuring an exclusive visit to a private noble Palazzo followed by a real Sicilian dinner at a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$$

Syracuse

Ortigia Tour and Pizza Feast

Ortigia Tour and Pizza Feast

Experience the ancient wonders and impressive Greek ruins of Ortigia Island, historic center of Syracuse, on this exciting guided tour that concludes with a pizza feast at a local pizzeria.

Price Range: $$

Taormina Riviera

A Taste of Sicily Dinner

A Taste of Sicily Dinner

Discover the tastes, aromas, and delectable nuances behind authentic Sicilian cuisine at a traditional dinner with drinks, beautiful surroundings, and spectacular views.

Price Range: $$

Journey to Mount Etna, Europe's Tallest Volcano

Journey to Mount Etna, Europe's Tallest Volcano

Come face to face with towering Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, on this mesmerizing half-day guided excursion along the eastern coast of Sicily.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,629*
18 guests in a party: $525*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.