Sicily Food & Wine Self Drive Tour

Price:From *$2101

8 Days/7 Night
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Tour Description

Visit a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea; a region of archaeological wonders, marvellous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions. But Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments, enchantingly beautiful scenery and beautiful towns, it is also a land that offers an incredible variety of excellent vintages, ancient cellars and vineyards, typical dishes and traditional foods rediscovered in their original style.

DEPARTURE 2019: Apr -Oct daily
INCLUSIONS
7 days category A car hire with standard cover
7 nights 4–star charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
4 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Sicily region
Guided tours of the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento and Taormina
Entrance fees to the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento and the Greek theatre, Taormina

HIGHLIGHTS
Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods
Wine tastings in the vineyards of Mount Etna
Palermo, the majestic Sicilian capital
Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Valley of the Temples, Agrigento

Pick up:collect your car in Palermo | Drop-off: Taormina

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Day 1:

Palermo Collect your car and drive to your hotel in Palermo. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

2

Day 2:

Palermo – Marsala – Erice Depart for Marsala, the city renowned for its production of the wine of the same name. Enjoy a wine tasting, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon proceed to Erice, a magnificent medieval city in a spectacular hilltop setting. We recommend visiting the Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, an old pastry shop, to try some of the local delights. (B,L)

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Day 3:

Pollina – Palermo Morning departure for Pollina to visit a farmhouse. Have lunch and visit the farm. Discover how the ancient pastries and desserts were prepared with the slow food presdium, accompanied by some samples. Return to Palermo and explore the city at your leisure. We recommend you try the pastries at the Pasticceria Scimone which sells the famous cannoli and baba. (B,L)

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Day 4:

Agrigento – Siracusa Visit the old city of Agrigento and enjoy lunch at the typical Trattoria Terra. In the afternoon take a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples, testament to the ancient Greek civilisation in Sicily. (B,L)

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Day 5:

Ragusa – Modica – Siracusa Visit Ragusa, known for its Sicilian style Baroque architecture and explore the old and new cities at leisure. Proceed to Modica, the ancient capital of the county and famous for Aztec inspired chocolate and enjoy a tasting. Continue to Siracusa and enjoy dinner in the historical town centre of Ortigia. (B,D)

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Day 6:

Siracusa – Mount Etna – Taormina Continue to Taormina, stopping en route at a vineyard where prestigious wines are produced for a tasting accompanied by local produce. (B)

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Day 7:

Taormina Enjoy a guided tour of Taormina and visit the Greek theatre. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

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Day 8:

Taormina Tour ends. (B)

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