Sicily Eastern Discovery Self-Drive

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Catania to null

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A 8 days-tour to feel and live the beautiful land of Sicily in all its multifaceted aspects: cultural, gastronomical and naturalistic. This tour combines in-depth cultural visits to stunning Greek settlements, Majestic Baroque towns together with trekking in nature and culinary experiences . Travelers will be deeply involved in hands-on experiences and tailor-made excursions led by our local buddies, who are archaeologists, art historians, food & wine producers, chefs, brought up with a passion for their homeland.
• Discover the most authentic Sicily with the freedom of a self-drive tour • Hands-on culinary experiences to learn and taste the best of Sicilian gastronomy: a unique palimpsest of customs and fusions stratified over nearly 3000 years, from Greeks to Arabs, from Normans to Spanish. In the spirit of the millenary tradition that car travellers will prepare dishes with the true custodians of Sicilian cooking Mums and Grandmas. • A unique trekking tour with an expert hiking guide will take travelers among prehistoric rock-cut tombs and medieval rupestrian settlements within the Hyblaen mountains to finally enjoy lunch in a shelter among the cliffs. • Cultural sightseeing in the most charming Baroque cities of Eastern Sicily: Modica, Noto, Scicli, Ragusa and Syracuse • Meet the locals: from a local diary farm to a “women’s” winery, from a pottery artisan to a chocolate maker, our local experiences will uncover the deepest parts of an island defined by its people and stories. These stories narrate centuries-old traditions, the efforts and genius of Sicilian inhabitants, friendly and passionate people that hardly try to perpetuate the tradition of almost extinct jobs

What’s included

  • Accommodation in double room with private facilities – BB
  • 3 nights – Hotel 4* Romano House in Catania or similar (possibility to spend the nights in wine resorts in Etna area)
  • 2 nights – Hotel 4* Caiammari Boutique Hotel in Siracusa area or similar
  • 2 nights – Hotel 4* Torre Don Virgilio resort in Modica area or similar
  • Private tours with expert local guide (Etna HD, Taormina HD, Noto & Siracusa FD, Trekking in Vendicari Natural Oasi HD, Archeological Trekking in Cava d’Ispica HD, Ragusa HD)
  • Etna winery visit & tasting
  • Lunch in traditional mill
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Car rental
  • Local city taxes to be paid on spot
  • Meals (if not specified)
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Personal extras