Day 1 Catania Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Catania/Palermo (1B, 1L) Rise early to visit the local fruit and fish market in Catania before boarding a public bus to Palermo.
Enjoy an orientation walk of the Sicilian capital and a streetfood lunch in colourful markets like La Vucciaria or Ballaró. In the afternoon, take a walking tour that includes Quattro Canti, Pretoria Square, the cathedral, and Marina Square. Opt to visit the unique and fascinating Catacomb of the Capuchins for a walk on the creepy side.
Make sure to include a nightly 'passeggiata', a lovely Italian tradition.
Fruit and Fish Market Visit
Palermo Walking Tour
Day 3 Palermo (1B) Reach Monreale after a short bus ride. The town has beautiful views of La Conca d'Oro Valley and is famous for its Norman cathedral with Arabic and Byzantine architectural influences.
Head back to Palermo to enjoy a free afternoon wandering around this busy southern Italian city.
Cathedral of Monreale Visit
Day 4 Palermo/Ragusa (1B) Travel by public bus to Ragusa in the southeast. Enjoy an orientation walk of the old town.
Part of the eight Sicilian towns of the Val di Noto, this town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Baroque architecture and artistic creations.
Quench your thirst with an included wine tasting and local snacks.
Day 5 Ragusa/Siracusa (1B, 1L) Ride a private van to Modica, a town famous for its Aztec chocolate and Baroque architecture. Visit the historic centre and catch a glimpse of the stunning Church of San Giorgio.
Taste chocolate made from a traditional Aztec recipe here before enjoying a cheese tasting and light lunch.
Continue on to Scicli, another charming ancient town set in a gorge near the coast. Don't miss the fantastic Church of San Matteo and the traditional piazzas.
Travel on for a night in Siracusa (Syracuse).
Modica Historic Centre Visit
Visit Modica and Scicli along the way.
Day 6 Siracusa/Randazzo (1B, 1D) Enjoy a free morning in this UNESCO-listed Greco-Roman seaside city.
Opt to visit the historic centre on the island of Ortigia, marvel at the Greek ruins, walk the winding and charming streets, visit the Duomo, or laze on the beach.
In the late afternoon, drive to Randazzo, a town on the outskirts of Catania. Stay in a farmhouse and enjoy a local dinner and the lovely setting.
Day 7 Randazzo/Catania (1B) Leave early to visit the famous volcano, Mt Etna. Hike the south side past lava flows for a dramatic view of the four craters and the coast of Sicily.
Opt for a more strenuous trek with a local guide (weather permitting). Continue to Catania for a free afternoon in the city.
Mount Etna Hike
Day 8 Catania (1B) Depart at any time.