6-day Small Group Tour - All inclusive land package
Nel sole, nel sale, nel sud ~ In the sun, in the salt, in the south
May 23 to 28, 2019 4 seats left
Sept 19 to 24, 2019 8 seats left
Oct 3 to 8, 2019 SOLD OUT
Oct 17 to 22, 2019 SOLD OUT
6 days, all-inclusive land tour
Max group size: 20
Wine and Cuisine
A short and sweet full immersion in the wine and food scene of the biggest Mediterranean's island. This tour can be easily combined with another SAVOUR ITALY tour or enjoyed on its own.
Regions you will visit
Meeting and drop off
Catania airport on day 1, Palermo airport on day 6
Level of the activities
Easy/Medium (steps, staircases, uneven terrain)
Wine knowledge required
All levels of wine knowledge are welcome, from novice to Sommelier level. The small size of the group allows each participant to enjoy a tailored, custom experience with your expert tour director.
Included in your package
Private winery tours and tastings in the three premium "wine-corners" of Sicily: Etna DOC, Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG and Marsala DOC
Private tour with a local expert of the historical site Agrigento-Valley of the Temples (UNESCO site)
Visit and tasting to: Extra-virgin olive oil production and visit to the millennial olive trees. Chocolate factory in Modica. Farmer's market and tuna and swordfish market in Marsala
Visit to Mount Etna and walk on the lava and side craters (UNESCO site)
Take the aerial tramway to reach the village of Taormina. Enjoy a spectacular view of the mount Etna, the city of Catania and the Ionian sea.
Visit the famous Greek temple, one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily, considering its remarkable preservation and beautiful location
Stroll the small street of the Baroque towns of Ragusa Ibla and Modica listed by UNESCO
Shop in Catania, Taormina, Ragusa, Modica and Marsala
Many memorable meals in typical trattorie and ristoranti where you will fully absorb the traditional cuisine, customs and lifestyle of Sicily
Tour extension - Add the South Italy Tour (10 days) to the Sicily Tour
Enjoy a 10% price reduction on both tours, as well as a complimentary extra day overnight stay, dinner and tasting
Tour extension - Catania (Ottawa's sister city!)
Arrive earlier in this vibrant city, the second-largest in Sicily. Discover its great mix of modern, Renaissance and Baroque. Soothe your jet lag while enjoying site-seeing or shopping. Catania hotels are available at convenient group rates. We can also organize escorted city tours.
Tour extension - Palermo
Stay a few extra days in Palermo, Sicily's cultural, economic and touristic capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. The perfect Mediterranean weather and world's famous gastronomy and restaurants, with splendid Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings. We can book you in a Palermo hotel at convenient group rates, as well as book an escorted city tour.
Airport and city transfers to and from meeting and drop off points can easily be arranged
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD), unless otherwise specified. All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplement: $500 CAD.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
All accommodations in handpicked hotels with every effort made to choose the best rated and available hotels in the tour travel areas.
Two meals per day (buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner, including 2 glasses of wine)
All activities, as described in the itinerary, including entrance fees to sites, and guided tours of towns or cities of historical/artistic/cultural importance, using only licensed local professional guides.
Ground transportation from where the tour originates to where it ends, as specified in the itinerary, in a comfortable bus with a professional licensed driver.
All taxes and gratuities
Antonio, or one of his partners (as specified in each tour), as your friendly guide at your side for the duration of the tour.
Air fare, Transfers pre- and post- tour, any item of service or personal nature, travel, cancellation and medical insurance
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
A deposit of CAD$500 per itinerary, per person, reserves your place on the tour. Final payment is due no later than 90 days before departure date. Cancellations made by the client before final payment is due are liable to a forfeit of the entire deposit. Cancellations made by the client between 90 days and 45 days before departure are liable to a further charge of CAD$1,500.00 per person. Refunds cannot be made to a client who either cancels after 45 days prior to departure or elects not to complete the tour for any reason. In the event a tour is cancelled, all deposits and other monies paid by the participant will be promptly refunded.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This tour is under the management of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL™, who has made all arrangements for accommodations and services furnished in conjunction with this tour. SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents shall be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations offered to the participants as set forth in the tour itinerary except such services and accommodations as cannot be supplied due to delays or other causes beyond the control of SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL and its agents. The participant waives any claim against SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL, and its agents, for any damage to or loss of property or injury to or death of persons due to any act or omission of any persons rendering any of the services and accommodation on this tour, or due to any event, happening, misfortune, or occurrence whatsoever. The itinerary is as planned and detailed on our web site: www.savouritalytravel.com . However we reserve the right to make adjustments depending upon weather and other constraints, to substitute visits to alternative sites and to arrange accommodation at similar rated properties. The prices quoted are based on double occupancy, and if we have less registered participants than intended, we reserve the right to cancel the trip or provide clients with alternative travel dates. The right is reserved to decline or accept any person as a member of the tour and to require any individual to withdraw from the tour at any time, if the tour leader deems his/her act of conduct is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony, comfort or well-being of any participant, or results in any penalty to the operators. According to the Travel Industry Regulations, SAVOUR ITALY TRAVEL reserves the right to adjust the prices at any time, based on fluctuations of the exchange rate and based on any increase received from hotels, wineries, or other suppliers of services that are part of the tour package. If the deposit has been paid and the increase is in excess of 7%, the client is entitled to cancel the travel arrangements and receive full refund. No price increases will be applied to clients who have paid in full.