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GRAND TOUR

10 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS
 


Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through Sicily's vibrant culinary and classical arts legacy! from savoring delicious street food to visiting local farms, cooking with Chef Alessandro & dining in Michelin Star restaurants, coupled with the beauty of the art and architecture of the island, you will feel inspired by the experience and bring home memories to cherish a lifetime.

  • Optional 3-Day Palermo Pre-Tour Add-on: Fly into Palermo; after the tour travel with us to Catania to start the Grand Tour

  • For the Grand Tour: Fly into Catania Airport, Fly out of Catania airport

  • Hosted by Viaggia Discover Sicily Owners Chef Alessandro & Tour Curator Polina 

  • Small group tour to ensure quality experience​

  • Itinerary & Schedule depends on season & availability and may vary from the exact description below


THE PALERMO PRE-TOUR IS AVAIBLE ON DATES MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK*

*MON, MAY  5 - WED, MAY 14

MON, MAY 19 - WED, MAY 28

MON, JUNE 2 - WED, JUNE 11

*SAT, JUNE 21 - MON, JUNE 30

GRAND TOUR TRAVEL DATES

SPRING SESSION 2025

FALL SESSION 2025


THE PALERMO PRE-TOUR IS AVAIBLE ON DATES MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK*

*SAT, SEPT 6 - MON, SEPT 15
(fully booked, inquire via email for wait list)

SAT, SEPT 20 - MON, SEPT 29

SAT, OCT 4 - MON, OCT 13

*MON, OCT 20 - WED, OCT 29
 

GRAND TOUR TRAVEL DATES
GRAND TOUR ITINERARY

2025 GRAND TOUR ITINERARY 

Day 1: ARRIVALS

am & PM: Arrivals, pick up from airport (or transfer from the pre-tour) and drive to Villa

2 PM - 5 PM: settle in villa

5 pm - 8 PM: stroll in village, aperitivo, explore baroque architecture; free time

8 PM - 10 PM:

Welcome Dinner at the Villa: Music, Drinks & Great Food

Day 2: CATANIA, STREET FOOD TOUR & SIGHTSEEING

 

8 AM - 9 AM: BREAKFAST IN VILLA

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to Catania

10 AM - 12:00 PM: Tour  the Catania Fish market & Taste various Sicilian street food Delicacies; Lunch & Drinks at the market

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Sightseeing around Centro Storico di Catania,  including climbing a church tower for best views of the city

2:00 PM - 4 PM: Shopping time & more sightseeing in Catania. Free time on your own, we will provide you with a map and suggestions. 

4 PM - 5 PM: Aperitivo on a rooftop in a palazzo in Catania!

5 PM - 6 PM: Pizza for dinner in Catania!

6 PM - 9 PM: Free time, dinner at the villa

Day 3: WINE TASTING & ETNA VOLCANO


8 AM - 9 AM: BREAKFAST IN VILLA
9 AM - 11 AM: Travel to mount etna 
11 AM - 1 PM: Tour of the Tenuta Papale Winery, Lunch and wine tasting
1 PM - 2 PM: Drive to Etna Cable Car
2 PM - 4 PM: Take the gondola up the volcano hill and enjoy the spectacular views 
4 pm: Drive back to Villa
5 PM - LATE: Free time for the evening, option to go out in town or stay in and drink wine by the pool

Day 4: TAORMINA, TEATRO GRECO, ISOLA BELLA & OPERA!

 

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 12:00 PM: Free time & Early Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Travel to Taormina

2 PM - 3 PM: Visit Antico Teatro Greco

3 PM - 6 PM: Free time to explore Taormina, shop, sightsee. We'll provide you with suggestions

6 PM - 8 PM: Dinner with a view of Isola Bella

8:30 PM : Take the cable car up to Taormina

9 PM - 10:30 PM: Enjoy the Taormina Opera with a drink during the intermission

10:30 PM - 12 AM: Drive Back to the villa

Day 5: ORTIGIA & BOAT TOUR
 

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to Ortigia

10 AM - 12:30 PM: Sightseeing in Ortigia

12:30 PM - 2 PM: LUNCH - trying various local cheese & salumi at the market

2 PM - 4 PM: Boat tour of Ortigia & nearby caves, opportunity to jump off the boat and enjoy the fresh blue waters!

5:00 - 6 PM PM: Drive back to Villa

6 PM - late: Free Time: Cook with Chef Alessandro or go out on your own

Day 6: BEACH DAY & COOKING CLASS

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to San Lorenzo, one of the best beaches on the east coast; if weather is bad, we'll visit Villa Romana del Casale

10 AM - 4 PM: Beach time & Free Time, enjoying the Beach Club,  Opportunity to roam the village & relax

4 PM: Drive back to villa

5 PM - 6 PM: Aperitivo with music at Villa

6 PM - 8 PM: Cooking Class with Chef Alessandro - learn how to make arancine & cannoli!

8 PM- 10 PM: Enjoying the food you made with Chef Alessandro!

Day 7: SEASONAL AVAILABILITY, EITHER:

CHEESE FARM VISIT AND MAKING FRESH RICOTTA IN NOTO (spring session)

or 

OLIVE OIL FARM VISIT & OLIVE OIL TASTING AT CANICATTINI BAGNI (fall session)

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 12 PM: Pool Time, Free Time

12 PM - 1 PM:  Travel to farm

1 Pm - 4 PM:

either cheese making & lunch at the Scardaci Farm  or Olive Oil Tasting with Lunch at

Mozzicato Oleificio, tour of the property, including production & trees

4 PM - 6 PM: Aperitivo with a view in the area

6 PM - Drive back to Villa

7 Pm - 8 PM - Pizza with Chef Alessandro! Try your best making a pizza!

Day 8: VENDICARI, MARZAMEMI & NOTO

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 11 AM: Travel to the fishing village of Marzamemi & Vendicari Natural Reserve

11 Am - 2:30 PM: Walk inside Vendicari, then Sightseeing & Lunch in the charming fishing village of Marzamemi

3:00 PM : drive to Noto

4 PM - 6 PM: aperitivo in Noto

6 PM - Late: Free time in Noto: Sightseeing, climbing a bell tower, enjoying the museums, visit Cafe Sicilia, shopping, enjoying Noto at night; dinner on your own in Noto

10 PM: Pick up from Noto, drive to Villa

Day 9: RAGUSA, MODICA & MICHELIN STAR DINNER!

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 2 PM: Pool Time, Free time, Opportunity to pack for tomorrow's departure, Lunch at the villa

2 PM: Drive to Ragusa

3 PM - 5 PM: Sightseeing in Ragusa

5 PM - 7:30 PM: Drive to Modica, Visit the chocolate shop, sightsee the main street

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Dinner at Accursio Michelin Star Restaurant

10:30 PM - Drive back to Villa

Day 10: GOODBYES!

8 am - 9 AM: Breakfast in Villa & goodbyes!

9 am - 11 AM: AIRPORT TRANSFER OR DROP-OFF in Catania

2025 GRAND TOUR OF SICILY

REGISTER TODAY!

To secure your spot, only a deposit of $1,000 pp is required.

Click Below to Book NOW.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@viaggia.ca

GRAND TOUR PRICING
Image by Antonio Sessa

What's Included:

  • 10 days, 9 nights

  • airport transfers on pre-designated dates for both arrival and departure

  • Four-star accommodation - Villa with a pool in a strategic location

  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 8 dinners (all but 1  meal)

  • All transportation, entrance fees, tickets to entertainment, all trip excursions in the itinerary

  • all wine and snacks at the villa

  • All gratuities while dining with us

  • professional driver and transportation on daily basis

  • local guides at major sites, presenting in English

  • Wine tasting experience 

  • Olive Oil farm visit (fall session only) and/or cheese farm visit (spring session only)

  • Cooking class with Chef Alessandro in our private villa

  • street food tour

  • Michelin star restaurant dinner

  • major historic sites & museums visit

  • a live performance (Theatre or music)

  • excursion with a boat

  • Beach trip 

  • cooking recipe booklet with favourite Sicilian recipes

  • Limited to 10-12 people and fewer to ensure intimate experience

  • Hosted by Viaggia Discover Sicily's owner Chef Alessandro & Tour Curator Polina Pen

  • Option to add a 3-Day pre-tour of Palermo and 1 Day after-tour of Malta

 

Cities & Sights to visit:

  • CATANIA

  • MOUNT ETNA VOLCANO

  • TAORMINA

  • ISOLA BELLA

  • TEATRO GRECO

  • SIRACUSA

  • ORTIGIA

  • CANICATTINI BAGNI

  • San Lorenzo

  • Vendicari

  • MARZAMEMI

  • NOTO

  • RAGUSA IBLA

  • MODICA

  • Scicli

  • A NUMBER OF SMALL VILLAGES ALONG THE WAY

What's Not Included:

  • Flights to and From Catania

  • personal travel insurance

  • Hard Liquor

FLIGHT DETAILS:

  • fly into & fly out of Catania Airport. We can help you arrange pre- and post-tour accommodations and transportation. Send us an email to info@viaggia.ca

*** Itinerary & Schedule depends on season & availability and may vary from the above

2025 GRAND TOUR OF SICILY

REGISTER TODAY!

To secure your spot, only a deposit of $1,000 pp is required.

Click Below to Book NOW.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@viaggia.ca

2025 GRAND TOUR PRICING
 

10 days, 9 nights

CA$5,499/person, double occupancy

CA$1,000 Single Supplement

Image by Valentina Locatelli

"We are all pilgrims who seek Italy."— J.W. Goethe wrote in a letter to a friend in 1790, 2 years after he returned from his Grand Tour of Italy.

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