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Palermo & Beyond:
Eclectic Crossro
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Our signature tour of Palermo and the Western part of the island - from street food to Michelin Star dining, coupled with daily site tours and beach trips, you will enjoy the best of what Sicily has to offer. Western Sicily will wow you!

PALERMO & BEYOND
TOUR DATES

spring session 2024
10 days, 9 nights

Tour 1:

THU, MAY 2 - SUN, MAY 12

Tour 2:

THU, MAY 16 - SUN, MAY 26

fall session 2024
10 days, 9 nights

Tour 1:

SAT, OCT 5 - TUE, OCT 15

Tour 1:

SUN, OCT 20 - WED, OCT 30

ITINERARY 2024

Palermo & Beyond: Eclectic Crossroads

 

  • Groups up to 10-12 people max, ensuring an intimate experience

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

  • Itinerary & Schedule depends on season & availability and may vary from the exact description belowvalid for both spring and fall sessions


Day 1: ARRIVALS

 

am & PM: Arrivals, pick up from airport and drive to Villa

2 PM - 4 PM: settle in villa

4 PM -6 PM:  orientation session & Aperitivo!

6 pm - 8 PM: stroll in village, free time

8 PM - 10 PM:

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

Day 2: PALERMO, STREET FOOD TOUR & SIGHTSEEING

8 AM - 9 AM: BREAKFAST IN VILLA

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to Ballaro Market

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

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Sightseeing around Centro Storico di Palermo, including guided tour of the Santa Catherina Monastery 

3:00 PM - 6 PM: Shopping time & more sightseeing in Palermo. Free time on your own, we will provide you with a map and suggestions. 

6 PM - 7 PM: Aperitivo with a view in Palermo!

7 PM - 9 PM: Pizza in Palermo!

9 PM - 10 PM: Drive back to Villa

Day 3: MONREALE & PIANA DEGLI ALBANESI


8 AM - 9 AM: BREAKFAST IN VILLA
9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to Monreale
10 AM - 12 PM: Visit the Monreale Cathedral, climb the rooftop, Sightseeing around Monreale
12:30 PM - 2 PM: Lunch at Local trattoria
2 PM - 3 PM: Drive to Piana Degli Albanesi
3 PM - 4 PM: Taste the famous cannoli
4 pm: Drive back to Villa
5 PM - LATE: Free time for the evening

Day 4: SCOPELLO, CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO & BOAT EXCURSION

 

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to Castellammare del Golfo

10 AM - 12 PM: Sightseeing, visit viewpoint

12 PM - 4 PM: Boat tour around the bay, visit Scopello, Visit Nature reserve Lo Zingaro, swim from the boat, Lunch on Boat

4 PM - late: Drive back to Villa &

Free time

Day 5: TRAPANI & ERICE
 

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to Trapani

10 AM - 12 PM: Sightseeing in Trapani, including visit to the 2000 year old salt pans & Salt Museum!

12 PM - 1:30 PM: LUNCH - trying the famous cous cous with seafood in Trapani!

2 PM: - Take the Gondola up the mountain to Erice and enjoy the fantastic views of the Egadi Islands

2:30 - 4:30 PM: - Sightseeing in magnificent medieval Erice, perfect spot to purchase authentic artisanal souvenirs

5:00 PM: Drive back to Villa & Free Time

Day 6: BEACH DAY, FREE TIME

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 10 AM: Travel to San Vito Lo Capo, voted one of the best beaches in the world!

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!

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

Day 7: MARSALA, WINE TOUR & WINE TASTING

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 11 AM: Pool Time, Free Time

11 AM - 12 PM:  Travel to Marsala

12 Pm - 2:30 PM: Wine Tasting with Lunch at

Florio Cantine, Tour of the Florio Winery

3 PM - 4 PM: Tour of the Marsala Salines

4 PM - 6 PM: Aperitivo with a view of the salt pans

6 PM - Drive back to Villa

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

Day 8: AGRIGENTO, VALLE DEI TEMPLI & SCALA DEI TURCHI 

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 11 AM: Travel to Agrigento's Valle Dei Templi

11 Am - 1 PM: Tour the ancient Greek temples  with an expert Guide

1 PM - 2:30 PM: Lunch in Agrigento

3:00 PM - 5 PM: Visit the famous Scala Dei Turchi rock formation & beach, Aperitivo on the beach

5 PM - 7 PM: Drive back to the villa

7 PM - Late: Free time

Day 9: MICHELIN STAR DINNER IN A RESTAURANT

8 AM - 9 AM: Breakfast in villa

9 AM - 4 PM: Pool Time, Free time, Opportunity to pack for tomorrow's departure

4 PM: Drive to Bagheria, Close to Palermo

5 PM - 7 PM: Aperitivo & Snack with Sfincione Bagherere

7 PM - 10 PM: Dinner in a Michelin Star restaurant 'I Pupi" with Chef Tony Lo Coco

10 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 Palermo

Palermo & Beyond:
Eclectic Crossroads

 

REGISTER TODAY!

To secure your spot, 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

PRICING 2024

Palermo & Beyond: Eclectic Crossroads


 

10 days, 9 nights

CA$4,999/person, double occupancy

CA$1,000 Single Supplement

Image by Alessio Rinella

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 7 dinners (all but 6 meals)

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

  • all wine and snacks at the villa

  • most gratuities while dining with us

  • professional driver and transportation on daily basis

  • Licensed, local guides at major sites presenting in English

  • Wine tasting experience

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

  • Cooking class with Chef Alessandro in our private villa

  • street food tour

  • Michelin starred 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

 

Cities & Sights to visit:

  • Palermo

  • Monreale

  • Piana degli Albanesi

  • Scopello 

  • Castellammare a Golfo

  • Trapani

  • Erice

  • Marsala

  • San Vito Lo Capo

  • Agrigento

  • Vallei Dei Templi

  • Scala dei Turchi

  • a number of small towns and villages on the way

What's Not Included:

  • Flights to and From Palermo

  • personal travel insurance

FLIGHT DETAILS:

  • fly into & fly out of Palermo 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

 

Palermo & Beyond:
Eclectic Crossroads

 

REGISTER TODAY!

To secure your spot, 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

Image by Giuseppe Buccola

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all,
for Sicily is the clue to everything.” 

Goethe, 1787, "Italian Journey"

 

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