SICILIAN GOURMET TAILOR MADE SHORT TOUR
PALERMO MONREALE TRAPANI AGRIGENTO MARSALA ERICE SELINUNTE...
Sicilian Gourmet Tailor Made Escorted Short Tour
TOUR STYLE: ESCORTED PRIVATE TOUR | DURATION: 6 DAYS | DEPARTURE FROM: PALERMO | TOUR END IN: PALERMO
ACCOMMODATION: SELECTED 3 OR 4 STAR HOTELS | LOCAL GUIDES ON SITE: ON REQUEST | FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE
A tailor-made trip to discover the culture and culinary flavors of Sicily. For organizational reasons not depending on our will, the itinerary may be modified without notice, according to opening/closing time of archaeological sites and monuments. The tour is available both for groups or individuals and quotation will be tailor-made on request.
Independent arrival to Palermo Airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Palermo. Welcome cocktail and accommodation. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. Welcome cocktail and dinner included
Palermo Tasting of Street Food and Monreale
After breakfast at the hotel, the whole morning will be dedicated to a guided tour through the traditional food markets in Palermo (Capo, Ballarò, Vucciria). During this walking tour, you will taste the main samples of street food of the city: Sfincione, panelle, crocchè, arancini, pane con la milza, Sicilian cannoli and local dessert wines such as Zibibbo, Marsala and Sangue Siciliano. In the afternoon, depart to Monreale to admire the Norman Cathedral with its splendid 12th-century mosaics and the cloister of the Benedictines monastery with Moorish architecture. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight. Breakfast, tasting and dinner included
Agrigento, Wine Tasting and Trapani area
Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Agrigento, to discover the ancient city of Akragas. We will visit the Valley of the Temples, including the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus, Castor & Pollux which represent the most beautiful example of the Greek Civilization in Sicily. Free time for lunch. We will then visit a renowned vineyard, where you will enjoy wine and olive oil tasting. Accommodation at the hotel in Trapani/Marsala area, dinner and overnight. Breakfast, wine tasting and dinner included
Selinunte and Marsala
Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Selinunte, to visit the largest Archaeological Park in the Mediterranean area with its impressive Temples and Acropolis. We will then go back to Marsala, enjoying a panoramic tour of the salt pans and windmills. During the short visit of the city, known all over the world for the production of its dessert wine, you will be charmed by its Duomo, the Church and the Fountain of Purgatorio and the ancient Sea Gate (Porta di Mare). Stop at a renowned winery for wine tasting and light lunch with specialties of the Mediterranean cuisine. In the afternoon, time at leisure or optional visit of the small island of Mothia, the ancient Phoenician colony, situated just in the center of the Stagnone Lagoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Trapani/Marsala area. Breakfast, tasting, light lunch and dinner included
Erice and Palermo Pastry Class*
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to the medieval town of Erice, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the West Coast and Egadi Islands. During the walking tour among the small streets of the town, you will visit the Duomo with its Campanile (bell tower) and admire the suggestive 12th-century Norman Castle. Stop in one of the famous pastry shops, to taste the typical marzipan candies and other local delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. Free time for lunch. Proceed to Palermo, where you will take part in a Frutta Martorana workshop(*), to experience how this specialty is produced nowadays. According to tradition, these marzipan sweets, also called Pasta Reale, were probably invented by the nuns of the Martorana Monastery, who decorated empty fruit trees with marzipan fruit to impress an archbishop. Accommodation at hotel in Palermo, dinner and overnight. (*)On request, the Frutta Martorana can be replaced with the typical cassata and cannoli. Breakfast, pastry class and dinner included
Breakfast at your hotel and private transfer to Palermo Airport. Breakfast included
Highlights of this Tour
PALERMO: City markets visit, Street food tasting, Pastry class - MONREALE: Norman Cathedral, Benedictines monastery - CEFALU': City center - AGRIGENTO: Greek Temples Valley - SELINUNTE: Archaeological Park - MARSALA: City center, Donnafugata Winery visit and tasting - ERICE: City center, Pastry tasting
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