Sicily Experience


Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina

  • 3 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Palermo
  • 1 Night Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Agrigento
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Syracuse
  • 3 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Taormina
  • Private Arrival and Departure Transfers
  • Private Car Transfer Between Cities
  • Private Full Day Tour of Palermo and Monreale with English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Full Day Tour of Segesta and Erice with English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Half Day Tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Half Day Tour of Syracuse with English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Private Half Day Tour of Mt Etna
  • Breakfast Daily
San Domenico Hotel – Taormina tours, Sicily Experience with Travelive




Welcome to Sicily, the pearl of Southern Italy. Your private driver will pick you up from the Palermo Airport and take you to your luxury hotel. Spend the remainder of your day discovering the city's vibrant atmosphere. Ask your travel consultant for recommendations of their favorite restaurants, cafes, and entertainment spots.


Palermo – Full Day Tour of Palermo and Monreale

After breakfast set off on a guided tour of Palermo and Monreale. In Palermo, you will visit the Norman Palace with the Royal Apartments, the Palatine Chapel, also known as the Church of St. Giovanni degli Eremiti, and lastly the Cathedral. In the afternoon, take a short drive up to Monreale to visit the great Norman Cathedral and its magnificent mosaics, having survived from the Middle Ages.


Palermo – Full Day Tour of Segesta and Erice

Head west and enjoy a full day tour of Segesta, a splendid but incomplete Greek Temple standing on its own, at the top of a gently rolling hill, as well as Erice, a medieval town perched on top of an isolated limestone spurt, high above the sea.


Palermo, Marsala, Selinunte, Agrigento

In the morning you will depart for Agrigento. On your way, you will explore the sea salt ponds near Trapani, and head down the coast to the seaside town of Marsala, well known for its sweet production of wine. Enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to Selinunte, where you will have time for a visit at the archaeological park. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at your luxury hotel in Agrigento, with an evening full of relaxation.


Agrigento, Syracuse

Start your morning with a guided tour of the remarkable Valley of Temples in Agrigento, before departing for Syracuse. On the way, you will have the opportunity to stop at Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, a UNESCO World Heritage site which was built between the 2nd and 4th century. This ancient villa was once a retreat for a Roman Emperor, housing lavish and beautiful mosaics that you don't want to miss. You will arrive to your hotel in Syracuse in the late afternoon.


Half Day Tour of Syracuse

After breakfast, begin your guided tour of Sicily's most popular destination. Syracuse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which once rivaled Athens as the largest and most powerful city in the Greek world. Enjoy your visit to the archaeological park, with the Latomia del Paradiso, the Greek Theatre, and the Roman Amphitheatre. End your tour by exploring the Ortigia and its Duomo built on the Temple of Athena, before your afternoon of leisure.


Syracuse, Noto, Taormina

On your way to Taormina, you will have the opportunity to visit the most fascinating Baroque city of Sicily, from the 18th century, known as Noto, which was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693. In the afternoon, you will arrive to Taormina, and spend the remainder of your day by either exploring the city at your own pace, or relaxing at your luxury hotel.


Taormina – Half Day Tour of Mt Etna

Start off your morning with a half-day excursion of Italy's most memorable landscape to Mt. Etna, the highest volcano in Europe with a height of 3,350 meters. After reaching a height of 2,000-meters by car, take a funicular and a special four-wheel vehicle to reach the point right below the main crater. Admire the dramatic lava tracks and take in the breathtaking bird's eye view of Sicily, before returning to Taormina for an afternoon of relaxation.



Enjoy your last day exploring the city on your own pace. You can either visit the Greco-Roman Theatre, sign up for a cooking class, or charter a private yacht to explore the coastline furthermore. Ask your leisure travel consultant for recommendations of their favorite things to do while in Taormina.

DAY 10


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Catania Airport, to catch your departure flight.

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With panoramic views across the Bay of Palermo, Villa Igiea, a stunning 19th-century palazzo just a stone away from Palermo, offers a noble experience. Elegant accommodation, antique decorations, luxurious details, and high-quality textiles dress the uniquely designed rooms and bright suites, some offering sea views and some featuring a terrace or a balcony. The 5* property invites you to dive into the sparkling outdoor swimming pool, enjoy a tennis match at the onsite court, and rejuvenate your senses with an innovative treatment with organic materials at the Irene Forte Spa. A journey to the Belle Époque awaits you at Florio Restaurant, serving Sicilian cuisine in an authentic Louis XVI setting.

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The Grand Hotel et Des Palmes in Palermo embodies a captivating blend of history and modernity. Its opulent interiors exude glamour and innovation with a harmonious mix of antique and contemporary elements through an enchanting ambiance within its grand salons, majestic, frescoed ceilings, and Art Nouveau-stained glass windows. High-quality fabrics, classical design with golden touches, and sophisticated comforts offer a glimpse into Belle Époque. Restaurant Neobistrot presents an exquisite fusion of traditional Sicilian flavors with an innovative twist inside the grandeur of the former Ingham family ballroom. Meanwhile, the Sensus Mixology Bar boasts an array of classic and creative cocktails.

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The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a renowned hotel situated in the center of Palermo, Sicily, nestled along Viale della Liberta and near the Giardino Inglese. With a total of 118 rooms and suites, the hotel seamlessly blends an elegant ambiance with contemporary amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay for its guests. It is a versatile venue, capable of hosting a variety of events, including cocktails, casual luncheons, formal gala dinners, and professional business meetings. For those seeking a truly enchanting setting, the Liberty Hall, with its timeless charm, provides an ideal venue for romantic and opulent weddings.

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Embedded between Viale della Libertà and Piazza Politeama, in the heart of Palermo, Plaza Opera is a cosmopolitan hotel honoring the tradition of this vibrant city – a perfect starting point for your city explorations and even a home away from home if you are a business traveler. In the lobby and in the common areas, Sicilian antiques, and Biedermeier furniture blend with contemporary artwork and state-of-the-art design, with a distinctive taste for eclectic and sophisticated details and art lighting. It is a window into the effervescent life of Palermo and a place where Sicilian traditions beautifully merge with the trendy vibe of the hotel and its surroundings.

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Experience a luxurious stay at NH Palermo. Ideally located in the most picturesque place of the city - between the botanical gardens and the castle, it offers tranquility and stunning views of the Gulf of Palermo. Unwind in spacious rooms boasting modern comfort with elegant touches. Dive into the sparkling swimming pool or relax on the terrace soaking in the warm Mediterranean sun. Savor delectable Sicilian cuisine at the I Paladini restaurant or sip on your favorite cocktail at the bar. With a convenient location and impeccable service, NH Palermo promises a memorable stay.

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A luxurious haven awaits you within the UNESCO-protected Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples. Villa Athena Resort, a splendid 18th-century establishment, stands as a guardian of classical traces, just 200 meters away from the Doric masterpiece of 5 B.C., the Temple of Concordia. Following a recent restoration, this 5-star hotel exudes a noble tradition in its spacious rooms and suites, boasting refined furnishings and stunning views of temples and centuries-old olive trees. Chef Belhassen Berbat at La Terrazza degli Dei offers gastronomic delights that will amaze your palate. Meanwhile, Villa Athena SPA, built around an ancient cistern, provides a relaxing getaway from everyday stress with personalized massages, steam baths, and relaxing treatments.

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Verdura is an oasis of well-being, escape, and indulgence framed by charming Sicilian villages, ancient Roman and Greek sites, and the azure Mediterranean hues. Experience its finest with a stay at Verdura Resort. Nestled in 230 hectares of olive groves and rustic landscapes, the hotel is a 5* haven on Sicily's South Coast, known as Italy's premier golf resort and one of Europe's finest destinations. Offering spacious rooms and suites with breathtaking vistas and luxurious bathrooms, the resort boasts a wide range of sports amenities: six tennis courts, two 18-hole golf courses, one 9-hole course, an infinity pool, a state-of-the-art gym, and a scenic running trail weaving through lemon and olive groves.

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The magnificent neoclassical facade of the Des Étrangers Hotel & Spa dominates the harbor of Syracuse, in Sicily, from its position on the island of Ortigia. This 5* historical establishment boasts the elegance and style of a typical grand European hotel featuring refined balconies overlooking the sea. Step into style in the impressive foyer and admire the precious marble floors, the stucco works, and the gold decor of the walls and high ceilings, as you embrace world-class services. Stunning panoramic vistas await you at Clou Lounge Bar and Restaurant where you can savor delectable Mediterranean cuisine, while the modern Spa promises a journey of the senses through holistic treatments dedicated to relaxation.

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The elegant Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel is located on one of the most well-known 14th-century streets in Sicily where important noblemen once lived. The refined historic building is a perfect choice for travelers interested in tranquility and comfort surrounded by artistic design and Baroque architecture. Located near the Cathedral of Syracuse and the Greek amphitheater, the hotel offers an intriguing selection of spacious rooms with terraces and whirlpool baths and an extraordinary staff who go above and beyond to cater to your needs. With a premier location and impeccable service, Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel promises an unforgettable stay.

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Renowned for its ceramics and baroque architecture, the NH Caltagirone Villa San Mauro hotel offers panoramic views of the Sicilian countryside and the UNESCO-protected old city. With spacious rooms and elegant suites featuring traditional decor and equipped with all modern amenities, it ensures a comfortable stay. Dive into the outdoor sparkling pool or unwind with your favorite drink soaking in the Mediterranean sun. Indulge in delectable Italian cuisine at the Borgo dei Calatini restaurant, a culinary highlight of your trip. An escape to NH Caltagirone Villa promises an unforgettable experience in San Mauro.

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Experience the beauty of Syracuse with a stay at Palazzo Artemide, a charming hotel housed in a 19th-century building adjacent to the Cathedral. Established in 1880, its design exudes Sicilian Baroque splendor. Overlooking Piazza Minerva and alongside Via Roma, it echoes the city's rich cultural heritage. Relax in elegantly furnished rooms and spacious suites dressed in high-quality textiles, each boasting a distinct character. Indulge in culinary explorations, savoring traditional dishes that manifest Greek and Middle Eastern influences. Experience ultimate comfort, Sicilian culture, and delectable cuisine at Palazzo Artemide.

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San Domenico Palace, located high above the enchanting town of Taormina, is a luxurious haven offering breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna. This historic hotel, nestled within a former 15th-century Dominican monastery, blends timeless elegance with modern comforts. Choose among elegant rooms and spacious suites decorated with classic touches and equipped with all modern amenities. Indulge in exquisite cuisine and innovative recipes at Principe Cerami awarded with a Michelin Star. Relax by the sparkling pool and soak in the warm Mediterranean sun. Besides its unparalleled luxurious atmosphere, San Domenico Palace is a perfect choice to explore the wonders of Sicily, like the nearby ruins of Taormina’s ancient Theater.

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Grand Hotel Timeo offers a remarkable Italian holiday experience, boasting a panoramic pool amidst terraced gardens and a well-equipped fitness center. Unwind in spacious rooms that ensure ultimate comfort or choose an elegant suite for a luxurious experience. Savor regional cuisine, Italian cocktails, and breathtaking views at the celebrated Taormina bars. Sip your coffee at the ambient Bar Timeo that attracted celebrities like D.H. Lawrence, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams. Indulge in Michelin-starred Sicilian cuisine by Chef Roberto Toro at Otto Geleng, tantalizing your taste buds with exceptional flavors and innovative recipes. Discover all you need for an unforgettable Italian getaway at Grand Hotel Timeo.

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Nestled along the tranquil Bay of Mazzarò, Villa Sant’Andrea is an elegant oasis. Guests are welcomed with Sicilian treats and local fruits, setting the tone for a genuine, comfortable stay. Balconies adorned with geraniums and terraced gardens lead to a pebbled beach, while private retreats feature king-size beds, plush fabrics, and exquisite artwork paired with marble bathrooms. Enjoy enchanting views embracing the ocean beauty or unwind in the serene ambiance of the sub-tropical gardens. Ristorante Sant'Andrea offers the finest recipes of land and sea, while Brizza provides an intimate dining experience. Complete your experience with a treatment at the lush ocean-facing garden spa inspired by Sicily's scents.

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Mazzarò Sea Palace graces Sicily’s virgin coast within Taormina’s Bay, offering 5* luxury by the sea. Its 70 contemporary-styled rooms and elegant suites boast private terraces and sea views. Bathed in Mediterranean light, they overlook the picturesque bays, with the soothing sound of the waves in the background. Modern interior design features distinctive elements and a calming palette. The hotel’s prime location makes it the ideal base for explorers seeking to venture into the historic sites or discover the Nature Reserve of the adjacent Isola Bella. Armònia gourmet restaurant serves refined Sicilian dishes with locally sourced ingredients, while Hyd’Or Spa's top-notch treatments complete this rejuvenating experience.

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Step into a microcosm where history blends with modernity and distant English reminiscences meet the Sicilian heritage. Unwind in elegant yet cozy rooms and spacious suites adorned with warm touches, boasting luxurious amenities, perfect for friends, family, or couples. Every moment is a culinary delight, with menus celebrating Taormina’s heritage and tantalizing your palate with innovative recipes. Savor a light lunch with scenic views or indulge in a two-time Michelin-star dining experience. Relax with a delicious cocktail by the sun-drenched pool, keep your fitness routine at a state-of-the-art gym with panoramic vistas, and let the tranquility of the lush gardens take your stress away. Your journey to well-being begins at The Ashbee.

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Perched atop a hill with a magnificent view of the Gulf of Taormina, Grand Hotel Miramare is an old noble villa surrounded by lush Mediterranean greenery. Just a short stroll from the historic center, this timeless retreat offers an elegant escape for those seeking a refined, relaxing holiday in Taormina. Gracefully appointed bright rooms boasting classic furnishings, fine materials, and modern amenities provide a comfortable setting. Meanwhile, the sparkling outdoor pool that seems to merge with the sea invites you to a rejuvenating swim or a sun-soaking experience with modern sunbeds, umbrellas, and a poolside bar. With a dedicated staff attending to your every need, Grand Hotel Miramare is a tranquil oasis that will complete your Taormina experience.

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Nestled in the heart of Taormina along Sicily’s eastern coastline, NH Collection Taormina awaits to pamper you with a 5* service. The hotel seamlessly blends contemporary elements in its design, resulting in a captivating aesthetic. Its prime location near the vibrant shopping hub of Corso Umberto I is the ideal choice for travelers seeking to explore the city. Unwind in 63 modern rooms, most featuring a balcony or terrace, dressed in earthly tones that ensure comfort and coziness. Relax by the sparkling pool, sip your favorite cocktail, and taste delectable snacks at Lu Souli Bar. Savor authentic Sicilian flavors rooted in traditional Mediterranean heritage at the Zefiro Restaurant for a complete Taormina experience.

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Steps away from the charming town of Taormina, Hotel Villa Diodoro invites you to indulge in life’s finest pleasures. With a century-old history and a name derived from the ancient Greek historian Diodoro, once a residence of the old town, the hotel boasts a stunning pool area that overlooks Mount Etna and Naxos Bay. This sanctuary of elegance offers spacious rooms with interiors and colors inspired by the surrounding natural habitat, many of which feature breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and its dramatic sunsets. Lounge by the pool or relax in the secluded gardens, where simple pleasures become unforgettable. At Restaurant Bellavista, relish exquisite cuisine that honors its roots in the Sicilian and Mediterranean culinary traditions.

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3 Nights Dubrovnik Extension

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, or Kings Landing as it is known to Game of Thrones aficionados, is one of the must-see destinations in Croatia. Extend your trip with a 3-night stay in this magnificent walled city. Surrounded by scenict medieval City Walls, this former capital of the mighty sea-faring Republic of Ragusa will fill your days and nights with a myriad of landmarks, aristocratic palaces, majestic Baroque churches, fortresses, contemporary wine bars, top-notch restaurants, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun and relax by the azure Adriatic Sea. Visit Ston for a memorable oyster-tasting experience, taste the wines of Peljesac, or hop over to Montenegro for a day and explore the stunning landscape and history of Kotor Bay.

3 Nights Paris Extension

Continue your European adventure with a memorable 3-day extension in Paris. The "City of Lights," is a timeless destination with its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, and an abundance of art, history, and culture. You can stroll along the charming streets and canals by the Seine, savor delectable French cuisine in cozy bistros, and indulge in world-class shopping on the Champs-Élysées. In three days, you'll immerse yourself in the essence of Paris, from its rich heritage to its contemporary allure, making it a must-visit destination for an unforgettable getaway.

3 Nights Athens Extension

Get a taste of history, culture and cuisine when you head off to Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Spend three nights at one of our top luxury hotels, with magnificent views of the Acropolis. Enjoy a full- day tour of the historical highlights around the city, including the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the ancient Agora, the neoclassical buildings of Plaka, the changing of the guards at the Parliament building, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Your three nights/four-day extension includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Athens, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

David & Vas in Sicily - Travelive Reviews

David & Vas, USA

Dear Mina,

We have been to Italy many times, but this year we wanted to try something different. Thank god, our friend referred us to Kostas, as he opened our eyes to the south of Italy, that quite honestly, we never considered visiting.

Our kids loved everything about the trip. We are more of an adventurous family, and not so much into the whole historic aspect, however this trip was the perfect mix of both. Mount Etna should be visited at least once in your lifetime. Truly amazing.

Our hotels were very family friendly, and the restaurants recommended by our guides were delicious. We felt like locals, and this was by far our best trip to Italy.



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