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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Tailor Made Italy: Sicily West to East


10 days from $16,295 per person

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Revel in the unique charms of the largest island in the Mediterranean, from its bustling capital of Palermo to the shadow of smoldering Mount Etna, and experience the enduring influences of the cultures that have ruled this historic crossroads, including the Romans, Spanish, Greeks, French and Moors.

A&K Advantages

  • Stay at the best boutique properties, rich in history and culture, throughout your journey
  • Visit the stunning cathedral and cloisters of Monreale and explore colorful Palermo, visiting the bottega of a traditional Sicilian cart painter
  • Taste the island’s specialties, including Maria Grammatico’s almond pastries, arancini rice balls, caponata and Marsala wine
  • See the Greek temples of Agrigento, the remains of five Doric temples from the fifth century BC
  • En route to Syracuse, stop in Caltagirone, well known for its ceramics
  • From Taormina, enjoy a private jeep ride up Mount Etna, exploring the volcano, villages and forests of the area, and taste wines from grapes growing in its volcanic soil

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Palermo, Italy
Day 2
Palermo & Monreale | Bottega of a Sicilian Cart Painter
Day 3
Segesta | Exploring Northwest Sicily
Day 4
Agrigento | Olive Oil Tasting & the Temple of Selinunte
Day 5
Favara | Cooking Class
Day 6
Syracuse | Masterful Mosaics
Day 7
Syracuse & Modica | Vast Archaeological Site
Day 8
Taormina | Cooking Class in a Family Home
Day 9
Taormina | Excursion of Mount Etna by Jeep
Day 10
Depart Taormina

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Savor a Food Tour in Palermo

Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Vucciria and Capo, Palermo’s main markets, while traders try to attract customers for the day’s fresh tuna, vegetables and confectioneries. Discover the secrets of the city’s celebrated street food, enjoying tastings along the way, as your guide explains the customs and traditions of local food and its significance in Palermo’s culture.

Alternate Touring: Syracuse and Noto

Explore Syracuse and Noto en route to Taormina. Visit a vast archaeological site on the edge of modern Syracuse, to view rare temples and amphitheaters. Also discover remarkable Greek and Roman ruins, such as the cave called “The Ear of Dionysius,” as well as Baroque buildings and classic churches, including the Duomo. Continue to Noto, one of Sicily’s most beautiful Baroque cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you stop for a delicious treat at Caffé Sicilia — and where Carmelo Assenza, the master of all Sicilian pastry chefs, and his staff delight you with amazing pastry creations.

Alternate Touring: Syracuse and Ragusa

Explore Syracuse and Ragusa en route to Taormina. Visit a vast archaeological site on the edge of modern Syracuse, to view rare temples and amphitheaters. Also discover remarkable Greek and Roman ruins, such as the cave called “The Ear of Dionysius” as well as Baroque buildings and classic churches, including the Duomo. Continue to Ragusa for a visit to Ragusa Ibla; the ancient and more tranquil part of the city.


Apr–Oct; Priced from $16,295

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2022 travel, and subject to availability.
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International and internal air not included.

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