Sicily & the Amalfi Coast

Amazing History, Culture, and Natural Beauty in La Regione Siciliana

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May 13 - May 25, 2025
13 days | 12 nights

The largest island in the Mediterranean, beautiful Sicily boasts stunning landscapes, ancient ruins, and a vibrant blend of cultures. The monuments, cathedrals, fortresses, and convents remain the silent witnesses of its incredible past, making this amazing land a unique place in this world. Enjoy Sicily and get a taste of the Amalfi Coast on this brand new experience!

  • Stay at Five Stunning 4-star Hotels
  • Private, Guided Tours in Palermo, Monreale, Noto, Siracusa, and Taormina
  • Monreale Cathedral tour
  • Lunch and Wine Tasting in Sciacca
  • Tour of the Valley of the Temples
  • Private Cooking Class in Taormina
  • Private Tour of Pompeii Ruins
  • Free Time to Explore Sorrento
  • Drive Along the Amalfi Coast
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DAY 1-2: BENVENUTI A SICILIA, WELCOME TO SICILY!

After our overnight flight, arrive in Palermo, the capital of the Sicily region of Italy. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and unpack for two nights at the stunning 4-star Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa. Meals in Flight, D

DAY 3: PALERMO/MONREALE

Today our Sicilian journey truly begins. Take a guided tour of Palermo and nearby Monreale with an included lunch. Visit Monreale Cathedral, which boasts more than 6,500 square meters of gilded mosaics, depicting scenes from the New and Old Testaments. In Palermo, explore the Palazzo dei Normanni, the Church of St. John of the Hermits, and the famous Church of the Martorana with its golden mosaics. Tonight, explore Palermo for dinner on your own. B, L

DAY 4: SCIACCA WINE TASTING/VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES

Depart Palermo and head toward Agrigento. Along the way, enjoy a stop at a famous winery located on the wine road of “Ville Sicane.” Here you will have a typical Sicilian food tasting with wine pairings. After, visit the Park of the “Valley of the Temples,” an archaeological site that represents the Greek presence in Sicily. A local guide will take you on a journey of art and history through these sites. Check-in to the charming Hotel Baglio della Luna in Agrigento and enjoy dinner. B, D

DAY 5: NOTO

Noto is considered the “triumph of Baroque style.” See Val di Noto, the Valley of Noto, a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site known as a treasure of Sicily. Experience the golden color of Noto’s architecture, enjoy breathtaking views of the city at sunset, and stroll through the city center with its magnificent churches and palaces. Continue to Siracusa for dinner at a local restaurant, and check-in to the Hotel Alfeo. B, D

DAY 6: SIRACUSA

Enjoy a walking tour of Siracusa with a local guide as you explore the secrets of ancient Siracusa. Experience the famous Sicilian hospitality at authentic family tavernas hidden among alleyways in Ortigia along the way. This tour will combine wine and culinary experiences with a walk through the most breathtaking monuments of Siracusa, such as Piazza San Rocco, Piazza Duomo, the Jewish district, Santa Lucia Church, and more. Enjoy a food tasting (own expense) featuring fresh fish, bruschetta, homemade pastries, and other typical Sicilian appetizers all paired harmoniously with local wines and liquors. Later, enjoy dinner in Ortigia. B, D

DAY 7: TAORMINA

Today we depart Siracusa and make our way to Taormina. Enjoy stunning views as we drive along the coast of Sicily. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and check-in to the remarkable Hotel Villa Taormina (or sister property, Hotel Taodomus), our home for the next three nights. This charming boutique hotel is minutes from the city center and boasts a beautiful rooftop terrace for the best views in Taormina. B, D

DAY 8: TAORMINA

Explore Taormina on a guided walking tour. The downtown area represents a vast range of historical periods from the early Greek settlements and Roman Age to the remains of Byzantine and Medieval ruins. Visit the Greek Theatre and the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja, and enjoy free time to wander through the public gardens. Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant. B, L

DAY 9: SICILIAN COOKING LESSON

Visit the Taormina Food Market to purchase ingredients from local farmers, butchers, and fishermen for your private cooking class, learning how best to select suitable products for your special menu. With your ingredients ready, head to the kitchen for your lesson. Prepare homemade pasta, fish, and vegetable dishes in true Sicilian style. Then, enjoy the fruits of your labor as you taste the foods from your lesson, paired with regional wines. B, L

DAY 10: AMALFI COAST

Today we say goodbye to beautiful Sicily and fly to mainland Italy. The region of coastline stretching from Sorrento, south of Naples, to Amalfi is called the Amalfi, renowned for its natural beauty and charming hillside towns. On our way from Naples to Sorrento, we will stop at the ancient ruins of Pompeii for a private tour, walking through the ancient streets, forums, baths, and villas dating to 80 B.C. Then, enjoy dinner and unpack at our Sorrento hotel for the next three nights, the 4-star Hotel Regina. B, D

DAY 11: SORRENTO

The day is yours! Just steps from our hotel, explore the city center’s nearby piazzas, shop for souvenirs, take in the surrounding views of the coastline, or simply relax at the hotel. If you're feeling adventurous, take a ferry ride to nearby Capri, or join a guided tour to a surrounding town (these additional excursions not included). Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. B, D

DAY 12: COASTAL DRIVE

Meet your local driver and enjoy a stunning all-day drive along the coastline to discover the jewels of the Amalfi coast. The winding road carved into the sides of mountains offers breathtaking views at every bend. Along the way, relish in the many photo opportunities, as well as stops in Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. The enchanting coves, rocky shores, lemon trees, olive groves, and tiny villages clinging on to plunging cliffs will leave you in awe. Enjoy an included lunch during the tour in Ravello. B, L

DAY 13: RETURN HOME

Our journey comes to a close as we depart Sorrento and head to Naples for our flight home. Arrivederci, Italia! B

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Nights 2-3: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa, Palermo

Night 4: Hotel Baglio della Luna, Agrigento

Nights 5-6: Grande Albergo Alfeo, Siracusa

Nights 7-9: Hotel Villa and Hotel Taodomus, Taormina

Nights 10-12: Hotel Regina, Sorrento


Dates:

  • Depart: May 13, 2025
  • Return: May 25, 2025

Pricing (Per Person):

  • Double: $7299
  • Single: $9499

*Passport required

*Included airfare from STL or MCI (call for other gateway cities)

While rest times and days at leisure are built in, there may be occasions where we'll be walking 2-4 miles per day on this tour. Travelers should be advised that good walking condition is preferred.

Identification:

Valid passport required to travel.

Booking Information:

  • Booking requires a valid passport
  • $500 per person deposit required
  • Includes airfare from St. Louis or Kansas City (call for other gateway cities)

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Terms and Conditions:

Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.

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