Sicily Signature

7 days from $3,626 per person*
  • Private guided tour to the ruins in Segesta and Trapani's salt pans.
  • Explore Mount Etna, and the Craters of Silestri, with private guide.
  • Discover Taormina and its Greek-Roman amphitheater.
  • Tour the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Only in Sicily can you commune with the culture of Hellenic antiquity, the grandeur of the Middle Ages and the marvels of the Renaissance all forged by a dozen civilizations.

Sicily is not just a destination, it is an island crammed with glorious architecture, marvelous landscapes and gastronomical delights almost too good to be believed. Wander rolling hills dotted with olive groves and eucalyptus trees and stroll markets where the people are as colorful as the produce. Journey to the past as you visit wondrous Greek ruins with Mt. Etna rising in the distance. At night, relax in well-appointed accommodations that offer style and comfort.

Meet your private guide and driver and head for the Tasca D’Almerita estate, where you’ll tour an olive grove and vineyard with a wonderful tasting in both. Visit the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia in Monte Pelligrino and enjoy spectacular views of the bay of Palermo. Wander through the Greek theater in Taormina and take in the sweeping vistas of the sea below. Spend the day experiencing Mount Etna up close and personal with your own naturalist guide. Glimpse the Craters of Silvestri and the wonderful scenic gorges of Alcantara. Ascend to the main crater by cable car and experience the thrill of getting intimate with an active volcano. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Palermo
    Palermo
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Assistant(2)
    • Italy - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Palermo
    Palermo
    • Private - Segesta, Erice & Trapani (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 3 Palermo to Agrigento
    Palermo to Agrigento
    • Palermo - Agrigento [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Visit of the Valley of the Temples & Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 4 Agrigento to Taormina
    Agrigento to Taormina
    • Agrigento - Taormina [with Piazza Armerina and Enna] - Vehicle/Local Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 5 Taormina
    Taormina
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide(10)
  • Day 6 Taormina
    Taormina
    • Private - Etna, Alcantara & Randazzo (7hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(2)
  • Day 7 Taormina
    Taormina
    • Taormina - Catania [Airport, 45 mins] - Vehicle/Driver (2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Palermo

Your English speaking driver- assistant will be waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. He will accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*)

Once a convent and church, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is located in the heart of Palermo, Sicily. Each of the 127 rooms offers different views of the city. The rooms have their own separate design and personality, but all of them aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. Two bars and a restaurant provide the guests with delicious food and drinks and the fitness center keeps the guests moving, yet relaxed at the same time. In the middle of the hotel is the Old Cloister; a sitting area with a fountain as its focus.

Palermo
Palermo
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Day 2: Palermo

This morning, meet your private guide and driver at your hotel and then depart for Segesta, an ancient town with ruins from the 5th century BC located on the top of Monte Barbaro. Here you will visit the wonderfully preserved Doric Temple and the Theatre of Segesta. Afterward you will continue with your driver escort to Erice which was one of the few Sicilian towns which had a typical medieval past. There you will have time to explore, as well as have lunch (not included). Next you will continue on to the Trapani's coast lined with salt pans. After completion, you will be returned to your hotel in Palermo. No admissions included.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*)
Theatre of Segesta
Theatre of Segesta

Day 3: Palermo - Agrigento

Enjoy a private transfer with vehicle and driver to Agrigento.

Meet up with your guide in Agrigento for a three hour guided tour visiting the magnificent Valley of the Temples, scenery of extraordinary beauty, amongst the imposing Greek ruins, the Garden of the Kolymbetra and the Necropolis. Includes transportation and entrance for Valley of Temples.

Accommodation: Hotel Della Valle (4*)

Set in 5,000 square metres of lush gardens, the Hotel Della Valle is spread over four storeys and is located 1.5 kilometres from Agrigento centre and four kilometres from the beach. The hotel's 115 guestrooms have modern decor with patterned fabrics and dark wood furnishings; all include air conditioning, internet connections, and satellite television. The hotel extends to a palm-flanked outdoor pool and houses two restaurants; the amphitheatre hosts regular entertainment.

Agrigento
Agrigento
Hotel Della Valle
Hotel Della Valle

Day 4: Agrigento - Taormina

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Agrigento and continue to Piazza Armerina to view the extraordinary floor mosaics in the Roman Villa del Casale with your local guide. The famed Roman mosaics housed in this third-century villa are among the best preserved in the world, depicting scenes from everyday life. Scenes include children at play and big game hunts showing some of the exotic African animals brought to Rome for gladiator games. Then arrive in Enna to visit accompanied by your local guide. This town offers plenty of ancient Greek and cultural attractions. Among the most dominant structures in Enna, the Cathedral takes a central position as in the rest of the Sicily - a work of the Baroque Architecture, the Cathedral was built in the 14th century and features elaborate architectural and artistic adornments which were carried out at different times over the centuries. Drop off at your hotel in Taormina. Entrance fee included.

Accommodation: San Domenico Palace (5*)

The San Domenico Palace Hotel is located in Taormina and offers its guests a wonderful and enchanting atmosphere. A former 14th century monastery, the hotel offers views of incomparable beauty, as described by Goethe in 1767. San Domenico Palace Hotel has 105 rooms in total, including 15 exclusive suites, spread over two wings of the building. Guests can enjoy cloisters and manicured gardens, a pool-side outdoor area, a wellness center, fitness area and tennis court, in addition to restaurants, including the Principe Cerami with its gourmet cuisine.

Taormina
Taormina
San Domenico Palace Hotel
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Day 5: Taormina

Enjoy a 4 hour walking tour of the historical centre of Taormina, famous for its Greek-Roman amphitheatre and its enchanting view of the Ionic sea and Mt Etna. Let your Guide know your particular interests and he/she will help you discover the city in a new way.

Accommodation: San Domenico Palace (5*)
Taormina
Taormina

Day 6: Taormina

Enjoy a full day tour with your private vehicle and naturalist driver-guide to the Mount Etna area, visiting the Craters of Silvestri. This tour takes you first to the Alcantara, a natural wonderland of scenic gorges. Continue to the medieval town of Randazzo. The journey continues up to the Craters of Silvestri (at 1,900 metres) and to the slopes of Mt. Etna. You will also be given an opportunity to ascend to the area of the main crater by cable car and jeep which takes around 2 hours (Not included in tour price, approximately 40 euro per person).

Accommodation: San Domenico Palace (5*)
Mount Etna
Mount Etna

Day 7: Taormina

Relax on your private transfer to Catania (airport) from your Taormina hotel.

Accommodation:
Taormina Bay
Taormina Bay
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa (4*): Palermo

Once a convent and church, the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is located in the heart of Palermo, Sicily. Each of the 127 rooms offers different views of the city. The rooms have their own separate design and personality, but all of them aim to provide maximum comfort, from the most exclusive suite to the snuggest single room. Two bars and a restaurant provide the guests with delicious food and drinks and the fitness center keeps the guests moving, yet relaxed at the same time. In the middle of the hotel is the Old Cloister; a sitting area with a fountain as its focus.

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Hotel Della Valle (4*): Agrigento

Set in 5,000 square metres of lush gardens, the Hotel Della Valle is spread over four storeys and is located 1.5 kilometres from Agrigento centre and four kilometres from the beach. The hotel's 115 guestrooms have modern decor with patterned fabrics and dark wood furnishings; all include air conditioning, internet connections, and satellite television. The hotel extends to a palm-flanked outdoor pool and houses two restaurants; the amphitheatre hosts regular entertainment.

Hotel Della Valle
Hotel Della Valle

San Domenico Palace (5*): Taormina

The San Domenico Palace Hotel is located in Taormina and offers its guests a wonderful and enchanting atmosphere. A former 14th century monastery, the hotel offers views of incomparable beauty, as described by Goethe in 1767. San Domenico Palace Hotel has 105 rooms in total, including 15 exclusive suites, spread over two wings of the building. Guests can enjoy cloisters and manicured gardens, a pool-side outdoor area, a wellness center, fitness area and tennis court, in addition to restaurants, including the Principe Cerami with its gourmet cuisine.

San Domenico Palace Hotel
San Domenico Palace Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Vanessa Oquendo — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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