Italy (Sicily): See & Experience it ALL in 7 Days, 1st Class Custom Tours
Can This Be Customized?Yes
Fully Guided?All tours are almost
Are Solo Travelers Welcomed?Yes, but there needs to be a minimum of 2 persons to operate this multiday tour
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Dates & Availability for the Next 12 MonthsAny Date w/ 7-Day Notice (some exceptions are made)
► Cooking Class at a Local’s Home
► Exploring 3 of Southern Italy’s Prettiest Towns
► Swimming in Clear Water Alongside a White Cliff
► Hiking Around a Mighty Volcano
► Structures Designed by Greeks Thousands of Years Ago
► Rich Culture
► Delicious Food
► And Much, Much More…
International Airfare *For those holding VIP membership (ask for details)
Lodging *Some restrictions apply
Male or Female Tour Guides
Tours in English
All Ground Transportation
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Dinner x 1
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Day 1: ‘Buongiorno’ from the Largest Island in the Mediterranean
Through the island’s capital city of Palermo, we reach by train our first destination, Cefalu. This coastal town is one of Sicily’s most popular destinations. Despite its size, every year Cefalu attracts millions of tourists from all over Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Cefalu serves as a great first impression of a week-long tour.
Note we will pick you up from the airport or port in Palermo.
Day 2: A Charming Town Filled with Street Life Followed by a Secluded Natural Attraction
Before relocating by train to the hilltop town of Agrigento, we are provided with a guided tour in Cefalu. The town’s architecture, restaurants and vibrant street scene never fail to excite. In the later part of the day, we take a train to Agrigento. After checking into the hotel, we are taken by a private vehicle to a nearby rocky white cliff called Scala dei Turchi. There we swim in clear water.
Day 3: The Greeks Leaving Their Permanent Mark Here
Before relocating by train to the coastal city of Catania, we are provided with a guided tour at Agrigento’s most famous attraction, the Valley of the Temples. This is one of the most outstanding examples of ‘Magna Graecia’ art and architecture. This area was populated by Greek settlers. These settlers, who began arriving in the 8th century BC, brought with them their Hellenic civilization. This left a lasting imprint on the culture of ancient Rome. The Greek settlers also influenced the natives, who quickly adopted the Greek culture as their own. Many locals in this area speak Greek until this very day.
Day 4: Europe's Most Active Stratovolcano & a Traditional Dinner with Mama
As a daytrip from Catania, we are taken by coach and then by cable car to the tallest active volcano in Europe. There we have a self-guided tour. Mount Etna’s current height is 3,357 meters (11,014 feet). This is also one of the world's most active volcanoes. Mount Etna is in an almost constant state of activity. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain. In June 2013, Mount Etna was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The evening ends with a cooking class at a local’s home followed by having dinner together.
Day 5: An Entire Town Listed as a World Heritage Site
We make a daytrip by train from Catania to a 2,700-year-old town called Syracuse. Notable for its rich Greek and Roman history, culture, amphitheaters and architecture, Syracuse is best explored by foot with a private tour guide. Once the largest city in the ancient world, today Syracuse is one of Sicily’s most authentic destinations. Since 2005, the entire town was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Day 6: Sicily’s Oldest Tourist Destination Perched on a Cliff Overlooking the Ionian Sea
Today we make a daytrip by train from Catania to Taormina. This coastal town has been a tourist destination since the 19th century. After the Italian unification, Taormina began to attract well-off tourists from Northern Europe. Taormina quickly became a welcoming haven for artists. This town is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, Taormina has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants and antique shops.
Day 7: Our Tour Ends This Morning
Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport or port in Catania.
This Sicily tour with CharlieTheTraveler was amazing!! Loved the itinerary, the guides were amazing, and the whole process was efficient and smooth. I definitely appreciated not having to plan anything before leaving, because Charlie takes care of it all. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience a memorable trip!!
I’m so glad I decided to book this trip at the last minute, it was so much fun. I particularly liked visiting the various towns in Sicily, I loved learning about their culture. Charlie does a good job at creating tours that give a taste of many things that the island has to offer, which I love!! Great trip with great people:)
This is my third tour with Charlie and once AGAIN, I am not disappointed. This Sicily trip, just like his other tours I’ve been on, is well organized and saves you from the stress of planning everything by yourself. The activities were super fun, the Valley of the Temples was especially super cool.
CharlieTheTraveler was an excellent company to travel with. My family and I loved everything included in this Sicily tour, we couldn’t have asked for better. The whole thing was well organized, and Charlie always made sure we had everything needed. He was also quick at answering our requests, which made me trust him and his abilities even more.
This Sicily tour was amazing. It’s my first time booking with CharlieTheTraveler and I loved how everything worked out. The guides were polite and knowledgeable, I felt very safe the entire time, and the activities were varied. If you’re looking for a travel company to take you to a place like Sicily, Charlie is your guy.
If you have the chance to go on this tour, just do it. Don’t think too much about it and do it. Because you won’t regret it. Charlie is amazing at planning tours like these, and this Sicily tour is just as great as his other ones (take it from someone who has been on a few other of his tours). I love his tour because I just get to travel stress-free since I know he already has everything taken care of. I recommend CharlieTheTraveler to anyone who hates to plan trips on their own time:))
If you’re looking for a mix of adventure and learning about culture, this might just be the tour you’re looking for. Sicily has so much to offer and in my opinion, Charlie manages to capture just that in this tour he offers. I especially liked how well-timed everything was, I didn’t feel rushed and feel like I got plenty of time to explore the places we visited. Thank you for the unforgettable trip Charlie!!
Charlie’s tours are the best, because they’re not too busy, but you also get to try a variety of things. In my opinion, it was also the case with this Sicily tour. I thought it was very fun and I’ll definitely remember this week for the rest of my life. I also have to mention that Charlie is the best at going out of his way to make sure you have everything needed. A situation happened during the trip, but Charlie was quick to get it fixed. I’m thankful for him and this trip!
Sicily is one of these hidden gems from Europe that you don’t hear much about… so it’s great that this tour allows people to explore it!! I heard about Sicily a while back and have wanted to visit it ever since, and I’m glad I went with Charlie’s company to do so. The itinerary was super fun and varied, the guides were great, the accommodations were lovely. Charlie really knows what he does. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore cute European towns.
Sicily, I’ll sure miss you. This tour by CharlieTheTraveler was amazing, I’m glad I went. I loved how the whole process was very smooth, Charlie does a great job at simplifying everything for you. Even throughout the trip I knew I could count on him if needed. The itinerary was well built, I wouldn’t have changed anything to it! My lovely experience in Sicily just makes me want to hop on another plane to go do another one of Charlie’s tours, like right now haha. It was great, I really recommend it (both this tour and Charlie’s company in general).
This Sicily tour is just what I needed after my breakup with my ex. I just decided to search up tours online and came across this Sicily one of Charlie’s. Read some good reviews, so I thought, Why not? And now here I am writing one of these good reviews haha. But for real, this tour was super fun, super lovely, I had a fantastic time. It really allows you to explore one of Italy’s most beautiful islands. If you get the chance to go on this tour, I recommend you to do so!
Charlie is a wonderful planner and a wonderful human being. I had a great time in Sicily because of those two elements! Charlie took great care of us and planned an unforgettable trip. I really enjoyed hiking Mount Etna, it was unlike anything I had seen before. It definitely inspired me to do more hiking in Europe in the near future. All that to say, I highly recommend this tour.
This was my first time booking with an independent tour company, and I did not regret it. Charlie is an expert at creating unforgettable experiences through his tours, I’ll remember this trip for a long time. I loved exploring the different towns across Sicily, it was culturally enriching. I also felt very safe, which allowed me to enjoy my trip even more. If you’re looking for a company of this sort, I can ensure you that Charlie has got you properly covered.
I had an amazing time in Sicily. Cute little towns, ocean views, hiking… just my type of trip. I enjoyed every second of it. CharlieTheTraveler is a great company to travel with, I had no issues whatsoever. The communication was quick and clear, and the guides were very nice. I’d definitely book with them again.
My kids and I loved this Sicily trip. Charlie did an amazing job at making it memorable and fun. The guides were great, they were always making us laugh and giving us interesting information. My kids could not get enough of it. That helped make the trip even better. We’ll be booking with Charlie again that’s for sure.
I highly recommend booking with Charlie and this tour. Sicily is a beautiful place. This trip allows you to explore its towns will being well accompanied by trustworthy guides. Charlie always made sure we had everything we needed which was great, his communication was great. I wouldn’t hesitate to book another one of his trips!
This tour was super fun! CharlieTheTraveler is a great company to book with if you’re looking for an organized trip that saves you time in planning. Sicily was a pretty place to visit, I loved every second of it. The simpleness and Charlie’s professionalism made everything so much better. I recommend!
I’ve always loved booking with Charlie. His tours are well organized, he picks the best guides, and the accommodations are perfect. I will remember this Sicily tour for the rest of my life, it was truly magical! Cute little towns, great hiking experience, swimming opportunities. Just my type of trip:)
What I love the most about this tour is that all you need to do is book it, sit back and relax. Charlie takes care of everything from that point on (except for your flight of course, that’s your responsibility). Planning everything takes so much time, I love that I can trust Charlie to do to it for me! Sicily was an amazing experience, thanks to this company’s professionalism.
My partner and I loved our experience with Charlie on this tour! I was impressed with how well everything was organized. The tours for Sicily were super fun thanks to great guides. We also felt very safe, which I think is the most important when it comes to traveling abroad. I personally loved getting the opportunity to see how traditional food is made over there, since I’m such a foodie. I recommend this company to any travel lover!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Financing Offered for This Tour?
A 4-installment payment plan is available, often with 0 percent interest to those with at least decent credit. Ask us for details. Our luxury-oriented and itinerary-packed “Sicily: See & Experience it ALL in 7 Days, First Class Traveling” tour is available for $2,307 USD per person. This price includes all transportation, except flights. It also includes English-speaking tour guides, food, all activities and all entry fees. If you would like lodging included for all nights on this tour, then the combined (transportation, tour guides, food, activities, entry fees and lodging) total would be $3,027 USD per person. This price is based on 2 per room and is offered to those booking at least 6 weeks in advance. Note that whereas there is no fee associated with paying by check, there is a 3.5 percent surcharge for payments made by credit card. We accept both forms of payment. Moving forward, to better understand your specific circumstances and wishes, and for us to accurately quote you, please tell us:
1. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
2. Where would you be flying from (and back to)?
3. On what date would you like to leave home?
4. Would you like to extend the duration of this tour so you have some free days just to relax? If you have 1 extra day, then we recommend Cefalu. If you have 2, then we recommend 1 in Cefalu and 1 in Catania.
What’s Excluded in the Price?
Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Although airfare is not included in the price, we will find you the exact flights you need. Just ask.
Are Domestic Flights Needed for This Tour?
At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?
Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.
Night 1: Cefalu, Preferred Accommodation: Sea Palace or Sunset Hotel
Night 2: Agrigento, Preferred Accommodation: Colleverde Park Hotel or Doric Bed Boutique Hotel
Nights 3-6: Catania, Preferred Accommodation: Hotel NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi or Hotel Nettuno or Plaza Hotel
Is This a Private or Group Tour?
The daytrip to Mount Etna is shared with other travelers. The rest of this tour is exclusive to you and whomever else you may book on behalf of. Note we cannot guarantee our tour guide specifically at Mount Etna will speak English.
Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?
Your room is exclusive to you and whomever is in your party. Strangers (meaning customers who book on the same start date but do not know each other) do not share rooms on this tour. On a side note, please let us know if you and the other person(s) in your booking want separate rooms.
What is the Age Range & Nationality of the People Who Book This Tour?
Although we get customers of all ages and from several countries, our statistics show most people who book are 30 to 65 years old and from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are Kids Allowed on This Tour & Are They Charged the Same as Adults?
We welcome your kids specifically and only when the tour is exclusive to you and your group-meaning other customers are not joining you. We define kids as anyone under 18 years old. In order to make the tour exclusive to you and your group, your booking would need to be for 4 persons or more for any of our tours except Iceland. For our Iceland tour, your booking would need to be for 8 persons or more. Regarding the cost of bringing a non-adult, we do deduct from the total based on the amount of activities you request we remove from the tour. Note that reducing the total price of the tour by removing activities is something offered for non-adults only. Adults can opt out of activities but the total price does not change.
How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?
We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. However, we do hope you take into consideration this is a very active tour, just like every other tour we offer.
Are Disabled People Allowed on This Tour?
Please let us know about any disability you have. Some disabilities would not affect you taking this tour. Others would prevent you from joining altogether. Although we want all of our customers to have fun, your safety is our first priority.
Do I Get Any Free Time to Myself?
Of course. Once each day’s tour is over, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. Because our tours tend to be very active, our customers typically want to simply relax once the sun sets.
What Happens If I Arrive Late?
Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.
Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?
Generally speaking, you can opt out as long as we are given adequate notice. Please note that opting out of certain activities does not reduce the price of this tour.
What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?
We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. Partial refunds are not offered if you cannot continue with the tour. However, most travel insurances reimburse you for such situations. This is one of many reasons why we require our customers to purchase travel insurance before taking this tour.
What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?
To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.
What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?
In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of very poor weather conditions, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.
How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?
You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email is more like a timetable combined with important contact information.
Is There Anything Out of the Ordinary I Should Bring on This Trip?
Bring a waterproof case for your identification card and credit cards (when swimming). Also, bring water shoes. On a different note, you may need to bring adapters for your electronic devices.
Is CharlieTheTraveler Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?
The owner of the travel license is the same owner of CharlieTheTraveler. Charlie is a California born and bred resident. The company is headquartered in Greater Los Angeles. The registration number is CST 2136740-70. Please note that travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also please note that California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.
Are the Tour Guides Licensed & Will They Be With Me the Entire Time?
Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance.
Are We Required to Have Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is required for all of our customers, for their protection and safety. CharlieTheTraveler does not sell travel insurance. We cannot endorse any specific company. Please check out different companies online and go with the one which offers the most comprehensive coverage.
In Which Language(s) is This Tour Offered?
All of our tours are offered in English. If you prefer another language, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can We Customize This Tour?
Although we are open to customizing this tour to fit your liking, as a general rule, we discourage the practice. We do our best to keep the cost of the tour low. The more we customize it, the quicker the price goes up. As our tour is currently advertised, you absolutely will not find another one out there as packed with activities and attractions. What’s more, you will not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year, and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.
Do We Need to Get Our Own Transportation to and From the Airport?
Absolutely not. We make the arrangements for you.
Is Someone Available for Us 24-7 While on This Tour?
Yes! You have your own concierge for this tour who is at your disposal. You could reach this person when you need anything.
Where Can I Read About All of Your Terms & Conditions?
Why Our Tours Beat Competition
- We routinely pick up the phone and otherwise respond to messages quickly and thoroughly.
- We do not cancel because of group size turnout, unlike with most competitors.
- Virtually no company offers multiday tours as comprehensive as ours. This is a verifiable fact.
- We do not charge solo travelers single supplements for the tours.
- For most of our tours, you can start on any date.
- We have hundreds of 5-star reviews online.
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