The best of Sicily Tour

10 DAYS SMALL GROUP TOUR OF SICILY FOR OVER 50

Sicily Small Group Tour

Want to explore the best of Sicily from  iconic attractions to the lesser-known places with the locals? Click to learn more about The Best Of Sicily Tour!

How To See Sicily With A Small Group Tour

Are you dreaming of seeing the best of Sicily and doing it with a small group of like-minded people over 50? You landed in the right place! Read what guests say about the Rocky Travel Best of Sicily Tour.

  • Beautiful Sicilian Cities and Small Villages! From Catania to Taormina, Cefalù, Palermo, San Angelo Muxaro, Agrigento, Syracuse with Ortigia and Ragusa Ibla. These are just a few of the best Sicilian places we will be visiting.  Click to see the Sicily Trip Dates + Trip Itinerary 2025.
  • Stunning Temples and Archeological Sites! We will be visiting some of the most significant UNESCO World Heritage archeological sites, that date back to a few thousands of years B.C. The Valley of the Temples, Syracuse Neapolis Roman Theatre, the Taormina Greek Theatre and more sites. 
  • Exquisite Sicilian Foodif you like Italian Food you will love Sicily! This is the home of the most delicious pasta dishes and excellent home-cooking. From seafood dishes, and select wines, to citrus, almonds, pistachios, chocolates, pastries: Sicilian cannoli and granite. For food lovers, Sicily is the best place in Italy. See what to expect on our Best Of Sicily Tour.
Sicily Small Group Tours

Our Small Group Tour In The Best Of Sicily Trip 2023


What Our Tour Guests Say - Testimonials!

Here are a few of the many testimonials we received from our lovely guests. On this page you have access to live testimonials (2-4 min) and listen what these ladies say about our Sicily Tour. Or read tour reviews.

Best Of Sicily Tour Testimonials

MORE TESTIMONIALS

My friend and I traveled with Michela on the Best of Sicily Tour in May-June of 2019 and what an awesome trip it was! We had not been to Sicily before and this trip showcased the beautiful island in a wonderful way. I felt like we were truly off the beaten path with the excursions and destinations. There were many delightful experiences and one of my favorites was the visit to the small town of Sant' Angelo Muxaro near Agrigento. We explored this charming town of about 1,200 people and then had lunch with a local family. The lunch was outstanding and the family was so welcoming. A lot of what we ate came right from their garden and it was delicious. Another favorite was our visit to the Villa Romana del Casale where we saw beautiful mosaic tiles. We had the best guides-Palermo resident and knowledgeable guide Alessandro and bus driver Sergio from Agrigento were so kind. You could tell they were proud of their island and happy to show it off. Michela was great, very responsive before and during the trip. I would highly recommend this Sicily Tour and loved the fact that it was a small group tour of 10 people, many of whom were seasoned, active hikers and walkers. A perfect vacation!

LAUREL PALMER | St. Augustin, USA

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Sicily. Travelling with Rocky Travel was so easy and well-organized. Michela and our local guide Angela always ensured we had enough time to see everything while bonding with other women travelling in the group. The accommodations were well chosen and often located where walking into town during our free time was easy. While in Sicily in May 2023, we had to deal with bad weather, cancel some of our excursions, and replace them with new tours. This was done without any downtime and with options that exceeded my expectations. My experience with Rocky Travel in Sicily was super good, and I highly recommend any tours organized by Rocky Travel.

MARIE-JOSÉe Vinet | Toronto, CANADA

The Best of Sicily Tour was a perfectly planned trip. It hit all the highlights, as well as those out of the way places and local people that you will never find in guidebooks or online. It was with a very comfortable minibus with a friendly group of 10. Our guide, Alessandro, was well informed and entertaining who kept us on schedule along with a superb driver Sergio, both Sicilians. Michela, the trip organizer, also Italian, was extremely helpful and made sure everything ran smoothly. It was a fabulous introduction to Sicily, and I highly recommend it, especially if you are not familiar with Sicily. Very reasonably priced and good value for money. For sure I’ll be back.

VIVIEN TROY | New York, USA

This Sicily small-group tour is an ideal introduction to Sicily's many and varied attractions, ranging from architecture to food to archaeology. Zoom calls beforehand meant I already knew the other participants when it started. The meals were an excellent introduction to Sicilian cuisine. The tour guide was outstanding, and her local knowledge gave us valuable insights into many aspects of Sicilian culture, history and food. Poor weather meant some of the attractions were closed. Our tour leaders, Michela and Angela, organised excellent replacement activities using local contacts and insider knowledge. I definitely recommend this tour to solo female travellers 50+ who want to visit a more unusual destination and make new friends. This was my first tour, and I wondered if I'd like it. I'm now a big fan of small group tours with hand-picked like-minded travellers. I'll be looking out for more!

Marion Halliday | Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

Michela, Angela and Francesco did their best to create and provide a lovely tour of Sicily. Patience and attentiveness were well executed throughout the trip, and no questions were left unanswered. The knowledge demonstrated throughout was much appreciated, especially when we needed to shift gears due to weather concerns. I highly recommend this tour by Rocky Travel. Michela, the organiser, and Angela’s tour guide expertise were exceptional.

ChARMAINE HARKINS | West Hartford, USA

DETAILS OF THE BEST OF SICILY TOUR 2025

Sicily Eolian Islands

A View of The Eolian Island Basin from Vulcano Island

Who Is This Guided Sicily Tour Good For?


  • You are active, 50+ and like the idea of exploring Sicily with a small group of like-minded travellers. 
  • You are fit and love walking on all terrains: cities, and in the outdoors.  
  • You love exquisite Sicilian Food: and are keen to try out the delicious Sicilian Food while on tour. 
Majestic Valley of the Temples Sicily

Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily

The Best Of Sicily Trip - Dates & Itinerary

Sicily Trip Dates 12th - 21st May 2025 (10 days/9nights)

  • DAY 1 - PICK UP AT CATANIA TRAIN STATION
    Exploring Sicily's most picturesque town, Taormina, with its Teatro Greco (Greek theatre) and views of Mount Etna. A walking tour, free time. We drive to Milazzo on the northern coast, check-in at the hotel and have a welcome dinner together.
  • DAY 2  - A DAY AT THE EOLIAN ISLANDS
    Transfer by ferry and day out to exploring Lipari + Vulcano. Walking to the crater and/or Hot Bath Mud Springs, or free walk at the beach. After reaching Cefalù late afternoon we check-in at the hotel and have free time.
  • DAY 3- CEFALÙ + MONREALE 
    Enjoy a morning walking tour of Cefalù and a visit to the Monreale Cathedral (Palermo) in the afternoon.
  • DAY 4 - EXPLORING PALERMO
    We go on a morning walking tour of the city with a street food tour, and a guided walking tour of the city. Free time to enjoy Palermo in the afternoon, with aperitivo time, dinner, etc.
  • DAY 5 - VISIT THE AGRIGENTO TEMPLES REGION
    A full day exploring the Valley of Temples, the most significant archaeological site in the world. Visit St. Angelo Muxaro village with various food-testings and a guided walk of the village. We have a home-cooked lunch with a local family.
  • DAY 6 - RAGUSA IBLA + PIAZZA ARMERINA 
    Dive into the Sicily's 2 Unesco world heritage sites. We spend the day here visiting the Roman Villas in Piazza Armerina and old Ragusa Ibla.
  • DAY 7 - ISPICA CAVES' TREK + SENSORY HERBS EXPERIENCE
    A easy to moderate trek across the green canyon between Modica and Ispica. Food and Wine tastings. A visit of Scicli with a special sensorial experience in a herbs-farm.
  • DAY 8 - VISIT NOTO + NOTO ANTICA 
    We visit an archaeological area and baroque township of NOTO, another UNESCO World Heritage site. we explore the new Noto, and the surroundings area. In the afternoon we reach Syracuse and visit the Neapolis archeological site.
  • DAY 9 SYRACUSE + ORTIGIA
    We spend one and half day along the stunning South East coast of Sicily, visiting Syracuse and the beauty of medieval and baroque architecture of Ortigia. Street Markets, Food Testing + Walking Tour of Ortigia. Farewell Dinner in Ortigia.
  • DAY 10 - TRANSFER TO CATANIA AIRPORT
    End of the tour and privare bus transfer to the Catania Airport or Catania Train Station. 

Our Best Of Sicily Tour Images from Previous Sicily Trips


To get a better idea of what the experience on tour with our Best Sicily Trip is all about, click to watch these short videos interviews with our guests on tour.
Palermo cathedral

Majestic Palermo Cathedral

Ragusa Ibla Sicily

Ragusa Ibla

Tour Details For The 10-day Best Of Sicily Trip

TOUR PRICE STRUCTURE + CONDITIONS FOR 10 days and 9 nights


Prices: € 3.050* with 12 participants in double/twin-bed room.***

Prices: € 3.260* with 10 participants in double/twin-bed room.***

Prices: € 3.580* with 8 participants in double/twin-bed room. *** 


*We aim to have 12 participants on this tour! However, our tour company has agreed to run the tour also in the case that we have a lower number of participants. With 8 participants, the price would be € 3.580/person.

***For a double room for single use add € 430. If you are a woman, we can pair you with another female guest to avoid the upgrade.

Please take a look at all inclusions and exclusions, as stated here below!

What the Tour Price includes:

  • 9 Overnights* in 4*** Hotels with Cont. Breakfast.
  • 3 Dinners At The Hotels (drinks excluded).
  • 1 Welcome Dinner in Taormina (in a restaurant incl. drinks).
  • 1 Farewell Dinner in Siracusa(in a restaurant, incl. drinks).
  • Street Food Tour and Walking Tour + Lunch. (Day 4).
  • Home-made cooked Lunch with a family. (Day 5).
  • 1 x Local Produce + 1 x Cheese Tastings. (Day 5).
  • 1 x Ice Cream tasting. (Day 6).
  • Trek Guide of Ispica's Caves. (Day 7).
  • Food & Wine tastings + Lunch. (Day 7).
  • Sensorial Nursery Experience in Scicli. (Day 8).
  • Food & Cheese Tastings. (Day 9).
  • All National Parks, Heritage Sites entrances. (+90 €).
  • All Group Transfers in Modern Coach to/from Hotels(incl. the pick up at Catania Rail Station and Drop-off at Catania Airport).
  • All Outdoor Guided Walks and Excursions.
  • Ferry to Aeolian Islands (Milazzo-Lipari-Vulcano-Milazzo).
  • English Speaking Tour Leaders & Drivers. 

 Extra Bonuses included in the Tour Price:

  • 3 Live Zoom Group Calls: Tips/advice for booking int. to Italy + domestic connections, travel insurance, things to know about Sicily.
  • Sicily Trip Planning Support with Q&A + EMAIL via email or in our Facebook Group and on Live Zoom Call.
  • Sicily Trip Preparation: domestic connections, hotel bookings, what to pack + wear for the trip, eSim, and much more.
  • A Private Facebook Group For Tour Membersfor info exchange, Q&A about Sicily Trip, recorded live Calls, and Videos.
  • A WhatsApp Private Group For Tour Members : from 1 month prior the start of our Sicily Tour, during and after the trip.

What this Tour Price does not include

  • International Flights to/from Italy + Domestic Flights to/from Catania.
  • International Travel Insurance for Italy. (this is requested and to participate in our tours).
  • City Tax imposed by city councils (about 2.50  per night/hotel to be paid at each hotel. Stand as per June 2024)
  • 2% Charge for payment of deposit + Balance with credit/debit card  (if you prefer you can pay via bank transfer)
  • Tips for Tour leaders & Driver. (optional and at your discretion).
  • Everything which is not listed below "tour prices includes" is automatically excluded.

Info about Booking the Best Of Sicily Tour

Deposit and bookings. Payment of the full deposit of € 750 will reserve your space on the Best of Sicily Tour 2025. This Tour with dates 12-21 May 2025 is confirmed.*
*Please note that you must arrive in Catania at the latest on Sunday May 11th, since we start early on Monday 12th.

*If you have any questions, before sending an email, first 👉 CHECK THESE FAQs 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACE ON TOUR

✅ Pay the deposit of € 750** to save your space: last 3 Spaces available!!!*

✅ Balance is due in the first half of December 2024.

* The Best of Sicily Tour 2025 is confirmed. ** We add 2% charge for payment with credit/debit card.

CLICK THE "PAY BUTTON" TO SAVE YOUR SPACE 👇

* By booking your space on tour you confirm that you've read and agreed to our Tours Terms & Conditions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR BEST OF SICILY TRIP

Have questions? Read the FAQs. Or send your questions by filling in this inquiry form.

When DO I NEED TO PAY THE DEPOSIT?

The payment of the initial deposit of € 150  confirms your space on tour. Only upon confirmation of the tour (min 8 pax) you'll pay € 600. 

 

CAN I CANCEL MY TOUR RESERVATION ?

Due to the nature of our boutique small group tours, you cannot cancel your reservation after paying the initial € 150. You get a full refund if the tour has not met the minimum of 8 pax.

 

WHEN DO YOU OFFER A FULL REFUND?

A full refund of the deposit is offered if the tour does not achieve the minimum of 8 people.

DO I NEED TRAVEL & MED INSURANCE?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for all tour participants on our tours. You need to look into international travel insurance to cover any potential incidents or injuries that may occur in Italy, as well as flight and tour cancellation due to illness or force majeure. For more info, see our
Travel Insurance Guide For Over 50.

 

WHAT'S THE CONVERSION IN USD?

To get a price conversion from Eur to USD or AUD, or any currency please use a currency converter like xe.com. Rates fluctuate and change every day. Your credit card will process the payment and convert the amount in Euro into your own currency.

 

THE BEST WAY TO GET TO SICILY

Flying from the US or from AUS, you will need to land in Rome or Milano and from there take a domestic flight to Catania, Sicily. Alternatively you can also consider Munich airport, or Zurich Airport or London and from there fly into Catania. All of the above EU airports have several daily flights to Catania.

 

WHAT IS THE COST FOR OTHER MEALS?

5 dinners, 4 lunches + several tastings are included in the tour price, see details of what's included in the tour price. Other meals are at your charge. The average cost for a meal, at a restaurant in Sicily is between 15-30 Euro.

 

Are FLIGHTS INCLUED IN THE PRICE?

International and domestic flights to/from Catania are not included in the tour price. We can help providing info and advice about the best flight connections for domestic flights as well as international flight to Italy.

 

WHAT'S THE STANDARD OF THE HOTELS?

We stay in 4 stars hotels, and most have a swimming pool too. We stay in six different hotels: in Taormina, in Cefalu, in Palermo (2 nights), in Agrigento, near Ragusa (2 nights) and in Siracusa (2 nights). You can see details of the hotels from a 15-page tour brochure that you get when you sign up for the tour.

 

IS THIS TOUR A WOMEN-ONLY TOUR?

While we prioritise women on this tour, this is not a women-only tour, our Best of Sicily Trip is open to all travellers over 50.

 

DO I NEED TO WALK ALL THE TIME?

Yes, there are also optional walks, however  you must be able to walk comfortably in nature on uneven surfaces, with stones, and small rocks. 

THE AVERAGE length of the WALKS

We will walk for an average of about 3-7 km per day. This includes walking in towns, sightseeing, walking and food tours, visiting archeological sites, and in the outdoors.

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More Testimonials!

We came together, all females from Canada and America except for one lucky male person (me) from Australia. Michela had provided beforehand, full information on what to expect on the trip. Then on the weeks leading up to the trip a few tour blogs. So, by the time we were sitting down for our first “get to know each other” dinner, we were well on the way for making new friendships.  Michela had also provided last-minute tips, for example, an overview of Catania, recommended hotels to stay at and the best way into town from the airport. If possible, do a small tour group like the Rocky Travel Best Of Sicily Tour. That way, you have better customer service, and the little bus provides greater mobility, while the unavoidable toilet stops are not as long.  The Rocky Travel Sicily Tour touts for the active and adventurous type which suited me and most of the others on tour, so I was with like-minded people! This Sicily Tour had a right balance of organised activities and free time. In Palermo there were too many activities for one day, so, a bit rushed.  I also found the location and standard of the hotels on tour excellent. 

JAMES BURKE | Perth, Western Australia

The Rocky Travel Best of Sicily Tour, more than lived up to the promise of its name. Our small group visited major cities and towns such as Palermo, Syracusa, and Taormina. Unusual and beautiful places in nature were important destinations as well, including treks on Sicily’s iconic Mt Etna and through other dramatic landscapes. World-famous and less well-known, but fascinating, archaeological ruins and other sites also were part of our wonderful trip, including the Greek temples in Agrigento and the fascinating Ispica Cave with its ancient necropolis and dwellings carved into the hillside.  And, one thing I liked was that Rocky Travel made sure we had authentic experiences. Two that stand out are the Palermo “street food” tour, led by a local guide, Raffaella. We tasted delicious and authentic Sicilian tidbits, got to relax around a special set-up table, and we even met the gracious cooks who made those treats.  The second was the lunch prepared by a family in a lovely, very un-touristy hilltop village, San Angelo Muxaro. Among my most favourite memories are those from the beautifully situated seaside city of Syracusa, with its rich Greek and Roman history, culture and archaeological sites and its numerous medieval and baroque architectural treasures.  Amazingly, you can see all these different cultures on one place: the baroque Cathedral in Syracusa’s historic center, which incorporates Doric columns from a 5thc BC Greek temple. The Cathedral and the other stunning architecture in the surrounding square are especially magical when lit up at night. I’ll always remember this scene and many more from the tour.
I’d recommend Rocky Travel to anyone who likes active travel with small groups and who is interested in really getting to know Sicily and all its cultural, historic and natural aspects. Michela, our organizer, Alessandro, our Sicily expert guide and our wonderful driver, Sergio were incredibly helpful and informative throughout the trip planning and during the journey.

Mary Kelly  | Washington, USA

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