The best of Sicily on a 10-day Tour

 An amazing Sicily Roundtrip

Want to explore the best of Sicily from  iconic attractions to the lesser-known treasures of the largest Italy's island? Here is our BEST OF SICILY TOUR 2020!


​How to see the best of ​Sicily on a guided Tour

Sicily has been a crossroads and a crucible of different cultures and civilisations that through centuries have moulded the Mediterranean Culture. From Greek temples to baroque palazzos to Norman churches, Sicily's rich heritage is deeply steeped in its magical landscapes, its colourful lifestyle and its exquisite cuisine. Here is just a taste of what you will be exploring on our guided tour of Sicily.

Beauful Sicilian Cities and Small Villages: ​from Catania to Cefalù, Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse and Ortigia and Ragusa Ibla. These are just a few of the Sicilian cities that we will be visiting, not to mention the beautiful Aeolian Island with Vulcano and Lipari.

Stunning Temples and Archeological Sites​: s​ee some of the most significant archeological sites of the world, that date back to a few thousands of years B.C.

Exquisite Sicilian Food​if you like Italian Food you will love Sicily! This is the home of the most delicious pasta dishes and excellent home-cooking. From seafood, and select wines, to citrus, almonds, pistachios, chocolates, and fabulous pastries. For food lovers, Sicily is one of the top places to visit in Italy.

Best of  Sicily Italy with Michel

​THE BEST OF SICILY TOUR 2020 IS NOW READY AND YOU CAN BOOK IT!

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most beautiful places of Sicily Ortigia

​Ortigia in Sicily

Who is this guided Tour of Sicily good for?


  • This tour is best suited for the ​curious traveller, (aged +40, either solo, with a partner or travel companion)​ who likes to learn about the Mediterranean and Sicilian culture, as well as get to know the warm-hearted Sicilians. 
  • You are fit and love walking. ​We'll be walking in cities, towns and in the outdoors, with easy to moderate walks and short treks​.
  • ​You like Italian food​ and keen to​ eat the delicious Sicilian Food while on tour.

THE NEW BEST OF SICILY TOUR FOR 2020 IS READY ​FOR YOU TO BOOK IT!

Agrigento Valle dei Templi in Sicily

​Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily

Best of Sicily Tour 2019 - Testimonial

​​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 trip and loved the fact that it was a small group of just 10 people, many of whom were seasoned, active hikers and walkers. A perfect vacation!

​Laurel Palmer, ​Florida

Tour Dates: 25th ​Sept - 4th October 2020 - Tour Activities 2020

  • 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 and a welcome dinner in Taormina.
  • DAY 2  - A DAY AT THE EOLIAN ISLAND​S
    ​Transfer by ferry and day out to exploring Lipari + Vulcano. Walking to the crater and/or Hot Bath Mud Springs.
  • 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
    ​​Go on a morning walking tour of the city with a street food tour. Free time to enjoy Palermo, with aperitivo time and music concerts.
  • 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 home-cooked lunch by the locals.
  • 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
    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.
  • ​DAY 8 - VISIT NOTO ANTICA 
    An archaeological area and baroque township (Noto), another Unesco World Heritage site. Exploring the new Noto. And the surroundings area.
  • DAY 9 SYRACUSE + ORTIGIA
    ​Spend one and half day along the stuning South East coast of Sicily, visiting Syracuse and the beauty of medieval and baroque architecture of Ortigia. Street food tour + walking tour. Farewell Dinner.
  • DAY 10 - T​RANSFER TO CATANIA AIRPORT
    ​End of the tour.

​Best of Sicily Tour 2019 - Testimonial

​The Rocky Travel Best of Sicily Tour, this spring, 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, Sant’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


​Our Sicily​ Itinerary on our 10-Day-Tour


To get an idea of what this tour of Sicily Italy is all about, check out ​what we did in Sicily in 2019:
Best ​of Sicily Tour May 2019
Palermo Cathedral

​Palermo Cathedral

Eolian Islands Lipari Marina Costa Lunga

​Eolian Islands - Lipari Marina Costa Lunga

Ragusa Ibla Sicily

Ragusa Ibla

Taormina Panorama View

​View from Taormina Sicily

Tour Price for The 10-day Round-Trip of Sicily


TOUR PRICE AND TOUR CONDITIONS

1875.00 Euro, per person in double room or twin room.* 
​*Tour will be confirmed with 10 participants.

**For booking a double room for single use, there is a SGL of 290.00 Euro/person.

​Please take a look at what the tour price covers and ​and doesn't include, as stated here below!

What this Tour price includes

  • ​9 overnights* in 4* Hotels with Breakfast.
  • ​3 dinners at the hotels (drinks excluded).
  • ​1+1 Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Taormina and Siracusa (in restaurants, incl. 1 glass wine + 1/2 litre water/person).
  • ​​Street Food Tour ​and Walking Tour. (day 4).
  • ​Ice Cream tasting. (day 6).
  • ​Trekking Guide + Foo​d and Wine tastings. (day 7​).
  • ​​Food & Cheese ​Tastings. (​day 9).
  • ​All national parks + heritage sites entrances. (​+50 Euro).
  • ​All Group Transfers in ​modern coach to hotels + all excursions ​(plus pick up at Catania Station and to Catania Airport).
  • Ferry to Aeolian Islands (Milazzo-Lipari-Vulcano​-Milazzo).
  • ​English speaking guides and drivers. (for 10 days).​
    NOTE: * if you wish to book a double room to use for single use, please note that there is a SGL supplement of 415 Euro per person.

​What this Tour price does not include

  • ​Everything which is not mentioned in the "Tour price includes" list is automatically excluded.
  • ​Entrance to the Vulcano Hot Mud Springs. (5 Euro per person).
  • City Tax imposed by city councils (to be paid directly in each hotel​. In total of 22,50 Euro/person, stand July 2019).
  • ​All Optional activities as stated in the Tour Brochure.
  • International Medical & Travel Insurance for​ Italy​.
    NOTE: * if you wish to book a double room to use for single use, please note that there is a SGL supplement of 429 Euro per person.
  • Bookings are open. You can send in your inquiry to book your space. This tour is only open to adults + 40 years (females/males, as a solo traveller, or with your partner or travel companion).
  • Deposit and bookings. Payment of the deposit of 320.00 Euro will reserve your space on this tour. Once this group tour is confirmed (10 people is the minimum required) we will notify via email. The deadline for payment of the balance will be end towards end of the year and we will communicate the date soon after confirming the tour.

Any questions or doubts? Click to scroll through the FAQs. Or send an email with the subject "Best of Sicily Tour 2020" to: info (at) rockytravel (dot) net.

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Best of Sicily Tour 2019 - Testimonial

​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

​​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. I think this type of information should be mandatory for all bus tours. Mainly because of my next trip, with another tour company, which was a 16-day tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco. On this tour, there was no personal information on the demographics, countries and languages of the others on the bus. So, it turned out that I was the only English speaking person on tour. The rest spoke Spanish being from Central and South America, and even the so-called “multi-lingual “ guide had only an elementary grasp of English. If possible, do a small tour group like the Rocky Travel Tours of Sicily. 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 Tour of Sicily touts for the active and adventurous type which suited me and most of the others on tour, so I was with like-minded people! The Best of 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

See the Best of Sicily in a 10-day round tour

​Take a look at Our Best of Sicily Tour 2019


To get an idea of what this tour of Sicily Italy is all about, chlick on the ​the link to this blog post:
Best ​of Sicily Tour May 2019

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