Individual Guided Walking Tour
8 days / 7 nights
Stroll the streets of Taormina, Siracusa and the Unesco towns of Val di Noto
Explore Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe
Discover the nature wonders of Vendicari and Pantalica
Indulge in the Sicilian food and its heady wines
You are met at Catania airport and transferred to Siracusa. Along the southbound journey, an interesting aspect of the surrounding countryside is the fact that the continental plates of Africa and Europe meet here, allowing you to stand between the two continents.
Day 2 – Siracusa
Today you spend your time in Siracusa, where you walk among the archeological areas. Syracuse, as it is known in English, was built on an ancient Greek settlement founded by Corinthians in 734 BC and was the most important city in Magna Graecia, and for a time competed with Athens as the most important city of the Greek world. The best-preserved Greek archeological treasures in the Neapolis Park, where nowadays the ancient Greek tragedies still go in scene, is a must for any visitor to Sicily. Most of the ancient sights to see in Syracuse are located in the isle of Ortigia, just where the hotel stands, so that everything of interest is in easy reach.
Day 3 – Vendicari & Noto
Today you walk in the southernmost of all Italian reserves, the amazing Vendicari Nature Reserve, a major resting place for migratory birds. Hidden beaches, stunning views of lagoons, sand dunes and the rocky coastline beckon for a refreshing swim in the sea. The area is dominated by the antique medieval watchtower built to protect it against pirates. Later you continue to the splendid baroque town of Noto, famous for its 18th century lovely golden limestone buildings and churches. Noto’s grand main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, offers an architectural vista unique in the world for the unity and harmony of its Baroque style, emphasized by the natural beauty of the rose colored stone used to build the town.
Day 4 – Ragusa Ibla & the Val di Noto Baroque Towns
This day is fully dedicated to the “Val di Noto”. The southeast of Sicily holds plenty of treasures in store. Ragusa Ibla towers between two valleys on a limestone hill and preserves unbroken its glamour and its art. It is a treasure box made of an amazing mixture of Baroque style rebuilt on the old medieval layout. Down in Modica, also characterized by the Baroque style buildings and churches, a special stage will be devoted to the chocolate tasting, one of the first ever made in Europe based on an ancient Aztec recipe. Lovers of Salvo Montalbano, the Vigata police inspector of the TV Series will recognize sweeping views, picturesque corners and lanes on which immortal scenes of this series were shot.
Day 5 – Pantalica & the Anapo Valley
Moving north towards Taormina, brings you to the necropolis of Pantalica. the most imposing of the prehistoric era existing in Europe, made up of over 500 graves distributed along the steep limestone cliffs of the Anapo Valley. Archeology combines with nature and the site, now protected area, is located on a plateau surrounded by a vast canyon formed over thousands of years by the flow of two rivers.
A nature trail leads visitors through a gorge that runs along an ancient railway line with the sweet melody of flowing water from the river at its side. Follows Taormina with an orientation walk of the town, the coastline and the villages around.
Day 6 – Taormina
This day is devoted to Taormina and its enchanting surrounding. It begins with a private boat ride along the beautiful beaches of Mazzarò and Isola Bella. The coastline is a wonderful combination of steep cliffs, rocks, seaside grottos and stony beaches. Taormina is a tiny town whose beauty has been documented by writers for centuries. It is definitely unsurpassed in beauty and has all of the desired attributes that appeal visitors: stunning views, ancient ruins, winding medieval streets with tiny passages, each with its own secrets, and abundance of quaint shops, great restaurants and cafés . You will walk the pedestrian area of this fascinating town that stretches along the line of an old Roman road. The truly majestic Greek Theatre, later restored by the Romans, is a classic sight you won’t want to miss.
Day 7 – Mount Etna
This day is fully dedicated to Mount Etna. A stroll on the slope of this volcano is a thrilling experience and you can get much more from it taking advantage of the knowledge of our qualified guide. Etna is the second most active volcano on earth and there’s no better place to witness and understand the force and power of volcanoes. It cannot miss a pleasant guided wine tasting in a beautiful example of high-altitude of Etna vineyards.
Day 8 – Homeward Bound
Depending on your flight schedule, there is free time to visit the rest of Taormina, followed by an included private transfer to Catania airport.
It is calculated per person and on BB basis and double room occupancy according to the number of participants, as follows:
2 pax – 3 pax – 4/5 pax – 6/8 pax – 9+
With more participants than two people the price lowers gradually. Over 14 years old, same price as adults. (it is applied a 20% off to guys aged 12-14, who travel with at least two full paying adults).
We are Sicily specialist based “on the site” and know our homeland intimately. Our prices are much more affordable than others offered by operators outside Sicily. For exact price calculation, please, send us inquiry via e-mail
We strongly recommend you to be covered by a good travel insurance. Customers should be in possession of own their travel insurance, with protection for the full duration of the vacation, in respect of medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation as well as cancellation and curtailment. This is mandatory for all clients who travel with us, except the case you sign a declaration which releases Easy Sicily of any responsibility.