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TOURS: Sicily 2020

04/20/20 – 04/30/20

THE SCOOP

Everything you need to know about Sicily!

Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and nature has certainly endowed it land with all its wonders… mountains, hills and the crystal-clear sea! Rich in history, art and culture, Sicily is bursting at the seams with artistic and architectural gems.

Join Palmer’s on this one-of-a-kind travel experience to Sicily! We’ll take part in touring (and tasting) the finest cheese, wine, chocolate, honey and olive oil. You’ll also have a chance to explore local villages, dine in neighborhood restaurants, cook a traditional Sicilian meal with a Michelin Starred chef, shop on cobbled streets and explore the crystal clear waters on private boat tours to Favignana Island and the Caves of Ortigia.

We have customized this Sicilian adventure with a brilliant balance of free-time & guided activities with intimate group of just 6–10 guests. We encourage the single traveler and do not charge a single supplement fee. Be sure to bring an extra suitcase, a generous appetite and a spirit for adventure!

$5,500 per person

HIGHLIGHTS

TOWNS:
Palermo, Modica, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Siracusa, Sciacca, Segesta, Trapani, Erice, Castellammare del Golfo, Marsala, Camporeale, Balestrate

PRODUCERS:
Chocolate, Wine, Cheese, Olive Oil, Salt flats, Pastry Shop, Bakery

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Cooking class with Michelin starred chef
Greek Temple and Amphitheatre
– Street/Fish Market Tour
– Shopping
– Beach
— Salt Flats

MEALS INCLUDED:
Breakfast Daily
5 Lunches
5 Tastings
6 Dinners

11 DAYS IN SICILY

04/20/20 – 04/30/20
DAY 1

PALERMO AIRPORT > BALESTRATE > CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO > BALESTRATE
Monday, April 20th, 2020

DAY 2

BALESTRATE > SEGESTA > CAMPOREALE > BALESTRATE
Tuesday, April 21st 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Marina Holiday
  • 09:00 AM Transfer to Segesta (30 minute drive)
  •  09:30 AM Visit Greek Temple and Amphitheatre of Segesta
  •  11:30 AM Transfer to Camporeale (45 minute drive)
  •  12:30 PM Visit and tasting lunch at Azienda Alessandro di Camporeale, a wine producer
  • 03:30 PM Transfer back to the hotel
  • Free afternoon and dinner on your own in Balestrate
  • Overnight at Hotel Marina Holiday
DAY 3

BALESTRATE > ERICE > TRAPANI
Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Marina Holiday
  • 09:30 AM Luggage collection and check out
  •  10:00 AM Transfer from Balestrate to Erice (1 hour drive)
  • Free morning, enjoying the medieval village with lunch on your own
  •  02:00 PM Transfer from Erice to Trapani
  • 03:00 PM Check in at Hotel Room Mate Andrea and free time in Trapani
  • 08:00 PM Dinner at Serisso 47 in Trapani
  • Overnight at Hotel Room Mate Andrea
DAY 4

TRAPANI > MARSALA > CASTELVETRANO > TRAPANI
Thursday, April 23rd 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Room Mate Andrea
  • 09:30 AM Transfer from the hotel to Marsala (3o minute drive)
  • 10:00 AM Visit at the Salt Flat and Musuem of Marsala
  • 11:00 AM Transfer from Marsala to Castelvetrano (1 hour drive)
  • 12:00 PM Visit and tasting lunch at Panificio Rizzo, a local bakery to discover the traditonal ‘pane nero’ of Castelvetrano, Slow Food Presidium
  • 02:00 PM Transfer back to hotel
  • Free afternoon to enjoy the city and grab dinner on your own
  • Overnight at Hotel Room Mate Andrea
DAY 5

TRAPANI > SCIACCA > RAGUSA
Friday, April 24th 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Room Mate Andrea
  • 10:30 AM Luggage collection and check out
  • 11:00 AM Transfer from Trapani to Ragusa (4.5 hour drive)
  • 12:30 PM Pit stop in Sciacca and lunch at Restaurant Porto San Paolo
  • 06:00 PM Check in at the Hotel Villa Carlotta in Ragusa
  • Free time to unwind & relax
  • 8:00 PM Dinner at hotel restaurant, La Fenice
  • Overnight at Hotel Villa Carlotta
DAY 6

RAGUSA > SIRACUSA > MODICA > RAGUSA
Saturday, April 25th 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Villa Carlotta
  • 09:00 AM Transfer to Siracusa (1.5 hour drive)
  • 10:30 AM Guided tour of Siracusa
  • Free time and lunch on your own in Siracusa
  • 03:00 PM Transfer back to hotel
  • Free time to unwind & relax
  • 06:30 PM Transfer to Modica
  • 07:00 PM Visit and Tasting at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, a chocolate producer
  • 08:00 PM Chocolate Dinner at Fattoria della Torri in Modica
  • Overnight at Hotel Villa Carlotta
DAY 7

RAGUSA
Sunday, April 26th 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Villa Carlotta
  • 09:00 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Azienda Agricola Cilone, a local cheese producer
  • 10:30 AM Shopping at the local market to get ingredients for today’s cooking class
  • 01:00 PM Lunch at the Hotel
  • 02:00 PM Cooking class with professional chef to prepare a traditional Sicilian meal.
  • Free time to unwind & relax
  • 08:00 PM Cooking Class Dinner at hotel restaurant, La Fenice
  • Overnight at Hotel Villa Carlotta
DAY 8

RAGUSA > PIAZZA ARMERINA > PALERMO
Monday, April 27th 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Villa Carlotta
  • 09:30 AM Luggage collecton and check out
  • 10:00 AM Transfer from Ragusa to Piazza Armerina (1.5 hour drive)
  • 11:30 AM Visit at Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina
  • Lunch on your own around the square of The Villa
  • Free time to unwind & relax
  • 02:30 PM Transfer from Piazza Armerina to Palermo (2 hour drive)
  • 04:30 PM Check in to Hotel Quinto Canto in Palermo
  • Rest of the day is free to relax and grab dinner on your own in Palermo
  • Overnight at Hotel Quinto Canto
DAY 9

PALERMO
Tuesday, April 28th 2020

  • Breakfast at Hotel Quinto Canto
  • 09:30 AM Guided tour of Palermo
  • 12:30 PM Street Food excusion and lunch at local market
  • Free afternoon to walk and enjoy the city!
  • Dinner on your own in Palermo
  • Overnight at Hotel Quinto Canto
DAY 10

PALERMO
Wednesday, April 29th 2020

DAY 11

PALERMO
Thursday, April 30th 2020

YOUR TOUR GUIDE

Gioacchino Passalacqua

Guide and co-owner of aTTavola, Gioacchino Passalacqua, is an artisanal Italian food exporter, gastronome and native Sicilian who divides his time between Sicily, Italy and New York. As a native Mediterranean, Gioacchino has developed relationships with food producers, restaurateurs, olive oil companies, chocolatiers, vintners and confectioners. He has traveled the world in his business as an importer/exporter, taking part in food shows from Paris and San Francisco to Chicago and New York City.

Gioacchino has a keen sense of quality foods and wines which he passionately shares through his unique tours, tastings, and products. You’ll be pleased to know, every one of our guests has rated him a 5 star tour guide!

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