Tours & Travel

Palmer’s has teamed up with Italian importer, aTTavola, to bring you a unique, one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Go behind the scenes of traditional artisan food producers in their homes and workshops; listen to their stories, learn about the food they make and taste all of it along the way. Spend hands-on time in the kitchen and learn how to prepare a traditional meal of the region. Dine at the finest local restaurants, many of them Michelin starred, and enjoy 3 to 4 courses paired with wine. You will learn about the culture through sampling traditional dishes specific to the region. Stay the night and relax at unique 4/5 star hotels with top notch amenities and excellent service.

Palmer’s Tours offers a one-of-a-kind travel experience to destinations around the world.

All of the below itineraries offer a brilliant balance between group and free time. We keep group sizes small, 6 to 12 guests, depending on the tour. We encourage the single traveler and do not charge a single supplement fee. Our guests are of a wide age range and share a love of exploring, learning, culture, food and wine. Over 80% of our guests have booked another tour with us—we think that speaks for the quality of our experience!

Questions or comments? Send us an email at cindy@palmerstours.com!

Sicily & Salina

05/12/23 – 05/22/23
(11 days / 10 nights)
$7,250 per person



09/17/23 – 09/27/23
(11 days / 10 nights)
$7,500 per person



(9 Days / 8 Nights)
Pricing upon request.



(9 Days / 8 Nights)
Pricing upon request.


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(9 days / 8 nights)
Pricing upon request.



  • We would highly recommend to anyone seeking to tour Sicily. The food was wonderful, the cooking class was informative and a great deal of fun. Each day was a new adventure—carefully planned and never a hitch. We enjoyed every moment. We had a wonderful time with all of our needs anticipated!

    Sicily (2017)
  • Restaurants were the best part of the trip! Food was plentiful and great. We really enjoyed the cooking class and dinner. Claudio was great!!

    Sicily 2017
  • It was a trip of a lifetime. Every moment filled to the brim. Just loved Amsterdam. Thanks again for all the time and effort you put into the trip. It certainly showed by the quality of things we did.

    Judy K.
    Amsterdam (2017)
  • I want to thank you—and the group—for a remarkable Holland tour! The highlight for me was the boat trip—I really enjoyed visiting all the hotels!

    Gail K.
    Amsterdam (2017)
  • The best trip I’ve ever been on!

    Sue G.
    Andalusia (2015)
  • Traveling with Palmer’s is like having family—that loves food & wine—in Italy!

    Annie F.
    Sicily (2016)
  • A most extraordinary trip! I look forward to booking another trip with Palmer’s.

    Lettie A.
    Sicily (2016)
  • I am already planning my next trip with Palmer’s and I haven’t even left yet!

    Patty K.
    Sicily (2016)
  • This was my first guided tour with Palmer’s and it will NOT be my last.

    Renee N.
    Piedmont (2016)
  • It’s so nice to not have to worry about a thing!

    Cindy D.
    Piedmont (2016)
  • Horseback riding on Boccarossa Beach was an amazing experience!

    Brian D.
    Andalusia (2016)
  • I had an unforgettable time in Sicily! I would not have seen so much, eaten so well and enjoyed as much wine (and grappa) without the guidance of Gioacchino.

    Valerie R.
    Sicily (2015)


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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