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Day 1 – Friday – Transfer from airport to Palermo central where you are greeted by a T.O.A.S.T. representative and check into Via Maqueda, where you will be staying for 1 night.  Afterwards, you can spend the rest of the afternoon and evening strolling the famous Via Maqueda urban promenade. That evening you will enjoy a group welcome dinner reception on us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Saturday –  Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, at the hotel, there will be a walking tour, guided by Tony, encompassing several historic landmarks, markets, and local experiences. Lunch will be provided for you. That afternoon, you will be transported by our luxury bus to Monreale for a tour of the cathedral and free time in town. After Monreale, you will be transported to Historic Tusa and will check into Medieval Town. There you will be staying 6 nights in a newly renovated home, where you will have your own private bedroom. That evening we will gather for an authentic family style dinner at Vincenzo's. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Sunday – We will start the day with a guided walking tour of Medieval city of Tusa (Catholic service is available). After the tour, you will enjoy a light lunch as a group and after lunch enjoy some free time. That afternoon, there will be an interactive cooking experience with Chicho, where you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. 

 

 

Day 4 – Monday –In the morning, we will be heading to Santa Anastasia Winery where we will be doing a wine and food pairing tour.  After the winery, we will be taking a scenic drive to Castelbuono for some free time. There you will have the opportunity to view the famous Castle and other charming sites of Castelbuono and enjoy the many tasty pastries and street food. Later in the evening, you will enjoy dinner at Longo Marchese. 

Day 5 – Tuesday – Campagna Oil tour experience from the grove to the first press. Afterwards, we will be visiting Santo Stefano the ceramic capital of Sicily. There you will visit a ceramic factory and museum and then have free time and a light lunch on your own.  Later that evening we will be heading back to Tusa where you will have time to freshen up before heading to Fabrizio’s for dinner.

 

 

 

Day 6 – Wednesday -  In the morning, we will travel on the local SS113 along the coast to Cefalu where you can spend the day at the beach, shopping, site seeing or hiking La Rocca. Later that evening, you will enjoy dinner at Tusa Marina for some local seafood. 

 

Day 7 – Thursday – We will be having a local picnic. After the picnic, the rest of the day is free, for a relaxing day. Later in the evening in Tusa, we will have a farewell group gathering. 

 

 

 

Day 8 – Friday –We will be traveling to the volcanic island of Vulcano. There you will have the option of partaking in the sulfur baths and hot springs. Then you will board a small boat to explore the coastal beauties of Vulcano. If there is additional free time, you may enjoy a light lunch on your own. After lunch, we will transfer to Taormina to check into hotel Isabella, where you will be staying for 2 nights. After check in, we will have dinner in Taormina. 

 

 

 

Day 9 – Saturday – In the morning, breakfast will be at the hotel. After breakfast, you have a free day to explore the beautiful sites of Taormina. Later in the evening, we will be having a farewell group dinner. 

 

 

Day 10 – Sunday – After breakfast at the hotel, you are transported to Catania Airport for your departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included for Meals; 8 mulit-course authentic meals & 9 Breakfasts

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Taormina

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Taormina Greek Theatre

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View from Hotel Isabella Breakfast

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Historic Palermo

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Fountain of Shame

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Via Maqueda - Urban Promenade Palermo

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Palermo Theater 

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View of Tusa

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Halaesa

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View from Belvedere

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Santa Anastasia Winery

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View to Castelbuono

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Castelbuono

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Cefalu

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La Roca

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Cefalu Beach

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Lipari

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Vulcano Mud Baths

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Campagna Olive Trees 

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Santo Stefano

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Santo Stefano

Interactive Cooking Experience

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Villa Comunale Gardens

Cathedral in Monreale 

Fruit Truck Cefalu

A Meal in Tusa

Tusa