West Coast Sicily Tour 2018

Cefalù, Corleone, Marsala, Palermo, Segesta, Trapani
5 Days, 4 Nights

Sicily Tour Occidentia 2016

Day 1, Friday – Palermo

Arrival in Palermo airport. Transfer to your hotel on your own. Meeting with the participants. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2, Saturday –  Palermo – Corleone – Ficuzza – Palermo

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and enjoy this special day dedicated to one of the most famous social phenomena in Sicily. We will depart in the morning to the inland of Sicily and specifically to the area of Corleone, known for being the place where Mafia phenomena was born but also know nowadays for being the place where Mafia is firmly fought. We will firstly participate to an interesting and accurate cooking lesson: we will be able to prepare some of the most genuine and traditional Sicilian dishes (only for who desires to participate to the cooking lesson). After the cooking lesson, enjoy this special lunch. After lunch, we will experience an interesting lecture on Mafia. One of the inhabitants of Corleone, born in the UK, will present a fascinating discussion on the topic of the Sicilian Mafia but also explaining the origins and the way how Corleone inhabitants has taken to eliminate organized crime. Back to Palermo. Accommodation.

Day 3, Sunday – Palermo – Monreale – (optional tour to Cefalu’) – Palermo

Buffet breakfast at enjoy a morning tour of Palermo, a city full of character, features Quattro Canti a splendid example of Spanish Baroque architecture, the Palace of the Normans and its superb Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral, and the famous Benedictine Abbey of Monreale. Here you will admire a 12th century cathedral, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments. Balance of the day is at leisure to relax or take an optional tour with your tour director to the picturesque fishing village of Cefalù. In the evening, enjoy a festive dinner with delectable cuisine and sparkling in a fashionable restaurant. Overnight

Day 4, Monday – Palermo – Segesta – Marsala – Trapani – Palermo

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and journey to Segesta, a large archaeological zone, with a magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C., located within a beautiful and natural setting that ranks as one of the best preserved Greek architectural sites. Continue to the sea town of Marsala, rediscovered in the 18th century by English merchant John Woodhouse and known for its sweet wines. Visit a wine cellar and sample some Marsala during a special wine tasting session. Drive along Trapani’s coastline and stop for a special Sicilian lunch in a restaurant and return to Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel

Day 5, Tuesday – Palermo

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Palermo airport for your return flight home ON YOUR OWN. End of the tour.

Package Includes:

  • First class hotels for 4 nights
  • 8 included meals (4 buffet breakfasts + 1 dinner at hotel + 2 dinners at local restaurant (Palermo )+ 2 lunches at local restaurants (Marsala area & Corleone area) at popular local restaurants featuring regional cuisine
  • ¼ wine + ½ mineral water + coffee or cappuccino served with lunch and dinner at hotels & restaurants
  • 1  wine tasting at a local cellar in Marsala
  • 1 cooking lesson in Corleone
  • 1 Mafia lecture in Corleone
  • Touring by air-conditioned motor coach or minivan accordingly to the number of participants
  • Professional English speaking tour director
  • ATTENTION: under 7 participants, the trip could be done with English speaking driver/guide
  • Sightseeing as indicated, including local guides where necessary (Palermo)
  • Headsets during the whole tour
  • Porterage in/out in hotels

Package DOES NOT Include:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers in & out
  • Beverages during meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above “Package Includes

For technical reasons the itinerary may change or be inverted without notice. Dinners during the tour could be at hotel or at local restaurant. As a general rule, the scheduled hotel for each departure will be the ones listed above. The final list of the hotels will be sent 15 days before each departure.