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Sicilian Secrets 2024 – Tour of Sicily & Aeolian Islands
Palermo-Taormina itinerary

Tour of Sicily & Aeolian Islands: Sicily guided tour with private extension to the Aeolian Islands – 9 days / 8 nights itinerary, overnights in 4* hotel.
Departures from Palermo every Tuesday from April 2nd to October 29th, 2024.

Tour of Sicily & Aeolian Islands 9 days – 2024 Program

Day 1 – Tuesday: PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)

Sicilian Secrets Tour of Sicily and Aeolian Islands 2024 provides individual arrival to the hotel in the charming city of Palermo (optional private transfer on request). Dinner on your own and overnight in hotel.

Day 2 – Wednesday: MONREALE – PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)

Day 3 – Thursday: CEFALÙ – CATANIA (hotel in Catania/Acitrezza)

Day 4 – Friday: ETNA – TAORMINA (hotel in Catania/Acitrezza)

Day 5 – Saturday: CATANIA – LIPARI (Hotel in Lipari)

Your holiday will continue with the Aeolian Islands extension without a tour leader. After breakfast, you will have free time to enjoy the beautiful Catania. Its city centre is declared Unesco World Heritage site for its stunning beauties, the late-Baroque architecture and the unique lava stone buildings. In the late morning, private transfer to Milazzo. Boarding on the hydrofoil for Lipari island. Arrival at Lipari island and transfer to 4* hotel. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 – Sunday: LIPARI – SALINA (Hotel in Lipari)

Day 7 – Monday: PANAREA – STROMBOLI (Hotel in Lipari)

Day 8 – Tuesday: TAORMINA (Hotel in Taormina)

Breakfast in hotel, transfer to Lipari harbour to take the hydrofoil for Milazzo. Once arriving in Milazzo, there be a driver waiting for you for a private transfer to Taormina, defined by Goethe as the “paradise on earth”. Free day. You can enjoy the Medieval village visiting its historical monuments, or doing shopping buying some of the local handicraft products. As an alternative you can relax by the sea and enjoy the colors and scents of its Mediterranean vegetation… We suggest to visit Isola Bella, one of the most enchanting beaches in Sicily, also called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” thanks to its particular location and vegetation: a perfect mix of tropical plants and local flora! Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 9 – Wednesday: TAORMINA

Breakfast in hotel and end of our services. Private transfers or excursions available.

For organizational reasons or due to force majeure the itinerary, may be modified.
Aeolian Islands’ excursions are subject to confirmation, in accordance with weather conditions.

NB: Please note the company is not responsible for any disruption due to weather and sea conditions concerning all hydrofoil and ferry crossings among the islands.

Tour’s Map

Rate per person

April – May – October

€ 1.540,00 in double room

  • Double room for single use supplement: € 299,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 95,00

June – July – September

€ 1.650,00 in double room

  • Double room for single use supplement: € 345,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 115,00


€ 1.760,00 in double room

  • Double room for single use supplement: € 390,00
  • 3rd bed reduction: € 135,00

Includes: Superior/Deluxe Room – Private transfer in/out – City taxes – All entrance fees as per program.
€ 425,00 p.p. in double/twin room
€ 545,00 p.p. in single/Double single use


The rate includes


  • Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide* (English, Italian or Spanish) from the 2nd day to the evening of the 4th day, local guides or audio-guides where necessary.
  • Deluxe bus from day 2 to day 4.
  • Whispers kit
  • Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centre, international breakfast included.
  • 5 international breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 in hotel to have a taste of Sicilian traditional cuisine.
  • Visit of the main suggestive Unesco World Heritage Sites: Monreale, Palermo, Cefalù, Catania city centre, Etna.
  • Tasting of Sicilian typical products:
    Catania (day 3): tasting of Sicilian “granita & brioche”;
    Etna (day 4): visit of a beekeeping honey company and honey tasting.
  • Private transfer Milazzo Harbour-Taormina hotel

Private extension to Aeolian Islands

  • Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels, international breakfast included.
  • 3 international breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch, beverages not included (packed lunch instead of dinner on the day of Panarea and Stromboli excursion).
  • Private transfer Catania Hotel – Milazzo Harbour
  • Private transfer Lipari Harbour – Lipari Hotel
  • Hydrofoil back and forth Milazzo – Lipari – Milazzo
  • 1 boat excursion in group (10/20 pax) Lipari & Salina or Vulcano
  • 1 boat excursion in group (10/20 pax) Panarea & Stromboli
  • Aeolian Islands City taxes

* Monolingual departures during high season

Arrival Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Palermo – Bagheria – Cefalù – S. Vito Lo Capo – Erice – Segesta – Trapani – Selinunte.
Departure Day: on request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Savoca – Forza D’Agrò – Etna – Catania.

The rate does not include
  • Tour leader/guide in Aeolian Islands
  • Transfers in/out
  • Meals not included by the program
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees at monuments/museums
  • City taxes (where compulsory)
  • Tips and extras in general
  • Anything not specified under “The rate includes”

Pre-night in hotel in Palermo (BB treatment)

  • € 85,00 p.p. in classic double room per night
  • € 140,00 in classic doube room for single use per night

Post-night in hotel in Taormina (BB treatment)

  • in classic double room on request

Private transfers from Palermo airport to hotel in Palermo

  • € 55,00 per car (1/3 pax)

Private transfers from Taormina to Catania airport

  • € 115,00 per car (1/2 pax)

Note: for festivities the transfer rates from and to the airport might change

Assistance – Medical Expense Reimbursement – Luggage insurance – Travel Cancellation Expenses Insurance: on request


Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centers of the main Sicilian towns, carefully selected for their location and design to combine tradition with comfort:

  • Palermo city centre:
    Mercure Palermo Centro 4* / Ibis Styles Palermo Cristal 4* or similar
  • Catania city centre:
    Il Principe Hotel 4* / Romano House Hotel 4* or similar
  • Acitrezza:
    I Malavoglia Hotel 4* / I Faraglioni Hotel 4* or similar
  • Taormina:
    Villa Diodoro Hotel 4* / Hotel Caparena Wellness & SPA 4* or similar
  • Lipari:
    Hotel Bougainville 4* or similar
Extra fees entrances*
  • Monreale Cathedral € 6,00 p.p.
  • Monreale Cloister € 8,00 p.p.
  • Palermo Cappella Palatina € 15,50 p.p.
  • Palermo Martorana Church € 2,00 p.p.
  • Taormina Greek theatre € 13,50 p.p.
  • *to be confirmed


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