Lorraine Simpson

Lorraine Simpson Travels

Sicily with Chef Christian Pritchard from Aurora

Sep 30, 2019 to Oct 8, 2019

What's included in this trip:

  • 3 nights - hotel in Palermo, 4-star hotel  HB basis
  • 1 night - hotel in Agrigento, 4-star hotel  HB basis
  • 2 nights - hotel in Ragusa or surroundings, 4-star hotel  or similar – HB basis
  • 2 nights - hotel in Siracusa, 4-star hotel  – HB basis
  • Meals/tastings as per program:
  • Farewell dinner in local restaurant Syracuse (3 course dinner, drinks not incl.) 
  • Tasting in Castelbuono
  • Wine tasting in Chiaramonte Gulfi
  • Chocolate tasting in Modica
  • Wine tasting Etna
  • • Admission Charges & tickets:
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Monreale Cathedral
  • Valley of Temples Agrigento
  • Archeological Park in Siracusa
  • Greek Theatre – Taormina
  •  English-speaking tour escort throughout• Licensed official guides:
  • F/D Palermo & Monreale
  • H/D Valle dei Templi Agrigento H/D Archeological Park Siracusa H/D Greek Theatre Taormina
  •  Transportation:
  • As per itinerary by luxury coach throughout from day 1 to day 9; 
  • Funicular Mount Etna

What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance (please accept or decline below)
  2. International Flight


  • Day 1)
    Arrival at Palermo airport. Meet tour escort and transfer to hotel in Palermo. This evening taste some delicious Sicilian food along with some famous Sicilian cakes. (D)
  • Day 2) Monreale - Palermo
    Departure for a visit of Monreale Cathedral and Benedictine Cloister. Also visit the principle historical monuments of Palermo: the Cathedral, St. John of Hermits, Norman Palace, Palatine Chapel with a panoramic tour of the city: Quattro Canti, Pretoria Square. Return to the hotel for dinner. (B, D)
  • Day 3) Castelbuono - Palermo
    Departure for Castelbuono to visit the a well-known Pasticceria and taste a traditional pastries and liquors . Return to your hotel and afternoon at leisure to discover the town on your own.
    Dinner in hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 4) Palermo - Agrigento
    Depart for Agrigento and visit the Valley of Temples: including the temples of Concordia, Juno, Castor, and Pollux. Afternoon at leisure.
    Check-in to hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
  • Day 5) Agrigento – Chiaramonte - Ragusa – Marina di Ragusa
    Depart for Ragusa. During the way, stop to a farm and enjoy a wine tasting in Chiaramonte. Arrival to Ragusa Ibla, time for lunch (free). In the afternoon take a walk through the baroque buildings and charming narrow streets of the historical center of Ibla di Ragusa. Transfer to your hotel on the coast. Dinner and overnight in hotel. (B, D
  • Day 6) Marina di Ragusa - Modica – Marina di Ragusa
    Departure for Modica, where the beautiful, well-preserved baroque churches from its splendid past can be seen. Enjoy a chocolate tasting in one of the oldest confectionaries in Italy. Have a stroll in Modica city center and return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 7) Marina di Ragusa – Noto – Syracuse
    Continue on to Noto, capital of the Sicilian Baroque, where the most amazing monuments stand in the three squares of the main street of the town.
    Transfer to Syracuse to visit the baroque island of Ortigia and 
    the glorious vestiges of Syracuse’s past: theRoman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre and the Ear of Dionysus. Dinner in hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 8) Syracuse – Taormina and Etna - Syracuse
    Depart for full day Taormina and Etna. Visit the Greek Theatre, and walk along the narrow and colorful streets for some shopping opportunities. Continuing with excursion to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Reach 1800 m for a breathtaking view of the incredible surrounding landscape. Stop for a wine tasting with typical local products in Etna area. Return to your hotel. Farewell dinner. Overnight. (B, WT, D).
  • Day 9) Departure
    Transfer to Catania airport. (B)

  • B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner; WT = Wine Tasting; H/D = Half Day
  • Drinks not included unless specified.

Cancellation policy:

Deposit is non refundable for the trip. A  name can be changed for a fee of $100 per person
Foe any airline tickets it will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Airline and the class of booking. 

Available Packages

Standard Trip Per person based on Double occupancy
Unavailable as of August 14, 2019

Deposit: $500.00

Sicily Tour escorted personally by Chef Christian Pritchard from Aurora foods. 

Standard Trip Per person based on Single occupancy
Unavailable as of August 14, 2019

Deposit: $500.00

Sicily Tour escorted personally by Chef Christian Pritchard from Aurora foods.