October 17-28, 2020

Sicilian Treasures: Culinary & Cultural Tour


per person in a twin room

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: Friday, October 16, 2020 DEPARTURE

Though airfare is not included, Celestial Voyagers can help book your ticket to Palermo.

DAY 2: Saturday, October 17, 2020, PALERMO (L, D)

Assistance and transfer to Hotel Porta Felice (3 nights). Welcome dinner at local restaurant.

DAY 3: Sunday, October 18 2020, PALERMO (B, L)

Tour Capo Market in the morning. Learn about typical local products. Enjoy arancini and panelle. After lunch, guided walking tour of Palermo.

DAY 4: Monday, October 19, 2020, PALERMO (B, D)

Monreale: guided tour of the Cathedral and the Cloister. Learn about Pane Nero di Monreale. Afternoon Sicilian Pastry Class at Mama Corleone: experience Frutta Martorana (marzipan fruits), Sicilian Cannoli and Sicilian Cassata Cake. Dinner.

DAY 5: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, MARSALA, (B, L)

In Trapani, cooking demo of Sicilian-style couscous, accompanied by Trapani wine. Then, visit the Marsala salt pans and take part in the rite of Italian Aperitivo served with olives and "bruschetta". Check-in at Hotel Carmine for 2 nights.

DAY 6: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, MARSALA, (B, L)

Wine tasting tour at the historical cellars of Marsala. Lunch of traditional Sicilian dishes followed by a guided city tour of Marsala, including the Roman Baths.

DAY 7: Thursday, October 22, 2020, AGRITURISMO KALLIKOROS (B, L)

Agrigento: visit the ancient Valley of the Temples. Ricotta cheese demonstration at a local farm, how it is made and used for cannoli and cassata. Lunch at the farm and Free time. Check-in at Agriturismo Kallikoros Spa & Resort for 3 nights (30 miles from Syracuse).

DAY 8: Friday, October 23, 2020, AGRITURISMO KALLIKOROS, (B, D)

Scicli: guided walking tour. Visit an herb farm. Then, then go to Modica for a demonstration of Modicano chocolate made as the Spaniards learnt from the Aztecs. Dinner.

DAY 9: Saturday, October 24, 2020, AGRITURISMO KALLIKOROS, (B, D)

Syracuse and Ortigia. A cooking class of traditional cuisine begins at the market to select fresh seasonal Sicilian products. After lunch, free time to stroll through the small island of Ortigia.

DAY 10: Sunday, October 25, 2020, TAORMINA AREA, (B, L)

Taormina: guided walking tour including the Greek Theatre. Pizza cooking class: you’ll make your own pizza dough. Pizza lunch with local appetizers, granita and brioche. Proceed to your hotel in the Taormina Etna area.  Check-in for 3 nights at Donna Carmela or similar property.

DAY 11: Monday,  October 26, 2020, TAORMINA AREA, (B, L)

Guided walk around the craters of Mt. Etna. Afterwards, visit a local winery, enjoy lunch under the trees, view a family-run beekeeping business and its honey lab. Taste honey, wines, extra-virgin olive oils and other typical Etna products.

DAY 12: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, TAORMINA AREA, (B, L, D)

Catania: tour the Fish Market, visit the city center. Enjoy a lunch of market food with fresh fish. Free time in Catania city center. Back to your hotel.  Farewell gala dinner.

DAY 12: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, RETURN (B)

Transfer to the airport which is about 1 hour’s drive, Departure for home.
Group transfer is included. Individual transfers would be additional.

Food Experiences

  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 Dinners including welcome and farewell gala dinner
  • 7 Lunches at local restaurants or with cooking class
  • Street food in Palermo’s historical market with Sicilian soft drink included
  • Bakery Monreale tasting
  • Pastry class in Palermo of Sicilian cassata and frutta martorana
  • Wine tastings and lunch in Marsala area, Florio winery
  • Couscous cooking demonstration and lunch
  • Italian aperitivo in Marsala
  • Ricotta cheese demo & lunch in local farm
  • Herb farm tour and tasting
  • Modica chocolate demonstration
  • Market tour, private cooking class and lunch in Syracuse
  • Taormina pizza cooking class and granita tasting
  • Etna wine tour and lunch
  • Catania fish street food in Ancient Market
  • Farewell dinner

Other Services Include

  • Chef Aliza as your tour leader and culinary expert
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation, sharing a double room, as shown in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees: Cathedral in Palermo and Monreale, Cloister, Greek Theatre in Taormina
    Valley of Temples in Agrigento
  • Minibus with local speaking driver according to the program
  • English speaking tour escort throughout
  • Group is limited to 16 participants maximum

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