Meet The Sicilians!
Your deposit is refundable within the first 30 days of your deposit, so long as you have booked more than 180 days before the start date of the tour. If you book within 180 days of the start date of the tour, your deposit is immediately non-refundable. 90 days or less before the start date of the tour, the tour is non – refundable unless we are able to rebook another participant for the date/tour you are booked on.
Food N wine vacations, Inc reserve the right to re-calculate prices due to currency fluctuations. For full terms and conditions refer to Terms and conditions page.
We’ll stay in the loveliest accommodations. From a charming hotel by the sea to a resplendent family estate set amid verdant hills and vineyards, to exclusive boutique hotels conveniently located in the center of town, our lodging will delight, providing the perfect place to refresh and renew.
- May 17 – May 24
- $ 3450.00
- Oct 2 – Oct 9
- $ 3450.00
- Sold out
- Oct 11 – Oct 18
- $ 3450.00
Single supplement: $ 600.00
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We highly suggest purchasing travel insurance to protect your travel investment. Many travel products are non-refundable.
Emergencies happen when you least expect it. Travel protection provides coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Medical and Dental, Emergency Assistance and Transportation, Baggage, Baggage Delay, Travel Delay and much more. Plus, we offer our exclusive One Call 24-hour Traveler Assistance Service to help you with emergency situations that arise during your trip.
You may also consider ‘Cancel for no reason’. It may seem costly, but if you are deeply concerned about things like Hurricanes, strikes, Coronavirus outbreak, terror attack and such, you should look into that.
For pre existing condition, it’s important to purchase a policy within 10 days of your deposit.
You need to fly into Palermo and out of Catania.
we have bulk fares. We recommend comparing them with the on-line published fares. if you let us know what airport you depart from and your dates of travel- We can do a flights search and advise you which fares are better at that time.
we provide a complimentary consulting with your pre or post travel plans. Don’t hesitate to ask us.
PRE AND POST IDEAS
Option A: You can arrive a day or two earlier to Palermo to explore Palermo.
Option B: You can visit Rome before or after the tour.
Option C: Check our other tours in Italy.
We provide a complimentary consulting with your pre and post travel plans.
Walking pace is like walking around town.
You will be walking in cobblestone streets and some uneven roads.
We try to start the days after 09:00 am.
The itinerary is balanced between activities, sightseeing and leisure time.
here is information about the driving:
Day 1 – Driving from the airport to Cefalu – 1.5 hours.
Day 2 – Driving to cooking class and back. 15 minutes to each direction.
Day 3 – Today we cross the island from north to south via mountains. We make stops along the way. First stop in for a village touring after 45 minutes drive. Next, Drive an 1.5 hours and stop for lunch in a small village.
Drive to the next hotel (1.5 hours driving)
Day 4 – Drive to visit valley of the temples (30 minutes drive). Next activity in a community in the mountains is about 40 minutes away. In the afternoon back to the hotel. (1 hour driving)
Day 5 – Today we cross the island to the east side. Morning drive to Ragusa. (2 hours) after activity and lunch drive to Ortigia island for the evening. (1.5 driving)
Day 6 – Today is free day, where you can choose to sleep in, shop and relax. The tour guide is available in the morning to give an introduction tour of Ortigia.
Day 7 – Drive to a winery in Mt. Etna. (1.5 hours). After visit and lunch drive to Taormina. (1 hour driving). After touring Taormina drive back to the hotel. (1.5 hour driving)
What should I wear?
Stay casual and comfortable. Mornings and evening are chilly but during the day it’s warm. Even in full summer, hot days can quickly turn into cool evenings. Be prepared with a light sweater during the summer months, and something a little heavier in spring and fall.
Unless you plan on visiting the Opera in Italy, you won’t need to dress up anywhere you go. If you would like to try to blend in with the locals as much as possible, think “smart casual” or “preppy” for men, and “light and stylish” for women. Italians are very fashion conscious, but not formal.
In the summer months, you will most likely want to wear shorts. Make sure they have good pockets. However, always make sure you also have some long pants
Bring flat shoes, as you will be walking in medieval towns with cobblestone streets or farms with unpaved roads.
If you want to dress up for dinner, dress as if you are having dinner with friends.
How many bags can I bring?
We recommend bringing one medium suitcase and another small bag or trolley.
Please check our packing advice.
We advise you to pack light. We also recommend planning what you need based on each day of your travels.
You will need the extra space for souvenirs. You may not think about it now, but believe us; you’d want to take home that tasty olive oil, a bottle of wine that you can’t find at home, local specialties, or ceramics.
On that note, the best advice we can give you is “bubble wrap”. Bring bubble wrap with you. It’s cheaper and more convenient to bring it from the U.S and you will probably never leave home without it.
We highly recommend you use packing cubes for efficient packing and to keep things organized. You can search for videos on YouTube to learn more about it.
Do I need a passport?
Copy of passport
We strongly suggest that you to make a copy of your passport.
Should I bring my cell phone?
It is a good idea to bring a cell phone. See our tips for communications while on a tour down below.
Do I need converters or transformers?
European power outlets run at 220 volts. You must buy a transformer to avoid shorting out and/or causing permanent damage to your devices. You will need it for cell phones, cameras, tablets, and other US-made electronics.
Tip: If your electronics can be powered by either 120 volt or 220-volt outlets (the device will usually have this listed in the technical specifications in a format like 120/240 volts, meaning the device can be powered from any power outlet around the globe), you will only need a plug adapter. Please note that a plug adapter is not a transformer, and using one with a device not capable of handling 240 volts will cause permanent damage and may even render the device unusable.
We find that a debit/credit card of a credit union bank has low rates for an ATM withdrawal or credit card charges. In addition to credit union banks, here is a list of cards that offer a low or no foreign transaction fee: Capital one no fee hassle card, Chase Sapphire preferred, Chase ink business card, United mileage plus, Barclays arrivals world, Amex platinum card, Capital one venture reward, bank Americard travel reward, Marriott, Southwest, Barclaycard arrival plus, United mileage plus, Citi Hilton honors.
It is also important to let the credit card company or your bank know what country you are traveling to and the exact date
It is recommended to have a cell phone with you, however, if you plan to bring your smart phone, make sure to turn off mobile data right before you board the plane. If the data is not turned off, your mobile provider may charge you hundreds of dollars for using their services outside the U.S. On certain phones, you may be able to disable data roaming (phones that support this feature will most likely have it turned off by default). This will automatically turn off data outside the U.S.
You may want to check with your cell phone provider what data/voice/ text they offer when you travel to Europe. Things are changing for the better. For example, if you have an unlimited plus plan with AT&T you can pay $10 a day and continue using your phone in Europe as if you were at home.
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When I imagined the tour to Sicily I thought well, looks like a great group tour, but it exceeded our expectations. We visited to places that we would have never find on our own. The visit to the flour mill was so special, the dinners at the olive farm,
The quaint hotel on the island. Sam puts her heart into the tours, and it shows: The quick response, the offer to help, the tour book.
Thank you for creating wonderful memories.