On this trip you will visit the western part of the amazing island of Sicily!
DAY 1: PALERMO
With a private transfer, arrive to your hotel from Palermo Airport.
Start your vacation the right way with a welcome drink at the hotel!
Rest and refresh and continue to the welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Palermo
DAY 2: PALERMO
After breakfast meet your guide for a walking tour of Palermo.
Visit the Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel - The Norman Palace owes its medieval look thanks to the Arab-Norman-Byzantine style. Immerse yourself in the famous historic market “Ballarò”, where you will have lunch- don't miss the opportunity to taste the delicious Sicilian street food. After lunch, visit the Monreale Abbey, the cathedral and the cloisters which are frequently cited as the island's greatest Norman buildings (tickets included), which date back to the 12th century. The upper part of the cathedral's interior is completely covered in gleaming, more than 6.000sqm wide gold mosaics. In the late afternoon enjoy a horse-drawn carriage sunset tour of Palermo which will last approx 1 hour (4 pax per carriage) and then an exclusive Italian “apericena” (aperitif with light dinner) at a lounge bar.
Continue to the hotel for an overnight
DAY 3: CAPO GALLO NATURE RESERVE & SCOPELLO
After breakfast depart to Mondello area, and visit the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a full relaxing day of sea and sun. After lunch, continue to Scopello, a local seaside resort. After dinner continue to your hotel for an overnight.
DAY 4: ZINGARO NATURAL RESERVE
Following breakfast enjoy a full day in the famous Zingaro Natural Reserve, which has been shaped by nature to a stunning effect. Cliffs drop precipitously into the azure sea, mountainsides rise steeply up to heights of 1,000m and the series of delightful pebbly beaches with transparent turquoise water are as lovely as you can find in the Mediterranean. After lunch have some time for relaxation.
Finally, get back to the hotel for an overnight.
DAY 5: EGADI ISLANDS
After breakfast depart to Trapani harbor and onboard the hydrofoil to Egadi Islands. First stop is in Favignana or La Farfalla as it is often referred to thanks to its butterfly shape, where you will discover the city. Continue to Levanzo to discover the prehistoric cave-paintings like Grotta del Genovese (Guided tour & Boat Round Trip- subjected to weather conditions). After lunch continue to the fishing village of Marettimo, the most isolated of the Egadi Islands, where you can enjoy an afternoon swimming and diving into the clear water around the coast.
Back to Trapani harbor for dinner and to the hotel for an overnight.
DAY 6: ERICE - TRAPANI – MARSALA
Following breakfast depart to Erice, a precious preserved medieval town with breathtaking views and a great historical presence. Perceive the mix of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture along with tasting typical products of the Sicilian Patisseries. Continue to Trapani by Cable-Car, which is nicely renovated in the past few years. Start your walking tour through the beautiful old town where you will get to see the many historic structures and churches it has to offer.
After lunch continue to Marsala, which was the most important town in western Sicily. Explore the old town and visit the Spanish quarter holding a picturesque fish market.
Finally stop at the famous Cantina Donnafugata to taste real Sicilian wines (4 Wines).
Get back to the hotel for an overnight.
DAY 7: SAN VITO LO CAPO
Following breakfast head to San Vito Lo Capo for a full day of relaxation and sun. Explore the famous and unbeatable place, not only for its golden beach and its crystal clear blue water, but also for the Cous Cous Festival. This place has a coastline which is totally uncontaminated. Visit the small village which, during the summertime, is full of people, hosting lot of events, concerts, cultural, wine and food performances.
Local typical Sicilian street food for dinner.
DAY 8: Departure Day
After breakfast, transfer back to the airport in Palermo for your flight back with everlasting memories of breathtaking Italy!