Exploring Sicily Through Food, Wine, and People ~ May 2024 ~ 10 Days and 9 Nights ~
PO Box 28
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
- Follow an expert truffle hunting dog and find truffles to add to your freshly made pasta
- Savor a Michelin Star Dinner in Taormina
- Get your hands dirty making cannoli from scratch
- Sip an aperitif while watching the sunset over the Greek temples in Agrigento
- Pull and twist fresh cheese at a private ancient water mill
- Samples a variety of Sicilian wines
- Hike or eBike with our private guides on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna
- Follow the role of Sicily in WWII at the museum in Catania
- Marvel at the 2000 year old ruins of Greek theater in Taormina
- Relax in Luxury accommodations at beautiful 4 and 5 star hotels
Please visit the website for a summary of the itinerary.
Eat, sip, and explore your way through an unforgettable cultural and culinary adventure on the beautiful island of Sicily. Hand-selected authentic experiences, will give you a deeper understanding of Sicilian culture and history, the opportunity to meet local producers, farmers and vintners, the opportunity to learn to make traditional dishes and discover the natural beauty of Sicily, all while relaxing in luxury 4- and 5-star hotels.
Our guests can participate in many food-related activities: hunting for truffles, cooking with local chefs, making homemade pasta and bread, sampling olive oils, cooking ricotta, pulling mozzarella, piping cannoli, tasting a variety of Sicilian wines, and eating many locally sourced meats, seafood, and treats, plus a Michelin star dinner!
Although the view of Mount Etna is spectacular, our guests will experience “her” in person either by hiking on her slopes or eBiking along her trails! You will also explore hidden gems and special destinations, such as the secluded ancient watermill and the caves on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna.
With a maximum of 14 guests, Beyond the Sites Travel provides intimate and personalized interaction with local artisans, farmers, and chefs, offering a rare opportunity to connect with the heart and soul of Sicily. Our collaboration with Sebastiano and Raymundo, two local experts, allows us to offer unparalleled access to the best that these regions have to offer. Their extensive network of local producers ensures that our guests have access to hidden gems.
Our exclusive trip offers warm hospitality through luxurious accommodations at beautiful hotels and private transportation, ensuring a stress-free and comfortable journey. Rest assured that your trip with Beyond the Sites Travel will be fully escorted by not one, but two of our knowledgeable team members. Our guides are passionate about sharing their love for Italy and ensuring that every aspect of your trip runs smoothly. With their expertise and attention to detail, you can relax and enjoy your journey through Sicily, knowing that you are in good hands. From coordinating transportation to providing insider tips on the best local restaurants, our team is dedicated to helping you create wonderful memories. Enjoy the best of Sicily with the peace of mind that comes with a fully escorted tour by Beyond the Sites Travel.
Beyond the Sites Travel believes in responsible tourism, which means we support Sicilian communities by working with local and authentic businesses.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sicily and providing you with an incredible adventure.
o Private Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
o Private vehicle and driver for our small group
o Luxury accommodations
o Daily breakfast at the hotel
o Two aperitif receptions and one winery visit, six lunches, three dinners ~ including a Michelin star dinner
o Fees for luggage handling at hotels
o Daily City taxes and VAT
o Private English-speaking guides
o Meals, tastings and experiences are as noted in the fully detailed itinerary
o Gratuities for all private guides, drivers, hotel service, and meal service
o Two BTST team members
What's not included
o Flights or additional costs associated with travel issues; delays, missed or canceled flights
o Travel Insurance
o Meals or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary
o Any additional serves provided by the hotel including but not limited to: room service, laundry service, spa services and mini bar items.