Sicily Family Vacation: Coastline, History, & Food

This Sicilian itinerary is designed for a family vacation to remember forever.  It will take you across the island, which is the largest in Italy, and cover the highlights from coast to coast, as well as history and food from east to west. You will enjoy a walking tour through Taormina with a visit to the ancient Greek Theatre, an encounter with Mount Etna which is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and the Alcantara Valley and its gorges which date back 300,000 years.

A visit to Taormina’s market will whet your appetite as you will be preparing your own meal in a Sicilian cooking class.

You will experience the nature and culture of the Aeolian Islands of Lipari and Vulcano in a day trip from Taormina. Stroll through the largest of the Aeolian Islands, Lipari, with its charming shops, lovely scenery, and marvel at the Faraglioni di Lipari, the incredible rock formations in the sea.

In Palermo you will enjoy both a night and day tour of this marvelous Sicilian city and its local street food cuisine.  A full day will be dedicated to two famous Sicilian wineries Donnafugata and Florio along with a tour of the 5th century temple of Segesta.

The package includes:

    • Private transfer from Catania airport to Panoramic Hotel in Taormina
    • 4 nights accommodation at Panoramic Hotel in Taormina, 1 standard double family room with sea view
    • Small group Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre, 1 ½ hrs.
    • Day trip from Taormina to Etna, Randazzo, & Alcantara Valley, 8 hrs.
    • Sicilian cooking class and visit of Taormina’s market, 4 hrs.
    • Day trip from Taormina to visit The treasures of the Aeolian Islands – Lipari & Vulcano, 12 hrs.
    • Private transfer from Taormina to Palermo hotel
    • 3 nights accommodation at Eurostars Centrale Palace in a quadruple junior suite
    • Private guided tour of Palermo by night, 3 hrs.
    • Half day tour of Palermo, 4 hrs.
    • Small group street food tour in Palermo, 3 hrs.
    • Donnafugata, Florio, and the Segesta Temple, 9 hrs.
    • Private transfer from hotel to Palermo airport

If you like this package but prefer to customize it in any way, such as a different style of hotel, additions or subtractions in the number of nights, extensions to other cities or a change in the number of participants, please send an email to or call 800-877-1755.