Get a taste of Sicily with this private tour to Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Leave the driving to your private guide and take in the scenery as you drive through mountain villages, stopping at a local honey farm. Visit the famous Silvestri Craters and an Etna winery for lunch and a tasting of both red and white Sicilian wines. This tour can be customized, including the addition of a cable car ascent to 3000 meters up the volcano.
Discover three different Sicilian wineries as you sample tasty regional reds, whites, and rosés. Driving in an air-conditioned car, cruise past picturesque villages, fruit orchards, and lava-made churches as you explore the fascinating region of Etna, known for its volcanic terroirs. Sip samples of the volcano-infused drink in family-run wineries, munching on local gastronomic delicacies, from cheeses to salami.
Sicily’s romantic atmosphere and unconventional history has seduced visitors for millennia, but they're easy to miss in the bustle of modern travel. This private walking tour immerses you in rustic hill towns and the history of the Sicilian Mafia—including visits to filming sites of The Godfather movie—and the anti-Mafia fight. Upgrade to end your tour with food and wine tastings or a traditional fish dinner at a local restaurant.
Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano, but you don’t have to climb the mighty peak to experience the natural wonder. On this full-day tour from Taormina, hike through the ancient woodlands and lava caves of Mt Etna; indulge in a Sicilian-style lunch and wine tasting; and explore the Alcantara Gorge. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
The Gole Alcantara is one of Sicily’s most popular attractions, and often has the crowds to match. On this private half-day tour, let a local guide help you sidestep the tourists and show you the park’s caverns and rock formations, gardens, and best swimming places. Later, explore the seaside town of Giardini Naxos on foot. Finish the tour with food and wine tasting at a local wine bar.
Indulge your love of food and wine on this all-day tour of the Etna countryside. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the region’s history and culture from a local guide as you cruise through scenic Sicilian villages. Stop at a family-run winery, a picturesque farmhouse with delicious food, and a pastry bar. Enjoy wine tastings and samples of local cheeses, salumi, and pastas included in the tour price.
Compare the unforgettable storyline of "The Godfather" saga with real-life Mafia history during this in-depth guided tour of two Sicilian villages. See filming locations, like the church where Micheal Corleone married his young bride, Apollonia. You’ll also hear true stories from Sicilian Mafia clans and learn about their grip on southern Italy. The small-group tour is limited to eight and concludes with a tasty pasta buffet at a typical trattoria.
Spend an evening immersed in Sicilian cuisine and culture on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Taormina. Led by a local guide, travel to the city’s top spots to sample fresh fish, bruschetta, sweet Sicilian cakes, and other regional specialties. Complement your dishes with a glass of Prosecco, red and white wine, and Italian liqueur. As you walk and taste, learn more about the city's culinary history from your guide.
Make pizza like a pro during a cooking class in Taormina. Under the expert tuition of a local ‘pizzaiolo,’ you’ll make a versatile dough from scratch and top it with a fresh sauce. Hear tips, learn about the ingredients, then sit down to savor your hard-earned Sicilian feast. Bruschetta, wine, and soft drinks are also included.
Dig into delicious Sicilian cuisine by taking this fun half-day cooking class at a restaurant in central Taormina. With a professional Sicilian chef by your side, learn about the history of the regional cuisine and prepare a lush 3-course meal. Visit the outdoor market to purchase ingredients and then head back to the restaurant to begin cooking and, eventually, eating.
Mt. Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and home to fertile vineyards and farms. With this tour, avoid the stress of navigating the winding roads on the mountain on your own and instead visit the dramatic Silvestri Craters and a farm on the slopes of Mt. Etna with a driver. End your experience with a tasting and lunch at a local winery at the foot of the mountain.
Visit the real-life locations in those iconic scenes from ‘The Godfather’ during this coach tour of filming locations from Taormina or the province of Messina. There is a Sicilian town called Corleone, but the movies weren’t filmed there. Instead, the towns of Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò set the scene. See the famous Bar Vitelli, among other places you’ll recognize from the films, while your guide tells stories about the movies and Sicily.
Soak up the atmosphere of some of the most popular Sicilian resorts on this private tour. See the top sites in Taormina, Castelmola, and Giardini Naxos where you will explore the Corso Umberto, the Greek and Odeon theaters, lovely historic palazzos St. Catherina Church, and the Duomo. Gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful island and its history as you spend approximately five hours touring and learning with your guide.
This full-day excursion will allow you to first visit the picturesque village of Castiglione di Sicilia and then taste some wines of strictly local production, among the excellences in the field of the Etnean viticulture and not, discovering also the interesting production phases, walking through vineyards and ancient wineries.You will visit the first winery where you'll have a wine tasting; in the second winery, we'll also offer you lunch with typical Sicilian products.
Step into the Sicilian world of The Godfather with this half-day coach tour of the filming sites from Francis Coppola’s Italian-American gangster epic. Visiting the villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro that were used to recreate old-world Corleone, the experience hits all the iconic film spots; Sit in Vito Corleone’s chair in Bar Vitelli and see the church where Michael wed Apollonia as you learn about the Corleone clan. The tour includes transport from hotels in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, and Letojanni for a convenient day out.
Sicilian cuisine is renowned as some of the best in Italy and this 5-hour cooking class is the perfect introduction. Shop for ingredients at Taormina Market, learn to make traditional Sicilian dishes like fresh pasta and Caponata, then sit down to enjoy a delicious homemade lunch, accompanied by Sicilian wine.
Your visit to Sicily wouldn’t be complete without visiting Mt. Etna. This private tour will bring you to the base of the volcano, affectionately known as “Mamma Etna” where your guide will share stories of the history and folklore about the highest active volcano in Europe. Other stops along the mountain take you to the mythical Cave of the Cyclops, to charming alpine towns, and past orange and lemon groves.
Discover the unique wines of Sicily’s Mt Etna DOC with a full-day tasting tour led by a sommelier guide. Visit three wineries on the slopes of the active volcano, where you can admire terraced vineyards and learn about historic and modern production methods. Use your taste buds to truly appreciate Etna’s distinctive terroir with samples of several varietals at each stop, and cap off the day with a gourmet lunch in the garden of a family-run estate.
Get a taste of Sicilian culture by taking a cooking class at a restaurant in Taormina, one of Sicily's most popular resort destinations, known for its views over the Gulf of Naxos and Mt. Etna. Meet a chef at his Michelin-starred restaurant for a look at the inner workings of a kitchen and instructions on cooking Italian cuisine. Lunch or dinner is included.
Visitors flock to Sicily to sample its coveted cuisine, but few participate in learning its secrets. This private cooking lesson will immerse you in the local culinary tradition with a professional chef who will help you create a full-course meal and dessert. You’ll sunbathe, swim, and sample wine beforehand, and finish the class by enjoying the fruits of your labor on the restaurant terrace.
Make the most of your time in Sicily with this convenient, cost-saving package. On the first tour, stroll through ancient Taormina, and discover its culinary highlights, from flaky pastries to fresh seafood. On the second, venture into the hills, see where “The Godfather” was filmed, and discover the region’s mafia history. And on the third tour, head to the slopes of Mt. Etna for winery and farmhouse visits.
Enjoy an inside look into Taormina’s unique culinary culture with this Sicilian cooking class led by a professional chef in the kitchen of one of the city’s most storied restaurants. Learn the tricks to creating perfect pasta from scratch during a hands-on lesson, including kneading the dough and shaping “maccheroni” or filled pasta shapes. End by sampling your handiwork with a traditional four-course Sicilian lunch.
Learn the secrets of Sicilian cuisine with a friendly local chef. Visit the food market, and buy the freshest ingredients for your cooking class. Enjoy a typical lunch (with local wine) with your friends and family.