Sicily Tours

As Goethe said in ‘A Journey to Italy’: “Without seeing Sicily it is impossible to understand Italy – Sicily is the key to everything”.

You can book your tour through this online booking form.  The deadline for tour reservations is 31 July.
For questions about the tours please contact Mrs. Teri Priebe: priebe.teri@gmail.com.

Pre Conference Tour
Post Conference Tours
Partner Programs

Pre Conference Tour

BEST OF SICILY: Palermo – Monreale, Baglio di Pianetto winery & the Valley of the Temples – Villa del Casale – Modica, Ibla and Scicli – Syracuse & Taormina – Mnt. Etna & Montalbano Elicona
18 – 24 October 2018 – 7 days / 6 nights,  € 1599 pp
Minimum number of participants: 10

Detailed tour description

Sicily is more than just an island.  Discover Sicily and discover the world.  Sicily is Italy’s and Europe’s most historically cosmopolitan region having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans.  There is no other place on earth like Sicily, the island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery and of course great food.  Sicily is almost an nation unto itself.
Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and with its geographical position halfway between Europe and Africa, the result is a rather unique blend of cultures that promises to entice the discerning traveler.  Food is noticeably different to the rest of Italy; spicier and with more emphasis on fruit, vegetables and fish.  Greek temples and Roman amphitheatres reflect days gone by of numerous invasions which have helped to create the culturally rich island of Sicily.

Post Conference Tours

MALTA HIGHLIGHTS
28 -3 1 October 2018 – 4 days / 3 nights, € 899 pp
Minimum number of participants: 10

Detailed tour description

The Maltese islands are like nowhere else in the world!  Prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, glittering hidden coves, welcoming climate, dramatic backdrops and delicious cuisine are some of the alluring reasons to visit Malta. Explore the lengthy history of the islands, where Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, French and English left behind an artistic and cultural heritage. 

PATTI – TINDARI- AEOLIAN ISLANDS
28 -30 October 2018 – 3 days / 2 nights, € 595 pp
Minimum number of participants: 10

Detailed tour description

The Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands consist of seven exquisite islands off the coast of Sicily – Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi – in addition to smaller islets and giant boulders. They all emerge from an uncontaminated sea, created by still-active volcanoes (Stromboli and Vulcano), and blessed by a savage beauty. The Aeolian Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, of which Lipari is the largest island in the chain. The Archaeological Museum in Lipari is one of the must-see places – it is tucked inside Lipari Castle, which stands out on the island’s eastern bay in between its best docks, Marina Lunga and Marina Corta. There is also a marvelous Greek acropolis and a Norman cathedral.
According to Greek mythology, Vulcano was the location of the blacksmiths of Hephaestus, the god of fire, metal work and the fine arts. It is possible to observe numerous volcanic phenomena here, from smoke clouds, vapor spouts (at both the volcano’s mouth and under the sea) and sulphuric mud holes known for their therapeutic properties.

BAROQUE WONDERS & PANTALICA: ETNA- BAROQUE- GREEK –ROMAN SITES – PANTALICA
28 -3 1 October 2018 – 5 days / 4 nights, € 999 pp
Minimum number of participants: 10

Detailed tour description

Novelist Gesualdo Bufalino described the southeast of Sicily as an ‘island within an island’, and certainly this pocket of Sicily has a more remote and refined air about it, undoubtedly the lingering legacy of its glorious Greek heritage. It is a legacy that it wears with certain amount of aristocratic pride. Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Ispica, Scicli, shattered by devastating earthquake in January 1693, were rebuilt in the ornate and much-lauded style known as Sicilian baroque, a style that lends the region a honey-coloured cohesion and collective beauty. Nowhere is this aesthetic unity more visible than in Syracuse, one of the Sicily’s most visited cities, and by almost universal consent the most beautiful city on the island.

Partner Program

VISIT TINDARI – PATTI: Tindari, ancient Greek theatre, archaeological sites, Black Virgin Mary Cathedral, CSR- Ceramiche Siciliane Ruggeri Ceramic Factory, Patti
26 October 09.00 am – 17.30 pm, € 69 pp
Booking Deadline 22 October

Please find the detailed program here.

CHEESE MAKING & COOKING CLASS
27 October, full program 08.30 – 16.30
Booking Deadline 25 October

Cheese making & Cooking Class € 65 per person
Cheese making demonstration  € 15 per person
Cooking Class € 55 per person

Please find the detailed program here.
Cheese making demonstration flyer