Palermo from Catania 10 Day Semi-Private Tour Package

Visits Catania, Palermo, Syracuse, Noto, Taormina, CastelmolaStarts in CataniaAvailable Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, SundayClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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A culinary adventure awaits with our Palermo from Catania 10 Day Semi-Private Tour Package. Be whisked away on 10 mesmerizing days of discovery, delectable flavors, and enchanting destinations as you explore majestic towns such as Catania and immerse yourself in its rich culture. From the glorious architecture of the Duomo to the bustling Pescheria fish market, indulge in vibrant flavors and wander the lively space. Delight in Arancini and take in the scenic oasis of Villa Pacini before reaching Castello Ursino. Taormina’s hidden gems will amaze you and the stunning Ionian coastline will offer great photo opportunities. In Castelmola, enjoy some authentic almond wine and relish Syracuse’s ancient history. See Noto’s Baroque beauty and learn all about the anti-mafia movement that was started by brave Sicilian citizens in Palermo. Before your journey draws to a close, savor focaccia and fritters in the coastal city.

Wanderlusting foodies with a hunger for history will enjoy our perfect Palermo from Catania 10 Day Semi-Private Tour Package. Embark on a getaway of a lifetime with incredible landmarks and remarkable landscapes at every turn. Taste rich flavors like never before and enjoy all our tour inclusions such as hotel accommodations chosen by you, site entries, comfortable transportation, and the tastiest cuisine. Book your tour today!

Palermo from Catania 10 Day Semi-Private Tour Package Highlights

  1. See famous landmarks of Syracuse, like the Greek Apollo Temple and discover the anti-mafia movement in Noto
  2. Wander the lively atmosphere of the Pescheria market and see how the vendors sell freshly-caught fish
  3. Visit Catania’s Piazza Duomo and marvel at the reconstructed architecture of this historical gem
  4. Indulge in authentic Sicilian flavors and savor some of the best local specialties like granita, minnuzza cakes, and almond wine
  5. Spend 9 nights in hotels of your choice picked from our exclusive list of prime accommodations
  6. Take in magnificent views of the Ionian coastline and marvel at the beauty that can only be found in southern Italy
  7. Be guided by local experts throughout your incredible journey and learn secrets of all the places you’ll tour
  8. Explore the medieval streets of Castelmola and be amazed at the 12th century Norman castle hidden within
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Palermo from Catania 10 Day Semi-Private Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Catania
  • Arrive in Catania and make your way to your hotel
  • Overnight in Catania
Day 2 - Catania Street Food City Tour (Private)
  • Begin your day in the central Piazza Duomo to learn from your guide about the captivating history of this charming city before heading to the city's old fish market, the Pescheria
  • Taste fresh fish while you learn about the fishmongers that have hosted stalls in this market for years
  • The next stop is Villa Pacini and the lush gardens that surround it, where the older citizens of Catania meet daily to play cards. Taste homemade arancini – fried balls of rice coated in bread crumbs
  • Discover a hidden spot underground where you can see the Amenano River flowing through a lava tunnel, and then head off to taste spiced anchovies, baked cipollina, and a seasonal sweet treat, like fresh granita or minnuzza cakes
  • Take in the majestic view at Castello Ursino. Along the way, your guide will explain the culinary traditions and history of each morsel
  • Overnight Catania
Day 3 - Taormina & Castelmola (Private)
  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Catania and head to Taormina
  • Begin with a walking tour of Taormina, also known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea– legendary for its rich history and sights
  • Walk the main street Corso Umberto, the Greek Theatre, ancient Roman Theatre Odeon, Palazzo Corvaja, St. Caterina Church, Palazzo Duchi di St. Stefano, Vicolo Stretto–Silcily’s narrowest street, Piazza IX Aprile, Piazza Duomo with the symbol of Taormina, the monumental fountain with a female-headed centaur at its center
  • Drive to Castelmola - an ancient town hidden in the mountains. Here you will walk along picturesque medieval streets, see remains of a Norman castle of the 12th century, and visit Bar Turrisi where you will taste original almond wine
  • Head south along the Ionian coastline into Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily. Visit Enoteca - one of the best wine bars in Giardini Naxos, and enjoy beautiful views of the Giardini Naxos bay. Taste locally produced organic food, like cheeses, salami, prosciutto, olives, mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh homemade bread
  • Overnight in Catania
Day 4 - Free day & Transfer to Syracuse
  • Explore Catania on your own and head with a independent transfer to Syracuse
  • Check in to your hotel and enjoy a free evening in Syracuse
  • Overnight Syracuse
Day 5 - Syracuse & Ortigia (Private)
  • Meet your guide in a centralized location and then see the island with an experienced guide
  • Visit important sites including the Greek Apollo Temple, Palazzo Beneventano, Cathedral Square, St. Lucy Church, Archimedes Square, the Jewish Quarter, and Arethusa Fountain
  • Learn about the ancient history and legends of the area and visit fresh fish markets along the way
  • Overnight Syracuse
Day 6 - Noto (Private)
  • You will be picked up from your hotel for your Noto Tour
  • Tour the UNESCO Baroque city with your experienced local guide. Enter the “Royal Gate” and discover amazing monuments, palaces, and churches
  • Admire the Baroque architecture and learn about the rich history of Noto
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from above the San Carlo Church
  • Return to Syracuse and enjoy a free afternoon
  • Overnight Syracuse
Day 7 - Free Day & Transfer to Palermo
  • Explore Syracuse on your own and head with a independent transfer to Palermo
  • Check in to your hotel and enjoy a free evening in Palermo
  • Overnight in Palermo
Day 8 - Palermo (Group)
  • Meet your local guide and a group of like-minded travelers in a centralized location in Palermo
  • Spend 3 hours touring Palermo’s history with an experienced local who knows this city inside and out
  • Explore the city center’s famous sites such as Piazza Pretoria, the Cathedral, Massimo Theater, City Hall, and the Il Capo Market
  • Learn about the notorious mafia’s influence and the brave anti-mafia movement that rebelled against them
  • Visit Cassaro, Palermo’s oldest street and note the ‘pizzo’ sticker on storefronts as a joint effort against paying extortion fees to the mafia
  • Be directed where to taste the best Sicilian food in the city
  • The tour ends in the city center
  • Overnight in Palermo
Day 9 - Palermo Street Food Tour (Group)
  • Meet your local guide and a small group at a centralized location in Palermo (please be there 10 minutes early!)
  • Head towards both the Capo and Vucciria markets in Sicily's center
  • Try some of the most authentic street food delicacies of Sicily. Learn about the history of street food in Sicily and pick up a few recipes
  • Sample authentic arancini, in Palermo, focaccia, fritters, or some challenging specialties, such as the pani ca’ meusa a veal lung and spleen sandwich, and more
  • Visit an old inn for a glass of local wine or beer
  • End your day with something sweet such as an ice cream sandwich or cannoli
  • Meet some locals, make friends with some of the street vendors and learn about the history of Palermo
  • Feel like a local, not just a visitor before concluding your tour
  • Overnight Palermo
Day 10 - Departure
  • On the last day of your tour, continue your journey wherever it takes you or spend a few more days in the the beautiful city of Palermo on your own!
NB - all timings on Palermo from Catania 10 Day Semi-Private Tour Package are approximate
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All touring and accommodation
Catania: Food Tasting
Taormina & Castelmola: Hotel pick up/drop-off, food & wine tasting in Giardini Naxos
Noto: Hotel pick up/drop-off
Palermo Street Food Tour: Street food samples & seasonal desserts, beer or wine
Anything not mentioned above
Arrival and departure transfer
Transportation Catania-Syracuse, Syracuse-Palermo
Taormina & Castelmola: Greek Theatre entrance ticket fees - 10€
Personal travel insurance
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Italy's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour.
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process.
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience.
Palermo Street Food Tour: The tour is not suitable for vegans, celiacs and those allergic to dairy products. It is only possible to provide alternative samples to vegetarians/pescatarians. Only specific product allergies can be taken into consideration. The tastings are based on seasonal products
The drinking age in Italy is 18 years old