Eastern Sicily


Citrus, seafood and stunning scenery

Sicily is an ancient intersection of Mediterranean civilisations, with its strategic position resulting in a wealth of cultural influences. Displaying the traces of multifarious cultures over the ages, Sicily is a treasure trove of history and art with layers of diverse architecture just begging to be explored. Mount Etna’s numerous eruptions have sculpted the island, creating a dramatic contrast between land and sea. In its wake, lemon, almond and pistachio trees thrive in the fertile soil and delicious Sicilian dishes use the freshest ingredients. From the glittering azure seas, to the imposing mountain crowned with smoke, to the vibrant green meadows in between, Sicily’s juxtaposing scenery is some of the very best Italy has to offer.


An eruption of culture, history and dramatically diverse landscapes

From £1,199 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

March, April, May, September, October, November

Suggested Hotel

Grande Albergo Maugeri, Acireale

  • 4-star, family run hotel with excellent hospitality
  • Central location in lovely Sicilian town
  • Bed & breakfast option offers the chance to explore local restaurants
  • Traditional décor and newly renovated public area
  • By the foot of Mount Etna, this hotel has incredible views

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.



Dating back to 4th century BC, this hilltop town is a highly popular tourist destination, and for good reason. Discover how the town’s diverse history spanned Greek, Roman, and Norman rule, before being fully revived as a tourist destination in the 18th century. The Greek horseshoe-shaped theatre is an absolute must-see, with incredible views of Mount Etna to the south.


Once the largest city in the ancient world, Syracuse holds an eternal beauty, with ancient ruins and historic architecture nestled amongst vibrant lemon groves. One of Sicily’s best archaeological sites and a colossal amphitheatre carved into the hillside just beg to be explored. Learn about the city’s grisly past by exploring the catacombs where thousands of survivors from the war between Athens and Syracuse were imprisoned in 413 BC.


This baroque beauty is packed with golden-stoned buildings, stunning palaces, churches full of character, and ornate balconies. Having been virtually demolished after a massive earthquake in 1693, this historic town was rebuilt with functionality and aesthetics merging in beautiful harmony.

Hidden Sicily

No tour of Sicily would be complete without visiting the villages that served as a backdrop for The Godfather films. In the hillside village of Savoca, which featured as ‘Corleone’ in the movies, you’ll sample local wines accompanied by antipasti at a local winery. Forza d’Agrò is an attractive medieval village dominated by a 16th century castle overlooking the coast - home to the Church of Sant'Agostino which featured in The Godfather. It also makes a perfect spot for lunch.

Team Comments:

“My very favourite island.” (Jo)


Don't fancy bed & breakfast?

Half board hotels are also available.

Cultural tours

This tour can easily be tailored to include the art & architectural gems of eastern Sicily.

Going further

This tour could also be a twin-centre trip with the stunning Aeolian Islands.

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