Sicily Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Sicilian Charm from Palermo to Mount Etna
From $5,099 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights
(+$1,700 for sgl. occ.)
Fertile the isle, said Shakespeare of Sicily. And how true those words ring. Warmed by the Mediterranean sun, salted by sea air and nurtured by the rich volcanic soil of legendary Mount Etna, Sicily's natural treasures flourish. They're in the landscape, the food and the wine. They've shaped the history, the art and the architecture. And they're the pride of the island's warm and passionate people. The Bard said it best in Winter's Tale, but Sicily dazzles year-round.
- Voyage from authentic Sicilian fishing towns to dramatic Mount Etna, taking in the island's captivating landscape
- Hike trails through Sicily's varied terrain—lush vineyards, alpine forests, coastal cliffs and ancient black lava fields
- Enrich your Italian journey with wine tastings, legendary cuisine and leisure time at luxurious Mediterranean hotels
- Activate all of your senses and take in the sights, sounds and flavors of dazzling Taormina and peaceful Cefalù
Days 1-2 Start your hiking journey walking postcard-perfect paths in the medieval coastline-hugging village of Cefalù | Wander mazelike walkways between sunbaked buildings artfully adorned with greenery | Hike mountain trails on La Rocca for sensational views | Take a dip in the Tyrrhenian Sea from our hotel's private dock | Follow a trail from the charming hamlet of Castelbuono, known for its ancient Arab-Norman castle | Immerse yourself in this slow food paradise—dine on fresh-caught seafood and taste the island's prized and peppery Nero d'Avola wine.
Days 3-4 Catch your first glimpse of mythical Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano and one of the world's most active | Hike wooded trails and across black lava on the lower flanks of this dramatic peak, made legendary in literature from Homer to Goethe | Sample local wines in the tranquil vineyard-laden region of Catania | Lounge poolside at our elegant boutique hotel | Take in an unforgettable panorama as you hike Etna's picturesque northern slopes from Piano Provenzana | Explore the cool and fascinating network of volcanic caves at Grotta dei Lamponi | Greco-Roman history, exquisite cuisine and luxury accommodations await in hilltop Taormina, known as the Pearl of Sicily.
Days 5-6 Take in Sicily's captivating landscape from Castelmola, a quiet medieval town nestled among the mountaintops | Climb up to the remains of an ancient castle for 360-degree views stretching across the water | Follow trails among marbled cliffs and lush Mediterranean vegetation on Monte Venere | The sense of history is almost palpable on a visit to Taormina's ancient Greek theater | Raise a glass to an extraordinary week before a decadent Sicilian dinner by the sea.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
2019 Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more guests: from $4,699 pp dbl occ
- 8 - 9 guests: from $5,399 pp dbl occ
- 6 - 7 guests: from $6,499 pp dbl occ
- 4 - 5 guests: from $7,599 pp dbl occ
- 2 - 3 guests: from $9,199 pp dbl occ
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