What's included

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 6 nights hotel based on sharing twin-rooms
    6 nights hotel based on sharing twin-rooms
  • All activities with Flash Pack Leader & Driver
    All activities with Flash Pack Leader & Driver
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Private minibus transportation & airport pickup any time on Day 1
    Private minibus transportation & airport pickup any time on Day 1

There’s a saying among Sicilians that ‘to have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all’. Originally said by a German writer in 1787, the beautiful architecture, mouthwatering cuisine and golden beaches all remain the same. Now, with a modern helping of lively bars and exhilarating activities, our 7 day adventure is here to immerse you in all this Mediterranean island has to offer. Prepare to discover ancient theatres suspended between the sky and sea, to go river trekking through shimmering gorges and to rustle up a Sicilian feast in a local chef’s home. Whether you’re off roading along the slopes of Mount Etna or exploring its underground lava caves, this adventure sees you conquer active volcanoes followed by exclusive wine tasting. A timeless island with epic views, food and vino – what more do you need?

  • Explore the architectural wonders of Palermo on a tour of its vibrant markets
  • Learn the art of Sicilian cuisine at an authentic cooking class
  • Visit the hilltop town of Monreale and admire its magnificent cathedral
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Taormina and visit the ancient ruins of its Greek theatre
  • Go river trekking through the wild beauty of the Alcantara Gorges
  • Ride the off-road tracks of Mount Etna in a 4x4
  • Head underground into a lava cave in Mount Etna
  • Visit a vineyard for lunch and wine tasting
  • Visit the Baroque city of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Relax on golden beaches and soak in the sun

Itinerary

Day 1: BENVENUTO TO ITALIA

Step off the plane, put on your shades and prepare for a week of Mediterranean escapism. The sparkling isle of Sicily is your home for the next 7 days, a land of beautiful architecture, shimmering coves and fiery volcanoes. The adventure begins in Palermo, where you’ll check into your hotel and meet your fellow Flashpackers. There’s no activities planned for today so just head out into the lively streets and soak up the buzz and energy of the capital, benvenuto to Italia!

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Arrive in sparkling Palermo

Soak in the hustle and bustle

Admire Palermo's impressive cathedral

Welcome to a city of architectural beauty

Enjoy your first taste of Sicilian life

This is only the beginning!

Day 2: COOK UP A SICILIAN STORM

Rise and shine in sunny Palermo, fresh for a day of exploring your charming surroundings. We’re heading into the heart of this captivating city to wind your way through Palermo’s bustling markets, streets and squares. Overlooked by the rugged beauty of Monte Pellegrino, here the buildings are steeped in rich history with architectural gems around every corner. You also can’t come to Sicily without embracing its amazing cuisine, so we’ll stop along the way to pick up fresh ingredients for your Sicilian cooking class. Here you’ll be shown into a local chef’s home for a masterclass in authentic Sicilian cooking. Learn your caponata from your cannolis, before tucking in for lunch. Then, tastebuds refreshed and recipes noted, enjoy a scenic drive to the hilltop town of Monreale. Famous for its mosaic-filled cathedral, explore this enchanting location with your camera at the ready. We’ll then head back to Palermo where you can make the most of this vibrant city on a sizzling Mediterranean evening. The lively bars, restaurants and clubs are at your disposal, get some drinks in and enjoy!

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Explore the beautiful Monreale cathedral

Go on a guided tour of Palermo

Discover the best local hangouts

Soak in the buzz of the lively markets

Get fresh ingredients for your cooking class

Look out for Palermo's tuk tuks

Wind your way through the streets of Palermo

Try the Sicilian canolli

Or russle up some caponata

Master the art of Sicilian cuisine

Make the most of the capital after dark

Day 3: GLADIATORS, ARE YOU READY?

Today we’ll be saying arrivederci to Palermo and travelling onwards to Taormina. Along the way we stop at amazing viewpoints, taking in epic views of mountains and sun-soaked valleys. Then when the hilltop town of Taormina comes into view, enjoy those inviting sea views and prepare for another awesome location. Here you’ll check into your hotel before checking out the sights of Taormina. Your Pack Leader will lead you on a tour though its charming twists and turns, including the incredible Greek theatre. Perched above the cascading rooftops of Taormina, these ancient ruins once held gladiatorial battles in its impressive theatre. Now hosting operas and film screenings, there may be no chariot racing yet but the panoramic views of Mount Etna remain the same. Take in the volcanic views alongside the sparkling ocean before heading back into town for dinner. Enjoy another taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine – wine optional but highly recommended.

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See the ancient ruins of Taormina's Greek Theatre

Arrive in colourful Taormina

This hilltop town overlooks the Mediterranean

Look out to amazing views of Mount Etna

Explore the striking ruins of the theatre

It was built in the third century BC

Enjoy a Sicilian sunset

Head to a local restaurant for an authentic dinner

Important notes

Fly into: Palermo Falcone-Borsellino Airport

Fly out of: Catania International Airport (Vincenzo Bellini)

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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