WTN’s Sicily Tour For Women

An unforgettable Sicilian adventure designed for the tastebuds

Sicily is a history lesson on a plate. And the best way to understand the island’s colourful history is to immerse yourself in its cuisine. Sicily is fascinating, delicious and paradoxical. It has been influenced beautifully by the parade of Phoenicians, Greeks, Normans, Moors, Romans and Spanish who have left their mark in temples, cathedrals and palaces but also in language, customs and above all, food.
Together we’ll enjoy a wine pairing lunch in a beautiful farmhouse, sample street food, walk in vineyards and olive groves and dine in some of the island’s most authentic restaurants. All of these gastronomic experiences are shared with explorations of the finest archaeological sites on the island in the company of expert guides.

Though Sicily’s wine making tradition dates back over 2000 years, the island has now become one of the world’s great wine zones. Visionary winemakers such as Diego Planeta and Arianna Occhipinti have boosted Sicily’s reputation for high-end wines, we’ll be visiting these and other makers selected by Sid Cross and enjoy the kind of private hospitality reserved for connoisseurs.

Join us on Womens Travel Network’s Sicily tour for women.

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For more Sicilian inspiration visit our recent blog post about this tour.

Trip Details

Single Supplement Fee: $CAD 2095
Price Note:  Price includes taxes and gratuities per person

Signature Moments

  • Explore Sicily’s best archaeological sites
  • Standing on Mr. Etna and feeling its volcanic power
  • Immerse ourselves in Sicily’s wine making tradition
  • Revel in gastronomic experiences

Trip Hightlights

  • Guided tour of Palermo to view the Sicilian Old Quarter, baroque palaces and 12th century Cathedral
  • Tour the ancient hilltop town of Segesta
  • Visit one of Marsala’s historic wineries
  • View the ancient Greek ruins of Selinunte and Agreigento’s superb Valley of the Temples
  • Visit with a local ricotta cheese maker and a century old bakery
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Noto, the capital of  Baroque in Sicily
  • Visit Modica, lined with churches and a palazzo rebuilt by the aristocracy
  • Visit the heavenly Greek Theatre, built in the 3rd century
  • Climb Mount Etna, the most active volcano in Europe
  • Airport group transfers on arrival and departure if arriving and departing with the group
  • Accommodation in double occupancy, based on hotels listed or similar
    2 nights at Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa Palermo, 2 nights Moderno Hotel Erice, 2 nights Alba Palace H0tel Agrigento, 2 nights San Giorgio Palace Hotel Ragusa,  3 nights Hotel Montetauro Taormina
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 2 dinners
  • House wine with dinners
  • Cooking class and winery visit
  • Transportation by private air conditioned coach
  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to sites visited
  • Wine tastings
  • Services of specialized English speaking guides
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals (as indicated above)
  • Taxes (as indicated above)
  • Fully escorted by your Women’s Travel Network host
  • International airfare from your home to Palermo
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Beverages with meals other than dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned in the “included features” above

Moderate
A good level of fitness is important for this trip. You must be comfortable walking on uneven terrain and irregular paving and climbing stairs.  You should be comfortable walking for a 2 to 3 hour stretch.

We will be staying in comfortable, well located four star hotels. All rooms have private facilities.

During this tour
We will be travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver.

Joining Instructions
September 25, 2024  This tour begins with a group transfer from Palermo airport to the hotel.
October 6, 2024   The tour concludes with a single included group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Catania for your flight home. Please contact us to verify timing of this transfer prior to making any flight arrangements.

International Flights
*Roundtrip international flights are not included in the cost of your tour and must be arranged separately. Our team are happy to assist you in booking your flights, this way we can do our best to keep the group together. If you’d prefer to book your own flights, please check with us first to ensure the trip has been confirmed before booking and to verify the timing of these group transfers to ensure your flight schedule fits our program. When you book a pre or post trip night with Worldwide Quest, your airport transfer will be included. If you are making your own pre or post trip arrangements, these transfers can be provided at an additional cost.

We expect clear sunny skies with average daytime temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius  and overnight lows of about 18 degrees.

You will require a passport for this trip.  Please ensure it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return home.

If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate. We do our best to ask each woman some questions to help our matchmaking process 🙂

If we are unable to find you the right match, the single cost applies.

We’d like to make sure that you know about our Worldwide Explorers Club. Travel twice with us and we’ll say a special thank you by taking 5% off all your subsequent trips. The bonus applies to our brochure trips only, is non-transferrable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or credit.  Note that some exceptions may apply as indicated on the tour’s Detailed Itinerary.

For Reservations, to Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details use the “Book This Tour” contact form on this page

 

Or contact our reservations team directly:

Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com

Phone: (416) 633-5666 or toll free at 1-800-387-1483

 

Or contact Womens Travel Network directly:
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

TICO REG. # 2667946

If our Tour Ready criteria are not met, your tour will not operate and we will transfer your payments to your choice of tour within 2 years of your initial travel date.

Our tours will proceed when all the following Four-point Tour Ready criteria are met:

  • The Canadian government does not have an ‘avoid all travel’ to the country or region within a country for any part of the tour.
  • No region of the tour has any significant COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • There is reliable airline access for arrival and departure.
  • Worldwide Quest and our in-country partners are confident that your trip can operate safely and enjoyably.

 

Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of US$750 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. A second non-refundable deposit of US$2000 is required six months prior to departure. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

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Tour Host:  Rowena Lamy
A photo of Womens Travel Network Tour Host Rowena Lamy in a bright red jacket
An experienced, enthusiastic International traveller for both business and pleasure.