Land Journey

A Sicilian Odyssey

All Departures Small Groups Averaging 24 Tauck Guests


Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

$9,340 CAD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Palermo, Temples of Agrigento, Madonie Mountains, Taormina
Culture Through the Ages Escorted Sicily Tour
Taormina, Sicily


Uniquely Tauck

Experience with tauck


TAUCK EXCLUSIVES – Private lunch at a Baron’s palazzo in Siracusa with a wine tasting from the family vineyard and dinner and an art tour with the son of a baroness at their private villa in Palermo


Tauck Value Includes


Visit to Palermo's grand Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, the largest opera house in Italy


Visits to the Sicilian Baroque UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Noto and Ragusa Ibla


A tour, lunch and tasting at a local winery





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

View Full Itinerary

Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Discover cultural footprints forever present... Over the centuries, the island of Sicily was colonized by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans and assorted others before becoming part of Spain, then the Bourbon Kingdom, and finally part of Italy. And today...

Vestiges of the ancient Greeks and Romans entice in Agrigento and Taormina... the presence of the Normans lingers in Palermo... a distinctive style of Sicilian architecture began in the Baroque Valley centuries ago and flourishes today... Byzantine and Arab art mingle with Italian influences... taste impressive wines from grapes grown in volcanic soil... all for a taste of the authentic Sicily.  Join us for an odyssey through time as you discover a history book of experiences, authentically engaging and always enlightening, as you become a part of Sicily’s extended family. Read Less

Mt. Etna Winery Tour

Private tour of Palermo's Teatro Massimo

Behind-the-scenes at Italy's largest opera house, Palermo's Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele

The largest theatre in Italy and Europe’s third-largest opera house, Palermo’s Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele opened in 1897 – 22 years after construction began – with a production of Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Its neoclassical exterior was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture, while its auditorium reflects the style of the Renaissance and features excellent acoustics, as you’ll see (and hear) on your guided tour of this grand venue. Closed for 23 years starting in the 1970s, the Teatro Massimo – the location where the final scenes of “The Godfather, Part III” were filmed – was restored and reopened in time for its centennial in 1997.

Reception and dinner at a private villa

An exclusive reception, dinner and art tour hosted by a family member at a private villa in Palermo

Built in the 18th century for the King of Naples, Ferdinand I and Queen Maria Carolina of Borbone (an older sister of Queen Marie Antoinette of France) during their exile in Sicily, Villa Chiaramonte Bordonaro is still home to the Barons Chiaramonte Bordonaro today, and its gardens rank among the most beautiful parks in Palermo. The villa’s current owners often open up their home for special events… like your exclusive private visit and gala dinner, to which you are welcomed by the son of the current Baroness, who hosts a tour of his family's villa and their private art collection housed in a building designed by Ernesto Basile, the architect of the Teatro Massimo.

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo MGallery by Sofitel

Nights 6 and 7

Five-star luxury in a restored villa overlooking the sea in Palermo...

Restored by renowned Art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile at the end of the 19th century for the Florio family, the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo MGallery by Sofitel still has its original frescoes, decoration and furniture from the period… combining the best of the past with modern-day comforts in each of its art-nouveau inspired guest rooms, amidst spectacular views of the sea, for a memorable stay in 5-star luxury…

Sicily is an island of wild beauty and history, with a culture that dates back to antiquity. The tour encapsulated the passion and pride of a Sicily one must experience.

Tauck Traveler Review


Your journey

Pricing & Availability



{{{{/raw}}}} {{> molecules-tooltip title=false copy="{{tooltip}}"}} {{{{raw}}}}
Departure By



Pricing & Dates are not available yet. Please check back soon.

No departures found.

Try using less filters or select a different year.

Pricing & Dates are not available yet. Please check back soon.

Pricing & Dates are not available yet. Please check back soon.


Want More Detailed Information?


2021 Flexible Payment Terms At-A-Glance

More Time – For all 2021 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No change fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

Book with peace of mind, assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Tauck is unable to operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2021 or 2022 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey.

Please note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021 journeys only; deposit must be made at time of booking (does not apply to air travel and Tauck protection plans). Ask for complete details.

Important Booking Information

About Booking this trip

Deposit Info, Final Payment, Travel Protection Plan, Cancellation Policy

Travel Requirements for this trip

Required Documents, Luggage Restrictions, Health and Activity, Travel Agreements, COVID-19 Protocols


The Tauck Experience

Why Tauck?

Leave Your Worries At Home

One Upfront Price – No Hidden Costs

Tauck Directors – Simply The Best

Never Settle For Ordinary


Reviews and Forums


{{ reviewContent }}

Most Memorable Moment:

{{ reviewBestPart }}


Reviews (50)

The tour guide was good, however very disappointed in Tauck's selection of hotels, places to visit, professionalism and precision of movement. The hotel in Siracusa, the Grand Hotel Des Etrangers, was an absolute disgrace and unfit to stay at. It was extremely dirty, it smelled disgusting and was really unsafe. Mold and mildew on bathroom walls.

Most Memorable Moment:

Leaving on the last day. The food was actually very good though. Leave out the stay in Sciacca. Very nice hotel if you are looking for a vacation in the Caribbean or Florida or Arizona. Didn't feel like Italy and especially not Sicily. Waste of time.

We just completed our first Tauck tour - ten days in Sicily. What we learned is that Tauck will put you in the best hotel possible but in Sicily, some are not that impressive but are fine. The sites were wonderful, the special Tauck spots were great but NOTHING made it as special as our Tour Director. Wish I had more room!

Most Memorable Moment:

In Ortigia Island, off Siracusa, we had lunch at the home of a Baron. It was a day there was an enormous festival with thousands of people crammed into a magnificent piazza. And there we were, in balconies of his home, overlooking the festivities, drinking his wine and having lunch. Truly memorable. But it was our Tauck Director we remember the most!

Load More Reviews

Show Less Reviews

Book Today... And Travel Dreams Begin

Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

Book Today... And Travel Dreams Begin

Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.