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There aren’t many places in the world that are as famous for their food than the island of Sicily, and this seven-day vacation by rail is a real treat for the Foodies of the world! Spend two-nights in Catania, Palermo, and Taormina discovering the sights, sounds, and tastes of the local food markets, as well as learning first-hand how to select the finest ingredients and make some delicious traditional Sicilian food.

Trip Highlights:
Devour Cannoli’s and other delicious treats on a private food market walking tour in Catania
Explore Palermo’s historic markets and create your own delicious Sicilian meal in a local restaurant
Don an apron and prepare traditional fresh pasta and much more in Taormina

What’s Included:
Rail travel throughout Sicily
2 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Catania
2 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Palermo
2 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Taormina
Private market and food walking tour in Catania (Not available on Sundays)
Hop on Hop off Pass in Palermo
Food market tour and cooking class in Palermo
Food market tour and cooking class in Taormina
Private car transfer from airport to hotel in Catania, and from Taormina to Catania airport

Prices starting at $1,699 per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. 

Available Dates for 2024: Tours leave daily throughout 2024 until December 13th 2024.

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.


Welcome to Sicily!  On arrival you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel for a two-night stay.  Spend the remainder of the day settling in, and why not take a stroll down the beautiful Piazza del Duomo for dinner?  (Overnight Catania)

Enjoy breakfast then make your way back to the famous Elephant Fountain to meet your private guide for the next two hours.  Wander the busy Pescheria food market and admire the daily hustle and bustle marketplace that has been active for millennia.  You will get the opportunity to sample some of the delicious street food such as Coppo, Sfincione, local cheese, and cured meats, as well as the delicious pastries of Sicily – Cannoli, Cassatelle, or sesame nougat.  At the end of the tour enjoy a traditional Arancino and a glass of wine or a soft drink with your guide.  In the afternoon be sure to visit the ancient Roman Rotonda, ancient amphitheatre, or the beautiful Palazzo Conte Federico and nearby Norman castle.  The city center is blessed with a huge number of historical treasures.  (Overnight Catania) B

Make your own way to the station for the journey to Palermo.  All trains in Sicily are local services with one class of travel, and the scenery is certainly worth the ride.  On arrival into the Sicilian capital, check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled get out and explore the whole city today, thanks to your hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass included.  Be sure to visit the famous Palatine Chapel – a breath-taking jewel of art and architecture from a multitude of ancient influences.  In the afternoon why not visit the impressive Royal Palace, or the remarkable Castello deal Zisa?  (Overnight Palermo) B

Today is a culinary treat to remember!  Make your way to Teatro Massimo where you will meet your Chef for a wander through one of Palermo’s historic markets.  Sample some delicious street food such as panelle and pane con la milza, whilst also gathering the freshest of ingredients for your cooking class.  Prepare a relaxed typical lunch to enjoy with your fellow Chefs, accompanied by a Sicilian wine, then top it off with some local cookies and traditional Sicilian dessert wine. (Overnight Palermo) B

Make your way to the station for a train journey to Taormina.  On arrival in the afternoon, make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay.  Relax and enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.  (Overnight Taormina) B

Meet your chef for the day at the Arch of Porta Messina this morning for a shopping trip with a difference!  Learn about the fresh ingredients at their origins as you meander through the market, then it’s over to a local restaurant for a hands-on cooking class.  Perfect the art of fresh Sicilian ‘Maccheroni’ pasta, then three different main courses, all washed down with a delicious glass of local wine or two.  Bellissimo!  (Overnight Taormina) B


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