Custom Best of the West Sicily Tour

This was a one-time departure and is longer available. Please see our other Sicily tours! Explore the best of western Sicily on this custom tour of one of the world’s most famous islands.

Trip Details

One cooking class in Palermo (with market visit)


Visiting Palermo's sites on a cooking vacation in Sicily

DAY ONE – July 21

  • Meet your driver at the Palermo airport, transfer to your hotel and check-in.
  • Dinner on your own, overnight.
  • Overnight.

DAY TWO – July 22

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure, and this evening meet your guide for an orientation and street food tasting around Palermo (drinks not included).
  • Overnight.

The Medieval Castle of Venus in the town of Erice, visited on a culinary vacation in Sicily

DAY THREE – July 23

  • After breakfast at the hotel, head to Erice, a nearby medieval town located at the top of a mountain and set 751 meters above sea level. Erice overlooks the whole Western region of Sicily, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Egadi Islands. Take a walking tour of the village’s characteristic historical center. Stop at Maria Grammatico’s famous pastry shop for a delicious tasting.
  • Lunch on your own in Erice.
  • In the afternoon, depart for Marsala for a wine tasting at a top-rated winery.
  • Return to Palermo for dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

The cathedral in Cefalu, Sicily, visited on an Italian culinary vacation

DAY FOUR – July 24

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Begin your first hands-on cooking class with a trip to one of Palermo’s historic and bustling markets. Next head to the chef’s restaurant with your fresh ingredients, where you will learn about creating typical Sicilian dishes, such as zucca all’agro or veal scaloppine with Marsala wine. Lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • In the afternoon depart for Cefalù, a charming town that became prosperous when the Normans captured it in 1063. It was Roger II, King of Sicily, that began the construction of the present Cathedral with its remarkably fine mosaics of Byzantine art. The image of Christ Pantocrator in the apse and the rest of the mosaics in the first spaces between the arches of the choir are among the most beautiful in the world.
  • Return to the hotel, dinner on your own, and overnight.

Sicily's Valley of the Temples on a culinary tour of Sicily

DAY FIVE – July 25

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • In the morning depart for Sambuca di Sicilia for a wine and olive oil tasting at Planeta, one of Sicily’s top-rated wineries.
  • Light lunch with wine pairing at the winery.
  • Continue on to Agrigento, where you will visit of the Valley of the Temples, one of Sicily’s most iconic sites.
  • Continue on to the hotel and check in.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Pasta alla norma as made on a Sicily cooking vacation

DAY SIX – July 26

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Piazza Armerina to admire the unique mosaics of the Roman Villa. It is considered one of Sicily’s most spectacular classical sites.
  • Enoy a light lunch at a dairy farm near Enna, where you will taste delicious ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella, and the famous Piacentinu Ennese.
  • Transfer back to your hotel near Agrigento.
  • Dinner on own and overnight.

DAY SEVEN – July 27

  • Breakfast at the masseria and transfer to Palermo airport in time for your afternoon flight. Arrivederci!

Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip


6 nights accommodation

Food & Beverages

Daily breakfast
3 lunches
1 food tasting dinner

Classes & Instructors

One cooking class in Palermo (with market visit)


Excursions as per itinerary

Transfer Details

Transfers included from/to Palermo airport

Accommodation Information

4 nights in Palermo at the Piazza Borsa



2 nights near Agrigento at the Masseria Agnello



Pricing & Tour Dates

Custom trip Pricing:
July 21-27, 2019

6-night Program

US$3025 per person based on double occupancy

    Tour Dates

    This was a one-time departure and is longer available. Please see our other Sicily tours! Or contact us for a custom quote.


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