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Sicily for Solo Travelers

8 days |  11 days with Rome extension
8 days |  11 days with Rome extension
Group size1528 travelers

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Set out with solo travelers to discover Sicily.

Whether you’re visiting Sicily for the history or the cuisine, the island has a rustic charm that sets it apart from mainland Italy. Experience the inimitable culture of the Mediterranean destination on this guided tour created for solo travelers. Along the way, meet like-minded travelers who also want to eat all the arancini their hearts desire (or their stomachs can handle).

Your tour package includes

  • 6 nights in a private room at handpicked hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 cooking class
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Included highlights

  • Cappella Palatina
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Sicilian cooking class
  • Island of Ortygia
  • Syracuse Cathedral
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Palermo today.

Palermo2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Palermo
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Settle in to your hotel. Then, gather with your Tour Director and fellow group members at a mixer before enjoying a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Palermo
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

This morning, embark on a guided tour of the bayside city of Palermo.

  • Discover the city’s Baroque architecture as you pass the Quattro Canti piazza in the historic center.
  • Step inside the Cappella Palatina to see the stunning mosaics and artwork.
  • End with a tasting of a delicious local specialty.

Spend a free afternoon in Palermo or add an excursion.

Ancient Ruins of Segesta

From $85 per person

Syracuse2 nights
Day 4: Syracuse via Piazza Armerina
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On the way to Syracuse, stop for a guided tour of Piazza Armerina and view the stunning mosaics in the UNESCO-listed Villa Romana del Casale.

After, continue on to Syracuse and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 5: Cooking class & sightseeing tour of Syracuse
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Begin the day by crafting an authentic Sicilian meal alongside a professional chef during a hands-on cooking class. Learn some tips and techniques before enjoying your creations during an included lunch with wine.

Later, embark on a guided tour of Syracuse, a city known for its rich Greek history.

  • Visit the Greek theater, the most complete ancient Greek theater still in existence.
  • Tour the massive Paradise Quarry and gardens, featuring the cave that Caravaggio dubbed “The Ear of Dionysius” for its unique acoustics.
  • Visit the Roman amphitheater, then cross a bridge to the Island of Ortygia to see the Temple of Apollo and Syracuse Cathedral.
Taormina2 nights
Day 6: Transfer to Taormina & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Transfer to Taormina, where a local guide introduces you to this scenic town perched high above the sea.

  • Stroll along the city’s cobblestone streets to see Taormina Cathedral and Palazzo Corvaja, seat of the first Sicilian parliament.
  • Visit the town’s 2nd-century Greek theater which, on clear days, offers panoramic vistas of Mount Etna.
Day 7: Free day in Taormina
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend a free day in Taormina or add an excursion.

Celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner featuring live music played by local musicians this evening.

Museo Storico dello Sbarco & Historic Catania

From $65 per person

Flight Home
Day 8: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Catania airport for your flight home or continue on to explore Rome.

Extension to Rome
Have your sights on more art, history, and street life? Rome is sure to deliver. Only in the Italian capital can you sip cappuccino in front of the Pantheon and have an audience with the pope all in one morning. After a flight, admire the highlights during guided sightseeing.
Rome3 nights
Day 8: Flight to Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Rome and spend a free evening in the Italian capital on your own.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided walking tour to discover its beautiful, centuries-old squares and fountains.

  • Stroll past the Spanish Steps, where Bernini’s Baroque-style fountain has stood since the 1600s.
  • Walk to the intricately carved Trevi Fountain, and toss a coin for good luck.
  • Step inside the Pantheon, home to the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.
  • Learn about the engineering skills of the ancient Romans and how they created this well-preserved temple.
  • End at Piazza Navona and see the Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Spend a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs

From $89 per person

Day 10: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions. This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $125 per person

Pasta-Making Class & Dinner

From $119 per person

Flight Home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Overall rating 4.7 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    3/9/24 by 3rd-time traveler Anonymous

    Sicily is beautiful. The food is delicious. The people are pleasant. The local tour guides are quite knowledgeable about their history. Overall, EF Tours is a great agency to plan your trips. I love the experience, and I also met great people from all walks of life. Overall, it was a fantastic tri...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    3/9/24 by 3rd-time traveler Margaret

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Sicily!
    3/9/24 by 1st-time traveler Debra

    Sicily was lovely. Hotels very nice, overall. Stunning views of the ocean/volcano/ruins/countryside. Tour guides and driver all good. Met many new friends. Nothing's ever perfect, but terrific, for the most part.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hotel Mercure Palermo Centro
    Hotel Mercure Palermo Centro

    This modern hotel is located in the Palermo city center. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a bar, and a spacious lobby. Nearby, you'll find Teatro Politeama, T...

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    Grand Hotel Villa Politi
    Grand Hotel Villa Politi

    This grand hotel is located near the historic archeological zone. Guests enjoy a restaurant, bar, and spa. Nearby, you’ll find the Greek Theater of Sy...

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    Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina
    Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina

    This historic hotel is located in the city center. Guests enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, sun deck, and restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find Corso Umberto,...

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    UNAWAY Hotel Empire Roma
    UNAWAY Hotel Empire Roma

    This historic hotel is located in the heart of Rome. Guests enjoy the architectural features from the original noble Venetian family, piano bar, and o...

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