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Authentic Sicily

Representing some of the most incredible features of the Mediterranean culture and cuisine, this wonderful island will charm you with its overwhelming beauty and rich history.
Food & Wine
Private Escorted Tours


Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Villa Romana del Casale and the Valley of The Temples

Meals and cookery lesson based on delicious regional products

Wine tasting in a winery on Mount Etna

The largest of the Italian islands, Sicily attracts travelers from all over the world with its natural landscapes, historical treasures, delicious food and tasty wines. From turquoise beaches and natural wonders to Greek temples, ancient archaeological sites, characteristic villages and cities full of history, this island will mesmerize you and provide thousands of precious memories to treasure.

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3 nights in Palermo at Hotel Palazzo Sitano (or similar)
1 night in Mazara del Vallo at Mahara Hotel (or similar)
1 night in Agrigento at Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace (or similar)
2 nights in Catania at Hotel Il Principe (or similar)
Private arrival transfer from PMO airport to the hotel
Transportation as per itinerary by car or minivan, with English-speaking driver
Private departure transfer from Catania hotel to the airport
Daily Breakfast
4 lunches in local restaurants, as per itinerary
2 dinners, as per itinerary
Street-food lunch in Palermo
Couscous cookery lesson and lunch in Mazara del Vallo
English-speaking local guides as per itinerary
Visit to a local winery on Mount Etna
Porterage service at the hotels
Expenses for meals and accommodation for driver
"Whispers" (audio guide) throughout the itinerary


  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1

Upon arrival at PMO airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for the check-in. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Palermo at Hotel Palazzo Sitano (or similar).

Church of St. Joseph, Palermo
Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning visit of  Palermo with a local guide: walking in the pedestrian area of the historical centre of city, one of the largest in Europe, you will see the beautiful Martorana Church, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Pretoria, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the ancient “Cassaro” and the Palatine Chapel inside the Norman Palace. You will then have the chance to taste Palermo’s street food at a typical local market. In the afternoon, continue your visit of the city with a unique experience in Palermo’s planetary garden.

Overnight in Palermo at Hotel Palazzo Sitano (or similar).


Breakfast, Lunch
Cathedral of Palermo
Day 3
Palermo → Monreale → Palermo

After breakfast at the hotel, start the day with a morning visit of Monreale with a local guide: Monreale is a small town perched on a hill few kilometres from Palermo and its Cathedral is one of the most beautiful monuments in Europe, with its Moorish architecture and fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments. Enjoy some delicious pizza at lunch and then return to Palermo, where you will enjoy a unique experience: visit Palermo "from above": a walking tour along the historical centre, with entrances to the tops of the city's most beautiful buildings, with a final tasting in one of its most elegant terraces.
In the evening, dinner at the panoramic Seven Restaurant.

Overnight in Palermo at Hotel Palazzo Sitano (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Palermo → Monreale → Palermo
Cathedral of Monreale, Palermo
Day 4
Palermo → Mazara del Vallo

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Mazara del Vallo, a small fishers' town in the south-western side of Sicily: its ancient hystorical centre hosts many monumental churches and it features an Islamic architecture, with the typical tiny streets of the arab Kasbah. Visit to the archaeological museum, with the famous “Satiro Danzante” (Dancing Satyr) statue. You will then have a couscous cooking lesson, followed by lunch with the prepared dishes.

Overnight in Mazara del Vallo at Mahara Hotel (or similar). 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Mazara del Vallo → Agrigento

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Agrigento. Along the way, you will briefly stop at Eraclea Minoa and the enchanting Scala dei Turchi (The Turkish Steps): Eraclea Minoa was an ancient greek town and Roman colony; Scala dei Turchi is a unique site by the sea, with mesmerising white rocks erosed by time and the continuing movement of the waves. Upon arrival in Agrigento, you will first have lunch at  a local restaurant. Then, the afternoon will be focused on the visit of  the majestic Valley of the Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the many Greek temples it hosts, of which the Temple of  Concoria is the best preserved one. 

Overnight in Agrigento at Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch
Mazara del Vallo → Agrigento
Valley of The Temples, Agrigento
Day 6
Agrigento → Piazza Armerina → Catania

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and departure to Piazza Armerina: upon arrival, you will visit the amazing Villa Romana del Casale, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the outstandingly preserved mosaics representing hunting, mythological and daily-life scenes of the Roman period. Lunch at local restaurant where you will taste delicious local food. In the afternoon, continue to Catania, the second largest city of Sicily. After checking in, begin a walking tour of the hystorical centre, visiting the beautiful Cathedral and the famous Via Etnea.

Overnight in Catania at the Hotel Il Principe (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch
Agrigento → Piazza Armerina → Catania
Day 7
Catania → Mt. Etna → Taormina → Catania

After breakfast at the hotel, the morning will be dedicated to visiting Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. You will reach the altitude of 1900 metres and visit 3 main craters, called "Crateri Silvestri". You will then stop at a local winery for a suggestive wine tasting.
The journey continues towards Taormina, known as the “pearl of the Mediterranean Sea" for its beauty, and have lunch at a typical restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the town with a walking tour through its Greek theatre, the Cathedral and Palazzo Corvaja, admiring the views over the sea and Mt. Etna.
Return to your hotel in Catania.

Overnight in Catania at Hotel Il Principe (or similar).

Breakfast, Lunch
Catania → Mt. Etna → Taormina → Catania
Greek Theatre of Taormina
Day 8

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Cathedral of St. Agatha, Catania

Additional information

Official language
Local currency
Private Escorted Tour

These packages are much more intimate and include a private guide/driver that will be with you throughout the duration of your stay.

Authentic Sicily

8 days
from AUD7,693
per person, twin share
All services are subject to availability.*
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Start Date
Prices shown are per person twin share.
The date you have selected is less than 60 days. Full payment is required at time of booking*
Number of Travellers
Maximum for online booking is 9 people
Room Upgrades
Optional Extras
As multiple rooms have been selected, our team will contact you to discuss Optional Extras.
Freedom of Choice
Freedom of Choice options will need to be confirmed within the next 2 weeks.
As multiple rooms have been selected, our team will contact you to discuss the Freedom of Choice options.
Entire Flex Option

Entire Flex is an optional extra that provides more flexibility:

  1. Change your mind right up to 35 days before departure with no change fees.
  2. Make your final payment up to 35 days before departure.
Other Options

Booking Summary

Room Upgrades
The date you have selected is less than 60 days. Full payment is required at time of booking*

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Total Due Now
Cultural, Food & Wine
Private Escorted Tours
01 April 2022 - 20 December 2022

Hotel options

Hotel Palazzo Sitano
Hotel Palazzo Sitano

Located in the historical centre of Palermo, within walking distance to some of the city's most beautiful monuments, Palazzo Sitano is an entirely renovated historical residence with a twist of modern interior design, creating a fascinating contrast. Featuring a lovely internal courtyard, this hotel proves to be an elegant and comfortable accommodation for its customers.

Mahara Hotel
Mahara Hotel

Mazara del Vallo
The Mahara Hotel was rebuilt from an old winery belonging to an eighteenth-century English family. Located right in front of the sea and just a short walk to Mazara del Vallo's historical centre, this property is an ideal location to enjoy the relaxing Sicilian atmosphere of the western coast.

Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace

Overlooking the sea and just a few kilometres from the Agrigento and the magnificent Valley of the Temples, Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace is the answer to all your travel needs. Featuring a semi-olympic pool with sea view, the hotel will offer you plenty of occasions to relax between a swim, a massage and a cocktail at sunset.

Hotel Il Principe
Hotel Il Principe

Hotel Il Principe
is one of the most important hotels in Catania. Its structure is a recently restored aristocratic building in the baroque heart of the historical centre of the city, providing outstanding testimony to Sicilian architecture.

Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

  • Meals other than those specified, drinks, tips and city tax (to be paid locally)

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.


Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

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Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

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Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

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How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

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Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Entire Flex?

Looking for more flexibility? Entire Flex is an optional extra on certain packages. It allows you to change your mind right up to 35 days before departure with no change fees. Receive a 100% travel credit with up to 18 months to depart on another Peace of Mind package to any destination on our website.

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
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What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
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Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Can you book my international airfares?

Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages.

We found that many customers may prefer:

  • To travel on specific airlines
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to the package start/end dates
  • Use their travel agent for this service

However, we are able to assist, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia.

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  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
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