YOGA IN SICILY

8 Days / 7 Nights 

Availability: from March to October, 2020

From: $1,340*

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival day: Welcome to Palermo! Meet your private driver at the Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.

Inclusions: private transfer from Palermo Apt/Palermo hotel; overnight.

Day 2: Palermo yoga class & Palermo private tour: Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the yoga center to attend the first yoga class in Sicily! The class will last 1 hour and your driver will transfer you to your hotel to relax and enjoy a few hour on your own. During the afternoon, your private tour guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for sightseeing and exploring Palermo, the fascinating capital city. You’ll visit the Royal Palace which General George Patton turned into his headquarters in 1943. We’ll also take in the Palace of the Normans, the Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral of Palermo and Monreale, as well as a few other highlights.

Inclusions: road trip transfer to hotel/yoga center; 1 hour yoga private lesson; road trip transfer Palermo/Monreale; HD (4h) Palermo & Monreale private guide; Royal Palace & Monreale Cathedral entry tickets; overnight.

Day 3: Cefalu private tour: Today your Sicilian discovery continue along Sicily’s northern Coast, wedged between a dramatic mountain peak and sunny stretch of sand. The charming medieval town is a delight to explore, and your private guide is waiting to help you discover the Sicilian history, explaining the lasting cultural influence that the Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Arabs left on this part of Italy.

Inclusions: road trip transfer to Palermo hotel/Cefalu; Cefalu private guide;overnight.

Day 4: Palermo to Taormina: Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the yoga center to attend the second yoga class of your Italian holiday. At the end of the class, transfer to your hotel. Check out, then transfer from Palermo to your next destination: Taormina. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.

OPTIONAL STOP IN AGRIGENTO FOR PRIVATE TOUR  Enjoy a guided visit of the magnificent Valley of the Temples, with some of the greatest Greek ruins in the world: the Temples of Zeus, Concord, Hercules, Castor and Pollux, plus the Tomb of Theron and the Porta Aurea.  At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Inclusions: Agrigento private guide; Valley of the Temples tickets; overnight. 

***please note that the optional Agrigento tour is doable if all participants are willing to book it, as the driver in charge of the transfer will be waiting until the end of the tour in Agrigento to depart to Taormina***

Inclusions: road trip transfer hotel/yoga center; 1 hour yoga private lesson; transfer Palermo hote in Taormina (approx. 4h no stop drive);overnight.

Day 5: Taormina yoga class, art & cooking experiences: Today experience an early morning yoga private class in Taormina. In the afternoon, you will get to know why Taormina is known as the “jewel of Italy”. Its winding streets and secluded gardens are truly enchanting. Mt Etna, serves as a dramatic backdrop to the well-preserved Greek and Roman outdoor theater you will be visiting. At afternoon time, is cooking class time! Learn about the local in-season products family recipes and traditions. Head into the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class featuring Sicilian specialties such as Ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, eggplant and zucchini caponata and more. Each hands-on cooking class includes the preparation of a full Sicilian menu including a typical Sicilian dessert. Dinner follows featuring the foods prepared in class and is accompanied by local Sicilian wines, dessert included. (B, D)

Inclusions: road trip transfer hotel/yoga center; 1 hour yoga private lesson; Taormina private guide; Greek Theatre entry tickets; small group Sicilian cooking class (4h – max 15 participants) with dinner included; overnight.

Day 6: Taormina at leisure: Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL SIRACUSA TOUR Enjoy then a tour of the archaeological area of Siracusa, including the famous Latomie of the Paradise and the Dyonysius “Ear”. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city center of Siracusa. Visit the Cathedral and the Arethuse fountain. Inclusions:  driver at disposal Taormina hotel/Siracusa and back; Siracusa private guide; Archaeological area tickets; overnight.   

Day 7: Yoga class and Horseback riding & wine tasting: Breakfast at the hotel, then morning yoga private class.  Today horseback ride through a typical Etna woods and country roads with wine tasting in a resort farm. The wine tasting inside the ancient Sicilian “palmento” will be enlivened by the characteristic music of the “marranzano”, a typical Sicilian instrument.

Inclusions:  road trip transfer hotel/yoga center; 1 hour yoga private lesson; road trip transfer Taormina hotel/horseback riding area; horseback tour of 2 hours with wine tasting; overnight.

Day 8: Departure day: Today is departure day…your memorable vacation ends. According to your departure time, transfer to Catania Airport.

Inclusions:  private transfer Taormina hotel/Catania

Contact Us at 800-621-2259 or info@tourcrafters.com to book today!

*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.