Discover Sicilian Charm Self Drive Vacation


Book by February 28 and Get a complimentary upgrade to group D car.

Discover Sicily through its history, culture and cuisine. You will tour Palermo, view the extensive mosaics at the splendid cathedral at Monreale, admire the wildly expressive statue of the Dancing Satyr, and saunter through the majestic ruins in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. And for those who enjoy wining and dining, there’s a cooking class in in Marsala as well as lunch with locals in rural Sicily.

DISCOVERY DRIVE PROGRAM - Departs daily - 7-day/6-night package visiting Palermo, Marsala, Mazara del Vallo, Sciacca & Agrigento. Includes accommodations at first or superior class hotels with breakfast daily, a compact manual rental car for 6 days, a private tour of Palermo and Monreale, a cooking class at the Baglio Soria in Marsala with lunch, entrance to the Ettore Infersa windmill, and a Sicilian Experience in Sant’Angelo Muxaro including a guide for the day and lunch with a local family.

Includes

  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Rental car
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Rental car gas, parking and tolls
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Palermo – Arrival

Upon arrival at the Palermo airport, pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day

2

Explore Palermo & Monreale

Enjoy a tour of Palermo accompanied by your private guide. Visit the city’s various landmarks such as the cathedral and Norman Palace. Continue to Monreale, a small town with a magnificent view of Palermo and a unique cathedral. (B)

Day

3

Palermo – Marsala

Drive to Marsala  and enjoy a cooking class at Baglio Soria. (B,L)

Day

4

Explore Marsala

Start your day with a visit to the Marsala salt pans. Visit the active windmill Ettore Infersa to learn about traditional salt production, or consider taking an boat tour on the Sicilian “Dead Sea”, a decommissioned salt basin. (B)

Day

5

Marsala – Mazara del Vallo – Sciacca – Agrigento

Drive to Mazara del Vallo and visit the Dancing Satyr Museum. Afterwards, proceed to Sciacca and take a leisurely walk in the old town center before continuing to Agrigento for your overnight stay. (B)

Day

6

Sicilian Experience & the Valley of the Temples

Drive to Sant’Angelo Muxaro and experience Sicilian rural life. You will have lunch with a local family and taste the local produce. Observe artisans at their craft, walk to the Grave of the Prince - the largest domed tomb in Sicily - and descend into the Ciavuli Cave Natural Reserve. In the afternoon, visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a majestic archaeological site with temples dating back to the 5th century B.C. (B,L)

Day

7

Agrigento – Palermo – Return

Drive to the Palermo airport and drop off your rental car before for your return flight home. (B)