Sicily Food Adventure
- From $3,345.00 CAD per Per person
From cannoli to arancini, Sicilian food is known across the planet, but this tour shows how varied and diverse the cuisine here really is. The various civilisations that have occupied the island over millennia have not only left an unparalleled cultural heritage, but also a culinary history that sets Sicily apart from mainland Italy. Sample the fragrant street food of Palermo in vibrant markets, practise hands-on cooking with local chefs in Erice, sip the finest wines in Marsala and Etna and indulge in mouth-watering gelatos while relaxing in sun-kissed baroque piazzas. Let food lead the way in this captivating journey through culinary and cultural highlights.
- Wander through colourful markets and try the unique street food of Palermo
- Enjoy a hands-on cookery class with a local chef in Erice
- Sample a variety of local specialities during produce and wine tastings
- Visit unique heritage sites and baroque cities, including Agrigento and Noto
- Seven nights in three- and four-star hotels with en suite facilities
- Group normally 6 to 18, plus leader. Minimum age: 16
- Travel by air-conditioned private minibus
- Countries visited: Italy
- All breakfasts, 2 wine tastings, 1 cookery class/lunch and 4 produce tastings (3 of which are also considered lunch)
- All accommodation
- Tour leader throughout
- Special guided tours in main UNESCO sights and cities
- Group arrival and departure transfers available
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Travel insurance
- Single accommodation
- Visa or vaccinations
- City taxes (approx. €10-15)
People, Places & Planet
We work hard to create trips that have a positive impact on the people and places we visit and look after the planet we explore. Learn more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice hereand find out about the work of the Exodus Travels Foundation here.
Some sustainable travel highlights of this trip include:
How this trip helps improve life for local communities.
- Local guides keep you well informed about local traditions and cultural-social sensitivities.
- This trip brings income and opportunity to the destination community through the inclusion of locally owned hotels, restaurants, and other enterprises, and by championing locally produced food wherever possible.
- On day 3 a cookery lesson is led by a local chef in Erice, allowing clients to practise and taste traditional recipes, which encourages local interaction and an exchange of cultural understanding.
- Guests can visit local markets in Palermo or Catania which contributes to the local economies.
- Read more about our other initiatives here.
How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.
- By travelling in a small group we ‘tread lightly’ to minimise our impact on local resources and the environment.
- We work with our partners on the ground to proactively reduce waste; this includes eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles by providing refills for re
- The payment of entrance fees to natural reserves and archaeological sites generates income which is used for upkeep and development of these important sites.
- We rewild 100 square metres per passenger to compensate for all trip and flight emissions.
- Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who travels with us.
How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this trip low.
- Accommodation and restaurants in the itinerary use locally sourced food which has not been transported long distances.
- Most lodgings are located within proximity to town centers and the UNESCO historic site we visit, which reduces the need for carbon producing transfer vehicles on the trip.
- Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.
Tips for sustainable travel on this trip
- Leave no trace: we do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
- Plastic waste reduction: please bring a re
-usable water bottle on this trip, also consider avoiding single-use hotel toiletries, which generate a large amount of plastic waste.
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