Savour Sicily

Savour Sicily Food Tour and Why It is A Sicilian Feat for the Senses

Tour departs from Palermo.

A Sicilian Feast for the Senses is personally escorted food tour of  Sicily spanning 13 days and 12 nights. Your Sicilian hosts include Chef Dominique Rizzo, and passionate local chefs and guides. Travel through the major cities in Sicily on a gastronomic journey. It showcases wonderful food from Sicily, in addition, this tour takes in the region’s rich history and culture.

Destination:

Sicily. Travelling to:

  • Palermo
  • Trapani
  • Mozia
  • Ragusa
  • Cefalu
  • Castelbuono
  • Modonie
  • Polizzi
  • Siracusa
  • Ortiga
  • Modica
  • Marsala

Dates:

5th May to 17th May 2019

Tour Length:

13 days 12 nights

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Tour Type:

  • PERSONALLY ESCORTED SMALL GROUP TOUR

  • LOCAL FOOD TOUR

  • TRAVEL WITH DOMINIQUE

  • Cooking

  • Food and Wine Tasting

  • Cultural Tours

  • Art and History Tours

Tour Glimpses:

  • Take a guided tour to the ancient ruins of Siracusa with a cultural visit to the Neapolis Archaeological Park. This is most noteworthy as one of the most marvelous archaeological sites in existence in Sicily.
  • Head to Dominique’s favourite pasticceria. Sample a traditional handmade “dolce” a recipe handed down for generations.
  • Wake up in beautiful, historical and inner-city 4 and 5 star accommodation.
  • Wander the cobblestone streets for a spot of shopping. Practice your photography or rather, just lose yourself in the 14th Century Baroque architecture.
  • Take in the breathtaking views of coast and mountains.
  • Learn to cook authentic Sicilian food.
  • Most of all, sample mouth-watering menus. From wine, olive oil and chocolate tastings, to full degustations, alfresco lunches, banquets and more.

Suits:

  • Couples & Small Groups

  • Large Private Groups

  • Foodies

  • Australians

This tour is ideal if you only have a limited holiday schedule. Or rather, if you are wanting to experience a part of Sicily that highlights this region. In addition, it is perfect to tack onto your existing holiday plans.

We offer a relaxed planned itinerary as part of this tour. Therefore, if you like to have all the logistics taken care of to allow for flexibility and spontaneity this tour is for you. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or rather, this is your first time overseas, you are welcome. Perfect food tour for singles, or for couples who enjoy the comradery of a group setting.

Anyone who enjoys meeting new people and enjoys new experiences. This is a mixed group setting of up to 16 people. It is not necessary to have great cooking skills, just a love of beautiful food.

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Savour Sicily Tour in Detail:

Why You Will Love This Tour

Guided Tours of Sicily

Enjoy 13 days and 12 nights in delicious Sicily. This is an all-inclusive Personally Escorted of Sicily showcasing Eastern and Western regions.

This tour of Sicily includes some of Sicily’s historic and well noted cities and sights. This includes Palermo, Trapani, Erice, Favignana, Siracusa, Ortigia, Modica, Ragusa and Cefalu to name a few. In this tour of Sicily, visit the vibrant fresh food markets. Here you can shop for seasonal local produce and enjoy cooking classes with specialty chefs.

Savour Sicily – A Feast for the Senses offers you a wonderful introduction to Sicily. We visit some of the most popular historical sites, galleries and museums in Sicily. We also take you to places that are a little off the beaten track and not listed in travel books. This gives you the opportunity to further engage with Sicily. You can immerse yourself with the Sicilian culture, gastronomy and people.

Food, Wine and Cooking

Enjoy private tastings of olive oil, cheese, breads, pastries, salamis and small goods. In addition, a wealth of seafood. We visit bustling food markets and towns and wonder at the beauty. Many towns and markets are famous for their old techniques and artistry in ceramic and jewellery making. We visit stunning photogenic towns where you will indulge on pastries and desserts. Taste recipes handed down through the ages. In addition we show you the real cheese makers of Sicily.

We taste the real Marsala, wander down cobbled streets to find hidden treasures and dine on all local and fresh produce. This is in slow food restaurants, agriturismo, cantinas, enotecas and more. All specialise in showcasing true Sicilian fare.

It is impossible to visit Sicily without taking in the vibrant humming of the markets. We surround ourselves with the colours and aromas of these street markets. We wander through the many stalls sharing moments with true locals. They will mesmerize you with their cooking and preparation of traditional street foods.

We also travel to Favignana Island giving you a taste of the jewels of the Aegadian.

The produce is showcased through our cooking classes and by the passionate characters we meet along the way.
Most noteworthy, we head out in a sailing boat for an alfresco dinner, before wandering through the cobbled streets. Here we enjoy wine tasting and a degustation of local products in a quaint Enoteca.

Cultural Destinations

This tour of Sicily, gives you an in-depth look at Sicily’s most historic cities and sights. This is starring one of the beautiful and popular cities of Sicily, Palermo. The Arabs, Normans, Greek and Spanish among many others, have left Palermo with a rich imprint of foreign culture. This is evident in its art, design, architecture and cuisine.

Visit the stunning photographic hilltop town of Erice. Erice is a picturesque medieval town built upon much older Phoenician and Elymian sites.

Uniquely, the aromas of mountain lavender, rosemary and thyme hang in the air. This couples with views to the sea which still to this day in this part of Sicily works to suspend this land in its own rhythm of life.

During the tour you will relax with the iconic scenes and views of the stunning coastline of the seaside town Cefalu. We end the tour in a prestigious landmark hotel resting in its breathtaking position on the coastline for more than 100 years. It was re-styled in the 1800s and now stands as one of the best examples of Art Nouveau décor of its kind.

Accommodation

Beautiful and historical 4 and 5 star accommodation options.

Tour Guides

Australian/Sicilian Chef, TV Presenter and Food Writer, Dominique Rizzo. Also planned and coordinated in conjunction Sicilian counterpart Gianluca D’ Alia from Paesaggio Sicilia Travel.

A Taste of The Itinerary

A taste of the itinerary

Day 1

We welcome you at the airport in Palermo with a big “Ciao” from beautiful Sicily and assist you in transfers to our hotel for the first leg of the tour. The afternoon is yours to take in the city atmosphere, relax or do some pre-tour wandering. We meet in the lobby in the evening for our first wonderful dinner to welcome you to Sicily. Situated in the former studio of Renaissance sculptor, the restaurant owners and Head Chef are passionate about showcasing the best of organic, slow food in Sicily and surrounding regions. The convivial essence of the restaurant centres around the ‘social table’, which allows diners from different corners of the world to dine together in the round. The soft glow of candlelight illuminates the 16th century stone walls, wooden doors and low arches of the venue, while on the menu, modern European influences blend with classic Sicilian flavours to produce a menu that is unique and very much a must to enjoy while visiting Palermo.
Overnight stay in Palermo.
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Day 2

After finishing breakfast, we take you on a walking guided tour of Palermo central where we visit some of the most notable churches, monuments and sites which are iconic to this capital city. Here you will discover why Sicily is so rich in history and culture with an locals insight to the Sicilian life dominated by the political and religious powers. We enjoy a lunch of local street food then back to the hotel for siesta. In the afternoon we continue our cultural visit of this bustling city with a special surprise to entertain us. Our evening dinner is spent at a local trattoria. Overnight stay in our hotel. B/L/D

Day 3

Today is all about the Sicilian tradition of cooking and exploring the food culture of this amazing city of Palermo. We head out on foot to visit one of the most vibrant and bustling markets: the centre of Palermo’s food scene, bursting with the cries of the fish mongers, the local shoppers and the excitement that these markets have become famous for. We enjoy a local cooking class exploring hands-on the traditional Southern Italian way of cooking. After enjoying a banquet lunch, there is some free time to relax in the afternoon before we meet for an informal dinner, Palermo style. B/L/D

To discover more of this Pure Food journey contact me for your full itinerary.

Tour Inclusions and Highlights

Inclusions

  • Fully escorted tour, 13 days, 12 nights in the beautiful scenic surrounds of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
  • Specialised escorted service of Dominique Rizzo, Chef/Author and owner of Pure Food Cooking, Pure Food Wine and Cooking Tours
  • Private Italian Guide for 13 days also speaks German/English/Spanish
  • Pick up transfer from Palermo Airport or your hotel in Palermo on the tour start date
  • Transfer to Catania Airport/train station or hotel in Catania on the tour finish date
  • Air-conditioned comfortable private bus with our own private driver
  • All accommodation and taxes in 4 and 5-star Hotels/Agriturismo and Spa Resort
  • Souvenir apron, bag, maps, printed recipes, travel hints and tips, Dominique’s contact phone number and name, address and phone numbers of the all the hotels on the tour
  • All Private, escorted visits and tastings
  • Meals – All breakfasts are provided, 12 lunches and 12 dinners are also included, some morning/afternoon teas and aperitifs are provided as stated
  • Beverages – All beverages with meals including wine, beer, juice, soft drink, tea and coffee are provided
  • All guided tours as specified in the tour are included
  • All transfers by boat, bus, car, taxi as specified in the tour itinerary are included
  • Admission to all historical sites, galleries and museums mentioned in the itinerary are included
  • Tips for restaurants and Guides

The fee does not include:

  • Airfares
  • Tips for the bus driver (it is customary to tip the bus driver after the tour if you have been happy with the service.)
  • Everything not included in (Tour Inclusions).
  • General expenses – phone calls, laundry, room upgrades.
  • Transfers outside of tour dates, personal transport, excess baggage, security and government taxes, travel and medical insurance.
  • Beverages outside of described Tour Inclusions.
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in itinerary.
  • Entry fees to places other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary.
  • Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but not included in the tour price.

It is your responsibility to ensure personal settlement of any extra charges is made to the hotel or provider of any service not included in the inclusions.

Costs, Terms & Conditions

$8,299.00 Rooms and prices are based on a twin share/ double booking. If you are booking a single room a Single Supplement $1,300 is required to be paid.

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