RESERVE EARLY and SAVE: We're smashing prices! A golden opportunity for an exceptional price on our Golden Sicily tour, with almost-weekly departures. Reserve your tour right now for up to two hundred euros off the standard price. Each tour has a maximum of only 18 participants, so reserve soon to guarantee your place. A hundred euros is around US $120 or GB £82. Click or tap on the shattered euro coin to convert your currency. We hope to see you in Sicily this year!
A few of the most popular ideas are presented on this page. You imagine it, we plan it. It's that simple. Because our Sicily travel experts are actually based in Sicily, you're dealing directly with the specialists planning and overseeing your Sicilian holiday rather than a travel agent who must rely on an "outsourced" consultant. Contact us if you'd like to arrange something that you don't see here.
|» Tours & Excursions in Sicily
• Golden Sicily (7 nights)
• Sicilian Impressions (5 nights)
• Red Tour (8 nights) - on request
• Private Excursions: Palermo, Segesta, Cefalù
• Private Excursions: Messina, Taormina, Etna
• Regular Excursions: Segesta/Erice, Agrigento
|» Planning & Personalizing Your Visit
• Concierge: Personal Travel
• Personalized Scenic Transfers
• Cooking Classes in Taormina
• Cookery Classes in Wine Country
• Etna Jeep & Quad Excursions
• Walking Tours of Palermo
• (Not Only) For Travel Agents
|» Lodging, Accommodation...|
• Hotels in Sicily
• Sicily Bed & Breakfasts
• Country Retreats (rural bed & breakfasts)
• Villa Rentals in Sicily
• Restaurants in Sicily
• Airports in Sicily
About Us: We're the kind of Sicily-based company that your local travel agent uses! Based in Palermo (Sicily's largest city), Tradizione Turismo Chat & Tour (whose services are marketed under the names Best of Sicily and Sicily Concierge) is a licensed tour operator and travel services company associated with the IATA and the American Society of Travel Agents. Most of the services mentioned on this page are provided directly by Tradizione Turismo; some (specifically those presented on Best of Sicily's Bed & Breakfast and Hotel pages) are offered by other firms and this is clearly indicated. Visit our main tours page for terms and purchase conditions, as well as faqs, regarding our tours and excursions.
IMPORTANT: A number of independent "guides" in Sicily offer such services as week-long tours and one-day excursions (driving you from place to place). Unfortunately, most of those found on the internet are not licensed as tour guides, tour operators or taxi drivers. This means that they probably lack accident insurance that covers a client who (for example) incurs an injury while walking from the guide's parked car to an archeological site, such as the temples at Agrigento and Segesta. Worse yet, some of these "guides" may deceive you into believing that they are licensed when they are not. In Italian law, only a properly licensed company qualifies for the insurance described. In Italy the tourism/travel industry is highly regulated for your protection. Even if you don't plan your visit with us, please be careful about the person or firm you do choose.
We're often asked about good books – apart from guide books – to read before visiting Sicily. Here are three recommendations:
|The Peoples of Sicily: A Multicultural Legacy. Full of Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Germans and Jews, the most significant general history of Sicily ever published is about much more than an island in the sun. Here is a landmark work. Can the eclectic medieval experience of the world's most conquered island be a lesson for our times? Meet the peoples! (368 pages on acid-free paper) Read more.||Women of Sicily: Saints, Queens & Rebels. Meet a timeless sisterhood of pious Roman maidens, steadfast Sicilian queens, and a Jewish mother who faced the horrors of the Inquisition. Find an island's feminine soul in the first book about Sicily's historical women written in English by a Sicilian woman in Sicily. (224 pages on acid-free paper) Read more.||Sicilian Genealogy and Heraldry. Sicily boasts the world's best genealogical records, revealing the deep roots of a Sicilian identity and facilitating the construction of many pedigrees into the fifteenth century. This is the definitive guide to Sicilian family history research, and the only one ever written in English. (300 pages on acid-free paper) Read more.|