Discover Sicily - Solo Traveller
- Explore Sicily on our guided Solo Traveller holiday & uncover this stunning Italian island
- Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own hotel room.
- Stay 7 nights in the beautiful seaside resort town of Giardini Naxos.
- Visit filming locations from Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” on a full day trip.
- Discover ancient Greek & Roman ruins on a half day trip to Syracuse Archaeological Park.
- Enjoy panoramic views from Europe’s largest volcano on a day trip to Mount Etna.
- Savour the regional flavours of Sicily on a half day trip to a local winery.
Book Your Trip From €1329pp
Book Your Trip From €1329pp
Your Guided Group Holiday to Sicily
Visit Sicily with us on this guided Solo Traveller holiday to the largest island in the Mediterranean. On this Solo Traveller holiday, we’ll have a ‘welcome’ reception on our first night in Sicily, so you have the opportunity to meet some of your fellow travellers from the outset. We’ll also enjoy plenty of guided group excursions including a trip to the mighty Mount Etna, a tour through the beautiful town of Taormina, and a visit to the Syracuse Archaeological Park, where we’ll discover the legend of the Ear of Dionysius. We’ll also sample some Vino along with typical Sicilian produce at a local winery. On all of our Italy holidays, we include plenty of leisure time; so we can soak up the sun in the seaside resort town of Giardini Naxos or explore the surrounding area with new friends.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Sicily
Transfer to Giardini Naxos
Upon landing in Catania, you will be met by our local representative in the airport, who will escort you to your hotel. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
The Godfather Tour & Taormina
Experience The Godfather Tour
This morning visit the towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò, the location of many scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s trilogy, "The Godfather". As your coach travels through the countryside you'll notice old huts & houses made of rocks, wood and bamboo and whatever the land had to offer. Highlights in Savoca include the Church of San Michele, the Catacombs of the Capuchin Convent and Bar Vitelli, still a functioning establishment, and was featured in the motion picture as the place where Corleone asked Apollonia’s father to meet his daughter. Your excursion continues onwards to the village of Forza D’Agrò, located on the lower peak of a small mountain, while on the higher peak that overlooks the town are the remains of Norman castle.
Guided Tour of Taormina
This afternoon you will visit Taormina, a charming coastal town just 6km from Giardini Naxos. Explore the colourful maze of narrow streets and terraces and enjoy a guided tour of Taormina’s famous Greek Theatre.
Free Time in Giardini Naxos
Today you can enjoy a chance to discover Sicily at your own pace. Ask your guide to recommend some places according to your tastes.
Syracuse & Noto
Guided Sightseeing Tour of Syracuse & Noto
Today you will visit the spellbinding city of Syracuse, whose historic heart is located on the island of Ortigia. Sightseeing highlights include the Arethusa Fountain and Cathedral, as well as the city's UNESCO protected archaeological area, with its Greek Theatre, the Latomie and the spectacular Ear of Dionysius. Afterwards, visit Noto, capital of the baroque and often called ‘Il Giardino di Pietra’ (the stone garden) for the richness of art that you can find here. Noto became a world heritage site in 2002, thanks also to its spectacular cathedral that we will be able to visit after the long closure for restoration.
At Leisure Or Optional Pizza Making Class
Free Time in Sicily
Today is another free day to spend at leisure in Sicily. Your guide will be happy to make suggestions of places to see and things to do in the area.
Optional Pizza Making Class
Optional half-day pizza making class held in a Taormina restaurant to include demonstration and preparation by participants of classic pizza dough & whole wheat flour for bread. Led by an expert pizza chef highlights include rolling and stretching your own pizza dough and learning the secrets of pizza sauce & toppings. At the end of this activity all participants will enjoy their pizzas with a complete meal including bruschetta, soft drinks and local wine. Return transfers from your hotel to the restaurant included. (From €67 per person. This excursion is subject to minimum & maximum numbers)
Mount Etna & Wine tasting
Explore Mount Etna
Today you will explore the slopes of the Mount Etna. 1900 metres above sea level, enjoy the panoramic views over the coast and countryside where you can take beautiful photos. On your way back down enjoy a visit to a local wine producer to taste some of their wonderful wines served with some typical Sicilian cheese, salami, olives and bruschetta.
The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your own pace You can relax by the sea or visit to nearby Taormina for sightseeing, shopping, etc.
Explore Sicily at Your Own Pace
Today you will have the day at leisure to enjoy at your pace.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.