17th June 2023 to 24th June 2023

Eastern Sicily Cultural Tour

From £1695 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12wk before embarkation
Volcanos, food, and wine. A great exploration of Eastern Sicily
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Pay a 25% deposit per item
Suited to
Solo travellers, Couples, Friends, Family
Difficulty
Suitable for novice sailors
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
BAVARIA 50
Vessel length
50ft
Skipper
Yes
Crew
Professional Chef
Berth Style
Shared double cabin

Explore the historical East Coast of Sicily with its great culture, food, and wine.

Dates: 17 June to 24 June 2023

From £1,695 per person

During this adventure, you'll be guided by a local crew and explore all of the food and wine this region has to offer, including Marzamemi recipes, street food in Catania, and the brioches with granita in Taormina

Day 1 – Saturday

Check-in Mazara del vallo marina
Welcoming, briefing and navigation to Marzamemi. Visit the gorgeous fishing village. No cars are allowed, so we can walk peacefully around the town and visit the most characteristic places, such as the Tonnara (tuna fishery) and Piazza Regina Margherita.

Day 2 – Sunday

Navigation to Siracusa. Meet with a tour guide and visit Ortigia Island, the old town. We will visit the most famous places, like Maniace Castle, the beautiful Aretusa Fountain and the Cathedral.

Day 3 – Monday

Sail to Catania (about 35 nautical miles). The day will be entirely dedicated to sailing and the exploration of the southeastern coast of Sicily.

Day 4 – Tuesday

Visit of the characteristic places of Catania, such as Piazza del Duomo and the elephant statue, a symbol of the city. Later, a thrilling excursion to Etna, an active volcano 3350 metres high: trek along the trails which explore all sides of the mountain, admiring the varied landscape and stunning views of the volcano.

Day 5 – Wednesday

Sail to Taormina. The day will be entirely dedicated to sailing and the exploration of the east coast of Sicily: from the stacks of Acitrezza to Giardini Naxos bay, we’ll spend the night at anchor by Taormina.

Day 6 – Thursday

Excursion to Taormina’s lively city centre, the Municipal Villa and its beautiful gardens; Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral; the spectacular Greek Theatre, which is located on a promontory and offers a breathtaking view of the sea and the Etna; the panoramic terrace Piazza IX Aprile.

Day 7 – Friday

Navigation to Milazzo with a lunch stop in Messina harbour in preparation to cross the Strait of Messina, which is 3 km wide and 16 km long. Specific atmospheric conditions in this area create an interesting optical phenomenon called the “Fata Morgana effect”: the illusion of a city suspended between earth and sky. Arrival and mooring at the marina of Milazzo.

Day 8 – Saturday

After a casual breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the crew.

 

  • Boat
  • All yacht running costs
  • Skipper
  • Chef
  • Onboard meals
  • Ground services and transfers
  • Experiences as per itinerary
  • Travel to and form Sicily
  • Restaurants ashore
  • Personal insurance

Catania Airport

Catania Airport

Day 1 – Saturday

Check-in Mazara del vallo marina
Welcoming, briefing and navigation to Marzamemi. Visit the gorgeous fishing village. No cars are allowed, so we can walk peacefully around the town and visit the most characteristic places, such as the Tonnara (tuna fishery) and Piazza Regina Margherita.

Day 2 – Sunday

Navigation to Siracusa. Meet with a tour guide and visit Ortigia Island, the old town. We will visit the most famous places, like Maniace Castle, the beautiful Aretusa Fountain and the Cathedral.

Day 3 – Monday

Sail to Catania (about 35 nautical miles). The day will be entirely dedicated to sailing and the exploration of the southeastern coast of Sicily.

Day 4 – Tuesday

Visit of the characteristic places of Catania, such as Piazza del Duomo and the elephant statue, a symbol of the city. Later, a thrilling excursion to Etna, an active volcano 3350 metres high: trek along the trails which explore all sides of the mountain, admiring the varied landscape and stunning views of the volcano.

Day 5 – Wednesday

Sail to Taormina. The day will be entirely dedicated to sailing and the exploration of the east coast of Sicily: from the stacks of Acitrezza to Giardini Naxos bay, we’ll spend the night at anchor by Taormina.

Day 6 – Thursday

Excursion to Taormina’s lively city centre, the Municipal Villa and its beautiful gardens; Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral; the spectacular Greek Theatre, which is located on a promontory and offers a breathtaking view of the sea and the Etna; the panoramic terrace Piazza IX Aprile.

Day 7 – Friday

Navigation to Milazzo with a lunch stop in Messina harbour in preparation to cross the Strait of Messina, which is 3 km wide and 16 km long. Specific atmospheric conditions in this area create an interesting optical phenomenon called the “Fata Morgana effect”: the illusion of a city suspended between earth and sky. Arrival and mooring at the marina of Milazzo.

Day 8 – Saturday

After a casual breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the crew.