Roadtrip through culinary east Sicily
- Round trip
- 7 or 10 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Discover the flavours of Eastern Sicily with a cooking class and local product tastings. Including breakfast, car rental and return flights.
If the cuisine of Italy lies close to your heart, then prepare to be charmed by the flavours of east Sicily. During this culinary tour you will get the chance to taste local products and learn how to prepare traditional Sicilian dishes. In addition, you will discover the rich history, vibrant culture, and Mediterranean nature of the island as you explore the east coast with your rental car. Admire the spectacular Etna, swim in the shimmering blue of the Mediterranean Sea, and enjoy Sicily's intense taste sensations. If the way to your heart is indeed through your stomach, fall in love with Sicily over this flavourful adventure.
- Road trip through Sicily: 7 or 10 nights
- Cooking class; traditional Sicilian cuisine
- Tastings of honey and other local products
- Rental car
- Return flight from Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester to Catania
We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.
When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotels you will be staying at.
Benefits of all the hotels
- Non smoking hotel
- Free parking at hotel
- Free Wifi
Day 1 - 4: Taste Sicilian regional products in northeastern Sicily
Welcome to Sicily! After you land at Catania–Fontanarossa Airport, pick up your rental car and drive to the first four-star hotel in the northeast. Every morning you'll wake up to an enjoyable breakfast, after which you can hop into your car to explore the island. Drive along the coast and s…
Day 5 & 6: Culinary delights in the southeast of Sicily
Time to say goodbye to the northeast and explore the southeastern part of the island. The coastal town of Avola is a must-do; it's known for almonds and its red wine, which is based on the Nero d'Avola grape.
Head to the Cavagrande del Cassibile nature park for breathtaking view…
• Honey tasting and tasting of local Sicilian products •
On day 2 of your trip, you will learn more about the fascinating world of bees. You get to see a live bee colony and you visit the laboratory where their honey is extracted. Finally, taste the fresh honey directly from the hive.
The tasting fun is not over yet; in the 'Cantina Rustica' you will taste excellent wines, various liqueurs, flavoured oils and pesto and pâté, which are still made using centuries-old production techniques. You'll taste these well-preserved Sicilian specialties amidst the decor of a beautiful lava rock wall, which dates back to 1792.
• Learn the art of Sicilian cuisine •
On day 5 or day 7 of your trip, you will learn to master delicious Italian cuisine. During a group cooking class, an experienced chef will teach you how to conjure up a multi-course dinner from traditional Sicilian ingredients. You will prepare no less than two starters, one main course and a second dish. After your hard work in the kitchen you can of course enjoy your own delicious creations. Buon appetito!
- Possible tourist tax per person, per night (to be paid at the hotel)
- All road and bridge costs
- Rental car fuel costs
- Rental car deposit
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
An excess applies in the event of damage to or theft of the rental car. A deposit will be requested when collecting the car. You will receive more information about this in your travel documents.
Maximum 3 people per room
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
On the basis of two full-paying adults, a discount for children may be offered dependent on the chosen travel dates and length of stay. You will see the applicable discount in the final booking process. Please note: children up to 12 months old receive a discount on the plane ticket, but will not receive a seat or baggage allowance.
It is possible to arrange a cot during this trip. Contact customer service to make an enquiry.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
|Cooking class in Avola||
You will receive the voucher for the cooking class together with your travel documents. Print the voucher at home and take it with you to the class.
|Tasting of honey and local products||
You will receive the voucher for the tasting together with your travel documents. Print the voucher at home and take it with you to the tasting.