Private tours in Sicily


Dear friends, welcome to Sicily, amazing region of Italy, full of history, culture and beauty, hidden in every corner of its magnificent cities and towns. We have selected for you the most interesting places of the island, and created special private tours, that can let you feel the real atmosphere of Sicily. Besides, we have chosen for you the best wine bars and restaurants at every distination of our tours.

Our half day tours in Sicily are created for individuals who want to escape crowded large guided bus tours during which you may miss some of your destination's best sights and important attractions. Private tours in Sicily offer a number of benefits: 

1. Start the tour on any date and any time at your convenience.

2. Choose the tour length as long as your schedule allows.

3. Travel at your own pace that flexibly fits your travel style. 

4. Personalized attention from your guide.

5. Comfortable air-conditioned car operates only for you.

6. A relaxed atmosphere tailored to your interests.

7. The option to taste local delicacies wherever you want.

8. Ideal for people who need special assistance.

Considering this benefits, private tours with Prestelli Sicily Tours may be the best option of exploring Sicily. We will do our best for you to enjoy your tour.

Are you ready now? Come and join us for a trip in Sicily.

Private tour to Etna Volcano with honey, jams and liquors tasting and with option of Food & Wine tasting

Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano on the European continent, being 3.330 m high. It is the highest mountain in Italy from the Alps downward. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain. 

During the private tour to Mount Etna, we will visit a charming mountain town Zafferana Etnea, where you will taste Etna honey, jams and liquors. Then we will start to drive to an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. During the trip, you will enjoy amazing sea view, small Sicilian villages, craters Silvestri, visit souvenir shops where you can buy gifts made form the lava. Also, you can climb to an atlitude of 3000 meters on a cable car for additional fee (65 euro).

Optionally: after visiting Etna, we may go to one of the best Sicilian vineyards at the slope of the volcano. The owners of the winery will make for you a tour around their wine estate, will tell some secrets about wine production, and with professional sommelier you will taste excellents Sicilian wines accompanied by traditional Sicilian food (cheeses, meat delicacies, olives, mushrooms, sausages, cous-cous, olive oil and fresh bread).


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to Etna volcano

- Bottled water, snacks

- Visit to Etna winery and Food and Wine tasting (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 5-7 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Etna Volcano - 80 Euro per person

Private tour to Etna + Food & Wine at Etna winery - 120 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour "The Godfather" with option of Food & Wine tasting and dinner in fish restaurant

 

Savoca and Forza D'Agro, founded by the Greek, are wonderful towns up in Sicilian mountains. They are so charming and fabulous that have become the location for the scenes set in the legendary Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather".

During the private tour "The Godfather", you can feel the magical atmosphere of these places. Our route will run through the valley of the river Agro. Our first point will be Bar Vitelli, where Michael Corleone asked father of Apollonia his daugther's hand in marriage. Here we will taste famous Sicilian desserts and coffee. Then we will see the church where they married, the house where young Vito Corleone lived, and other places of interest. You will see ancient cathedrals, walk along the medieval streets, enjoy breathtaking view, and feel the state of Sicilian life that was here some hundred years ago. 

Optionally: in Savoca there is an incredibly charming wine restaurant with a terrace overviewing amazing landscape of the Ionian Sea and mountains. Here you can taste excellent Sicilian wines with traditional food - cheese and meat delicacies, olives, jams, such Sicilian specialties like caponata, fresh bread and olive oil.

In Forza D'Agro, there is one of the best fish restaurants, where you can taste 10 different traditional fish dished, sure, with excellent Sicilian wines.

 


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion "The Godfather"

- Bottled water, snacks

- Food & Wine tasting in Savoca (optionally)

- Dinner in the fish restaurant in Forza D'Agro (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 4-7 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour "The Godfather" - 70 Euro per person

Private tour + Food & Wine in Savoca - 95 Euro per person

Private tour + Food & Wine in Savoca + Dinner in fish restaurant in Forza D'Agro - 130 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour to Etna Winery + Food & Wine tasting

At the feet of Mount Etna there is an excellent winery where you can taste original Sicilian wines accompanied by fresh domestic food - cheese and meat delicacies, olives, mushrooms, famous Sicilian sausages, cous-cous, amazing olive oil and fresh bread. Owners of the winery will make for you excursion around the estate and to the wine storage, and will tell you some secrets of wine production. With a professional sommelier you will taste distinct wines and food, enjoying the view from the terrace of the vineyard at the sea and mountains.


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to Etna winery

- Wine tasting, Food tasting

- Bottled water, snacks

 

Additional information:

- Average duration - 5 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Etna winery + Food & Wine tasting - 95 Euro per person



Private tour to Cheese Dairy at Etna slope + Cheese tasting

Take a private tour to excellent Cheese Dairy at the slope of Etna Volcano. During the private tour you will learn the process of famous Sicilian cheeses production. Pecorino, ricotta, caciocavallo, scamorza, mozzarella, provolone, gorgonzola, and many other cheese types - Sicilian cheesemongers will share with you some secrets of production. After the tour around the estate, you will taste original cheeses accompanied by Sicilian wines and fresh domestic bread.

Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to Cheese Dairy at Etna slope

- Cheese tasting accompanied by Sicilian wines and bread

- Bottled water, snacks

 

Additional information:

- Average duration - 4 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Cheese diary + Cheese tasting - 95 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Wine Tasting at Etna slopes - private tour to three best Etna wineries

For all wine lovers - private tour to three best Etna wineries. Dangerous Etna Volcano, erupting, feeds the soil, and that is why this region is considered to be one of the best in the world for growing grapes and wine production. We have selected for you three best wineries at Etna slopes. Wines from these wineries are on top lists of premium international wine associations. 

During the private tour we will visit three Etna wineries, where you will learn wine production process. The owners will make excursions around their vineyards, and you will taste different types of superior white, rose and red wines, accompanied by fresh domestic food (cheese and meat delicacies, famous Sicilian sausages, olives, mushrooms, olive oil and fresh bread).

Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to three Etna wineries

- Three wine tastings and food tastings

- Bottled water, snacks

 

Additional information:

- Average duration - 6-8 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to three Etna wineries + three Food & Wine tastings - 160 Euro per person



Private tour to Catania with Arancini tasting and option of Food & Wine tasting

Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. Catania several times was destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes resulted from eruptions from the neighboring Mount Etna Volcano, but was rebuilt from lava rocks - that is why Catania has another name - "the black city". Having been founded in the 8 century BC, Catania has very eventful history, many important sights and places of interest, and we are happy to help you to discover this amazing historical city.

During the private tour to Catania, you will sightsee the remains of the Roman theater, the main street Via Etnea full of fashion shops, the Ursino Castel, the Cathedral, the elephant fontain, Villa Bellini (a very big garden full of flowers and trees), famous fish market, and other interesting points of Catania. Walking along the beautiful streets of Catania, we will taste famous traditional dish - arancini - delicious rice balls with ragout.

Optionally: we have chosen for you one of the best wine restaurant in Catania, where you may taste superb Sicilian wines accompanied by traditional Sicilian food.


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion in Catania

- Arancini tasting

- Bottled water, snacks

- Food and Wine tasting in Catania (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 4-5 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Catania - 70 Euro per person

Private tour to Catania + Food & Wine tasting - 100 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour to national natural reserve Gole Alcantara with option of Food & Wine tasting

Several thousand years ago, the river Alcantara's bed was blocked by a lava flow from Mount Etna. As the lava was cooled much more quickly by the water than it would have done otherwise, it crystallised in the form of columns. Over the next millenia, the river naturally eroded a channel through these columns, resulting in impressive gorges and ravines.

During the private tour to Gole Alcantara, you will see the unique columns, swim in cool water of the river, take sun bath on the rocks, and visit the Alcantara park relaxation area.

Optionally: after visiting Alcantara national park, you are welcome to taste original Sicilian wines and delicious food (cheese and meat delicacies, olives, mushrooms, olive oil and fresh bread) in one of the best wine restaurants in Giardini Naxos. 


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to Gole Alcantara

- Entrance ticket to Alcantara park

- Bottled water, snacks

- Food and Wine tasting in Giardini Naxos (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 4-6 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Gole Alcantara - 65 Euro per person

Private tour to Gole Alcantara + Food & Wine tasting in Giardini Naxos - 95 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour to Taormina and Castelmola with option of Food & Wine tasting

Taormina - the main resort of Sicily is world famous with its stunning beauty. During the private tour in Taormina, you will enjoy its amazing architecture, learn many interesting facts about its rich history, feel its unforgettable relaxed atmosphere, walk along its charming streets, for many centuries admired by famous artists, writers, poets and intellectuals. Together we will walk along the main street Corso Umberto, visit Duomo square, Greek theater, Corvaja palace, Roman odeon, ancient churches, wonderful municipal garden, and other sights of this amazing town.

Then, we will reach Castelmola, an ancient town hidden in mountains at a hight of 530 m. During the private tour to Castelmola, you will walk down the small picturesque streets, sightsee remains of an ancient castle, ancient cathedrals, enjoy amazing view from the main square, visit the legendary bar Turrisi, where you can taste the original almond wine and fresh home-made bread.

Optionally: after visiting Taormina and Castelmola, you may have food and wine tasting in one of the best wine restaurants. 


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to Taormina and Castelmola

- Bottled water, snacks

- Food and Wine tasting (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 3-5 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Taormina and Castelmola - 70 Euro per person

Private tour to Taormina and Castelmola + Food & Wine tasting - 100 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour to Syracuse and Marzamemi with option of Food & Wine tasting

Syracuse is one of the most ancient cities of Sicily, founded by the Greeks, which is known primarily as the birthplace of Archimedes. It is an amazingly beautiful city, full of important monuments of culture, history and architecture. We invite you to an individual tour of the historic center of Syracuse - magnificent Ortigia. A professional local guide will tell you about his hometown with love and show all the main attractions, as well as tell local secrets and legends.

After this fascinating walk we invite you to the ancient fishing town of Marzamemi, located on the south-eastern coast of the island. The way will pass through the picturesque region of Pachino, famous for its breathtaking panoramas of wide plantations of citrus, olives and grapes.

Together with your private tour leader you will have a walk through the amazing village of Marzamemi, so beautiful as if descended from postcards about the journey of a dream.

Optionally: at your request, in Ortigia you will visit one of the best wine restaurants, where you will taste excellent local wines and fresh products (salami, prosciutto, bresaola, cheeses, olives, olive oil, homemade bread).


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion to Ortigia and Marzamemi

- Bottled water, snacks

- Food and Wine tasting (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 5-7 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Syracuse and Marzamemi - 120 Euro per person

Private tour to Syracuse and Marzamemi + Food & Wine tasting - 150 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Cooking class by Sicilian chef followed by dinner in Sicilian family

Take the advantage to learn secrets of Sicilian cuisine by participating in a cooking class led by professional Sicilian chef donna Caterina. Together you will prepare 4-course dinner. You will start with cooking traditional Sicilian starters - mussels soup, stuffed mussels, arancini (rice balls with meat ragout), tuna carpaccio, tuna tartar, marinated anchovy or sardines, caponata (traditional Sicilian dish of eggplant, tomatoes, pepper, onion, capers), or traditional Sicilian bruschettas. For the 1st course you will prepare traditional pasta dish - a-la norma (pasta with eggplants and tomatoes), pasta palermitana (traditional Sicilian pasta dish with anchovy and pistacchio), pasta with tuna caviar, or pasta with mussels and clams. For the 2nd course you will cook fish of the day - tuna, sward fish, baked sardines, merlani, baccalà, or other fish depending on season. For dessert you will cook traditional Sicilian dolce - cannoli, cassata siciliana and granita. Finally, you will sit on the beautiful terrace overlooking unforgettable Ionian Sea landscape, and will have dinner with a company of Sicilian red and white wines and liquors - limoncello, amaro, almond wine. All the evening you will be enjoying a friendly company of locals who will be happy to tell the stories about everyday life and history of Sicily.

Optionally: upon your request, the evening will be accompanied by a local musician who will play traditional Sicilian guitar songs for you. 


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Cooking class by Sicilian chef

- 4-course dinner in Sicilian family

- Wines and liquors

- Bottled water, snacks

- Live music by local guitar musician (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 3-5 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Cooking class by Sicilian chef + 4-course dinner - 90 Euro per person

Live music by local guitar musician - 100 Euro


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour to Messina with option of Food & Wine tasting

Messina is located at the Strait of Messina, and has close ties with Reggio Calabria, mainland Italy. The city's main resources are its seaports, cruise tourism, commerce and agriculture (wine production and cultivating lemons, oranges and olives). Messina is famous with a large number of beautiful sights, and we will be happy to accompany you in this beautiful city.

During the private tour to Messina, you will walk through the main streets Via Garibaldi and Via I Settembre, running from the waterfront to the Cathedral Square, sightsee the cathedral, the largest astronomical clock in the world, the fortress of St. Salvatore, Dzanka Palace, and many other interesting places of Messina.

Optionally: you may taste famous Sicilian wines accompanied by traditional Sicilian food in one of the best wine bars in Messina.


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private excursion in Messina

- Bottled water, snacks

- Food and Wine tasting in Messina (optionally)

Additional information:

- Average duration - 4-5 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Messina - 70 Euro per person

Private tour to Messina + Food & Wine tasting - 100 Euro per person


Children 7-13 years - discount 50%

Children under 7 years - discount 100%


Private tour to Sicilia Outlet Village

Sicilia Outlet Village is a large shopping village on an area of 30.000 square meters, with more than 140 stores with the best Italian and international brands with sales up to 70 % throughout the year.

During the private tour to Sicilia Outlet Village, you can enjoy shopping at the largest outlet of Sicily.


Inclusions:

- Hotel pickup and drop-off

- Your personal driver/tour leader

- Private tour to Sicilia Outlet Village

- Bottled water, snacks

Additional information:

- Average duration - 7 hours

- Meeting point - reception of your hotel

- Drop-off point - reception of your hotel


Private tour to Sicilia Outlet Village - 300 Euro per group (1-6 persons)



If you have any questions or would like to book private tour to other destinatons, please feel free to contact us.