Esplora have been running cultural tours of Sicily for over five years, and know the territory like no other. On this page you will find the tours we have scheduled in the programme for the forthcoming year. But if you don’t see the tour you are looking for, please do get in touch. We are able to add extra dates to our programme.
At the very heart of the mediterranean, Sicily has arguably had more outside influences than any other land in the old world. It is precisely this which makes it such a fascinating island to visit. Combined with the wonderful food and often clement weather, it is the ideal location for a “cultural journey”.
Our 12 day journey takes in all the most important sites of the island and is designed for the first time visitor.
Sicilians pride themselves on the quality of their food and wine – and justifiably so. Our Sicilian Vineyards, Food and Wine tour takes you to all the most important wine growing regions of Sicily and allows you to taste some stunning wines and taste some marvellous food.
With its gorgeous colours, unspoilt landscapes and charming architecture, Sicily is a painter’s dream. Even the most weary artist is inspired to pick up their brush and start creating afresh. Its breathtaking scenery just cries out to be painted. How many of you have watched the Montalbano films and wished that you could explore the locations first-hand and also have a chance to paint them? It is exactly these locations that we go in search of to paint and draw.
Our fully-escorted cultural tours in Sicily are intended to give the first time traveller, the ‘real’ experience of the island. We stay in small, boutique-style hotels and eat in local restaurants and our 17 seater minibus allows us to explore small villages that no bus tours would ever be able to arrive at.
We are also able to organise bespoke tours for small ready-formed groups of friends. We are especially well-placed to be able to provide themed tours. Here are just some of the “themes” we are able to provide:
- Gastronomy tours
- Wine tours
- Garden tours
- Photography tours
- Volcano tours
- Archaeology tours
- History tours
- Historic houses tours
If you are interested in asking us to organise any of these tours, please send us an enquiry.