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Sicily, Pistachio Farm & Street Market Tour, 3 nights in Catania

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3 nights
Availability : Year-Round
Max People : 10

Culinary Private Vacation Package in Catania, including a Pistachio farm visit,  perfect for a city break in the island. Catania it is one of the largest cities in Sicily with an extremely elegant, clean, safe and full of activity historical center.

The black color of historic buildings and streets, made of lava rock of the nearby Etna volcano, will surround you creating a fascinating atmosphere. You can admire from the central Via Etnea the Volcano. Catania is a safe city always full of people, clubs, bars, a university city where there is always something to do at any time.

 

 

Tour Details

This Vacation package is an example of 3 perfect nights for a stop during your tour in Sicily but also as an extension of other tours. It is however customizable, being able to add nights and experiences or reduce it. We are available to study the solution that best suits your needs.

We thought of this package with unique experiences hosted by our tour leaders and guides, such us a visit to a local pistacchio farm where discover some secrets about this famous sicilian product, a street market tour in the city center but also leaving you free time to enjoy the city on your own. In the center of Catania it is extremely easy to find your way around and impossible to get lost 🙂

Departure Point

Tour starts at your hotel. Pick-up from Catania airport or other location can be arranged on request and not included in the price

Itinerary

Day 1 - AfternoonCatania

Check-in at the selected hotel. Transfer to the hotel is not included but can be reserved as option. This afternoon is at your disposal to discover Catania, take advantage for an aperitif and dinner in one of the many restaurants in the city center. We recommend a walk to the beautiful Bellini gardens in the city center. Dinner tonight is on your own.

Day 2 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMCatania

After breakfast, meet your guide directly at the hotel to start a walking tour of the city. You will visit monuments such as the cathedral of Sant’Agata, via Crocifera, Piazza dell’Universita and finally the characteristic fish market. It will be an immersion in the sounds, colors and scents of Sicilian cuisine. In the market area you will have lunch in a characteristic Osteria including a set menu with local dishes and wines. Your tour leader will stop with you for lunch e to give you all the information you need and above all to spend even more time in excellent company
After lunch stop for a Gelato. Later in the afternoon free time and dinner on your own

Day 3 - 9:00 AM - 6:00PMBronte - Pistachio Farm

9:00 am you will meet your host to experience one of the highlights of this vacation package in Sicily. The best pistachio in Italy and we can also say of the world is grown in the small town of Bronte about 45 minutes from Catania. Today you will visit a small pistachio farm, meet the owner for a walk among the pistachio trees and then return to his small laboratory where you prepare the famous pistachio cream and Sicilian cannoli. Together with the owner you will enjoy a lunch in excellent company, outdoors if the weather permits, while enjoying the pasta with pistachio, the Sicilian cannoli with ricotta and and the cream you have made before.
Return to Catania in the afternoon. Time and dinner on your own

Day 4 - After BreakfastCatania

After breakfast end of the tour. It is possible on request to extend the package including more experiences and excursions

Highlights
  • Catania Historical Center
  • Fish and Food Market Tour
  • Pistacchio Farm Visit in the town of Bronte
  • Making Pistacchio Cream and Cannoli
  • Dining with locals at the Pistacchio Farm
Accommodation

All the hotels and accommodations available are very central and close to all the main attractions, bars, restaurants and services. Normally in the area of ​​the central via Etnea, a very livable area of ​​this beautiful Sicilian city.

The package price includes in a 4-star hotel, or charming B&B or appartament. With our availability response we will indicate the detail of accommodation and pictures. Different options will be available. No payment will be done before you make a decision about the option you will prefer. Indicate in the notes if you have physical restrictions, for example problems with stairs, in order to select the most suitable structure for you. However, we will find together the best solution for your needs

All accommodations always include  air conditioning and free wi-fi

 

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What it's included

  • 3 nights of stay included breakfast
  • Walking tour of Catania historical center with english speaking guide
  • Food and fish market tour with english speaking guide
  • Lunch in a local osteria in the food market, water and wine included
  • Private car and English speaking assistant full day to Bronte for the Pistacchio Experience
  • Visit to Pistacchio Farm, Making pistacchio cream and Sicilian Cannoli
  • Lunch Included wines at the farm with traditional Arancini (rise ball)

What it's not included

  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Everything not indicated as "included"
  • Transfer to the hotel in Catania
Price

Guest

4+
Single supplement 
Solo Traveller

Price per Person in double room
€ 1189,00
€ 889,00
€ 160,00
On request

 

Reservations process

Please submit enquiry or write at: info@splendidovacations.com

Within 48 hours  we will contact you for final confirmation and payment process.

Why an enquiry and not immediate confirmation?

We want to offer genuine travel experiences. We prefer small partners instead big tourist attractions. This will reflect in a great experience for you but need little more time to arrange. Usually they are not big  company well organized to respond at the moment to any request.  Sometimes they are small family run activities, more than happy to host our guest, but they need to arrange their private life and job for your visit.

 

Deposit of and balance

Deposit of 30% at confirmation – Balance 30 days before departure

We accept all credit cards, paypal,  or bank transfer. We will send payment details and process after definitive confirmation

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation until 90 days before departure no charge excluded administrative fee*

For cancellation from 90 days to 30 days before arrival the deposit will be lost.

Cancellation from 29 days before arrival and no-show, no refund. Full amount will be charged

*IMPORTANT: in any case of cancellation after confirmation a fee of 8% will be charged

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