Dates & Prices - Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure

2020 Calendar for: NEW DESTINATION: Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast!

Dates Itinerary Space Price /pp*

Oct 6  -  17, 2020
12 Days / 11 Nights

  Filling Fast
NEW DESTINATION: Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast!
$5,995.00
  Filling Fast
$5,995.00

2021 Calendar for: Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast!

Please note that if you don't see a date listed on calendar for 2021, we can often accommodate you and add it to our calendar with the itinerary of your choice. Additionally, if the "Spaces Remaining" column of a listed week is green, we may be able to change to a different itinerary if you are the first to reserve that week. Simply ask us.

Dates Itinerary Space Price /pp*

May 4  -  15, 2021
12 Days / 11 Nights

7+
Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast!
$5,995.00
7+
$5,995.00

Jun 8  -  19, 2021
12 Days / 11 Nights

  Filling Fast
Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast!
$5,995.00
  Filling Fast
$5,995.00

Sep 14  -  25, 2021
12 Days / 11 Nights

Sold Out
Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast! - PRIVATE GROUP
$5,995.00
Sold Out
$5,995.00

Oct 5  -  16, 2021
12 Days / 11 Nights

  Filling Fast
Sicily, The Motherland - Wine, Cooking, Culture & Adventure - 12 Amazing Days from Coast to Coast!
$5,995.00
  Filling Fast
$5,995.00

2022 Calendar for:

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Please note that if you don't see a date listed on calendar for 2022, we can often accommodate you and add it to our calendar with the itinerary of your choice.


The Not So Fine Print:

In addition to this vacation, we have many more dates with similar itineraries if these dates do not work with your schedule. Click here to see our full calendar.

All travelers with us are bound by the terms of service on our vacations. You can see them by clicking here. In addition to the terms of service, we will require a waiver of liability that you can see by clicking here. We may requests people traveling with us to complete a medical form. You can see a copy of it by clicking here.

Deposit & Payment Requirements

All prices listed are in US Dollars. If you are paying in a different currency, your price is locked in with US Dollars, but the price in your currency will depend on the exchange rate at the time your deposit is charged, then again when your balance is due. If you would like to lock in a price with a currency other than US Dollars, you can do so by paying the full amount at the time of your reservation.

  • All prices are land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare and travel insurance are not included.
  • 20% of the total is due at time of booking to secure your spaces.
  • The balance is due 90 days before your vacation begins.
  • We strongly advise "cancel for any reason" travel insurance. (we provide links with our confirmations) for all guests. Click here to read why

Supplements & Discounts

Single occupancy supplement: + US $750.00
Alumni Discount - US $200.00

What's Included & Not Included

Inclusions:

Your all-inclusive price includes just about everything. To make it completely clear, here is a full breakdown of our all-inclusive policy:

Included in the price:

  • 3 Nights accommodation at Borgo Etneo Hotel – Calatabiano, Sicily (Taormina - Nortteast Sicily)
  • 4 Nights accommodation at Cascina Grotto di Ferro - Santa Croce Camerina, Sicily. (Ragusa - Southeast Sicily)
  • 4 Nights Accommodation at La Foresteria – Menfi, Sicily (Western Sicily)
  • 29 Meals (10 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 11 Dinner)
  • Gelato, espresso and some snacks along the way
  • All cooking classes and associated food costs.
  • Culture Discovery Apron
  • Wine included with all scheduled lunches and dinners.ull Access to Sauna, Steam Baths & Pool at Hotel
  • Daily day trips and excursions.
  • All Transportation & Scheduled Airport Transfers by Luxury Air-Conditioned Motor Coach. - Departure Shuttle to Palermo (PMO) Airport TBA
  • Tipping of local guides & restaurants where appropriate
  • All entry fees for excursions, tours and tastings.
  • English speaking vacation host & guides throughout the duration.

Hotel Amenities (All Accommodations):

We pride ourselves on authenticity and getting away from the masses of tourists. This means we always seek our local family-operated accommodations that are truly unique to the location. But we also balance with comfort and experience for our guests. Sicily is less developed than much of Italy, which posed a challenge for us in this regard. However, we believe that the locations we have chosen truly reflect the essence of Culture Discovery Vacations. In Taormina, we will be staying at a small country boutique hotel. When we get to Ragusa, we will be staying in an ancient farmhouse converted to a hotel, where we have the run of the property, and the family that operates it becomes our own family. When we get to Western Sicily, we move from "country living" to "wine estate", in which we stay at a small, but opulent resort run by the family that owns the vineyard.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wifi
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Hair Dryers
  • Outsourced laundry is available
  • Swimming pools are at Cascina Grotta di Ferro and La Foresteria.

Exclusions:

What's Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcohol beyond what is on pre-planned menus
  • Snacks/Drinks between meals, or any meals not listed on itinerary

Arrival & Departure Transfers

Arrivals

We offer a free shuttle service from Catania (CTA) airport on our start date at 2:00 PM. We strongly urge guests to fly into Rome the day before we start. Flights between Rome and Catania are very frequent and inexpensive.

From the airport, we will shuttle you to the Borgo Etneo Hotel.

Departures

On the final day, we will be in Menfi. We will arrange shuttles to the airport in Palermo. Shuttle time TBA as we know timing of flights out.

If you would like to sleep in and depart at a later time, we can generally arrange it so long as we know in advance. Transportation in this case will be at your own expense. If you make this choice, you will be on your own for transportation, but the hotel will be able to offer you options.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy as of 2020:
  • Deposits are refundable within 50 days of booking, so long as they are made more than 180 days before the start date of the tour.
  • After 50 days, deposits are no longer refundable. However, if you find someone to take your space, your deposit may be applied to them.
  • All further scheduled payments are non-refundable once they are made. If we sell out the tour (including reserve spaces not shown on the website) we can move your full payment to another tour within 12 months.

The nonrefundable portions of payments are due to the fact that we are contractually responsible to pay those amounts for you at those times, even if you cancel. Therefore, we strongly urge all guests to obtain travel insurance as soon as possible after booking. Please click here to read about the importance of obtaining travel insurance

Our complete policy and terms for all vacations can be found at https://www.culturediscovery.com/docs/terms-of-service.cfm. By reserving any vacation with Culture Discovery Vacations, you are agreeing to these terms.