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Sicily Holidays

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Soak up the atmosphere in Piazza Duomo, Catania’s main square, with its smiling elephant fountain.

Taste lemon granita, coffee granita with cream or the famous cannoli, filled with ricotta.

Take in jaw-dropping views of Mount Etna and the coast from Taormina’s ancient Greek theatre.

You’ll be bowled over by a captivating holiday to Sicily and its treasure trove of sights. As part of your cruise to the Mediterranean or the Greek islands, start your tour from Messina or Catania in Italy. Be impressed by turbulent Mount Etna, an active volcano which has dominated the history of this unmissable island. Travel by cable car and jeep to its smoking summit and stare into the fiery depths, feeling the sizzling heat beneath your feet.

Be amazed by the Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale, still vibrant with colour, depicting the lives of the powerful family that lived there. Or visit picture-perfect Taormina, with its attractive architecture, extraordinary Greek theatre and bustling shops and restaurants. With mouth-watering food, dreamy beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking ancient sites, a holiday in Sicily is a winner.

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When can we take you to Sicily?

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The best of Sicily - things to see and do

See stunning mosaics of hunting scenes and everyday Roman life. Stare into the crater of a powerful volcano or explore a spectacular ancient Greek theatre. Be fascinated and delighted by lovely Sicily, where there’s so much to see and do. Here are just a few suggestions.

Enjoy mouth-watering food

  • 120 ratings

At the crossroads of Europe, Sicily’s food has been influenced by North African, Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisine. Aubergines, nuts, saffron, cinnamon, citrus fruits and seafood feature in its delicious local dishes. The ice cream in Sicily is also divine.

Explore lively Catania

  • 230 ratings

Explore the delights of bustling Catania, stopping for an aperitivo or some delicious street food along the way. See the busy fish market plus the impressive Baroque architecture of Piazza Duomo and Piazza Universita. Discover the Fontana dell’Elefante, made of volcanic rock, and the Cattedrale di Sant’Agata.

Walk in the steps of the stars

  • 230 ratings

Play it cool on The Godfather Tour, which takes in locations from this famous film, such as Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò, just outside of Taormina. There’s even an Inspector Montelbano tour for lovers of the popular Italian TV detective.

Discover Sicilian wines

  • 230 ratings

Mount Etna’s frequent eruptions have led to rich and fertile soil. From Catania and Taormina you can arrange trips to the region’s many vineyards, sampling delicious local wines. The wines of the Etna region are mainly dry red and white wines, with a few rosè wines as well.

What ships can I choose for my Sicily cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Sicily with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way. Walk in the steps of movie stars on The Godfather film locations or explore fiery Mount Etna and the treasures of Messina and Taormina. To book the best Sicily cruise, see our most popular shore excursions below.

    Taste of Sicily: Mt Etna & Taormina

    Travel to the top of Europe’s tallest active volcano, where more than 130 eruptions have taken place. Savor a glass of wine and tasty snack in a mountain restaurant then enjoy free time in Taormina, with its stunning ancient Greek theatre.

    Treasures of Messina

    Travel along Sicily's northern coast, admiring cobalt waters and shoreline vistas from Cape Peloro. See the mussel-growing lakes and seaside villas of Ganzirri and Faro, then visit Messina's Norman Cathedral and nearby Orion fountain.

    In the Godfather’s footsteps

    Visit two Sicilian locations for scenes from The Godfather crime film trilogy. Travel along Sicily's eastern coast past picturesque villages en route to mountainside Savoca. Tour Bar Vitelli, where Francis Ford Coppola filmed The Godfather: Part II, and visit Capo Sant'Alessio castle, backdrop for Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

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