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“The Icing on our Italian Cake!”

Tour of Sicily - Day Tours
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$136.44*
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Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo with Sicilian Food and Wine Tasting
Ranked #12 of 95 Tours in Palermo
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Owner description: Tour of Sicily is a local fully licensed Tour Operator that offers private Tours, Shore excursions and scheduled escorted Tours all around Sicily
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The Icing on our Italian Cake!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This review is very much overdue as we traveled last October however our 12 day trip to Sicily was to be the icing on the cake to end our 6 week holiday in Italy. It was also the final section that required organizing. I was already very anxious about directly dealing with a tour company so far away from Australia, after being given the run around from another company. From the first contact, Valy was so professional and efficient in her communication and patiently worked with me to customize an itinerary that catered for a blend of art/culture and food/wine. The fact that we had previously booked accommodation on each leg based on our desire to stay in "off the beaten track" places was never an issue. The tour itself was the most amazing adventure with Vincenzo. He was charismatic, loved a good chat, extremely knowledgeable and extremely professional. We peppered him with questions Day 1 to Day 10 where we learned local information about all aspects of Sicily that no travel books could tell you. As we got to know each other and our specific needs on this tour, he tweeked the itinerary to make sure we received the very best of experiences in Sicily. We highly recommend Tours of Sicily as we made the most of every moment in the time spent touring. We couldn't have achieved half of what we experienced self driving. This company underpromises but definitely overdelivers in the service it provides to the tourist. It was well beyond what we expected. A sincere thank you to Valy and Vincenzo for being "our icing on our Italy cake"

Visited October 2012
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Tour_Management, Manager at Tour of Sicily - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review,
has been a pleasure working with you to finalize your tour in our amazing land.

I wish to all of you all our best!

Regards.
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McLean Virginia
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“Undoubtedly the Best Ever”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Wow. We worked with Valy to plan my 65th Birthday week in Sicily. We were a group of 10, 8 in the van and 2 in a chase car. We had a ball and were helped every step of the way by Valy and her driver Vincenzo.
When we were late getting started, Vincenzo rerouted to take advantage of the proper time of day for each site. Vincenzo was like a driver/guide and we had expert guides at every major site and city.

From a walking tour of old Palermo to a nicely planned guided walk of the Valley of the Temples, these folks are professional. Their prices are reasonable, their 8 passenger van is roomy and the arrangements are on the mark.

For the electronically addicted, there was wifi in the van. Luckily 5 people could get on it at a time.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have about Tradizione Turismo. We could not have been happier.

Visited September 2012
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Tour_Management, Manager at Tour of Sicily - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thanks Thanks Thanks.
We are so pleased to had the chance to have all of you as our clients and really hope to be able to meet you again in the near future.
Best
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Catania, Italy
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“Great class!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I found the cooking class at the restaurant Al Melograno in Taormina on the Tour of Sicily- Day Tours website. I chose this cooking class over others because it sounded more hands on while still being reason able in price compared to others i found. I also wanted the experience to go to the italian market and actually pick out the food and get some tips there. I had two visitors in town, and the setting of the class, the teacher, and the ambiance was incredible! It went above and beyond my expectations. I learned a lot, but being a novice to cooking this is not hard to do. The instructor spoke really good English which was a major plus. When I have more visitors come I will definitely be going back!

Visited December 2012
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Tour_Management, Manager at Tour of Sicily - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and hope to have also your friends with us to enjoy the class ... as well as other services we do arrange in Sicily.

Warm regards
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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“Excellent Tour -”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

From the moment Vincenzo met us at our hotel until he dropped us off 7 days later, he was cheerful, knowledgeable and well organized.He was very flexible and sensitive to our needs and desires. He was always willing to adjust the schedule to our individual group's pace. Every restaurant we visited under his direction was fabulous. We were able to see quite a bit of the country considering we were only there for a week. We saw Palermo, Cefalu, Erice, Agrigento, Syracuse, Mount Etna and Taormina. It sounds like a lot, but I never felt rushed or overscheduled. The bus was clean and well maintained and very comfortable for 8. It was wonderful having one person as driver, interpreter and guide. The local guides they used were facscinating and very knowledgeable about their individual sites.

Visited September 2012
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Tour_Management, Manager at Tour of Sicily - Day Tours, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Hello Lalyc,

thank you so much for your report. Mr Vincenzo and the staff who have worked at your file, will be really pleased reading your great review and we all hope to be able to work together with you in the near future.

Regards
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Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey
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“8 day tour of Sicily”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was hesitant about booking a tour with a company not doing business with travel agents but this tour was great. We only had 10 other people on the tour plus the tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour operator. The hotels were great and the restaurants we went to were wonderful. My wife never wants to go back to the same place twice but she wants to go back to Sicily.

Visited October 2012
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Tour_Management, Manager at Tour of Sicily - Day Tours, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Hello hollebcfp,

thanks a bunch for your review and we do really appreciate your interest yo get back to Sicily. Repeaters are always welcome and we will be really pleased to work again with you customizing something able to show you other important local highlights not visited this time.

Just a note: we do work with Travel Agents.

Warm regards
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