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3 days tour of Sicily: beautiful villages off the beaten path

  • 3 Days
  • Private Tour
  • Wifi Available
  • Mar 01’ - Nov 30'
  • Max People: 15
  • Pickup: Airport or accommodation

This 3 days tour of Sicily is the perfect choice if you are looking for a relaxing weekend far away from stress, discovering Sicily off the beaten path. You are going to spend two nights and three days immersed in the authenticity of the Sicilian culture and tradition, having typical food, meeting local people while walking through history in the medieval alleys.

You will visit Sicily beautiful villages, (three of the most beautiful Italian villages) on the Tyrrhenian coast that will welcome you, offering the discovery of charming sceneries, delicious flavours and breathtaking views out of the biggest and most crowded tourist routes. With your local guide you will enjoy this 3 days tour of Sicily off the beaten path: visit the picturesque village of Novara di Sicilia, the ancient town of Montalbano Elicona with its mysterious Argimusco Plateau, Castroreale with its remarkable artistic heritage and the small cities of Milazzo and Tindari.

This all-inclusive tour of Sicily of the hidden inland will surprise you with the real essence of Sicily.

Departure & Return Location

Catania: Fontanarossa Airport (Google Map)

Palermo: Falcone-Borsellino Airport (Google Map)

Messina Center – Discover Messina Sicily office (Google Map)

Milazzo Cruise port (Google Map)

Hotel / B&B

Languages Offered

English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian

Price Includes

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus H24
  • Professional guide H24
  • Accommodation in a 4-star hotel
  • Board 3 lunches/ 2 dinners/2 breakfasts
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided visits
  • Transfer by A/C van or bus from a location to other
  • Treats and bottled water on the board of the bus
  • Discover Messina Travel Assistance
  • Liability Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • What is not being specified in “Included in the price”

Know before you book

The reservations must be done no later than seven days before the tour.

The payment of 30% of the total amount of the tour must be paid at the moment of the booking.

Guests are required to observe with attention the dispositions given by the tour guide during the entire journey, to follow the established itineraries without getting away from the group, except the cases in which they have the approval and to respect the schedule for a possible free time.

The guided visits include promenades with pedestrian itineraries, a few an uphill climb. During all the activities our guest with mobility difficulties must be supported by an personal assistant able to help them.

Discover Messina Travel, will assume the responsibility to modify the itinerary or the program of the journey but only in exceptional situations.

Not recommended to people with restricted mobility.

The participants, once they have become aware of the detailed program, duration and attractions that we will visit, will exempt Discover Messina Travel by any civil and penal responsibility for eventual delays, accidents or incidents that might occur during the itineraries and transfers not attributable to the agency

Discover Messina Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour if the minimum of 4 participants is not reached later than seven days before the departure. In this case, we will refund 100% of the fees between the 24 hours from the moment guests receive the cancellation communication e-mail.

In case of cancellation by the guest, not later than seven days before the tour, we will refund 100% of the participation fees. If the cancellation should occur during the seven days that precede the departure, will be retained 40% of the participation fees.

Regarding the general conditions exposed above, Discover Messina Travel refers to the applicable laws in force.

Additional Information:

Flexible hours and days.

Return details: Returns to the original departure point.

The confirmation will be received at the moment of the booking.

The participation of minors is allowed if accompanied by parental authority or by someone acting in their place only.

The car seats for infant and children are available only if required at the moment of the reservation.

The adult prices apply to all travellers.

If necessary, the tour can be run in more than one language.

Cell-phone number and valid e-mail address are required at the moment of the booking.

The timetable is established with our booking service at the following e-mail address: booking@discovermessina.com or with our assistance at the followings numbers: +39.090.2135672 and +39.3913288688

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  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes, hat, scarf, rain jacket, light clothes, umbrella
  • Identity card
  • Camera and video camera
  • Cash and credit card
What to Expect

Discover Messina Sicily thinks that your time is valuable. Our attentive staff is here to help and guide you at any moment and through all the stages of your experience in Sicily: before, during and after your journey, hoping to see you back in our land in the near future.

With us, local and professional tour guides you will be able to experience and understand Sicily from a different perspective, with small-medium groups of visitors and getting answers and curiosities that only an insider can provide. So, what to expect from this experience?

  • Small-medium tours, Higher Quality
  • Certified tour operator
  • Professional local tour guides
  • Unique experiences
Itinerary 3 days tour of Sicily

Day 1Destinations of the day: Castroreale and Milazzo

Pick-up at the airport and hotel check-in. You will be welcomed by your tour guide at the airport of Catania or Palermo, or in the city of Messina. During the first day, this tour of Sicily will bring you to the town of Milazzo, the biggest fortified citadel of Sicily, and to the village of Castroreale, with its historic monuments: the Cathedral, the Municipal Museum and other ancient churches preserving a remarkable artistic heritage. Lunch at local farmhouse, dinner at the hotel.

Day 2Destinations of the day: Novara di Sicilia and Argimusco Plateau

Breakfast in the hotel and check-out.

Transfer to Novara di Sicilia and visit one of Sicily beautiful villages. Here, far from the crowded tourist destinations, you will find out a place where the authentic soul of Sicily is still living: ancient churches, historical monuments, windmills and a medieval bridge are just a few of the attractions! Learn about the ancient Sicilian crafts, see a demonstration of the local Maiorchino cheese and listen to the musicality of an ancient dialect still spoken in this hidden village. Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon our tour of Sicily continues with a visit to the magic and mystic Argimusco Plateau, one of Sicily off the beaten path destinations, located near Montalbano Elicona. This mysterious place, probably a past sacred site, is characterised by enormous anthropomorphic and zoomorphic rock formations, once used as an astronomical observatory. You will admire the most suggestive and warm sunset from this place, feeling reconnected with nature. Arrive in Montalbano Elicona in the evening, check in and dinner at the hotel.

Day 3Destinations of the day: Montalbano Elicona and Tindari

Breakfast in hotel and check-out. In the morning you will enjoy a visit to the medieval Montalbano Elicona, another one of Sicily beautiful villages: walking through its alleys, you can discover the centre that has been the scenery of its century-long history: visit the majestic castle dominating the town from above, the Cathedral and the panoramic Belvedere.

Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Tindari. This village is known for being the pilgrimage site of the Black Madonna: enjoy a visit of the beautiful sanctuary decorated in mosaics and admire a spectacular view on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Then you will visit the archaeological area of the ancient Tyndaris that still keeps a Greek-Roman theatre, ruins of ancient dwellings and of a Basilica. At the end of this tour of Sicily transfer to the airport.

What to Buy

To live in the best way possible your experience in Sicily purchase the DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY kit. Besides the gadgets, you will also have our backpack for your tour and also a hat that will protect you from the sun.
Book now and you will receive it at the moment of your tour departure.


I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Austria – Euro (EUR)
– France – Euro (EUR)
– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

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What is terms of purchase?

Booking with payment by bank transfer or online.
Only for private tours, the following supplements are expected:
From 1 to 3 participants: 300 euros/tour;
From 4 to 15 participants: individual standard fee + 30% of it.

What is cancellation policy?

Discover Messina Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 4 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 24 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 24 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded.
If the tour will be annulled 24 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.

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