Palermo, The Aeolian Islands And Taormina

14 nights

Car-Free Holidays


City, Coastal, Island


Cultural, Hiking, Room with a view

£ 3250 per person

Sicily three ways is a bustling city break, an island retreat and a chic hilltop town, all rolled into one car-free holiday.

Holiday at Glance

Get your fill of Palermo's street markets and historical treasures before retreating to a rural idyll on the Aeolian island of Salina, then end your holiday in style in fashionable Taormina

Discover Mt Etna, Europe's tallest volcano, and the Stromboli, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth.


14 nights


from £ 3250 per person


Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers

Hydrofoil tickets and transfers in between the accommodation

4 nights on a BB basis sharing a sharing a Superior double room at the Palazzo Brunaccini in Palermo

7 nights on a BB basis sharing a sharing a Superior double room with balcony sea view at the Hotel Principe di Salina in Salina

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a sharing a Deluxe double room with sea view at the Hotel Villa Carlotta in Taormina.

We can help with

Private guided tours of Palermo's highlights

Street food walking tour

Tickets for the Opera House

Boat rental

Trekking excursions to the Stromboli

Bike scooter hire

Excursion to Mt Etna North and South sides

Wine cellar and farm visits

Day 1- 5: Palermo

City of art, history, colors, flavours, culture and traditions ... Palermo is certainly the ideal destination to start your holiday in Sicily.


Over the centuries, Palermo has undergone several dominations: the Phoenicians built it, and then it was conquered by the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans and the Spaniards. It was one of the most active European capitals during the Enlightenment Age and subsequently it became the Liberty Style capital of Sicily.


Walking through its streets, from architecture, to culture and to food, you can feel the changes of the different eras that the city has experienced.


4 days will be just enough to visit all the best attractions in the city. You will also have time to visit the splendid Cathedral of Monreale, one of the most beautiful in Sicily, and, perhaps, even a day in Cefalu '


Stay in the heart of the action at the Palazzo Brunaccini.


Perfectly located in an atmospheric piazzetta close to Palermo’s Ballarò market, the stylish hotel has modern studios, suites and apartments and a charming courtyard for breakfast and evening drinks.

Day 5- 12: Salina

By contrast, life on Salina, the greenest of the spectacular Aeolian Islands, is all about slow and easy living. Wander down to the sea for an early morning dip, linger over a granita at Da Alfredo’s and enjoy some great hiking on trails across the island’s two volcanic cones.


By day, you can ferry hop over to neighbouring Lipari and by night, enjoy the dramatic fireworks display from Stromboli’s volcanic explosions. The best way to explore the island is by scooter or by boat, with a spot of snorkelling in the crystal clear water for good measure.


Your stay on Salina is at the Hotel Principe di Salina, a very fine boutique hotel with a fabulous restaurant, a lovely pool and views to die for. It's also walking distance to village's amenities and the beach.

Day 12-15: Taormina

Finish your holiday with a few days in Taormina, one of Sicily’s most charming seaside towns. With just 23 bedrooms, the luxurious Hotel Villa Carlotta is one of the hottest stays in town, set amongst lush terraced gardens, with a pool. Breakfasts are legendary, accompanied by rooftop views over the bay. The hotel is just a short walk from Taormina’s lively town centre.


Ask us about a day trip to nearby Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, with a visit to one of the vineyards and wineries that dot its slopes. Should you wish to go further afield, Catania and Syracuse are easily accessible.

Free Travel Plan

Selected Value: 500