Essential Sicily

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Pre-Travel Form

We need some important information prior to your trip. This information will include your flight details which we need for your transfer. Please fill in this information as soon as possible.

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Add Options to Your Tour

Please use this form to add available options to your tour. Any options selected will be added to your file and you will receive an updated invoice.

Please note that double occupancy availability cannot be guaranteed for pre and post accommodations. If you do not have a roommate available to match you with, you will be required to book at a single rate.

Arrival Details

Arrive to Palermo – Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO) – at any time on or before first day of tour. Transfer to Mediterraneo Hotel & Residence.


Departure Details

Depart from Catania – Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) – anytime on the last day of the tour.

Airport Transfers

The following information has been provided by our supplier to assist in arrangement of airport transfers*.


To arrange an arrival or departure transfer, we recommend booking through our preferred transfer provider - HolidayTaxis - at

Choose from a range of transport options including private and shared transfers at a discounted rate. We advise that you book both your arrival and departure transfers in advance. Please make sure you have the following details before booking:

  • Flight number
  • Flight arrival date and time
  • Flight departure date and time
  • Passenger's name
  • Number of passengers
  • Valid email address
  • Valid mobile telephone number
  • Drop off and/or pick up address


*Airport transfers are not included in the cost of this tour.


Emergency Contact Number - G Adventures Office London, United Kingdom. During Office hours (weekdays, 9am-5:30pm local time): +44 20 7243 9870


For absolute emergencies after office hours please contact: +441858378000


Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible. Please do not book flights until your tour status is guaranteed. Once your flights are booked please enter your flight information on the pre-travel form above.

If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.

Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Entry Requirements


Italy is a Schengen area country. Canadian and U.S. citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area. However, visa-free travel only applies to stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include visits to any Schengen area country.



Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave the Schengen area and have 2 blank pages.


While no specific vaccinations are required, we recommend that your routine vaccinations are up to date and that you visit a local travel health clinic or doctor for advice prior to the trip.


The Women's Travel Club recommends travelers to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Some countries will require COVID vaccination to enter, it is the traveler's resposibility to insure they meet all requirements.  


Travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your government's travel recommendations page.
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Connect with your new travel friends!

Group Chat

Chat with others on your tour on our private, online network. Share information and ideas for your upcoming tour.

Online Meet & Greet

Join the live, online meet and greet to meet your fellow travelers. This informal online get-together will happen shortly before your tour.

Monday, May 1st @ 7 PM 

Photo Sharing

Share pictures from the tour on this photo sharing app. Photos can be uploaded to social media.  A great way for everyone to have access to the best photos.

Suggested Packing List

This is a suggested packing list for your tour. Please keep in mind that your personal needs or requirements may differ from the items on this list.

  • Flight information and documents - eticket number
  • Travel insurance policy 
  • Passport (make a copy)
  • COVID vaccination certificate
  • Pre travel COVID test certificate (if required)
  • Pen (please bring your own for filling our documents)
  • Camera (with extra memory cards and batteries)
  • Cash, credit card and debit card
  • Cell phone, tablet, etc with charging cables
  • Day pack (for daily excursions)
  • Earplugs (if needed)
  • Electical adapter and converter
  • External charger
  • Face masks
  • First aid kit and medications (bring extra prescription medications in their prescription bottles/packages)
  • Fleece top/sweater
  • Footwear including comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hat
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Light jacket
  • Locks for bags
  • Long pants, capris and/or shorts
  • Money belt (optional)
  • Personal entertainment (reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Scarf or wrap
  • Shirts (blouses, t-shirts, tank tops, etc)
  • Sleepwear
  • Small travel towel (optional)
  • Smart outfit (optional for evenings out)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and wrap
  • Toiletries
  • Watch and/or alarm clock


Sicily enjoys hot, sunny summers and mild winters with moderate rain. May is one of the best times to visit Sicily. The weather is warm and sunny, with average daytime temperatures near 25°F (77°C) as the month continues on.


Italy uses the Euro (€/EUR) as its currency. Coins come in denominations of 2€, 1€ and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents Notes or bills are differentiated by their size and colour and come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros.

ATMs are available in widely available in larger cities and most small towns. Look for the 'Bancomat' sign. In the smaller and more remote villages you may not find ATMs. Be aware that most Italian bancomats will only allow you to withdraw a maximum of €250 per day.

The most popular credit card by far in Italy is Visa, with Mastercard a close second.

Electric Outlets

In Italy there are three associated plug types, types C, F and L. Type C plugs have two round pins, type F plugs have two round pins with two earth clips on the side and type L plugs have three round pins. Italy operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

A universal all-in-one travel adapter (can be purchased from retailers like Amazon) will allow you to plug in and charge most electronic devices. Most electronic devices have built-in converters. However, if you plan to use North American appliances like hair dryers, flat irons or curling irons you will need a converter.