Essential Sicily

This seven-day tour is the north coast of Sicily in one beautiful, tasty nutshell. Watch local life unfold in the seaside city of Cefalù. Take in the gorgeous scenery of the Aeolian Islands and set your personal record for volcanoes spotted in one week (three!). This is northern Sicily in all its glory.


  • 6 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Orientation Walks in Palermo, Cefalù, and Taormina
  • Panarea & Stromboli Islands Boat Excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • English speaking guide throughout


**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.



Double Occupancy – $1999 CAD per person (sharing a room) – approx. $1500 USD
Single Occupancy – $2678 CAD per person (your own room) – approx. $2000 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment of $350 due at time of booking.
Final Payment due – March 8, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Booking Deadline

Book by January 21, 2023.  After this date space may be limited and subject to availability.

Activity Level

Low Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.

Group Size

Minimum – 8 members
Maximum – 16 members


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Tour Host
  • Airport Transfer

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Palermo – Falcone Borsellino Airport – PMO at any time on or before first day of tour.
Depart from Catania – Catania–Fontanarossa Airport – CTA – anytime on the last day of the tour. .
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.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote


Hotel Mediterraneo Palermo

The Mediterraneo Hotel overlooks two very quiet streets and, despite being in the center of Palermo, it is not reached by the noise of city traffic. With entrance in Via Rosolino Pilo, cross of via Ruggero Settimo, the most elegant street in the city, the hotel is located between the Teatro Massimo and Piazza Politeama, prestigious European-renowned theaters, close to the shopping streets, the port and the terminal of buses to / from the airport. The Mediterraneo Hotel boasts a central location that will allow you to discover this fabulous city. The area is full of restaurants, bars and shops

Al Pescatore Hotel Cefalu

The hotel, recently renovated, is equipped with all the comforts that a 3-star hotel can offer and will make you savor a delicious Sicilian-scented holiday right from the reception.

Hotel Villa Augustus Lipari

The Hotel Villa Augustus was born as a mill whose product served not only to satisfy the needs of the people of Lipari but also allowed the supply to the surrounding islands. Always owned by the Lords of Albora, in the 19th century the old mill was transformed into the residential villa and residence of the owners. During the Second World War the structure offered refuge and refreshment to the partisan militants who landed on the island. It was precisely this event that suggested to the Prince d’Albora, grandfather of the current owner, the idea of transforming the residence into a hotel in 1950.

Hotel Centrale Europa

Located in the heart of the historic center of Catania, via Vittorio Emanuele at the corner of Piazza Duomo, the Hotel Centrale Europa overlooks the Piazza Duomo; in this way you can enjoy a suggestive view of the famous cathedral and the eighteenth-century buildings adjacent to it.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

Italy is a Schengen area country. Canadian and US citizens do not need a visa for travel to countries within the Schengen area for up to 90 days. However, travel requirements may change at any time. Please visit your governments travel recommendations page. Canada - Canada Travel Recommendations & Information USA - USA Travel Recommendations & Information

May is one of the best times to visit Sicily: it's warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures climbing towards 25°F (77°C) as the month wears on.

May 07 - May 13 2023

Tour Level: Essential Tours,
Tour Type: Sightseeing Tours,