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***EARLY REGISTRATION NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 28 - SAVE $400 *** Join Pack A Fork! on this exploration through Sicily. Sicily has an important place in the history of the Mediterranean and has been influenced by many ethnic groups. It was first settled by the Phoenicians and subsequently conquered by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans and Muslims – to name a few. Experience Sicily’s archaeological sites of Greek and Roman ruins, medieval hilltop villages, Baroque cities, stunning beaches and the incomparable Mt. Etna volcano. Learn about the world of Sicilian food and wines, cook at a famous Sicilian cooking school and taste, taste, taste along the way! Experience the culture and lifestyle that is Sicily today. This will be a small group, immersive and active tour that will feed your body, mind and soul! TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: • Learn about the history of Sicily, by taking a historical walking tour of its capital city, Palermo • See Palermo’s majestic Baroque architecture in its city buildings, piazzas, fountains and theaters • Taste traditional Sicilian foods that melt in your mouth at Palermo’s lively marketplaces • Visit the ancient town of Montreale and experience its majestic cathedral and Benedictine monastery • Enjoy a walk on the beach in Cefalù, one of the most beautiful seaside villages • Participate in a four-course Sicilian cooking class at Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School; stay at their countryside estate for two nights • Visit Regaleali Estate Winery; taste their exquisite Sicilian wines • Learn about the Greek ruins in Agrigento at Valley of the Temples and visit the archaeological museum • Spend two days in Valli di Noto, a UNESCO protected region in southeastern Sicily: visit a Sicilian herb farm, a protected bird sanctuary on the coast, the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily, the medieval hilltop town of Ragusa, the Baroque city of Noto, and Syracuse – the most powerful city of the Mediterranean in its day • Hike at the foot Mt. Etna and taste at one of its terraced hillside wineries • Set sail on a private catamaran cruise from Taormina; take in the sights of the beautiful coastline, swim/snorkel and enjoy Sicilian foods on board • Discover Taormina during free time: visit the ancient Greek amphitheater, walk in a seaside park, shop in the city’s fashionable district or just relax and take in the magnificent views of Taormina across the sea framed by the Mt. Etna volcano INCLUDED: • 12-day guided tour led by history, culinary and naturalist guides • All accommodations (4 & 5*) • Private transportation by coach • Breakfasts in the hotel daily • Gourmet and specialty lunches and dinners at select restaurants and cafes • Breakfast in the hotel daily • All guided tours • All site entrance fees • Wine tasting fees • Plenty of free time to relax, discover on your own or dine with new friends NOT INCLUDED: • International airfare • Some snacks/meals during free time (see Daily Itinerary) • Alcoholic beverages (wine and beer included) • Travel Insurance PRICE: $[masked] based on double occupancy (+ $500 single supplement) MiNIMUM GROUP SIZE: 10 guests + guides MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 15 guests + guides “More like a group of friends traveling together than a standard tour.” Details and the Daily Itinerary at: www.packafork.com READ MY BLOG ABOUT OUR 2018 TOUR TO GREECE. http://www.packafork.com/blog/

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