FAQ

Here’s a list of the frequently asked questions we get. 

How do I get to Sicily?

1. Fly to Catania or Palermo Airport in Sicily

  • No direct flights from Australia but plenty of connections from Rome.
  • Flight is 90 mins.
  • Etihad is affiliated with Alitalia therefore tends to be the most popular for our Australian clients. Our clients from the USA can get a flight from Newark on the East Coast direct to Palermo with Meridiana Airlines.

OR

2. Ferry from Naples

  • You can book a large ferry from Naples harbour that will take you to Catania or Palermo.
  • Allow approx.  8-9 hours.

Need help? We can help you plan your trip and guide you on what to do before and after your tour.

What do I pack?

Walking shoes
There's plenty of walking done on our tours, so make sure you're comfortable and ready to walk on sometimes uneven cobblestones.

Casual clothes
We're a casual bunch on tour most of the time so dress for comfort and activities. Cooking, walking, touring and eating! Suggest you bring a light jacket for cooler evenings.

Smart casual outfit
There are a few special dining venues during the tour you may want to dress up for (but not over the top). Jeans are still acceptable.

Adaptor
Australian plugs will need an adaptor to fit Italy's power sockets, so make sure you bring one with you to charge your electronics. (Phone/Camera/iPads)

Do I need travel insurance?

We recommend taking out basic travel insurance so you're covered for things like;

  1. Travel delays and cancellations
  2. Lost Luggage
  3. Car accidents
  4. Theft
  5. Medical (but remember pre-existing conditions are rarely covered in a base policy).

Tip: If you're planning to buy travel insurance it's better to buy it the moment you have locked in flights or tours as you'll be covered from the date you take out your policy as well as the dates you're travelling.

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, that's one of the benefits of booking with me.

I take care of everything for you so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

I do all of the talking, organising and dealings with local hotels, transport and tour partners.

All you need to do is turn up.

However, like any place you travel to, the locals do appreciate it when you master some basics.

How many people on the tour?

We like to keep our tours authentic, and the only way to do that is to keep it small.

Most tours have a maximum of 15 people.

Are private tours available?

We also offer premium, private tours for groups of four or more if that's more your style.

Simply contact Carmel: info@sicilianfoodtours.com

Do I get any free time?

Yes!

2 – 3 hours per day where you can explore at your leisure or simply relax.

It's up to you.

How much spending money do I need?

It's totally up to how much you spend!  Right?

While on tour, the majority of your food, drinks and activities are paid for.

So it comes down to how much you're likely to shop, or spend on activities during your spare time.  We have had guest that have only spent 50 euro on the tour and that’s to buy a souvenir or a drink because they’ve decided to opt out of our prearranged activities.

Do I pay a solo supplement if I go on my own?

Nope!  We don’t believe people should be penalised for travelling by themselves.

So, if you’re a solo traveller you’ll have your own room to relax in after your day exploring the Sicilian countryside.

We’re here to help

Shout out if you have any other questions.
info@sicilianfoodtours.com

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