Sicily Escorted Tours

Situated just off the toe of Italy’s boot-shaped mainland, the island of Sicily has seduced travellers for centuries. On our Sicily tours you’ll have the privileged opportunity to take in its breathtaking natural and cultural highlights, discover its secret treasures, and learn what makes its lucky residents tick.  

Think postcard-perfect beaches. Natural spectacles. Timeless masterpieces. Traditional flavours. Enriched by our expert local guides, you’ll see the Sicily you’ve always dreamed of on our Sicily escorted tours. Learn more about what you can experience below, including sights along the way, when to go, and perks of Italy and Sicily tours with Jules Verne.     

Where you'll visit on our Sicily tours

From tropical white sand and crystal-clear waters, to rolling hills and a rugged active volcano, our guided tours of Sicily, Italy cover a dazzling diversity of landscapes. Then there’s the picturesque towns once home to ancient civilisations – with iconic structures still standing, relics of a time gone by.      

Our curated collection of Sicily island tours allows you to tick off its most revered locations, get off the beaten track, or combine the two on a grand tour of Sicily and do it all.

Join our Treasures of Sicily tour to explore the majesty of the island’s cultural heritage. One of our most popular experiences in Italy, this week-long journey will take you from ancient Syracuse with its strong Greek influences, to Argigento’s UNESCO World Heritage site the Valley of the Temples, and a private visit to Palermo’s Palazzo Conte Federico. These Sicily small group tours are then topped off with a climb to the summit of Mount Etna – one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes.       

Or perhaps you’re an avid watcher of the TV series ‘Inspector Montalbano’ and a keen investigator yourself. Our Secret Sicily travel tours could be perfect for you, showcasing the Baroque towns and Aeolian islands of south-east Sicily while following in the footsteps of Montalbano himself.   

But how will you fuel your escapades? Of course, on every one of our escorted tours of Sicily, Italy you’ll enjoy regular stops to indulge in the region’s culinary delights and fine wines. From refreshing granitas to street bites and fresh fish, there’s no chance of going hungry.   

When is the best time to go on tours of Sicily?

Our Sicily tours from the UK run from April through to October. Far hotter and drier than the north of Italy, the island enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate boasting warm waters and plenty of sunshine for much of the year.      

Sicily group tours from late June through to the end of August are ideal if you want to enjoy as much warmth on your skin as possible. For those who prefer slightly milder weather – and perhaps quieter streets – our Sicily guided tours either side of the peak summer months could be just right.  

Why go on Sicily escorted tours with Jules Verne?

First established in 1978, today we’re one of the longest-standing Sicily tour operators. Over time we’ve built our expertise to design authentic escorted tours to Sicily from the UK – refining them wherever we can to deliver unbeatable travel experiences.

All our Sicily tours in 2020 and beyond are built to suit small groups of likeminded travellers. You’ll have opportunities to ask our local experts questions on everything from culture to history and more. And with our 100% price guarantee, the cost of your holiday will be fixed from the day you book even if our costs increase.         

Please feel free to contact one of our personal travel experts who will be able to find the Sicily tour that fulfills all your travel requirements. Our travel experts have first-hand experience of all the wonders Italy can offer.


Weather & Climate

Summers are hot and dry and temperatures more akin to those in North Africa prevail, often reaching above 30°C.

When to go

Most Italians take their holiday in July and August so prices, and crowds, can soar during these months.

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