Sicily Escorted Tours

Situated just off the toe of Italy’s boot-shaped mainland you’ll find the enchanting island of Sicily. Seducing travellers for centuries, this tiny island has a wealth of sights waiting to be explored. On our Sicily escorted tours, you’ll have the privileged opportunity to take in its breathtaking natural and cultural highlights, discover its secret treasures, and enjoy fresh local cuisine.

From postcard-perfect beaches to natural spectacles, timeless masterpieces to traditional flavours, on our Sicily guided tours you’ll get to experience all that the island has to offer. Our Sicily escorted tours are enriched by our expert local guides, ensuring you’ll see the Sicily you’ve always dreamed of. Learn more about what you can experience below, including sights along the way, when to go and perks of Italy and Sicily guided tours with Jules Verne.  

Where you’ll visit on our Sicily escorted 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 our Sicily small group tours, you’ll see these relics of time gone by, and maybe hear the echoes of ghosts.

Our curated collection of Sicily escorted 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 guided tour to explore the majesty of the island’s cultural heritage. One of our most popular Sicily group tours forms part of our grand experiences in Italy. This week-long journey will take you from ancient Syracuse with its strong Greek influences, to Agrigento’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 tour 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 on a Sicily escorted tour.   

Where you’ll stay on our Sicily escorted tours

On our escorted tours of Sicily, Italy, we want you to experience the real magic of this stunning island. From sunrises rippling off the sea, to sipping marsala in the shade, scaling volcanic terrain, to exploring ancient archaeological sites, all the accommodation on our Sicily escorted tours has been chosen to ensure you get an authentic experience. We’ve selected some of the best accommodation the island has to offer, including 4-star hotels a stone’s throw from the heart of the action, 5-star hotels with endless vistas, and charming 18th-century villas with beautifully landscaped gardens.

All the accommodation on our Sicily group tours enjoy private facilities and comfortable surroundings – perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing.

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 more warmth. 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 tour operators with a number of guided tours to Sicily, Italy to choose from. 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 escorted tours are built to suit small groups of likeminded travellers. Each of our escorted tours to Sicily, Italy allow you to experience something new, ensuring that no two guided tours to Sicily are the same. 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 Sicily escorted tour will be fixed from the day you book even if our costs increase.         

Don’t just take our word about our amazing Sicily guided tours, we have thousands of reviews from people just like you. We’ve even been awarded Feefo’s Gold Trusted Service Award.

Please feel free to contact one of our personal travel experts who will be able to find the Sicily guided tour that fulfils all your travel requirements. Our personal travel experts have first-hand experience of all the wonders Italy can offer, and we can’t wait for you to experience the magic of Sicily.

How to book Sicily escorted tours

We want to make booking your Sicily escorted tours as simple as possible. Once you’ve found the Sicily guided tour you’re looking for, click on the ‘Book’ button and you’ll be redirected to a Booking Request Form. Simply complete and submit the form and one of our personal travel experts will be in touch.


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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