9 Day Sicilian Cooking Tour with Fr. Bancroft

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9 Day Sicilian Cooking Tour with Fr. Bancroft



DAY 1 NEW YORK - PALERMO

We meet at the airport for our flight to Sicily. Meals and entertainment while on flight.

DAY 2 PALERMO – SEGESTA - TRAPANI

Upon arrival in the the airport meet your tour escort Luigi Migliore and transfer to Castallamare del Golfo for lunch. Transfer to Segesta. Delve into historical wonders of Segesta during time at an archeological site, marveling at the unfinished temple and absorbing sweeping vistas of Sicily's sun-drenched valleys and undulating hills. Dinner and overnight Trapani. (D)

DAY 3 COOKING CLASS – MARSALA & WINE TASTING

After breakfast transfer to the cooking school and attend the cooking class. Transfer to visit Marsala. Marsala is the most western city in Sicily, placed upon the promontory Boeo. Since the early days, Lilybaeum (its former name) has always been a city of strategic importance for routes within Mediterranean Sea. To the Arabs it was Mars el'Allah, literally “Port of Allah” hence Marsala. Certainly, the region of Marsala was always known for its fine grapes; it was the Englishman John Woodhouse who introduced the fortified wine business here in 1796. Transfer to visit a winery and taste the renowned Marsala wine; try both its famous sweet version and the more uncommon dry variety. Dinner and overnight Trapani. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 COOKING CLASS – ERICE OLIVE OIL AND PECORINO CHEESE

After breakfast transfer to the cooking school to attend the cooking class. Transfer to visit Erice Delight in the medieval majesty of Erice, a walled town that reigns over the picturesque harbor of Trapani. Transfer to have a tour an Olive Oil and Pecorino Cheese production facility. Dinner and overnight Trapani. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 COOKING CLASS – TAORMINA

After breakfast transfer to the cooking school and attend the cooking class. After cooking class we will transfer to Taormina and check in at the hotel. Time to relax and stroll this beautiful city. Dinner and overnight Taormina. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 COOKING CLASS – MT. ETNA

After breakfast transfer to attend the cooking class. Transfer to Mt. Etna. The sunset light seen from the highest active volcano in Europe. You will arrive with your tour escort up to 2000 MT. ETNA. Free time to admire the landscape, relax at high altitude and drink a glass of the famous Etna wine. Dinner and overnight Taormina. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 COOKING CLASS – WINE TOUR

After breakfast transfer to attend the cooking class. Afternoon excursion to the Gambino winery for cheese and wine tasting. Dinner and overnight Taormina. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 COOKING CLASS – RELAX TIME

After breakfast transfer to the cooking school for the last lesson. After lunch we return to our Hotel for an afternoon of relaxation. Shopping, browsing, swimming, in Taormina. Dinner and overnight Taormina. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 DEPARTURE/New York

Breakfast and transfer to the airport bringing home cooking ideas and memories to last our lifetime. (B)

* (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Inclusions

Early Bird Discount:
$100 discount for deposits in by December 8, 2020
or $50 discount for deposits received by March 8, 2021


Included in the price:
• Round trip airfare (including fuel surcharge & taxes) from New York
• 7 nights accommodations – 3 nights in Trapani HOTEL ROOM OF ANDREA - https://www.roomofandrea.it/
• 4 nights in Taormina VILLA DIODORO https://www.hotelvilladiodoro.com/
• Hotels as listed or similar with City tax
• Breakfast and dinner daily plus 6 lunches during cooking classes
• Tour escort LUIGI MIGLIORE
• Deluxe air-conditioned bus as per program
• Minivan at disposal 13-14 -15 Sept from the hotel to the cooking school
• 3 cooking classes in Trapani with lunch – Cooking school Nuara
• 3 cooking classes in Taormina with lunch – Cooking school Villa Britannia
• 1 olive oil and pecorino cheese tasting September 11
• 1 wine tour Gambino winery September 14
• Porterage
• Radio for the tours
• Entrances of Segesta and cable way
• Local English-speaking guides on half day tour of Segesta

Not Included:
• Optional Insurance recommended
• Single Supplement - $900.00
• Tipping - $120.00
 

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Fr. Mickey Bancroft - 9 Day Sicily Cooking Tour

2021 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$4698 $5698*

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