Sicily Private Tours & Day Trips

Private drivers, private yacht charters and helicopter tours to the Aeolian Islands and surrounding areas in Sicily. Picnic’s amongst the vines, exclusive private cooking classes, Etna wine trail experiences, private walking tours of the most beautiful cities in Sicily, private helicopter charters, artisan experiences, food and wine tours, deep sea fishing, VIP opera tickets and so much more.

Following is a small example of the possibilities.  To enquire please complete the Contact Us form or email –


  • VIP Private Boat Tour off the Taormina Coastline

    Discover hidden spots of Taormina's coastline. Relax and sunbathe while admiring Taormina’s beautiful sights from your private charter.

    Enjoy a day at sea visiting the bays of Taormina and the coast of the pearl of the Ionian with our most authentic and relaxing tour on board your private luxury yacht.

    Visit not only the fascinating Grotta Azzurra with its colorful shades of blue, also Capo Taormina and its rocky coastline - made famous by the film Le Grand Blue. Etna and the Gulf of Giardini Naxos provides the perfect backdrop for a photo and is the perfect place for a refreshing dip in the waters of the Grotta del Giorno. The tour continues along the coast towards the Bay of Mazzarò, the beach of the locals or 'taorminesi', and past the luxury hotels and fashionable lidos where everyday the slow dolce vita of Sicily is celebrated.

    Stop for an aperitivo on board before continuing onto to the Bay of Mermaids, one of the most secluded and characteristic bays of the entire coastline and also the perfect location for a swim in the clear, cool waters.

    Finish at Isola Bella where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the jewels of the Mediterranean. Thanks to its unique nature and its geographical form, the island has been declared a monument of historical and artistic interest and value.

    At the end of the visit enjoy a wonderful fish based meal on board or in a typical Sicilian 'trattoria' just a few meters from the crystal waters of the reserve.

    Costs provided at the time of individual enquiries and are based on the type of boat and the duration of the private tour.

  • Etna, Vulcano, Stromboli and aerial Aeolian Islands Private Helicopter Tour

    Enjoy a spectacular bird's-eye view of the three Sicilian volcano's and experience the dramatic aerial view of the Aeolian Islands.

    Take flight with our private charters and discover Sicily's volcanoes: Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano. You will be picked up from Taormina and your first flight will be over the top of Italy's highest volcano, ETNA.

    You will then continue on to admire the Aeolian Islands from the air, see the results of volcanic activity as seen in Stromboli which is an almost continuous state of eruption.

    Due to their natural beauty and continued volcanic activity the Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

    - Round trip transportation service in a new Mercedes available from Taormina area to the helipad.
    - 1 hour 45 minutes private helicopter tour (approx.)

  • Enjoy Sailing at Sunset on a Private Tour visiting the Bay's of Taormina

    Visit the bays of Taormina by boat at Sunset. Relax, swim and enjoy an aperitivo on board whilst admiring the natural reserve of Isola Bella.

    Enjoy a private tour on board a well equipped yacht along Taormina's enchanting coastline with romantic bays in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Relax and swim in clear blue waters and discover Naxos, Mazzaro, Isola Bella and Mermaids Bay. An oasis of hidden beauties and peace.

    Being on a yacht will also present the opportunity to learn some basic sailing tips from our professional skippers who will assist you and take car of you during the entire experience.

    Admire the Bay of Isola Bella, the Grotta Azzura, the Grotta Verde - named as the 'Love Cave' because of a little shore inside that can host two people only - the bay's of Mazzaro and Spisone, Capotaormina and be fascinated by its rugged and unusual coastline, and the bay of Naxos with its breathtaking view of Mount Etna.

    Comfortable sailing enjoying a delicious fish based aperitivo whilst admiring the natural reserve of Isola Bella.

    - Round trip transportation in Mercedes available from Taormina areas only.
    - All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees are included.
    - Professional English speaking skipper
    - Private boat trip along Taormina's bay
    - Aperitivo on board with fresh seasonal fruits.

    Costs will be provided at the time of your enquiry. All tours can be customised, please talk to us about special requests.


    Discover the Thyrrenian sea and the northern coast of Sicily.

    This group of islands is named for Aeolus, the ancient Greek and Roman god of the winds. Feel this ancient wind in your hair and enjoy the beautiful volcanic archipelago in the Thyrrenian Sea with its active volcanos and magnificent views.

    Panarea is a small but enchanting island, the ideal place for a great photo shoot. The landscape of Panarea is unforgettable, with colours changing from turquoise to deep blue.

    The island of Stromboli is the latest to have emerged from the sea. Stromboli erupts lava, clouds of gas, and ashes, which usually ooze down along “La Sciara”.

    You can relax and appreciate the eruptions, wonderful views, and rich flora and fauna of the islands from the comfort of your yacht. Due to their natural beauty and continuing volcanic activity the Aeolian Islands are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage
    Sites. You can choose to have a lunch on the board or to stop in one of the islands to eat in a typical local restaurant.

    Half-day or full-day boating experience.
    - Round trip transportation with Mercedes Car available from Taormina area.
    - Skipper and hostess service. Fuel costs and taxes.
    - Towels, solar cream and snorkelling kit.
    - Fresh fruit, bread, olives, and parmiggiano cheese.
    - Open bar with quantities and choices provided at the time of enquiry.

    Costs provided at the time of individual enquiries and are based on the type of boat and the duration of the private tour.

  • Siracusa and Noto Private Guided Tour

    Discover the ancient history of one of the most beautiful cities of Sicily - Syracuse, than relax wandering the narrow streets of Baroque Noto.

    The entire city of Syracuse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded on the west coast of Sicily in 734 BC by Greek colonizers, Syracuse was one of the most powerful cities of the Mediterranean sea. Rich in Ancient Greek history, the city features stunning architecture, and was the birthplace of mathematician Archimedes.

    Visit the archeological sites of ancient Syracuse with its Greek Theatre, Necropolis and the Amphitheatre of the Roman Imperial age. The majestic Greek Theatre of Syracuse, carved into the heart of the mountains, is the place where Plato once performed.

    Travel to the charming Ortigia Island - the center and the heart of Syracuse. Start the sightseeing of Ortigia with a walk around to soak up the sights.

    Visit Piazza Duomo, marvel the magnificent Cathedral built in the 7th century over the great Temple of Athena and the beautiful promenade along the sea where you can find the Fountain of Arethusa, famous from Greek mythology.

    Noto is a small Sicilian baroque jewel surrounded by the orange, almond and olive trees. The buildings are majestic, all built in local limestone, soft and compact. The time has changed its candid pure color creating the magnificent golden tint that shines in the sunset light.

    - Private Mercedes Car service
    - Full day private local guide service
    - 3 course tasting menù at a gourmet restaurant in Siracusa
    - Entrance fee to the Archeological area of Siracusa and the Cathedral
    - Coffee break at Noto.

    Costs provided at the time of individual enquiries.

  • Etna & Taormina Private Helicopter Tour

    Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Etna and Taormina as you soar above the volcano’s active craters and Taormina’s ancient theatre.

    Fly over the the highest active volcano in Europe and admire from above its amazing natural beauty.

    You will have the unique opportunity to discover the eastern shore of Sicily and the crystal clear turquoise Ionian sea.

    The spectacular site of Taormina perched on the mountainside will take your breath away; its Greek Theatre seen from above will send you back in time and make you truly appreciate the ancient history of this extraordinary place.

    - Round trip transportation service with Mercedes Car available from Taormina area to helipad (2 hours disposal)
    - 35 minutes helicopter tour

    Costs provided at the time of individual enquiries.

  • VIP Access to Exclusive Shows & Concerts at the Greek Theatre in Taormina

    Italian Allure Travel provides access to the most exclusive events, concerts and festivals taking place at the
    Greek Theatre in Taormina.

    Would you like to enjoy your favourite opera or ballet with an erupting volcano in the background? Would you like to meet your favourite singer during an exclusive aperitivo just before the concert?

    We will provide the tickets ensuring a real VIP experience with a treatment that includes a limo round trip transfer from your hotel or villa to this prestigious theatre where the best artists come to
    perform. You can have exclusive access to international events such as Taormina Film Festival, a historical film festival that began in 1955 and has hosted over the years stars of the international cinema such as: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise, among others.

    We can guarantee you the best tickets on the market, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information or requests.

  • Ancient Greek Theatre & Granita Tasting Walking Tour of Taormina

    From the Ancient Greek Theatre to a granita tasting, a private walking tour is the ideal way to discover Taormina and be property introduced to this unforgettable town and its unique historical heritage.

    Taormina lies on the slopes of Monte Tauro and was dubbed the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" by the famous German baron Wilhelm von Gloeden.

    The Churches, street's, and buildings are full colour, local's, and the magic that make Sicily famous. The most remarkable monument of all is the Ancient Greek Theatre, set in a breathtaking location with an unbeatable view of Mount Etna and the incredible coastline of the Ionian Sea.

    Jump the queues and visit this wonderful historical site with our professional licensed guide.

    Many interesting artists, philosophers and scientists such as: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Truman Capote and Greta Garbo adored spending time in Taormina. You will follow in their footsteps with our guide who will show you the most beautiful corners and streets in town, and help you uncover all of their most evocative secrets.

    During the walk you will visit the famous Ancient Theatre, the beautiful Palazzo Corvaja, the Odeon - a small Roman theatre, the church of Saint Catherine, Vicolo Stretto - the narrowest street in Taormina, Corso Umberto - the fashionable and charming main street, and Piazza IX Aprile - the main square with a magnificent view of the majestic profile of Etna and the coast of the Bay of Giardini Naxos stretching up the hill to the Greek Theatre.

    At the end of the tour you will stop for a granita tasting in a historical Sicilian granita bar. Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavourings. Granita in combination with a yeast pastry called brioche is a common snack during the summer months in Sicily.

    - Walking-tour of Taormina with English speaking licensed professional guide
    - Entrance Ticket to The Ancient Theatre with no waiting in line
    - Tasting of Sicilian granita

    Costs will be provided at the time of your enquiry. All tours can be customised, please talk to us about special requests.


    Experience the excellence of Etna Doc wines by visiting three wineries with our professional sommelier. Enjoy a home made lunch in a family owned boutique winery.

    Sicily has always had an extraordinary food and wine culture, and our Wine Trail aims to give you a full understanding of all that this fertile land has to offer. Visiting three different wineries on the slopes of the volcano, we will tell the stories of the men who have worked passionately to make Sicily an internationally renowned wine region.

    During the tour our professional sommelier will explain to you the specific characteristics of the terroir and the effect that the Mediterranean climate and the vicinity to the sea have on the cultivation of the vines. You will learn all about the wine making process - from the harvesting of the grapes to the bottling and aging of the wine – which are all carried out with typical Sicilian devotion and love.

    Our tour will conclude with a visit to a small family owned antique winery, located at a private Villa, where you can enjoy a walk around some rare examples of vines that are over 80 years old. The charming cellar represents an intimate timeless environment where a selection of great and authentic Etna Doc wines rest.

    - Round trip transportation service with Mercedes Car available from Taormina area
    - English speaking professional sommelier
    - Guided tour of 3 wineries and their cellars
    - Visit to vineyards
    - 6 Wine Tastings (2 wines per winery)
    - Olive oil and local product tasting
    - Typical Sicilian rustic lunch

  • Sicilian Cooking Class in a Private Villa in Taormina

    Enjoy a cooking class in a private villa in Taormina guided by a professional chef. Afterwards you will savour your dishes on the terrace with a selection of superb Mount Etna wines whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the villa and beautiful surrounds.

    Enjoy a 5-hour experience led by a professional local chef who will teach you about Sicily’s cuisine heritage.

    Sicily since ancient times has been a place of great domination which in turn created a complex gastronomical culture. Favoured ingredients are mainly locally produced vegetables, meat, and local seafood from the dazzling sea that surrounds the island.

    Get ready to cook three courses featuring meat, fish, and pasta according to local culinary traditions and techniques that you can use to impress family and friends back home!

    Enjoy a Sicilian aperitivo accompanied by local seasonal products, take a seat and dine on your dishes in the relaxing atmosphere of the villa. A selection of Etna’s prestigious wines will enrich your experience.

    2,5-hour cooking lesson with local professional chef and lunch
    4 course lunch
    Etna wine and mineral water
    Home made Sicilian liqueur
    Roundtrip transportation from your Hotel in Taormina to the Villa

    Cost supplied per individual request.


    The most authentic of all private cooking classes with a real Sicilian “mamma”.

    Tie your apron and get to cooking under the watchful eye of a Sicilian “mamma” who will guide you along the way to successfully create a typical Sicilian menu. Get your hands dirty using your fresh ingredients to prepare some delicious recipes. Then get ready to cook special dishes according to local culinary traditions and techniques that you can use to impress family and friends back home!

    Meet ‘mamma’ — for the evening — in her apartment, and let her show you all the fresh ingredients you’ll be cooking with. Learn the basics of how to make your own fresh pasta combining the ingredients, kneading and stirring.

    The cooking class is combined with the culture, traditions, habits and customs from which the Sicilian cuisine has evolved. You’ll be enchanted by the passion of the “mamma” for this cooking art which is the result of the
    Sicilian love for food and fresh ingredients. With your meal ready, take a seat and savor your dishes surrounded by the authentic atmosphere typical of a Sicilian dinner.

    - 2 hours cooking lesson with a Sicilian “mamma”
    - All necessary ingredients and use of the cooking utensils
    - Sicilian wine and mineral water
    - Homemade Sicilian lunch


    Learn and prepare your favourite cocktails in the glamorous atmosphere of Morgana Lounge Bar. Create and enjoy a Sicilian aperitivo.

    Have fun learning to prepare some of the best known cocktails, and get ready to invent your very own cocktail - Sicilian Style! Become this mixologist for a night at the most exclusive club in Taormina.

    At the end of the class you can enjoy a typical Sicilan aperitivo paired with local gourmet products set amongst the relaxing grounds and chic atmosphere.

    After this unique masterclass you will be able to entertain your friends when you get home by reproducing your favourite cocktails with a Sicilian twist!

    - Tour leader service for an accompanied walking tour from the centre of Taormina to Morgana Lounge Bar
    - Cocktail Master Class
    - All necessary ingredients and use of the bartenders instruments
    - Explanation, tasting, and production of 2 international cocktails
    - All necessary products to create an original Sicilian cocktail
    - Aperitivo and local gourmet products