Taste of Nourish Sicily Tour

20th-30th September 2024 

Both our tours to Sicily in 2023 sold out, so don’t miss your chance to join us in 2024 – just 2 spaces left!   

Sicily’s complex history has left its mark in the island’s architecture, its culture, and its customs, but nowhere is it more evident than in its cuisine.  Join me for a taste of Sicily and discover the true flavour of this gorgeous Island.  We’ll start in the bustling capital of Palermo and wind our way to the foot of Mount Etna.  On the way we will discover the amazing world of Sicilian wines, taste local delicacies, dine in a pilazzo, in a bustling market, we’ll picnic by ancient ruins, watch the sun set of the Valley of Temples.  We’ll taste local chocolate, cheese, olive oil, nuts and so much more.

Expect 10 days jam packed with delicious delights and spectacular sights (including UNESCO and archaeological sites).

We’ll visit a dairy farm to see fresh local cheese being made, wander through local markets visit ancient salt pans, get hands on with cooking classes.

This is a small group all inclusive  tour which includes all breakfasts, lunches and most dinners as well as accommodation in beautiful hotels, all excursions listed including two cooking classes, wine, cheese, olive oil and chocolate tastings. A driver, local guide and Kiwi tour leader.  Trust us you will be well looked after!

2024 tour cost $7995pp* 
2025 tour cost $8495pp* (dates tbc)
*land only, flights not included

This includes;

  • 10 nights accommodation (double or twin share)
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 9 lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Local Sicilian Guide + Kiwi host
  • 2 cooking classes
  • 3 winery visits and tastings
  • Local delicacies including Chocolate of Modica, Marzipan of Erice, Arancini of Palermo, Granita of Noto, and more
  • visit to a cheese factory
  • 3 food market visits
  • 3 UNESCO Sites visits (one with expert local tour guide) and 1 National Park visit.


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Meet Your Hosts

Vicki Ravlich-Horan – Tour Host

The owner and editor of Nourish Magazine, Vicki has two passions – food and travel.  So, wherever she can combine the two she does.  Having studied Classical studies (Greek and Roman history) at university the Mediterranean was high on Vicki’s must visit list as a backpacker.  Much to Rosario’s dismay she never made it to Sicily!  But great things take time and not only did she spend over three amazing weeks there in 2023 she bought with her a bunch of Kiwi travellers, and she can’t wait to go back in 2024.

“Food has a great way of telling a story” says Vicki “and when you travel and eat like the locals you discover more than a new taste, you learn about the history and culture and gain a wider understanding of where you are standing.  Sicily is a place that excites me because of the melding of the many cultures that have played a part in its long history and on this tour we will truly taste this.”

Rosario Pirrone – Our Expert Local Guide
Rosario and Vicki met over twenty years ago working in a restaurant in Notting Hill, London.  Rosario was student of film and television Vicki on her OE.  Fast forward a few decades and they have come together to create the ultimate foodies tour of Sicily.

Rosario moved back to his home town of Palermo 12 years ago to start the business Personal Guide Sicily.  

Here’s what some of our guests had to say about Rosario –

He lifted the level of the tour and presented many special experiences.  His local knowledge and his contacts made the trip very special. ” – Kay

“So well known everywhere we went, so obviously he is very experienced, very personable.” – Andra

“Rosario was very passionate about Sicily and went the extra mile on many occasions.” – Shelley

“Rosario’s input was great and his passion shone through. The extras he provided eg palazzo tasting was special.” -Ngaire

“So knowledgable and so much fun to travel with.” – Greg