- About Our Tours
The standard accommodations for the self-guided itineraries are family run hotels, agriturismos, and bed and breakfasts. Generally, these have around 10 to 20 guest rooms and the owners live on the premises. Italian hotel are classified by a star rating system – from one to five stars – standards for each category may vary a little from region to region. Most of the hotels that we use fall into the three star category – though we occasionally use two and four star hotels when circumstances or availability dictate. In almost all cases the bathroom facilities are ensuite (self-contained within the room). Some of the smaller hotels do not have a restaurant, but there will always be several options close by, within easy walking distance.
The Italian breakfast is light – a cappuccino and a brioche (pastry). Most hotels serve a continental breakfast of orange juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, bread rolls and jam. There may also be yogurt, cheeses, cured meats, pastries and cakes.
When you book a tour, your pre-trip planner will have more details about the specific facilities and services provided by the accommodations.
Examples of our Western Sicily hotels include;
Our standard accommodations are anything but standard. A great deal of care and research goes into the selection process, and we know from experience that you will be delighted by our choices. However, if your vacation is a special celebration – a honeymoon, a special birthday or anniversary for example, you might want to treat indulge yourself with a night or two in a very special hotel or guesthouse. In most trailhead and staging towns there is the option to upgrade. If you are interested in the possibility of an upgrade in one or more locations on your tour, please contact us to enquire about the available options and the additional costs – with no obligation.
It is also possible to choose more simple and basic accommodations (for those on a tighter budget). If you contact us we will suggest alternatives to the standard accommodations.
You will find links to the specific accommodations used for these tours with the tour descriptions.
We can tailor the accommodations to match your requirements. You can specify any level and style of accommodation that is available. We are always ready to discuss your preferences and to advise you of the different options.