Small group touring is the best! We started Papa Vince Harvest Tours a few years ago with a selection of our customers who wanted to combine a true Sicilian vacation with the olive harvest at our family orchards in Santa Ninfa.
Our guests came back saying:
"Everyday was my favorite, I loved it all!"
"This was a trip of a lifetime ... we made memories that can't be recreated."
"Small group touring is wonderful. The trip was tailor made & specialized in things that interested us."
What We Offer:
We offer a limited number of spaces on our tours, often to only 6 guests + 2 tour leaders. This means that you can be assured of personal attention, plus a convivial atmosphere where you not only get to know the other tour guests but also our Sicilian hosts. A Papa Vince Harvest Tour is the place where a life-long friendship can be formed.
Your Tour Leaders
Stefano & Vitina Feo, the friendly faces of Papa Vince USA will be your personal tour leaders. With family roots in Sicily and a deep personal love of the island, they are passionate about giving you the most unforgettable vacation experience. After one Papa Vince Harvest Tour, you are sure to want to return … and to convince your friends to come with you!
Specially selected excursions
Our itineraries have been expertly designed to provide the ultimate travel experience. Our itineraries offer a variety of activities mixed with some free time as we immerse you in the local culture and way of life.
Professional local guides
You will experience Sicily with our professional licensed local guides who will introduce you to the local culture, cuisine and history of your destination in English that is clearly spoken. Our personable local guides will ensure that every moment of your sightseeing experience is filled with wonder and discovery.
During many of our tours we choose to stay at agriturismo locations. These are bed and breakfast establishments located on farms in the Sicilian countryside that provide bed and breakfast services along with home-style, natural cooking. They feature all natural ingredients with centuries old recipes to set your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.
They are also a place of learning as you experience the cookery demonstrations, pick up the lingo, enjoy the atmosphere of an Italian family and this is often the most enjoyable aspect of the tour.
No Hidden Extras - What's Included?
Admission Fees for all Excursions: As well as the historic points of interest, we’ll be stopping at artisanal bakeries, wineries, a cheesemaker and of course, the Papa Vince olive orchards.
Cultural night with traditional costume, music, singing & dancing.
Breakfasts, lunches & dinners: bring a healthy appetite to sample a variety of Sicilian dishes. Many of the meals are served in the dining room back at the farm where we’ll all sit together and everyone is family!
Live Cookery Demonstrations - learn how to make Sicilian pastries & desserts.
Italian Food demonstrations every night - learn how to make Italian food with us including pastas, salads & dressings & bruschetta.
Olive harvest & tasting / wine tasting
Accommodation in family run bed & breakfasts where you get to enjoy the charm of Sicilian life.
All Transportation: including airport transfers. We use a comfortable passenger van with a personal driver. You can relax and enjoy the country views.
All tips & gratuities.
What’s not included?
Air fare from the US to Sicily. When making your flight reservation to Sicily, please be aware the the flight will arrive the following day.
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If you love true Extra Virgin Olive Oil, experiencing the olive harvest in Sicily and tasting the oil straight from the press, is a must for your bucket list. From handpicking the olives in the morning ... to drinking the freshly pressed olive oil in the same afternoon, it's an experience you'll never forget.
You will learn all the steps of growing, picking and pressing olives and you'll know what to look for in taste, acidity, color and texture of an olive oil and how to pair your olive oil with food.
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Perhaps this question is asked so often due to the history of conquests of the island. Here is a brief history of the Mediterranean Island that became part of Italy during the unification in 1861 and today is one of Italy's five autonomous regions.
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