Because getting there is almost as important as being thereLet us be your guide. Sicily Driver and Guide is a specialized travel and tour service dedicated exclusively to visitors who require a driver or guide to discover the world's most fascinating island.
Especially if you're the kind of traveler who likes to get around and see the sights but doesn't like to drive. It's perfect for anybody who wants to hire a personal, licensed tour guide for a small group, even for week-long excursions to out-of-the-way places. Independent travel is the perfect choice if you want to see Sicily on your own, and it's a choice more travelers make each year, thanks in part to services like ours that make it easy.
Yes, we also do personalized shore excursions and day tours (from Messina and Palermo) for cruise ship vacationers wishing to enjoy Taormina, discover Mount Etna or venture to Monreale, Erice or ancient Siracusa, Agrigento and Segesta. Please note that we are real (professional) licensed tour guides and that our drivers and vehicles are fully authorized and insured in the transport of passengers.
Our drivers and licensed tour guides speak English, and since you're working directly with the professionals themselves, without a "middle man," our rates are more affordable than what you may expect. (In order to make a profit, large tour companies must charge as much as twice what we charge for the same service, while competing "driver guides," who might actually be licensed only as driver-escorts, may charge somewhat less.) For your comfort, each new mini-bus in our fleet accomodates up to six passengers, and some cars are equipped with internet access and other conveniences.
We'd like to explain the difference between our guide and driver services. Either one will get you where you want to go. The difference is that your licensed guide can enter a historical or archeological site and explain its history, and even act as an interpreter; your driver simply accompanies you to your destination. Our tour guides and drivers are serious professionals with years of experience in accomodating the needs of visitors. And they know their way around Sicily. What's just as important is our approach to customer care, which sets the standard in Sicily's travel industry. Because you're paying for personalized service, you can expect courtesy, competence and reliability.
You decide what you'd like to see, and we'll take you there. It's that simple. From Palermo to Catania and everyplace in-between, having your own personal guide offers all the advantages of a group tour with none of the disadvantages. More choices, more information and more attention, all at your own pace. We specialise in personalised tours lasting at least several days, with stops in lots of interesting places. Your English-speaking guide can accompany you into archeological areas, cultural sites and museums, and even act as an interpreter.
If you do not require a guide or interpreter, our drivers (without the guide service) make it easy to visit several areas of Sicily at your own pace. This is not a taxi service for short trips within a locality, but a car and driver service for people who want to plan their own itineraries in Sicily and don't necessarily want to drive themselves.
We suggest reserving well in advance of your trip. Every itinerary is unique. Pricing is not indicated here because of the wide range of traveler needs and accomodations. Please contact us, describing your itinerary and requirements (including the number of passengers, etc.), for pricing and other information.