Cefalù: Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Castelbuono

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Cefalù: Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Castelbuono

From $48.14 per person

Taste the wines of Sicily on a 4-hour tour of the picturesque town of Castelbuono in the Madonie Mountains. Stroll through the idyllic town center before going to the Abbazia Sant'Anastasia winery to sample some of the finest wines Sicily has to offer.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 2:55 PM
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  • Explore the picturesque town of Castelbuono in the Madonie Mountains
  • Sample fine wines and Siclian appetizers at the award-winning Abbazia Sant' Anastasia winery
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the 14th-century Arab-Norman castle of Castelbuono
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Explore the wines of Sicily on a half-day tour of the picturesque Madonie Mountains, the 2nd natural reserve established on the island. You will go to the prettiest of all the hilltop towns and villages on a scenic tour to Castelbuono. Famous for the 14th-century Arab-Norman castle, built during the Hohenstaufen rule of southern Italy, the church is also home to the holy relic of Sant’ Anna. Take a stroll through the town center, with breathtaking views all the way. Next, visit the gold medal, award-winning Abbazia Sant’Anastasia winery to taste some of their selected organic wines, served with typical appetizers of the region. Take a tour of the wine cellar, and savor the oak smells of the handcrafted barriques (barrels).
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    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
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    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    In the center of Cefalu by the Soldier Statue, Via Giacomo Matteotti at 14:55.

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    • Comfortable shoes
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    • This is a scenic tour with time to shop and relax. It's also suitable for families
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    4.6 / 5

    based on 24 reviews

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    We can very much recomend this trip. The winery was absolutley amazing, both the scenery and the wine. Friendly and beautiful place. Castelbuono was also very nice. The trip to get there was also very good, a nice coachride along the coastline and then the climbing upwards the mountain. Nice and friendly guide on the trip and on the winery as well We definitely also recomend to buy some of the wines at the winery

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    June 20, 2019

    made our holiday

    From the very start we were made to feel very welcome from Esther the tour guide. Met at the statue in Cefalu on time and had a short drive along the coast to the winery. We were greeted with a smile and were made to feel very welcome there. The wines were lovely and had a lovely little plate of olives and cheese. We then got to buy the wines. This was about an hour and half. Afterwards we went back on the bus to castelbuono where Esther guided us to a lovely tasting of local treats and had about 45 mins in the town which was just enough here. I would definitely recommend this tour as it felt personal and you got to see the lovely views of Sicily greenery in all its finery.

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    June 14, 2018

    A good way to see the Italian countryside, and enjoy wine!

    My family and I found the tour interesting and fun. We didn't know before the tour that a look in the city nearby and tasting of different traditional food, was included. That was a nice surprise! The wine tasting was also a nice experience. We tasted four types of wine and got a interesting tour around in the wine yard and cellar. The only thing I missed was more information about how to recognize the smell, describe the taste and how to find our the alcohol level and sugar level my looking at the wine glass. I felt that I had a good time, and enjoyed the wine, but I didn't felt that I become a "wine expert"/connoisseur :-) maybe that was to much to ask for.

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    July 28, 2017

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