August 2014 NZ House & Garden articleView the August 2014 article in
NZ House & Garden
about Lyn and Chris' trulli in Puglia, Italy

2018 Tour Dates

The Gables will be in Sicily for the weeks

26 May - 2 June
2 - 9 June

Tariff: NZ $3,780.00 / person for 7 nights

Tariff includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a country manor, in double or twin rooms with bathrooms.
  • organisation and entrance fees on the itinerary
  • transportation in a new 9 seater Peugeot van
  • tours of the main points of interest in each town followed by free time
  • all breakfasts, all dinners, 3 lunches, pre dinner drink, wine with lunch and dinner
  • pick up is between 3pm & 4pm on day of arrival and drop off at 10am on day of departure at Catania Airport

For an itinerary and more information
email LYN AND CHRIS
or phone (03) 304 8980


Coffee and gelato in brioche, Ortigia

Bride entering cathedral at Modica

St George, Modica

Lunch at masseria accommodation

Cheese and salami stall, Siracusa market

Pachino tomatoes, Siracusa market

Cheese, Siracusa market

Swordfish, Siracusa market

"We have had another wonderful week with you, this time in Sicily, learning the history through your wealth of knowledge, the tours you arrange, and your exceptional gastronomic treats! Your warmth, kindness and humour are always enjoyed and remembered when we think of you."
Nola, 2016

"It has been wonderful to spend another week with you. We are very appreciative of the huge effort you go to , to ensure we not only see the best of what can be enjoyed but feed us exceedingly well. Many thank you for a great week."
Sandi and Penny, 2016

we thank you
for a truly awesome week
the trips, the drives, the repartee
have really been a treat

your hosting's been amazing
you’ve thought of everything
from cherries on the drive back home
to spraying flies that cling!

your knowledge of the language
and the places that we’ve been
has made this lovely part of Italy
even better than we dreamed

but the piece de la resistance
and what we will take away
is the memory of your wonderful food
day after day after day

so beautifully presented
planned and prepared with care
the variety and the freshness
totally beyond compare

and as for Des,we’d be grateful
if you would kindly forget
that here was a challenge to face you
maybe the greatest yet?

thank you for your kindness
and your excellent company
we’ve loved this whole experience
finding the best of Sicily

Sandra and Des Keenan, Christchurch, 2015