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Classical Sicily CS

Visiting: Italy , Sicily
Trip Duration 8 Days

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Classical SicilyScores 9.0 out of 10 based on 52 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Excellent trip with a very good leader. The itinerary was very full, but we saw many amazing, interesting and varied places. The food was wonderful too!
Confirmed traveller: 16 September 2017
Published on: 23 September 2017
(9 out of 10)


Too many highlights to list, but Palermo as a city and the Norman mosaics was especially awe inspiring. Sue was as fantastic as ever, and the group gelled well together.
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Tour leader really knew and lived Sicily and did a great job of getting us to the sites before the other tour groups.
Sicily is a very under rated destinations. There is so much history with all the major Mediterranean empires having left their mark, their ruins and their monuments .
Confirmed traveller: 03 June 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

Peter and Claire

Our leader, Sue, was exceptional in every way. Her outstanding warmth of character meant that not only did she care for us efficiently and sensitively as a group and individually, but everywhere we went children and adults alike would rush up to greet her in the street!

Our itinerary had to be altered at the last minute because of the G7 summit, but this did not in any way spoil the holiday. Sue took this completely in her stride and furthermore was not fazed by the threat of a violent anarchist demonstration. With this under her belt she was then informed that passengers leaving Sicily by BA were having their return journey disrupted. All in a day's work for Sue who made very satisfactory arrangements so that our holiday ended a day later but very enjoyably.

The three highlights of the tour for us were the Villa Romana del Casale with its amazing mosaics, the Greek temple ruins at Segesta and above all the Palatine Chapel and Monreale in Palermo accompanied by the outstanding local guide Virginia.
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Very busy tour with so many amazing Greek, Roman and other remains. Pretty towns with old, narrow streets and interesting restaurants serving lovely food. Highlights for me - the mosaics at the Roman villa at Piazza Armerina and Mount Etna. Itinerary had to be amended at the end of the week due to G7 summit but alterative arrangements very well organised and therefore did not detract from the holiday greatly. Excellent tour leader.
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


All brilliant as was Sue Guthrie, inspire of G7 and BA issues 😊
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Excellent trip led by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide which covers most of the major archaeological sites; some Norman churches; picturesque villages with narrow streets; an introduction to Sicily's excellent food an drink and an optional, but highly recommended trip to almost the summit of Mt Etna. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, the superb guide helped to make it memorable and would recommend it to anyone who's reasonably mobile with an interest in ancient civilisations
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


A trip with a lot packed in.
Quite a lot of time travelling on the coach, but then that's the size of the island.
Confirmed traveller: 27 May 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Formby Liverpool
This was a full- on week. It seemed as if we packed 2 weeks into 1! The group got on really well. We saw the best of Sicily. The guides for the sites we visited were all very good to excellent, especially the archaeologist. The choice of sites were well chosen and gave you a great insight into the history of the island. Our tour guide was informative and had organised where to eat, if wanted to eat as a group which saved a lot of time. The visit to Etna was short but could have been visited by more of the group as no problems with altitude and it was easy to hire boots and jacket once there. An enjoyable trip. Glad I have a week off to have a bit of a rest!!😀
Confirmed traveller: 15 April 2017
Published on: 17 April 2017