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Ancient Sicily SCS

Visiting: Italy , Sicily
Trip Duration 15 Days
 

Specialist Led Tour of Historical Sicily

On this trip we visit many of the country's highlights including the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Greek Theatre of Taormina and the capital Palermo. You'll be joined by our guest lecturer Mr Antonio Marretta who will ensure that your knowledge and experiences of Sicily are brought to life through the information and enthusiasm he brings to the trip. With a degree in History and Political Science, a specialisation in Art and Archaeology and 25 years guiding experience, there aren't many questions he can't answer.

Tour Highlights

  • Syracusa - Discover the ancient Greek and Roman sites of a city which once rivalled Athens in the Greek world
  • Agrigento - Visit the Valley of the Temples
  • Palermo - Sicily's capital, visit the majestic Norman cathedral at Monreale
  • Taormina - Visit the famous Greek theatre with excellent views of Mount Etna
  • Guest Lecturer - Enjoy informative and entertaining talks from our guest lecturer Mr Antonio Marretta
  • Food and Wine - Sample some of Sicily's delicious food and wine

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join trip in Syracusa

  • 2
    See Syracusa's historic Neapolis and Ortygia Island

  • 3
    Drive via the Baroque city of Noto to Piazza Armerina

  • 4
    Visit Villa Romana del Casale and the excavations at Morgantina

  • 5
    Drive via Enna to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples

  • 6
    Visit historic Heraclea Minoa and drive via Selinute to Marsala

  • 7
    Ferry to Mozia Island; free afternoon

  • 8
    Explore beautiful Erice and Segesta en route to Palermo

  • 9
    Excursion to the ruins at Solunto; afternoon free in Palermo

  • 10
    Walking tour of Palermo and visit to Monreale Cathedral

  • 11
    Free day in Palermo with the chance to visit Zisa Palace

  • 12
    Drive via the pretty fishing town of Cefalu to Giardini Naxos

  • 13
    Option to go up Mount Etna; explore Taormina and its Greek theatre

  • 14
    Free day in Giardini Naxos to relax on the coast

  • 15
    Trip ends in Giardini Naxos

Trip notes

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Ancient Sicily
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Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Ferry
Accommodation
14 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Guest Lecturer
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18