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Ancient Sicily SCS

Visiting: Italy , Sicily
Tour Duration 15 Days
 

Specialist Led Tour of Historical Sicily

The vine-covered hills of this beautiful island are home to some of the Mediterranean's most important and impressive classical sites. Accompanied by a guest lecturer we uncover Sicily's Greek, Roman, Norman and Baroque history, culture and architecture. We visit many of the country's highlights including the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Baroque city of Noto, the Greek Theatre of Taormina and the capital Palermo.

On this tour your knowledge and experiences of Sicily will be brought to life and greatly enhanced through the information, passion and enthusiasm of Mr Antonio Marretta, your guest lecturer. With a degree in History and Political Science, a specialisation in Art and Archaeology and 25 years guiding experience, there are not many questions that Antonio does not know the answer to and he delights in sharing his love of Sicily with his fellow travelling companions.

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

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour 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; chance to join a wine tasting

  • 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
    Tour ends at Catania airport

Tour notes

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Ancient Sicily
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Included meals 14 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
4WD, Bus, Ferry
Accommodation
14 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Guest Lecturer
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18