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Explore Southern Sicily

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 Trip Length
8 Days
 Trip Starts
Catania
 Trip Finishes
Palermo
8 Day Explore Southern Sicily Itinerary (G Adventures)
Countries Explored: Sicily
Budget
Affordable
Max. Group Size
16
Pace
Leisurely
Trip Style
Classic
Trip Code
EISS

Overview

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 8 Day Explore Southern Sicily. If you’ve ever written down “experience the best of Southern Sicily” on some sort of must-do list, this eight-day adventure will let you emphatically check that box. Featuring a Sicilian cooking class, ancient Roman mosaics, pristinely preserved Greek temples, Medieval towns, and so much more, the only thing this tour is missing (for now) is you.

Itinerary

Arrive at any time. Tonight, meet your CEO and fellow travellers at the welcome meeting, then opt to head out for dinner and enjoy your first Sicilian meal. Stay: Hotel Centrale Europa

Travel to Syracuse, an enchanting city by the Ionian Sea that was once at the centre of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Take a cooking class on arrival and learn how to make Arancini — an iconic Sicilian specialty — to enjoy as a light lunch! Later, explore the old town's baroque piazzas and medieval side streets with a CEO-led orientation walk. Stay: Hotel Posta (B/L)

Enjoy a full free day in Syracuse. Opt to visit the impressive Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, or travel to nearby Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city renowned for its baroque architecture built with a unique golden limestone. Stay: Hotel Posta (B)

Travel to the baroque city of Ragusa before heading to the medieval hilltop town of Piazza Armerina. Visit the world's most varied collection of Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale. Known for their incredibly well-preserved state "in situ", or in their original location, observe ancient scenes of hunting, fishing and athletics depicted beautifully in mosaic tile. Continue to Agrigento. Stay: Hotel Della Valle (B)

Take a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples, one of Sicily's best-known attractions. Learn the history of this magnificent site as you explore the ruins of its seven temples, nestled on a ridge below Agrigento. Continue to Trapani, stopping en route in Marsala to see some of Europe's oldest salt marshes. Stay: Hotel Vittoria Trapani (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore the charms of Trapani and its nearby towns. Opt to cruise the idyllic Egadi Islands, spend the day hiking at a nature reserve filled with local flora and fauna, or hop on a funicular to explore the walled town of Erice. Stay: Hotel Vittoria Trapani (B)

Travel to Monreale to visit the 11th century Monreale Cathedral, intricately decorated with thousands of gold mosaic tiles. Admire panoramic views of the Conca d'Oro (Golden Valley) and the Tyrrhennian Sea. Continue to Palermo and enjoy a CEO-led orientation walk upon arrival. Stay: Hotel Mediterraneo Palermo (B)

Depart at any time. (B)

Trip Inclusions

  • Take a cooking class and learn how to make iconic Sicilian dishes.
  • Discover one of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples in existence.
  • Admire one of the most well-preserved multicoloured floor mosaics from Roman times.
  • Visit the cathedral in Monreale and witness the finest example of Norman architecture in Sicily.
  • Wander the narrow streets of Ortigia.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Arancini Cooking Class, Syracuse
  • Orientation walks in Syracuse and Palermo
  • Villa Romana del Casale Visit
  • Valley of the Temples Guided Tour
  • Monreale Cathedral Visit

  • Hotels (7 Nights)
  • On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations.
  • Note that most accommodation in Europe does not have air conditioning units in rooms. Air conditioning is not routinely installed in European homes and workplaces. However, nearly all hotels will provide a standing or desk fan for your room on hot nights. If you do not already have one in your room, please ask your CEO to organize one for you with reception.

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

  • Private vehicle, walking

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Trip Reviews (1) Most Recent 'Explore Southern Sicily' Reviews

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7 days in Sicily, 0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
Seven wonderful days in Sicily. Enjoyed the exploration of the south coast . Saw lots of architecture, archeological sites, coast lines, experience the cities. Loved the cooking session. I only wished that a trip to Mount Aetna would have been included. It was a wonderful trip because we were a great group with an also great group leader.
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