Explore Southern Sicily

1N Catania , 2N Syracuse , 1N Agrigento , 2N Trapani and 1N Palermo
8 days

From

US$ 1,382

per person

Operated by G Adventures

About the tour

Hotels (7 nts). with Breakfast 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 nts). with BreakfastHotels (7 nts). with BreakfastHotels (7 nts). with BreakfastHotels (7 nts). with Breakfast

Highlights

  • 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

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts).

Included in the price

Catania

  • 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.

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Catania

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.

Day 2: Catania/syracuse

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.

Day 3: Syracuse

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.

Day 4: Syracuse/agrigento

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.

Day 5: Agrigento/trapani

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.

Day 6: Trapani

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.

Day 7: Trapani/palermo

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.

Day 8: Palermo

Depart at any time.

Starting from

US$ 1,382

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