Southern Italy and Sicily

1N Rome , 2N Sorrento , 3N Taormina , 1N Agrigento and 2N Palermo
10 days


US$ 2,634

per person

Operated by Trafalgar

About the tour

The sun-kissed south and Sicily are the star attractions on this mesmerising southern Italy trip from Rome to Palermo. Taste local Sicilian wine on the slopes of snow-capped Mount Etna, learn about the ancient Greek heritage of Agrigento and get lost in the medieval cobbled streets of Erice.


  • Explore Pompeii, Capri, Taormina, Agrigento and Palermo with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the excavations at Pompeii, the ruins of the ancient Greek theatre at Taormina, the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, Erice, Monreale Cathedral and Mondello
  • View the fortress town of Enna and Palermo Cathedral
  • See St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Scenic Cruise to the Isle of Capri
  • Connect With Locals Learn how to make homemade macaroni and sit down to a delicious local meal with your charming hosts, the locals of Castiglione di Sicilia, a Jewish Village.


1 Be My Guest, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Welcome Reception, 2 Dinners, 9 Breakfasts


FH55 Grand Hotel Palatino or Similar

1 night(s) in Rome

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Johanna Park Hotel or Similar

2 night(s) in Sorrento

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Hotel Sole Castello or Similar

3 night(s) in Taormina

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

BEST WESTERN Dioscuri Bay Palace Hotel or Similar

1 night(s) in Agrigento

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Garibaldi or Similar

2 night(s) in Palermo

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price


  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Return cruise to the Isle of Capri

Day-wise Itinerary


Day 1: Welcome To Rome

Ciao Roma, the 'Eternal City', which you’ll have an opportunity to explore on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening. Enjoy an orientation drive – a perfect introduction to this beautiful city, the centre of which has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its ruins, imposing monuments, statues and fountains.

Day 2: Explore The Ruins Of Pompeii And Sorrento

From Rome, journey south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of the excavations buried for centuries under a layer of volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted. See such sites as the Gymnasium, the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Basilica before continuing to your hotel in Sorrento.

Day 3: A Day On The Isle Of Capri

Take a ferry to Capri, the isle of sirens according to Greek mythology. You’ll ascend to Capri town by funicular railway and see the famous Piazzetta during your guided walking tour with a Local Specialist. Spend some free time people-watching at one of the local cafés before returning to the mainland where you can enjoy free time in Sorrento.

Day 4: Cross The Strait To Taormina

Drive south via Salerno and through Calabria, crossing the straits of Messina to Sicily and the beachside resort town of Giardini Naxos below Taormina. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 5: Gardens And More In Taormina

Your Local Specialist will take you on a walking tour of Taormina on the slopes of Monte Tauro, overlooking the sea. Visit the Greek theatre and see the terraced botanical gardens. Then, stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto with a gelsi gelato and on to the Piazza for splendid panoramic views across the bay. Later, there's free time for shopping for souvenirs and handmade ceramics on the Corso.

Day 6: Taormina Your Way

Enjoy a full day to do as you please in this beautiful resort town. Shop, relax, see the sights of your choice or consider an Optional Experience. Whatever you decide, your Travel Director will be on hand to help you get the most out of your day. Tonight, Connect With Locals during a Be My Guest experience learning how to make macaroni and toasting the day with a traditional Sicilian feast with the locals in the Jewish village of Castiglione di Sicilia.

Day 7: Journey To Ancient Agrigento

Enjoy views of Enna on the way to Agrigento, where your Local Specialist will take you to the Valley of the Temples - the finest Greek sanctuary in Sicily. See the splendid Temple of Concord and the Temple of Juno overlooking the sea.

Day 8: Explore Sicilian Towns And On To Palermo

Travel to Erice and discover this famous hilltop medieval town in western Sicily with its cobbled streets, Norman castles and stunning views of the sea, salt pans and wooded hillsides. Perhaps take a walk to the ruins of Venus Castle with its Balio Gardens. Before arriving in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, visit the chic seaside resort of Mondello, with its beautiful beach, popular with the elite Palermitans.

Day 9: Enjoy The Views In Monreale

Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Palermo. See Palermo’s Opera House and the Cathedral. Travel to the town of Monreale for views of La Conca d'Oro and explore the magnificent 12th-century Norman Cathedral. Later, join your companions and celebrate your journey with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10: Journey Home

Say arrivederci to Sicily and your newfound friends at the end of a memorable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at

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US$ 2,634

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