Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Sicily Discovery

Italy

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Mountains and hills over the sea, archaeological sites, an active volcano, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, blue skies, and breathtaking views…this is Sicily. Starting from Rome, you will travel through the south of Italy to reach Villa San Giovanni where you will cross the sapphire-blue waters by ferry to reach Messina. On this affordable Sicily tour, visit some fantastic historic sights. At Casale, visit the Roman Villa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally an extravagant residence of a powerful Roman family in the 4th century AD, its mosaics on the floors and walls are well-preserved today. Agrigento, founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century BC, is a treasure trove of fascinating ruins. Visit its Valley of the Temples, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see vestiges from the classical Greek period. Visit the Doric Temple of Concord, one of the finest examples of Greek civilization – and the Temple of Juno Lacinia, which was severely damaged by fire near the end of the 5th century BC. Also visit Selinunte, an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Sicily that was at the apex of its power before 409 BC. Here, see the remains of the Acropolis, with its temples and fortifications. Visit the heights of Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. Enjoy a guided tour in Trapani, set on a harbor that was once a powerful trading network; explore Erice, a medieval hilltop town with cobbled streets, fortifications, and ancient churches; and visit Marsala, known throughout the world for its wine. In Palermo, your sightseeing tour includes Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel), built in the 1100s, with byzantine mosaics depicting famous scenes from The Bible. This tour through Sicily is designed for the value-minded traveler as the best way to explore the beautiful features of this magnificent, yet charming island!

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9 days from RM5,469/pax

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Day to day

Day 1

sorrento area, italy

Check into your hotel in the Sorrento area (nearest airport is Naples). Spend the rest of your day getting acquainted with this beautiful resort town.

Day 2

SORRENTO AREA - VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - FERRY CROSSING - TAORMINA AREA

Today, travel through the rustic mountainous scenery of Italy’s southernmost region, Calabria, before boarding the FERRY for a 45-minute crossing to Sicily. Continue to the Taormina area.

Day 3

TAORMINA AREA. EXCURSION TO MOUNT ETNA

Enjoy a visit to the heights of MOUNT ETNA with the option of a jeep or cable-car ride for a better view of Europe’s largest active volcano (subject to weather conditions). Descend to Taormina, magnificently situated on a 700-foot plateau overlooking the Ionian Sea. The heart of Taormina is Piazza Nove Aprile, a paved square with unrivaled views of the sea and Mount Etna. Take a stroll along the Corso Umberto, and maybe taste a refreshing granita or a sumptuous cannolo. (B)

Day 4

TAORMINA AREA - PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTO

Drive to Piazza Armerina, a maze of steep streets positively overflowing with the colorful atmosphere of Sicilian life. At nearby Casale, visit the ROMAN VILLA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its mosaics, including the whimsical “Bikini Girls.” On to Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, one of Italy’s archaeological jewels. Visit the DORIC TEMPLE OF CONCORD, one of the finest examples of Greek civilization existing today, and the hilltop TEMPLE OF JUNO LACINIA. (B,D)

 

Day 5

AGRIGENTO - SELINUNTE - MARSALA

Leave for Selinunte, one of the most striking and interesting sites in Sicily. At the apex of its power before 409 BC, the city exceeded 30,000 people, excluding slaves. Here, you will see the remains of the ACROPOLIS with its temples and fortifications. On the western coast of Sicily, stop in Marsala, known for its celebrated Marsala wine. Here, you will visit a local SALT MILL and learn how this local product is extracted and refined. (B,D)

Day 6

MARSALA - TRAPINI - ERICE - PALERMO 

Two Sicilian treats are on the agenda today. First, visit enchanting Trapani with a Local Guide, set on a harbor that was once at the heart of a powerful trading network stretching from Carthage to Venice. The city center stretches along the port and was built in primarily baroque style. Next is the medieval hilltop town of Erice, reached by CABLE CAR. Situated about 2,500 feet above sea level, it immediately impresses with its defensive walls and castle, affording breathtaking views over the Trapani Gulf and Egadi Islands. On clear days, see all the way to the African coast. Continue to Palermo. (B)

Day 7

PALERMO (EMBARKATION) - OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO NAPLES 

A full day to enjoy this busy and colorful city full of interesting squares and marketplaces, churches, and palazzos in every style—from Moorish to baroque. Join the included sightseeing tour to learn more, and visit the magnificent CAPPELLA PALATINA. This evening, embark for an overnight FERRY crossing from Palermo to Naples. (B)

Day 8

NAPLES (DISEMBARKATION) - ROME 

Get to know Naples with a Local Guide. You'll discover a multifaced city, which is elegant and decadent, while at the same time, lively, fascinating, and colorful. Later, return to Rome, the “Eternal City.”

Day 9

ROME 

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Day 10

 

Map of Sicily Discovery

What's included

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING Visits to Rome, Sorrento, Taormina, Piazza Armerina Roman Villa, Selinunte Acropolis, Erice, Marsala.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS Mount Etna.
  • GUIDES Local Guides for city sightseeing in Trapani, Palermo professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry Villa San Giovanni-Messina; overnight ferry Palermo-Naples in 2-berth cabins; cable car to Erice
  • HOTELS Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
  • MEALS Buffet breakfasts daily except day 8; 4 dinners
City Orientation & Dinner

Palermo: Day 7 - Wednesday 23 March 2016

Exc ID: 150248 Duration: 4H Start Time: Evening Advance purchase available Adv Price: $51 USDOne of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean - Palermo - can be seen in a different light with an orientation tour taking in the most important sights as the lights come on. Then cross the lovely "Parco della Favorita" which was part of an estate acquired by Ferdinand of Bourbon who came here when he was driven out of Naples. The land has been laid out according to his rather Victorian taste. Proceed on the motorway towards Sferracavallo - a small seaside village in the suburbs of Palermo. Its origin goes back to the 15th century when a group of fishermen settled in the area to try to make a better living. It has become one of Palermo's best reputed seaside resorts with the economy based on fishing and tourism. The restaurant where we take you for dinner overlooks the sea and the owners wish is show clients Palermo as they see it with its passion, color and sounds. The menu offers a taste of delicious locally caught fish with free flowing red or white wine and mineral water. At the end of the evening a relaxed drive back to Palermo and the overnight hotel.

 

April
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12 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018 $1399 USD
 
May
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03 May 2019 11 May 2019 $1439 USD
24 May 2019 01 June 2019 $1439 USD
31 May 2019 08 June 2019 $1469 USD  
 
June
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August
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30 Aug 2019 07 Sep 2019 $1469 USD  
 
September
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13 Sep 2019 21 Sep 2019 $1469 USD
20 Sep 2019 28 Sep 2019 $1469 USD  
27 Sep 2019 05 Oct 2019 $1469 USD  
 
October
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04 Oct 2019 12 Oct 2019 $1399 USD  
11 Oct 2019 19 Oct 2019 $1399 USD  
18 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019 $1399 USD
25 Oct 2019 02 Nov 2019 $1399 USD  
November
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01 Nov 2019 09 Nov 2019 $1349 USD  
08 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019 $1349 USD
15 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2019 $1349 USD
December
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29 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020 $1299 USD
    

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