Explore Southern Sicily

Start: Catania Finish: Palermo

Visiting: Catania, Syracuse, Agrigento, Trapani, Palermo


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 12 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1837 $1561

-£199
Check Availability Ask A Question

Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

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

Places You'll See

Countries:
Cities & Attractions:
Explore Southern Sicily
Explore Southern Sicily
Explore Southern Sicily

Itinerary

Map Image
icon Day 1 : Catania

Location: Catania

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel La Collegiata (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Catania/Syracuse

Location: Catania, Syracuse

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Dei Coloniali Siracusa (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Syracuse, an enchanting city by the Ionian Sea that was once at the centre of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Explore the old town's baroque piazzas and medieval side streets with a CEO-led orientation walk. Later, take a cooking class and learn how to make arancini — an iconic Sicilian specialty.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

ACTIVITY: Learn how to prepare a delicious snack enjoyed beyond the borders of Sicily: deep-fried arancini, a ball of creamy risotto rice typically filled with a savoury cheese or meat filling.

icon Day 3 : Syracuse

Location: Syracuse

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Dei Coloniali Siracusa (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY There's lots to see and do. Get out and explore!

icon Day 4 : Syracuse/Agrigento

Location: Syracuse, Agrigento

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Mose (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy some free time to explore the alleyways and the squares of this hilltop city, rich with baroque architecture.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Admire the finest Roman floor mosaics in existence at Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 4th century, the villa's exquisitely preserved mosaics and frescoes are outstanding examples of early Roman art.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 5 : Agrigento/Trapani

Location: Agrigento, Trapani

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Vittoria Trapani (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

ACTIVITY: Regarded as the best example of ancient Hellenic architecture in Sicily, the Valley of the Temples' oldest structures date back to the 5th century. Explore the ruins of the Temple of Concordia, with its majestic columns, and learn about the site's history from a local guide.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit some of Europe's oldest traditional salt marshes, where sea salt is still harvested in the same way it's been for hundreds of years.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 6 : Trapani

Location: Trapani

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Vittoria Trapani (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Take the day to explore Trapani at your leisure.

icon Day 7 : Trapani/Palermo

Location: Trapani, Palermo

Accommodation: Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Tonic (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit the World Heritage–listed Cattedrale di Monreale, or Monreale Cathedral, considered one of Europe's greatest examples of Norman architecture with a heavy Moorish and Byzantine influence.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stroll around and admire the sights around Palermo. Stop by Quattro Canti, Pretoria Square, the cathedral, and Marina Square. The capital city of Sicily is buzzing with life and a walk around is the perfect way to soak in the energy.

icon Day 8 : Palermo

Location: Palermo

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

What's Included

  • icon

    Villa Romana del Casale Visit

  • icon
    Meals

    7 breakfasts. Allow USD295-385 for meals not included

  • icon
    Your Hands-On Moment: Arancini Cooking Class, Syracuse

  • icon
    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

  • icon

    Valley of the Temples Guided Tour

  • icon

    Orientation walks in Syracuse and Palermo

  • icon
    Accommodation

    Hotels (7 nts).

  • icon
    Fully Guided

  • icon
    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

  • icon

    Monreale Cathedral Visit

What's Not Included

  • icon
    Tipping and Gratuities

  • icon
    International Travel

Transport

Private vehicle, walking.

Meals Included

7 breakfasts

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts).

Book with Confidence

  • icon
    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

  • icon
    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Got a question? Check out our Q&As

View Q&As Ask A Question

Dates & Availability

Select departure month
Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jul 10, 2021

Nights

7

Available

16

$1608.28

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Sep 04, 2021

Nights

7

Available

14

$1608.28

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 02, 2021

Nights

7

Available

16

$1836.81

$1561.29

-£199

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 16, 2021

Nights

7

Available

13

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 30, 2021

Nights

7

Available

15

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Apr 02, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Apr 16, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Apr 30, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday May 14, 2022

Nights

7

Available

13

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday May 28, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1561.29

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jun 11, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1608.28

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jun 25, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1608.28

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Jul 09, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1892.10

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Sep 03, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1892.10

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Sep 17, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1836.81

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 01, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1836.81

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 15, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1836.81

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 29, 2022

Nights

7

Available

16

$1836.81