Whether you’ve visited this sun-drenched island before or it’s your first time, this well-paced exploration will cover some of the country’s lesser-known areas as well as famed hotspots, including the Valley of the Temples and Monreale. From the smaller towns like Sciacca, with its famous fishing port and intricate ceramics, to Palermo, one of the most historically diverse cities in all of Europe, a local expert will guide and enlighten you throughout.
Each day of the itinerary is designed, so you can learn about how the invasions and wars shaped this destination, marvel at Greek, Roman and Islamic architecture, and gain insights into the traditional processes of local produce, like cheese, salt and wine. Personal time allows you to explore at your leisure and carefully planned excursions encourage you to connect with other classical civilisation lovers. Never miss out on a sight, or an interesting fact, and relax at the end of each day knowing that the next is taken care of.
Explore the mediaeval town of Erice with panoramic views and visit Trapani's historic centre
Discover Palermo's food markets and culinary scene, as well as the city's artistic and monumental riches on the Arab-Norman route
Visit Monreale Cathedral, Benedictine Cloister, and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, one of the greatest treasures of the Greek heritage in Sicily #
Observe the magnificent Doric Temple of Segesta and the theatre located at the top of the mountain
Experience a dairy built inside an old tuff quarry and indulge in traditional Sicilian cuisine with a cheese tasting and typical appetisers.
Survey the salt pans in Marsala, learn about the production of sea salt, and sample local wines at a historical winery
Embark on an optional excursion to the mountainous, Mediterranean Egadi Islands
Explore the medieval town of Erice with panoramic views and visit Trapani's historic centre
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally we may have to change the order of the hotel stays and excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office Travel Advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Travelling to Europe
Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.
Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.
Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").
Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.
European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.