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10 Days | Make your way to the Mediterranean to discover Sicily’s natural, cultural and historical treasures

3.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Explore Sicily and unearth the natural and historical wonders of this intriguing island, placed perfectly in the heart of the Mediterranean. Join a local leader on a fully immersive, 10-day journey. With a sprinkling of Arab, Norman, Greek and Roman touches, this region is a hive of history and culture. Expect incredible mosaics, towering palaces, crumbling ruins and marble-lined laneways to explore in the cities. Then, head out of the main hubs to discover the incredible Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. It's time to bring to light Sicily’s scenic, culinary and historical wonders on this Premium adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Sicily including Italy
Start
Palermo, Italy
Finish
Catania, Italy
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Italy
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPL
This trip generates 34.54 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover Palermo’s most symbolic places of rebellion and meet the local people who are taking a stance against the Mafia on an Anti-Mafia Movement tour
  • Get a taste for Sicily’s finest cuisines with a traditional cooking class in Palermo, a genovesi tasting in Erice and mouth-watering cheese and chocolate tastings (yes, please) on your way to Siracusa
  • Uncover some of Sicily’s most magnificent ancient monuments and ruins on a guided tour through the Valley of the Temples as well as the incredible Siracusa Archaeological Park
  • Come face-to-face with Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, as you drive up the northern flank of the volcano and embark on a walk through the spectacular Valle del Bove (Bull Valley)
  • Spend two unforgettable nights in the Sicilian countryside at your Feature Stay accommodation, Baglio della Luna Foresteria, a countryside estate built within a medieval watch tower.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Cooperativa Coraggio. Donations help them regenerate 22 hectares of unused public land to create local jobs and produce organic food in Italy.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Sicily including Italy

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable Hotel (7 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Palermo -Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Palermo - Welcome Meeting
  • Palermo - Welcome Dinner
  • Palermo - Anti-Mafia Tour
  • Palermo - Sicilian Cooking Class
  • Erice - Town Visit
  • Erice - Genovesi Tasting
  • Mazara del Vallo - Kasbah Visit
  • Scala dei Turchi - Visit
  • Agrigento - Guided visit Valley of the Temples
  • Modica - Visit and Chocolate Tasting
  • Noto - Guided Walk
  • Siracusa - Ortigia Orientation Walk
  • Siracusa - Archaeological Park Guided Visit
  • Catania - Mount Etna Visit
  • Taormina - Guided Walk
  • Taormina - Greek Theatre Admission

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

3.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Patrick · Traveled July 2023
Trip is mixed. Good leader and guides. Some days to long driving. Cooking class good and nice way to meet group. Food inclusions very average for a premium trip.
Review submitted 06 Aug 2023

Marita · Traveled July 2023
Excellent insight of Sicily . We indulged in Sicilian culture and explored numerous towns. I highly recommend this tour .
Review submitted 06 Aug 2023

Richard · Traveled June 2023
I will leave it to you take any material I have written to compose a short review
Review submitted 13 Jul 2023

Cheryl · Traveled April 2023
If you love churches and cathedrals this is the trip for you, in fact this trip should be named The churches and cathedrals of Sicily. The pace was hectic, and we headed for the cathedral at each stop, some stops like the kasbah and Marsala were a waste of time really, certainly quieter as not so touristy. I think a local guide is essential as I feel there is a whole lot more to Sicily than it’s churches and cathedrals.
Review submitted 10 May 2023

Jillian · Traveled April 2023
A new trip, the itinerary could do with some tweaking. An excellent and very positive guide but more local knowledge would have been beneficial at times. we had a lovely group of travellers and it was a great way to get around and experience Sicily in a limited time frame.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2023
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