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

4.6 out of 5 based on 21 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 35 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 learn about 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. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

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

4.6 out of 5 based on 21 reviews submitted.
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Vincenzo · Traveled October 2023
A highly engaging and enjoyable tour, which provided a comprehensive introduction to Sicily's geography, history and culture. Our outstanding tour manager, Gabriella, along with a range of expert local tour guides provided our group with many fascinating insights about a region which is a cultural melting pot. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Margot · Traveled October 2023
A wonderfully stimulating, fun journey into Sicily's past and present, travelling in comfort at a pace to enjoy.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023

Avram · Traveled October 2023
The Premium tour of Sicily was exceptional. Our tour leader, Gabriella was extremely knowledgeable of the culture, history, food and people of Sicily. She was a true delight. She made the tour truly memorable. The accommodations, excursions, transportation and guides were fantastic. If you had one small group tour to recommend to see Sicily, it would be this one,
Review submitted 06 Nov 2023

Derrick · Traveled October 2023
This is my seventh Intrepid tour, and it was excellent (the other best two were Turkey and Cuba): it was very well-designed and executed. Gabriella the Tour Leader is top-notch: professional, but more than that, she is highly personable and authentic. Great job, Gabriella!
Review submitted 07 Nov 2023

Sally · Traveled October 2023
The Premium Sicily Tour was a truly great experience. If you want that little bit extra comfort and your time slightly more organised this is that tour. Guides were all very knowledgable and the extra activities fun and interesting. There is a bit of walking, wandering around each city or town for a few hours and with the guided tours which will use up the extra energy gained from delicious food experiences.
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023
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