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Treasures of Sicily

From £1199 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Sicily is one of the most fascinating islands in Europe, thanks to the indelible marks left by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish civilisations. This comprehensive tour explores its sophisticated cities, picturesque villages, well-preserved archaeological sites and splendid scenery. It starts with an excursion on Mt Etna, continuing to the towns of Syracuse, Agrigento and Selinunte - all listed as UNESCO heritage sites. There is also a day in Zingaro National Reserve with magnificent views of the Mediterranean.
Essential Info
Starts: Start in Aci Trezza
Ends: End in Taormina.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery, Culture & Festivals
Trip Code: EADZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy, Sicily
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts and a wine tasting on Mt Etna included

Transport

7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels and 1 night agriturismo, all en suite Sightseeing on foot and 2 daywalks

Accommodation

Trip Highlights

•   Explore superb UNESCO World Heritage Sites

•   Sample delicious Sicilian cuisine

•   Hike on Mt. Etna, one of the Mediterranean's greatest natural beauties and Europe’s largest active volcano

•   Search crumbling Greek and Roman ruins in the charming seaside town of Taormina

•   Enjoy a guided visit to Agrigento's magnificent Valley of the Temples

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Departing: 29th Jun 2019
Returning: 7th Jul 2019
£1,199pp
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Departing: 7th Sep 2019
Returning: 15th Sep 2019
£1,149pp
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Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 22nd Sep 2019
£1,199pp
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Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 29th Sep 2019
£1,199pp
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Departing: 5th Oct 2019
Returning: 13th Oct 2019
£1,179pp
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Departing: 12th Oct 2019
Returning: 20th Oct 2019
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Departing: 19th Oct 2019
Returning: 27th Oct 2019
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Departing: 26th Oct 2019
Returning: 3rd Nov 2019
£1,179pp
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Departing: 28th Mar 2020
Returning: 5th Apr 2020
£1,179pp
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Itinerary & Notes
Our tour starts in Aci Trezza, a small charming fishing village just 10km north of Catania and a short drive from Taormina. The symbol of Aci Trezza and its crystal clear sea are the Faraglioni dei Ciclopi, eight rock stacks that legend has it have been there, just off the town's beach, since the giant Cyclops Polyphemus hurled them against Ulysses as he escaped by ship. The village is also celebrated as the setting of I Malavoglia, Giovanni Verga's 19th-century literary masterpiece of life in a poor, isolated fishing community. Today it boasts a lively seafront and a number of good restaurants.   
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Reviews
       
My husband and I had a fabulous trip to Sicily - a place I knew I would adore and I was not wrong. In 8 days you can only scrape the surface of this wonderful island but this round trip was a great way to see what it can offer. It was a perfect introduction to somewhere we will return to many times.
       
Overall an excellent trip. This covers the main sites round the island. As it is the largest island in the Mediterranean there is quite a lot of ground to cover so it is quite a busy tour. However it was worth it to see the contrasts of this lovely island which combined with the lovely food made a great holiday.
       
This was an excellent well planned tour. I found the pace busy but not overly strenuos or hectic. You have plenty of variety, Mt Etna seaside towns and harbours, quaint old towns as well as the ancient sites. What made this trip so good was the guide, Vanessa,, who often went the extra mile to help the group, and the group itself, 15 very different people who got on well. We stayed on for 4 nights after the end of the tour for rest and relaxation near Taormina and this was certainly the right decision. Taormina itself is very crowded and touristy with the side streets and the public gardens offering a welcome relief. Palermo was the best big city with plenty of character.
       
Well balanced holiday with a good guide as well as good local guides who had more detailed knowledge of the sites. Plenty of variety in the other activities,
       
Wonderful trip. Varied, good hotels and the best trip leader. Francesca is kind, knowledgable, helpful. Probably would have prefered 2 less cities to visit. This would have made the trip a better pace and give us a chance to savour each place.
       
This was a great, moderately-paced trip. There's lots to do, but plenty of free time to just sit in a café and watch the world go by... or if you like to keep moving, just grab an espresso and slip around the next corner to see what's there... This was a pleasant balance of old Greek and Roman sites, free time in pretty towns and villages full of twisting alleys and stunning churches, a couple of light walks, and amazing Sicilian food.
       
A fast and busy trip that delivered an amazing taste of Sicily. Every site was different and spectacular.
       
A great trip and although quite a fast pace there was plenty of time to enjoy the towns, ruins and magnificent scenery. The food and wine was of course splendid wherever we went our wonderful guide Mileena was there with her extremely helpful maps of every town and ruin visited. There is something in this trip for everyone. If you can't walk far there is always a cafe with a lovely outlook to sit at, on the other hand if you want to walk and climb steps for wonderful views, then you can do that too
       
An enjoyable trip taking in most of the 'must see' places in Sicily: a great overview of the island. One niggle, though, is that because of the scale of the place the whole trip seemed too rushed: lots of time in the coach, and not quite enough time at various locations to give them justice. If you can afford the time (and higher cost), the newly-introduced 'Sicily Grand Tour' would be a better bet, but if you are prepared for the pace of this tour the 'Treasures of Sicily' does live up to its name.
       
Tour leader, Milanda and driver could not have been better Loved Sicily and our guide brought the Island and its' history alive with her vast knowledge and infectious enthusiasm She is warm, compassionate and very caring of her groups well being Hotels... good locations... some beds below standard Have no back issues but if you did mattress standard poor at 2 Hotels Want to do Umbria Italy next year Do you have a tour of Morocco?
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