9 Day Classic Sicily

$1639
Land Only
$2419*
Air & Land
From

Featured Hotels

Tuesday Departure
Mercure Palermo Centro Palermo
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace Agrigento
Sant'Alphio Garden Giardini Naxos
Saturday Departure
Mercure Palermo Centro Palermo
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace Agrigento
Sant'Alphio Garden Giardini Naxos

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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$2769* $1739
$3379* $1949
Tue, Apr 30  (Sold Out) $2819* $2029
$2729* $1849
$2979* $1949
$2499* $1639
Tue, May 21  (Sold Out) $2769* $1949
$2979* $1949
$2859* $1999
$2549* $1689
$2869* $1789
$2909* $1689
$3149* $1789
$2719* $1789
$2649* $1949
$2809* $1849
$2899* $1949
$2539* $1849
$2699* $1849
$2539* $1849
$2809* $1849
Tue, Oct 01  (Sold Out) $2669* $1999
$2589* $1689
$2419* $1689
$2819* $1949

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Entry Requirements:
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Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Palermo
Welcome to Sicily! Arrive in Palermo, the energetic capital of Sicily, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest and relax before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting journey that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner with the group
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Monreale Cathedral, Tour Palermo's Old City
Travel to the hilltop town of Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece, with its interior of glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics. Return to Palermo for a tour of the ancient Old City with its incredible mix of architectural styles, including its magnificent Cathedral. In the afternoon, discover Palermo on your own with its bustling street markets, winding alleyways, and colorful back streets. Perhaps choose to join the optional tour to the charming seaside town of Cefalu, distinguished by its medieval settings. Here, see the magnificent Piazza del Duomo and the delightful Fisherman's Village nestled on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches. Stroll the picturesque lanes in the historical center before returning to Palermo
Optional: Cefalu Tour (PM)
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Erice, Farm Lunch
Drive the winding roads to mountaintop Erice, a wonderfully preserved medieval town with breathtaking views and a great historical presence. Walk along the cobbled streets lined with superb examples of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture. Savor the island's landmark windmills and salt mines before reaching a local farm. Your lunch will feature some of the area's local delicacies, including extra virgin olive oil and wine. Arrive in Agrigento and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, dinner together in Agrigento
Overnight: Agrigento
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Tour Agrigento's Valley of the Temples
Today, discover Agrigento's celebrated Valley of the Temples, the largest and best preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Tour this magnificent archaeological park that consists of eight Greek temples, built between 430 and 510 B.C., all majestically positioned in the same area on rocky crests south of modern day Agrigento. Indeed, it is an amazing sight to behold! After lunch, travel to the coastal town of Giardini Naxos. Evening is at leisure in this resort town
Overnight: Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Full Day in Giardini Naxos
Full day at leisure in Giardini Naxos, or join the not to be missed optional tour to Siracusa. Here, you can step back in time to the bygone era of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Visit Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Greek Theatre, the remains of Roman Amphitheater and the "Ear of Dionysius," an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia before returning to Giardini Naxos
Optional: Siracusa Tour (AM)
Overnight: Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Etna and Taormina
Begin the day with a visit to the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna, which stands 11,000 feet tall, dominates the scenery, and is the most active volcano in Europe! Ascend the Mount to reach the Silvestri Craters; step carefully on the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries. Learn about Etna’s impact on the surrounding area and its unique geology before returning to Giardini Naxos. In the afternoon, a panoramic tour of the city that includes the massive Greek Theater, one of the largest in Sicily, from where you can enjoy remarkable panoramas of the city and countryside. The rest of the day is at leisure in the upper town of Taormina to enjoy all of the many delights in this marvelous city. Shop to your heart’s content at some of the chicest boutiques in Italy, enjoy an aperitif overlooking the Bay of Naxos, or indulge in some of Italy’s most delectable food. Dinner tonight at your hotel
Overnight: Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Visit Piazza Armerina en Route to Palermo
Begin today by traveling to Piazza Armerina to view the intricate examples of Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These extraordinarily vivid mosaics deal with numerous subjects, ranging from Homeric escapades and mythological scenes to portrayals of daily life. The Villa itself was rediscovered in the 19th century after being almost completely covered by a landslide. After lunch, continue to Palermo, where you bid farewell to your newfound friends on your last night in Sicily
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Depart Italy
Arrivederci! Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Palermo
Welcome to Sicily! Arrive in Palermo, the energetic capital of Sicily, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest and relax before tonight’s orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting journey that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner with the group
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Monreale Cathedral, Tour Palermo's Old City
Travel to the hilltop town of Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece, with its interior of glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics. Return to Palermo for a tour of the ancient Old City with its incredible mix of architectural styles, including its magnificent Cathedral. In the afternoon, discover Palermo on your own with its bustling street markets, winding alleyways, and colorful back streets. Perhaps choose to join the optional tour to the charming seaside town of Cefalu, distinguished by its medieval settings. Here, see the magnificent Piazza del Duomo and the delightful Fisherman's Village nestled on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches. Stroll the picturesque lanes in the historical center before returning to Palermo
Optional: Cefalu Tour (PM)
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Erice, Farm Lunch
Drive the winding roads to mountaintop Erice, a wonderfully preserved medieval town with breathtaking views and a great historical presence. Walk along the cobbled streets lined with superb examples of Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture. Savor the island's landmark windmills and salt mines before reaching a local farm. Your lunch will feature some of the area's local delicacies, including extra virgin olive oil and wine. Arrive in Agrigento and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, dinner together in Agrigento
Overnight: Agrigento
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Tour Agrigento's Valley of the Temples
Today, discover Agrigento's celebrated Valley of the Temples, the largest and best preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Tour this magnificent archaeological park that consists of eight Greek temples, built between 430 and 510 B.C., all majestically positioned in the same area on rocky crests south of modern day Agrigento. Indeed, it is an amazing sight to behold! After lunch, travel to the coastal town of Giardini Naxos. Evening is at leisure in this resort town
Overnight: Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Thursday - Etna and Taormina
Begin the day with a visit to the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna, which stands 11,000 feet tall, dominates the scenery, and is the most active volcano in Europe! Ascend the Mount to reach the Silvestri Craters; step carefully on the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries. Learn about Etna’s impact on the surrounding area and its unique geology before returning to Giardini Naxos. In the afternoon, a panoramic tour of the city that includes the massive Greek Theater, one of the largest in Sicily, from where you can enjoy remarkable panoramas of the city and countryside. The rest of the day is at leisure in the upper town of Taormina to enjoy all of the many delights in this marvelous city. Shop to your heart’s content at some of the chicest boutiques in Italy, enjoy an aperitif overlooking the Bay of Naxos, or indulge in some of Italy’s most delectable food
Overnight: Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Giardini Naxos
Full day at leisure in Giardini Naxos, or join the not to be missed optional tour to Siracusa. Here, you can step back in time to the bygone era of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Visit Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Greek Theatre, the remains of Roman Amphitheater and the "Ear of Dionysius," an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia before returning to Giardini Naxos. Dinner tonight at the hotel
Optional: Siracusa Tour (AM)
Overnight: Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Visit Piazza Armerina en Route to Palermo
Begin today by traveling to Piazza Armerina to view the intricate examples of Roman mosaics at the famous Roman Villa del Casale, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These extraordinarily vivid mosaics deal with numerous subjects, ranging from Homeric escapades and mythological scenes to portrayals of daily life. The Villa itself was rediscovered in the 19th century after being almost completely covered by a landslide. After lunch, continue to Palermo, where you bid farewell to your newfound friends on your last night in Sicily
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart Italy
Arrivederci! Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Featured Hotels

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Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace Image
Sant'Alphio Garden Image
Mercure Palermo Centro Image
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace Image
Sant'Alphio Garden Image

Optional Tours

Enjoy a journey to the town of Cefalù, distinguished by its medieval settings and first mentioned in 396 BC by the Scholar Diodoro Siculo. Starting Begin from Piazza Garibaldi, following Corso Ruggero until reaching the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, where you will experience the splendidly intact atmosphere of this pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beautiful Norman/Byzantine cathedral dates to the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily had it built to make Cefalù the center of the Norman power together with Palermo. Of particular charm is the Fisherman Village with its ancient houses facing the sea on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $59.00
Cefalu Tour Thumbnail

Step back in time to the glorious days of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Get a glimpse of Siracusa as it was in ancient times with a visit to the archaeological park, with its Greek theatre, the remains of Roman Amphitheater, and the "Ear of Dionysius," an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, also known as Città Vecchia or "Old City", a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #6 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $99.00
Siracusa Tour Thumbnail

Enjoy a journey to the town of Cefalù, distinguished by its medieval settings and first mentioned in 396 BC by the Scholar Diodoro Siculo. Starting Begin from Piazza Garibaldi, following Corso Ruggero until reaching the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, where you will experience the splendidly intact atmosphere of this pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beautiful Norman/Byzantine cathedral dates to the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily had it built to make Cefalù the center of the Norman power together with Palermo. Of particular charm is the Fisherman Village with its ancient houses facing the sea on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $59.00
Cefalu Tour Thumbnail

Step back in time to the glorious days of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Get a glimpse of Siracusa as it was in ancient times with a visit to the archaeological park, with its Greek theatre, the remains of Roman Amphitheater, and the "Ear of Dionysius," an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, also known as Città Vecchia or "Old City", a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $99.00
Siracusa Tour Thumbnail