Sicily tour, classical Sicily

Discover the classical highlights of Sicily on this jam-packed journey which will take you to the ancient sites of Syracusa and Agrigento en-route to Giardini Naxos and Palermo.
Syracusa Valley of the Temples in Agrigento Boat ride to Mozia Island Palermo Giardini Naxos Cefalu Taormina Optional excursion to Mount Etna
Price
£1473£1351To£1608£1579 including UK flights
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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From £1143 - £1325 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Up to £120 off selected dates.
Late availability on upcoming trips
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Price information

£1473£1351To£1608£1579 including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £1143 - £1325 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

Sicily
Less effusive and more inscrutable than their mainland counterparts, Sicilians don’t conform to carefree Italian stereotypes. Life on the island has b...
Archaeology
Old archaeologists never die. They just wish you bone voyage.

Holiday information

Trip type:
Small group. Av. 12-18 people.
Activity level:
Full On.
Accomm:
7 nights in standard local hotels.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities, alongside tour leader and local guide(s).
Meals:
7 breakfasts.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome.
About this holiday company:
The founders led overland trips across the world in the 60s and 70s before creating this company in 1981. Today, it offers tours in 120 countries, but never lost that pioneering spirit of adventure.
Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

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Reviewed on 06 Oct 2013 by

Good - enjoyed it.... For me the ascent of Etna was one of the highlights. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Oct 2013 by

Very busy, as expected, but very enjoyable Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2012 by

Visiting outstanding classical sights such as the quarry in Syracuse where 7000 athenians were enslaved was the most memorable part of the holiday Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Our Tour Leaders are trained by us in the importance of responsible tourism with guidance given on how they can make a difference.

The majority of accommodation used on this trip is locally owned and in which you experience great food, most of which is sourced locally, and lovely Sicilian wine. This not only provides direct employment within the hotel, but also has the effect of percolating money beyond to small businesses that supply the hotel and in this way money is spread throughout the region we visit. Other people too benefit from our visit includes drivers and local guides, as well as the staff in our local handling agent's office, which is based on the island.

Though you will need to drink plenty on this trip, we encourage you not to buy bottled water due to the plastic waste this generates. Tap water is perfectly drinkable in this area so bring your own reusable water bottle.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. CoolEarth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

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