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Classic Tour of Sicily

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(3 Reviews)
From $1,900 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Catania, Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Selinunte, Palermo, Monreale

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Food, culture and histroy – Sicily at it’s best

  • Tasting of local chocolate in Modica
  • Travel to the Archaeological Park of Selinunte with it’s Temples and Acropolis
  • Experience some Palermo street food at a typical local market
  • Visit the Greek colony of Siracusa
  • Visit the main Sicilian monuments including UNESCO SITES (Siracusa, Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Norman Palace)
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Make your own way to tour hotel.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Depart for the Greek colony of Siracusa. Visit the archaeological area including the Latomia del Paradiso and the Ear of Dionysus. Visit the island of Ortigia, the historical centre of the city. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the Cathedral and Arethusa Fountain. Return to Catania for a walking tour.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart for Modica, ‘the city of 100 churches’. Visit an artisan chocolate workshop for some chocolate tasting. Lunch at a local restaurant followed by free time to explore the town. Continue to Ragusa. Optional night tour of Ragusa Ibla.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart for Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa Romana del Casale. Continue to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart for the Archaeological Park of Selinunte with it’s Temples and Acropolis. Enjoy olive oil tasting and some lunch on a typical farm. Travel to Palermo and then to Monreale to visit the Cathedral with it’s mosaics and Moorish architecture. Return to Palermo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning visit of the historical centre of Palermo. See Martorana Church, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Bologni, the Cathedral and the Norman Palace. A light lunch of some Palermo street food at a typical local market. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, end of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Licensed English Speaking Guide. Local Guides where necessary

Tours as per itinerary

Visit an Artisan Chocolate Workshop in Modica

Visit an Olive Oil farm and oil tasting

6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Drinks with meals are not included except for mineral water, 1 wine, 1 coffee (wine and coffee only at lunch in local restaurant)

Welcome cocktail

By road via air-conditioned GT max comfort motor coach or minivan

Excursion to Ragusa Ibla by Night on Day 3

Porterage at hotels

Whispers Kit

Passport or Visa Fees

City Tax to be paid directly to hotel

Drinks with meals except mineral water

Entrance fees at Monuments

Arrival and Departure Transfer

Pricing & Availability

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2023
Departing Ending

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Important things to note

Sequence of the tours is subject to change. Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore, coach change may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.

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Reviews for Classic Tour of Sicily

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Room for improvement

Review for: Sicilian Classics

Room for improvement. Title says it all. Basic accommodation, nothing special. Tour guide & driver didn't seem like they wanted to be there. Overall it really just felt like I was using them to get from A to B and doing everything else myself.
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Daniel
Review of Jolly Sicily Tour

Review for: Jolly Sicily Tour

Review of Jolly Sicily Tour Palermo to Palermo tour of Sicily. (7 nights) The tour itself was comprehensive and covered most of the major sights that we wanted to see in Sicily. We choose Jolly Sicily Tour because of it’s start in Palermo, enabling us to spend more time in the city without backtracking. The hotels were of good quality and the restaurants selected for lunches were, for the most part, excellent. As I recall, all meals were included in the price, including wine and water at lunchtime but at the evening (hotel) meals wine and beer were usually extra. Our guide, Valentina was quite knowledgeable about the sites we visited and was able to answer most questions with accuracy, The bus drivers were friendly and provided a safe experience. However an over-reliance on GPS and an apparent unfamiliarity with some of the towns resulted in some gross misdirection's thus creating issues related to punctuality which impacted the time allowed at some of the sights. I was able to contact the company’s offices part way through the trip, to express my concerns on this issue and they took some steps which partially corrected the issue. So I expect it will not be an issue for future travellers. There is a reasonable amount of walking required, as was expected, so anyone with mobility issues should be prepared. But this is typical of group tours in Italy. Sicily is a quite mountainous region so several cities were located on the sides of hills. So a hiking pole may be worth packing. I would recommend, should you wish to see Palermo that you add on an additional 2 nights before or after the trip. There is quite a lot to see, and there are several musical theatres in Palermo so a night at the opera might be something to consider. Again the tour company did arrange our extra nights at the same hotel so we did not have to worry about booking or changing hotels. For those with limited time a tour like this gives a good overview of the country, However selecting the town of Ragusa as an overnight stop was, in hindsight a waste of time since it offered little to see in the time allotted. It also necessitated a backtrack of several km to Modica, a town we had passed the night before. Most sights visited allowed a reasonable amount of time for a general overview but for serious history buffs it night be considered a bit too rushed. If you feel the need to fully immerse yourself in the culture and spend a full day or more exploring each town you will most likely need to do it on your own or look at a customized private trip which will add significantly to the price.
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Cristina Maletta
Recently booked 6 clients on

Review for: Classic Tour of Sicily

Recently booked 6 clients on the Sicily mini carousel tour from Catania to Palermo. I have personally done this trip before and loved it. My clients came back absolutely thrilled with their time in Sicily on this tour. Their guide was amazing, the accommodation fantastic and the value of this tour is well worth it.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Cristina, we really appreciate the time you've taken to leave your review. Catania to Palermo is our shortest of 14 Sicily Tours and gives our guests a wonderful snapshot of that amazing island. I'm glad they got in before the crowds, because Sicily is booking! Regards Paul @ Sun Island Tours

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Classic Tour of Sicily

4
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From $1,900 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Catania, Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Selinunte, Palermo, Monreale

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours

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