Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 14, Avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit UNESCO Heritage-listed Baroque cities, see stunning cathedrals and perfect piazzas, taste what makes Sicily special with delicious food and wine, climb Mt Etna for the best views of the island, sip espresso and devour gelato in small villages.
If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Sicily" is "The Godfather" we're here to expand your horizons. Sicily is a very different Italian experience, and were excited to introduce it to you - everything from UNESCO Heritage Sites and stunning cathedrals to the majestic Mt Etna. This trip moves at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun activities and free time - and incredible cuisine, of course. Find out why Sicily is one of Italy's true hidden gems.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Catania||Day 1 Catania|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Palermo||Day 2 Catania/Palermo (1B, 1L)|
Rise early to visit the local fruit and fish market in Catania before boarding a public bus to Palermo. Enjoy an orientation walk of the Sicilian capital and a streetfood lunch in colourful markets like La Vucciaria or BallarO. In the afternoon, take a walking tour that includes Quattro Canti, Pretoria Square, the cathedral, and Marina Square. Opt to visit the unique and fascinating Catacomb of the Capuchins for a walk on the creepy side. Make sure to include a nightly passeggiata, a lovely Italian tradition. Included Activities: Fruit and Fish Market Visit Orientation Walk Palermo Walking Tour Transport: Local bus
|Day 3||Palermo||Day 3 Palermo (1B)|
Reach Monreale after a short bus ride. The town has beautiful views of La Conca dOro Valley and is famous for its Norman cathedral with Arabic and Byzantine architectural influences. Head back to Palermo to enjoy a free afternoon wandering around this busy southern Italian city. Included Activities: Cathedral of Monreale Visit Transport: Local bus Local bus
|Day 4||Ragusa||Day 4 Palermo/Ragusa (1B)|
Travel by public bus to Ragusa in the southeast. Enjoy an orientation walk of the old town. Part of the eight Sicilian towns of the Val di Noto, this town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Baroque architecture and artistic creations. Quench your thirst with an included wine tasting and local snacks. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Wine Tasting Transport: Local bus
|Day 5||Siracusa||Day 5 Ragusa/Siracusa (1B, 1L)|
Ride a private van to Modica, a town famous for its Aztec chocolate and Baroque architecture. Visit the historic centre and catch a glimpse of the stunning Church of San Giorgio. Taste chocolate made from a traditional Aztec recipe here before enjoying a cheese tasting and light lunch. Continue on to Scicli, another charming ancient town set in a gorge near the coast. Dont miss the fantastic Church of San Matteo and the traditional piazzas. Travel on for a night in Siracusa (Syracuse). Included Activities: Modica Historic Centre Visit Chocolate Tasting Scicli Visit Cheese Tasting Transport: Visit Modica and Scicli along the way. Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Randazzo||Day 6 Siracusa/Randazzo (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a free morning in this UNESCO-listed Greco-Roman seaside city. Opt to visit the historic centre on the island of Ortigia, marvel at the Greek ruins, walk the winding and charming streets, visit the Duomo, or laze on the beach. In the late afternoon, drive to Randazzo, a town on the outskirts of Catania. Stay in a farmhouse and enjoy a local dinner and the lovely setting. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 7||Catania||Day 7 Randazzo/Catania (1B)|
Leave early to visit the famous volcano, Mt Etna. Hike the south side past lava flows for a dramatic view of the four craters and the coast of Sicily. Opt for a more strenuous trek with a local guide (weather permitting). Continue to Catania for a free afternoon in the city. Included Activities: Mount Etna Hike
|Day 8||Catania||Day 8 Catania (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.