Ancient Sicily

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17391
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Syracuse, Italy
  • Ends Giardini Naxos, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • A leisurely two-week trip to explore Sicily in depth
  • Sicily's history is brought to life by a specialist lecturer Antonio Marretta
  • Visit Sicily's most famous Classical remains in the Valley of the Temples
Start in Syracuse and end in Giardini Naxos, the "Ancient Sicily" tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Palermo, Cefalu, Piazza Armerina and 7 other destinations in Italy. "Ancient Sicily" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover ancient Sicily on this two-week tour of the captivating island. Join local expert, Antonio Marretta, to explore remains and ruins from Syracusa to Palermo and beyond. Unwind by the shores of the Ionian Sea, witness the beauty of iconic spots such as Taormina and tick bucket-list stops like Etna off your list. Along the way, indulge in classic Sicilian cuisine and local wine.

Agrigento - Visit Sicily's most famous Classical remains in the Valley of the Temples with its remarkable Doric architecture.

Syracusa - Discover the ancient ruins in the Neapolis Archaeological Park and the lanes and piazzas of Ortygia Island.

Villa Romana del Casale - See some of the best-preserved mosaics left in Europe at this Roman villa.
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Syracusa
  • Day 2 : See Syracusa's historic Neapolis and Ortygia Island
  • Day 3 : Drive via the Baroque city of Noto to Piazza Armerina
  • Day 4 : Visit Villa Romana del Casale and the excavations at Morgantina
  • Day 5 : Drive via Enna to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples
  • Day 6 : Visit the Turkish Steps and drive via Selinunte to Marsala
  • Day 7 : Ferry to Mozia Island, free afternoon
  • Day 8 : Explore beautiful Erice and Segesta en route to Palermo
  • Day 9 : Excursion to the ruins at Solunto, afternoon free in Palermo
  • Day 10 : Walking tour of Palermo and visit Monreale Cathedral
  • Day 11 : Free day in Palermo with the chance to visit Zisa Palace
  • Day 12 : Drive via the pretty fishing town of Cefalu to Giardini Naxos
  • Day 13 : Visit Mount Etna; explore Catania
  • Day 14 : Explore Taormina and its Greek theatre
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Giardini Naxos
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • Hotel Panorama (2 nights)
  • Hotel Villa Romana (2 nights)
  • Hotel Akrabello (1 night)
  • Hotel President Marsala (2 nights)
  • Hotel Garibaldi (4 nights)
  • Hotel Sporting Baia (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Any international flights to Syracuse and from Giardini Naxos are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ancient Sicily tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Lysbeth
  • On Nov 11 2020
5 - Excellent
Love, love, love the extra lectures.
  • Stephen
  • On Aug 10 2020
5 - Excellent
I'm very grateful for the hard work and planning that everyone at the tour operator, especially the office, put into making this trip possible with all the ever changing rules around COVID. Congratulations to all involved.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ancient Sicily tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 July 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Ancient Sicily tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Ancient Sicily tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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