The Valley of The Temples, Agrigento
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Authentic Sicily
The Valley of The Temples, Agrigento
Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Palermo
Mount Etna, Adrano
The Greek Theatre of Taormina
Scala dei Turchi

Authentic Sicily (Tour code: 11714)

Starts and Ends
Palermo to
Travel Periods
01 Nov 23 - 20 Dec 24
Travel Style
Private Escorted Tours
The wonderful island of Sicily will charm you with its overwhelming beauty and rich history during this 8-Day Journey from Palermo.


Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Villa Romana del Casale and the Valley of The Temples.

Walk along the historical centre with stops on the tops of beautiful buildings in Palermo.

Stop at Eraclea Minoa, an ancient greek town and Roman colony, and at the enchanting Scala dei Turchi, a unique panoramic site by the sea with mesmerising white rocks eroded by time.

8 days
AUD 6,608
per person, twin share
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The largest of the Italian islands, Sicily attracts travelers from all over the world with its natural landscapes, historical treasures, delicious food and tasty wines. From turquoise beaches and natural wonders to Greek temples, ancient archaeological sites, characteristic villages and cities full of history, this island will mesmerize you and provide thousands of precious memories to treasure.

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3 nights in Palermo in a 4* hotel
1 night in Mazara del Vallo in a 4* hotel
1 night in Agrigento in a 4* hotel
2 nights in Catania in a 4* hotel
Private arrival transfer from PMO airport to the hotel
Transportation as per itinerary by car or minivan, with English-speaking driver
Private departure transfer from Catania hotel to the airport
Daily Breakfast
Street-food lunch in Palermo
Couscous cookery lesson and lunch in Mazara del Vallo
English-speaking local guides as per itinerary
Porterage service at the hotels
Expenses for meals and accommodation for driver
"Whispers" (audio guide) throughout the itinerary

Day 1 Palermo

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for the check-in.

Overnight in Palermo in a 4* hotel.

Church of St. Joseph, Palermo

Day 2 Palermo

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning visit of  Palermo with a local guide: walking in the pedestrian area of the historical centre of city, one of the largest in Europe, you will see the beautiful Martorana Church, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Pretoria, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the ancient “Cassaro” and the Palatine Chapel inside the Norman Palace. You will then have the chance to taste Palermo’s street food at a typical local market.

In the afternoon, continue your visit of the city with a unique experience in Palermo’s planetary garden. You'll explore the Museum of Puppets, a celebration of puppetry with a global collection and Sicilian puppets, the Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo, a unique 16th-century church, and the Botanical Garden, a green sanctuary featuring rare plant species from around the world, overseen by the Goddess Flora.

Overnight in Palermo in a 4* hotel.

Cathedral of Palermo

Day 3 Palermo

After breakfast at the hotel, the morning is yours to stroll down the historic centre of Palermo.

Alternatively, you can add an optional half day tour to Monreale with a local guide. Monreale is a small town perched on a hill few kilometres from Palermo and its Cathedral is one of the most beautiful monuments in Europe.

In the afternoon, enjoy a unique experience: visit Palermo "from above": a walking tour along the historical centre, with entrances to the tops of the city's most beautiful buildings, with a final tasting in one of its most elegant terraces. Aperitif and dinner at a local restaurant positioned in panoramic position included.

Overnight in Palermo in a 4* hotel.

Cathedral of Monreale, Palermo

Day 4 Palermo Mazara del Vallo

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Mazara del Vallo, a small fishers' town in the south-western side of Sicily: its ancient hystorical centre hosts many monumental churches and it features an Islamic architecture, with the typical tiny streets of the arab Kasbah. Visit to the archaeological museum, with the famous “Satiro Danzante” (Dancing Satyr) statue. You will then have a couscous cooking lesson, followed by lunch with the prepared dishes.

Overnight in Mazaro del Vallo in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Palermo → Mazara del Vallo
Mazara del Vallo Port

Day 5 Mazara del Vallo Agrigento

After breakfast at the hotel, departure to Agrigento.

Along the way, you will briefly stop at Eraclea Minoa and the enchanting Scala dei Turchi (The Turkish Steps): Eraclea Minoa was an ancient greek town and Roman colony; Scala dei Turchi is a unique site by the sea, with mesmerising white rocks erosed by time and the continuing movement of the waves. 

Then, the afternoon will be focused on the visit of  the majestic Valley of the Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the many Greek temples it hosts, of which the Temple of  Concoria is the best preserved one. 

Overnight in Agrigento in a 4* hotel.

Mazara del Vallo → Agrigento
Valley of The Temples, Agrigento

Day 6 Agrigento Piazza Armerina Catania

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and departure to Piazza Armerina: upon arrival, you will visit the amazing Villa Romana del Casale, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the outstandingly preserved mosaics representing hunting, mythological and daily-life scenes of the Roman period. 

Free time for Lunch (own expenses).

In the afternoon, continue to Catania, the second largest city of Sicily. After checking in, begin a walking tour of the hystorical centre, visiting the beautiful Cathedral and the famous Via Etnea.

Overnight in Catania in a 4* hotel.

Agrigento → Piazza Armerina → Catania

Day 7 Catania

After buffet breakfast, day at leisure in Catania.

Alternatively, we suggest to fill your day with an excursion to the highest active Volcano in Europe Mount Etna and Taormina.

Overnight in Catania in a 4* hotel.

Greek Theatre of Taormina

Day 8 Catania

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Cathedral of St. Agatha, Catania

Optional Extras

Day 3: Half day Monreale

Half day excursion to Monreale (private car and local guide).
Monreale is a small town, situated on a hill at few kms far from Palermo in panoramic position; the Cathedral is one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish architecture, housing very fine mosaics representing a complete cycle of the Old and New Testaments. Then visit the cloister.

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Day 7: Full day Etna & Taormina with wine tasting & light lunch on Etna

Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active Volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape with different kind of vegetation, a mixture of citrus groves, vineyards and fruit trees. We will reach a height of 1800 metres to visit the Sylvester Craters where we’ll enjoy a spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea. Stop at a local vineyard  on the eastern slopes of Etna and visit a prestigious cellar . We will have the opportunity to taste different local wines accompanied by local cheese and cold cuts.

Continue to Taormina, the most famous Sicilian town, known as the “pearl of the Mediterranean Seawhere you will visit the town with the greek theatre, the Cathedral, Palazzo Corvaja. Return to Catania

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  • This independent holiday can also accommodate a group up to 6/7 people traveling together. Please make an inquiry to our team for further information.
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.


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  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
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  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
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  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package


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The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

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