Sicily: Archaeology, Art & Cuisine (land tour)

Dates: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 to Saturday, October 12, 2019 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Carla Antonaccio

Travel with our engaging AIA lecturer and expert on ancient Sicily, Dr. Carla Antonaccio, who has co-directed the excavations at Morgantina, Sicily, since 1990. Discover and learn about many of the most impressive archaeological monuments found anywhere in the Mediterranean, such as Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta, and Syracuse. Admire spectacular, sunlit landscapes of undulating vineyards and Mediterranean Sea vistas. See two of the finest examples of Norman architecture: Monreale Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Palermo (Palazzo dei Normanni). View extensive archaeological collections at several excellent museums. Savor fine cuisine, with wine included at group dinners. Feel pampered with seven nights at 5-star hotels and two nights at a four-star hotel, all chosen for their generous comfort and prime locations. Relax and enjoy traveling with a maximum of just 16 guests plus your expert lecturer, trip manager, and local guides.

Choose to extend your trip for three nights to discover Malta’s renowned and extraordinary prehistoric monuments.

Main Tour Prices per person (9 nights)
Double Occupancy (13-16 participants) $6,845
Double Occupancy (10-12 participants) $7,595
Single Supplement (limited availability) $1,195

Optional Malta Post-Tour Extension Prices per person (3 nights)
Double Occupancy (9-16 participants) $2,495
Double Occupancy (5-8 participants) $3,195
Single Supplement (limited availability) $189




Main Tour Itinerary

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Depart home for Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Thursday, October 3: Arrive Palermo | Private transfer to hotel | Orientation meeting
Friday, October 4: Palermo: Royal Palace of Palermo & Cappella Palatina, Archaeological Museum | Welcome dinner
Saturday, October 5: Monreale | Winery lunch | Segesta | Erice | Marsala
Sunday, October 6: Island of Mozia | Marsala: Archaeological Museum
Monday, October 7:  Selinunte | Agrigento
Tuesday, October 8: Agrigento: Archaeological Museum, Valley of the Temples
Wednesday, October 9: Morgantina | Archaeological Museum of Aidone | Piazza Armerina | Syracuse
Thursday, October 10: Syracuse: AM at leisure | PM walking tour of Ortygia
Friday, October 11: Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park, Archaeological Museum | PM at leisure | Farewell dinner
Saturday, October 12: Fly home OR Continue on the optional Malta extension

Optional, Post-Tour Extension to Malta

Saturday, October 12: Syracuse, Sicily | Ferry to Valletta, Malta | Mdina | Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples | San Ġiljan
Sunday, October 13: Valletta walking tour, National Museum of Archaeology | Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum | Tarxien
Monday, October 14: Gozo: Ggantija, Cittadella, Museum of Archaeology | Farewell dinner
Tuesday, October 15: Fly home

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