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So much to discover

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Explore the Valley of the Temples, one of the world's greatest archaeological sites
  • Uncover the best of Palermo, Sicily's capital with a medieval and
    baroque centre to rival Rome
  • Visit an authentic Roman Villa complete with stunning frescoes and ancient
  • Witness Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano
  • Marvel at the riches of Syracuse, home of Archimedes and one of ancient Greece's richest cities

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7 nights in 4-star accommodation
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"I have just returned from your Sicily tour. It was fabulous. The itinerary was perfect. All the major sites far exceeded my expectations – which were already high before I travelled!!"

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Unique culture and beauty

Sicily has been at the crossroads of almost every Mediterranean civilisation for thousands of years, leaving the island with traces of their culture, architecture, and history.

In character, Sicilians are markedly different from the rest of Italians, with their own Sicilian language and dialects, as well as a uniquely vibrant cuisine. Influences come from Africa as well as Europe for its food and culture.

Sicily’s landscape is just as varied, with rugged, snow-capped mountains, meadows of wildflowers, citrus and olive groves, and a stunning coastline with red volcanic rocks and wide sweeping bays.

From the ancient Greeks to the Romans, Moors, Normans, Spanish, French, and finally Italians, the island has absorbed so much culture and history, and their relics can be seen all over the island from ancient amphitheatres to monasteries, temples, villas, and more.

Italians are famous for being friendly and accommodating, and Sicilians especially so, so there is no doubt you will be made welcome on this beautiful island.

Your itinerary


You should arrive at the airport to take your flight to Catania. On arrival a coach will take us to the hotel, where we stay for three nights with breakfast and dinner. Depending on the date of departure you will stay at either the Kaos Hotel or the Hotel Baia di Ulisse.

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4* Hotel Baia di Ulisse - Agrigento

Chosen for its relaxing coastal location.

  • Private stretch of beach
  • 2 relaxing terraced pools
  • Comfy bar, lounge and restaurant


This morning we visit what can truly be described as one of the wonders of the ancient world: the amazing Greek remains in the Valley of the Temples. There are six of them in total, situated largely on a ridge looking out to sea. Visible for miles and standing proud as they do, they must have made a statement of sheer absolute power and confidence to any passing mariner or shepherd, leaving none in doubt as to who were the masters. The best of them, Concordia, similar in design to the Parthenon in Athens, is almost perfectly preserved, with just the roof missing. With its wonderful tapering columns and beautiful light golden colour it is absolutely captivating. One can only wonder as to what was going through the builders’ minds thousands of years ago, toiling under a hot sun whilst creating a masterpiece. We enjoy a guided tour of the site and you may also visit the excellent museum, displaying finds from both the temples and surrounding area, including a unique collection of vases. We also visit Agrigento itself, awash with medieval atmosphere, swimming in tiny stepped streets and quiet shady piazzas overlooking the blue Mediterranean in the distance. We return to our hotel during the afternoon to relax.







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Classic Tours Information

Along with your experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and local experts, you’ll discover so much on our award-winning Classic tours, offering the best value for money way for you to explore the world.

Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.

Small Groups Information

On a range of tours we are delighted to offer the option to travel in a small group of up to 25 people.
You’ll enjoy the same sociable atmosphere of a typical Riviera Travel holiday - but with a smaller number of travellers and a touch more exclusivity.

Available across our range of UK, European and select Worldwide tours; just look out for the icon on holiday pages.

Andrew Graham-Dixon on Sicily

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"When I was young my plan was to travel the world, but Sicily is so fascinating that it keeps calling me back; I've been visiting for 46 years and I still haven't seen everything it has to offer."


Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport  First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport  Transfer time
Catania Airport Agrigento 2 hrs 30 mins Forza d'Agró Catania Airport 1 hr
Giardini Naxos 45 mins
Taormina 1 hr

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First Timer’s Guide to Sicily

The largest of the Italian islands, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina, Sicily is a joy to behold. Stunningly beautiful and full of historical treasures, a warm welcome awaits anyone who embarks on an escorted Sicily tour. Thinking about holidays to Italy in 2020? Why not explore Sicily!

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Why should I choose Riviera Travel?

We care deeply about our customers and the holiday experience they have. We’re passionate about travel and we want all aspects to be perfect, with personal service and attention at every step of the way. Our world-class holidays include everything you need, with no detail overlooked. We carefully curate every aspect of your trip based on our own first-hand experience and expertise built up over decades in the travel industry.

What’s included in the price?

The price is per person, based on two people sharing a room and includes:

  • Return flights 
  • Seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • A light lunch in a rural restaurant
  • All local taxes and transfers
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Entrances to Valley of the Temples, Villa at Piazza Armerina and Monreale
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Please note: where hotels feature a swimming pool, pools are open in the summer months weather permitting.

We guarantee there are never any hidden costs or surcharges, inflated prices or artificial discounts.

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