10 days

From £3,745

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Summary

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily arguably has the richest history of any region in Italy. The classically beautiful heart of the Mediterranean has been praised by poets and became the prize of countless cultures - Phoenicians, Greeks & Romans and later the Normans. During the Greek and later the Norman periods, Sicily was the creative centre of philosophy, art and learning. On this sun-soaked island, we find wonderfully preserved Greek temples, Roman villas and Norman cathedrals (many filled with stunning mosaics).

This trip showcases the wonderful monuments from all the cultures which found their homes on Sicily. We explore the Normano-Arabic churches of Palermo, alongside some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world – and the most important late antique villa in Italy.

Tour highlights:

  • See truly exceptional mosaics at the Villa Romana, Piazza Armerina
  • Visit Arab-Norman churches with their blend of Byzantine and Arabic art
  • See the cathedral at Monreale which is covered in opulent mosaics
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Have a special access evening visit to the Cappella Palatina

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Oliver Gilkes

Andante Guide Lecturer

Oliver is an experienced archaeologist who currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing and leading new tours all over the world.

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Segesta, Sicily
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
21 October 2021 ASIC211021 21 October 2021 (Thursday) 30 October 2021 (Saturday) Oliver Gilkes £3,745
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£500 £470 Book your trip
21 April 2022 ASIC220421 21 April 2022 (Thursday) 30 April 2022 (Saturday) Doru Bogdan £3,795
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£500 £495 £3,645
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12 May 2022 ASIC220512 12 May 2022 (Thursday) 21 May 2022 (Saturday) Dr Neil Faulkner £3,825
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£500 £495 £3,675
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8 September 2022 ASIC220908 8 September 2022 (Thursday) 17 September 2022 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor £3,825
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£500 £495 £3,675
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22 September 2022 ASIC220922 22 September 2022 (Thursday) 1 October 2022 (Saturday) Dr Gillian Shepherd £3,825
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£500 £495 £3,675
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29 September 2022 ASIC220929 29 September 2022 (Thursday) 8 October 2022 (Saturday) Doru Bogdan £3,825
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£500 £495 £3,675
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20 October 2022 ASIC221020 20 October 2022 (Thursday) 29 October 2022 (Saturday) Oliver Gilkes £3,795
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£500 £495 £3,645
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