11 days

From £3,445

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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

Today's Price
£3,445

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £490

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Cem Boyvadaoglu

Tour Manager

Cem has been a professional licensed tour guide and tour manager in Florence. He has an interest in Italian food and culture. While living in Italy, he was a member of the Association of Italian Sommeliers.

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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 Supp. Availability
19 March 2020 ASIC200319 19 March 2020 (Thursday) 29 March 2020 (Sunday) Dr Neil Faulkner Stefan Aquilina £3,345
(inc. flights)
£500 £490 Book Now
14 May 2020 ASIC200514 14 May 2020 (Thursday) 24 May 2020 (Sunday) Dr Eireann Marshall Cem Boyvadaoglu £3,445
(inc. flights)
£500 £490 Book Now
10 September 2020 ASIC200910 10 September 2020 (Thursday) 20 September 2020 (Sunday) Oliver Gilkes Michela O'Brien £3,445
(inc. flights)
£500 £490 Book Now
17 September 2020 ASIC200917 17 September 2020 (Thursday) 27 September 2020 (Sunday) Dr Gillian Shepherd Alex Casey £3,445
(inc. flights)
£500 £490 Book Now
1 October 2020 ASIC201001 1 October 2020 (Thursday) 11 October 2020 (Sunday) Doru Bogdan Marina Bazzani £3,395
(inc. flights)
£500 £490 Book Now
8 October 2020 ASIC201008 8 October 2020 (Thursday) 18 October 2020 (Sunday) Dr Jamie Sewell Johanna Flippent £3,395
(inc. flights)
£500 £490 Book Now
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