Travellers wanting to delve deeper into the history of Sicily can uncover the ancient island’s past and its culture on a 14-day adventure with cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels in May.
Departing Catania on 14 May 2017, the Exploring Sicily tour takes in Sicily’s history and scenery while allowing plenty of time to explore the island’s meandering streets and colourful piazzas, and sample its celebrated wine.
Catering for only a handful of guests, the tour is escorted by experts in culture and history. It begins in the ancient city of Syracuse with a journey up the Anapo Valley to the World Heritage Site of Pantalica, an enormous late Bronze Age necropolis.
Guests will be able to enjoy visits to archaeological sites and explore the remains of ancient cities throughout Sicily, including the famous Greek theatre and ruins of the Syracuse Archaeological Park and the temple-crowned cities of Selinunte and Agrigento.
The tour also includes a boat ride visit to the ancient island city of Motya and a guided walk among the woodlands, lava fields and craters of Mount Etna, led by an expert volcanologist.
Between adventures, guests will be able to sample some of Sicily’s cuisine, with visits to specially chosen restaurants, wineries and local trattorias showcasing the best of the island’s epicurean offering.
The Exploring Sicily tour is priced from £4350 (approx A$7070) per person twin share, including most meals, all accommodation, all activities and excursions with expert guides, ground transport and airport transfers.