Be welcomed into the home of a local Sicilian family as you sit down to enjoy a special welcome dinner.
See Mount Etna with a Volcanologist to offer you a truly informative guide to this world-famous natural phenomenon.
Visit a local winery in Marsala and enjoy a light lunch and sampling of the region's famous sweet wines.
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Be met on arrival as you transfer from Palermo airport to your historic hotel in the city centre. Tonight, come together and be welcomed into the private home of a local Sicilian family for a welcome dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Palermo, Grand Hotel Piazza BorsaDaily :
Enjoy a sightseeing discovery of Palermo. A local expert will show you treasures of the Arab-style, open-air street markets. You’ll also see the Cappella Palatina, an extraordinary royal chapel dating back to the 12th century. Later, enjoy a scenic drive to the south of Palermo to reach the town of Corleone, a town infamous for the social phenomenon known as the Mafia. Gain a deeper understanding of its history during a visit to CIDMA, Corleone’s anti-Mafia museum. Afterwards, return to Palermo, where you will have the evening at leisure.Daily :
Travel to Erice, one of the finest medieval towns in Sicily. Continue south to see the unique Salt Works Natural Reserve. Stop in Marsala, visiting one of the local wineries for a light lunch and sampling their famous sweet wine varieties. Arrive at your unique accommodation situated within the World Heritage-listed Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a magical setting, affording the best view overlooking the temples.
Stay: Agrigento, Hotel Villa AthenaDaily :
Your accommodation is housed within a former 12th-century estate. Enjoy a guided tour of this intriguing historic property including its own cellar, followed by a wine pairing dinner.
During a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples, see some of the Greek Temples dating back to the 5th century BC. From Agrigento, head into the centre of Sicily and stop in Piazza Armerina to visit Villa Romana del Casale. Arrive in Ragusa, where you will check into your hotel, a former 12th-century estate.
Stay: Ragusa, Eremo della GiubilianaDaily :
Experience the quintessential Italian automotive experience as you hop in a vintage Fiat 500 vehicle for a unique take on a guided scenic drive around the architectural wonders of Modica. Launched in July, 1957, the Fiat 500 was initially referred to as a Cinquecento, and was designed as an economical town car for post-war Italy. Today, it’s your stylish mode of travel.
This morning, enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, travel to Syracuse and enjoy a visit to the island of Ortigia. Here, see the Arethusa Spring and the Temple of Apollo.
Stay: Two Nights, Syracuse, Grand Hotel Ortigia, in a Sea View RoomDaily :
Today you will tour the Archaeological Park Neapolis, home to two of the most significant ancient sites from both Greek and Roman history. Constructed in the 5th century BC and rebuilt in the 3rd century, the 16,000-capacity Greek amphitheatre staged the works of Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus.Daily :
This morning travel to Taormina and visit its Greek Theatre, still utilised for performances today. This evening, perhaps wander up to the top of a rocky spur, or absorb the sublime vistas from your hotel as you gaze out over Taormina and the sea beyond.
Stay: Two Nights, NH Collection Taormina, in a Sea View RoomDaily :
During lunch today, your very own volcanologist at Mount Etna will offer an unrivalled insight into this world-famous natural phenomenon.
Head up the slopes of Mount Etna by Jeep, where a local expert will show you around. In the evening, savour a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.Daily :
Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.Daily :
Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations.
Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more.
Your hand-picked accommodation offers the perfect blend of luxurious, unique and authentic properties.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.