Silversea Luxury Cruises To PALERMO (Sicily)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Palermo, Italy

Once the intellectual capital of southern Europe, Palermo has always been at the crossroads of civilization. Favorably situated on a crescent-shaped bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, it has attracted almost every culture touching the Mediterranean world. To Palermo's credit, it has absorbed these diverse cultures into a unique personality that is at once Arab and Christian, Byzantine and Roman, Norman and Italian. View more

The city's heritage encompasses all of Sicily's varied ages, but its distinctive aspect is its Arab-Norman identity, an improbable marriage that, mixed in with Byzantine and Jewish elements, created some resplendent works of art. No less noteworthy than the architecture is Palermo's chaotic vitality, on display at some of Italy's most vibrant outdoor markets, public squares, street bazaars, and food vendors, and above all in its grand climax of Italy's most spectacular passeggiata (the leisurely social stroll along the principal thoroughfare).

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ROME (Civitavecchia) To BARCELONA
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    Aug 20 2019
  • Duration
    21 Days
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    Silver Whisper
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VENICE To ROME (Civitavecchia)
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    Sep 22 2019
  • Duration
    11 Days
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    Silver Shadow
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ATHENS (Piraeus) To MONTE CARLO
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    Oct 19 2020
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    11 Days
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    Silver Moon
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VENICE To BARCELONA
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    Oct 29 2020
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Excursions in PALERMO (Sicily)

Erice & Segesta

Embrace the medieval beauty of Sicily's west coast during this panoramic, full-day excursion to Erice and Segesta.

Erice

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.75-hour sightseeing drive through Palermo en route to Sicily's west coast, and a visit to Erice. A small, medieval town perched on an isolated hill north of Trapani, Erice was founded in 415 B.C. and renowned in ancient times as an important sanctuary of Venus. Although it is often shrouded in mist due to its hilltop location, Erice offers splendid panoramic views of the sea and Egadi Islands. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through this lovely town.

The Walls

Erice's Norman-style influences are reflected in its imposing towers and fortifications. During your guided walking tour, see the walls that stretch from Porta Spada to Porta Trapani, and protect the only side of the hill with no natural defences. On all other sides, the sheer rock face made the town one of the most impregnable fortresses on the island.

Balio Gardens and Venus Castle

Other historic sites that may be encountered during your visit include the delightful, English-style Balio Gardens and ancient Venus Castle, which offers exquisite panoramic vistas and an up-close look at the remains of the Temple of Venus. Following your guided visit, some free time is made available for you to browse the shops before proceeding for a typical Sicilian lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, re-board your coach for the drive to nearby Segesta.

Segesta

Upon arrival in Segesta, discover why the view of the renowned Doric Temple on a bare hill in the deserted countryside has awed visitors for centuries. Walk up the path and steps from the coach parking area, then past the agave plants and on to this extremely well-preserved temple, which was thought to have been built by a Greek architect between 424-416 B.C. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier via Palermo's historic centre.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.2 miles (about 1.9 kilometres), at times over uneven, cobblestone, and slippery surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and stairs at the sites visited. Visit of Erice and Segesta are entirely on foot. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.

Golf at Verdura Resort Golf Club

Spend four hours enjoying the spectacular Verdura Golf Club, part of a 5-star resort on the southwest coast of Sicily. This golf complex consists of 45 holes, centred around a sporting facility that is considered one of the best in the Mediterranean.


The course was founded by Sir Rocco Forte, a keep sportsman with a lifelong passion for golf, who hired American architect Kyle Phillips to create a thoughtful master plan for Verdura Golf Club. Wth two 18-hole courses (the East course and the West Course) as well as a 9-hole par three course as well as a driving range and practice area, the course encompasses over 500 pristine acres.


Depart the pier and take a 90-minute drive via coach to the Verdura Golf Club in Sciacca. depart pier and drive towards the verdure golf club in Sciacca (about 90 minutes of driving). Enjoy the sweeping views as land and sea join together as you approach the beautifully apportioned golf courses and landscapes.


Gather your equipment and choose your course, or possibly more than one course as you have four hours to explore and test your skills at this legendary golf resort. Although both courses are built to the same standard on similar terrain, the East and West courses provide alternate journeys for golfers to enjoy.


Reboard the coach at the end of your day and make the scenic return drive back to pier


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking (golf cart available), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. This golfing excursion includes private transfers between the pier and the course, and cart rental. Club rental is not included; payment can be made to the club directly (at the time of this printing, standard rental is 50 Euros per person). Lunch and beverages are available for purchase in the clubhouse at the expense of each guest. Bring Euro currency and a credit card. All guests must wear tailored trousers/shorts/skirts (no jeans) with a collared polo shirt of solid color (no prints please), and socks and soft- or hard-spike golfing shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Palermo & Monreale

Sicily's diverse historic landmarks and architectural beauty are yours to discover during this picturesque, half-day excursion to Palermo and Monreale via coach and on-foot.

Palermo, City Centre, Palatine Chapel and Norman Castle

Depart the pier for a brief sightseeing drive through the city of Palermo. As you proceed through the crowded, picturesque streets of this ancient town, pass by the bustling crossroads of Quattro Canti that mark its scenic centre. Palermo's unique Byzantine-Saracen-Norman architecture is a fascinating amalgam of its rich and remarkably diverse heritage. A visit is then made to the impressive Palatine Chapel, located in the Norman, or 'Palazzo dei Normanni'. The chapel's Arabo-Norman influences are reflected in its gold and coloured mosaics, intricately-carved candelabrum and ceiling. Today, the building is the seat of the Sicilian Parliament

Monreale, Cathedral and Benedictine Cloister

Next, re-board your coach and head to Monreale. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the Cathedral, designed and built by William the Good in 1174 A.D. and thought to be Italy's most beautiful Norman Church. With its thick walls and powerful towers, Monreale's exterior looks like an austere fortress; however, the Cathedral's interior is its crowning glory. The large nave has side aisles and grey granite columns that highlight the exquisite Byzantine mosaics adorning the walls above the arches. A visit is also made to the Benedictine Cloister. The courtyard is enclosed by an arcade supported by 216 sets of twin columns, each with a different design and richly-decorated capitals.

Free Time and Shopping

Following your walking tour of Monreale, some free time is made available to visit one of the lovely cafes or browse the local shops at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier via Palermo's historic centre.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.5 (about 0.9 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, many steps (abt 90) from the Monreale parking area to the city centre. Walking in Monreale is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Expect crowds and long lines at the Palatine Chapel ( steps to enter into the site).

Palermo Market & Santa Caterina Church

Leave the pier by coach and start the panoramic sightseeing drive of Palermo.


Palermo sightseeing, city centre walking tour, food market

Comfortably admire from your coach the main monuments such as the Norman Palace, which began life in the Saracen period and altered by the Norman kings; the magnificent Cathedral, built in the 12th century by an Archbishop, transformed into a mosque after the Muslim era; the Felice Gate, the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the Marina Square and the Garibaldi Gardens.


Leave the coach near Porta Carini and continue on foot to reach the "Al Capo" food market. The market is an animated, characteristic and folkloristic place: the colours, the screams ("vuci") of the vendors, the animation of the stalls, make it an essential element of Palermo city's character. Open every day, it gives the possibility to purchase any kind of grocery and several other merchandise.


Santa Caterina Church, Monastery, tasting

Afterwards, reboard your coach and drive to Santa Caterina Church. The Church stands next to a fourteenth-century monastery of Dominican nuns and was built between 1566 and 1596. The dome was added In the eighteenth century and the choir in 1863. The façade is in late Renaissance style; inside, the chapels are in rococo style with very rich marble decorations and eighteenth-century frescoes, which make it one of the richest churches in Palermo. The visit continues also inside the Monastery, where the cloistered nuns were leaving, exploring their private cells. Weather permitting, access upstairs on the terrace to enjoy a magnificenf view of Palermo centre.


Before returning to the coach, take the oppotunity of tasting some special local sweets. Afterwards drive back to pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 0.6 miles-0.74 miles (about one kilometres-1.2 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 80/100 steps at the Church and Monastery. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.

Palermo Opera House & Sicilian Puppet Museum

Savour a taste of the arts in Palermo during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Palermo, City Centre, Piazza Verdi, Opera House

Depart the pier and take a brief sightseeing drive through Palermo's city centre. Your first stop is at the Opera House. The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is located in Piazza Verdi, and dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele II. Renowned for its perfect acoustics, it is the biggest opera house in Italy, and third-largest in Europe after the Opéra National de Paris and the K. K. Hof-Opernhaus in Vienna.

Auditorium, Foyer, Royal Sitting Room/Royal Box, Pompeian Hall, Coat-of-Arms Room, Free Time

During your guided visit, explore the stunning Auditorium and most interesting halls, including the Foyer, Royal Sitting Room with the Royal Box, Pompeian Hall (also known as the 'Echo Room' for its perfect acoustics) and the Coat-of-Arms Room. Marvel at the 'Symbolic Wheel' overlooking the Auditorium; it looks like a giant flower with eleven petals that, through a system of ropes, open up to let out the hot air and ventilate the room. Following your tour, some free time is made available to explore Palermo's city centre. Afterward, re-board your coach and head to the International Marionette Museum.


International Marionette Museum, Guided Tour, Puppet Show, Refreshments

This popular, traditional museum of Palermo was established in 1975 by Antonio Pasqualino, when he started its collection of puppets from Sicily and all over the world; after his death in 1995, the museum took his name. Located in the Kalsa Quarter in the former Hotel de France, this 957-square-yard (about 800-square-metre) museum features two floors of puppet displays. In 2017, the museum received the Icom Italia Award for Museum of the Year. Following your guided tour and a puppet show, enjoy some refreshments accompanied by local specialities. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 0.6 miles-0.74 miles (about one kilometres-1.2 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 50 steps at the Opera House and Museum; a lift is available. Walking in Palermo's town centre is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.

Palermo Panorama

Discover the scenic splendour and historic landmarks of Palermo, and visit the picturesque beachfront town of Mondello during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Palermo, City Centre, Norman Palace and the Cathedral

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute sightseeing drive through Palermo's city centre, a popular holiday destination for local residents. A photo stop is made at the historic Norman Palace, which dates back to the Saracen Period but was altered by the Norman Kings. Afterward proceed to the magnificent Cathedral, which was built in the 12th-century by an archbishop and transformed into a mosque during Muslim occupation. The basilica houses six Royal Tombs, and was restored to the hands of Christianity by the Normans. The remains of Palermo's protector, Ste. Rosalia, are stored in the chapel in an urn of pure silver.


Palermo Landmarks and Mondello

Next, re-board your coach for the drive past the Massimo Theatre, Felice Gate, thoroughfare of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Marina Square, a popular meeting-place amidst the Garibaldi Gardens. Upon arrival in Mondello, some free time is made available to explore this scenic beachfront resort area at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 383 yards (about 350 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in Mondello is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Order of visits may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car with Guide (Full Day)

Explore Palermo at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car with Guide (Half Day)

Explore Palermo at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van and Guide (Full Day)

Explore Palermo at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van with Guide (Half Day)

Explore Palermo at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Land programmes in PALERMO (Sicily)

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Sicilian Splendours

The largest Mediterranean island, panoramic Sicily abounds with a wide array of exquisite, Old World architecture, landmarks and flavours. During this captivating overland excursion, savour the spectacular natural beauty, sights, vineyards, and cuisine that embody the rich culture and traditions of historic Sicily.

Upon disembarking the ship, take a panoramic sightseeing drive through the historic centre of Palermo, then continue along the island's interior en route to Agrigento. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the Mandranova Estate for a guided tour of the estate's olive oil farm, an olive oil tasting and a Sicilian lunch. After lunch, a visit is made to the Valley of Temples, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest archaeological site in the world. Walk through the area surrounded by countryside covered by beautiful almond and olive trees, and pass by the most important monuments; included are the Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord, Temple of Hercules, and famous Temple of Zeus, the largest temple of Greek antiquity. Following your tour, visit the Museum of Santa Nicola, one of the most important archaeological museums in Italy. After dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast at the 5-star Hotel Villa Athens, begin your scenic drive to the east coast of Sicily. Along the way, a stop is made in the northern foothills of Mt. Etna at Azienda Gambino. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the vineyard and wine cellar, then proceed for a wine tasting and brunch. After lunch, re-board your coach and descend Mt. Etna, then head to the delightful seaside town of Taormina. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll through town. An exterior stop is made at the exquisite, 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja en route to a visit to the impressive Greek Theatre. Following your walking tour, some free time is made available for shopping and independent exploration on the Corso Umberto. Just off this pedestrian street are small lanes and 'viuzze', where you can shop for local handicrafts. Your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Two with transfer to the port of Giardini-Naxos. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


01MIDPMO-B Sicilian Splendours

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Departs from: Palermo

Re-join ship: Giardini Naxos

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment in full is due at time of final payment. Bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Italy. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Euro; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (a shopping stop is planned during the program).




Indulge your senses with the splendid, Old World architecture, landmarks and flavours of the largest Mediterranean island during this captivating overland excursion to Sicily.


DAY ONE - Palermo/Agrigento


Scenic drive through the historic centre of Palermo en route to Agrigento

Upon disembarking the ship, meet your guide and depart for a panoramic sightseeing drive through the historic centre of Palermo. From here, continue inward along the island's interior for approximately three hours en route to Agrigento, with comfort stops en route.


Guided tour of the Mandranova Estate's olive oil farm, an olive oil tasting and a Sicilian lunch

Upon arrival at Agrigento, a visit is made to the Mandranova Estate. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the estate's olive oil farm, then proceed for an olive oil tasting and a Sicilian lunch.


Valley of Temples

After lunch proceed to the Valley of Temples, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the main attractions of Sicily and a National Monument of Italy, the Valley of Temples is one of the most outstanding examples of greater-Greece art and architecture. With an area of approximately 3,212 acres (about 1,300 hectares), the Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world.


Guided walking tour of the main ruins and important temples

Upon arrival at the archaeological site's entrance, begin your guided walking tour. The main ruins and Museum of Santa Nicola are linked by a paved road, but some of the temples are accessible via uneven paths. Walk through the area surrounded by countryside covered by beautiful almond and olive trees, and pass by the most important monuments; included are the Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord, Temple of Hercules and famous Temple of Zeus, the largest temple of Greek antiquity.


Visit to the Museum of Santa Nicola and a transfer to the Hotel Villa Athens for check-in

At the end of the walk, visit the Museum of Santa Nicola. One of the most important archaeological museums in Sicily, the museum is home to impressive collections of Greek vases, coins and other ancient artefacts. After spending approximately three hours exploring the Valley of the Temples and Museum (we may skip the Museum and save about 45-60 minutes), transfer to the 5-star Hotel Villa Athens, which faces the Valley of Temples, for check-in.


Dinner is at the Hotel Villa Athens.


Overnight in a Superior Room at the Hotel Villa Athens - Agrigento.


DAY TWO - Agrigento/Taormina/Giardini-Naxos


Scenic drive to the east coast of Sicily, and a visit to Azienda Gambino in the foothills of Mt. Etna

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, depart Agrigento for the approximately three-hour drive towards the east coast of Sicily. Along the way, a visit is made to Azienda Gambino. Owned by the Raciti Gambino family, Azienda Gambino is located in Linguaglossa on the northern foothills of Mt. Etna, approximately 2,625 feet (about 800 metres) above sea level, and laid out on sunny and airy terracing offering breath-taking panoramic views. This site is now extremely fertile due to the ancient volcanic eruptions.


Guided walking tour of the vineyard and wine cellar, a wine tasting and brunch

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the vineyard and wine cellar, then proceed for a brunch consisting of local delicacies and a tasting of wines produced here.


Scenic drive to Taormina

Next, re-board your coach and descend along the winding roads of the volcano, then continue on the highway towards Taormina. One of the Mediterranean's most popular and sunny locales, the town is perched on a terrace overlooking the sea and has a delightful medieval character, with lots of interesting shops.


Taormina walking tour, exterior visit to the Palazzo Corvaja and a stop at the Greek Theatre

Depart your coach at the Bus Terminal, then take a guided walking tour through town. Along the way, an exterior visit is made to the exquisite Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th-century building adorned with classic double windows. From here, continue on to the impressive Greek Theatre. Built in the 3rd-century B.C., the Greek Theatre is renowned for its wideness and unique acoustic effect, and still used during the summer months for open performances.


Free time for shopping and exploring on the Corso Umberto, small lanes and viuzze

Following your walking tour, some free time is made available for shopping and independent exploration on the Corso Umberto. Just off this pedestrian street are small lanes and 'viuzze', where you can shop for local handicrafts.


Transfer to the port of Giardini-Naxos, and your ship

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and transfer to the port of Giardini-Naxos. Upon arrival, embark the ship.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 2.5 miles (about four kilometres), at times over uneven, cobblestone, rocky, sandy, grassy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a sweater or light jacket, raingear, and a camera from the ship. Proper attire is required to enter the churches; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in in a Superior Room at the Hotel Villa Athens - Agrigento
  • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)
  • Sicilian lunch, guided tour of the olive oil farm and an olive oil tasting at the Mandranova Estate
  • Guided walking tour of the vineyard and wine cellar, a wine tasting and brunch at Azienda Gambino
  • Free time for shopping and sightseeing on the Corso Umberto
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

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