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Explore Italy: Sicily

Starts: Ciane, Italy
Finishes: Menfi, Italy

Visit: Ciane, Noto, Syracuse, Pantalica, Castelbuono, Isnello, Cefalu, Menfi, Sambuca di Sicilia, Menfi

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Walking Tour

Overview

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Sicily embraces you warmly, like a glass of its own sweet Moscatoits radiance due to a gloriously temperate climate, striking natural beauty, and Sicilian hospitality and love of food. You revel in these qualities during your 10-day exploration, in which you walk through some of the islands extraordinary scenery and best-known historical sites. Starting on the eastern coast, with Syracuses ancient Greek theater and Mount Etna, move to the tranquil center with its fabulous Roman ruins; on to the northern shore with medieval Cefal and its backdrop of the Madonie Mountains; then to the wild western coast near Erice and the Mount Cofano natural reserve; and, finally, indulge at the renowned Planeta wine estate of the southern shore. Walks and enchanting accommodations are never far from the aquamarine sea or historical locales. Each walk encompasses relics from past civilizations: Magna Graecia (Greater Greece) was followed by Roman, Byzantine, Moorish, Norman, and Spanish conquestsa kaleidoscope of civilizations attesting to Sicilys colorful and, at times, violent past. You walk through prehistoric burial grounds, enter goldtinted 7th-century palaces, and stroll under Baroque faades. The cuisine and wine of Sicily reflect its varied past and enhance your adventures with meals featuring the seas bounty, with fresh swordfish a local specialty, as well as the ripest tomatoes and fruits, artisanal cheeses, and deliciously prepared pasta and couscous. And, of course, the delectable finishing touches of what some would say are the worlds best pastries and ice cream.

Highlights

    • Wander among the ancient walls and magnificent columns of Syracuse Archaeological Park with an expert historian, visiting its spectacular theater along the way.
    • Hike dark-grey lava tracks lined with wildflowers on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europes largest active volcano, and stop for lunch at a rustic rifugio.
    • Explore the cobblestone streets of Erice, a celebrated city breathtakingly sited atop seaside bluffs, with our local guides stopping to visit with a friendly panettiere (baker) along the way.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 87538
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Local (Public)##Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Seniors (55+)

Starts: Ciane, Italy
Finishes: Menfi, Italy
Duration: 10 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Enjoy 24/7 expert guides
  • Premium accommodations
  • Delicious meals
  • Effortless transportation, and local wine or beer with dinner
  • Rest assured that every trip detail has been anticipated so you’re free to enjoy an adventure that exceeds your expectations

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $6,148 ($615/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Italy Erice, Menfi, Castelbuono, Caltagirone, Syracuse, Syracuse Archaeological Park, Ortygia, Oasi Naturale Di Vendicari, Noto, Mt. Etna, Necropolis Of Pantalica, Mount Ganzaria, Parco Naturale Regionale Delle Madonie, Cefalù, Riserva Naturale Di Monte Cofano, Segesta, Selinunte Archaeological Site
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Country Walkers

For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.


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