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Sicily is Europe, Africa and Asia on one island. Phoenecians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans all left their mark so that the enchanting island of Sicily is a unique crossroads in Europe where art, history and breath-taking scenery will inspire you.
At Inspired Travel we aim to offer well-designed and inspiring learning experiences for our groups, be they large or small in number, together with a personal service, professional and flexible style from the first enquiry to their return.
Our itineraries are bespoke and tailored to an individual group; nothing is "off the shelf" although some follow common themes. As such your itinerary is as individual to you as it is to us and we are happy to try to accommodate all requirements.
Sicily is has a wealth of ancient monuments, art, history, public buildings and religious monuments that reflect its varied history and location as a crossroads for invaders and traders alike. There are numerous sites that can be visited to understand and investigate layers of history to enhance your students understanding of the daily life and experiences of Greek and Roman inhabitants.
Our itineraries can be 4 or 5 days duration and adjusted to suit individual preference. Please contact us with your plans. The suggested itinerary below is our most popular.
Day 1- Fly to Palermo. According to flight times enjoy a walking tour of the city OR visit Segusta and Selinunte Archaeological sites. Transfer to Agrigento for overnight. and dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 - A guided visit to the Valley of the Temples and explore the seven Doric style temples. Visit the Roman villa of Piazza Armerina.
Dinner at hotel in Agrigento
Day 3 - Travel to Siracusa to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage site with the Apollo Temple, the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis and view the impressive Teatro Greco. Visit the Archimeded Museum and Ortigia
Hotel in Giardini Naxos area with dinner.
Day 4 - No visit to Sicily is complete without visiting some of the amazing landscapes. Today travel nearly 200m up Mount Etna and experience a volcanic and almost lunar landscape and in the afternoon visit Alcantara gorge that is cut spectacularly through lava flows.
Day 5 - Visit Taormina to see the Ancient Greek amphitheatre before departing from Catania for the journey back to the UK
* If, according to flight times, the visit to Taormina is not possible, it can be substituted for either Etna or Alcantara gorge.*
Yes, if we are made aware of the requirements at the time of enquiry
Our hotels are selected because they are used to welcoming school groups. They are 3* and offer quad rooms for students and twin rooms for adults, all with private facilities.
We have chosen to move between hotels for this tour so that maximum time can be spent visiting the fabulous sites of antiquity that Sicily has to offer. We recommend that participants should travel "as light as possible" as there is luggage to move from one hotel to another. Trust us - it is worth it!
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