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From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

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66 reviews

From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour
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From US$ 128.30 per person

Journey back to the days of the Greeks and Romans in Sicily on a full-day trip to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina. Admire the ruins of Greek temples and more.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation in Catania or the sea port in Catania. Pick-up from Taormina by demand. Pick-up from Taormina (extra price required).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the remains of the Greek and Roman cities of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina
  • Journey through the Valley of the Temples
  • Discover the mosaics of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Villa del Casale
Full description
Depart Catania and travel to the hilltop city of Agrigento, known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas. Discover the well-preserved ruins of the Valley of the Temples, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of Juno and Temple of Concordia. See the former theater used for the assembly of free citizens at the Ekklesiasterion, along with 3 sanctuaries and the necropolises of Montelusa, Moses and Pezzino. Continue to Piazza Armerina in the Erean Mountains and marvel at the stunning mosaics in the ruins of a Roman nobleman's residence at the Villa del Casale.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation or port of call
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tickets
  • Guide for archaeological sites
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Activities may be subject to cancellation due to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Although the tour does not include a guide once you enter the sites in the Valley of Temples and the Piazza Armerina, Alessio provided us with a great background information during the long drive. He did much more than transport us from/to Catania and Agrigento - he shared a lot of stories and facts about the history of Sicily. His English is outstanding and his knowledge of history is impeccable- he has a PhD in history! and is a wide reader. It was a very long drive (about 2 hours from Catania to Agrigento) but we were entertained by the scenery and Alessio‘s Sicilian insights. The Valley of the Temples is a historical marvel - the concentration of archeological displays would really require 2-3 days of exploring. Unfortunately, like most tourists, we only had limited time to visit. The site itself has tour guides who are certified to show you around and give you the quick overview and most important ruins to checkout (€20 per pax). Overall a great learning experience!

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April 2, 2022

Really enjoyed this trip. Full of culture, history and alot of significance. Our driver Alessio and his colleague Natalie were absolutely amazing. Friendly, experienced, very knowledgeable and welcoming too. I learnt alot from Alessio; his local knowledge is unbeatable. He made sure we enjoyed the whole experience and looked after us from beginning to end. Thank you.

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December 29, 2021

Alessio is an AMAZING Tour Leader! He has a wealth of knowledge about everything you'd ever want to know (if I recall correctly, he is basically a history professor) and he speaks English fluently/perfectly. The pick up/drop off is convenient and his transportation is great. I HIGHLY recommend his tours!! I wish I had more time in Sicily to take more day tours with him!

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September 23, 2021

Product ID: 98916