Highlights of Calabria & Sicily (32 destinations)

Italy

forestFree offset: 15 Trees

Tour length 15 days

home_pin Amalfi

arrow_right_alt

home_pin Palermo

Active
In-depth Cultural
Group
Fully Guided

About this tour

From the pristine waters and the stalwart fortifications of Tropea, all the way to the smoke gently floating from the volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands – Calabria is a hidden gem for those who stray off Italy’s beaten path. Discover this less-visited part of the country before delving into the spectacular sights of bustling Sicily, volcanic valleys of Mt. Etna, timeworn streets of Syracuse, the Baroque wonders of Ragusa and rich anti-mafia history of Palermo. Starring dramatic cliffside villages, clear waters and delicious seafood, this is a chance to experience the highlights of southern Italy.Due to the terrain the means of transportation on this trip is a mix of local trains, private vehicles and public buses. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and all have toilets, however can often be quite busy, especially in peak summer season. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information.Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Many hotel rooms in Europe are not equipped with air-conditioning, and the cooling system on local trains can be broken on a regular basis. Note also that during peak holiday season beaches can be quite busy. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details, and please note that in some hotels a single supplement exclusion applies where single rooms are not available. Hotel rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. Please also note that often hotels offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities.If you have more time to explore the region you can extend your trip and see more of Italy by starting your travels in Rome. Check out our trip 'Rome to Sicily' (trip code ZMSFC). Most departure dates are designed to create this perfect combination trip.
Show more

General information

Tour ID 101909
Tour length 15 days
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

Operated by

Intrepid Travel

Itinerary

Expand all
Day 1: Amalfi
Day 2: Civita
Day 3: Pollino National Park / Civita
Day 4: Tropea
Day 5: Tropea
Day 6: Aeolian Islands / Tropea
Day 7: Reggio Calabria
Day 8: Catania
Day 9: Taormina / Catania
Day 10: Mt Etna / Catania
Day 11: Syracuse
Day 12: Noto / Ragusa / Syracuse
Day 13: Palermo
Day 14: Palermo
Day 15: Palermo

Location

Show the locationeast

What's included

Expand all
Stays
Guide
Meals
Support
Transport

What's not included

Expand all
Flights
Insurance
Optional
Support

Customer reviews

Overall
Itinerary
Transport
Food
Guide
Stays
Tour operator
No tour dates available