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Italy, the Deep South & Sicily Tour with Albatross Tours

Explore the ancient villages and towns of Puglia and Matera before crossing to the glorious island of Sicily. Sleep in the ancient sassi of Matera and the delightful Trulli cottages of Alberobello. Stand on the highest active volcano in Europe, feast in mafia country and cruise to San Vito Lo Capo… ‘va bene’!

Highlights include:

  • Stay 3 nights in the ‘Bee Hive’  Trulli cottages of Alberobello
  • Explore the baroque city of Lecce and relax in the ‘white city’ of Ostuni
  • Stay 2 nights in the beautifully restored  ‘Sassi’ caves of ancient Matera – a truly remarkable experience
  • Visit the coastal towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare, famous for its gelato
  • Stay 4 nights in the stunning town of Taormina
  • Explore the ancient Greek and Roman ruins of  Syracuse
  • Visit beautiful Ortigia Island, the historical heart of ancient Syracuse
  • Take a dramatic cable car and 4WD bus to stand at the top of  Mount Etna
  • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch in ‘The Godfather Country’
  • Stay 2 nights in Agrigento, with spectacular views over the  Valley of the Temples
  • See the extraordinary mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina
  • Enjoy an olive oil tasting and light lunch at Mandranova Estate
  • Stay 3 nights near Marsala in a converted Baglio farmhouse
  • Explore the fishing port of Sciacca
  • Enjoy a lunchtime seafood feast at Vittorio’s famous beachside restaurant
  • Visit the ancient city of Erice and Segesta’s romantic temples
  • Cruise through the Zingaro marine reserve to San Vito Lo Capo
  • Enjoy a Baglio wine tasting

PLEASE NOTE: This tour requires a moderate level of fitness due to the unique places you will visit and stay. This tour is not suited to anyone who has mobility issues.

Incredible Value Inclusions

Over $1,700 extras already included

  • ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described
  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach
  • 16 nights specially selected hotel accommodation
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 29 Meals – including breakfast daily (B), 2 typically ‘Italian style’ lunches in ‘Godfather Country’ and Vittorio’s at Porto Palo, light lunch & olive oil tasting at Mandranova Olive Oil farm (L), plus 10 dinners (D)
  • Tea, coffee and a complimentary beverage with all included dinners
  • Welcome drink in Rome, wine tastings in Alberobello and in a Sicilian Baglio
  • Hand Selected Albatross Experiences – cable car and 4WD bus Mount Etna, Zingaro cruise
  • Local guides as described in the itinerary
  • ALL tips to your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Personal audio system whilst on tour
  • Free WiFi on most coaches and at hotels
  • Albatross Travel App and ‘On Tour’ Travel Map
  • Albatross Memories Photobook

No additional ‘on tour’ costs!

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Departure Dates:


4 May 2019
16 May 2019
5 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
30 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019

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