In the price of the holiday the following entrance fees are included:
In Selinunte, you will visit the vast archaeological site containing temples from the 5th century BC. A guide will be included in the visit.
The following day, if the quarry site is open, there will be time to buy and use the combined ticket and make a detour for a short visit.
When you stop off in Sciacca; tickets or donations will be given to allow visits to the Duomo and the church of St Nicholas with an interesting exhibition of mediaeval church art.
Eraclea Minoa; The cliff top Greek site and the small but fascinating museum are on your list.
Agrigento; The ‘Valley of the Temples’, and the museum containing the famous Teleman statue are in the costs. Plus you will have an expert local guide for the morning visit.
Agrigento town; you will visit two or three churches, one with a temple visible through the glass floor, and the Cathedral high on the ridge of the town. This has fascinating Arabic roof decorations and there is access to two of the towers.
Enna; a visit to the castle perched high on the hill and a look at another impressive cathedral. The entrance fees are both included.
Villa Casale; Entry to the complex of rooms of this Roman villa with mosaics to mesmerise you.
Syracusa; You'll visit the Greek theatre, the huge Roman amphitheatre, the quarry area with the ‘ear of Dionysius ‘. We have tickets to enter the old Greek underground water course which became the Christian catacombs. Here we have a local guide to show you the way.
Later in Syracusa you can visit the modern church which dominates the skyline, your leader will make a donation on your behalf and then enter the Duomo, where you can see the columns absorbed into the walls from a much earlier Greek temple.
On the visit to Noto you have a combined ticket for the 19th century immaculately decorated theatre and the town hall with its panoramic rooftop views.
Finally, in Palermo you will have entry tickets for the most perfect of Norman cathedrals at Monreale with its amazing wall mosaic’s we should also visit the highly decorated cloisters. In the city we will have entry tickets for the Archaeological museum, a highly decorated church or two and the cathedral. Sometimes there are entry tickets and other times a donation is expected. These costs will be taken care of by your leader.
What isn’t included? Well, there’s not much that we have left out! But on your free day in Palermo you might visit the botanic gardens, take the train to Cefalu or look at the puppet theatre or the massive opera house in town. These, together, would be unlikely to cost more than an extra €25. In Noto there are some churches with spiral staircases where, for a couple of Euros, you can climb to the top and view the town.