Palermo (province), Italy Palermo (province)
Mon, Aug 31 - Mon, Sep 14 Aug 31 - Sep 14

Highlights

  • Magnificent temples & ruins hidden among verdant hills

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site with centuries-old structures

  • Remains of magnificent Doric temples & Tomb of Theron

  • Active archeological site & Italian national monument

  • Intriguing anecdotes & stories from a local guide

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Description

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, the Valley of the Temples is one of Sicily’s most famous historical attractions. Wander among the ruins of the Temples of Hercules, Juno, and Jupiter, and see the impressive Temple of Concord, a well-preserved structure built around 440–450 BC.

Hop aboard your coach and drive through the beautiful Sicilian countryside to reach the Valley of the Temples. Located outside the town of Agrigento, your guide introduces you to this archaeological site, an important example of the ancient art and architecture of Greater Greece.

Stroll through old ruins and relics as you learn about the history and development of the temples. The valley includes the remains of 7 temples in Doric style that are constructed entirely from tuff sandstone.

From beneath an olive tree, you can admire the Temple of Concord, one of the most impressive temples to survive from the ancient Greek civilization, after the Parthenon in Athens. Its largely intact structure is probably due to its conversion into a Christian church in 597 AD.

Continue your experience exploring a renowned Roman villa located just outside the small town of Piazza Armerina, “Villa Romana del Casale.” A UNESCO World Heritage Sites , this beautiful villa holds the richest and largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Valley of Temples at Agrigento and Villa Romana del Casale

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Taormina

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Beverages

  • Admission to the Valley of Temples


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Italy