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Agrigento & Valley of the Temples

Cruise Port Tours

Duration: 8 hr. approx

Price starts from106,00
Agrigento & Valley of the Temples
  • Visit the medieval city of Agrigento
  • Explore the Valley of the Temples
  • Admire ancient artifacts preserved in the archaeological museum
  • Delight in the tranquility of the sea
When
All year
Duration
8
Price From
106.00
Level
Medium
Service Type
Vehicle + Walking Tour
Suggested pick up time
8:00 am

What’s included

  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Stop in Agrigento
  • Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples and the Regional Archaeological Museum of Agrigento
  • Photo stops
  • All taxes, parking tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance

Not included

  • Meals and Drinks
  • Entrance fees in sites
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

  • Porto di Palermo
  • Agrigento
  • Valle dei Templi
  • San Leone

Porto di Palermo

Porto di Palermo, Molo Santa Lucia, Palermo, PA, Italia

Agrigento

Agrigento, AG, Italia

Valle dei Templi

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, AG, Italia

San Leone

San Leone, AG, Italia

Spend the day exploring Agrigento, a hilltop town located on a plateau overlooking Sicily's south-western coast, home to a large archaeological site of Greek ruins.

Founded by a group of colonists from Gela circa 582 BC, the town was originally named Akragas. These colonists were direct descendants of Greeks from Rhodes and Crete, however they were not the first to inhabit the area as evidenced by the discovery of a female skull, known as the girl of Mandrascava, which dates back half a million years ago.

You will stop in the historical city centre where you can admire the Romanesque Gothic cathedral, built during the fourteenth century and the Church of San Nicola, which dates back to the thirteenth century. This ancient city was destroyed and rebuilt multiple times during the Punic Wars. Described by the Greek poet Pindar (518-438 BC), Akragas was "the most beautiful city of the mortals". It was also home to the philosopher and scientist Empedocles (490-430 BC). 

Together with a professionally licensed guide, you will visit the Valley of the Temples, located outside of the city proper. In addition to the ruins of many temples, you will also find the remnants of the ancient city, including necropoli, houses, streets, a small amphitheatre, and several auditoriums. Unfortunately, the majority of the temples in Agrigento did not withstand the test of time. Their present day appearance truly are in ruins with pieces dispersed about and some even appearing to have never been completed.

There are two famous temples that remain partially intact: the Temple of Juno and the Temple of Concord. The structure of the Temple of Juno, established around 450 BC, is often compared to those in Paestum, near Salerno. And the Temple of Concord, constructed around 440 BC, is a visual delight to be seen in the illumination of the night.

Your private guide will also accompany you on a tour through the Regional Archaeological Museum of Agrigento. Located on the outskirts of town, this world renowned museum showcases ancient Greek artifacts as well as a telamon. Entrance fees are not included.

Your driver will bring you to San Leone, the seaside area of Agrigento, where you can delight in a local lunch on your own or enjoy the tranquility of the sea along the Sicilian coast.

What should I wear for this tour?

We suggest that you wear comfortable walking shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved on uneven surfaces.

What happens if our cruise ship is unable to dock at the originally designated port?

If the cruise ship doesn't dock due to any circumstance out of your control, you will not be charged and we will try to re-schedule your service according to availability. If your cruise ship docks in a different port, for example Naples Port instead of Sorrento Port, we will change the pick up location, however there will be a fee associated with the change of port.

What should I wear if I want to visit some religious sites?

If you intend to visit religious sites, please have knees and shoulders covered (both men and women).

Is this tour accessible for people with limited walking abilities?

The itinerary can certainly be customised according to your needs, but please note that some areas may not be accessible with a stroller/wheelchair or for people with limited walking abilities. 

Which pickup time do you suggest from the port?

We suggest that you set an early pickup time, 7:30 am (in accordance with your ship's in port hours), in order for you to avoid the local rush hour traffic and have more time to enjoy your service to the fullest.

What is your back to port policy?

We have a back to port policy of at least 1 hour prior to the last scheduled boarding time for the ship.

Is this tour suitable for people with limited walking abilities?

Due to the uneven surfaces in some areas, this service may not be suitable for stroller/wheelchair users or for people with limited walking abilities. 

What type of vehicle will be used for our tour?

We provide services in luxury Mercedes and Volkswagen sedans, minivans or minibuses (depending on availability). For parties of 1-3 guests we normally use a sedan. For parties of 4-8 guests we use minivans. And for parties larger than 8 guests we either use multiple minivans or a minibus (depending upon availability).

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