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$340.48 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento

The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list in 1997.The archaeological park and landscape of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world with 1,300 hectares, but the term 'valley' is a misnomer, the site being located on a ridge outside the town of Agrigento.Through this tour you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, as the Temple of Hera (Juno), the Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles (Hercules), the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter) and Sanctuary of chthonic deities.Follow the steps and the words of your expert guide and you will also understand the culture that led to the construction of those majestic structures and you will get to know the characters that made Akragas 'the most beautiful city of mortals'.

$105.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine Tasting and Sicilian Lunch at a Winery in Agrigento

The Ulmo wine estate is situated on the banks of Lake Arancio not far from Sambuca di Sicilia, an ancient town founded by the Arabs. In 1995 the owners decided to build their first winery in this lovely countryside, just a few meters from the 15th-century farmhouse that has always belonged to the family. This unforgettable Sicilian experience includes a visit to the winery with a guided tasting of five territorial wines, followed by a tasting of three extra-virgin olive oils and accompanied by samples of typical local products. To finish in the best way, enjoy a traditional delicious lunch, inspired by typical local recipes. You’ll experience how Ulmo epitomizes Sicilian hospitality and learn about local history and the ideas that have always inspired the family’s activities. This is a rustic, beautiful side of Sicily, and an experience you won't soon forget.

$115.24 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking Class at a Modern Art Museum in Agrigento

In this experience, guests spend half a day at the 'Farm Cultural Park' in Favara (Agrigento). This tourist destination is rated by the British Purple Travel Blog as sixth in the world for contemporary art lovers (preceded only by Florence, Paris, Bilbao, the Greek islands and New York). This experience includes a welcome drink made with organic lemons and served with homemade snacks; an amazing cooking lesson lasting about three hours, incorporating organic, locally grown, seasonal products. The course includes the preparation of three typical Sicilian dishes prepared according to traditional Sicilian culinary methods.There will also be a visit to the art gallery (current exhibits, garden, vintage shop); a tasty lunch, consisting of the dishes prepared during the lesson, served inside the “N’zemmula black space” along with local wine and seasonal fruits.

$186.25 Private & Custom Tours

Agrigento Valley of Temples and Piazza Armerina Private Tour

After pick-up by your Local Guide, you will be driven to Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Roman Villa, which is among the most luxurious of its kind, giving an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and the excellent quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room. The owners lived in luxury: the villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, large restrooms and living rooms. After the villa tour, it'll be time for a lunch break in local restaurant. To complete the day, you'll visit also the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Here you'll see the Temple of Juno, with its excellent views of the entire valley, and the Temple of Concordia, beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules.

$174.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Walking Tour of Valley of Temples

You meet your guide at the eastern ticket office of the site. The address is TEMPIO GIUNONE, via Panoramica dei Templi, 92100 Agrigento.Car parking available.Tickets cost 10,00 pp. Free under 18 years. Free for everybody in the first Sunday of every month.You will walk through the whole Valley of Temples. The guide will inform you about the history of the ancient city Akragas and tell in details about all the temples and other remains still existing. You will see from close the Hera, Concordia, Herakles and Olympian Zeus Temples. From afar you will look at the Castor and Pollux and Aesculapius  temples. On your way you will meet the imposing remains of the greek city wall and hundreds of tombs  belonging to the "city of dead": the early Christian and Byzantine necropolis. During the tour you will stroll among the local vegetation that characterizes the landscape of this amazing World Heritage Site that is the Valley of Temples in Agrigento.The total distance to walk is 1,500 mt (almost one mile). The way is plain and the level easy. A shuttle bus service is available from May to October.

$108.26 Day Trips & Excursions

AUTHENTIC DAY TOUR From Toulon, Hyères, Le lavandou

In a minibus of maximum 8 persons, I will pick you up between 8:00 and 10:00 am at your hotel or your résidence. - Visit "La Chartreuse de la Verne". Fond in XII century, nestling in the middle of Maures Forest, in a grand loneliness. Ravaged several times by fires, it was every time reconstructed. Since 1983, it accommodates Bethlehem monastic community. 15 min walk in a forest to access to Monastery. - For Lunch time, we will go to Collobrière, chestnut city capital. You can bring your pic-nic or choose a restaurant in the city (good one advise by tour guide) Then we will try chestnut cream and roast chestnuts. You will have free time to stroll around in the city, visit chestnuts manufacturing. etc. - Then we will leave to visit Bormes les Mimosas. This is the true village of Provence, typical and authentic with its old houses with pink tiles and clad, placed in amphitheater facing the Mediterranean, the castle ramparts and ruins, its flowery streets winding through a labyrinth of stone walls covered of lush vegetation. You will have a panoramic view of the plain that stretches to the Mediterranean coast and faces the Golden Islands: Porquerolles and the Ile du Levant To go back at the end of the day to your hotel or your residence. Dans un minibus de maximum 8 personnes, je viendrais vous chercher pour vous faire découvrir la région : - Visite de La Chartreuse de la Verne. Fondée au XIIème siècle, niché au milieu du massif des Maures, au milieu d'une forêt de Châtaigniers. Ravagée à plusieurs reprises par des incendies, elle a été à chaque fois reconstruite. Depuis 1983, il accueille la communauté monastique de Bethléem. - Pour le déjeuner, nous irons à Collobrière, capitale de la châtaigne. Choix du repas libre pique-nique ou restaurant à votre charge. Puis nous testerons au dessert la crème de châtaigne et des châtaignes grillées. Vous aurez le temps de flâner dans la ville et de visiter la fabrique de crème de marrons. - Ensuite nous partirons visiter Bormes les Mimosas. C’est le vrai village de Provence, typique et authentique avec ses vieilles maisons aux tuiles roses et plaquées, placées dans un amphithéâtre face à la Méditerranée, aux remparts du château et à ses ruines, ses rues fleuries serpentant à travers un labyrinthe de murs couverts de végétation luxuriante en pierre. Vous aurez une vue panoramique sur la mer de Porquerolles et l'île du Levant Retourner en fin de journée à votre hôtel ou à votre résidence. Pour vous ramener par la suite à votre hébergement.