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Trips to Sicily for Classics & Ancient History Students

Sicily is Italy’s most cosmopolitan region and is almost a nation unto itself. The enchanting land where Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom. All left traces of their presence in the wealth of monuments and artefacts, which delights ancient history student groups today. Sicily is Europe, Africa and Asia on one island; a unique place full of art, archaeology, history, folklore and breath-taking scenery, with its sandy beaches, majestic mountains and Europe’s greatest natural wonder, Mount Etna.

Your Sicily student trip will take in some of the magical sites of the Island, including an awe-inspiring visit to the volcano.

Prices start from£429pp

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation Evening meal
2 Full day visit to Agrigento & visit the Valley of the Temples Evening meal
3 Visit to Siracusa Visit the town of Taormina Evening meal
4 Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK
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Morning Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Evening meal
Morning Full day visit to Agrigento & visit the Valley of the Temples
Afternoon Evening meal
Morning Visit to Siracusa
Afternoon Visit the town of Taormina
Evening Evening meal
Morning Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ half-board accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
  • Services of a StudyLink City Representative to provide a 24-hour assistance

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Sicily


A medieval town popular with tourists. Visit the Greek theatre reconstructed in the second century AD with its unforgettable view of Mount Etna. 

Ortygia Island

Visit the Temple of Apollo and view the harbour where the Athenian fleet came to grief in 413BC. The cathedral, originally a temple to the goddess Athena, can also be visited and will show students how a sacred site has developed over time. The Arethusa Fountain is also a popular site for our groups to visit.


A city rich in Greek history where groups can enjoy a three-hour guided tour. See the archaeological park containing a large Greek theatre, a Roman amphitheatre and some of the ancient quarries where Athenian survivors of the Sicilian expedition were imprisoned. The Ear of Dionysius and Archimedes’ tomb can also be visited. A local guided tour option is available.

Study themes

  • Archaeology of Human Evolution

  • The Emergence of Civilisation