Treasures of Sicily
Review/Comments on Trip Code ADZ - 10th -18th Sicily 2011
I have travelled a lot outside the UK but never before in a group or with Exodus. I had good reports on Exodus from my partner and others. I was not disappointed. The Sicily tour was a great experience. The group size was fine with two leaders who were both knowledgeable on the country and the people. They were also excellent company. The programme was maybe a bit ambitious but was varied and stimulating so that one saw something of all the country and was brought to terms with its archaeology, history and architecture with specialist expert guides in the main towns and sites.
There were high spots – an atmospheric walk on the slopes of Etna, the views ever changing in drifting cloud - having the history of Sicily spelt out through the transitions in architecture of the Cathedral in Palermo –a walk through the Zingaro nature reserve with the opportunity to bathe in the pure, clear, Med and lots more.
On details, the accommodation was good with the ‘bed ad breakfast’ stays near Etna and the Zingaro reserve outstanding. Travel in the two mini-buses was comfortable enough and meant we could use minor roads rather than always sticking to the major highways. Sicily is large, so the distances travelled each day were appreciable. This might not suit the elderly or those looking for luxury
I understand that this was only the second time Exodus had run the Treasures of Sicily tour. If change is needed, it is no more than fine tuning. As it is, I found the experience enjoyable, stimulating and very good value
JWD October 2011