Day trip

Palermo: Full Day in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

Palermo: Full Day in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY
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From US$ 73.85 per person

Explore Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples and learn more about this fascinating historic site. Visit ancient temples to the gods built by Greek colonists and later stop at the Agrigento Archeology Museum to see the impressive collections of area finds.

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Duration 8 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the Valley of the Temples
  • Visit the Greek temples of Hera, Concordia and Apollo
  • Explore the Agrigento Archeology Museum
Full description
Enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive into the countryside to Agrigento on this full-day excursion from Palmero. Situated on a plateau overlooking the sea, with the Hypsasand the Akragas rivers nearby and a ridge to the north offering a degree of natural fortification, Agrigento was founded in the 6th century BC by Greek colonists from Gela. The 8-hour excursion includes a short stop for a coffee (not included in the tour price) en route to Agrigento, before arriving at the Valley of the Temples. Visit the Hera, Concordia and Apollo temples and Hardcastle villa, with a guidebook that will provide more information about the sites. You’ll have free time to decide on a place for lunch, before your driver takes you to the Agrigento Archaeology Museum. After exploring the museum’s collections, you’ll be transferred back to Palermo.
Includes
  • Driver
  • Guide (if 13 or more participants in the group)
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to museums and other sites
  • Guided tour in Agrigento (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver and guide (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing so you can enjoy your excursion to Agrigento to the fullest.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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I would have liked some narrative on the long drive to describe the countryside (why were half built roads everywhere? What were the many flowers by roadside?) and alleviate boredom. Also disappointed that the cost did not include entry to the park or a guided tour of the park (or at least a map - I got lost from exit and had to be rescued).

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May 1, 2022

This was the perfect way to visit the Valley of the Temples. The drive there and back was so good we would have been happy to do it even without the temples. I wish we had seen the garden, in part because it was a very windy day and the garden was sheltered.

April 22, 2022

I found this excursion very interesting. Our drivers Gioshua arrived on time and was very knowledgeable, kind and super helpful. We stopped on the way before arriving in Agrigento at a well-stocked pastry bar to buy some very good sandwiches for lunch. After the Valley of the Temples, we also went to the beautiful Scala dei Turchi. Definitely an experience to recommend to everyone.

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September 18, 2021

Product ID: 63345