Sicily Photo Tour - Italy

Sicily Photo Tour - Italy

Sicily Photo Tour – Italy

Rome

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is a historic and vibrant metropolis that holds a prominent place in world history and culture. Known as the “Eternal City,” Rome is renowned for its ancient landmarks, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Pantheon. The Vatican City, an independent enclave within Rome, is home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, making it a significant religious and cultural hub. Beyond its historical treasures, Rome boasts a lively culinary scene, charming neighborhoods, and a lively atmosphere that blends the past and the present seamlessly.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline in southern Italy, known for its dramatic cliffs, picturesque seaside villages, and crystal-clear waters. This UNESCO World Heritage site is characterized by charming towns like Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, which are perched on steep cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Visitors flock to the Amalfi Coast for its breathtaking views, scenic hiking trails, and the opportunity to savor delicious Italian cuisine in a romantic coastal setting.

Matera

Matera, located in the region of Basilicata in southern Italy, is a unique and ancient city known for its cave dwellings and rock-carved architecture. The Sassi di Matera, a complex of cave dwellings and stone-carved structures, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places on Earth. Matera’s historic charm, winding streets, and distinctive architecture have made it a popular destination for tourists seeking a glimpse into Italy’s rich history and culture.

Sicily

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a diverse and captivating destination with a rich history and a blend of cultures. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, including Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, as well as sandy beaches, vineyards, and historic ruins like the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Sicily’s cuisine is famous for its unique flavors, influenced by Greek, Roman, Arab, and Norman traditions, and it offers a rich culinary experience for visitors.

Malta

Malta is a small island nation located in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its historic sites, crystal-clear waters, and welcoming atmosphere. The capital city, Valletta, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with well-preserved Baroque architecture, fortifications, and stunning views of the sea. Malta’s history is intertwined with various civilizations, including the Knights of St. John, and visitors can explore ancient temples, such as the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples, as well as the Blue Grotto’s natural wonders. The islands offer a mix of cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, and vibrant nightlife for tourists to enjoy.

The trips offered by UNUSUAL EXPEDITION are renowned for their efficiency in delivering a wealth of experiences in a brief amount of time. The excursions are designed to condense a variety of themes into a single journey. The upcoming tour will follow this same approach. The daily photography locations will be determined based on the weather and lighting conditions on each day.

Photography Tour

Tour Price

Single Room

Price Per Person*

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Singapore Dollars

Share Room

Price Per Person*

  • Twin sharing based on same gender
  • Subject to availability 

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Singapore Dollars

Tour Duration

15 Days

Tour Start

October 27, 2024

Tour End

November 10, 2024

Tour Status

Upcoming Tour

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
ROME | AMALFI COAST

Your Italian adventure begins with a flight from Singapore to Rome, where you'll be greeted by the soft hues of dawn breaking over the Eternal City. A private luxury van awaits to escort you on a scenic drive to the Amalfi Coast. The journey itself is a prelude to the splendor that awaits, with the route hugging the coastline and offering sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Upon arrival, check into a prestigious hotel that sits perched above the cliffside, affording panoramic views that stretch infinitely into the horizon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
AMALFI | MATERA

As the Amalfi Coast recedes in your rearview mirror, the drive to Matera presents a changing landscape, as the coastal vistas give way to the rugged beauty of the Basilicata region. Matera, with its complex of cave dwellings known as "Sassi," offers a rare glimpse into a past that has been meticulously preserved. Explore this city of stone as the setting sun casts a warm, golden glow over the ancient structures, creating a breathtaking scene that is almost ethereal in its beauty.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
MATERA'S SURROUNDINGS

The journey continues to Alberobello, famous for its trulli, white conical-roofed houses that are a sight to behold. Wander through the cobblestone streets and immerse yourself in a fairytale setting. Nearby Ostuni, with its whitewashed houses set against the deep blue of the Mediterranean sky, offers a striking contrast, especially as the sun dips below the horizon. Spend the night in a luxurious accommodation that marries historical architecture with modern comfort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
MATERA | TAORMINA

Travel from Matera to Taormina, a historic town that is as famous for its ancient Greek theatre as it is for its breathtaking views. The drive east will take you through the heart of Sicily, with landscapes dotted with citrus groves and olive trees. Taormina itself is a sanctuary of luxury, with its boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants overlooking the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
TAORMINA'S SURROUNDINGS

Explore the areas around Taormina, where Castello di Lauria and the quaint town of Novara di Sicilia offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Sicily's history. Return to Taormina for an evening of relaxation as the sunset envelops the town in a warm, amber light. Dine at a local gourmet restaurant that prides itself on Sicilian cuisine, where the freshness of the sea is reflected in every dish.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
TAORMINA | SICILIA OUTLET VILLAGE | SYRACUSE

A leisurely morning in Taormina is followed by an excursion to Sicilia Outlet Village, a haven for luxury shopping enthusiasts. Here, find a collection of high-end brands offering bespoke Italian fashion. Continue on to Syracuse, an ancient city that boasts a rich Greek and Roman history. As the day wanes, the historical center of Ortigia Island glows under the setting sun, promising a peaceful evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - 10
SYRACUSE - MALTA

From Syracuse, embark on a short sea journey to Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean that blends its diverse cultural heritage with a luxurious lifestyle. Spend your days exploring the historic streets, indulging in the culinary landscape, and enjoying the island's natural beauty. You'll wander through historical gardens offering stunning vistas, marvel at the art in St. John's Co-Cathedral, and explore the lavish interiors of the Grand Master's Palace. After soaking in its tranquil atmosphere, you’ll venture to Rabat to uncover early Christian catacombs. The day offers a blend of history and culinary discovery, with a chance to savor local pastries in a charming café. The evening transitions to the lively streets of St. Julian's, where the night comes alive in upscale bars and clubs by the sea.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
MALTA | SCICLI | RAGUSA

Return to Sicily and journey to the Baroque towns of Scicli and Ragusa. Here, the architecture tells stories of the past, particularly beautiful during the golden hour when the sun casts long shadows and enriches the colors of the buildings.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
RAGUSA | AGRIGENTO

Your next destination is Agrigento, home to the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological marvel that offers a profound connection to antiquity. Witness the temples' grandeur at sunset, a truly mystical experience as the ruins are silhouetted against the sky's changing palette.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
AGRIGENTO - PALERMO

Awake before dawn to witness the sunrise at Scala dei Turchi, a natural staircase of white marlstone cliffs that glimmers against the backdrop of the rising sun. Continue to the ancient site of Segesta to marvel at its well-preserved Doric temple and amphitheater. Conclude the day in Palermo, a city of vibrant markets, opulent palaces, and rich history.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
PALERMO | ROME

Savor a leisurely breakfast in Palermo before your private transfer to the airport, bidding farewell to Sicily and boarding your flight to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, the Eternal City welcomes you back with its timeless allure. The afternoon is yours to immerse yourself once again in Rome’s rich history and vibrant culture. Whether you choose to stroll through the cobbled lanes of Trastevere, visit the iconic Spanish Steps, or enjoy a gelato near the Pantheon, the city's magic is yours to rediscover. Finally, as the day comes to a close, return to your hotel for a restful night's sleep, surrounded by the elegance and history of one of the world's most captivating cities. With hearts full of memories and experiences, you'll be ready for your journey back to Singapore the following day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
ROME | SINGAPORE

Depending on your flight schedule, the morning in Rome may offer some free time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing. With hearts full of memories and experiences, we depart from Rome for our flight back to Singapore, concluding our unforgettable journey through Italy and Malta.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Notes

Tour Includes

Hotel accommodation

Tour guide

Entrance fees

Land transportation in destination

Group transfer to airport

All meals as stated in itinerary

Tour Excludes

Return International Air Ticket

Return Domestic Air Ticket (If Any)

Guide & Driver Tips

Any Private Expenses, Room Service, Porter Service

Visa Fees (If Applicable)

Beverages / Alcohol Drinks during Meals

Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)

Photography Setup Fee (If applicable)

Registration

Tour Start

October 27, 2024

Tour End

November 10, 2024

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