Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Up to 94 guests
Price: Starting from $9,999 per person double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Activity Level

Trip Overview

  • View opulent golden mosaics in the Palatine Chapel
  • Sail aboard the Sea Cloud II, slipping into green harbors and exploring ancient towns
  • Enjoy a private tour of a palazzo with a Sicilian baron
  • Discover the Cathedral of Syracuse, fused into the ruins of the Temple of Athena
  • Explore astonishing ancient Greek structures in Agrigento's Valley of the Temples

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 1: Depart U.S.
  • Oct 2: Arrive in Valletta, Malta / Embark Sea Cloud II
  • Oct 3: At sea
  • Oct 4: Catania / Piazza Armerina
  • Oct 5: Syracuse
  • Oct 6: Pozzallo / Noto 
  • Oct 7: Porto Empedocle
  • Oct 8: Palermo / Trapani
  • Oct 9: Palermo, Sicily / Disembark / Return


Per person double occupancy:

  • Cabins 204-206: $ 9,999
  • Cabins 207-210: $11,999
  • Cabins 211-217; 224-231: $12,999
  • Cabins 218-223: $14,999
  • Cabins 301-302: $16,999
  • Cabins 303-319: $18,999
  • Cabins 401& 402: $20,999

Single occupancy:

  • Cabins 204-206: $12,499
  • Cabins 207-210: $17,999
  • Cabins 211-217; 224-231: $19,499


  • Seven nights aboard Sea Cloud II 

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

This is an active program that involves extensive walking and standing during visits to museums and historic sites. Please note that Sea Cloud II does not have an elevator. At certain ports of call, Sea Cloud II may not be able to dock at a pier for disembarkation. In these cases, a tender service, and/or Zodiac inflatable boat, will be employed as a transfer from Sea Cloud II to shore. Sea Cloud II staff will be there to assist you getting in and out of the tenders/Zodiacs. The temperatures during your stay in Sicily should range from the mid-50s to low 70s °F. As rain showers are not uncommon in October, we suggest that you bring a lined raincoat and a folding umbrella. We also recommend you pack a hat, sunblock, and insect repellant. Casual dress is appropriate most of the time, and the emphasis is on layered clothing. Comfortable walking shoes are essential! For welcome and farewell dinners, jacket and tie is customary for gentlemen, with comparable evening attire for ladies. Smart casual clothing is suggested for other dinners aboard Sea Cloud II.

Study Leader(s)

James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Professor of Comparative Literature; Former Dean of Arts and Humanities

Mode of Travel

The sailing yacht Sea Cloud II is a three-masted barque steeped in the elegance of yesteryear and complemented with the most modern amenities.

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.