Treasures of Sicily
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The Valley of the Temples at Agrigento and the Greek theatre at Segesta, pure magic.
What did you think of your group leader?
Vanessa had superb organisational skills which made the week fly by with no problems or issues. When the weather was less than helpful there was a plan B which was interesting and simulating. Vanessa had a great sense of humour and worked hard to be inclusive, this allowed a positive group ethos to be established very quickly. This was her first trip with Exodus but you would never had guessed that, she acted as if she was a long established member of the team.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
When it rains, it really rains! Bring a waterproof jacket. Enclosed beach shoes that you can swim in would help on the beaches which are covered with pebbles of different sizes.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Some of the hotels on the trip are really nice and well placed. In other places the hotels have a large number of coach parties staying with a resulting lack of customer focus and care. The Hotel Della Valle in Agrigento was particularly poor, when l complained about waiting an hour for food l was told it was my fault for wanting to eat on a busy night. The use of two tier breakfasts (cheaper one for coach parties) was regrettable and the serving of instant coffee at breakfast must be a crime in Italy!