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Sicily – Eastern Sicily - Taormina and marvellous Aeolian Islands - 10 Days

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From 1184 € per person

Taormina, Etna, Syracuse, Lipari, Stromboli, Salina, Vulcano island

Day 1: Arrive in Taormina
Arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel in the Taormina area
MEALS D


Day 2: In the footsteps of “The Godfather“ and Taormina
Today’s hike will start in Forza D’Agro’ and will take us to the pretty area of Savoca, filming location of the “Godfather” movies. We will enjoy our packed lunch overlooking the sea, before we continue our walk to the much loved seaside resort Taormina. We may either take a stroll or simply enjoy a cappuccino or ice cream in one of the many cafés. Along Via del Greco we reach Taormina’s most famous landmark: the Greek Theater with spectacular views of the sea and Mt. Etna.
Hotel in the Taormina area
MEALS B, D

Total duration: 2 hours
Height difference: ca.1.000 feet
Level of difficulty: easy

Day 3: The crater of Mt. Etna
The destination of today’s excursion is the impressive Etna Volcano. We will reach the cable-car station at the Silvestri Crater - at 6.233 feet - by bus and take the cable car to 7.874 feet. Jeeps then take us to the edge of the crater, where we start hiking through the bizarre landscape forged by the 2002 lava eruption to the Lava Grottoes. We continue along the path which offers breathtaking views of the sea. Later on we will stop at a vineyard to taste some of the typical wines of the region.
Hotel in the Taormina area
MEALS B, D

Total duration: 3 hours
Height difference: ca.1.000 feet
Level of difficulty: intermediate

Day 4: Archaeological Park of Syracuse
We spend the morning exploring the Greek past of Southern Sicily in the Archaeological Park " Neapolis " in Syracuse. We then make our way to the old town of Syracuse and the Ortigia peninsula that will certainly fascinate you. We may stroll through the winding streets, visit the Baroque Cathedral or enjoy a snack or ice-cream. In the afternoon we will experience the Nature Reserve on the River Cyane admiring this enchanting area on a cruise.
Hotel in the Taormina area
MEALS B, D

Total duration: 3 hours
Height difference: minimum
Level of difficulty: easy

Day 5: Transfer to Aeolian Islands
Morning at leisure. Early in the afternoon we leave our hotel headed for our next destination. From the port of Milazzo we will sail past the island of Vulcano to the main island of Lipari. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the pier (a baggage service included).
Hotel in Lipari MEALS B,D

Day 6: Salina Island
After disembarking at Salina island, a service bus will take us from the port to the trail head of our hike. A visit to Monte Fossa, 962 m above sea level will definitely be a highlight. Starting in Valdichiesa near the pilgrimage church of Madonna del Terzito, we will be admiring she stunning scenery along the way. Be sure to bring your camera, you won’t ever see such a breathtaking nature again!
Hotel in Lipari
MEALS B, D

Total duration: 3 hours
Height difference: ca.1.148 feet
Level of difficulty: intermediate

Day 7: Panarea and Stromboli by Night
Morning at leisure. Early in the afternoon we start our boat trip to the island of Stromboli, stopping at the small island of Panarea, a little jewel of nature. On Stromboli we start our hike to the western side of the magnificent volcano. If we are lucky, we might be able to experience the spectacle of an eruption. By sunset a boat will take us to the “Sciara del fuoco” where we will enjoy the impressive view of the lava- flow. We return to Lipari around 10 pm and will be served a light dinner on board on our way back.
Hotel in Lipari
MEALS B,D


Total duration: 3,5 hours
Height difference: ca.1312 feet
Level of difficulty: intermediate

Day 8: Morning at leisure - Vulcano Island in the afternoon
Morning at leisure. Early in the afternoon we will board a ship bound for Vulcano, the southernmost of the Aeolian Islands. Our hike up to the top of the crater starts directly at the port. The Vulcano lava cave is a reminder of the last big eruption which occurred between 1888 and 1890. Here we will experience the fumarole air streams, a mix of steam and gas, before ascending safely at the top of the crater. After our descent we may take a bath in one of the famous hot sulphur springs (extra fee) or spend some leisure time on the beach.
Hotel in Lipari
MEALS B, D

Total duration: 3 hours
Height difference: ca.1.148 feet
Level of difficulty: intermediate

Day 9: Lipari and back to Sicily
By boat we get back to Taormina to spend the rest of the day as we please.
Hotel in the Taormina area
MEALS B,D

Day 10: Taormina area
Transfer to Rome Airport and departure
MEALS B

 

Transportation and Hotels

  • Arrival transfer from Catania Airport to the hotel in Taormina area
  • Departure transfer from the hotel in Taormina area to the Catania Airport
  • Transport by deluxe AC motor-coach as per the itinerary
  • Return boat trip from Milazzo to Lipari
  • Return boat trips from Lipari to Vulcano
  • Return boat trips from Lipari to Salina
  • Return boat trips from Lipari to Stromboli
  • 5 nights at a 4* hotel in Taormina area
  • 4 nights at a 4* hotel in Lipari

Food and Drinks

  • 9 buffet breakfasts
  • 8 4-course dinners at the hotel
  • 1 serving of maccheroni pasta on board on the way back from Stromboli
  • 1 wine tasting along the Etna wine road

Experiences and Services

  • English-speaking hiking guide for the excursion “The Godfather” and Taormina
  • English-speaking hiking guide for the excursion to Mount Etna
  • Cable-car ride up Mount Etna
  • Jeep-ride to the crater
  • English-speaking hiking guide for the excursion Syracuse and River Cyane
  • Boat-ride on River Cyane
  • Entrance to the "Neapolis" Archaeological Park
  • English-speaking hiking guide for the excursion on the Salina Island
  • English-speaking hiking guide for the excursion on the Stromboli Island
  • English-speaking hiking guide for the excursion on the Vulcano Island
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at the hotel
  • Headphones during the whole tour
  • 1 pair of ACTIVO-walking poles per person

The tour does not include:

  • Tips, everything not listed under “our package includes”
  • City taxes

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.

Our Hotels

ELIHOTEL 4* Sant’Alessio Siculo

HOTEL AKTEA 4* Lipari

The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2017 trade-show calendar.

 

4* Hotel

 
  • per person in a double room (10 to 14 passengers)
    1389 €
  • per person in a double room (15 to 19 passengers)
    1254 €
  • per person in a double room (20 to 25 passengers)
    1184 €

Additional services

  • Single room supplement from
    229 €
DATES AND PRICES 2017 between 10 and 14 passengers  between 15 and 19   passengers between 20 and 25 passengers   
         

04.01.- 04.30.17

4* Hotel € 1244,00 4* Hotel € 1109,00 4* Hotel € 1054,00  
         

04.30.- 06.30.17

4* Hotel € 1389,00 4* Hotel € 1254,00 4* Hotel € 1184,00  
         
06.30.- 08.31.17 4* Hotel € 1629,00 4* Hotel € 1479,00 4* Hotel € 1399,00  
         
08.31.- 10.01.17 4* Hotel € 1419,00 4* Hotel € 1279,00 4* Hotel € 1214,00  
         
10.01.- 10.31.17 4* Hotel € 1244,00 4* Hotel € 1109,00 4* Hotel € 1054,00  
         
Single room supplement 4* Hotel € 229,00

4* Hotel € 229,00

4* Hotel € 229,00