New for 2018! Striking active volcanoes, black beaches, thermal springs and a stunning cobalt sea make the Aeolian Islands a unique must-see destination. On this 7-night trip we'll explore the varied landscape by boat and on foot, which is without doubt the best way to take in the natural beauty and contrasts of this part of Sicily.
During the week we trek on the archipelago's best islands: Lipari, with its archaeological ruins and lively harbor, Vulcano, with its craters and famous fumaroles and fiery Stromboli, which will hopefully greet us with spectacular shows of its explosive activity. On the mainland we explore Taormina and trek on the famous Mount Etna (3,350m), the highest and most active volcano in Europe. Etna dominates the east of the island and its graceful shape is easily the most memorable and distinctive sight on Sicily. This fantastic walking holiday to Sicily offers a great mix of interesting walks, town visits (Lipari, Stromboli and Taormina) and excellent local cuisine.
We spend the week in a variety of hotels, apartments and guesthouses, each chosen for their warm hospitality and their typical Sicilian character.
This tour is rated "2 boot +" indicating that some small sections of the route are slightly more challenging than an overall rating of 2 boot.
|Meals||Continental breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 evening meal|
|Tour Starts||Catania airport (Pick up) at 20:55, transfer to hotel, 2 hours. On some departures the flight times will vary. Therefore, please call for the latest timings.|
|Tour Ends||Catania airport (Drop off) at 19:40|
|Singles||Add $465 per week|
|Other details||This holiday is unsuitable for children under 16. Not suitable for severe asthma sufferers. Includes Stromboli summit trek led by volcanologist. If you choose to book your own flights please check with us first that your chosen departure date is definit|
|Hotels||**** (3 nights), *** (3 nights), ** (2 nights) On dates marked +, you will stay at the Hotel Le Pendici in Nicolosi rather than the Hotel Sapienza on Etna South.|