8 days and 7 nights: Discovering the active volcanoes of Sicily. Prices from € 490
The Tour of the Aeolian-Etna Volcanoes is a fantastic itinerary through the Volcanoes of Sicily, to discover the suggestive Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe and the wonderful Aeolian islands: Panarea and the beautiful bay of Cala Junco, Stromboli and its always active volcano, of the green Salina, the largest Lipari and finally Vulcano where according to Greek mythology there were the forges of "Hephaestus" the god of fire. This tour is ideal in any season from spring to autumn, it can be customized and modified according to guests' needs or if the weather conditions are not favorable; it is suitable for lovers of the sea, nature walks and breathtaking landscapes .. a non-demanding tour that can be integrated with many optional excursions to meet every need. Immediate confirmation of the Tour with a minimum of 2 participants, departures from April to October every week on Friday or Saturday.
The price includes:
Round-trip transfers from the port of Lipari to the hotel
Accommodation in 3-star hotel or B&B, room and breakfast.
Multilingual guide on the Aeolian Islands
Sea passes as scheduled with private or scheduled boats
Local guide for the archaeological park of Lipari
The fee does not include:
Transfers start / end tour
Intermediate transfers from / to the port to start / end excursions
Transfer from Lipari to Catania
Admissions where provided to monuments, museums and archaeological sites.
Climbing guide to Stromboli and / or Vulcano crater, equipment rental.
Any local taxes (landing tax and access to volcanoes)
Anything not expressly mentioned under "The fee includes".
Upon request with supplement:
Half board with fixed menu, with meals eaten in hotels or in external restaurants.
Airport transfer and / or connections by plane / ship / train to reach Sicily and the Aeolian islands.
Optional extra visits:
Visit Cave di Caolino and Castellaro winery with tasting.
Winery visit to Salina with tasting.
Boat tour of Lipari island
Car / scooter rental
Minitour by boat with stop at the Faraglioni at sunset
Night boat tour with squid fishing
Snorkeling or Diving in the sea of Lipari
Dinner on the beach with grilled fish
The name of the hotel, according to the chosen category, will be communicated 10 days before departure.
Type of accommodation:
B&B ***: Malvasia b & b or similar
Hotel *** Borgo Eolie Hotel or similar
Hotel **** on request with supplement
Wind and sea rule over the islands. And to the wind and the sea we leave the decision on the order in which the stages of this journey take place.
The program can therefore undergo variations due to weather conditions or impediments due to causes of force majeure.
Arrival in Lipari and hotel accommodation. In the evening, meeting with our guide and presentation of the tour itinerary. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Visit of the center walking through the narrow streets of the town of Lipari. Visit of the archaeological park with local guide and of the Cathedral, tour of the island by bus and panoramic stops in the most beautiful points of the island. Free lunch, in the afternoon trek / walk from the center to the Observatory / San Salvatore area. Free dinner and an overnight stay in hotel.
Breakfast. * Departure for Panarea in the late morning. Passage to the famous bays of Calajunco with the possibility of a bath break. Free lunch. free time available for visiting the island. In the afternoon after a swim stop in Lisca Bianca and Basiluzzo boarding for Stromboli and circumnavigation of Strombolicchio. Free dinner and free time at disposal for the visit of Stromboli. At dusk, departure for the "Sciara del Fuoco" to witness the volcanic eruptions. Return to the hotel and overnight.* Alternative Climbing Stromboli (if accessible): Departure for Stromboli in the late morning, stop for a swim in Panarea, boat ride from Ginostra, from the Sciara del Fuoco and Strombolicchio. Visit to the village of Stromboli and meet at the meeting with the climbing guides.
Breakfast. Departure for Salina along the eastern side of Lipari. Possibility of swimming break at the Pumice Quarries Arrival in Santa Marina Salina. Tour of the island by bus with optional visit to the Malvasia estate, panoramic stop in Pollara (set of the film "Il Postino") and end of the bus tour in Lingua. Free lunch. Return to Lipari, skirting the Faraglioni of Pietra Menalda and Pietralonga, free dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the island of Vulcano. Stop for a swim at the "Spiaggia di Vinci" along the faraglioni. Arrival at the "black sands" beach. Climb to the Gran Cratere with our guide from where to admire a fabulous view, return to the village and the possibility of bathing in mud and sulphurous waters. Return in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Autonomous departure (with Hephaestus assistance) for Milazzo or Messina and then Catania center. Free time for a tour in the center of Catania and free meals. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast. Tour on Mount Etna, the most active volcano in the world, small group hiking tour. Travel aboard a 4X4 vehicle or minivan to reach the starting point of a medium-difficulty trekking excursion along the lunar landscape of Etna in the depression of the Valle del Bove, with an exploratory visit in a lava tunnel included and panoramic views of the Ionian Sea. Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Catania included.
Breakfast and end of our tour.