5D/4N - 2020 Sicily & Aeolian Islands Escapade

5D/4N - 2020 Sicily & Aeolian Islands Escapade

    Sicliy & Aeolian Islands Escapade

    Catania-Taormina-Syacus-Milazzo-Lipari-Panarea-Stromboli-Lipari-Vulcano-Etna Volcano-Taormina-Catania

    8days/7nights, Catania-Catania

    2020 depart:  every Sun Mar 01- Oct 25
    Cost from:  $1780 pp twin share (s/sup $1140)


day 01 Catania-Taormina

Arrival at Catania airport. Meet your driver and enjoy a private transfer to Taormina

day 02 Taormina– Syracuse - Taormina

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a regular excursion (with other participants) to discover Syracuse.

Move to the meeting point by your own. Meet your guide and departure to the city of Syracuse, in the south of Taormina, which is one of the oldest Greek colonies in Sicily and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Upon arrival in Syracuse we will visit the Archaeological Area of ​​the 5C bC. With the Greek Theater, the Roman Amphitheater, the Altar of Iron II and the Latomies of Paradise with the Ear of Dionysus. Then, visit the island of Ortigia, historic center, with the Temple of Apollo, the Cathedral, the important baroque church built on an ancient temple and the Fountain of Aretusa with the famous papyrus plant. Free time to walk in the city. Return to Taormina in the afternoon.

day 03 Taormina – Milazzo - Lipari

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure to discover Taormina: located on the summit of the picturesque rock of Mount Taurus (204m altitude). Free time for shopping, to discover the romantic streets of the city or to visit the famous Greek Theater from where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama, both of Etna and the Ionian Sea

In the early afternoon, at the scheduled time, enjoy a private transfer to Milazzo port. Embark on a regular public ferry to reach the main Aeolian Island. Enjoy a shuttle transfer from Lipari’s port to the hotel. Accommodation

day 04 Lipari

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit the 'island of Lipari by regular bus (with other participants) through the villages of Pianoconte, Quattropani and Acquacalda with stops at places of tourist interest, as well as the pumice quarries. At the end of the visit we suggest a walking tour on your own from the center through the streets of the city of Lipari, where you can also visit, if you wish, the archaeological museum. Afternoon at leisure.

day 05 Lipari - Panarea - Stromboli - Lipari

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a regular excursion (with other participants) to the islands of Panarea and Stromboli.

At the indicated time, meet the guide in the port of Lipari for the boat trip to the island of Panarea. Tour of the island, passing through the famous bay of Cala Junco and the small islands in front of Panarea. We will moor in the port of Panarea and have free time to walk. During the boat trip, if time permits, we will have the opportunity to bathe in the crystal clear waters of the islands. In the afternoon departure by boat to the island of Stromboli. Arrival at the port of the town of Stromboli. Free time to walk on the island or possibility to reach the observatory (280 m.). At the end of the afternoon departure by boat to the Sciara del Fuoco, where we will stop with the ship to admire the explosive activity of the volcano that can be perfectly seen only in the dark. Back to Lipari at night.

day 06 Lipari - Vulcano - Taormina

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave your luggage at the hotel’s deposit. At the indicated time, meet the guide in the port of Lipari for the boat trip to the island of Vulcano: we will perform the circumnavigation of the island of Vulcano, starting from the bone northwest side from Vulcanello, passing through the bay of “the black sands ", from" the cave of the horse "and" the pool of Venus ". The tour continues on the southeast side of the island of Vulcano under the 'great crater'. Arrival at the port of Vulcano. Free time available. In the afternoon back to Lipari. Then transfer to Lipari’s port and embark on a regular public ferry to Milazzo. Arrive in Milazzo. Private transfer to your accommodation in Taormina area.

day 07 Taormina – Etna Volcano – Taormina

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a half-day regular excursion (with other participants) to discover the highest active volcano in Europe. Meet your guide and departure to Etna, a UNESCO site since 2013, giving us the opportunity to travel the slopes of the mountain, as well as the climb to 1800 meters approx where we will visit the Wild Craters (ancient active craters off today). Optional ascent (SUPPLEMENT TO PAID at the time) by cable car and/or jeeps up to 2,500 meters. Return to Taormina. Rest of day at leisure.

day 08 Taormina – Catania

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer to Catania airport where your tour comes to an end.

Inclusions: - 4 star accomodation, regular ferry tickets Milazzo-Lipari-Milazzo Attention: once the tickets are issued, there will be no refund in case of cancellation or amendments, private car and driver at disposal for the following transfers: Catania airport to Taormina hotel, Taormina hotel to Milazzo port, Milazzo port to Taormina hotel, Taormina hotel to Catania airport, Shuttle transfers (including luggage) from Lipari port to hotel (roundtrip), Regular excursions (with other participants) including multilingual tour escort and transportation as following: full day excursion to Syracuse from Taormina , Lipari tour (aprox 1 hour) by regular bus from Lipari

Panarea & Stromboli full day excursion from Lipari, Vulcano half day excursion from Lipari, Etna South half day excursion from Taormina ATTENTION: CLIENTS NEED TO MOVE TO THE DEPARTURE POINTS BY THEIR OWN – NO PICK UP AT HOTEL We will send meeting point and timings one day prior the excursions directly to clients’ hotel, Vat

Hotels: Taormina- Hotel Monte Tauro 4* / Hotel Villa Diodoro 4* / Hotel Miramare 4* / Hotel Excelsior Palace 4*, Lipari -Hotel Villa Meligunis 4* / Hotel Mea 4* / Hotel Cutimare 4*

Exclusions: - city tax,entrance fees, meals, tips and personal extras

Notes: For logistic and technical reasons, the itinerary may be modified without prior notice

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