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Sicilian Volcanoes

From £881 for 8 days
Trip Overview
Striking active volcanoes, black beaches, thermal springs and a stunning cobalt sea make the Aeolians Islands a unique must-see destination. Exploring the varied landscape by boat and on foot 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 harbour, 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 (3350m), the highest and most active volcano in Europe. 
Essential Info
Starts: Start Milazzo.
Ends: End Catania.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Expedition
Trip Code: ETEL
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy, Sicily
What's Included


All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner included


7 nights in hotels, apartments and guesthouses, all rooms en suite 8 days land only / flight inclusive


Trip Highlights

•   Trek on the famous Mount Etna (3350m), the highest and most active volcano in Europe.

•   Take a guided excursion to the summit area of Stromboli with a certified volcano guide

•   Spend some time bathing in Vulcano's hot springs and mud baths

•   Follow a panoramic trail along Lipari's western and wildest coast

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 23rd Jun 2019
Returning: 30th Jun 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Jul 2019
Returning: 14th Jul 2019
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 14th Jul 2019
Returning: 21st Jul 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Sep 2019
Returning: 8th Sep 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Sep 2019
Returning: 15th Sep 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Sep 2019
Returning: 22nd Sep 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 22nd Sep 2019
Returning: 29th Sep 2019
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 6th Oct 2019
Returning: 13th Oct 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Oct 2019
Returning: 27th Oct 2019
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
We start in the harbour town of Milazzo, the gateway to the Aeolian Islands located in the northern tip of Sicily's mainland. We strongly recommend joining the group transfer at Catania airport and travelling to the start point with the group, as public transport connections from Catania to Milazzo are limited.
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Will be an unforgettable trip for me..watching. the live volcanoes was out of this world...while I knew it was a volcanoes trip rightly or wrongly I didn't expect that we'd see live volcanoes (thought it would be a big bonus if we did)..and of course the Gods had it all planned for us as Etna erupted too while we were there!.
A wonderful journey through north east Sicily and four Aeolian islands, mired only by some poor weather conditions at key stages of the trip. Our group of 15 got on well throughout and were unfazed by the challenges set by the weather.
A great trip with some interesting hikes and lots of volcano information topped by the fantastic hike to Stromboli summit. After the quite tough trek we were rewarded with an amazing display from the old crater looking down onto the current active craters. Unfortunately we could not go to the summit of Etna due to bad weather and the lower level trek seemed a disappointment after Stromboli. Quite a lot of time to rest and sample local life between walks. Hotels were good apart from Catania which was poor and would have been better to be based in Lipari town as nothing was open on a Monday night in May in Cantena.
Unreal trip. First ever trekking holiday I have been on and it was perfect. Literally can’t say a bad word about this trip. From the amazing scenery, challenging walks, watching active volcanos do its thing to the culture and history of Sicily itself, couldn’t have asked for a better trip. The group were inspirational, Benoit our guide, knowledgeable and passionate about showing us all the highlights possible and making sure we were having a great time. Perfect intro into trekking and hiking.
Great trip, good variety while sticking to the Volcano theme, great food. As a new walker I had some concerns about the walking but the pace was well measured and the support and preparation guide excellent.
Greatly structured trip, with a lot of varied trips and sights. Genny, our guide, was amazing - superb customer service!
Excellent brake saw lots great experiance
If you are not already in awe of the power of nature this trip will remind you who is in charge. Getting close to these amazing natural features, feeling the heat and smelling the sulphur is an experience well worth the effort.
Beautiful with stunning scenery, history and geology - and that was just the group!.
This was a great holiday with a good size group (10 people). I wouldn't have liked many more. Marco our guide was excellent. The trip notes were good but could perhaps be more accurate abound the difficulty leve and the need to sign safety waivers for Stromboli and Etna. We had group members who I think expected that they would be able to do the climbs but realised after Vulcan that it was beyond them. Also we had a couple who were not experienced trekkers and were a bit taken aback at the difficulty level although they persevered and made the climbs.
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