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Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

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  • Explore Sicily & the Aeolian islands on this 7-night packaged holiday.
  • Stay in the popular resort town of Giardini Naxos, perfect for enjoying Sicily’s famed beaches.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Sicily’s highest point on a visit to Mt. Etna.
  • Discover a wonderfully preserved ancient Greek theatre in the town of Taormina.
  • Learn about Sicily’s history on an excursion to Syracuse & its UNESCO protected archaeological area.
  • Sail to the Aeolian Islands of Lipari & Vulcano for a day of exploring idyllic seaside villages.

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Your Guided Group Holiday To Sicily 

Join us to discover the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily, on this guided group holiday. This Italian island’s long history has resulted in a rich and unique culture that has attracted holidaymakers for centuries. On this incredible trip, we’ll discover traces of former civilisations including Phoenician settlements, Roman amphitheatres, Greek temples and Aragonese churches. We’ll also visit the highest point in Sicily, the imposing Mount Etna, and explore the Aeolian islands, an archipelago located off the northern coast of Sicily. These volcanic islands exhibit incredible natural beauty, earning them a place on UNESCO's World Heritage list. This perfectly paced holiday also allows plenty of free time to soak up the Sicilian culture on your own, with helpful recommendations from your expert guide.

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Trip Itinerary

Moderate

Activity Level: Moderate

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Travel to Sicily

Transfer to Giardini Naxos

Upon landing in Catania or Palermo, you will be met by our local representative in the airport, who will escort you to your hotel. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have. 

Mount Etna & Taormina

Trip to Mount Etna

Morning

After breakfast you will meet your guide and travel to the slopes of magnificent Mount Etna. 1900 metres above sea level, the panoramic views over the coast and countryside are breathtaking and a wonderful photo opportunity.

Explore Taormina

Afternoon

This afternoon you will visit Taormina, a charming coastal town just 6km from Giardini Naxos. Explore the colourful maze of narrow streets and terraces, and enjoy a guided tour of Taormina's famous Greek Theatre.

Catania & Piazza Armerina

Guided Tour of Catania

Morning

Enjoy a guided tour of the colourful, bustling city of Catania and admire its elegant Piazza del Duomo, home to the famous Fountain of the Elephant.

Please note, this is only available for 2020 Departures. 

Travel to Piazza Armerina

Afternoon

Afterwards, you will travel to the lovely inland town of Piazza Armerina, for a visit to the renowned Villa Romana del Casale, famous for its stunning mosaics.

Please note, this is only available for 2020 Departures.

At Leisure or Optional Activity

Free Time in Giardini Naxos

Full Day

Enjoy a day at leisure. Relax and enjoy the superb range of facilities at your hotel, take a stroll along the beach, and dip your toes in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea!

Optional Pizza Making Class

Optional half day pizza making class held in a Taormina restaurant. See optional excursions list below for further information. 

Please note, this is only available for 2020 Departures. 

Syracuse

Full Day Trip to Syracuse

Full Day

Today you will visit the spellbinding city of Syracuse, whose historic heart is located on the island of Ortigia. Sightseeing highlights include the Arethusa Fountain and Cathedral, as well as the city's UNESCO protected archaeological area, with its Greek Theatre, the Latomie and the spectacular Ear of Dionysius.

Aeolian Islands of Lipari & Vulcano

Fully Guided Tour of Aeolian Islands

Full Day

Today, you will enjoy a wonderful adventure to the Aeolian Islands, famous for appearing in Greek mythical literature.You will set off from Milazzo in the Northeast of Sicily, starting with a visit to Lipari, where you can explore the charming old town.Then you will sail to Vulcano, where you can admire the rock formations, caves and crystal clear waters of Aeolian legend, before returning to Milazzo, viewing the picturesque village of Gelso and its lighthouse en route.

At Leisure

Explore Sicily at Your Own Pace

Full Day

Take a day relax by the bright blue sea and perhaps make an independent return visit to nearby Taormina. Your guide will be happy to make suggestions of places to see and things to do in the area.

Return Home

Depart Sicily

Today you will transfer to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer Reviews

Hotels Available

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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