Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Sicily & the Aeolian IslandsItaly
Fully GuidedFully Guided
77 Nights
Half Board
Transport: Flights & TransfersFlights & Transfers

    Your Guided Group Holiday To Sicily  

    Join us to discover Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, 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 guided Italy 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

    Activity Level 3

    Activity Level: Moderate

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    Travel to Sicily


    Transfer to Giardini Naxos

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



    Mount Etna & Taormina


    Trip to Mount Etna

    Time: MorningMorning

    Let’s join our guide this morning for a full day excursion discovering this fascinating Mediterranean island.  Following breakfast, we will travel to the slopes of magnificent Mount Etna to savour panoramic views over the coast and countryside.

    Explore Taormina

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon we visit hilltop Taormina, a delightful coastal town just 6km from Giardini Naxos. With our guide, we will explore the colourful maze of narrow streets and terraces.  Our walking tour will include a guided tour of the famous Greek Theatre.

    At Leisure


    Free Time in Giardini Naxos

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today is a free day, to relax and discover the charms of Giardini Naxos.  Unwind as you enjoy the superb range of facilities at the hotel or take a stroll along the beach to dip your toes in the Mediterranean Sea!   

    Our expert local guide will be happy to suggest activities and advise on must-see local highlights.

    At Leisure


    Free Time in Giardini Naxos

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today will be free for relaxing, shopping and sightseeing at your own pace. Our guide will be pleased to suggest places of interest to see and visit and provide information on getting around in the local area.



    Full Day Trip to Syracuse

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Join us for a full day guided excursion to include a city tour of the spellbinding city of Syracuse, whose historic heart is located on the island of Ortigia.  We will discover many highlights today including the Arethusa Fountain, the fascinating Cathedral, as well as the city’s UNESCO protected archaeological area.   

    The Archaeological Park of Neapolis is home to the Greek Theatre, the fascinating Latomie caves and the Ear of Dionysius, a 23 metre high grotto with exceptional acoustic properties

    Aeolian Islands of Lipari & Vulcano


    Fully Guided Tour of Aeolian Islands

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    This morning, let’s join our guide on a wonderful adventure to the Aeolian Islands!  We travel by coach to Milazzo in the northeast of Sicily where we will continue our journey by boat.  Our first visit is to Lipari where we have time to explore the charming old town before sailing to Vulcano. Here we’ll discover the rock formations, caves and crystal-clear waters of Aeolian legend before returning to Milazzo, viewing the picturesque village of Gelso and its lighthouse on our journey.

    At Leisure


    Explore Sicily at Your Own Pace

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today is a free day, to relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding area. Perhaps take a trip to Taormina for some last-minute souvenirs, enjoy a delicious gelato or savour a lazy lunch of local delicacies.

    Return Home


    Depart Sicily

    Today we will check out of our hotel and settle any charges incurred, we will be transferred to Catania for our return flight home. 


    Please Note: For 26 September & 10 October departures you will fly in and out of Palermo with Ryanair. 

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    Know before you go

    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.

    Do I need a Visa?

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

    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.

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