Sicily Explorer

Volcanoes of Sicily

8 days

On this family adventure holiday to Sicily you'll find deep gorges, bubbling volcanoes, pristine beaches and make legendary family memories.


8 days

Sicily Family Adventure Holiday

On a family adventure holiday to Sicily you will explore impressive volcanoes and beautiful surrounding islands.

A visit to the interactive museum will help you understand the forces that shape Europe's largest volcano, Mount Etna. Walking around volcanoes and up to their craters will really bring this island to life for you and your family. Enjoy striking black sand beaches on the rural island of Vulcano and the impressive views of neighbouring islands. Finish the tour with a visit to the Alcantara Gorges, an area of waterfalls and crystal-clear rock pools created by ancient volcanic eruptions.

  • Climb up to the Gran Cratere on Vulcano
  • Hike the lunar landscapes of Mount Etna
  • Visit an interactive volcano museum
  • See the crystal clear waters of Alcantara Gorges
  • Boat trip to Stromboli island
  • Explore the historic town of Taormia

Here's a taster of your family holiday in Sicily. For more details please see itinerary tab and trip notes.

Day 1 - Fly to Catania. Sunset city tour.

Day 2 - Take the boat to Vulcano Island.

Day 3 - Climb Vulcano's Gran Cratere.

Day 4 - Visit Stombli.

Day 5 - On to Mount Etna National Park.

Day 6 - Lave Museum and hiking Mt Etna.

Day 7 - Alcantara Gorges and Taormina.

Day 8 - Return flight home

Day 1 - Fly to Catania
Arrival in Catania airport and transfer to your accommodation. Sunset city tour.
Day 2. To Vulcano Island
Visit Catania's famous vish market. Transfer by boat to Vulcano island. The island is famous for the Laghetto dei Fanghi, where it is said the mud can cure a surprising array of ills. the rest of the afternoon is free to explore.
Day 3. Gran Cratere
This afteroon, climb up to the Gran Cratere in the late afternoon. The Gran Cratere can be walked with ease on a well-graded path. Before reaching the highest point you will have the chance to admire the view of the neighbouring islands. This evening enjoy a pizza dinner.
Day 4. Visit Stromboli
Travel by boat to the enchanting island of Stromboli. Walk to the "stream of fire" where you can sometimes see the islands volcanic activity as lava flows out and plunges directly into the sea.
Day 5. To Etna National Park
Take the hydrofoil back to Milazzo and continue to your accommodation in the volcanic landscape surrounding Mt Etna. Visit a tropical greenhouse where hunderes of butterflies fly around visitors.
Day 6. Etna volcano walking & museum
Visit of the Volcano and Lava Museum, which deals with volcanism and the natural effects connected with the lava from the largest volcano in Europe. It is an interactive museum that will capture children's attention. Follow one of the several path of the Park of Etna. The amazing scenery will captivate you.
Day 7. To Alcantara Gorges & Taormina
Visit Golde dell'Alcantara and its wild scenery. Visit Taormina in the afternoon, founded in the 5th century BC by refugees fleeing from the destruction of nearby Naxos, the pioneer Greek colony in Sicily.
Day 8 - Return flight
Transfer to the airport in time for the flight.
  • Where will we stay?: 7 nights in hotels
  • What meals are included?: 7 breakfasts, 1 pizza dinner
  • How do we travel?: Minibus, boat, hydrofoil & on foot
  • Trip code: FISE
  • Age guide: 8 - 18

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