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Explore impressive volcanoes and beautiful surrounding islands on this fantastic Italian family adventure holiday to the island of Sicily.

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

A visit to the interactive museum will help you understand the forces that shape Europe’s largest volcano, Mount Etna, and walks 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, before culminating with a visit to the Alcantara Gorges, an area of waterfalls and crystal-clear rock pools created by ancient volcanic eruptions.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Catania

    Arrive in Catania and transfer to your accommodation, before enjoying a sunset city tour.

  2. Day 2: Transfer to Vulcano Island

    Visit Catania’s famous fish market, before transferring by boat to Vulcano island, famous for the Laghetto dei Fanghi, where it is said the mud can cure a surprising array of ailments. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore.

  3. Day 3: Gran Cratere

    In the late afternoon, climb up to the Gran Cratere, which 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Day 5: Transfer 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 hundreds of butterflies fly around visitors.

  6. Day 6: Etna volcano walking & museum visit

    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.

  7. Day 7: Transfer Alcantara Gorges & Taormina

    This morning, visit Golde dell’Alcantara and its wild scenery. In the afternoon, visit Taormina, founded in the 5th century BC by refugees fleeing from the destruction of nearby Naxos, the pioneer Greek colony in Sicily.

  8. Day 8: Fly back to the UK

    Transfer to the airport in time for your flight back home.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,359 per adult, £1,299 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,815 per adult, £1,655 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    Our hotel offers comfortable rooms, two of which have swimming pools and a sun deck. There are a few interconnecting rooms and family rooms at the hotel (subject to availability); please enquire at the time of booking.
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts & 1 pizza dinner
  • Activities

    • City tour

    • Hiking


You can typically expect to pay from £456 for an adult, and from £356 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2018 26 May 2 Jun £1,359 £1,299 Available* Book or Enquire
2018 21 Jul 28 Jul £1,459 £1,399 Available* Book or Enquire
2018 20 Oct 27 Oct £1,359 £1,299 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 25 May 1 Jun £1,429 £1,369 Available* Book or Enquire