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Highlights of the Aeolian Islands

Highlights of the Aeolian Islands

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,693 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Code
    MEN-19-7465
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    30 Sep 2019
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,693 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Code
    MEN-19-7465
  • Travel From
    01 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    30 Sep 2019
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodationInclusionInclusion English-speaking tour guideMealsMeals All meals as per itineraryTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to airportTransportationTransportation Transport by boatTransportationTransportation Transportation by air-conditioned bus

Summary

Unique experiences await you on the volcanic archipelago of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This escorted group tour takes you on a journey to the Aeolian Islands to witness nature’s awe-inspiring wonders. Board a hovercraft or ferry in Milazzo and set sail to the beautiful island of Lipari. Enjoy a walking tour around the town and then explore the whole island by bus. Join boat excursions to the islands of Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Salina and Vulcano to see breathtaking views of the bay and to visit small yet charming villages, including Pollara, which was built on the remains of an ancient crater. For a bucket list-worthy experience, you can hike up a volcano to see a crater or swim in energising sulphur mud baths.

This tour departs from Catania.

Highlights

  • Excursions to the seven inhabited Aeolian Islands
  • Tasting the sweet Malvasia wine
  • Swimming in crystal clear waters
  • Viewing the magnificent volcano of Stromboli at twilight
  • Bathing in the sulphur mud baths of Vulcano

Itinerary

Day 1, Catania - Lipari
Arrive at Catania Airport. Group transfer to Milazzo to take hovercraft or ferry to the island of Lipari. Check in at hotel. Meet with guide before dinner. Dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 2, Lipari
Breakfast in the hotel. Walking tour through the streets of the town of Lipari. Optional visit of the ancient acropolis where the archaeological museum can be found. Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon, explore the Island by bus, crossing the towns of Pianoconte, Quattropani and Acquacalda with stops at various panoramic points such as Quatrocchi & Quattropiani and at the Pumice Caves. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Day 3, Panarea & Stromboli with optional walk to the crater
Breakfast in the hotel. Late morning departure by boat to the island of Panarea, passing by the famous Calajunico Bay and the small islands in front of Panarea. Mooring at the main village and free time. Possible time for a swim, weather permitting. Free time for lunch.

After lunch, departure by boat to the island of Stromboli, mooring directly in the village. For those people who choose to walk to the crater, meet with a guide and trek to the crater. Later in the evening, for those who have decided not to trek to the crater, go out to sea in front of the crater flow to see the volcanic activity by night. Return to Stromboli harbour to pick up the guests who have trekked to the crater. Late night return to Lipari. Overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Day 4, Lipari
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day to relax with the possibility to explore the island of Lipari independently. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Day 5, Filicudi & Alicudi
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion by boat to the islands of Filicudi & Alicudi, passing by the north west side of the island of Lipari. On arrival on Filicudi, stop at the port village. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, take a boat trip around the island, passing by the Blue Grotto, the small village of Pecorini Mare and round the Capo Graziano point, following on to Alicudi, with a short stop on the island. Possibility of a swim, weather permitting. Return to Lipari by boat in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Day 6, Salina
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure by boat for the island of Salina, the green island. Arrival at Santa Marina Salina with a short stop before following on by bus for a trip around the island. Passing through Leni, arrive at Valdichiesa to visit the Madonna del Terzito sanctuary. Follow on to Pollara, a small village built on the remains of an ancient crater where incredible views of the bay can be admired and where the famous film “il Postino” was filmed. Follow on to Lingua and its lake (an old Salt Lake); here, the tour finishes by coach. In the afternoon, return to Lipari by boat. Free time is given for lunch. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Day 7, Vulcano
Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion by boat to the island of Vulcano. Travel along the south east side of the island of Lipari to the port of Vulcano. Tour around the island starting from the north west side, passing by Vulcanello, the Bay of Black Sand, the Grotte del Cavallo and the Pool of Venus until arriving at the small harbour village of Gelso (where, weather permitting, there will be a short stop). The trip follows around the island along the south east coast until arriving under the Grand Crater Volcano and following on to the eastern port. During this part of the trip, a swim is possible, weather permitting. Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon, time can be dedicated to exploring the island with the possibility of a swim in the mud baths (old swim costume recommended), in the sulphur waters and the black beaches or a hike up to the crater to admire the fabulous views.

Return to Lipari by boat. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B, D)

Day 8, Lipari - Catania
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure from Lipari to Milazzo by hovercraft of ferry. Group transfer to Catania Airport.

Inclusions

  • 7-night accommodation in a 3 or 4-star hotel
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport by boats, ferries and buses
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Return group transfers

Important Notes

  • This itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Shorter itineraries are available. Contact us for details.

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