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Sicily's Aeolian Islands. Tour and excursions

By Friday, 24 September 2021 19:10
Lipari (Aeolian Islands) - Sicily Lipari (Aeolian Islands) - Sicily

1st Day - CATANIA / MILAZZO / LIPARI

Arrival in Catania, meet the driver and depart for Milazzo. Take the ferry to Lipari in the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago off the Sicilian coast, where we will spend the next five nights. Arrival in Lipari and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon free time to explore Lipari or swim in the hotel’s pool. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

2nd Day - LIPARI AND VULCANO EXCURSION

After breakfast at the hotel we meet in Marina Corta. Starting from the small port we discover the south-east coast of Lipari admiring its natural beauty and the imposing Petra Longa and Petra Menalda rocky formations before heading to Vulcano, and island of sulphur and mud which has a dormant volcano.  

On Vulcano we will make a prolonged stop with time to visit the village, try the thermal muds, discover charming beaches, have lunch and even climb the crater. Back on board we will make a panoramic tour of the island to admire breathtaking locations visible only from the sea, such as the Venus Pool, and the Grotta del Cavallo, Grotta Abate and Baia del Gelso coves. We will make stops for swimming and snorkelling and the captain will offer guests a tasting of the local Malvasia wine. Return to Lipari around 19.00. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 3 - PANAREA AND STROMBOLI EXCURSION

After breakfast at the hotel we meet in Marina Corta and head for Panarea, the Pearl of the Aeolian Archipelago. We will discover the beautiful bays of Cala Junco, Caletta Zimmari and Capo Millazzese which has a prehistoric village, and then stop for a relaxing swim, to visit the Lovers’ Cave, stroll through the town’s little streets and have lunch at the port

We will then make a panoramic tour of the islets stopping for a swim and to admire the phenomenon of the sea that seems to boil. We then continue towards Stromboli and its port tol visit a characteristic village and have dinner.  We will visit Strombolicchio, a volcanic nek in the shape of a medieval castle, and the Sciara del Fuoco to witness the suggestive spectacle of the eruption of this magnificent volcano from the sea, as we enjoy a glass of Malvasia and some typical local biscuits offered by the captain. The day starts at 12.00 and ends around 22:00/22:30. Dinner not included, return to the hotel and overnight stay.

4th Day - LIPARI AND SALINA EXCURSION

After breakfast we will head to the port of Marina Corta for boarding. We will pass Monte Rosa and the village of Canneto coming to white beaches where we can admire the old pumice quarry complex and take a relaxing swim in crystal clear waters. In the village of Acquacalda we can admire the obsidian flow,before heading to Salina where we can cool off with a swim in the refreshing waters of Capofaro. We continue to the picturesque Arco del Perciato and the enchanting and characteristic Bay of Pollara, made famous by the film Il Postino with Massimo Troisi, stopping again for a swim. Lunch in Lingua where we will stop for two hours to visit the salt lake and enjoy some of the island's gastronomic specialties such as u pani cunzatu, a famous local bread roll with tomatoes, anchovy fillets and cheese and the famous local graniet (not included) granita water ice.

In the afternoon we discover Lipari’s west coast with cliffs overlooking the sea, coves and caves and the imposing Petra Longa and Petra Menalda rock formations, and end the day with a last swim and a tasting of the local Malvasia wine offered by the captain. Departure 10.00 and return to Lipari around 17.00. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

5th Day - LIPARI FREE

Breakfast at the hotel, free day. You can spend a lazy day on the beach or set up a boat trip with a private driver or by yourselves - the max 40 horsepower engines do not require a boat license. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

6th day - LIPARI - FERRY TO MILAZZO - CATANIA

After breakfast transfer to the port and travel by ferry from Lipari to Milazzo, where we will board our private vehicle and continue to Catania airport. End of our services.

 

Net rates:

Price per person in double room min. 2 people € 1485.00

Price per person in double room min. 4 people € 1375.00

Price per person in double room min. 6 people € 1265.00

Single room supplement for 5 nights € 275.00

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private transfers to / from Catania / Port of Milazzo
  • Transfer Port of Milazzo / Hotel / Port of Milazzo
  • 5 Nights hotel in Lipari (3 or 4 stars according to availability)  Hotel Rocce Blue or similar
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Hydrofoil Milazzo / Lipari/ Milazo
  • Excursion by private boat to the islands from the 2nd to the 4th day
  • Medical cancellation insurance (includes lost or delayed baggage, trip cancellation due to epidemic illness or quarantine),

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Entrance fees, tips and extras in general, drinks with meals Anything not expressly indicated in "the price includes".

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