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2018 Fall Tour Dates:
Sept 17-24,
30 - Oct 7,
Oct 8-16

2019 Tour Dates:
Apr 7-14,
28-May 5,
26-June 2,
Sept 22-29,
29-Oct 5,
Oct 6-13,

Duration: 8 Days
Terrain: Options Easy to Moderate

Tour Price: $3,450
Accommodations: 3 & 4-Star
Meet/Depart: Catania/Messina

Highlights include:

  • Archeological Parks
  • Guided Mt. Etna hike
  • Aeolian Islands
  • Wineries & tastings
  • City tour of Siracusa
  • Taormina & Noto
  • Ceramics & Papyrus

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Walking Tour of Sicily, Mt Etna & Aeolian Islands - Trip Overview
"The Source of Mythological Legends"

Our walking tour in Sicily offers you the chance to explore Sicily & the Liapri Islands, also known as the Aeolie Islands. Enjoy several special private tours as you make you way through one of Europe's most important regions.
“To have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”

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Days 1-2: Siracusa

Explore an archeological park in Siracusa featuring the “Ear of Dionysis” chamber. Then spot gray heron, egret, white/black stork and flamingo before touring the baroque jewel Noto, where an ice cream artist honors tradition.

Days 3-4: Taormina & Mt. Etna
Walk into a canyon of wilderness beauty & discover dwellings from 2000 B.C. Then the ever-active Mt. Etna offers a curious reassurance of the Earth’s vitality. Climb to the crater’s ridge and enter the strange grottoes formed by the flowing lava. Our day is completed with a visit to Taormina and its ancient Greek theater, the perfect stage for Etna’s frequent light show.

Days 5-7: Islands of The Winds
Rich in Greek myth, visit at least three of the Aeolian Islands, including sulfurous Vulcano and enchanting Salina, site of the movie “II Postino.”

  • 7 nights lodging 3 and 4-star accommodations with breakfast
  • All full course dinners except 1, and 1 lunch
  • Boat ride along canals of papyrus growing region
  • Private city tour of Siracusa and archeological park visits
  • Guided Mt. Etna hike
  • Wine tasting and tour
  • Water bottles to keep & walking poles to use during hikes
  • Beverages & snacks during Walks
  • Route note, maps
  • All tour transfers including meet/depart, and luggage transfer
  • Multi-lingual guide(s)
  • All entrance fees mentioned in itinerary