- Walking tour
- Natural landmarks sightseeing
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- duration 8 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- minimum participants 4
- age requirement 16- yrs
- max group size 15
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-17396
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Walk on the lava strewn slopes of Mount Etna and Aeolian island of Vulcano
- Explore the quiet trails of the Nebrodi Mountains and Pantalica Gorge
- Spend time in pretty Taormina and climb Monte Venere for stunning coastal views
Enjoy a week of walking among the diverse landscapes of eastern Sicily, based in a welcoming family-run hotel close to the beach in Giardini Naxos. Hikes include the lava and pumice strewn landscapes of iconic Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano and the Nebrodi Mountains National Park, one of Sicily's wildest scenic places.
Aeolian Islands - Catch a ferry to the island of Vulcano and climb to the crater rim
Taormina and Syracusa - Time to explore the streets and ancient sites of these picturesque towns
Pantalica Gorge - Easy walking in a limestone gorge by an ancient UNESCO-listed necropolis
Day 1 : Join trip at the seaside town of Giardini Naxos
Day 2 : Walking on the slopes of Mount Etna
Day 3 : Ferry to the Aeolian Island of Vulcano; crater climb
Day 4 : Monte Venere walk with amazing coastal views
Day 5 : Free day; options to visit Taormina or 'Godfather' mountain towns
Day 6 : Walking in the Pantalica Gorge; visit to Syracusa
Day 7 : Hiking in the Lake District of the Nebrodi Mountains
Day 8 : Trip ends in Giardini Naxos
- 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
- Hotel Villa Linda (7 nights)
- Explore Tour Leader / Trek Guide
- Boat Crew
- Any international flights to/from Giardini Naxos are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Walking In Sicily tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking In Sicily tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 23 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 November 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Walking In Sicily tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Walking In Sicily tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72 hours of departure.
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