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Adventure School Trip to Sicily Italy

5 Days from £1010pp

based on 36 students and 4 free teacher places, Apr-May or Oct 2025 excluding school holiday peak dates

With its stunning coastlines, sunny weather and volcanic landscapes, Sicily makes for an excellent activity week trip for students of all ages.

Sicily is a unique destination where you can fit sightseeing, pizza making, river tubing and climbing and hiking around Mount Etna, in one incredible trip!

Below is an example itinerary but our Travel Specialists can help you build an adventure trip that suits your school, curriculum and budget.

What's included

  • Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
  • Hold Luggage for All Passengers
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Full Board
  • Expert guide on days 1 to 4
  • Activities: Orange Plantation Experience, Pizza Making, Mount Etna visit, Southern Flank Hike and Lava Cave ‘Cassone’, Alcantara Gorge River Tubing, Snorkelling at Cyclops Riviera, Day trip to Aeolian island of Vulcano
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“The staff and students have had a wonderful trip to Sicily. Discover the World Education organised this for us and helped us massively with itineraries, risk assessments etc. To see Mt Etna was an amazing experience, and it was brilliant to discuss with residents how living near the most active volcano in Europe has shaped their landscape and their lives.”



Catania, Orange Plantation and Pizza Making

Your group will fly into Catania airport, the main airport in Sicily, where you will meet your driver and hit the ground running with some free time for sightseeing in Taormina.

Your foodie day continues in Taormina with a dinner made by your students themselves! Students will learn about traditional pizza making before building their own dinner with all their favourite toppings.



Mount Etna Hike and Lava Cave

On day 2 you will be introduced to Sicily’s most infamous resident, Mount Etna. Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and stands at an imposing 3,350m tall.

You will begin your tour by travelling part way up the mountain by cable car before boarding 4×4 vehicles to reach the summit of Etna.

Your experienced alpine guide will walk you around the crater rim which you take in the once-in-a-lifetime views from the top of the volcano.

Next, your group will embark on a half-day trek known as the Mount Etna Southern Flank Hike.

This hike begins with the ‘Black Mountain of the Pines’ nature trail which highlights Etna’s volcanic and botanical highlights.

You’ll continue on to Stazione Sud to see the otherworldly Martian landscape of the Silvestri Craters before strapping on helmets and head torches and entering the Cassone lava cave.



River Tubing and Snorkelling

The Alcantara River was once blocked by a lava flow from Mount Etna, thousands of years ago. As a result, the river found new paths and carved ravines and gorges around the area. Today these ravines have created an amazing opportunity for water sports.

Your group will take to the water with the help of expert guides for either River Trekking or River Tubing.

You’ll navigate natural water slides and river crossings while wearing wetsuits helmets, life jackets and shoes plus, depending on the water level, you may also be able to float down the river in rubber tubes to ride the waves.

Now that you have experienced the river you will head to the sea for more water activities.

Discover the magnificent coastline between Acireale and the Cyclops Riviera by boat on your Tour. Then see the coastline from a different angle as you snorkel through the clear waters.



Crater Hike and Mud Baths on Vulcano

The Aeolian Islands are a small archipelago north of Sicily. The islands are very popular with tourists in the summer.

You will be visiting the island of Vulcano, named after the Roman god of Fire Vulcan.

Ascend to the ‘Gran Cratere’ (main volcanic crater) with a trekking guide to experience the dramatic scenery and ocean views.

On your return to the main town, you might like to visit the thermal mud pools where you can bathe in warm, therapeutic mud.



Travel home

Your students will pick up any last-minute souvenirs and head to the airport ready to tell their classmates about their unforgettable school trip to Sicily.


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