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Geography School Trip to Sicily


5 days from £715pp

based on 36 students travelling with 4 free teacher places travelling Oct 2023 excluding key school holiday peak dates

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is situated where the African tectonic plate is subducting beneath the Eurasian plate. This area has some fantastic attractions and excursions for geography students to explore, from the mud pools of Vulcano, to Europe’s giant, Mount Etna.

Day by day your students will have the opportunity to see some of the world’s most active volcanoes, discover ancient Greek ruins and taste incredible food all within a great value itinerary.


What's included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick, Manchester, Luton or Bristol
  • Hold luggage
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Full board basis
  • Professional guide on days 1 to 4
  • Activities as per itinerary including Mount Etna hike
  • Our Covid Assurance
There was a wow moment every day. The pupils were challenged and rewarded by climbing Vulcano and the River Trekking. It widened their horizons personally and geographically.
Mr Parker, Amery Hill School
Day 1

Arrive in Sicily and visit Cyclops Riviera

After seeing the beautiful Mediterranean and Ionian seas out of the airplane window on your approach to Catania, your students will be bursting to get closer to the blue waters.

Your trip begins with the crash of waves and salty sea air on the dramatic coastline of the Cyclops Riviera. There are cliffs, caves, arches and stumps for your students to study and these coastal formations also have a unique mythological history, which your guide will explain during your visit.

Day 2

Mount Etna - Southern Flank Hike and Lava Cave 'Cassone'

Students will begin their ascent of Mount Etna via the cable car, where they will see brilliant panoramas of Catania below. The cable car will take them 2500m of the 3,000m mountain and the rest of the journey will be taken by 4×4 drive.

The 4x4s will zigzag up the black tephra to reach the summit of the volcano where your guide will begin your tour.

You’ll see Etna from a different angle in your next activity, a hike on Etna’s Southern Flank. Led by an experienced guide your group will learn about the history of the volcano and see first-hand how the lava flows have scarred the landscape and provided unique environments for various flora and fauna.

To round off your Etna experience your group will also enter Cassone lava cave, donned in hard hats and head torches and visit Museo dell’Etna offering a modern and interactive vision of volcanology.

Day 3

Alcantara Gorge and Taormina

Visit the Alcantara Gorge, the canyon formed by an eruption from Mount Etna. The 50m walls of the canyon are lined with basalt columns hinting to their volcanic story. These clear waters are popular with locals who enjoy swimming in the waters of this unspoiled landscape.

Your Sicily tour continues with the historic site of Taormina, a must-see place to visit, especially for the view of Etna in the distance.


Day 4

Island of Vulcano

Today you will be visiting the Island of Vulcano named after the Roman God of Fire Vulcan.

You will ascend to the ‘Gran Caterer’ (main volcanic crater) with your trekking guide to experience the dramatic scenery and impressive ocean views.

On your descend, you might like to visit the relaxing thermal mud pools, where you can bathe in warm therapeutic mud.

Day 5

Transfer to Airport - Fly from Catania to UK

Wave goodbye to Sicily until your next trip!

Trip Notes:

This school trip price has been based on a group of 36 Students + 4 Teachers travelling in October 2023 excluding key school holiday peak dates. As with all our itineraries there is a whole range of excursions and additions to include or exclude from your itinerary so to get the most accurate price for your group size and departure time, speak to a travel specialist for a no obligation quote.
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