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Geography School Trip to Sicily Italy

5 Days from £845pp

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

Sicily is situated where the African tectonic plate is subducting beneath the Eurasian plate. This area has some fantastic opportunities for geography students to explore, from the mud pools of Vulcano to 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. Below is an example of our Sicily experience. Don't forget our in-house Travel Specialists will customise your trip to your curriculum, group size and budget.

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

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“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. ”



Arrive in Sicily and visit Cyclops Riviera

After seeing the beautiful Mediterranean and Ionian seas out of the aeroplane 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.



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.



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.




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



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