Wed, 03 Oct | Sicily

Sicily Adventure – Hiking Etna, Sightseeing In Taormina & The Godfather

Would you like to hike up the most active volcano in Europe, visit Catania known as the “black pearl of the Mediterranean sea” and see one of most beautiful towns in Italy, Taormina? Go on a tour and visit the locations where the iconic film ‘The Godfather’ was produced.
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Sicily Adventure – Hiking Etna, Sightseeing In Taormina & The Godfather

Time & Location

03 Oct 2018, 07:00 – 07 Oct 2018, 23:00
Sicily, Sicily, Italy

About the event

Highlights:

CLIMB Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, witness the enormous lava stream created by the 2002 eruption before stopping at an elevation of 1900 meters above sea level.

SAMPLE the best Sicilian cuisine and EXPERIENCE the island’s rich and varied history.

VISIT Taormina, the pearl of Sicily and the villages where “The Godfather” was filmed

LEARN Mafia history: Step back in time in Savoca, Forza D’Agrò and Castelmola and ENJOY an introduction to the real Sicily, exploring the towns of Savoca and Forza D’Agro.

What's included:

• 4 nights in a centrally located hotel in Catania

• Daily breakfasts

• Guided Etna Volcano Hike

• Guided day trip to The Godfather movie locations

• Day trip to Taormina (by train) with a guided city tour

What`s excluded:

• flights

• food & drinks (with the exception of breakfasts)

Price:

Early Bird: £459 applies if paid in full by 3rd of August* £499 afterwards

* this means both parts, the deposit and the second payment; paypal fees are excluded.

Once the deposit of £150 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip.

If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Email us for bank details.

Once the payment is done, please get in touch with us before you will book your flights.

Recommended Flights*:

3rd of October, Easy Jet, London Gatwick-Catania, 15.55-20:00;

7tf of October, Easy Jet, Catania-London Gatwick, 16.30-18.45;

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them.

Plan of the trip (subject to change)

Day 1

  • Easy Jet flight from London to Catania (not included)
  • Meeting at the Catania Airport
  • Transfer to our hotel (included)

Day 2

  • Breakfast (included)
  • Transfer to the Etna by minibus.
  • This beautiful route will allow us to discover the north side of the highest active volcano in Europe. During the hike, walking through some fairly challenging trekking paths, we will reach some beautiful viewing points, experience the thrill of entering into alava cave, walk on extinct volcanic cones, admire a centuries-old oak (about 800 years old !) and finally walk on the '92 lava which threatened the town of Zafferana Etnea.
  • Transfer to Catania (included)
  • Dinner and drinks

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Godfather tour

The tour is a real insight into Sicily, the locals, their culture and everyday way of life. It’s a drive across the roads and villages of the most beautiful hidden corners of this area, way off the beaten track. We will discover the beautiful villages of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò where Francis Ford Coppola shot his movies.

From your hotel we will head to Savoca where we stop at Bar Vitelli for a coffee or a granita, then we proceed for a walking tour of the village. Afterwards we will raach the village of Forza d'Agrò for another walking tour and a lunch (light lunch with arancini or regular lunch, not included). We`ll also pass a Taormina train station where a scene of Godfather was shot.

The tour will be performed using comfortable minivans with air conditioning.

  • Dinner and drinks

Day 4

  • Breakfast (included)
  • Departure to Taormina (included) by train and guided tour of the city.
  • Free time in Taormina ( for more sightseeing, shopping or just hanging out on the beach)
  • Transfer to Catania
  • Free time in Catania. Dinner and visit of the city centre.

Day 5

  • Breakfast (included)
  • Free time: Visit Catania street market / fish market; relax on the beach, (optional: windsurfing lessons), swimming (not included)
  • Transfer to Catania airport (included)
  • 16:30-18:45 Flying back to London Gatwick (not included)

NEWS

Mount Etna gets UNESCO World Heritage status

Etna Observatory (the National Institute that monitors the volcanic and seismic activity in Sicily):

Volcanic activity

Seismic activity (link in Italian)

VolcanoDiscovery

Cancellations:

Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.

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  • Deposit
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  • Remainder
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