Aeolian Islands and Sicily Vacation Package

Explore the wonders of Sicily, where captivating towns, UNESCO sites, stunning coastlines, and charming hilltop villages await your discovery
Embark on a journey that takes you from the mainland of Sicily to the enchanting Aeolian Islands. Set sail from Milazzo and let the beauty of this Mediterranean paradise unfold before your eyes. Immerse yourself in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes as you explore the captivating beaches and archaeological treasures from Palermo to Catania including the enchanting islands of Lipari, Panarea, and Stromboli. Indulge your senses with Sicily's culinary delights, and create memories that will last a lifetime in this remarkable corner of the world
9 Days from $2899/person CAD
Food & Wine
Island Hopping
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Sicily, Italy


Weekly Tuesday departures from April to October


  • 8-night stay in 4-star hotels, ensuring both comfort and quality throughout your journey
  • 2-nights in Palermo
  • 2-nights in Catania
  • 3-nights in Lipari
  • 1-night in Taormina
  • You'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable multilingual tour leader from the first day to the fourth day, ensuring seamless communication and providing insightful commentary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 7 meals thoughtfully curated to showcase traditional Italian and Sicilian flavors, served either at the hotel or local restaurants
  • Treat your taste buds to an array of Sicilian products during a tasting session in Palermo on the second day
  • Indulge in the iconic Sicilian combination of granita and brioche during a tasting in Catania on the third day
  • Engage in an enlightening visit to a honey factory in the foothills of Mount Etna on the fourth day with tastings
  • Local guides or audio guides will be available when necessary, enhancing your understanding of specific sites and locations
  • Enjoy comfortable and air-conditioned transportation by bus from the second day to the fourth day, facilitating smooth and efficient travel between destinations
  • Group excursion by boat, from Lipari to the picturesque islands of Salina or Vulcano
  • Group excursion by boat, from Lipari to the enchanting islands of Panarea and Stromboli with a packed lunch
  • Entrance taxes for the Aeolian Islands
  • Private transfer from the port of Milazzo to your Taormina hotel
  • Private transfer from your Catania hotel to the port of Milazzo
  • Transfer from the Port of Lipari to your Lipari hotel
  • Hydrofoil round trip between Milazzo and Lipari
  • Private transfer from Milazzo Pier to your hotel in Taormina on the eighth day
  • Explore an array of captivating Sicilian cities, towns, and archaeological sites as outlined in the meticulously crafted itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during meals and additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • The extension to the Aeolian Islands is unescorted, allowing for greater flexibility and independent exploration without a Tour Leader or Guide
  • Excursions may be modified according to weather conditions
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Elevate your Sicilian adventure with these additional enhancements below:
  • Private Airport Transfers: Enjoy the utmost convenience and comfort with private airport transfers, ensuring a seamless transition from your arrival to your hotel and back to the airport at the end of your journey
  • All-Inclusive Entrance Fees: Explore Sicily's rich cultural heritage without any worries about entrance fees. All fees to monuments or museums as per the itinerary are included, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the historical and artistic wonders of the region
  • Room Category Upgrade: Enhance your stay by upgrading to a Superior or Deluxe room category at the 4-star hotels, adding an extra touch of luxury and comfort to your accommodation experience

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Welcome to the captivating island of Sicily! As you step off the plane and into this Mediterranean paradise, make your way to your hotel in Palermo. The day is yours to savor at your own pace, whether you choose to unwind and acclimate to your surroundings or embark on an early exploration of this vibrant city.

For added convenience and comfort, consider opting for a private transfer from the airport to your accommodation. Embrace the spirit of Sicily and prepare for the extraordinary experiences that await you in the coming days!

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar


Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Your first destination is the remarkable town of Monreale, renowned for its awe-inspiring Arab-Norman Cathedral and the breathtaking Cloister. Marvel at the fusion of architectural styles that grace this sacred space, a testament to Sicily’s rich cultural heritage.

Upon returning to Palermo, you’ll find yourself immersed in a living museum of the Arab-Norman period. The city boasts a wealth of historical treasures, including the magnificent Cathedral, the intriguing Byzantine Church of the Martorana, and the Palatine Chapel. Each of these sites stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of diverse cultures and religions.

As you traverse these historic landmarks, pause for a delightful culinary surprise at a local bakery. Let your taste buds savor the authentic flavors of Sicily, adding a sensory dimension to your journey.

After a day filled with cultural immersion and delectable discoveries, return to your hotel for a comfortable and well-deserved overnight stay. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Mercure Palermo Centro, Palermo, or similar


Rise and shine with a delightful breakfast at your hotel, preparing for another day of enchanting discoveries. Your journey begins with a visit to the picturesque medieval village of Cefalù, known for its striking Norman Cathedral. Explore the charming streets, each steeped in history, and be captivated by the timeless allure of this coastal gem. Take some leisure time to explore at your leisure.

From Cefalù, your adventure continues to Catania, a city of astonishing baroque architecture that has earned its place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Roam the winding streets of the old town center, absorbing the beauty of the ornate buildings that bear witness to the city’s storied past.

Stroll through the historic old fish market, before arriving at the picturesque Piazza del Duomo. Here, the stunning Cathedral and the lava stone Elephant, an iconic symbol of Catania, await your admiration.

A delightful stop at a local bar offers the perfect opportunity to savor a taste of Sicily with a granita paired with a freshly baked brioche, a true local specialty.

As the day draws to a close, settle in for a comfortable overnight stay in Catania, where the echoes of history and the flavors of the island continue to enchant. Buonanotte! Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar


After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fascinating journey. Begin with a quick visit to a historic “fishmonger,” providing a glimpse into the vibrant local market scene.

Next, set your sights on Etna, the towering and active volcano that stands as the highest in Europe at 3,350 meters. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Etna Park encompasses a vast 59,000 hectares, boasting a diverse and flourishing flora, as well as a host of protected species. The awe-inspiring landscapes become increasingly visible as you approach Rifugio Sapienza.

Continue to Crateri Silvestri, volcanic cones that date back to 1888. While these cones are now dormant, they are surrounded by more recent lava flows. The panoramic view from this vantage point encompasses a multitude of volcanic cones and craters, extending all the way to the Aeolian Islands and Calabria, presenting an utterly unique spectacle.

Later, visit a beekeeping farm to witness the honey extraction process and savor homemade honey alongside other typical local products.

Proceed to Taormina, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, marine wonders, historical landmarks, and an unforgettable view of the sea and Mount Etna. Explore the captivating Greco-Roman theatre, which offers a sweeping view of Naxos Bay.

As the day winds down, take in the splendid panorama of the stunning Riviera dei Ciclopi. Finally, return to your hotel in Catania for a comfortable overnight stay. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Il Principe Hotel, Catania, or similar


Begin the day with a satisfying breakfast at your hotel. Today’s itinerary allows you the freedom to immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Catania at your own pace. The tour will proceed without a tour leader, giving you the flexibility to explore according to your preferences.

In the late morning, enjoy a private transfer to Milazzo, setting the stage for the next chapter of your adventure.

Board a hydrofoil bound for the captivating island of Lipari. Let the sea breeze and scenic views enhance your journey. Upon reaching Lipari, a seamless transfer will take you to your hotel, providing a comfortable base for your stay.

The afternoon invites you to indulge in activities of your choosing. Whether you opt for relaxation or further exploration, the choice is entirely yours. Relish a delightful dinner, savoring the distinctive flavors of Lipari. Retire to your accommodation for a peaceful night’s rest, preparing for the experiences that await you on the enchanting island of Lipari. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Bougainville, Lipari, or similar


Start your day with a delightful breakfast served at your hotel, energizing you for the adventures ahead.

Depart from Lipari Castle and traverse the charming landscapes of Monte Rosa and Canneto. Your first stop will be in Santa Marina di Salina, the island’s principal municipality, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.

Continue your journey to the eastern side of Salina, where you’ll be enchanted by the lush vineyards of Malvasia grapes, the serene village of Capo Faro, and the picturesque town of Malfa.

Pause for a refreshing swim in the stunning waters of Pollara Bay. On your return journey, behold the beauty of Lipari’s most exquisite caves, a testament to nature’s artistry. Enjoy some leisure time for a final swim at Vinci Beach, where the iconic Faraglioni formations grace the horizon.

As the day unfolds, make your way back to Lipari. The evening invites you to savor a delicious dinner, followed by a restful night’s sleep, ready to embrace more of Lipari’s charms Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Bougainville, Lipari, or similar


Depart from the port of Lipari for a full-day excursion to the captivating islands of Panarea and Stromboli, promising a day filled with natural wonders and cultural discoveries.

Arrive in Panarea and embark on a journey to the Cave of Lovers, a place steeped in legend and mystique. Explore the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese, where echoes of ancient civilizations still linger. Enjoy leisure time for lunch, savoring local flavors at your own pace.

The boat then continues to Stromboli, offering views of the surrounding islands and revealing the quaint village of Ginostra. Upon arrival, take some time to explore Stromboli at your own pace. As the day’s adventures draw to a close, return to Lipari, where you’ll find comfort and rest at your accommodation for the night. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hotel Bougainville, Lipari, or similar


Following breakfast, make your way to the port for a scenic hydrofoil journey to Milazzo. Upon arrival, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to the enchanting town of Taormina.

Taormina beckons with its breathtaking natural landscapes, coastal wonders, and a backdrop of the majestic Mount Etna. Take your time to absorb the awe-inspiring views and soak in the rich history that permeates every corner of this ancient town. Immerse yourself in the unique ambiance and, if you wish, indulge in some shopping. Discover some of the finest homemade products that Sicily has to offer. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina, or similar


Savor a final breakfast at the hotel, cherishing the last moments of your Sicilian adventure. If desired, you have the option to arrange a private transfer to the Catania airport. Safe travels! Meals: B

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