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

£459.00

Date: 03-07.10.2018

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.

What`s included:

• 4 nights in a centrally located hotel in Catania

• Daily breakfasts

• Guided Etna Volcano Hike (guide  and lunch included)

• Guided day trip to The Godfather movie locations

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

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Start

2018-10-03

End

2018-10-07

Meeting point

Catania Airport

Description

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.

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 (guide and lunch included)

• 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 and 1 lunch during the hike)

Price: Early Bird, £459.00. £499 from July 15th onwards.

Once the deposit of £150 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than till the end of July.

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  (included)

Easy tour to discover the south slope of  Mount Etna. Walking through paths suitable to all ages and physical conditions. we will reach beautiful viewpoints, experience the thrill of entering into a lava cave, walking on extinct volcanic cones, admire a un centuries-old oak (about 800 years old!) and then walk on the ’92 lava that threatened the town of Zafferana Etnea

The path is going through the valley, on the right you can see Catania, in front of you is the Ionian Sea, while every now and then from the left very steep paths to begin leading you higher up the slope. Carrying on this trail you arrive on the edge of the valley. This is one of the most accessible points to reach for whoever wants to closely observe the Etna eruptions that flows in the valley. The trail is suitable to everyone and particular equipment is not required. Lunch included.

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

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 (http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1042)

Etna Observatory (http://www.ct.ingv.it/ufs/analisti/maps.php) (the National Institute that monitors the volcanic and seismic activity in Sicily):

Volcanic activity (http://www.ct.ingv.it/en/webcam-etna-en.html)

Seismic activity (http://www.ct.ingv.it/ufs/analisti/maps.php) (link in Italian)

VolcanoDiscovery (http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/news.html)

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 if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

DISCLAIMER and T&Cs: 

By signing up to this event you confirm that you have read and consented to our terms and conditions (click to download) and waiver (click to download).

INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in.  In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.

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