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.
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.
• 4 nights in a centrally located hotel in Catania
• Daily breakfasts
• Guided Etna Volcano Hike (guide, cable car and lunch included)
• Guided day trip to The Godfather movie locations
• Day trip to Taormina (by train) with a guided city tour
• food & drinks (with the exception of breakfasts and 1 lunch during the hike)
Price: Early Bird, £459.00. £499 from July 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.
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 email@example.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)
Easy Jet flight from London to Catania (not included)
Meeting at the Catania Airport
Transfer to our hotel (included)
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
Transfer to the Etna by minibus arriving at Rifugio Sapienza (1935m (included)
Etna Hiking. From Rifugio Sapienza we will take the cable car up to about 2500m and then hiking up to 3350m where we will walk along the rim of the Central Crater enjoying the view of its deepness and the fantastic landscape around the volcano (guide, cable car and lunch included).
Transfer to Catania (included)
Dinner and drinks at the beach club
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 (Dinner and return to camping not included – taxi or local bus paid individually).
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)
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)
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:
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.