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  • Reviewed June 2018
    Sarah Podesta

    Fun, educational and activity-filled trip!

    This three- centre holiday combines city, beach, island-hopping, and walking at altitude on Mount Etna, and as a result a week's holiday goes a long way! We loved the balance between physical activity (walking and sea kayaking) and relaxation, and between organised group time and time to do what took our fancy as a family. The itinerary as a whole was very good and we appreciated the way that bus journeys on transfer days were broken up with informative visits to the local pasticceria and the volcano museum. Hotels were fairly basic but clean and perfectly adequate and transport arrangements ran very smoothly. Overall this was a wonderful holiday with friendly like-minded families and a helpful, knowledgeable guide.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The boat trip from Vulcano to Stromboli via Panarea, with a stop for leaping off the boat to swim in the beautiful clear sea; circling Stromboli in the boat after sunset and spotting a volcanic eruption; visiting the archaeological museum on Lipari and viewing the Greek and Roman relics; walking through the Catania fish and produce market.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alessio was full of local knowledge and very helpful and approachable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take earplugs - it was a bit noisy at night on a couple of occasions. If you want to experience the sulphur mud baths on Vulcano, take an old swimsuit because apparently the mud gets into the fabric and the smell lingers for months afterwards. It's possible to hire walking boots and other kit on Etna, so no need to buy if you don't already have. Long socks are very useful to stop the volcano ash getting into your boots.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The only disappointment with the itinerary was on the final day, when our flight left Catania at 2145 but we were dropped in the city at 10 am and left to our own devices until 7 pm. It was a very hot Sunday and finding i) amusement and ii) shade was a challenge. We ended up spending a lot of time in the airconditioned department store and then reading books in the park. Some suggestions of what to do in Catania on a Sunday, or a hotel lounge to use as a base for the day, or an alternative flight time, would have been a good idea.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Michelle Laverick

    A fabulous trip

    We travelled on the May 1/2 Term departure to Sicily and we had an amazing time. The tour manager was brilliant and the group of 15, made up of 4 different families, were lovely. The trip combines some great activities with plenty of chill out time too. Our family highlights included climbing Mt Etna and also the walk to explore the Fumaroles of Vulcano and Kayaking around the coastline of Vulcano. For me, I also loved swimming around the bay every morning, where we stayed, before breakfast. It was so tranquil and warm. The visit to Stromboli was brilliant and we all enjoyed the boat ride and the pizza for dinner.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Climbing to the top of Mt Etna was definitely the most breath-taking and inspirational experience I had on the tour. It was incredible and the volcano was more active than I'd anticipated. It was amazing.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Allessio was very organised and was a very lovely and caring tour leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't miss the opportunity to climb to the top of Mt Etna. It is incredible.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This is a great tour. The accommodation is in a great location and I would have never have thought about going to the Islands of Sicily. They are really stunning and remote, which makes for a relaxing yet active break.
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Eamonn Gallagher

    Sicilian Volcano Family Adventure

    First time on organised tour with family. Lovely to have everything sorted by someone else instead of Mum. Lots of varied activity. Ever base covered including the frequent luggage movements. Arrangements ran like clockwork or so it seemed to us, although our tour guide never stopped looking out for us all. Not a lazy trip but when did climbing volcanoes not involve effort. First time with Exodus - God willing we will be back.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Laying on the sun deck of a boat at the base of Stromboli, in total darkness, watching shifting stars across the Milky Way.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Frederick, ex circus performer and tour guide, was and is a star. Passionate about her country of Sicily and able to communicate that passion to us. A bundle of energy, in control, thoughtful and always, not just hearing but listening to her clients. Federica not only led the tour party but was part of the tour party. It takes a rare skill to combine herding cats with handstands and card tricks. A pleasure to have been part of her world.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    High ankle walking boots to prevent volcano sand, grit and dust getting inside your shoes.
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Mark Warne

    Family Volcanoes Sicily Trip - Warne/Fox Family

    Fantastic trip and our guide Frederika absolutely was the best. My 10year old thought she was 'awesome'. Volcano and the islands are beautiful and Etna is just another world.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The extra spent to go to the top of Etna is a must. At 3,400m you see how powerful and alive our planet is - it make you fell very humble to be there. The Etna Alpine guide was so passionate and informative about his 'island'.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Frederika (FA) was the best. She was informative, engaged with the kids brilliantly - even on our rest day - and could not have done more for us. She told us in advance what to expect the next day and couldn't have been more helpful She should gain a vote as your group leader

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The islands are more hot but more humid than you think. Scarves to cover your phase in the sulphur fumaroles on Volcano and Etna are helpful -e especially for the kids. The Etna Center provides you with mountain boots,gators and fleeced waterproofs all within the extra excursion cost if you are trekking to the summit. Sturdy walking trainers or trail shoes are suitable for all other hikes

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Fantastic trip - my 10 year old has voted it his best holiday ever - 8 days seemed longer when you were there as we we were very active but could easily have stayed for longer.
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