The Aeolian Islands have been described as the pearls of the Mediterranean and showcase beautiful beaches, spectacular views and enchanting sunsets. The islands have been an extraordinary and breathtaking destination for travellers worldwide since the times of classical mythology.
Panarea, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari and Vulcano will captivate you in many different ways. Each Island will offer you an astounding contrast in landscape, colours, cuisine, nightlife, shopping and relaxation.
You can look forward to highlights such as your Personal Australian Escort, visits to each of the Aeolian Islands, a typical Aeolian food tasting and to top it all off a farewell dinner in Lipari.
Join Silvana Parisi: Your Tour Escort
Rich Italian heritage and with the ability to speak the language fluently, Silvana is guaranteed to impart intimate knowledge of your destination.
Whether you are a lover of food, art, culture or all of the above, Silvana will show you the hidden life of the Aeolian islands.
La dolce vita runs through her veins!
Australian Tour Escort
Pre-Tour Documentation Session & Travel Wallet
Bus Transfer Catania Airport/Milazzo Port/Catania Airport
7 nights accommodation at La Giara 4* in Lipari with breakfast
Hydrofoil Milazzo Port/Lipari/Milazzo Port
Island excursions to: Lipari and Salina, Panarea and Stromboli, Vulcano, Alicudi and Filicudi
Return boat transfers from Lipari to Islands
1 Lunch in Salina with soft drink
1 Aeolian typical packed lunch for Panarea and Stromboli
5 dinners in local restaurants inc. Farewell Dinner (drinks not included)
Dinner in restaurant in Stromboli
Visit to Castellaro Vineyard inc. a light dinner and wine tasting
Day 1 - Arrival at Lipari On arrival at Catania Airport, we will be transferred by private bus to Milazzo Port for our hydrofoil transfer to Lipari Island. On arrival we will be met by our local assistant who will take us to our hotel where our tour program will be explained. Our home for the next 7 nights will be Residence La Giara. Dinner will be in a typical Aeolian restaurant. (D)
Day 2 - Tour Vulcano After breakfast, we will board our boat for the short journey to Vulcano and tour the island by sea. We will visit the Horse’s Grotto, Venus Natural Swimming Pool and swim in the island’s beautiful sea before our stop over on the island. Once there, you have the opportunity to climb to the crater optional (391 m, 3 hours return trip, including a visit of the crater) or have time to visit the town, relax in the thermal mud baths or visit the Geothermal Swimming Pools enjoying the warmth of the underwater fumaroles. Lunch not included. Return to Lipari in the afternoon. Dinner in a typical Aeolian restaurant and overnight at the hotel. (BD)
Day 3 - Tour Panarea and Stromboli After breakfast, we board our boat to Panarea. Our first stop is at Calajunco bay, a natural reserve, with the chance to swim in its clear waters. We visit the small town and take a walk in the narrow streets of the island. A typical Aeolian packed lunch of arancini, calzoni and pitoni will be included. In the afternoon we will travel to Stromboli, the black island and one of the most active volcanoes in the world that usually erupts every 20 minutes. Enjoy free time to visit the town with its little streets, traditional shops and scenery of the 1940’s Roberto Rossellini film before our dinner in local restaurant. At sunset we will go by boat to Strombolicchio, a volcanic neck in north east of Stromboli, and then to the “Sciara del Fuoco” to see the nightly volcanic eruptions by boat. Return to Lipari at night. Overnight at the hotel. (BLD)
Day 4 - Tour Alicudi and Filicudi After breakfast, we will visit the most wild and unspoiled of the Aeolian islands, Filicudi and Alicudi. The calm atmosphere will take you back in time and you will be amazed with volcanic landscapes and archaeological sites. Alicudi with its typical mule tracks and little houses scattered on the volcanic cone and Filicudi where we will visit the “Bue Marino Grotto” and the highest volcanic neck of the Aeolian islands “La Canna” by boat. You will have time to swim, relax and explore the islands. Lunch not included. Return to Lipari in the late afternoon. Dinner in typical Aeolian restaurant and overnight at the hotel. (BD)
Day 5 - Tour Lipari and Salina After breakfast this morning we will sail along the west coast of Lipari enjoying the different colours of the island, the white pumice, the blue sea, the black obsidian and the yellow broom. The island of Salina in front of us will welcome us with all its beauty. We will arrive at S. Marina and take a bus tour of the island. We will stop at the little town of Pollara, built in the half sunken crater of a volcano and introduced to the world in the film "Il Postino" with Massimo Troisi. Salina one of the main centres of capers production and we will visit a caper farm. Lunch today is included. In the afternoon we return to Lipari along the east side and a visit with the opportunity to swim at the ”faraglioni”. Dinner in typical restaurant and overnight at the hotel. (BLD)
Day 6 – Lipari After Breakfast, we visit the historic part of Lipari: the Castle, the Cathedral with the Norman cloister and the Archaelogical museum. In the afternoon we take a bus tour of the island of Lipari, stopping at the best view points of Quattrocchi, Quattropani, Pumice Quarries and Obsidian flows. Later in the day we visit a vineyard and enjoy tastings of fabulous local wine and local food products of the island. Take the opportunity this evening to explore the local nightlife and overnight at the hotel. (B)
Day 7 – Lipari Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure to relax, shop and enjoy a last swim in the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea. Tonight we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner in a typical Aeolian restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. (BD)
Day 8 – Departure Breakfast at hotel and departure to Milazzo Port. Private bus transfer to Catania Airport.
$2988.00 Per Person Twin Share $3388.00 Solo Traveller
The price does not include: *Meals not specified *Optional excursion to Craters of Stromboli and Vulcano *Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, phone calls etc. *Travel Insurance *As the day tours are subject to weather conditions, the order of the day tours may change*