School Volcanoes Trip to Sicily

Sicily is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. With its varied landscapes and spectacular coastline, the island offers a geographical diversity of unspoilt sea-beds and fertile volcanic slopes, making it a fascinating destination for a geography school trip. Visit Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, and enjoy breathtaking views of the volcanic landscape from its summit.

Most Popular Activities

Day 1   Flight from the UK to Catania Evening meal at the hotel
Day 2 Full-day excursion to Mount Etna, with lava tubing and visit to the film exhibition Return to hotel for evening meal
Day 3 Full-day excursion to Alcantara Gorge and Giardini Naxos Return to hotel for evening meal
Day 4 Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK  

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • ATOL protected return flights to the UK
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • Return airport transfers in Italy
  • Excursion to Mount Etna - including Mount Etna Cable Car with 4x4 and Alpine Guide - and Stromboli
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Mount Etna dominates eastern Sicily at a height of 3292m and is the highest and largest active volcano in Europe. Etna has been active in modern times, as recently as 2001 and 2002. The most violent eruption however, took place on 11th March 1669 with the trail of destruction extending up to Catania, thirty-one kilometers away. A visit to Mount Etna - Europe’s highest an...

Siracusa/Ortygia Island

Siracusa/Ortygia Island

Located near the southeastern corner of Sicily on the Ionian coast, Siracusa (Syracuse) is built on an ancient Greek settlement founded by Corinthians in 734 BC. The town is partly on the mainland and partly on an Island known as Ortygia, the two parts joined by two small bridges.  Ortygia was, at one time, one of the great ancient capitals of Western civilization, founded in 734 BC by Greek...



Stromboli holds Europe's biggest active volcano after Etna - the only volcano in Europe with permanently eruptive activity. During the night, the glittering "sciara" of fire (the red-hot flow descending towards the sea) can be seen from the boats while during the day, the smoke of the peak joins the steam rising up from the water that cools down the lava detritus that has plunge...

Alcantara Gorges

Alcantara Gorges

The gorges of Alcantara are canyons of black lava walls which tower as much as 50m above the Alcantara river. It's believed that an eruption of Mt. Etna originally carved out the canyons, with the river waters continuing to cut through the landscape. The spectacular colour of the rock, the crystal clear waters and the rare flora and fauna surrounding the site have made this a popular visit f...

Hotel Nike

Nike Hotel’s 51 guestrooms feature modern Mediterranean-style decor in white and blue; all include air conditioning (surcharge), satellite television, direct-dial phones, and hair dryers.

Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast, sunbathe on the hotel’s private beach and enjoy drinks on the terrace of the seasonal bar; the hotel provides a concierge service.

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