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.

Day 1   Flight from the UK and transfer to accommodation Evening meal at the hotel
Day 2 Full-day excursion to Stromboli Return to hotel for evening meal
Day 3 Full-day excursion to Giardini Naxos (tourist resort and fishing village) Return to hotel for evening meal
Day 4 Excursion to Mount Etna, followed by transfer to airport Flight back to UK

This price includes:

  • Return flights from UK
  • Return airport transfers in Italy
  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Excursion to Mount Etna & Stromboli
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Personal Itinerary Manager
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 is the highest and largest active volcano in Europe. Etna has been active in modern times, as recently as 2001 and 2002. The most threatening eruption was in 1928 when the little village of Mascali was buried under its lava. The last eruption was in October 2002 when eastern Sicily was covered in thick, dirty air. The ash was seen as far awa...

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 Coloni...



Stromboli has 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 plunged into the water afte...

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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