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School Geography Trip to Sicily

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A geography school trip to Italy offers your students the chance to explore one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean!

With its varied landscapes and spectacular coastline, the island offers a geographical diversity of unspoilt seabeds and fertile volcanic slopes, making it a fascinating destination for a geography school trip.

Make sure you include a visit to Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, and enjoy breathtaking views of the volcanic landscape from its summit.

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4



Transfer to airport


Flight from the UK to Catania


Evening meal at the hotel

Day 2/4



Full-day excursion to Mount Etna, with lava tubing and a visit to the film exhibition



Return to hotel for evening meal

Day 3/4



Full-day excursion to Alcantara Gorge and Giardini Naxos



Return to hotel for evening meal

Day 4/4



Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconExcursion to Mount Etna - including Mount Etna cable car with 4x4 and alpine guide, and Stromboli
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconReturn airport transfers in resort
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Alcantara Gorges

Alcantara Gorges

The gorges of Alcantara are canyons of black lava walls which tower as much as 50m above … Read more

Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Mount Etna dominates eastern Sicily at a height of 3292m and is the highest and… Read more

Siracusa/Ortygia Island

Siracusa/Ortygia Island

Located near the southeastern corner of Sicily on the Ionian coast, Siracusa (Syracuse) is… Read more



Stromboli holds Europe's biggest active volcano after Etna - the only volcano in… Read more


Hotel Nike
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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After your trip

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The trip was a success. Thanks to all those who helped it to be so. The modern hotel in particular worked well for us and the staff were exceptionally helpful; all bookings for visits etc. proceeded very smoothly, as did the transfers. — Northampton High School, February 2019

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