Sicily Geography and Earth Sciences

4 days /3 nights

From only £489pp

Overview

4 days /3 nights From only £489pp

This fascinating trip provides students with a perfect opportunity to explore the effects of tectonic movement, coastal management and human geography.

An ideal cross-curricular choice! Join with history, RE and art.

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights/rail travel
  • Return airport transfers at your destination (flight only)
  • Accommodation on a half-board basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Visits highlighted in the programme
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to Sicily. Meet coach on arrival and transfer to your hotel, visiting the Alcantara Gorge to see the stunning basalt columns on route (time allowing).

  • Day 2

    Full day at Mount Etna with a guide. Your adventure includes coach, cable car, 4x4 and foot to reach the Volcano’s summit to view the craters and fum. 

  • Day 3

    Full day at Lipari and Vulcano. You’ll transfer to Milazzo harbour for a mini-cruise. Students will then explore the geothermal springs and fumaroles.

  • Day 4

    Visit the historic town of Taormina to get a spectacular view of Etna before transferring to the airport for your return flight.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Add an extra day and visit Messina and Tindari.
  • The Greek theatre of Taormina, who was born to accommodate dramatic performances or musical, it was transformed during the Roman times to make room for games and gladiatorial battles.
  • Duomo Square. A splendid circuit of Sicilian Baroque masterpieces characterizes the scene in the Piazza del Duomo at the heart of Catania. Rebuilt in 1700, on the site of the older medieval piazza, the present piazza has much the same role as centre of the city as it had in the past. It is a major meeting point for locals.
  • The Valle dei Templi is an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily, southern Italy. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions.
  • Ortygia is a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, Sicily. The island, also known as Città Vecchia, contains many historical landmarks. The name originates from the Ancient Greek ortyx, which means “Quail”.