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​​​​​Taormina & Mount Etna 2900
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​​​​​Taormina & Mount Etna 2900

Mt. Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and a true icon of Sicily. By coach, cable car and minibus you‘ll ascend 2900 mts above sea level to the famous mountains main crater. On a clifftop overlooking sweeping bays, Taormina is home to some of the best-preserved historic landmarks in the world. Take time to sip a cappuccino in the piazza, browse the boutiques, or check out the town's ancient Greek-Roman theatre. Once you've had your fill of sightseeing, it's on to Mount Etna. But the coach can only take you so far. So you'll grab a cable car or an all-terrain vehicle and journey up to 2,900 metres for the grandstand views.

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Agrigento Temples & Scala dei Turchi Tour
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Agrigento Temples & Scala dei Turchi Tour

Two of Sicily's highlights are in the spotlight on this exclusive-to-TUI tour. You'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valley of the Temples, to step back in time in amongst a captivating archaeological site, then head to one of the top ten most unique coastlines as named by TripAdvisor, Scala dei Turchi.First up will be one of the largest archaeological sites in the world, the immense Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It packs in countless temples perched on a high ridge, all of which you'll see, including the ruins of the Temple of Zeus and Concordia Temple at the end of the Sacred Way. You'll be given headphones to hear your guide, too, so you'll not miss any details.Afterwards, you'll make your way to the bright white Scala dei Turchi, a natural limestone staircase that descends into the blue sea. You'll have time for a swim before heading back to the hotel.

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Salina, Panarea & Stromboli from Cefalù
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Salina, Panarea & Stromboli from Cefalù

For a taste of ‘la dolce vita', nothing quite hits the spot like an island-hopping cruise from one glamorous spot to the next. You'll cast off from Cefalù and sail to Salina di Santa Maria, your first stop of the day. Browse the stylish boutiques, stop for a cappuccino or walk the coast before heading towards Panarea. Known for its elite crowd, you'll have free time to explore, followed by a visit to the island made famous by the love story between Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini – Stromboli. You can take a look around, then hop back on board to see the magical ‘Sciara del Fuoco' lava flows light up the night sky.

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Sicily Godfather Tour
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Sicily Godfather Tour

'We're going to make you an offer you can't refuse'. Well, this used to be Mafia country, after all. First up will be Savoca, where you'll find the church that Al Pacino's character, Michael Corleone got married in. You'll walk in his footsteps as you discover the winding alleyways, and even sit in his chair in Bar Vitelli. After a ride through the countryside, you'll soon arrive in medieval Forza d'Agro, a small mountain village, where you'll see the Church of Annuncation, also of Godfather fame. Even if you're not a fan of the films, the views from these clifftop villages are second to none.

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Lipari & Vulcano Boat Tour from Cefalù
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Lipari & Vulcano Boat Tour from Cefalù

Lipari and Vulcano are two good-looking Aeolian Islands. Visit both of these in one day and you've got yourself a handsome trip ahead. Departing from Cefalu, you'll head to Lipari. As one of the oldest settlements in Europe, there's plenty to explore here. You'll have free time to see the top-notch museum, pleasant waterfront and historic citadel. Then it's on to volcanic Vulcano, where you'll soon spot fumes spouting from its crater. Enjoy an optional mud bath at a natural spa here before kicking back on the black sand beach. Spread out your towel and enjoy a few hours topping up your tan before boarding the boat back.

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​​​​​Taormina & Mount Etna 1900
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​​​​​Taormina & Mount Etna 1900

Mt Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and a true icon of Sicily. By coach, cable car and minibus you‘ll ascend 1900 mts above sea level to one of the famous mountains main craters. On a clifftop overlooking sweeping bays, Taormina is home to some of the best-preserved historic landmarks in the world. Take time to sip a cappuccino in the piazza, browse the boutiques, or check out the town's ancient Greek-Roman theatre. Once you've had your fill of sightseeing, it's on to Mount Etna. You'll grab a cable car or an all-terrain vehicle and journey up to 1,900 metres for the grandstand views atop this historic landmark.

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Dinner in the Madonie Mountains
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Dinner in the Madonie Mountains

All vine-covered peaks, thick woodlands and tucked-away villages, the Madonie Mountains are a snapshot of rural Sicilian life. On this tour, you'll explore the medieval village of San Mauro Castelverde before feasting on a typical Sicilian dinner. In San Mauro you'll have time to check out the architecture and browse the shops, before a cooking course with Mrs Rosa. She'll demonstrate three starters, using fresh ingredients, and you'll get to taste the end product. When you sit down to dinner, you'll enjoy Italian staples like pasta, meat and wine. Then, once you've had your fill, there'll be time for some traditional dancing.

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Palermo & Monreale Cathedral Tour
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Palermo & Monreale Cathedral Tour

If ancient cities, holy monuments and a touch of the macabre are your thing, then this two-in-one tour is a must. First up is UNESCO-listed Monreale Cathedral where you'll marvel at the architecture before a guide gives you the history of its pure-gold mosaics. You'll then stop by Palermo for a walking tour of some of the best-preserved historic landmarks in the world. After, you can take time to sip a cappuccino, browse the market, or grab some lunch in the famous Piazza Verdi.

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Alcantara Gorge & Mt Etna to 2900m
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Alcantara Gorge & Mt Etna to 2900m

Mother Nature's two greatest gifts to eastern Sicily were the spectacular Alcantara Gorge and Europe's largest active volcano, Mt Etna. Your adventure starts in the Alcantara Gorge, where you'll have free time to take in the natural beauty and paddle in its pools. Surrounded by lots of lush vegetation, it's an amazing spot. After you've dried off, it's on to Mt Etna. Most of the journey up the volcano will be by coach. You'll then transfer to a Unimog – a kind of 4x4 minibus - and a guided walk will take you to the Sapienza refuge at 1,900 metres above sea level from where you'll catch a cable car up to 2,900 metres for even better views.

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Lipari & Vulcano Boat Tour
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Lipari & Vulcano Boat Tour

On this trip, you'll discover the best of the Aeolian Islands. Departing from Milazzo, we set off early to Lipari, the largest of the islands. One of the oldest settlements in Europe, there's plenty to explore here. Your guide will give you all the history as he tours you round the landmarks before free time to explore on your own. Over on the island of Vulcano, its volcanic origins are clear to see – you'll soon spot fumes spouting from its crater. It's a great place for a mud bath and you can smother yourself in the stuff before rinsing off in the sea. Then, spread out your towel and enjoy time on the sand before boarding the boat back.

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Premium Etna Sunset
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Premium Etna Sunset

Watching the sky light up in a variety of orange hues and then burn out into darkness while standing atop a volcano is unique sensation. This dramatic tour takes you to Mt Etna – a must-visit when in Sicily. You'll head to a height of almost 3,000 metres to catch the sunset and then feast on a traditional meal. As part of a select group of no more than 19 guests, you'll go on a minibus drive to Mt Etna. As the terrain becomes rockier, we switch to a 4x4 vehicle. There'll be stops to take in the harsh, lunar-like lava-smothered landscape as we make our way to 2,900m above sea level – the highest point that's safely reachable.Make sure you're wearing comfortable walking shoes and warm layers – it gets cold at high altitude. After admiring the views from what's almost the top, an expert alpine guide will take to a less exposed 2,500m, where you'll watch the sunset in comfort. Then on the way back, we'll stop at a chalet for a typical Sicilian dinner.

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Etna North 4 X 4 & Wine Tasting
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Etna North 4 X 4 & Wine Tasting

Europe's highest active volcano looms large over everyday life in Sicily. On this thrilling tour, you'll hop on a 4x4 off road Safari to explore some of the hardest-to-reach parts of the north slope of Mt Etna. You'll visit the Sartorius Craters as well as lava fields and caves, and also drop into a winery for a tasting. After arriving at a quarry at the foot Mt Etna, you'll travel off-road in a 4x4 off-road safari along the lava flows from the 1928 eruption – the last to destroy a town – towards the Sartorius Craters at 1,800 metres above sea level. Stroll through lava fields and learn about what life is like next to an active volcano, and about the versatile vegetation that grows thanks to it.There's a rest at the Ragabo refuge – lunch optional – and a visit to a hidden lava cave before an afternoon tour of the Gambino winery to taste aromatic wines and typical products of Mt Etna's slopes.

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