SICILY FAMILY TOUR
Learn how to prepare traditional Italian Pizza and/or Arancini
Climb, jump and splash around the Alcantara Gorge on a canyoning adventure
Follow in the footsteps of the godfather on a guided donkey tour
Discover the amazing scenery on a snorkeling adventure outside Syracuse
Visit the archeological park and UNESCO heritage at Syracuse
Best time to travel
Sicily has so much more to offer than just sun and beaches and is the perfect choice for an active and varied break for the whole family. From venturing on the lava covered slopes of Etna, jumping and climbing around the fresh waters of a mountain river or learning about the secrets of authentic pasta making, our family break is the perfect combination of activity, history and fun for every generation.
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL - PIZZA/ARANCINI MAKING CLASS (B, D)
Arrive to Sicily and transfer to your accommodation in Taormina. After check-in, you will get your first taste of the delicious Sicilian cuisine at a pizza or Arancini making class, which you will get to enjoy for dinner! Overnight in Taormina.
DAY 2 – A DONKEY RIDE THROUGH THE GODFATHER VILLAGE SAVOCA (B)
Take a trip to the idyllic village of Savoca overlooking the Ionian sea. The medieval village is often described as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and came to fame as one of the filming locations of the godfather movies. A very special tour will take you through the village to visit churches, catacombs and ancient ruins on the back of a donkey! The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy in Taormina. Overnight in Taormina.
DAY 3 - BODY RAFTING IN THE ALCANTARA GORGE (B)
The Alcantara River is one of the few rivers on Sicily that runs all year round and has carved its path into the basalt over a period of several thousands of years. Enjoy a few hours of canyoning along the gorge, jumping off the rocks into the cold, crystal-clear waters and floating in the rivers rapids between the 24m high basalt walls. The difficulty level can be adjusted to the children's age and capability. Overnight in Taormina.
DAY 4 - FREE DAY IN TAORMINA (B)
You have the day to stroll through the beautiful historic streets of Taormina shaped by the Greek, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish. Visit the Greek Theatre carved into the hillside offering fantastic views over the surrounding areas, enjoy Sicilian gastronomy at the Piazzas and relax at the beautiful beaches below Taormina. We can also look after arranging other activities, such as sea kayaking or snorkeling for the day on request. Overnight in Taormina.
DAY 5 - ETNA CRATERS TOUR (B)
Dominating the Eastern side of Sicily, Mount Etna is Europe's largest volcano, with several vast craters and a height of 3,300m. Etna is also one of the world's most active volcanoes and it offers breath-taking views and great hiking for visitors. Today, your guide will take you along the Southern and Western slopes, characterized by small volcanic cones, cultivated crops and recent lava flows. Overnight in Syracuse.
DAY 6 - BOAT TRIP AROUND ORTIGIA ISLAND (B)
Ortigia Island is the oldest part of Syracuses and it's a bustling mix of temples, churches, museums, piazzas, bars and shops. A boat trip around the island will let you admire the historic buildings and monuments from the sea before exploring the sea caves off the coast of Syracuse. Jump into the crystal clear waters and enjoy the wonderful views of the coastline before heading back to Syracuse. You will have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy in Syracuse. Overnight in Syracuse.
DAY 7 - CYCLING TOUR ON ORTIGIA ISLAND - ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (B)
Enjoy a relaxed morning while cycling through the historic streets of Ortigia Island before visiting the Neapolis Archaeological Park. The park contains the Greek Theatre from the 5th century BC and the Roman Amphitheater from the 3rd century AD, making it one of the greatest archaeological sites in Italy and giving it UNESCO World Heritage status since 2005. Overnight in Syracuse.
DAY 8 - DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to Catania Airport and departure.
OUR SERVICE FOR YOU
The itinerary is flexible and we have plenty of adventure in store, so should you wish to make minor changes to the suggested itinerary or extend your stay, we will be happy to help you plan.
Good middle-class hotels and guesthouses
Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as outlined
Activities, tours & visits as outlined
Qualified, English speaking guide on all tours, activities and experiences
Expert travel planning, trip preparation and on tour support
Taxes and insurances for the activities