Aeolian Islands Cruise

Price:From *$3240

8 Days/7 Night

Tour Description

Known as the ‘Pearls of the Mediterranean’ these islands offer unique landscapes, a superb coastline and two active volcanoes. Visit the fishing ports of Salina and Stromboli and the beautiful islands of Panarea, Vulcano and Lipari on this unforgettable cruise and enjoy authentic Aeolian cuisine along the way.
The gulet features sunbathing areas, Wifi, air conditioning and private bathrooms in each cabin, and is accompanied by an expert and friendly crew

DEPARTURE 2019
May - September: Saturdays
INCLUSIONS
7 nights cabin accommodation on board a 24m Ketch sailboat
Meals as per itinerary on board
Soft drinks on board
Crew (skipper, sailor and chef)
Island visits as per itinerary
Return transfers from Catania airport to Milazzo

HIGHLIGHTS
Small group tour – maximum 20 guests
Cruise on a traditional gulet around the Aeolian Islands
Discover the ‘Sulphur Island’ of Vulcano and visit the Grotta del Cavallo
See the dramatic silhouette rising from the sea of the majestic Stromboli volcano
Explore Lipari, the largest island

Pick up:Catania - Milazzo | Drop-off: Catania- Milazzo

1

Day 1:

Catania – Milazzo Transfer from Catania airport to Milazzo. Board the sailboat and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. (D)

2

Day 2:

Milazzo – Panarea Sail towards Panarea, stopping en-route at the small desert islands of Lisca Nera and Dattilo for a swim. Arrive at Panarea and visit the small village of San Pietro. (B,L,D)

3

Day 3:

Panarea – Stromboli Continue to Stromboli, passing by the island of Basiluzzo. Enjoy lunch on board and time at leisure to visit the island. It may be possible to book an excursion to climb the volcano with a local guide (extra cost). Dinner is at your own expense tonight. (B,L)

4

Day 4:

Stromboli – Salina Sail round the island of Stromboli with lunch on board. Continue sailing towards Santa Marina di Salina. Time at leisure to visit the village. (B,L,D)

5

Day 5:

Salina – Lipari Circumnavigation of the island of Salina with stops to swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara. After lunch sail towards Lipari. Navigate along the wild west coast of Lipari and stop at Canneto to swim and see the famous Cave di Pomice (quarry of pumice stone). Arrive at the port of Lipari and enjoy some time at leisure. (B,L,D)

6

Day 6:

Lipari – Vulcano After breakfast, explore the town and its archaeological and volcanological museum at leisure. Continue to Vulcano sailing along the famous Faraglioni. In the afternoon, visit Vulcano and bath in the hot springs at your leisure. Dinner tonight is at your own expense. (B,L)

7

Day 7:

Vulcano – Milazzo Circumnavigate the island of Vulcano with stops for swimming at “Piscina di Venere” and visit the “Grotta del Cavallo”. Navigate along the west coast of Vulcano to the small harbour of Gelso. After lunch, sail towards Milazzo, stopping at S. Antonio bay to swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Dinner on board and time at leisure in Milazzo. (B,L,D)

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Day 8:

Milazzo – Catania After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Catania airport. (B)

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