Sicily & the Aeolian Islands Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,499 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Sicily & the Aeolian Islands Women's Walking & Hiking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: May-Jun, Sep

From $5,499 /person

Southern Italy's Volcanoes, Ancient Cultures & Sun-Warmed Beaches

According to legend, three mythological nymphs created Sicily. And what a land they made. Whitewashed towns cling to cliffs high above the sea. Tendrils of hot steam drift above volcanic rocks. Trees and wildflowers embellish the green hillsides. And just off the coast, discover the magic of the Aeolian Islands. However it came to be, this place is spectacular.

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Highlights

  • Journey from Sicily's dramatic Mount Etna to a string of four enchanting islands in the Aeolian archipelago
  • Elevate your adventure with wine tastings and incomparably fresh cuisine, a tasty byproduct of the country's rich volcanic soil
  • Hike across varied and unique terrain—lush vineyards, expansive coastal cliffs and ancient black lava fields
  • Rest your head at luxurious seaside resorts where Michelin-starred food and jaw-dropping views are only moments away
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Italy

Start/End Catania

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Benvenuti in Sicilia! Begin your adventure with a trek through the gorgeous countryside • Vineyard-strewn landscapes surround you as we head to Cuba Byzantina, a Christian chapel and national monument Luxuriate at the spa at our scenic retreat Hike through the various landscapes of Mount Etna, a dramatic World Heritage site and Europe’s tallest active volcano Explore the three ecological zones of the mountain with a geologist and lava expert for a guided hike through its moon-like terrain Savor fresh pasta, ample citrus fruits and light Mediterranean-style dishes at a classic Italian rifugio Toast to a wonderful first two days in paradise!

Accommodations
Villa Neri

(2 nights)

Nights 1-2

Villa Neri
Linguaglossa
Premiere Hotel

Chic and modern but with a traditional sensibility, this boutique resort overlooks Sicily's picturesque vineyards, olive groves and oak forests. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-6

Description

Board a ferry to the largest of the Aeolian Islands, Lipari • From the port, embark on a hike above the crystal seas Try capers on the island of Salina, said to produce the best in the world Sip some of the area's finest red and white wines Settle in at our breathtaking waterfront resort in Vulcano • Dine at our hotel’s delectable Michelin-starred restaurant • Hike coastal trails through the smallest Aeolian island, Panarea, with the shadow of Stromboli overlooking your steps Dive and swim in the bubbling waters of Solfatara Lisca Bianca Traverse rocky paths up an active volcano crater Extend your trip in the coastal hub of Catania.

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa
Isola di Vulcano
Premiere Hotel

Situated on the tip of Vulcano, this hotel's impeccably designed suites, imaginative cuisine and seaside massages are as much of a highlight as its peach-colored sunsets. (pool, spa) 

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World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

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Nights 1-2

Villa Neri
Linguaglossa

Premiere Hotel

Chic and modern but with a traditional sensibility, this boutique resort overlooks Sicily's picturesque vineyards, olive groves and oak forests. (pool, spa)

Nights 3-5

Therasia Resort Sea & Spa
Isola di Vulcano

Premiere Hotel

Situated on the tip of Vulcano, this hotel's impeccably designed suites, imaginative cuisine and seaside massages are as much of a highlight as its peach-colored sunsets. (pool, spa) 

From $5,499 /person

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