Pianeta Sport

TOUR #08

The volcanoes of Italy: Vesuvius + Etna


from € 573.00

Cost of the tour per student in March

Euro 630.00 based on 40 students + 4 teachers

Teachers are free of charge

The group will be accommodated in 3-star hotels

In case our Escort is not requested, the cost is Euro 573.00


The cost includes:

Tour escort per 7 days

Private coach per 7 days

Cable car to Etna Volcano

Out-side vehicles on the Etna Volcano

Coach city permits

2-night accommodation sharing a multiple room in Sorrento

1-night accommodation sharing a multiple cabin onboard a night ferry to Sicily

3-night accommodation sharing a multiple room in Taormina

6 breakfasts

6 dinners

Entrance tickets:

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum excavations
  • Mount Vesuvius
  • Underground Naples
  • Alcantara Gorges
  • Etna Museum

Guided tours of:

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum excavations
  • Alpine guide on Mount Vesuvius
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Underground Naples
  • Alpine guide on the island of Volcano
  • Alcantara Gorges
  • Alpine guides on the Etna and on the Island of Vulcano


Cost does not include anything not specified in the voice “The cost includes

Day 1 Naples + Sorrento

At the airport of Naples, meet your tour escort who will stay with you throughout the entire stay in Italy. Before reaching the hotel in Sorrento where you will stay for 3 nights, you will have time to visit Naples and the Underground Naples.


Day 2 Herculaneum – Vesuvius

This morning, you will visit Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in much of its original splendour, as well as for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried it. Unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic material which covered it preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were discovered in recent years along the seashore. It had been thought until then that the town had been evacuated by the inhabitants. In the afternoon, accompanied by an alpine guide, you will climb the Mount Vesuvius, the volcano responsible of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum


Day 3 Pompeii + Amalfi Coast

Check-out. In the morning you will visit the Pompeii excavations while in the afternoon, you will explore the Amalfi Coast driving till Salerno where you will board the night ferry to Catania (departing at 10pm)


Day 4    Catania + Alcantara Gorges

You will arrive in Catania by 11am and from there you will reach the Natural Park of the Alcantara Gorges.Unique in the Italian and European natural landscape, the Alcantara Gorges are real canyons made of black lava walls up to 50 meters high, in the typical shape of a prism that the rocks have taken during the cooling process. At the end of the visit, continue to Taormina and check-in


Day 5 Vulcano Island

After breakfast, you will reach Milazzo and from here by hydrofoil you will sail to the Island of Vulcano that is a small volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 16 miles north of Sicily and located at the southernmost end of the eight Aeolian Islands. The island contains several volcanic calderas, including one of the four active volcanoes in Italy that are not submarine. The word "volcano" and its equivalent in several European languages derive from the name of this island, which in turn derives from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. An alpine guide will be with you during the excursion to the Gran Cratere at the top of the Fossa cone. In the afternoon, back to Sicily by hydrofoil and then by coach to the hotel in Taormina


Day 6 Etna Volcano

Today will be entirely reserved to explore the volcano Etna with an alpine guide. You will take first a cable car to then continue onboard some off-road vehicles. You will also visit the Museum of the Etna. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon.


Day 7 Departure

Check-out and transfer to the airport of Catania

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