Island Life – Aeolian Islands

Experience a Private Aeolian Islands Tour

In our private Aeolian Islands Tour, visit the amazing archipelago of Islands around Sicily. These include the island of Vulcano, as well as Salina and Lipari. These islands have been described as pearls of the Mediterranean.

Visit the Pearls of the Mediterranean.

The Aeolian Islands are Islands around Sicily, sitting northeast of it. These islands are a little corner of paradise, most noteworthy as the seven mysteries of nature. The Aeolian Islands are reflected in pure sea water. For centuries, nature and history have shaped the landscape. Consequently, the islands are sculpted by fire, lava, wind, and sea. The islands showcase sea patches, spectacular views and enchanted sunsets. Not to mention, wonderful fresh Italian cuisine.
In our private guided Aeolian Islands tour, you will see first-hand what the islands have to offer.

Most of all, the islands are an extraordinary and breathtaking destination. They have attracted travellers worldwide ever since the times of classical mythology. We travel to stunning islands Salina, Vulcano and Lipari. As well, we allow you the opportunity to add more to your culinary and cultural journey.

Destination:

Italy: Aeolian Islands Tour (Islands around Sicily).

Travelling to:

  • Salina
  • Lipari
  • Vulcano

Dates:

As agreed.

Tour Length:

8 days, 7 nights

Tour Type:

  • Private Guided Tours

  • Private Group Tour

  • Cooking

  • Food and Wine Tasting

  • Cultural Tours

  • Art and History Tours

Tour Glimpses:

  • Marvel at the 2000-year-old live volcano on Stromboli. See its frequent explosive eruptions and red hot lava stones flowing directly into the sea.
  • Sail around the beautifully green Salina. Marvel at its perfectly perched tiny towns. See the natural reserve that is the island and its famous picturesque villages such as Pollara.
  • In Salina, stop at the winery Carlo Hauner for a tasting of the popular Malvasia. This is a wine native only to the islands and from this particular grape.
  • Try a Pane Cunzato for lunch. This is a type of open focaccia piled high with fresh mozzarella, tuna, olives, tomatoes and your choice of topping. You can also enjoy it with a fresh almond, pistachio or fruit granita, a true taste experience.

Suits:

  • Couples & Small Groups

  • Large Private Groups

  • Foodies

  • Australians

Travellers looking for a private guided tour for 2 to 4 people. Or you can also take this tour as part of a Private Group of 14-20 people. As this is a private tour, you can be schedule it for any time of the year. The Aeolian Islands Tour is perfect to add on to your existing tour. Or if you just need some time in an oasis of nature and silence before heading home, then this tour is for you.

Island Life – Aeolian Islands Tour in Detail:

Why You Will Love This Tour

Enjoy a relaxing 8 days and 7 nights in the beautiful Aeolian Islands, the islands around Sicily.

The Aeolian Islands are Vulcano, Salina, Lipari, Panarea, Stromboli, Alicudi and Filicudi. They all sound like a poetic rhyme. Just like their beautiful names suggest, the islands will captivate you in many different ways. Each island will offer you an astounding contrast in landscape, colours, lifestyle and cuisine. In addition, the nightlife, shopping and relaxation are all unique.

During this tour we will visit and stay on the island of Salina. We also do extensive trips to Vulcano and Lipari. In addition, we give you the option to book further tours to visit the other islands.

Salina is a green paradise, with its perfectly perched tiny towns. We explore the natural reserve that is the island and its famous picturesque villages such as Pollara. Pollara is most noteworthy for its appearance in the beautiful Italian movie “Il Postino”.

Lipari is the largest island. It accommodates a busy centre full of gorgeous restaurants and shops. Lipari is also a sought after destination for archaeology lovers.

In addition, the island of Vulcano is as it name suggests a volcanic island. Mud baths and hot springs gurgle into the sea. Vulcano also offers spectacular views from high vantage points.

This Aeolian Islands tour gives you a wonderful combination of the best of Italy’s food, culture and nature. As a result, you will experience fresh island cuisine and delight in all this region of Italy has to offer.

A Taste of The Itinerary

A taste of the itinerary

Day 1

Meet your guide at Milazzo port to transfer to Salina Island. Salina is truly one of the seven jewels in the Aeolian Islands. We then transfer to our beautiful hotel spa resort. From here we check in and give you time to relax and take in the divine serenity of this tranquil scenery and iconic spot.

We then meet for a briefing of the itinerary and furthermore, enjoy our first Aeolian dinner. Overnight stay in the hotel.

The Aeolian Islands are islands around Sicily. As a result on request we can organize private transfers from Catania and Palermo to Milazzo and vice versa.

Day 2

After breakfast we head by mini bus for an island visit around Salina. This part of the Aeolian Islands tour reveals why Salina has become famous. Movie directors and holiday makers alike love Salina. It has also been captured in stunning photography.

During the visit, we stop at a winery for a tasting of the popular Malvasia. This is a wine native only to the islands and from this particular grape.

We lunch at Bar Alfredo, which specialises in Pane Cunzato. This delicacy is a type of open focaccia. This is piled high with fresh mozzarella, tuna, olives, tomatoes and your choice of topping. In addition, you can also enjoy a fresh almond, pistachio or fruit granita. This is a true taste experience.

Finally, return to the hotel by mini bus so you can relax. Or if you’d rather, you can hire a scooter or mini car to tour Malfa. Dinner is in one of the local restaurants, sampling the island’s seasonal produce.
Return to the hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 3

After breakfast, you have many options. You can take the time to either relax, or tour around the island on your own. Or rather, you can join your group and guide for a boat cruise.

Lunching on board the boat, we enjoy the crystal waters of the Aeolian sea. You will have the opportunity for swims off the back of the boat. Or rather, if you’re not as courageous, you can opt to climb the step ladder instead. Either way you will these amazing and turquoise coloured waters will captivate you.

Later, we transfer back to the hotel for you to relax. You can also swim in the pool or to take an Aeolian Island body scrub in the spa centre.

Finally, dinner is shared in a local restaurant. Here, we sample age-old favourites unique to these parts of the islands.

To discover more of this Pure Food journey contact me for your full itinerary.

Tour Inclusions and Highlights

Inclusions and Highlights

  • Fully escorted, 8 days, 7 nights in this Aeolian Islands tour, with beautiful scenic surrounds.
  • Specialised personal privately-guided tour by professional and knowledgeable guides.
  • Aeolian Islands are the islands around Sicily. Consequently, we offer transfer to Salina from Milazzo on the day of tour. In addition, we can organise transfers to Milazzo from Palermo or Catania on request.
  • Transfer back to Milazzo from Salina on tour finishing date.
  • All accommodation in luxury spa hotel on the islands.
  • Souvenir apron, maps, printed recipes and hints and tips page.
  • Private escorted visits to local producers and winemakers with accompanying tastings.
  • Caper farm tour and tasting.
  • All meals are provided with breakfast daily, lunch (except on day 7) and dinners (except on day 7) are included.
  • All beverages with meals including wine, soft drink, beer, tea and coffee are provided.
  • Private bus tour around the island of Salina.
  • One boat tour around the island of Salina with lunch included.
  • One all day boat tour to Vulcano and Lipari Island with lunch included.
  • Two cooking classes.
  • Tips for restaurants and guides.
  • All meals feature seasonal, local and fresh ingredients.

This tour has been personally created by Dominique Rizzo to ensure exclusive and individual attention.

The fee does not include:

  • Airfares.
  • Tips for the bus driver (it is customary to tip the bus driver after the tour if you have been happy with the service).
  • Everything not included in (Tour Inclusions).
  • General expenses – phone calls, laundry, room upgrades.
  • Transfers outside of tour dates, personal transport, excess baggage, security and government taxes, travel and medical insurance.
  • Beverages outside of described Tour Inclusions.
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in itinerary.
  • Entry fees to places other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary.
  • Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but not included in the tour price.

It is your responsibility to ensure personal settlement of any extra charges not included in the inclusions is made to the hotel or provider of any service.

Costs, Terms & Conditions

Prices available upon request and will depend on your group size. Rooms and prices are based on a twin share/ double booking. If you are booking a single room a Single Supplement $800 is required to be paid.

For further details on this Island Life tour, you can contact us directly by visiting our contact page.

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