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Island hopping - Italy

Lipari Islands Trip - The Seven Islands

Highlights

  • Tour all seven Lipari Islands

  • Experience contrasts: beautiful beaches, lush green fields & sulfur fumes

  • Marvel at the most active volcano in Europe, on Stromboli

  • Salina island tour included

  • Ferry crossing, transfers & breakfast included

Description

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you can expect a genuine southern Italian lifestyle on the still relatively unknown Lipari Islands.

You will travel through all seven islands of the archipelago and get to know and love their uniqueness. Diverse landscapes, millennia-old volcanoes, and picturesque beaches will inspire you all around. Pure authenticity is a priority here.

Destination

Europe

Lipari - Panarea - Stromboli - Alicudi - Filicudi - Salina - Vulcano

We recommend a trip to the Lipari Islands between April and September. Spring offers pleasant temperatures and plants in full bloom and splendor. The summer months are ideal for a relaxing beach vacation, as temperatures can rise above 30°C.

Today your journey begins with your landing at Catania airport. You will receive your luggage and will meet a representative of our partner agency in the arrivals hall. Together you will go to your transfer vehicle and drive to the port of Milazzo, where you will take the ferry to Lipari.

Even from a distance the largest island of the archipelago is a feast for the eyes: picturesque bays, dreamlike beaches and the original Italian way of life characterize this beautiful picture-perfect slice of paradise.

You will check into the hotel that will be your home for the next seven nights, and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink.

Spend the rest of your day as you wish. Stroll through the small, winding streets and enjoy this southern Italian flair over a delicious sundae. There's no better way to end the first day of your vacation, is there?

Overnight stay with breakfast included in Lipari, Lipari Islands

After enjoying breakfast in the restaurant, you can explore the island at your own pace. Drive along the winding panoramic road and enjoy magnificent views of the azure sea. Photography enthusiasts will love the extinct lava flows that permeate the landscape. You will pass by small picturesque towns like Pianoconte, Quattropani or Acquacalda and visit the landmark of the town, castle hill, which towers high above Lipari.

But what exactly is Castle Hill? It is an imposing fortress that also houses the Cathedral of San Bartolomeo and one of the most important archaeological museums in Italy. Discoveries dating back to six millennia ago tell Lipari's history. The view of the port of Marina Corta, lined by cafes and restaurants, is particularly beautiful.

Overnight stay with breakfast included in Lipari, Lipari Islands

Today we have an excursion for you. The destination? The islands of Panarea and Stromboli.

Panarea, with an area of 3.4 km², is the smallest inhabited island of the Lipari archipelago. Small alleys, spectacular hiking trails and a green landscape define this picturesque charm, which in recent years has also been discovered by some famous politicians, actors and entrepreneurs. Especially in the summer months, the rich and beautiful from northern Italy reside here.

The fine sandy beaches and picturesque bays are beautiful. Cala Junco bay, in the very south of the island, framed by rocky cliffs with a beach perfect for relaxation, is particularly popular.

In the afternoon, we will continue to the volcanic island of Stromboli. Known for its eponymous volcano, the island is a particularly hot spot. This is because Stromboli is considered the most active volcano in all of Europe. In the northeast of the island at the famous fire slide Sciara del Fuoco. With a little luck, you can observe up close how lava and glowing chunks of rock fall into the sea.

In the evening, you will return to your hotel on Lipari.

Overnight stay with breakfast included in Lipari, Lipari Islands

You can spend the day according to your preferences. Have you seen something the last few days that you really want to see more closely? Take this free time to explore Lipari on your own.

How about a delicious wine tasting in the vineyards, for example?

Alternatively, you can relax at the wonderful outdoor pool today.

Overnight stay with breakfast included in Lipari, Lipari Islands

After breakfast at the hotel, today you will ride a motorboat to the island of Alicudi, affectionately known as "the lonely one". There are few places in Europe where you can find such seclusion. Most of the island consists of wild nature. The houses on the island are connected by a system of stairs - there are no asphalt roads here. Little Chiesa San Bartolo church, which boasts a magnificent view of the azure sea, is worth a visit.

Your next stop is the beautiful island of Filicudi, which utterly captivates nature lovers and those seeking tranquility. The third smallest Liparian island is about 10 km² and is known for its wealth of unspoiled nature. Moreover, the island offers a large number of grottoes. The Grotto blue Marino is one of the most beautiful of all Sicily and is definitely worth a visit.

Enjoy the natural wonders before returning to Lipari during the evening.

Overnight stay with breakfast included in Lipari, Lipari Islands

Today we will take you to Salina, probably the greenest of the Lipari Islands.

Salina is the second largest island of the archipelago after Lipari. Constantly shining in lush green, it is particularly fertile due to its many natural water sources. The flora is very diverse and some animal species, such as the dormouse, are native to the area.

Culinary highlights of the island are the golden yellow dessert wine, Malvasia delle Lipari, and the savory capers, which thrive particularly well on the nutrient-rich volcanic soil - make sure to try it!

On the 90-minute-long bus tour, you'll get to know the vegetation-rich island from a new perspective. Keep your camera handy during the three photo stops - you'll be amazed by the beautiful scenery and Italian charm.

Did you like the green island? With great photos in your gallery, you will head back towards Lipari in the evening.

Overnight stay with breakfast in Lipari, Lipari Islands

The earth hisses and steams as the smell of sulfur rises in your nose on the interesting volcanic island of Vulcano, your destination for the day. As the name suggests, the island is home to an active volcano that last erupted in 1890.

We recommend that you put on your walking shoes, as the approximately 30-minute-long (depending on your fitness level) climb to Gran Cratere is an incredible experience (optional). Intense sulfur vapors pour out of the cracks in the earth, which bubbles and steams to the fullest. You can enjoy a magnificent view of Lipari and Salina from the crater rim. In good weather, the view even reaches as far as Sicily.

Tip for the brave: enjoy a sulfur bath in a mud pool.

Exhausted but happy, you will return to your hotel on Lipari this evening.

Overnight stay with breakfast included in Lipari, Lipari Islands

Today your journey comes to an end. Fortified by one last meal in this slice of paradise, you will leave your hotel and drive to the port of Lipari, where you will take the ferry to the mainland. At the port of Milazzo, you will already be expected and transferred to the airport of Catania.

Did you like the 8-day trip to the Lipari Islands? We would be happy to organize an extension of your stay on Lipari or on the mainland. Just contact us!

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Hotel Tritone****, Lipari, Lipari Islands (7 nights)

Built in Mediterranean style, your hotel awaits you in the middle of a large tropical garden. Each of the 38 rooms is comfortably furnished and features a private balcony or terrace. Amenities include a minibar, satellite TV, air conditioning, and a marble bathroom with bathtub and shower. The magnificent outdoor pool invites you to relax. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the pool bar and indulge in regional and international delicacies at the on-site restaurant. The spa offers yoga classes, Ayurveda treatments and various soothing massages.

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights

Included

  • 7 nights at Hotel Tritone**** with breakfast in a Classic Room Garden View in Lipari, Lipari Islands
  • Welcome drink
  • Collective transfer from Catania airport to the Lipari port and back
  • Ferry crossing from port Milazzo to port Lipari and back
  • Transfer on Lipari on arrival and departure
  • Ferry crossing from Lipari to Panarea, Stromboli, Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Vulcano and back (without guide)

Not included

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Optional excursions (sightseeing, entrance fees etc.)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Transfer on Lipari on the excursion days (approx. EUR 3,50 per person and trip)
  • Tour guide
  • Luggage during the ferry crossings (approx. EUR 2 per luggage)
  • City taxes (approx. EUR 5 on Lipari and EUR 3 on Salina)
  • Tourism tax
  • Travel insurance

Notes

  • Subject to changes in itinerary and accommodations (subject to availability)
  • Daily arrival possible
  • Program is subject to change, e.g. change to another island due to poor weather conditions.
  • In case of late arrivals and/or early departures as well as flight delays or bad sea conditions, an overnight stay in Milazzo/Sicily may be necessary.
  • We are happy to book additional excursions for you on request, such as a bus tour on Salina (without guide)
  • For the collective transfers (airport-port-airport), there may be a waiting time of up to one hour
  • Meeting point for all group transfers from Catania airport is at the entrance of Bar Sicilia, in the arrival hall of the airport terminal.
  • Meeting point for all group transfers from the port of Milazzo is at the entrance of the office of the ferry company TARNAV.
  • In the travel period 01.06.21 - 30.09.21 the last collective transfer from Milazzo port to Catania airport departs at 5:00 p.m./5:15 p.m.
  • In the travel period 01.10.21 - 31.10.21 the last collective transfer from Milazzo port to Catania airport departs at 3:15 p.m./3:30 p.m.
  • For trips before 8 a.m. and after 3:15 p.m./3:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m./5:15 p.m. (depending on the travel period) the cost of a VIP transfer will be charged.
  • All sea passages between the islands by scheduled boats (speedboat or car ferry).
  • Connections between the islands may change at short notice due to technical difficulties or unfavorable sea and weather conditions
  • During the ferry crossings only one piece of hand luggage free of charge, each additional piece of luggage for an extra charge of approx. EUR 2 (to be paid on the spot)
  • The round trip takes place only in the 01.04.21 - 31.10.21 travel period

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