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Aeolian Islands Cruise

4.5
(6 Reviews)
From $3,076 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milazzo, Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari, Filicudi, Salina, Vulcano Island

    Group Size:
    1 to 14
    Age Range:
    12 to 99
    Type: Cruise

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Embark on a gulet cruise to discover the charm of the Aeolian archipelago

  • 7 night cruise with private accommodation and en-suite
  • Sail on-board a gulet with fine wooden finishes and modern technologies including air conditioning
  • Delight your senses with smells and flavours typical of Aeolian and Sicilian cuisine
  • Discover the Aeolian Islands fascinating landscapes, their charming bays and their tasty local food and wine
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – SATURDAY                         MILAZZO

Boarding at 6.00 pm at Porto Marina del Nettuno, Milazzo. Accommodation on board, welcome cocktail, informative briefing, and departure to the Sant’Antonio Bay in Milazzo. While sailing we will cross the protected marine area of Capo Milazzo, and then we will sail the Canal of Sicily. Moored in the harbor it will be possible to enjoy a first swim into a crystal blue sea, even after dinner, illuminated by the underwater lights of the gulet.

DAY 2 – SUNDAY                               MILAZZO – STROMBOLI  

Today we will leave Sant’Antonio Bay early in the morning. Lunch break in the splendid setting of Basiluzzo, where the colours of the sea will leave you breathless! Departure to the fascinating island of Stromboli where you can decide whether to simply visit the town or to scale the active crater (about 900m, 4 hours’ walk), if permitted by the Authorities. Free time for dinner – we suggest the famous restaurant “Osservatorio”. You will have a beautiful view of the volcano! (B,L)

DAY 3 – MONDAY                             STROMBOLI – PANAREA  

After breakfast we will head towards the charming Panarea. While sailing you will be able to see the tiny volcanic island of Strombolicchio and the renowned “Sciara del Fuoco”. We will stop near the island of Lisca Bianca, where you will be able to take a swim among the sulphuric warm waters and enjoy the amazing landscape of the coastline, rich in coves and suggestive views. Lunch on board. Afternoon excursion to Cala Junco bay on whose summit lie the ruins of a prehistoric village. It is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the entire Aeolian archipelago. Anchor near the island’s harbour. 24 hour tender service. (B,L)

DAY 4 – TUESDAY                             PANAREA – LIPARI

After breakfast, at around 9:00 am, we’ll head to Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian islands. We will stop near the pumice quarries, where the sea is crystal clear and the bottom is sandy. You’ll feel like you’re on one of the wildest Caribbean beaches. After lunch, the captain will let you discover one of the island’s most famous bays. Later, the gulet will dock at the port of Marina Corta and you will have free time to explore the island, strolling around its lovely city centre and tasting local products. Time for dinner-we suggest you taste the delicious local “pasta con I ricci” (sea-urchins) at the famous restaurant Filippino: you will love it! Overnight at anchor. (B,L)

DAY 5 – WEDENESDAY                   LIPARI – FILICUDI

Departure at 08:00 to the island of Filicudi, one of the wildest islands of the archipelago. Stop for a swim in the magical Grotta del Bue Marino, where nature creates wonderful chromatic effects and the breaking of the waves on the rock is reminiscent of the mooing of the ox. Lunch at anchor and transfer to the picturesque fishing-village of Pecorini a Mare. You will have free time to take a tour of the island and enjoy a romantic sunset. Overnight at anchor. (B,L)

DAY 6 – THURSDAY                          FILICUDI – SALINA

At 08:30am departure to the lovely island of Salina. We will make a stop to let you enjoy a swim in the beautiful setting of Pollara bay, chosen by Massimo Troisi for the shooting of the film “The Postman”. Lunch on board. In the afternoon we will dock at the port to leave you with free time on land. Different experiences can be chosen: we suggest you a granita tasting at “Da Alfredo” bar (not to be missed), or a wine tasting in a local winery, and for the more sporty, the ascent to Mount Fossa delle Felci. Overnight at the port. (B,L)

DAY 7 – FRIDAY                                 SALINA – VULCANO – MILAZZO  

Today we will sail at 9:00am towards the island of Vulcano. You will have time to enjoy a dive in its fascinating seabeds or if you wish to, experience an excursion up to the crater. During lunchtime we will skirt the island admiring the Grotta del Cavallo (Horse Cave) and the ravishing Pool of Venus. We will arrive in Milazzo at 6:00pm. We highly recommend you visit its city centre with its characteristic ancient village. Time for dinner and overnight at the port. (B,L)

DAY 8 – SATURDAY                          MILAZZO

Breakfast and disembarkation at 09.00am. End of our services. (B)

Inclusions:

7 nights in a Gulet Cabin (bathroom tidying and cleaning) ▪ Welcome cocktail ▪ 7 Breakfasts ▪ Boat for up to 14 pax ▪ Cabin and bathroom tidying and cleaning ▪ Crew: captain, cook, sailor / hostess ▪ Still and sparkling water ▪ Use of 5.10m tender with 40 hp outboard engine ▪ Use of on-board radio ▪ Use of snorkelling equipment ▪ Use of trolling fishing tackle ▪ Paddle board use ▪ RC and bodies insurance policy ▪ Fuel max 4 hours navigation per day ▪ Fuel for generators 4 hours per day ▪ Fuel for tender outboard motor

Exclusions:

Mandatory half board supplement €350 per person (lunch: 3 course fixed menu, drinks not included) to be paid on the spot; please note that it has to be paid in cash due to the absence of POS on board ▪  Mandatory boarding tax to be paid on the spot (€30 per person, to be paid on the spot in cash) ▪ “Baggage on board” service ▪ Moorings in private marina – Water games (ski, banana, wakeboard etc) ▪ Land excursions ▪ Alcoholic / non-alcoholic drinks and dinners ▪ Extra fuel for 4 hours ▪ Extra fuel for 4 hours of air conditioning ▪ Additional midweek linen change ▪ Scuba diving and instructor ▪ Anything not specified under “Inclusions”

Things to Note:

–          Transfers to the port are highly recommended. If you do not have transfers to the port booked, please contact your supplier listed on your vouchers a minimum of 24 hours prior to joining the Gulet Cruise to reconfirm the location at the port

–          Depending on sea and weather conditions, the captain and tour operators reserve the right to make necessary changes in the tour program to ensure the safety and comfort of the guests

–          The boat is shared with other passengers; it is not for exclusive use (boat for up to 14 pax)

–          A maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 handbag per person is allowed

–          The boarding tax and mandatory half board supplements are not included. These must be paid directly on the spot, by cash in Euros

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Reviews for Aeolian Islands Cruise

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Elizabeth and Gordon Wood
Fantastic quality of hotel and expertise of the guide

Review for: Highlights of Sicily

The quality of the hotels, the places visited, the knowledge and expertise of the guide and the experiences we had, were fantastic. Perhaps our only question would be that we were a group of over 30 and we were of the understanding that Sun Island Tours were for groups smaller than this. Our overall impression of Sicily was of a vibrant culture with so much history behind it.
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Elizabeth and Gordon, Thank you for your review. The Highlights of Sicily is not a small group tour, and is listed as such. However we will review further to see why you had that impression. Great to hear you had a wonderful time. Regards, John @ Sun Island Tours
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Brent
September 2019

Review for: Florence, Tuscany & Beyond

My wife and I made an eight-day coach trip in the second week of September 2019. Italy is a beautiful country and what added to our rich and positive experience was the tour provided by Sun Island Tours. We experienced the value provided mainly through their tour leader, coach driver and hotels for stay etc. Worth a special mention are the two people that were highly rated by all on the tour – Sabrina Prassede, our tour leader was by far the best guide we have encountered in our years of travel. Here intuitive responsiveness, high energy levels, attention to specific needs of every tourist without diluting the planned itinerary and deep knowledge of the country, made the journey comfortable and stress-free for a diverse set of people travelling from five continents. She was very well supported by Paolo, the coach driver, who was the wonderfully skilled and who ensured the tour was very smooth, safe and prompt throughout. For those wanting to enjoy a stress-free Italy sojourn, we highly recommend them.
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Lucy
Solo Traveller

Review for: Rome, Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

Generally it's good. I am a solo traveller. On some accommodation I was given a single bed. Which I found cramp and very tight. Quite uncomfortable. As a solo traveller, we are charge with extra for accommodation. So I think we deserved something better if not the best.

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Aeolian Islands Cruise

4.5
(6 Reviews)
From $3,076 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milazzo, Stromboli, Panarea, Lipari, Filicudi, Salina, Vulcano Island

    Group Size:
    1 to 14
    Age Range:
    12 to 99
    Travel Style: Cruise

Or contact your local travel agent.

Greece Cruising
Speak to our Greece Cruising Expert - Sonia

Sonia’s heart is in Greece’s magnificent islands. Contact her for expert advice on Greek island cruising, from the Cyclades to the Dodecanese, and everything in between!

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