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Aeolian Islands: Lipari and Vulcano – Full day


  • Day trip to the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago from Taormina
  • Travel between Sicily and the Aeolian Islands by motorboat
  • Sightsee independently on Lipari, the largest of the archipelago’s islands
  • Relax at leisure on Vulcano, either visiting the mud baths or sunbathing on a beach



Start your day trip by boarding your air-conditioned coach at your hotel or at a metting point and then relax on the 1-hour journey to the port Milazzo, Swap your mode of transport for a motorboat and speed through the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your destination is Lipari, the largest island in the stunning Aeolian Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After sailing along the headland coast of Capo Milazzo, directtransfer to Lipari to see Punta Castagna; in this area of old pumice pits and white beaches, you can admire the charming landscape and the characteristic sea color due to its clear seabed.
After docking in Lipari, our first stop, you can have the opportunity to visit the old town centre (where it will be possible to visit also a small archaeological museum in Castello, the cemetery, the Norman cathedral of the XII century, consecrated in honor of St. Bartholomew), the archeaological park and to do shopping. You will also have the chance to book a bus tour of Lipari (optional, not included in the price).
After departing from Lipari, direct transfer to the island of Vulcano for our second stop; the important attractions are the black beaches, hot springs and the sulfur mud baths. This stop also allows passengers to eat lunch in a local restaurant (optional).
In the afternoon departure from Vulcano to sail around the mythological area of the Aeolian Islands, the Faraglioni, the Papa Giovanni rock,  the Grotta degli Angeli and the Scoglio della Mummia. Particular attention to the wonderful Piscina di Venere, the charming Grotta del Cavallo and Scoglio del Leone.
On the way back to Milazzo, visit from the sea to the pictoresque village of Gelso to admire the ancient lighthouse.
Return to Milazzo around 5.45 pm. Transfer in hotel.

N.B. The departures are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions.

Departure dates:

Every Thursday: from May to October

General Information:


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach to and from Milazzo and ferries from Milazzo to Lipari and Vulcano round trip,
  • Tour escort/host


  • Gratuities (optional),
  • Food and drinks,
  • Ecotax in Lipari and Vulcano (€ 5 p.p. from 01/06 to 30/06 and € 2.5 p.p.  from 01/01 to 31/05  and from 01/10 to 31/12)
  • Optional activity: Bus ride in Lipari € 10 p.p.

Children policy:

  • Children from 0 to 2,9 years are free of charge
  • Children from 3 to 11,9 have 50% discount

Cancellation policy:

No penalities will be applied for cancellations received within 15:00 pm of the they before the excursion. For late cancellations, a penality of 50% of the booked tour will be applied.

Other Info:

Departure point:

You hotel in Taormina, Letojanni, Giardini Naxos, Sant’Alessio or Bus Terminal Recanati – Giardini Naxos

Departure time:

07:00 am from Bus Terminal of Recanati – for pick up from other meeting points, please see below

Arrival time:

19:00 pm approximately

Return details:

Returns to original departure point

Important informations:

  • The departures are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions.In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered
  • This excursions has 15 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered
Meeting Point: Pick up Time: Collected Hotels: Location:
Naxos Beach 06:55 am Naxos Beach In front of Hotel Naxos beach (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Sant’Alphio Garden 06:55 am Sant’Alphio Garden Outside the hotel S.Alphio Garden (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Recanati Bus terminal 07:00 am Baia degli Dei, Villa Linda, RG Naxos, Hellenia, Alexander, Villa Daphne, Kassiopea, Baia di Naxos at Bus Terminal Recanati – Viale Dionisio, 12,98035 Giardini Naxos
Pozzo Greco 07:05 am Villa S.Antonio at Ristorante Pozzo Greco Via Stracina, 33, Giardini Naxos
Sporting Baia 07:05 am Sporting Baia, Villa Athena, Sabbie d’oro, Villa Nefele, Kalaskisò, La Sirenetta, Panoramic, Kalos, Arathena, Nike, Porto Azzurro In front of Hotel Sporting Baia (seafront side): Via Lungomare Schisò – Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos waterfront 07:10 am La Riva, Tysandros, Baia Otello, Costa Azzurra, Villa Mora, Villa Pamar In front of Hotel Palladio, next to the church Parrocchia Maria Santissima Immacolata – Via Umberto, 470, Giardini Naxos ME (interbus bus stop)
Corallo 07:15 am Corallo In front of Hotel Corallo: Via Madonna della Rocca, 9, Taormina Mare (interbus bus stop)
Capotaormina 07:15 am Capotaormina In front of hotel Capotaormina: Via Nazionale, 105, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Taormina beach cable way 07:20 am Mazzarò Sea Palace, Villa Bianca, Ipanema, Baia Azzurra, Villa S. Andrea, All the Hotels of Taormina city (2) Via Nazionale, Taormina ME Funivia (at the “Spiaggia la Pigna” junction)
Atlantis Bay 07:20 am Atlantis Bay, Villa Esperia In front of hotel Atlantis Bay Via Nazionale, 161 Taormina ME
Bay Palace 07:20 am Bay Palace, Baia delle Sirene In front of hotel Bay Palace Via Nazionale, 248, 98030 Taormina ME
Caparena 07:25 am Caparena In front of hotel Caparena: Via Nazionale, 189, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Delle Palme 07:30 am Delle Palme, Albatros, Da Peppe, Sylesia, San Pietro, San Vincenzo, Le Tartarughe in front of hotel delle Palme on the upper road – Via Nazionale, (interbus bus stop)
Antares 07:30 am Antares, Le Terrazze, Olimpo, Calypso, Chrismare, Myosotis Apartments Bus Parking of Hotel Antares Via G. Chincherini, Letojanni (lower parking)
Silemi 07:20 am Silemi On the road at the Hotel Silemi bridge: Contrada Silemi, Letojanni
Baia Taormina (3) 07:10 am Baia Taormina, Crystal Sea Palace Outside of Baia Taormina, on the lower road, Via Nazionale Km 39 – Marina d’Agrò (Interbus stop)
Capo dei Greci (3) 07:10 am Capo dei Greci Outside of capo dei Greci Resort on the lower road – Via Nazionale, 421 – Sant’Alessio Siculo (Interbus stop)
Sant’Alessio (3) 07:00 am Elihotel, Solemare Outside of Elihotel – Via Lungomare, 274, Sant’Alessio Siculo

Important Notes:
1) The departure time of the excursion could be changed due to techincal reasons! We kindly ask you to contact our office at +39 327 059 4404 at least one day before the beginning of the tour to reconfirm the departure time and the meeting point.

2) Clients staying at the hotel in Taormina city center must reach the meeting point “Taormina cableway”. It is possible to book a extra transfer from the hotel to the meeting point and back at the cost of € 10 per person per way.

3) Clients staying at a hotel in the city of Sant Alessio Siculo and Marina d’Agro must pay a supplement for a transfer from the hotel to the meeting point “Antares”, € 5 one way

€75 P.P.