Adult price from £970pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: Sicily
BROCHURE CODE: 4009

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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What's included?

  • Flights: direct return flights from London to Catania Airport. Flight routes subject to change
  • Transfers: return airport transfers and transfers to and from activities
  • Accommodation: 7 nights hotel accommodation (see accommodation section for your choice of hotel)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Choose from the following activities (price varies depending on the number of activities chosen): cycling, sea kayaking, Etna trekking, snorkelling, river trekking OR body rafting (order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities

Travel to the coastal commune of Giardini Naxos on our Sicily family activity holiday. You’ll be right next to the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea, in a section of the island that is only a short drive away from activity locations.

There’s the fun-filled cycling trip which takes you through numerous hidden trails amidst the idyllic Sicilian Countryside allowing families to enjoy the stunning landscape views. At the Isola Bella Marine Park, you will board the Albatross and set off on a snorkelling excursion. We’ve got a trek up the slopes of Mount Etna, ending partway at the Sartorius Mounts – craters formed by a lava flow of 1865. There will also be sea kayaking close to your hotel.

One day in the activity itinerary also features a choice between river trekking and body rafting. The river trekking is included in the holiday price and will take you through the unspoilt landscape that surrounds the Alcantara River. If you choose the more adventurous body rafting trip a small supplement is payable but this activity provides fast-paced entertainment in an area of incredible natural beauty, the Alcantara Gorge. 

 

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Included in price

  • Option 1

  • Option 2

  • Option 3

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Our pick

  • Body rafting

    If you’d like to add a bit more adrenaline to Day 7, upgrade from river trekking to body rafting in the Alcantara Gorge. You will trek 40 minutes upriver to your starting point, taking in incredible scenery. Equipment and safety information will be provided by your guide, so you can focus on making the most of speeding along on the water!

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    Requires a minimum of 4 participants. Minimum age is 8 and minimum height is 140cm.

    Availability: Day 7

    Duration: Approximately 3 hours

    Upgrade from river trekking: £22 per child (please note adults go free with every child upgrade on this activity)

    Price on free day: £56pp

     


    From £22 per child

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
Price guarantee

Activities: select as many or as few activities as you wish from the schedule. The price per person depends on the number of activities chosen.


 

Prices per person based on the following:

Adult price based on 2 adults (12+) sharing a classic double/twin room OR 1 adult sharing with 1 child;

Child price (8-11 years old) based on sharing with two adults 

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Adult price (per person)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,475
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£1,105
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£1,105
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£1,105
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£1,175
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£1,195
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£1,195
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£1,195
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£1,205
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,220
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£850
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£850
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£850
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£915
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£940
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£940
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£940
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£950
£40 per extra activity Enquire

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Adult price (per person)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,330
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£970
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£970
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£970
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£1,100
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£1,060
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£1,060
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£1,060
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£1,070
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,130
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£775
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£775
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£775
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£905
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£860
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£860
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£860
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£870
£40 per extra activity Enquire

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Adult price (per person)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,475
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£1,105
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£1,105
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£1,105
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£1,175
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£1,195
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£1,195
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£1,195
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£1,205
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,220
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£850
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£850
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£850
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£915
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£940
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£940
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£940
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£950
£40 per extra activity Enquire

Terms

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 people; maximum 16 people (please note: although you will be in your family group during your holiday, there will be other guests on the boat during the snorkelling day – maximum group size is 22)

Group sizes and minimum numbers

Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor-made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures, you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases, we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Order of activities

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination.

Single supplement

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical History and advice

If you or any member of your party is pregnant or has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if you become pregnant or any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's level and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Suitable for

This holiday has a specified minimum age. In some cases, however, younger children may be able to participate in the holiday but may not be able to take part in all of the activities. Please note that there may also be younger children staying at the hotel. Please speak to our Travel Experts for more details. 

Booking activities locally

In almost all of our destinations, you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Traveller Reviews

  • We enjoyed being in a group of several families 21 August 2018 by The Finch Family

    We enjoyed being in a group of several families with children of similar ages to our own, especially the meals together. There was something for everyone. If one member of the family was not so keen then another member would love it. This was one reason for choosing the holiday. Also, the fact that there was just one base meant it was easy to skip activities and do our own thing on some days.

  • The Environment was wonderful 20 August 2018 by The Woodford Family

    For me, it's a tie between body rafting and the Etna Trek. Body Rafting was such great fun but trekking on an active volcano is not the sort of thing you do very often. The environment was wonderful, especially for photographers, the scenery beautiful and Ivano is a living encyclopedia. Different people in the group would pick different things because the activities were great. As previous
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    reviewers have said, Vera and Ivano really do look after you. They get to know everyone well and were hugely popular with the younger children (9yo I think) who were laughing out loud most of the time we were together as a group.
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  • Great guides 03 August 2018 by The Whitcombe Family

    Ivano and Vera are great guides. We were a small group and they were able to tailor the activities to suit us. Ivano joined us in many of the activities, he is great fun to be with and has an excellent knowledge of the local area. We chose to pay extra and go to the top of Etna. Having done this we would have have been disappointed to have just done the lower parts. Going to the top is definitely
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    worth it for the slightly more active traveller.
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  • Overall, the holiday was very enjoyable 24 July 2018 by The Tunbridge Family

    Overall, the holiday was very enjoyable, well organised by Ivano & Vera, and as a group, all the families got on well together which made it a very pleasant week. We would like to make a special mention for Ivano & Vera who were excellent throughout the week. Nothing was too much trouble, such as purchasing a bicycle for the youngest member of our group, keeping all the bikes going despite
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    punctures, broken chains and having a first aid kit straightaway when one of the boys fell off his bike band grazed himself badly. And they were interested in each of us as individuals and wanted to get to know us.
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  • Cannot praise them highly enough. 24 July 2018 by The Mehta Family

    The organisers in Sicily were simply wonderful. Cannot praise them highly enough.

  • Would definitely recommend as a family activity holiday! 24 July 2018

    We enjoyed a great week in Sicily thanks to our excellent hosts Ivano and Vera. The activities were varied, well organised and good fun. We particularly liked the body rafting which was a new experience for all. The hotel was situated in a beautiful setting on the coast with a good sized, salt water pool and access to the sea, just a short walk into town with many good restaurant choices.

  • Mount Etna and the Ionian Coast 10 July 2018 by The Callan Family

  • The guides, including Ivano, were brilliant, the setting beautiful and the thrills were unlike anything we've experienced. 06 June 2018 by The Walker Family

    Firstly, on the subject of Local Guides, we can't speak highly enough of Ivano & Vera. Both are superb - charming, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. As an example, when mountain biking, the kids found their bikes slightly too big to control comfortably; Ivano removed the saddles, drove to nearby Castiglione and found a workshop to saw an inch or so off the stems so the saddles could sit
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    lower. We all loved the body rafting in the Alcantara gorge on the Friday. We're all reasonably active but wouldn't have called ourselves adrenaline junkies, so had no idea what to expect. The guides, including Ivano, were brilliant, the setting beautiful and the thrills were unlike anything we've experienced. The whole day was superb, including lunch at a tiny café in a quiet hill-top town, Motta Camestra - we felt incredibly privileged to be there.
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  • Sicily activity holiday 01 August 2017 by The Rea Family

    My favourite activity was sea kayaking as the sun set, it was so relaxing, beautiful and something I'd never done before. Francis enjoyed the mountain biking and swimming in the lakes and Ella, the snorkelling and boat trip; water is her thing and she got to sunbathe on deck. Body rafting was the most exhilarating. Ivano and Vera were excellent guides. They really know their stuff, friendly and
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    funny.
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  • I didn't want the holiday to end. 09 August 2016 by The Dwyer Family

    Ivano our guide made the holiday extra special as he was such an interesting character who was extremely knowledgeable, generous, enthusiastic and good with all ages of the children who were there, ranging from 8 to 17. He made us all feel important. Also, hotel location and staff were excellent....activities were great. Our boys were exhausted after the week. I enjoyed the day on Ivano's boat
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    snorkelling. We were able to snorkel in the bay because there were loads of fish there too. Mount Etna was also very interesting. I can’t think of a day that I didn’t enjoy – I didn’t want the holiday to end.
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  • An extra special holiday - thank you, Ivano! 08 August 2016 by Rachel Marsden

    The very best thing about the holiday was Ivano. He was absolutely brilliant!!! He is intelligent, informed, interesting, capable, good fun, funny, kind and generally wonderful. He was fantastic with my children and we all became very attached to him. We genuinely got on well. He is a well-travelled and worldly-wise Sicilian which meant we could have great chats about everything. He was organised,
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    prompt and very good at communicating with us about arrangements. He was extremely kind and generous and made the extra personal effort to make our holiday extra special. We all miss him and are so grateful to him for making our holiday just perfect. I would thoroughly recommend him as a fantastic holiday guide and I wish him the very best of luck with all his ventures.
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  • Thoroughly recommend it. 5 stars from us! 06 August 2016 by The Tassell Family

    This was our third holiday away with AA and it didn't disappoint! We spent the first week and a half travelling around Sicily before starting our week of adventure. The locations for the activities were beautiful, the accommodation very comfortable, and the food was delicious. The boys especially enjoyed the body rafting whilst my favourite was the snorkelling in the beautiful warm clear blue sea.
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    We all thoroughly enjoyed hiking to the summit of Mt Etna and this really made the holiday for us. We were a little apprehensive about being the only family booked for our week but we needn't have been. Ivano and Vera were so welcoming and helpful and allowed us some flexibility in tailoring our activities to suit us. The boys were fortunate enough to meet some AA families who had stayed/arrived a few days extra/before so they had some time to chat and hang out around the pool with kids their own age. Thoroughly recommend it. 5 stars from us!
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  • We would love to go back to Sicily 19 July 2016 by The Mitchell Family

    Ivano was an amazing holiday guide, and very engaging and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble, and he went way beyond just getting us to and from activities. He checked we all had the correct equipment, checked on us during the activities and made sure we were all happy as we went along, took loads of photos and sent them to our mobiles. He found us lunch cafes in small towns away from the
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    tourist routes, talked us through the food on display (including getting things for us to try and warning us of things that weren't as good as they could be), and took us along routes to see quiet villages, spectacular views, riverside places to paddle etc. He also seems to know everybody in Giardini Naxos and to have been everywhere.
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