Adult price from £910pp
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, body rafting (order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Use of bikes and snorkelling gear throughout your stay

Travel to the coastal area of Giardini Naxos on our Sicily family activity holiday where you’ll be right next to the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea.

You will enjoy a fun-filled cycling trip which takes you through numerous hidden trails amidst the Sicilian Countryside, allowing families to enjoy the stunning landscape views. At the Isola Bella Marine Park, you will board a boat and set off on a snorkelling excursion one day and enjoy a sea kayaking experience in this beautiful bay on another. 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.

One day in the itinerary features the adrenaline-fuelled experience of body rafting. You and your family will make your way through an area of incredible natural beauty, the Alcantara Gorge. Your body is the raft as you float, jump, splash and slide through waterfalls and small river rapids.

 

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Included in price

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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 

Adult price (per person)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,320
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£1,080
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£1,070
£55 per extra activity Book
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,095
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£755
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£755
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£765
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£845
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£835
£40 per extra activity Book

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. A further deposit payment of £250pp is due by 01 February 2020 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. 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 23 May 2020
£1,480
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jun 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 07 Jul 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 14 Jul 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 21 Jul 2020
£1,140
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 28 Jul 2020
£1,210
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 04 Aug 2020
£1,140
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 11 Aug 2020
£1,140
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 18 Aug 2020
£1,200
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 23 May 2020
£1,230
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jun 2020
£845
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 07 Jul 2020
£845
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 14 Jul 2020
£845
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 21 Jul 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 28 Jul 2020
£950
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 04 Aug 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 11 Aug 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 18 Aug 2020
£935
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Adult price (per person)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,250
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£910
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£910
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£920
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£950
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£1,000
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£960
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£960
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£725
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£725
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£735
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£765
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£775
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£775
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book

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. A further deposit payment of £250pp is due by 01 February 2020 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. 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 23 May 2020
£1,400
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jun 2020
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 07 Jul 2020
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 14 Jul 2020
£1,120
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 21 Jul 2020
£1,060
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 28 Jul 2020
£1,120
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 04 Aug 2020
£1,075
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 11 Aug 2020
£1,075
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 18 Aug 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 23 May 2020
£1,190
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jun 2020
£810
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 07 Jul 2020
£810
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 14 Jul 2020
£820
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 21 Jul 2020
£860
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 28 Jul 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 04 Aug 2020
£870
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 11 Aug 2020
£870
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 18 Aug 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Adult price (per person)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,320
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£990
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£1,080
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£1,020
£55 per extra activity Book
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£1,070
£55 per extra activity Book
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 25 May 2019
£1,095
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 02 Jul 2019
£755
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 09 Jul 2019
£755
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 16 Jul 2019
£765
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 23 Jul 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 30 Jul 2019
£845
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 06 Aug 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 13 Aug 2019
£795
£40 per extra activity Book
Tue 20 Aug 2019
£835
£40 per extra activity Book

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. A further deposit payment of £250pp is due by 01 February 2020 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. 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 23 May 2020
£1,480
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jun 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 07 Jul 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 14 Jul 2020
£1,110
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 21 Jul 2020
£1,140
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 28 Jul 2020
£1,210
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 04 Aug 2020
£1,140
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 11 Aug 2020
£1,140
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 18 Aug 2020
£1,200
£55 per extra activity Enquire
Child (age 8 - 11)
Dates
Sat 23 May 2020
£1,230
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 30 Jun 2020
£845
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 07 Jul 2020
£845
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 14 Jul 2020
£845
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 21 Jul 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 28 Jul 2020
£950
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 04 Aug 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 11 Aug 2020
£890
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Tue 18 Aug 2020
£935
£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 size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Itinerary amendments

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

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

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

Most of the activities we offer have been designed for beginners who have no prior experience and are of all age ranges and fitness levels. Our guides provide expert advice, tuition and instructions prior to any activity going ahead. Activities are designed to be enjoyed and not endured, but some, do require a more basic level of fitness than others. If you have any questions, then please contact one of our Travel Experts who can provide first-hand advice.

The only holidays which are not as suitable for complete beginners are the multi-night safaris which involve several days in wilderness cabins travelling by either snowmobile or husky safari. Again, this all depends on the individual taking part, but some prior experience and understanding of these types of activities can be very helpful and a greater level of fitness is recommended.

Guides & Safety

When partaking in any activity, it is imperative that everyone in your group listens very closely to the instructions provided by the guide and that they are abided by at all times. Our guides are experts in their field and no one knows the environment better than these highly knowledgeable and experienced providers.

Prior to starting any activity, please make it clear to your guide if there is any element of the safety briefing you are unsure of or would like to clarify before you set off.

Our guides will always take local conditions into account when considering whether an activity can go ahead. This is, in part, why your itinerary is subject to change at short notice. This rarely happens, however, if it does, we will always endeavour to reschedule the activity for later in your holiday. If this is not possible then the cost of the activity will be refunded to you when you return home.

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.

NB: In order to participate in our holidays, all guests must be able to understand instructions given in English. These instructions may be delivered verbally or in writing and will include vital safety information and ongoing instruction during activities.

Minimum and Maximum Age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Booking activities locally and equipment hire

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

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.

Travel Safety and Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/ The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

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 by The Buttle-Monck Family

    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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