Day trip

From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

Activity provider: SAT Group
Day trip

From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

Activity provider: SAT Group

From US$ 85.77 per person

Enjoy a day trip from Taormina and cruise to the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago islands of Lipari and Vulcano. Have free time in Lipari and enjoy the wild island of Vulcano with its black beach.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Discover two Aeolian Islands, Lipari and Vulcano, in one day
  • Visit the old town center of Lipari
  • Cruise on the stunning turquoise ocean
  • Relax in the warm water of Vulcano
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Discover the islands of Lipari and Vulcano in a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea on this day trip from Taormina. Ride in a climate-controlled bus to Milazzo and take a private boat to the island of Lipari and Vulcano. 

Depart from Taormina aboard a comfortable bus to Milazzo harbor on the North coast of Sicily. Hop aboard a spacious boat and feel the sea breeze as you travel to Lipari, the most populated and most historically significant of the Aeolian Islands.

Spend some free time exploring the Old Town which has vibrantly colored buildings, a stunning cathedral, and old fortification walls. Stroll through the narrow streets to uncover shops and cafes, and take in views of the turquoise sea.

Head to the island of Vulcano, which gives its name to all volcanoes. Take free time to enjoy its black beach or go for lunch at a local restaurant.

On the way back to Milazzo, the tour follows the coastline to see the breathtaking Faraglioni Rock formation, the Horse Cave, and the Mermaid's Rock. Transfer back to the meeting point in Taormina by bus at the end of your tour. 

  • Transportation by bus and by boat
  • Tour leader
  • VAT and taxes
  • Ecotax (Entrance to the Aeolian Islands)
  • Umbrella (can be rented on site)
Not suitable for
  • People with motion sickness

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Meeting point

Terminal Interbus Taormina, Piazza Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 126 reviews

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This was a very pleasant way to travel to the islands and learn a bit about the land and the people. The tour was well organized, informative and fun. I only wish that we had more time on Lipari. We took advantage of a tour around the island and then did not have enough time to view the museum or to shop in the stores. Two islands was a lot to put into a single trip.

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October 28, 2022

Some main information was missing and not mentioned by the guide: 1. In Vulcano there 2 beaches where in one of them the water is gofrit and the seats chargable, while the other one is with regular water and free cahirs. 2. In Lipari there are 2 harbors, and is important to give the name of the relevant one to know where to come back when leaving the boat for 2 hours. A big minus is the time wasted gathering people from different locations even if it is the opposite way

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September 21, 2022

Excellent tour and well organized with useful information. You could also use a panoramic bus route (extra option € 10 euros pp). From Lipari you then get on the bus and take a tour around the island. You will stop at a few places where you will still have the opportunity to take panoramic photos. You can also see the other islands. You will have approximately 2 hours of free time in Vulcano. We thought this was a long time and we would have liked to spend this in Lipari because this island is much larger. Furthermore, a top tour with a good guide. Recommended!

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 166571