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From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

From Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano Mini Cruise Aeolian Tour

From US$ 84.90 per person

Cruise by private ship on this mini-cruise to Lipari and Vulcano, two islands belonging to the Aeolian Archipelago UNESCO site since 2000. Enjoy free time by visiting the old town center of Lipari and swimming in the warm sulphureous seawater of Vulcano.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 sulphurous water of Vulcano
Full description
The Aeolian Islands are a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds.  Lipari is the biggest, most populated Aeolian Island and has historically been the most significant. Lipari offers a grand archaeological museum housed in the buildings around the Duomo. Also impressive are the white shiny pumice quarries, which, overlooking the sea, give the water an amazing turquoise hue. Vulcano, which gives its name to all volcanoes, is particularly famous for its sulfurous mud baths and its smoking main crater. A man named Stevenson lived on Vulcano until the last major eruption in 1888. He never returned although his villa is still visible and intact. The tour departs from Taormina by bus to Milazzo harbour on the North coast of Sicily then continues by private boat to Lipari. In Lipari there is plenty of time to visit the old town center, to see the interesting archaeological park or simply shop for souvenirs. Guests then transfer by boat to the island of Vulcano for a second stop. Here there is the possibility to swim in the warm sulphureous seawater, have a mud bath, or enjoy the beach and have a delicious lunch (optional). On the way back, the tour follows the coastline to see the Faraglioni Rocks, the Horse Cave and the Mermaid's Rock.
Includes
  • Transportation by bus and by boat
  • Tour leader
  • VAT and taxes
  • Ecotax (Entrance to the Aeolian Islands)

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Suggested clothing: hat, bathing suit, towel and sunscreen lotion
  • Mud baths are not recommended for pregnant women and children
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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This was a wonderful trip. We went on August 5, leaving early morning from Taormina. The tour guide on the bus was excellent. She also made some of the announcements on the boat. She spoke English, German and Italian and took good care of us. The islands are beautiful and the boat tour around Vulcano and Lipari before disembarking was especially amazing. We took the 10 Euro bus/taxi tours around both islands and got to see some beautiful places. The drive around Lipari even allowed for a brief, 20 minute swim at a beach on the north of the island. Both of the bus/taxi excursions around the islands were in Italian, and we do not understand the language, but it was still worthwhile for us. I highly recommend this experience.

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August 9, 2021

Super experience, really nice to be able to see the islands from the boat, Lipari with not much to visit but very nice and great for buying souvenirs, really top volcano if you are looking for a swim in clean and beautiful waters, the beach with sand black is easy and quick to reach once you land on the island, crystal clear water and perfect temperature, the beach with warm water is less exciting .. cloudy and not very clean water, however particular the fact of bathing in really hot water .

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July 9, 2021

A great and rewarding experience. Climbing the Vulcano was a good time to master. Sturdy footwear is recommended. The sulfur fumes coming from the columns look impressive. Alexandra as a travel guide a gift: she answered all questions gladly, made an island tour on Lipari for interested and brought us closer to country and people.

October 20, 2019

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