Lipari and Vulcano by Boat: Classic Aeolian Tour

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12 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Discover the old town center of Lipari
  • Cruise on the stunning turquoise ocean
  • Relax your muscles in the warm sulphurous water of Vulcano
  • Soothe your skin with a mud mask
  • Enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant on Vulcano island
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 and swimming in the warm sulphureous seawater of Vulcano.
What to Expect
The Aeolian Islands or Lipari Islands are a fascinating volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. They are named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds. The Aeolian Islands are a popular tourist destination in the summer, attracting up to 200,000 visitors annually.

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 by bus to Milazzo harbor on the North coast of Sicily then continues by private ship 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 ship to the island of Vulcano for a second stop. Here there is the possibility to swim in the warm sulfurous 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.
What's Included
  • Transportation by bus and by boat
  • Tour leader service
  • Aeolian Islands Ecotax
  • VAT and taxes
What's Not Included
  • Ecotax to the Aeolian Islands
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees for the mud swimming pool in Vulcano
  • All optional excursions and services where there are extra fees
  • Tips
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Meet at the Taormina Terminal Bus at Via Pirandello. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time. Pick-up is also available in the areas of Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Recanati and Letojanni. Please contact SAT Group office (office opening hours: 08:30 - 13:00 /16:00 - 19:30) to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please bring light clothes, a hat, sunscreen cream, a towel, and a bathing suit.

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Product ID: 13195