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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

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    What to Expect
    Hop aboard your coach in Taormina and travel north to the Port of Milazzo. After roughly an hour’s ride, board your motorboat and glide through the Tyrrhenian Sea to the island of Panarea, nestled in the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago.

    Enjoy time to explore the small, scenic island at your leisure. Wander the local shops in the whitewashed village, try the island fare at a café or take in views of the water from the beach.

    Afterward, reunite with your host and head across the water to Stromboli, named after its active volcano. Check out the black lava-sand beach and soak up additional free time to roam the village. Back on your boat, you can enjoy a light dinner as the sun sets (own expense).

    Top off your trip with an evening boat ride around the island to see Stromboli’s volcano in action. Head to a clear spot to view the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, where you'll witness bright, liquid lava explode into the night sky. Small eruptions typically occur every 30 minutes, so be sure to have your camera ready.

    After a full day of sightseeing, you will be returned to Taormina.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transport between islands by motorboat
    • Multilingual Tour escort/host
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Pietro in Panarea
    • Entry/Admission - Stromboli Volcano
    • Lunch, Dinner
    • Eco tax at the Port of Milazzo (approx. 5 euros between 1st June - 30th September and 2.5 euros from the 1st to the 31st October). Please note the amount may be subject to changes during the season.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The conduct of maritime excursions, as well as being affected by weather and sea conditions, is always subordinate to the decisions of the shipping company and the authorities.
    • This tour is operated in English, German, Italian. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour.
    • Recommended clothing: wind jacket, hat, bathing suit, towel and sunscreen lotion
    • From September departure will be anticipated by one hour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    Stromboli made it worth it. Amazing sight. A long day though, so probably a bit much for young children.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank raymond t
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

    Hi raymond t, you were very lucky. The Stromboli is giving a real show in these days. The day is long as we need darkness to spot the explosions. Come back soon in Taormina, we wait for you! Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    We had a great experience in our trip to Panarea and Stromboli. As others have already pointed out, this is a whole-day excursion: we left Taormina at 10:00 in the morning and returned to our hotel at midnight. The bus to Milazzo was comfortable and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Marmel2013
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Hi Marmel... what a fantastic review! all details of the Panarea & Stromboli Tour is carefully explained. We profusely thank you for this support and for sharing your beautiful experience especially at the Sciara del Fuoco, highlight of the tour with the possibility of spotting...More

    Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

    Boat was too crowded .. We had to run and grab seats as quick as possible. Not ideal for families with small children or the elderly... This appears to be the standard for all tours however. The pier (where boat pick us up and drop...More

    Thank alinovsky
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    Hi alinovsky, the scenario you describe is related to the peak of the season. Aeolian Islands are very much requested during July/August and being quite small, crowds are difficult to be avoided. We strongly suggest you to visit them in a different period of the...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2019

    Stromoboli erupting after dark is a truly memorable sight. We were blessed with calm weather and a not too crowded boat. Our guide gave a good short walking tour on both Paarea and Stromboli but it was the sight of Stromboli erupting every few minutes,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank PaulHoddinott
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Dear PaulHo, you were very lucky indeed, as Stromboli has been erupting in a very spectacular way since the beginning of July and, as a plus, the sea conditions are now excellent. What else to ask?

    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    Love reading the reviews on this day tour ... I agree with some of the reviewers comments - make sure you understand what the tour is offering before you book it. It is a very long day, you do need to be able to spend...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank amandawasilewski
    Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Dear amand..., what an amazing review you have shared...we are really impressed because you are describing every single detail. Your comments about the boarding are very useful for us to know more about passengers' behaviour. What really touches our heart is the description you do...More

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    I'm sure you would be able to book a direct trip from there
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