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Sicily

A new location and hotel by a sandy beach
Stunning scenery, excursion to Mount Etna
Boat trip to explore the Aeolian islands

 
 
 
 
 

Explore a unique island

The natural wonder of Sicily is seen in a variety of landscapes, from the striking features of Mount Etna to the sandy beaches and clear blue seas.

We are excited to be staying in a new location on the island of Sicily. Our three-star hotel is located on the edge of the town of Cefalu, arguably one of Italy's most beautiful seaside destinations. The attractive buildings with their terracotta roofs are embedded dramatically in the side of the hill that rises up from the beach. We can explore the interesting backstreets, shops and cafés, as well as the striking cathedral at the highest point, or relax on the sandy beach.

A good number of rooms at the hotel have a sea view. For a supplement of £48 per person for the week, the hotel can guarantee one of these rooms, otherwise they will allocate as many sea view rooms to our group as they have left when we arrive. The hotel has air conditioning and wifi, as well as a swimming pool. From the hotel we can head down the steps to its private, sandy beach at the foot of the cliff.

 
"I would love to go back and bring a couple of friends."
Jacky, September 2018
 

An exciting range of excursions

Our optional package of three excursions explores the different aspects of the island that make Sicily so appealing. We visit the Aeolian islands, Mount Etna and Palermo with Monreale.

 

Cruising to the islands

One advantage of our new location in Cefalu is that the boat to the Aeolian islands departs from the town itself. On the island of Lipari, off the north coast of Sicily, we can explore the town with its picturesque harbour and attractive houses. We can visit the cliff-top citadel with its interesting museum, explore the island’s beaches or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. There is also the chance for us to enjoy island hopping as we take the ferry to the nearby island of Vulcano, known for its mud baths and dark volcanic rocks.

 
 

Mount Etna's striking landscape

Our journey right across to the southern side of the island allows us to enjoy more of its scenery along the way. Mount Etna is the highest volcano in Europe at 3350m, and is arguably the most impressive feature of Sicily. Parts of the area have been preserved for wildlife to flourish, while others are accessible to visitors, giving us the chance to explore the intriguing volcanic landscape and craters.


 

Palermo and Monreale

New for this year, our visits also take us to the interesting cities of Palermo and Monreale. In Palermo, you can explore the appealing historic food markets or the impressive palace and gardens. There is also a popular bike tour available to explore the Old Town. 

Monreale has an impressive cathedral from the 1100s with vibrant mosaics and striking architecture. The attractive Belvedere public gardens are free to enter and have a palace as their backdrop. 

After the day's activity, each evening we will have an opportunity to meet together for a helpful Bible talk.

 

Dates/Prices

The cost includes return flights from London Heathrow to Palermo, airport taxes and charges, airport transfers and three-star hotel accommodation, with air-conditioned, en-suite rooms for two, breakfast and evening meals while at our hotel.

Optional excursion package: £98

The deposit is £50 if booking more than two months in advance (plus single room supplement, if applicable).

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