FAQs

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Aeolian Adventures

Frequently Asked Questions

It is inevitable that you will have questions about your holiday, before you book it and possibly before departure. We are always available to answer any queries, but we may be able to answer some of the more frequently asked questions here.

 

Choosing an Escorted Tour

Escorted Tour groups are for a minimum of six and a maximum of 10 people.

Our Escorted Tours are suitable for anyone who enjoys food, cooking and wine. It also helps if you enjoy boat trips, exploring new places and have a sense of adventure!

Yes, we do but we recommend booking early. If you book as a private group, we can make slight adaptations to the itinerary if requested in advance of your trip.

Laura, who owns and manages Aeolian Adventures, leads all Escorted Tours.

Yes, you can but you would be responsible for any travel arrangements if you need to arrive late or leave the Tour early and you won’t be reimbursed for any unused part of the trip.

Yes, that’s no problem at all.

Our Tailormade Family Adventures is the one to choose if you’re travelling with children. We can plan an itinerary which is best suited to the age of your children and your family needs.

Yes, they’re very popular with solo travellers. They provide a comfortable, relaxed environment for solo travellers who want to participate in group activities such as cooking classes and share mealtimes and great food. Some of our tours have a small single supplement (as indicated in the relevant tour details) but still provide excellent value for money. All our solo travellers stay in their own twin or double room with en suite bathroom.

Flights to and from Sicily are your own responsibility. We will arrange transfers from Catania to the hotel meeting point. We recommend arranging your return flight after lunchtime on the day after we arrive back in Catania to allow for delayed hydrofoil crossings.

Booking Your Holiday

When you’ve decided on your preferred holiday, we will send you a booking form for completion. Please do not book your flights until you receive our booking confirmation and invoice. A deposit of £500 is required, to be paid via direct bank transfer or, if you prefer, Paypal, with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. If your holiday is booked within 8 weeks of departure, full payment will be required at the time of booking.

On your Escorted Tour

No, the cost of everything listed on the itinerary is included.

Our hotels on the islands are all independent, family-run hotels and typical of the islands. Facilities include a pool and an informal dining-room. All rooms have en suite facilities.

We can generally work with you on this, provided that you advise of any requirements prior to your trip.

No, our cookery classes are designed for anybody and everybody! There’s no need to have any existing cookery skills – just an interest in food and an enjoyment of cooking.

None of the hikes are too strenuous but you do need to be reasonably fit to climb up the volcanoes.

It is a fairly-full on schedule, but you are free to opt out of any activities and spend the day/evening relaxing at the hotel if you prefer.

Yes, we arrange transfers from Catania airport to the hotel. At the end of your holiday, we will drop you back at the airport or in Catania city centre.

You may find walking boots useful if you are a keen hiker. If you want to experience the mud baths on Vulcano, we recommend bringing an old swimsuit – the mud can discolour and the smell tends to linger!

Check-in is from 2pm.

Choosing a Tailor-Made Holiday

Yes, we have arrangements with several hotels in Sicily and the islands who would be happy to welcome you.

We offer a range of activities connected to cooking, food and wine tours, hiking, water sports, boat trips and, of course, volcanoes. You can choose from private or group excursions.

Yes, we offer a range of activities throughout Sicily, although we specialise in the east coast and the area around Mount Etna. We can provide advice on places to stay and things to do on all the Aeolian islands.

No, you can arrive and depart on any day. We can help you with your accommodation and plan a suitable itinerary for single days or your entire holiday.

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