Trips to Sicily for Geography, Geology and Environmental Science Students
Sicily is the largest of the Mediterranean islands and has a precious geographical diversity. Its coastline and unspoilt sea-beds combined with fertile volcanic slopes, make it an ideal location for a geography field trip.
Be sure to visit Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, and enjoy breath-taking views of the volcanic landscape from its summit. Learn how the population cope with this constant shadow which both threatens and sustains the farming community. Fishing and tourism play a large part on the island and provide ample case studies for human geographers.
With a fantastic climate and Italian hospitality your field trip is guaranteed to be both enjoyable and educational.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation. Independent exploration of local area (depending on flight time)||Free time to settle in. Evening meal|
|2||Full day excursion to Mount Etna (TECTONICS/HAZARD MANAGEMENT)||Evening meal. Free time|
|3||Full day excursion to Strait of Messina & Tindari Lake||Evening meal. Free time|
|4||Visit to Alcantara Gorges (TECTONICS/ PROCESSES) (depending on flight time)||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation. Independent exploration of local area (depending on flight time)|
|Afternoon||Free time to settle in. Evening meal|
|Morning||Full day excursion to Mount Etna (TECTONICS/HAZARD MANAGEMENT)|
|Afternoon||Evening meal. Free time|
|Morning||Full day excursion to Strait of Messina & Tindari Lake|
|Afternoon||Evening meal. Free time|
|Morning||Visit to Alcantara Gorges (TECTONICS/ PROCESSES) (depending on flight time)|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights’ half-board accommodation
- Return flights & airport transfers, all taxes & charges included
- Local Guide
- Visits including: Mount Etna, Alcantara Gorges, Strait of Messina & Tindari Lake
- Coach transportation for visits shown
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 20 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
Top visits for college groups in Sicily
Etna Land Theme Park
Enjoy a day’s visit to this popular Sicily attraction, which is embarking on a transformation from water park to a theme park. Your coach will drop you off and pick you up, leaving your group to enjoy a full day at this exciting amusement park.
Stromboli and Vulcano Islands
This two night option provides a truly unique trip, with an opportunity to climb a volcano and see the continuous emission of blobs of lava shot a small distance into the air as ‘fire fountains’. Your ferry will take you into Stromboli village where you will walk to your accommodation. You’ll then have time to explore the village and observe the coastal rock formations. In the late afternoon you will meet your Local Guide and collect your trekking safety equipment before setting off on your trek around 5pm. You will hike to 400m, where a viewing platform is positioned for great views of the ‘Stream of Fire’. The darkening conditions make it the ideal time of day to see the lava movements.
The following morning you will take the ferry to Vulcano Island with the opportunity to walk up the smaller Fossa Volcano to the Grand Crater and visit the mud baths before returning to your hotel in Stromboli and returning to the mainland the following morning.
- A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)
- Tourism Impacts & Sustainability
- Rural Environmental Geography