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  1. Italy
  2. Province of Messina
  3. Taormina
  4. Day Trips

From Taormina: Chic Panarea and Stromboli Full-day Tour

Product ID: 166070
Relax on this 1 day cruise to explore two of the Aeolian Islands. The elegant Panarea and the volcanic Stromboli. Wander through the beautiful streets on Panarea and take in the dramatic scene of the volcanic activity on Stromboli and the fiery sunset.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Relax on your tour to the Aeolian Islands with private motor boat equipped with bar
  • Explore the chic Panarea for shopping with it's winding, cobble-stoned streets
  • Take a walking tour in Stromboli admiring the landscape dominated by the active volcano
  • Watch a stunning sunset with the volcano erupting on Stromboli Island
Full description
Take a tour of Stromboli and Panarea, both belonging to the Aeolian Archipelago.  Enjoy this is unique chance to see volcanic eruptions and learn the history of these ancient islands.
On a private motor boat equipped with toilets and bar, you will arrive at Panarea onto Calajunco Bay and the small Zimmari Beach. Take in the quiet beauty of these stunning beaches as you explore the second smallest of the islands. Meander along its winding streets and gravel beaches, taking in the the perfect Sicilian backdrop. 

Back on board again and sail around the rocks in front of Panarea and then proceed to Stromboli, home to one of Italy’s 3 active volcanoes. Constantly active, you will be able to see the eruptions from the sea and the many viewing points on the island. This spectacular phenomenon has given the island the nickname of 'Lighthouse of the Mediterranean'.

After looking over the small village of Ginostra from the sea, you have the chance to explore the historical center of San Vincenzo until sunset. Back on board guests sail out to sea to watch the dramatic eruptions of the Sciara del Fuoco, fire slide, against the night’s sky. 
  • Transportation by bus and boat
  • Tour Leader
  • VAT and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Eco-tax entrance to the Aeolian Islands
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Taormina Bus Terminal Via Pirandello. Hotel pick-up is valid only upon request and confirmation by SAT Group. No hotel pick-up without confirmation will be done.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Recommended clothing: clothing made of natural fibers, hat, bathing suit, towel and sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Very late and very overloaded with tourists

A good excursion, but an hour late, and a lack of consistency in the presentation of "protected" islands which require an additional eco-tax of 5 euros per person in cash while the island is covered with waste and the boats of tourists pile up polluting. Despite everything, the places remain beautiful and the Stromboli impressive.

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August 12, 2019

The tour guide Alexandria was great! She told different things along the way in Italian, English and German. We first went to Panarea, which was really nice. We had 2 hours to walk around and visited the prehistoric village. Next was de island Stromboli with the beautiful black beatches. Here we could walk around for about 3 hours. Our tour guide organised a little tour and showed us the highlights of the island. When we were on the boat again we went to the other site of the island and saw an amazing sunset and a lot of little errutions of the vulcano Stromboli. It was a really great day!

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August 12, 2019

The excursion was an incomprehensible failure. The boat in Panarea was delayed more than half an hour, which under a scorching sun produced a heat stroke that I tried to alleviate going for a bottle of water. I watched as the ship arrived and advanced to the dock, but the boarding maneuver was so fast that I ran signaling without result and the ship sailed. Then I was held incommunicado on an island with no option of getting to Stromboli to resume my excursion, nor of Go back to Sicily in any way. Apart from the seriousness of this situation, anguish and despair, I want to denounce the lack of professionalism of a guide who did not take into account that all the clients under his charge were not embarked. In the end, I managed to return to Taormina by my own means and talk to this lady and, to her greater indignation, her explanation was that she didn't have that responsibility, she grabbed my arm and told me "eat a Roman pizza". I just hope you can fix this matter for yo

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October 3, 2019

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SAT Group

Product ID: 166070