Guided tours for families: Mount Etna, Alcantara Gorges and Siracusa
2017-06-01 - 2017-09-15

Discover the magnificent Mount Etna, Alcantara Gorges and the beautiful Siracusa. You can choose between different excursions suitable for all the family!

TOURS for families in small groups ( max. 6/8 people); every day with departure from Giardini Naxos

 

N. 1 ETNA BY JEEP

Departure 9:00 a.m, day tour (6/7 hours)

 

What we will visit:

 

Zafferana Etnea

Visit and free honey tasting in a typical beekeeper workshop.

4WD path inside the luxuriant vegetation of the Etna and stop on the great lava casting of 1991-93

Visit of the longest eruption of last century, which stopped just few hundred metres to the town.

The huge valley of “Bove”

  1. on the huge valley. Impressive landscape with stratification of ancient and recent lava castings.

Grotto "Three Levels"

Visit of a typical Etna grotto, from the entrance up to the first well (30 m), of a long natural underground tunnel formed by the lava flow during the eruption of 1792.

The Volcanic area of the “Silvestri” Craters and the lava casting 2001/2002

Extinct craters of red color formed during the eruption of 1892. Light trekking inside the caldera and around the crater (at customers choice) enjoying the wonderful and unique surrounding landscape.

 

OPTIONAL – The visit to the summit area at 3000 meters

by cable car and special off road vehicles up to 3000 meters a.s.l.

(Extra ticket required payable at the cable car office)

 

 

N. 2 ETNA AND ALCANTA GORGES

Departure 9:00am, full day tour (7/8 hours)

 

What we will visit:

 

The Alcantara Gorge

Visit of the gorge in Alcantara River valley; an amazing natural wonder.

The great lava casting of 1991-93

Visit of the longest eruption of last century, which stopped just few hundred metres to the town.

Zafferana Etnea

Visit and free honey tasting in a typical beekeeper workshop.

Grotto "Three Levels"

Visit of a typical Etna grotto, from the entrance up to the first well (30 m), of a long natural underground tunnel formed by the lava flow during the eruption of 1792.

The Volcanic area of the “Silvestri” Craters and the lava casting 2001/2002

Extinct craters of red color formed during the eruption of 1892. Light trekking inside the caldera and around the crater (at customers choice) enjoying the wonderful and unique surrounding landscape.

 

OPTIONAL – The visit to the summit area at 3000 meters

by cable car and special off road vehicles up to 3000 meters a.s.l.

(Extra ticket required payable at the cable car office)

 

BOTH ETNA TOURS INCLUDE:

>Pick-up and Drop-off directly at your Hotel/Accommodation in Giardini Naxos

>Transport by 4WD vehicle full air conditioned or Van Mercedes (we ensure the jeep for the tour N.1)

>Driver/Guide English speaking to discover the best places on Etna and its history

>Guided walking @2000 meters (about 1 hour) inside and around the extinct craters to enjoy the wonderful and unique moon landscape.

>Lunchtime on Etna refuge @2000 meter (lunch not included)

you can enjoy here your coffee, drink, snacks, lunch or simple souvenir shopping

>Entry ticket to the Alcantara Gorge (only for the tour N.2)

NOT INCLUDED:

>Food, drinks

>Cable car ticket to visit the summit area

 

 

N. 3 SYRACUSE TOUR

Departure 9:30am full day tour (7/8 hours)

 

The tour introduce us in the history and baroque architecture of Syracuse, the ancient powerful Mediterranean city during the Greek period (734 BC - 275 BC).

 

The visit begins with the Neapolis archaeological park, which included the most important monument of the Greek and Roman period (the Greek theatre, the Latomia del Paradiso, the Ear of Dionysius, the Roman amphitheater).

Continue with an interesting visit of the St Giovanni catacombs, the rest of an old Greek aqueduct, 10.000 square meters situated in the Akradina area, which until the Roman times was used for the cult of the dead.

Afterwards, the excursion heads toward Ortigia well-known for the ruins of the earliest Greek constructions, in plain sight the Temple of Apollo, but the greatest and most singular monument of Ortigia is the Cathedral of Syracuse which rises on the highest point of the peninsula and one of the most famous spots in Ortigia is the Fountain of Arethusa, a freshwater spring forming a pool with papyrus plants, situated on a wide terrace overlooking the sea.

 

 

THE SYRACUSE TOUR INCLUDES:

>Pick-up and drop-off directly at your accommodation in Giardini Naxos

>Transport by comfortable and fully air conditioned Merceds vehicle

>Personal and professional driver-escort English speaking,

>Gasoline and local tax (motorway fees, parks, etc.)

NOT INCLUDED:

>Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum

>licensed tour guide inside the Archeological Site (not suggested)

>food and drink

For any further info, please contact BB4Kids at:

info@bb4kids.it

ippolito.valentina@bb4kids.it

ph. +39 +39 331 411 8530