School Geography Trips to Sicily

Geographical diversity and classical remains in abundance.

Get up close to Europe's most active volcano!
From £645pp i

A school geography trip to Sicily offers sunshine, spectacular vistas and geographical diversity in abundance – coastlines, rivers, mountains, plains, seaside resorts and hilltop settlements. But, undoubtedly, the main attraction of any school geography trip to Sicily is the opportunity to see volcanoes in action!

Trek across the smoking hulk of Europe’s highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, and for a different perspective of these natural wonders, explore the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Stromboli, both home to active volcanoes.

Away from volcanoes, groups can dip their toes in the crystal-clear waters of the beautiful Alcantara Gorge, visit the quaint seaside town of Giardini Naxos, and discover ancient Greek and Roman remains in Syracusa and Taormina.

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  • Situated on Sicily's East Coast, adjacent to Mount Etna
  • 5 minute walk from public and private beaches
  • Outdoor pool facing Mount Etna
  • Wi-Fi
  • Customer Feedback: "Wow, staff were blown away with the high standard of the accommodation" The Thomas Hardye School
  • Outdoor pool facing Mount Etna
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Ping pong table
  • Karaoke
  • Mediterranean garden and terrace
  • Children’s play area
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Go for a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Play a game of ping pong
  • Enjoy a night of karaoke
  • Soak up the sun in the Mediterranean garden and terrace
  • Relax in the shared lounge and TV area
  • Walk to the public and private beaches

Curriculum Information

Perfect for all ages and stages of secondary education

  • Curricular Links
    • Changing Places
    • Coastal Systems & Landscapes
    • Geographical Skills
    • Globalisation & Global Systems
    • Natural Hazards
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Population
    • River Systems & Landscapes
    • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
    • Rural Environments
    • Tourism
    • Urban Environments
    • Weather & Climate

Cross Curricular Trips to Sicily!

Why not create further opportunities by opening the trip up to all students?

The chance to climb some of Europe’s most well-known volcanoes, discover ancient Greek and Roman remains and learn more about the Italian culture should be enough to tempt any student to opt for the school trip to Sicily, not just those studying geography! Combine all of this with the lure of the beautiful Mediterranean climate and it should be deal done!

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Why schools choose us

Excellent trip, good balance of education and enjoyment. Our highlight has to be Vulcano island closely followed by Etna!

Ms. Louise Heywood, Thomas Alleyne's High School

Amazing, we can’t wait to go back! It’s difficult to choose a highlight – the cable car and jeep to Etna were amazing. The gorge was beautiful, Taormina was stunning and the pupils loved swimming in the sea in the evening.

Karen Lambert, Langley School

Had an amazing school trip to Sicily during half term with Rayburn. This must have been our school’s 12th or 13th Sicily trip, which have all been organised by Rayburn. Our next trip is already booked!

Jonathan Bayliffe, Hagley Catholic High School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Can we climb Mount Etna?

    There are multiple ways to visit Mount Etna whilst in Sicily. Groups can visit the South of the Volcano where they can ascend to one of the craters at a height of 2,900m by cable car and 4×4 jeeps. To the north of the volcano you can ascend by foot, crossing some of the lava fields left by the 2002 eruption. Our expert Tour Consultants can recommend the best experience for your group.

  • What is the FCO advice in regards to safe air travel?

    The FCO have provided guidelines on how you can travel safely in airports and on aircrafts at this time. Airports and airlines are committed to making your journey as safe as possible. You can read their guidance here.

  • What happens if there is a volcanic eruption whilst we are in Italy?

    Throughout your tour you will have 24-hour access to a member of our team, if you do have any concerns or require any assistance. We also have a strong relationship with our agent in Italy, therefore in the event of any disruption to your tour we will liaise with them promptly to ensure that they can offer us all the local support and assistance we need. This local knowledge and direct communication means that in the event that you are directly affected by an eruption we will be on hand to offer a calm, efficient evacuation to safety, if required. We have access to accommodation in different locations, should your group need to be relocated.

    Should your return be affected we will be on hand to offer support and assistance until your group is safely back in the UK. We have 24-hour contact available with the majority of airlines and we have experienced the high level of support they offer during the repatriation process. Please be assured that your tour is in safe hands and that the safety of our groups is our top priority. Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries or require any additional information at this stage.

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Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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