School Geography Trips to the Bay of Naples & Sicily

Where Mount Etna meets Mount Vesuvius

  • Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
  • Fondo Galatea Working Farm
  • Pompeii
  • Cappella Palatina
  • Vulcano
  • Mount Etna
Why choose one when you can have both?
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Combining Mediterranean sun with captivating geographical landscapes, you’ll get the best of both worlds in a two-centre tour to the Bay of Naples and Sicily.

Start your journey in the Bay of Naples with a visit to the mighty Mount Vesuvius and the preserved ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, before taking an overnight ferry to Sicily to ascend Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna. With so many intriguing landscapes to explore and landmarks to see, this really is the ultimate all-round geographical experience.

Accommodation

Popular places to stay in the Bay of Naples and Sicily

  • 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
  • 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
  • Family-run hotel with welcoming atmosphere
  • Magnificent views across the Bay of Naples
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rooftop terrace with sun loungers
  • Hot tub
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Restaurant
  • Triple, twin and single rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Relax on the rooftop terrace
  • Unwind in the hot tub
  • Chill out the shared lounge and TV area
  • Grab a bite to eat at the on-site or nearby restaurants
  • Walk to the beach for a spot of sun bathing
  • Family-run hotel with welcoming atmosphere
  • Magnificent views across the Bay of Naples
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Within walking distance of local restaurants
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Restaurant
  • Quad, triple, twin and single rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Relax on the sun terrace
  • Chill out in the shared lounge and TV area
  • Walk to the beach for a spot of sun bathing

Excursions in the Bay of Naples and Sicily

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Learning Outcomes

Perfect for all ages and stages of 
secondary education

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

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert Field Study Tutors to our award-winning study resources, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

What our customers say

Everything was organised perfectly.

Miss Sandra Kelly

Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village

I can trust Rayburn to always provide an unforgettable experience for our students.

Mrs Roslyn Hawley

Bradon Forest Comprehensive School

The fact we saw the volcano erupt made the whole trip.

Mr James Foley

Bancroft's School

FAQs about this tour

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

  • What help do you have in Italy to assist us in the event of disruption?

    We 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. Our Italian coach operator has robust transport resources to quickly implement changes where necessary.

  • What happens if we are unable to complete our planned excursion on our school trip to Italy?

    With excellent local knowledge, our internal Italian specialists, in conjunction with our Italian agents, will also be on hand to discuss alternative excursions and activities and changes to your itinerary should they be required. Experience has shown us that, during times of disruption, with some minor changes we are able to carry out the majority of our itineraries.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.

  • 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.

School Geography Trips to the Bay of Naples & Sicily

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