School Geography Trips to Sicily

A skyline dominated by the smoking hulk of Mount Etna

  • Mount Etna
  • Piano Provenzana Lava Field
  • Lipari
  • Guided Trek on Stromboli
  • Vulcan Ferry
  • Alcantara Gorge
Coastal beauty and fiery landscapes galore
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Alive with restless mountains and intriguing geographical landscapes, Sicily is a budding geographer’s dream. Look over your shoulder and be met by a skyline dominated by the smoking hulk of Mount Etna, where you’re invited to get up close to its raw red craters and explore its fiery collection of lava flows, volcanic rocks and parasitic cones.

Alternatively, head to the Alcantara Gorge and Giardini Naxos for your fix of river and coastal systems. Then succumb to the charms of classical civilisation sites, such as Siracusa, to discover ancient treasures that time forgot.

Accommodation

Popular places to stay in Sicily

  • Located on the seafront at Mascali (Sant’Anna), Sicily’s East Coast
  • 50 metres from private beach area
  • Surrounded by gardens
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor pool
  • On-site sport facilities
  • Restaurant and pizzeria
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Go for a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Relax in the surrounding gardens
  • Tuck into a traditional Italian pizza at the pizzeria
  • Enjoy the on-site sport facilities
  • Walk to the nearby private beach for sun bathing and beach games
  • 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
  • Located on Sicily’s beautiful North-East Coast in the bay of Sant’Alessio Siculo
  • Private beach area
  • Large public terrace overlooking the sea
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private beach area
  • Large public terrace overlooking the sea
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Quad, triple, twin and single rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Soak up the sun or play some games in the private beach area
  • Relax on the public terrace for beautiful sea views
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • Enjoy a drink in the bar

Excursions in Sicily

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Learning Outcomes

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

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

Many of our school trips are now run with Rayburn due to the fact that we are delighted with their service

Amy Kelly

Bedford Modern School

Adventure underpinned by learning and topped with fun

Mrs Dorothy Whiteley

Bedford Girls School

Awe inspiring for students, and enjoyable for staff due to fantastic organisation.

Mr Nick Taylor

Hagley Catholic High School

FAQs about this tour

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

  • 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 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 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 Sicily

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