Italy Explorer

Luxury skippered sailing holidays

Italy Explorer

8Days    From  €1,085pp
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Italy Explorer

Italy Explorer

Discover the picturesque UNESCO listed Aeolian islands. The unique landscape offers a once in lifetime opportunity to sail by day and admire active volcanoes by night. Sharing a yacht with other guests, this trip is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and social sailing holiday on a modern and spacious catamaran.

Highlights

Lisca Bianca

Snorkel the pristine and crystal clear waters off Lisca Bianca.

Vulcano

Experience a natural mud bath and trek to the smouldering crate.

Salina

Discover the lush greenery of Salina and the signature sweet wine.

Panarea

Wander the boutiques and stylish promenade of luxurious Panarea.

Itinerary

The itinerary and sailing route is subject to change dependent on weather and prevailing conditions. Guests under the age of 18 are only permitted on whole yacht bookings or our Private Yacht Charters.

Day 1

Portarosa

Welcome to the Italy Explorer with Yacht Getaways! We begin in Portarosa where you'll have plenty of time to explore before we set sail in the afternoon. Enjoy an Italian bite at one of the local restaurants or cheers a drink to the start of your holiday at one of the bars facing the beautiful Lipari islands.

Day 1 cont

Vulcano

Sit back on deck and relax as we sail towards our first destination, Vulcano. Well known for its sulphur rich mud baths and visibly smoking crater, Vulcano makes an indelible first impression. Relax on the black sand beaches or enjoy a therapeutic mud bath before enjoying your first Italian meal for dinner.

Day 2

Lipari

Start your day with a walk to the main crater for an astonishing morning view before we sail to Lipari. Explore the island by bike or scooter admiring the white washed villages and breathtaking views of the Aeolian islands. Take a dip in the afternoon before celebrating the best of Italy with a fine Italian dinner and local wine.

Day 3

Panarea

Today we make our way to the most beautiful of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea. Expect delicious seafood and boutique shopping. A short ride away is Cala Junco, a beautiful secluded bay, and nearby Lisca Bianca’s offer hidden coves and bubbling sea springs you can explore. Tonight is also the perfect setting for sunset cocktails!

Day 4

Salina

Enjoy a memorable sunrise as we watch lava bubble from active volcano, Stromboli. Today we sail to Salina, a fertile island famous for the production of the local sweet wine Malvasia. Spend the day venturing around the town and the lush landscape before a sunset dinner admiring the view towards smouldering Stromboli volcano.

Day 5

Isola Filicudi

Today we'll sail to one of the most isolated of the islands, Filicudi, well known for its wild natural beauty, untouched sea grottos and ancient pathways. Explore an extinct Aeolian volcano before a swim in crystal clear waters. The rocky shores are a beachcomber’s dream and an incredible spot to spend a tranquil night under the stars.

Day 6

Asino Beach, Vulcano

After a morning swim we'll sail to our final stop, Asino Beach on Vulcano. On the way we'll stop at some gorgeous bays and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch. Spend your afternoon relaxing on the black sand beach or exploring by paddleboard. In the evening, we'll raise a glass to an incredible week while admiring a final sunset over the sea.

Day 7 & 8

Portorosa

We'll enjoy a delicious breakfast and morning swim before we slowly journey back to the port where we started our trip. Stopping along the way at some beautiful off-the-beaten track bays, we'll make sure you soak it all in. Once we arrive back, spend the evening on the beach or by the pool before settling in for a final night on your catamaran.

What’s included

Seven nights accommodation on your own Catamaran

Breakfast & lunch freshly prepared daily

BYO - Bring your own drinks and snacks on board

Explore & learn to sail with your RYA qualified Skipper

Accompanying wine with lunch

2 Stand up paddleboards & snorkelling equipment

Superb hospitality with your professional Host

Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water

Towels and fresh linen for the week

Our Catamarans & Crew

Superior Class

Our well-appointed Superior Class catamarans accomodate 8 guests in 4 standard en-suite cabins. These 40-45 foot catamarans provide plenty of space for you to sit back and relax on your sailing holiday.

Prestige Class

These luxurious catamarans accomodate 10 guests in a range of cabin sizes including standard, Queen and King all with en-suites. With plenty of space for you to relax in style while enjoying your home away from home.

Skipper & Host

With Yacht Getaways you are ensured a relaxed and worry free skippered sailing holiday, with our first class crew and skippers committed to the excellence of your trip, taking care of every detail of your holiday and ensuring you have access to all the best spots, restaurants and sights.

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Getting there

You can fly direct to Sicily with many carriers, with two popular international airports, Palermo and Catania. Palermo is about 2.5hours from our marina and Catania is 1.5 hours away. For more details on how to get to the marina, please see your pre-departure documents.