Fire & Ice – The Wonders of Sicily, Italy & Austria

  • 16 Day Tour
  • 14 Sights Visited
  • 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

To the Parma area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Continue south, past Rome, to reach the Sorrento Peninsula for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Pompeii and Vesuvius

Included excursion to see the haunting ruins at Pompeii, which was buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, then drive up to Mount Vesuvius itself, which commands spectacular views over Naples. You can walk the final kilometre to the summit to view the crater which is usually still smouldering. (There is a local charge of approx. €10 to visit the crater).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Mount Vesuvius

Day 5 - Sorrento/Isle of Capri

Included excursion to Sorrento, one of the most popular resorts on the Neapolitan Riviera. From here you may wish to join our optional excursion to the Isle of Capri. Sail across the Bay of Naples to this lovely island where Gracie Fields once lived, and see the whitewashed houses, smart villas, colourful gardens and open-air cafés. Take in the views back to the mainland and, in particular, the imposing site of the cone of Mount Vesuvius

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mount Vesuvius



Day 6

To Sicily for a five-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Mount Etna and Taormina

Today’s included excursion takes us to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano at 3350 metres. Our coach takes us to within 1900 metres and, if the weather is good, you can visit the summit by local bus (optional). Later, enjoy free time in Taormina.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mount Etna


Day 8 - Free Time

Free day to relax in resort.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Stromboli

Enjoy a fantastic, full-day optional excursion, starting with a boat trip from Milazzo to the island of Panarea. There will be free time for you to explore or perhaps go swimming at Zimmari beach. In the evening, the boat leaves for the island of Stromboli to view the mighty volcano at night – the best time to see the mountain’s fiery explosions. We watch from offshore, before returning by sea to Milazzo, with a light dinner of pasta, wine and water included on board.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 10 - Syracuse

Optional excursion with a guide to enjoy the delights of perhaps the most beautiful town in Sicily, Syracuse, once the most powerful of all Mediterranean cities and home of the famous Archimedes.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 11

To Fiuggi near Rome for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Rome

To Rome, where you can join our optional, guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot, seeing the Colosseum (admission extra), Trevi Fountain and many other famous sights. Continue to our overnight hotel in Tuscany.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 13

To the Austrian Tyrol for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 - Grossglockner Glacier

Having seen plenty of ‘Fire’, today we see the ‘Ice’. Our included excursion takes us along the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse to the top of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner (Big Bell), where you can view Austria’s longest glacier from the viewing platform. A truly formidable sight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Krimml Falls

Grossglockner Glacier

Day 15

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 16

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £279; travel insurance from £49.95.

Please Note:

This tour is not suitable for mobility scooters.  Wheelchairs are acceptable, though the terrain may cause some difficulties.  

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.