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Date: 24 June to 2 July 2017
Age: 18 to 29 years
Duration: 8 days, 8 nights (this includes an overnight stay at a Luton Airport hotel).
Accommodation: Self-catering apartments with pool in Acitrezza, Catania (breakfast included). Overnight stay at Luton Airport on 24 June 2017.
Transport: Flights will depart early from Luton Airport on 25 June 2017. Transport to activities and accommodation will be provided throughout the trip.
Cost per person: VICTA has heavily subsidised this trip. The cost per participant is just £450 which includes flights, accommodation, breakfast and the activities below. Spending money will be required. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your place, this will need to be paid once your place has been confirmed.
Closing date: 29 March 2017

Sicily has long been a crossroads and crucible of Mediterranean culture, and the island today is full of Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque ‘palazzos’. It also has natural wonders aplenty, from the smoking craters of Mount Etna to the still relatively undiscovered beaches of the southern coast.

With parts of the island on the same latitude as the North African coast, Sicily has a glorious climate that makes it an attractive destination for much of the year. VICTA is excited to be returning to Sicily with Seable Holidays year after three previous very successful trips.

Planned activities may be subject to change but currently include:

  • Visit to the active volcano Mount Etna, including a drive to the summit at 3000 metres above sea level. There will also be a tasting session of local produce that includes honey, wine, olives and olive oil.
  • Excursion to the ancient port of Catania 
  • Visit to the Tactile Museum which boasts three floors of models from across the world and a sensory garden
  • Sicilian dessert/ice cream tasting session
  • Sporting activities – our group may try scuba diving or windsurfing (depending on weather conditions and participants choice)
  • Trip to a traditional organic farm and vineyards

Our trips to Sicily have proved a truly cultural experience for our participants in the past, from feeling the heat from the rocks of Mount Etna, to harvesting olives, our young people have gained so many memorable experiences. These will last a lifetime and are why we are so excited to return and offer more young people the opportunity to experience this fascinating island.

Please note to qualify for one of our international trips you must have previously attended a VICTA activity. This requirement is to ensure we understand your needs and can offer the support you will require when travelling with us.

If you would like to apply to join VICTA in Sicily, please complete the online application form below before the closing date. 

Sicily Application Form 2017

Fields marked with a * are mandatory.

Note for applicants completing this form

After completion, if you have successfully submitted the form, you should receive a successful submission message. If you do not it may be because you have not completed a required field. Fields which have not been completed will then be marked with the message 'This is a required field' so you may wish to search this.

After your form has successfully gone through you will also receive notification via email. If you do not receive an email please contact the office on 01908 240 831 as there may have been a problem with your application.

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Independence Skills

Applicant Details

The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

Photographs and Filming

Photographs and video footage may be taken during our activities. These will be used to create photo albums both on our website and on social media after the activity to share with family and friends and to promote the activity. VICTA may also use any photographs or video material taken during an event for the future marketing, publicity and fundraising of activities.

Declaration, privacy and consent

To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person.

This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

Once you have a place on the activity, you will be informed by email along with the other successful applicants. It is normal practice for us to CC all applicants so that you can all see who is attending and make contact if wished before the activity. If you do not wish us to share your email address with others on the email please tick the box below.

Agree to payment and T&C's

Cheques must be made payable to VICTA and posted to:
VICTA Children Ltd
5 Douglas House
32-34 Simpson Road
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes

If you wish to pay by card over the phone please call us on 01908 240831.