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Metro’s Members Trip To Sicily

Metro's Sicily Activity Holiday

Metro’s Sicily Activity Holiday

I have just returned from a week’s action-packed, fun-filled holiday in sizzling, sensational Sicily. This activity holiday was organised by Metro Blind Sports in conjunction with Seable, and we were a party of 15 with varying degrees of visual impairment.

Damiano and his team paid great attention to detail in planning and implementing a very varied itinerary, to ensure we all gained maximum benefit from the excursions and activities arranged for us.

These included trying out a number of new water sports, such as windsurfing, paddle boarding, cave swimming in the sea as part of a speedboat trip and SCUBA diving.

Other activities included tasting delicious Italian ice cream and desserts, wine tasting and a touch, sense and taste experience at an organic farm – and not to forget our memorable day at snowy Mount Etna.

Damiano and his team had a very positive outlook and inclusive approach, which enabled us all to have a wonderful time and to get the most out of the prepared itinerary.

I would thoroughly recommend future Seable holidays to other visually impaired travellers and I would like to thank Seable staff,  (Damiano, Francesco, Carla and Emma), for making our trip to Sicily such a great success.

Article by Sandie

Sicily Activity Holiday Gallery Below

I am visually impaired. I have some useful vision but take me out of my familiar environment I’m stuffed.

I’m been on a few holidays with sighted friends or partner and have found it so difficult in terms of finding anything like shops, restaurants, reading written information menus signs all of that, leaves you feeling useless. So have over the years been put off traveling.

Going on a group holiday to Sicily in May in association with London Metro Blind Sports. An activity holiday sounded like a way to enjoy a holiday abroad at ease. Box ticked – for me it was great to be able to trot alone with a group who understand and have no worries about you and how you manage anything sight loss.

The Seable guides did more than guide, they informed us of the area some of its history and day to day facts, read menus, organised trips all done with good will, relaxed and for me getting the balance of being present and engaged without being overbearing in any way. 

My dream holiday is to cycle abroad, South of France may be for 10days ish, its good to know it is now possible with Seable who I trust would work with me to make it happen. thanks guys 

Article by Christine Laurence 


A Week in Sicily with Metro!

Metro Week in Sicily - Hurry only 1 place left!

To all Metro members,

There are only a few places left!

In partnership with Seable we are planning to take a group of 16 to Sicily on Wednesday 02.05.18 to 09.05.18 – Seable is an experienced accessible and active holiday provider (www.seable.co.uk).

This package will include flights, bed and breakfast, airport transfers, transport during the week in Sicily, and a wide range of sporting activities and excursions. These will include a beach day with windsurfing and kayaking – this beach is 5km long and is suitable for running.  Scuba diving lessons – in the accommodation pool, a hike up Mount Etna volcano and indoor tennis. Visit to a local vineyard, award winning ice cream and pistachio product tastings, local markets and a tactile museum.

Holiday insurance to include health cover is not included but is mandatory for each traveller. We will need your policy number before departure. Members must be 18 years or over to attend this activity week.  This holiday is only suitable for those individuals who do not need care support.

The estimated cost for this trip is approximately £800 per person sharing a room, partners welcome. Metro will provide a subsidy of £200 to each member on return from this holiday. A deposit of £150 per person will be required before the end of October 2017 to secure your place and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. NOTE:- These dates are subject to change depending on flight availability. Members will need to complete the Seable registration form and abide by their T&Cs.

If you are interested in this exciting new venture and would like more details please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in sport,

Roy F Smith MBE
Director of Sport Development
H/W: 020 8255 7788
M: 07803 288083
Email: roy.smith@metroblindsport.org

(Free membership for under 18’s-join online)
Twitter: @MetroVISports


Why Choose Seable?


We offer a local guide/chaperone that will assist you during the entire holiday. He will be waiting at the airport at your arrival, drive you to the accommodation and help you check-in. He will be your local friend during the holiday, your guide during excursions and visits and he will assist you during meals (when requested).


Seable has worked very hard from the beginning to make sure that all the needs of VI people are met. We aim to ensure the holiday is a great experience and you can enjoy every second of it. From sport trainers to restaurant waiters, they have been informed of your specific needs to ensure your holiday is stress free.


The guide/chaperone is always a local tour manager, He/she will give you the best advice on what to eat, the hidden secrets of the destinations and tips to avoid the tourist traps.