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From Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna and Taormina Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia

From Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna and Taormina Tour

Activity provider: Kemedia
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 105.51 per person

Explore the beautiful landscape of Mount Etna and its neighboring town of Taormina on this full-day tour. Set on the stunning coastline of Sicily, discover a fragile world that both thrives on and is threatened by its surroundings.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
French, German, Italian, English
Pickup included
Hotels and B&Bs in Catania only
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore mysterious volcanic caves.
  • Taste organic produce straight from the fertile soils of the volcano.
  • Peer into the depths of the volcano from the ridge of an ancient crater.
  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon exploring the beautiful town of Taormina.
  • Soak up spectacular views from the hillsides of Mount Etna.
Full description

Jump in the shuttle bus and head out into the lunar landscape of one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Etna. At over 6,500 ft (1,981 meters), this majestic mountain dominates the coastline, concealing plenty of treasures within its lair.

No trip to Sicily would be complete without a visit to the tempestuous territories of Mount Etna. Starting at Rifugio Sapienza, follow the line of the old Silvestri craters down into a cave of lava formed during the eruption of 1792.

From here, head to the province of Zafferana, where you'll visit a local organic farm and sample honey and wine, cultivated in the fertile soils of the region. En route to Taormina, look at the spectacular wildlife reserve of Isola Bella from above. Upon arrival, spend lunch at your leisure, then re-group to check out the highlights of this unique historical town. From the old-world charm of the ancient Greek theater to the breathtaking views of the Bay of Nexus and the striking architecture of Palazza Corvaja, this town steals the heart of every visitor.

Includes
  • Return transfer by shuttle bus
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multilingual tourist guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Kit for cave visit
  • Sampling of local products
  • Infant price includes baby seat or baby carrier
  • Lunch
  • Optional visit to Greek Theater
  • High altitude option (to go up to 2,900 meters)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The cablecar up to 2,500 meters costs an additional 30€ per person
  • The cablecar with off-road bus and volcanic guide up to 2,900 meters (central craters) costs an additional 67€ per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 341 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Very enjoyable tour. A full day. Etna was impressive and we saw a number of areas and got a good sense of the area. Guide was informative and pleasant. Nice walk/hike to view craters. The day we went was quite busy. Also saw interesting lava caves and toured an organic food producer and bought some goods. Don’t usually like shopping but this was low pressure and well done. Several hours to tour Taormina, lovely town. Transportation good. Enjoyed the day very much.

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June 3, 2022

Giuseppe (Joseph) was an amazing guide, helpful and enthusiastic, as he told us the stories and geology of the area. Mount Etna was breathtaking as usual, you have the option to take the cable car up to 2,800m up (€65 extra) but if you don’t want to do this like we didn’t, you’re still getting your money’s worth! We walked around the edge and went into a crater instead. We even got taken up to a quiet spot where you could hear Mama Etna rumbling and exploding! Taormina was wonderful too, a lot more clean and touristy than Catania in my opinion, and the taste testing was lovely, especially the honey. Try the pistachio honey if you go! I would recommend this tour to anyone. I’ll remember this experience for the rest of my life!

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May 26, 2022

Salvo was our excellent and entertaining guide throughout the day, he was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun! Etna was an altogether unforgettable experience, like walking on the moon and hard work but worth it! Different options are available to suit fitness levels. The winery and tasting was superb quality, great and generous hosts too. 2 hours to spend in Taormina at the end of the trip which was the perfect amount of time to enjoy the beautiful village.

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May 25, 2022

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