Day trip

Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Activity provider: Etna Est

Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Activity provider: Etna Est
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From US$ 57.17 per person

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Explore Mount Etna on a guided day trip, either privately or on a shared, small-group experience. Try some local delicacies, investigate Etna’s lava flow caves, and enjoy roundtrip transportation.

About this tour

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
From any accommodation in Catania
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Catania

  • 1 hour
  • Mount Etna

  • Visit, free time, wine tasting, walk

  • 1 hour
  • Catania

Pickup included
Main stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Benefit from a professional local guide who will accompany your group
  • Enjoy air-conditioned pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Catania
  • Explore Mount Etna at 2000 meters up, including a guided trek around its craters, landscape, and lava flow cave
  • Try some Sicilian local delicacies — "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine
  • Choose from a small-group or private guided experience in a choice of languages
Full description

Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Mount Etna, including handy roundtrip transfers from Catania. Best of all, customize your tour according to your needs, choosing from either a private or small-group experience in a choice of languages. Explore the volcano’s ancient craters, a lava flow cave, and try some local products, while taking in some breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Start your day with a pick-up from your Catania accommodation in an air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. Digest some fun facts about the volcano from your professional guide as you drive 2000 meters up. Hear about everything from the volcano’s natural resources, memorable landscapes, and flora, to lava flows that have swallowed roads and buildings in past spurts of activity. Once you reach 2000 meters up, take a guided walk around the ancient craters, recent lava flows, and other-worldly landscape. Rest easy as the trek is an easy one, suitable for both families with younger children and older family members. Try a mini-sampling of Sicilian delicacies during the trek, with some "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine both up for tasting. After a short break, head to your next stop — a lava flow cave. Using a helmet and flashlight, you’ll discover the cave’s origins and stand-out features in ample time with your guide. Your last stop is a panoramic viewpoint at Monte Pomiciaro, granting you unforgettable views and photo opportunities over the Valle del Bove, the volcano’s most important valley. If the sunset option is selected, take in breathtaking views of Etna during 'Golden Hour'. After your volcanic adventure, head back to Catania, where your tour will conclude.

Includes
  • Group size of 8 or 16 (depending on option selected)
  • Roundtrip transportation and hotel pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light guided trek on Mount Etna
  • Guided visit to lava flow cave
  • Safety helmet and flashlight
  • Local guide
  • Sampling of some local Sicilian products
  • Summit visit or trek
  • Etna cable car
  • Lunch and water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with high blood pressure
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  •  This activity does not include the volcano summit — it goes to a maximum height of 2100 meters
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2546 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide was very informative, friendly and enthusiastic, making us feel instantly welcome, however all of his anecdotes revolved around stupid women, rather than any stupid men! We were the 1st to be picked up and the last to be dropped off which meant that we had an additional 1 1/2 hours on the minibus as it took 45 minutes to pick everybody up before we started to leave town and 45 minutes once we arrived back in town before we were dropped off. The tour claimed to be a wine tasting but all we were offered was three tiny biscotti and an espresso cup of masala wine, which was a disappointment. The cave was great and the walk up the crater was sensational so overall we enjoyed ourselves, thank you.

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September 17, 2022

Everything was great - the sunset tour was an amazing way to escape the heat in Catania. Our guide was really really nice and knowledgeable, and the visit itself was pleasant. "Wine tasting" mentioned is a bit of a stretch, since you just get a tiny (plastic) cup of wine and a couple of cookies, but still a nice way to enjoy sunset.

September 13, 2022

Definitely would recommend this tour. Especially for people not renting a car as it includes transportation, for that reason alone its worth the money! But as well the entire experience was great, our guide Gaetano showed us and many explained many different thing in detail (and not the generic tour guide facts). He also had a very great energy around him! We had some good free time away from the group which was also very much appreciated.

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September 8, 2022

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