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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

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This full-day tour goes from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and characteristic town of Taormina in the afternoon. In the first part of the excursion, submerge in nature and visit old craters and lava flow caves, enjoy breathtaking views, and taste typical local product. In the afternoon, before visiting Taormina, you will stop and visit the beautiful "Isola Bella", where you will have the possibility to bathe.
  • Discover the active volcano Mount Etna and historic Taormina town
  • Upgrade for a cable car ride and crater tour with mountain guides
  • Explore a natural lava cave, an ancient Greek theater, and a wildlife reserve
  • Take things easy with door-to-door transportation from Catania
What to Expect
Your guide collects you from Catania and drives you up to Rifugio Sapienza, 6,300 feet (1,920 meters) high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Here you can choose to trek in the nature park or pay extra to ride the cable car. If you opt for the cable car and a 4WD minibus, you’ll reach the crater: your mountain guides can show you the spots where Etna is at her most active. After exploring a lava cave, you’ll stop at an organic farm to sample honey, olive oil, wine, and other typical Sicilian products. Then savor a swimming stop in the crystal-clear waters of Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), a wildlife reserve. Finally, discover beautiful Taormina, with its ancient Greek theater, wealth of medieval monuments, and exclusive shops. At the end of the day, the bus drops you back at your hotel, port, or train or bus station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe
  • Entry/Admission - Monte Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Parco dell'Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Grotta dei Tre Livelli
  • Entry/Admission - Oro d'Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Isola Bella
  • cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000 m € 65.00 (to pay on the spot)
  • Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes
  • Entry/Admission - Funivia dell'Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Well we visited Catania for a short break from the UK. We wanted to go to see Etna and taking in some local sight seeing. Searched and found this company. Based on the previous reviews I booked the full days tour to two persons. Well we have just got back from one of the best
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The tour was very nice, the guide was extremely helpful and nice. I recommend this excursion. We were a group of 8, and full in the vehicle. The vehicle was nice, in the contrary on what it was suggested on previous reviews. The only drawback is that the price is a little bit
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Our tour yesterday to Etna and Taormina was outstanding. Our guide/driver Luigi was excellent - passionate about his region, a great sense of humor and very well informed about the history and science of Etna. And the experience on Etna, taking the 65 Euro trip up the mountain
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It’s a long day, an expensive tour, but totally worth the time and money. The tour is in a small van with a maximum of eight passengers. Our driver-guide Achille, was friendly and knowledgeable. The cable car up Mt. Etna from the base of the visitor center adds to the price,
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Excellent tour guides, small groups and beautiful places visited. If you have the chance to go to the top of Mt Etna - do it! It is fascinating. Etna Tribe were excellent hosts and guides - even getting us tickets for the cable car quicker so we didnt have to queue. I strongly
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish
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