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Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania provided by Sicily Shore Tours

Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania

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US$403.73
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Overview
Maximize time spent in Sicily with this private tour to Mt. Etna and the coastal village of Taormina. After convenient pick-up at your hotel, see lava flows and craters before a visit to Mt. Etna. Then explore the elegant town of Taormina, with views of the sea and mountains.
Highlights
  • Private tour with your own driver
  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Soak up the Sicilian scenery while someone else drives and navigates
  • See Mt. Etna and the charming town of Taormina
What to Expect
This private tour includes pick-up at your hotel in Catania. Admire the scenery while your guide takes care of the driving. En route to Mt. Etna, pass through several charming Sicilian towns including Santa Venerina and Zafferana. Stop to see old lava flows and set out on a walk with your guide to visit the Silvestri craters. After visiting Mt. Etna, the tour continues with a drive to the coastal town of Taormina. See Roman architecture in the historic theater and go for a stroll along Corso Umberto, the main street, for some shopping. The tour includes free time for lunch (not included).  This private tour concludes with transportation back to your hotel in Catania.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Pricing is per vehicle, maximum of 8
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bob and Sandi Cress wrote a review May 2020
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We were so pleased with Sicily Shore Tours. We unfortunately had to cancel our tour with Sicily Shore Tours due to Covid-19. They handled our cancellation and refund professionally and efficiently and we look forward to rebooking with them when the virus allows! Thanks
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Simone B, Owner at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded 30 May 2020
Dear Guest, Thanks for your beautiful review, I am glad you appreciated our work, even during this hard time of our life. Thanks for your positive attitude and patience, we will be lucky and happy to meet you in the near future when will be possible for you to travel again. In 3 days time in Italy, June 3rd all borders will be opened again, and we are receiving some bookings already. Keep in touch and take care, All the best, Simone
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McDaniels82 wrote a review May 2020
Catania, Italy18 contributions7 helpful votes
Thank you Simone for the beautiful day with you around Etna and Taormina. We had a good time with you. See you soon again.
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Response from Simone B, Proprietario at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded 18 May 2020
Dear Guest, Many thanks for your time and review. We are glad you enjoyed our Etna and Taormina itinerary. Offering a customized service to every party, we ensure all passengers are satisfied with service delivered. Our brand new Mercedes vehicles give a great driving comfort, all our cars and vans are air conditioned. We are looking forward to meet you again and show you more beautiful sites. Thanks for choosing our services,
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M Lazar wrote a review Sep 2019
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Disappointed as we hired Simon and he sent a driver -- not another guide but someone to drive and give short explanations as we came to a location. Was not able to provide answers to questions we had and when in each location simply dropped us off and indicated he was a driver
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from GoingSicily, Owner at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Dear Margot, My apologize if the excursion didn't met your wishes. We hope to see you in the near future so we could give you an excursion encountering your expectations. Greetings from Sicily, Simone Biglieri
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jekrentz wrote a review Jul 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota39 contributions12 helpful votes
We took a 6 hour private shore excursion with guide Mirza of Mt. Etna and Taormina. The weather was very warm, and we enjoyed the cooler temps on Mt Etna. Mirza quickly ascertained that we enjoy nature over historical sites, and geared out tour towards our interests, We
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from GoingSicily, Owner at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded 20 Jul 2019
Dear Jan, Thank you for your very kind words. We are glad you've enjoyed your personnalized Etna and Taormina Tour. We hope to see you in the near future. Best wishes, Simon
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Beth P wrote a review May 2019
Rancho Cucamonga, California35 contributions5 helpful votes
The places we went to were fantastic, but lacking information about the Sicilian towns, landmarks and history. I booked a PRIVATE tour in Catania to visit Mount Etna and Taormina. We were picked up by our tour guide/driver Alex. Let me start by saying that Alex is a nice person
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Dmitri D
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Just excellent!
We spent four days with Daniel traveling around the island: Siracusa, Noto, Scicli, Agrigento, Palermo, Castelbuono
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Dear Everyone, My family, friends and I would like to thank you for the excellent service provided to us by your
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Our tour guides were very friendly, personable and knowledgible. We were told there would be a 1-1 1/2 hour lunch
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Booking months ahead for a 6 hour tour in September went very easily. Communication between Camille and Simone was
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We had a fabulous Godfather, Taormina and Wine Tasting Tour!
We can’t thank Sicily Shore Tour enough for the wonderful tour they put together for my family and I! Simone Buglie
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Visit Palermo and Céfalu
With our AAA-guide Daniel we visited Palermo, got a ride through Sicily and we ended in Céfalu. Daniel was a TOP-gu
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Danilo Cassaro
Our driver for the day was Danilo Cassaro. He was in a word "fantastic"! He suggested that instead of the scheduled
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Personalized Tour was AMAZING!!
If I could give this company more than 5 stars, I would! We came in on a cruise ship and were torn between taking
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Cliverd
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A WONDERFUL DAY
We did the Godfather and Taormina day private tour from our cruise boat at Catania. We were met at the port by Ales
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KAHarms001
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Sicely Shore Tours was EXCELLENT. Godfather Tour was awesome!
From the initial email communications prior to our trip all the way to the end of the day, of the tour was FABULOUS
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Dawn M
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Godfather tour was fun
With so many options for our day in Sicily, I chose the Godfather tour thinking it would give us an excuse to trave
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venivide
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Fantastic Tour
My wife and and I and two traveling companions took a full day tour where we saw Naxos, Catelmola and Taromina. We
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Our driver Danilo Cassaro did a fabulous job. The first week he took our friends around Palermo and the middle of
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This was an amazing trip to Sicily! Danilo was THE MOST knowledgeable, personable guide. He is amazing. He knows ev
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Key Details
  • Mount Etna, Corso Umberto, and 2 more
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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