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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour

  • Great-value Mount Etna tour with transportation, guide, drinks, and snacks
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
Mount Etna Half-Day Tour
From US$76.14
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour
From US$76.14
Towering Mount Etna is one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing many sightseeing tours daily. This tour stands out by including round-trip transportation, a guide, snacks, and an almond wine tasting at a mountain chalet. After a casual hike through lava fields and a visit to underground lava caves, you’ll come away having seen more of the volcano than most sightseeing tourists.
What to Expect
Begin your 6-hour tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna.

Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history.

Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (59)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Truly informative tour, not just a trip to a volcano. Trained guide makes a huge difference!

There are so many options to visit Mt. Etna. We were feeling a bit overwhelmed but decided to opt for this. Went with a friend. We were picked up at our Airbnb by our tour guide, then picked up two others on our way to...More

1  Thank Max M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good guide made the difference

Etna people run their tours with small group (we were half a dozen which is typical). They pick you up at your accomodation and can provide all the kit you need. Our charming a professional guide was a graduate in vulcanology and her knowledge and...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
We loved this tour!

We had a great day with George and six other visitors. He was so knowledgable and helpful and imparted a lot of information but in a clear way. Loved the lunch in the wooden chalet and thought the provided coat, hat and boots was an...More

Thank Simon9395
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Mountain and Tour

This was a very enjoyable half day tour , our tour guide Sario was very knowledgeable about Mt Etna and the surroundings . The views of the mountain when we visited was amazing with a good covering of snow on top the blue sky and...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day out

Pretty full day actually! Picked up from very near our hotel at 08:30 and returned about 3pm. Our guide Alessandro was fantastic, so knowledgeable and informative about the volcano, local area, plants etc. Walking boots, sticks and jackets were provided as it got a bit...More

Thank HappyAvis
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5 July 2018|
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Response from unicornrizk |
I asked the Exact same question in front of him and it’s a no
15 June 2018|
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Response from Dan N | Reviewed this property |
In the summer no problem. Maybe not the top tour. Dan😎
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Barbara D
14 May 2018|
Response from 154vivianc |
I would say it's not possible for a person with walking stick. But you can ask them, they are very helpful and may offer a solution