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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina provided by Etna People

Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. This day trip from Taormina showcases the history-rich foothills and woodland around Europe's largest active volcano, forgoing the need to scale any steep hills. A traditional Sicilian lunch with wine from the volcanic region is also included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See more than just Mt. Etna, and discover the Alcantara Gorge, too
Borrow all necessary equipment, such as helmets and even hiking boots
Learn about wine grown in the volcanic terrain as you sip local varietals
Relax in air-conditioned comfort with coach transport to and from your hotel
What to expect
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna. Arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around beguiling lava formations, craters, and trees that typify Mt. Etna’s surrounds. When you’ve had your volcano fix, continue to a nearby lava cave and peer into its dark corners, courtesy of a headlamp. Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine produced in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its special characteristics. Continue to the natural ravine of Alcantara Gorge that was formed from an ancient flow of lava. Wander in the shadows of the towering cliffs and pose for photos against its striking backdrop. Your tour ends with a convenient drop-off at your Taormina hotel or pre-arranged location.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14484P3
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Wine tasting • 3-course lunch • Professional guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Equipment (Hiking boots, helmets, torches) • Insurance • Expert Naturalistic Guide • Entry/Admission - Alcantara River Park • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Souvenirs
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
Ports:
Giardini Naxos
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Wine tasting • 3-course lunch • Professional guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Equipment (Hiking boots, helmets, torches) • Insurance • Expert Naturalistic Guide • Entry/Admission - Alcantara River Park • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Souvenirs
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
Ports:
Giardini Naxos
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Alcantara River Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
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Koen509
Leuven, Belgium26 contributions
Amazing experience in discovering the Etna
Jul 2021 • Family
We booked the trip the day before and we were very promptly contacted by the organization through SMS and WhatsApp with the last details. Every question we had was responded very quickly.
It was an amazing day with Saro as local guide. His passion and knowledge about the Etna and everything about it was inspiring.
The lunch and wine tasting was very good. It wasn’t just a lunch, it was a very delicate plate with Sicilian specialties. The wine was very good , so we bought some. Because of the heat the winery and our guide decided to use refrigerated boxes to preserve the wine. Top service!
The visit of the Alcantara river was a refreshing way to end this unforgettable experience!
Thank you Saro and the team of Etnapeople.
Absolutely recommended!
Ciao
Koen
Written 17 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bernadette-sophie
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
Perfect day tour to mount Etna & Alcantara Gorges
Jul 2021 • Solo
Since due to current eruptions no summit tours (2900m or higher) were possible, I last minute decided for this tour. The tour was well organized and all important information provided beforehand. Since I was prepared for summit hiking, I had everything on hand, however if needed, they provide you with all necessities (hiking boots, jackets, etc.). I would describe the tour as easy (light hiking, delicious lunch at a winery and optional walk through Alcantara river - recommended to bring a bathing suit).
Our guide Roberto picked us up on time and entertained us perfectly throughout the whole day with very interesting information and stories around mount Etna. Roberto is a very compassionate guide, who made sure that everything was at our convenience and that we enjoy the tour - always with a smile on his face and some side jokes ready.
I highly recommend Etna people and Roberto!
Written 2 July 2021
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Jack E
4 contributions
Pepe was a great guide
We had a very nice day out with beautiful hiking and some excellent wine and food. Pepe was very good company, spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about Etna but also much more. There is not too much driving from Taormina which is good.

Would reccomend as a day trip!

Also was COVID safe throughout.
Written 29 October 2020
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Christopher S
1 contribution
Lovely day with Saro
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had a great day with Saro. Very knowledgeable, worth doing early on in your trip as he also gives great recommendations on the area. Lunch and wine was fab - lots of wine and food for the group. Would recommend!
Written 1 October 2020
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mylesmcmorrow
London, UK8 contributions
A Unique, Interesting and Tasty Experience. Worth every penny!
Sep 2020
We spent a week in Sicily in total and the whole holiday was a busy adventure, but this tour was the best part... BY FAR!
After our initial trek in the lava caves and up to Mt Etna, we were already speaking about having got our money worth... but then it was off to an exceptional wine tasting with awesome food (plus v cheap and tasty wines to buy direct from the vineyard), polished off with a trip to an exceptionally beautiful river in Alcantara.
Whilst the trip itself was action-packed and totally worth it, we have to give a special mention to the tour guide Tony. From the minute he picked us up, through to dropping us back home, he delivered insight after insight in a friendly and passionate manner (and perfect English). A truly lovely person, who lives and breathes Mt Etna and seemed to enjoy the trek as much as we did. Thank You, from Myles and Annika!
Written 28 September 2020
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Dona
1 contribution
Brilliant excursion
Sep 2020 • Couples
What a fantastic excursion! Toni our guide was great, very knowledgeable and fun. The day was packed with activities hiking Etna craters, lava caves, wine tasting and visiting a gorge created by volcanic activity. Highly recommended.
Written 26 September 2020
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Glennmatt86
Norwich, UK18 contributions
Incredible trip, great tour guide.
This trip is an absolute must, ticking off four activities in one day and perfectly organised.

First we visited etna and did an hour and half or so trek in a crater, the views were amazing and our guide was on hand to offer really detailed, interesting information, all delivered with a smile and little jokes.

Next we visited a cave, donning our hard hats and torches, although a short visit it was none the less interesting and fun.

Then for me the real highlight, lunch and a wine tasting, we were given 4 large samples and left the bottles afterwards, needless to say we were very happy!

Finally the day ended in a sobering and enjoyable walk in a cold river, all in all a great day.
Written 26 September 2020
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robcw22
London, UK5 contributions
Perfect mix
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing tour with a perfect mix of activities and information. Tony was very knowledgable and made the whole experience fun and interesting.
The views and the wine tasting made it the best part of our holiday.
Thank you.
Written 23 September 2020
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Natasha P
London, UK1 contribution
Brilliant guide, wonderful day
We had a fantastic time on this tour, largely thanks to our fantastic tour guide George. The beautiful morning hike through some of Etna’s finest craters was greatly enhanced by George’s exceptional geological knowledge. Lunch at the Patria vineyard was a highlight. The wine tasting element was particularly generous - we received 5+ glasses each, all of which were delicious and fully appreciated by our audience. We then journeyed on to the Alcantara Gorge, where the bracing waters and spectacular landscape were the perfect climax to an excellent day. Thanks very much to George for such a wonderful experience.
Written 18 September 2020
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Anne C
5 contributions
Etna, Wine and a cold river! Ahhh!
Jul 2020
Roberto, our guide, was knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, history, and geology of Etna and Sicily. We loved the experience on Etna, the lunch stop at a local winery was lovely and the walk through the Alcantara River was a perfect end to the day.
Written 26 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Climber12730314878
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Passionate and very honest
We were very lucky to visit the etna during an eruption with a very passionate guide Roberto who was perfectly fren
The_Courier
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Great trip, well organised and value for money
This was an excellent trip. The guide, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He lives
641shanicem
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Would definitely recommend
We had a great time on our trip. Our guide picked us up about 5 minutes from our AirBnB in a comfy, spacious van
Robbie_Foy
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'Lovely'
A great value trip with an excellent guide, Roberto, who was knowledgeable, funny, and charming whilst paying atten
manylols
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Antonio is a “gangster”! #lol
Loved it. Antonio was the best. When I say the best I mean gangster. He’s chilled so chilled almost you can get him
paultJ2073HW
paultJ2073HW
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Amazing day!
What a great tour, and it was Toni's passion and attention to detail that made it extra special. We did the half da
X3163RYninas
X3163RYninas
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Fun AND informative, Roberto is the best!
We booked a half day tour last minute, and Etna People were very helpful and fast to respond. Everything from the m
DDinton
DDinton
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Great Trip to Mount Etna
We had a wonderful day out with our guide Guiseppe. He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information on T
lucyb401
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Loved it
We opted for a trek around Etna, to a cave , for wine tasting with a meal and to the river . I’m awful with names
Charvil67
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Well worth it - definitely recommended
Great Day out. Edi, our guide picked us up at the hotel on time. He was very knowedgable and passoinate. We were a
472kuldeepk
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Amazing tour with Toni
We had a lovely half day tour and Toni as a guide was very knowledgable and brilliant. We understood a lot about Bi
gavindW1478LK
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Fantastic!
My wife and I jumped on this tour as part of our anniversary trip to Sicily. Huge 5 stars for our guide Roberto, su
AnonymousCanadian23
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Great experience!
We had this tour with Roberto. He's hilarious! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot of S
draWM001
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Nice scenery combined with good knowledge
I truly enjoyed the tour, Ugo was an excellent tourguide! You will make a little tour at 1800m on Etna ( the top is
hannelorehein
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Best day in Sicilië!!
I had the best day on the Etna top east tour. Our guide Roberto was amazing, funny, good driver and knew a lot abou
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