We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

From US$105.40
  • 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
Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania
From US$105.40
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Tour in Italian
Tour with local Italian speaking guide
From US$105.42
Tour in German
Tour with local German speaking guide
From US$105.42
Tour in French
Tour with local French speaking guide
From US$105.42
Show 2 more

Italian driving can be nerve-racking for newbies, and Sicily’s winding mountain roads are seriously tough. Let the shuttle bus take the strain on this door-to-door guided tour that packs a whole bunch of Sicily into just one day: the Mount Etna active volcano, the historic resort town of Taormina, the wildlife refuge island of Isola Bella, and an organic farm, complete with tastings. 

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.

Write a ReviewReviews (75)

1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing day in Sicily!

We booked this tour and had no idea what to expect, needless to say that it was amazing!! Our tour guide Danilo, was the nicest and friendliest guy, patient, very knowledgeable and always asking us what we wanted to do and at what pace. Mt...More

Thank Mauricio F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful day

Our guide was Simone, we spend a lovely day on Etna and around Taormina with him. Very knowledgable, patient and kind, it was a real pleasure to enjoy Sicily this way. Will definitely come back for the South part of the island as well.

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Wonderful way to spend the day

I typically don't like tours. Rather discover on my own plus the quality of the guide, especially in a country where you don't speak the language, can be hit or miss. This tour was the exception to the rule. Simone, our guide, was excellent. Very...More

2  Thank NYSpurs
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile
Excellent trip

Did the same as all the other reviews and found it just as enjoyable. What made it special was Santi our guide who couldn't have been more accommodating and patient. Very informative and instructive about all aspects of the trip. I can definitely recommend him...More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 17 February 2018
Highly recommended

Highly recommended! Great guide (Enzo Pinzone) and interesting programs. Very comfortable: pickup and drop off at hotel Orsolya and Marcell from Hungary

Thank Orsolya E
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
william mudpucker
18 April 2018|
Response from leok647 | Reviewed this property |
I guess depends on the arrangements you make. Our tour was just six people and they picked me up at the AirBNB I was staying which was part of the fee. We had lots of time and ultimately dependent on how everybody else in... More