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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

  • 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
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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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
This is a must do!

The day starts with a visit to a lava cave - and this is a proper trip underground for which helmets and torches are supplied and you'll need to duck and use your hands once or twice! Great fun! After that it's up the mountain...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great tour and Guide

This was a very good trip and the Guide Danilo Caruso was very knowledgeable and friendly also spoke English well was patient with the group and took us to every place that was included in the package

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good guide

My daughter and I (aged 20) did this tour with guide Nataliya (who spoke Russian and English). We were accompanied by 2 other Russian families. Unfortunately for everyone one of the Russian ladies got lost so everyone ended up waiting around for over 2 hours...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting adventure! But with a tourist trap

Our first time trip in Sicily but not the first time on volcanoes. This is definitely one of the most memorable ones. Very special landscape, feeling like landed on the moon. Our guide Alessandro was very friendly and energetic, although the company put us with...More

2  Thank Camille M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Julia, you are simply the best..

It is hard to write the words to describe the excellence of our guide, Julia. Her technical knowledge is detailed about Etna and truly informative. A wonderful spirit, bright, enthusiastic and beautiful. Really a delight and represents her tour company very well. Tri-lingual and an...More

Thank Jonathan C
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Mauricio F | Reviewed this property |
They stop at a place where you can buy but take snacks, long drive.