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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina provided by Etna People

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina
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from S$111.83 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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: 6h
  • 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
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 
Opt for hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
Begin your 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14484P2
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) • Helmet and flashlight • Snacks and beverages • Free rental of hiking boots and jackets • Expert Naturalistic Guide
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller 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
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected) • Helmet and flashlight • Snacks and beverages • Free rental of hiking boots and jackets • Expert Naturalistic Guide
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller 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
6h
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
Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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).
We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Area of the trekking part.
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The_Courier
Salisbury, UK52 contributions
Great trip, well organised and value for money
Sep 2020
This was an excellent trip. The guide, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He lives in one of the villages on the national park and hi knowledge was excellent and he was so informative and enthused on the subject. The half day tour was just the right length as well.
Written 26 October 2020
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Robbie_Foy
Leeds, UK2 contributions
'Lovely'
Sep 2020
A great value trip with an excellent guide, Roberto, who was knowledgeable, funny, and charming whilst paying attention to and showing an interest in all members of our small group. Etna People were also very responsive and helpful in setting up our trip. And, of course, Etna was amazing. We'd happily recommend this day out.
Written 27 September 2020
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Amin
Sicily, Italy1 contribution
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 mistaken for a nice bottle of Grillo (that’s Sicilian wine if you’re not familiar. He’s knowledgable, knows the routes, knows everyone on the route, takes you to places you’ve never been, takes your money, has a massive smile on his face, I told you he’s a gangster. Anyways book it don’t cross lines with the gangster.
Written 25 September 2020
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Paul T
Lille, France15 contributions
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 day tour. Plenty to see and learn. Plus amazing wine, sandwich, desert wine and apple pie as the picnic in a beautiful pine forest. Really special day thank you so much.
Written 25 September 2020
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Nina S
Utrecht, The Netherlands2 contributions
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 moment we contacted them couldn’t have gone better. Booking was fast and clear. They send you a message explaining what to expect and what to bring. On the day itself we were picked up by Roberto, our guide, and afterwards we picked up the other three in our group. From the beginning he managed to create a sense of belonging for everyone in the group, which continued throughout the day. He was very passionate and enthusiastic not only about Etna but also about Sicily and his job. He was happy to answer other questions we had beyond the tour, for example how Vesuvius compares to Etna, and clearly knew what he was talking about. The day was marked by numerous moments of laughter, and our only regret was that it wasn’t longer. Don’t hesitate to book here—thank you Etna People and thank you Roberto!
Written 21 September 2020
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Susanne Sunny LA
Baden-Württemberg, Germany5 contributions
Well worth it - definitely recommended
Sep 2020 • Couples
Great Day out. Edi, our guide picked us up at the hotel on time. He was very knowedgable and passoinate. We were a small group of only 6 people, which was good. Spent about 2 hours on the flanks of Mount Edna, then a quick stop to have a look in a cave and then a Snack, some cake and local wine on the way back.
Fantastic experience. Make sure you have time though. We got picked up at 9.20am and were back at the hotel at 3.20pm
Written 19 September 2020
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Kuldeep K
London, UK30 contributions
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 Big Mamma Etna and heard several stories from Toni who is passionate about Big Mamma and the environment.
We concluded the tour with simple meal and few glasses of cheeky wine and lemon liquor.
The tour is good value for money and we were fortunate that our hotel (Villa Diodoro) recommended Etna People.
Written 16 September 2020
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Gavin D
3 contributions
Fantastic!
Aug 2020 • Couples
My wife and I jumped on this tour as part of our anniversary trip to Sicily. Huge 5 stars for our guide Roberto, super friendly guy, good sense of humor, and very knowledgeable about the whole area.

We felt like the tour was really good value for money, with a nice walking tour around various craters of Etna, and of course, a great lunch with a few cheeky glasses of wine.

Would recommend for people looking for a fun time to explore a bit of Etna!
Written 31 August 2020
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Ward M
Antwerp, Belgium3 contributions
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 around 3000m). So nothing dangerous at all! You get a lot explanation about the geology and the functioning of Etna. All my (many) questions were answered, and after the visit at the lava cave and the nice lunch with tastings, I could say I had a really nice haf day spent!
Written 29 August 2020
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Relax558856
5 contributions
Unforgettable
Aug 2020 • Family
Our favorite part was our guide, Eddi. He was so informative and you could just tell he loved his job. It was beautiful and everything we had hoped for! I highly recommend doing this if you have the chance!
Written 13 August 2020
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jacke758
jacke758
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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, spok
641shanicem
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
christophersT3953CR
christophersT3953CR
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Lovely day with Saro
We had a great day with Saro. Very knowledgeable, worth doing early on in your trip as he also gives great recommen
mylesmcmorrow
mylesmcmorrow
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A Unique, Interesting and Tasty Experience. Worth every penny!
We spent a week in Sicily in total and the whole holiday was a busy adventure, but this tour was the best part... B
SleepingMoth
SleepingMoth
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Brilliant excursion
What a fantastic excursion! Toni our guide was great, very knowledgeable and fun. The day was packed with activitie
Glennmatt86
Glennmatt86
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Incredible trip, great tour guide.
This trip is an absolute must, ticking off four activities in one day and perfectly organised. First we visited et
robcw22
robcw22
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Perfect mix
Amazing tour with a perfect mix of activities and information. Tony was very knowledgable and made the whole experi
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
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
K8830NAnatashap
K8830NAnatashap
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Brilliant guide, wonderful day
We had a fantastic time on this tour, largely thanks to our fantastic tour guide George. The beautiful morning hike
AnonymousCanadian23
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
hannelorehein
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
EmmaG230
EmmaG230
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A magical tour to see Etna at sunset - must do!
We took the sunset tour with Etna People in August 2020 and couldn't recommend it more highly. The whole experience
sarahfG5061TH
sarahfG5061TH
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Thoroughly Recommend a great day out 🌋
Wow! What a day we had! Big Mamma Etna was simply amazing! And Saro our guide was brilliant. Such a nice guy, amazi
PaolofromValsesia
PaolofromValsesia
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Etna, alcantara and wine tour!
Amazing full day experience, make sure you have Francesco as guide, he is very funny and knows everything about the
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