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Etna Morning Trip provided by Etna Est

Etna Morning Trip
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Tour snapshot
View Europe’s tallest active volcano up close on a hiking tour of Mt. Etna
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Mt. Etna can get quite warm during the summer months, so beat the heat on this morning hiking tour of Europe’s tallest active volcano. Follow a guide to visit old craters, spot ancient lava flows, and explore a lava cave by headlamp. This trip is perfect for hikers of all abilities, and allows you to see Mt. Etna from many different angles. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore the inner crater and a lava cave with a headlamp
  • Learn about Mt. Etna’s geological history from a multilingual guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your Catania hotel
What to expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Catania hotel. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van to Mt. Etna and then set off on a family-friendly hiking trail perfect for all abilities. Listen to your guide tell stories about how powerful geological forces created the tallest active volcano in Europe while pointing out old and new lava flows. After exploring the inner crater and taking a short break, you’ll put on a helmet and headlamp to explore the darkened inner chambers of a lava cave. On the return hike, you’ll enjoy lovely panoramas of the lava formations in the Valle del Bove. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Catania hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore the inner crater and a lava cave with a headlamp
  • Learn about Mt. Etna’s geological history from a multilingual guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your Catania hotel
What to expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Catania hotel. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van to Mt. Etna and then set off on a family-friendly hiking trail perfect for all abilities. Listen to your guide tell stories about how powerful geological forces created the tallest active volcano in Europe while pointing out old and new lava flows. After exploring the inner crater and taking a short break, you’ll put on a helmet and headlamp to explore the darkened inner chambers of a lava cave. On the return hike, you’ll enjoy lovely panoramas of the lava formations in the Valle del Bove. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Catania hotel.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 19917P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Est
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
  • Via Duca di Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
  • Ports:
  • Catania's port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Est
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
  • Via Duca di Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
  • Ports:
  • Catania's port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
352 reviews
Excellent
297
Very good
40
Average
8
Poor
5
Terrible
2

Michael W
Southampton, UK49 contributions
Couples
It was superb. We were picked up and returned to our hotel by our guide in a small mini bus. It was a small group (just eight). Our Guide Danielle (excuse spelling) spoke good English and was both informative and entertaining with an obvious passion for his job.
I was very glad that he was driving rather than me, you would have to be very brave to drive in Sicily. Catania is a driving Bedlam!

Mount Etna is a great experience. We were lucky with the weather and could see for miles from the top. We stopped to see the fantastic moonscape of the lava fields. It was particularly interesting to go into an underground cave that had been made by the lava. Helmets and torches were provided and our guide took great care to ensure our safety. We were able to have lunch at a cafe in Etna and having walked up to see some of the amazing craters thoroughly enjoyed a large cold beer outside in the sunshine!

It was a great trip. Thank you
Written May 7, 2022
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candig
Houston, TX17 contributions
A friend and I booked the Morning Etna Tour and it was a great and efficient way to get there and learn so much about the volcano and surrounding area. Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable! I learned so much from him and appreciated his enthusiasm. I also enjoyed the cave exploring part a lot!

As an avid hiker, the only part I was a bit disappointed in was that it wasn’t really a hike. And we did not go up as high as I would of liked to once I saw that other visitors of the site were exploring higher than us without a tour guide...

Other than that, I still found this tour and experience overall worth it and would recommend to visitors who are here for a couple days and want to learn more about Etna. Thank you again for a good service!
Written October 15, 2020
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Louise B
Taunton, UK3 contributions
This far exceeded our expectations and was incredible value for money. Maurizio was an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and genuinely seemed to enjoy what he was doing. There was so much more we learned about Etna, Sicily and volcanoes than we expected from a tourist trip.
Tips: take good walking shoes! The tour is described as suitable for all abilities but there is the potential for a lot of walking, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Suggest you try and sit in the front of the minibus to appreciate the journey.
Written June 5, 2022
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Mateusz
2 contributions
We booked the tour in English and our guide spoke it fluently. He presented each piece of information in an enjoyable way and answered all of our questions. We had enough time to take a lot of photos in places we walked through. At the end of the excursion we had some time to walk around by ourselves. Hotel pickup was definitely a plus.

We were a bit disappointed that the trip to Valle del Bove and the lava cave, while nice, are so short. This stands in contrast to the trip description, which made them seem to be a larger part of the whole experience. We had a very small group due to Covid-19 (four young adults) so we finished earlier than planned - wish the time was spent on some small "extra" hike.

Overall a very enjoyable experience.
Written September 15, 2020
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Daniel & Suellen
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
In a nutshell, the experience of visiting Etna is fantastic. It certainly makes it worth your while to be there, to whitness what it has done to it's surrounding.
About the Tour Company, at the end it delivered what they promised: a morning tour to Etna, but could the service could be improved, a whole lot.
We had to wait almost 30 min after the set pick-up time, didn't have a smooth ride up to Etna (Italian way of driving, like there's no tomorrow) and the tour guide (nice enough, good english BTW) kept telling stories about the Volcano and it's surroundings at such a low volume that we couldn't always hear and understand.
But he knew the stuff, he knew what he was doing and took us to great viewings.
Overall, it was a pleasant morning at Etna and we were satisfied in the end of the day.
Written January 14, 2020
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EtnaEst
Dear customer, Thank you for your opinion. Sorry for the 30 minutes delay, also because we always notify our guests on time, but surely the guide will have found some unexpected traffic. As for the acoustics inside the minivan, we accept with pleasure yours constructive criticism, and we will tell the guides to increase the volume of the voice during the explanations Kind Salutations
Written January 24, 2020
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LetsGo11215
Brooklyn, NY66 contributions
Daniel was knowledgeable and entertaining. He appears to really enjoy being a guide and it comes through to the group. Me, being older than most, found the uphill climb challenging (even with my Peloton workouts!) It is so much easier if you are in very good physical shape! You be the judge. The views on Mount Etna are breathtaking and I really enjoyed the day. It was, to quote Daniel, “a positive experience “.
Written May 1, 2022
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Steve B
2 contributions
Our guide Maurizio was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was good value, we were picked up in a mini bus and driven up to mount Etna. We saw a grotto and then hiked up Etna and saw craters. We are not big hikers and it was all within our comfort zone.
Written February 21, 2020
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Billy E
2 contributions
Solo
I booked my tour the day before and was quickly told when to expect my lift the following morning. I was picked up exactly on time right outside my hostel and was greeted by the wonderful guide. There were 7 others on the tour, three couples and another solo traveller. Half way through the drive up, we got to explore a lava tunnel. I’m 6’4’ and had to duck a little more than everyone else but it was an incredible thing to see!
From there we drove further up the volcano before stopping for a tour up the face to the Silvestri craters. It’s not an incredibly challenging climb but we were all a little out of breath by the time we reached the top! It’s beyond worth it though! Such a great experience!
The tour guide flipped between French and English seamlessly and repeatededly checked in to make sure I felt included in the tour. If you want to get up to see Etna, this is the way to do it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written June 9, 2022
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Lucy
Uckfield, UK2 contributions
What a fantastic morning discovering all there is to know about Mount Etna. We were picked up from outside our hotel by a marvellous guide, Daniel, who was warm, friendly and knowledgable.

The sun was out and we were worried about being too warm, but we were glad of our extra layers as there is a brisk wind as you move further up the mountain.

Every part of the trip was fascinating and well thought out and we thoroughly recommend taking this tour!

Thank you Daniel!
Written May 21, 2022
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JBJG
1 contribution
Friends
The tour was led by Simon (#legend) who explained the geography of the volcano in a much more interesting and engaging way than my Geography teacher ever did at school. Generally not into rocks but this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a good idea if you don't want to spend all day walking around a mainly arrid land not really understanding what it's all about. Would highly recommend.
Written September 23, 2020
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By: Etna Est
265vendyj
265vendyj
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The excursion was great mainly thanks to the guide Danielle, thank you very much!
The excursion was great mainly thanks to the guide Danielle, thank you very much! We warmly recommend it to other
Rgj6tu
Rgj6tu
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A very professional company
A very professional company. Good information beforehand. A very friendly guide. Took us both to flowing lava and n
Ivana L
Ivana L
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Small but breathtaking adventure
We spontaneously decided to visit Etna during our short stay in Catania. We went on a tour some years ago during ou
Merydefalco
Merydefalco
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Etna sunset
The best excursion ever. I would absolutely recommend it if you go to Catania. Elia is fantastic Everything was p
223beckyb
223beckyb
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Etna summit review
To be honest there isn’t enough information on the excursion details .. it mentions that you would be trekking.. bu
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Culture63381241733
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Great experience on the top of the Etna
Me and two friends choose the Etna summit activity and despite the impossibility to go to the top of the Etna due t
Mateusz K
Mateusz K
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Amazing trip to summit craters!
The guide was very knowledgeable and willing to share the information with us. You could feel volcanoes are his pas
maximlapo
maximlapo
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Etna at sunset
Very Good experience at sunset, I recommend it! Simone our guide was excellent: nice and competent! 👍🏻
Remco d
Remco d
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Great trip!
The trip was great! The guides knew a lot about the (geology) of the Etna and were very kind. The hotspots were bea
Bernd H
Bernd H
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Morning Tour Etna
If you are in Catania you have to visit Etna Vulcan.Great experience and learnt a lot. Thanks to Simone. Next tim
deborahsT1193MO
deborahsT1193MO
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Great Etna Morning Tour With Maurizio
We were picked up promptly at the scheduled time (8:50) by Maurizio. We picked up one other couple and then headed
cshooley7
cshooley7
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Fantastic trip with great guide
Simone was our tour guide for this trip and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable on Mount Etna and all the history
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Passenger47170942244
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Oz gyulay
Good experience. Simone is good tour leader. We enjoyed. Beautiful snow under the sun. Worth it to go in this perio
Amber K
Amber K
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Exploring Etna
Our guide was so friendly, relevant, and knowledgeable. He made a foggy day much more enjoyable. I’ll be recommendi
acruzser
acruzser
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Etna Morning
Insightful and fun visit to Mount Etna. Our guide (Simon) was extremely kind and helpful, keeping our 5 year old en
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