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Small-Group Tour: Etna Wine and Alcantara from Taormina

From $104.80
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
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Small-Group Tour: Etna Wine and Alcantara from Taormina
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Overview
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.
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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a privilege to be taken on a tour with someone so passionate and knowledgeable- Tony was outstanding! We loved every minute and learned so much. Thank you!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide Emanuele (Manu) was amazing. He has a PHD in geology focusing on volcanos. I learnt so much from his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm. The tour was very well organised and the warm jacket and walking shoes provided was a real asset. We really...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was a huge highlight of our trip to Taormina. Our guide, Tony, was born and raised on Mt. Etna and has a huge passion for Volcanology. He was full of fascinating information, and stories- an expert guide! The tour is well structured, and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MJPutney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the highlight of our trip to Sicily! We were lucky enough to have Roberto as our tour guide who was incredibly funny and informative. You learn a lot about the history of Etna and it’s surrounding villages as well as the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jennifermee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day touring Etna with Giorgio. He picked us up in a van near our Airbnb in Taormina. He was a wealth of information as we hiked around Mt. Etna. We also visited the Etna caves, had a wine tasting and lunch...More

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The water in the gorge is very shallow - maybe 12 inches max. It's also very cold. We wore shorts for the tour and just kicked off our shoes when we arrived at the gorge. No need to change.
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We left around 8:30 am
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