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Mount Etna and Taormina provided by Sicily Tours

Mount Etna and Taormina
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–8 hours
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–8 hours
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • 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.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • 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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up directly in front of the ship. The driver will hold a sign with your name on it.
  • Ports:
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
  • Catania Cruise Port, Terminal Crociere Sporgente Centrale, porto, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up directly in front of the ship. The driver will hold a sign with your name on it.
  • Ports:
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
  • Catania Cruise Port, Terminal Crociere Sporgente Centrale, porto, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Taormina
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gizmocat18
2 contributions
Best time with Carmello!
Last minute we hired Sicily Tours and it was amazing! Carmello was the best host and driver and we were able to visit 3 wineries around Etna. The entire time Carmello was informative and explained everything about Mt Etna and the wineries. Will definitely hire them next time (and recommend them to our friends) when we are in Sicily. Best driver and wonderful time. Even though we were with him for just a day he felt like family. He recommended a wonderful restaurant in Taormina (Al Giordana) next to the Public Gardens and they treated us like family. Even sang me happy birthday with a wonderful cake. Best time ever! Love Sicily Tours and Carmello! Hire them. You won’t regret it. We wish we hired them for our entire time there.
Written May 3, 2022
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Cast Family
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Carmelo provides safe, comfortable and relaxed diving around Sicily. He was very knowledgeable of the area and different towns we visited. Everywhere we went he provided recommendations to visit and eat. His recommendations were never wrong. The places to eat he recommended were perfect to sample the local dishes and wet priced reasonable. I would highly recommend booking Sicily Tours to all my friends and family.
Written August 10, 2021
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juccapalme
Newport, RI2 contributions
Sep 2011
On our cruise we stoped in Messina and contacted Sicily Tours. We decided to book Mount Etna and Taormina. It was an unforgettable experience. Our driver Carmelo was so friendly and very professional. The van was new and comfortable and the service excellent. He told us a lot of the sicilian way of life and suggest us delicious restaurants to try typical sicilian delights. We will definitely come back to Sicily and book other trips with Sicily Tours. I can recommend 100% Sicily Tours to all people. Thanks again to Carmelo and crew!
Written September 29, 2011
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Justine S
Wall Township, NJ3 contributions
May 2015 • Family
This review is long overdue, but I just couldn't let the year end without expressing my thoughts on Sicily Tours di C. Egitto. This past summer my family and I traveled to Sicily. We hired Sicily Tours to pick us up at the Catania Airport and take us on day trips to the visit the Gambino Winery, Mount Etna, and the "Godfather" tour. We also had Sicily Tours drive us from our week's home base in Taormina to Palermo with stops in my husband's grandparents' hometowns of San Cataldo and Montedoro. I can't say enough about how wonderful our driver, Carmelo, was. He was extremely professional, reliable, trustworthy, and pleasant. He was an excellent driver, always on time, and very accommodating to meet all our needs. I highly recommend to anyone was is planning a trip to Sicily to hire Sicily Tours. Our driver Carmelo made our trip a most enjoyable one. Sicily Tours di C. Egitto is the absolute BEST!!!
Written November 11, 2015
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Plymothian46
Essex22 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
We chose Sicily Tours for similar reasons to other clients. We liked the look of the itinerary as we wanted to see more of the island having enjoyed a stay in Taormina five years ago. We wanted a knowledgeable local driver so that neither of us had to do it and to provide local insight into the countryside we were driving through. Also, it definitely helps to be a Sicilian if you are driving in Sicily!! Our driver, Carmelo, has already been well reported on and we would not detract from anything that has been said. He is a thoroughly nice person, with whom we had no problem in getting on very well and his driving was immaculate. At no time did we feel under any pressure to rush; when we wanted lunch he came up with some excellent recommendations and everything we wanted to do was accommodated without fuss.
The tour itself is excellently thought through and gives a very good insight into all the cultural and architectural influences on the island, whether Greek, Roman, Norman or Arabic. We did a lot but at the same time, we had plenty of time for relaxed lunches when we wanted to. Carmelo took away all the stress you might get through doing something like this yourself.
We did not meet Giuliana in the office but I could not fault any of our dealings with her. All our enquiries were dealt with promptly and precisely and met all of our requirements.
In short, we would highly recommend Sicily tours if you really want to get a flavour of what this delightful island has to offer. Oh, by the way, the trip to Etna with honey tasting on the way and wine tasting on the way back was absolutely brilliant and thoroughly recommended.
If this is the kind of holiday you are looking for, look no further!
Written April 27, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CSVDtravellers
New York City, NY3 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
We recently took a one week trip in Sicily, and had Sicily Tours' driver Carmelo pick us up at the airport, and then drive us for a full week as we went around the entire island--Taormina, Etna, Syracuse, Noto, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Erice. The vehicle, a Mercedes Viano, was spacious for 4 of us to all sit in the 2 back rows, and very comfortable. Carmelo himself was an excellent driver, very safe, very reliable, and his English is very good. I had considered renting a car, as one never knows what type of driver/vehicle one may end up with, but Sicily Tours (Carmelo) receive top marks in all respects. Highly recommended.
Written June 18, 2013
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mlbcruiser
St. Louis, MO3,183 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
I had arranged a tour to Mt. Etna and Taormina, with a stop in Castlemola for a small group from our cruise roll call. Carmelo answered all of my inquiries very promptly, seemed experienced, knowledgable, and seemed to have very good judgement. His prices were much better than if we had done a similar tour through our ship. He drove a very nice Mercedes van that looked brand new and we did not feel packed in like sardines. After arranging the tour, additional people wanted to join it, and Carmelo was able to add another delightful driver named Angelo. (I will add here that we didn't get to do the short visit to Castlemola because we had used too much time at an olive oil/honey/wine producing place and dallied too long at Taormina - restroom lines were LONG! - so we decided to skip Castlemola due to insufficient time. If your ship gets in before our's did - 10 a.m. - then you could probably squeeze that in.)

In Italy, there are guidelines as to who can be allowed to truly be a tour GUIDE. These guides have special licenses and it's a very touchy subject. There are driver-guides (like Carmelo) who can give some information and narration about what you see, but they cannot enter official bulidings acting as a "tour guide", etc. However, we could have had an official guide accompany us but no one in our group felt we needed it and we didn't. (I think the cost for an additional, "official" guide was about $120E per van - ?) Oh, yes, both drivers spoke English well and were not difficult to understand. They were also waiting for us as we stepped off the ship with a sign as promised.

Carmelo is quite charming and extremely polite, yet down to earth without being at all stuffy. (Angelo was quite personable as well.) I can say without hesitation that I recommend this company. Everyone in our group (2 vans; 13 tourists) was very pleased with the service we received and told me numerous times that they really enjoyed the day.
Written October 1, 2012
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Amy Q
Key Biscayne, FL18 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
I booked a tour for 4 people to see Mt. Etna and Taormina. The driver and guide were waiting for us as soon as we cleared the ship. The vehicle was large and quite comfortable. The driver was extremely polite and the guide very informatve. He pointed out interesting facts along the way and we surely saw more and spent less money that we woukd have had we booked through our cruise line. Taormina was a beautiful little town. The guide gave us free time there and recommended restaurants to try.I wish I could remember the name of the pastry shop where we had the best canoli ever. The photo will give an idea of how the pastry shop looks. Its worth a visit. They are excellent!! I would highly recommend Sicily Tours if you have a stop over in Sicily.
Written August 20, 2012
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NoShameTurkeys
Chicago, IL7 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
My husband and I are currently still on our first European vacation but felt the desire to write this review now instead of waiting until we got home, as Carmello was so wonderful. Gotta spread the word! He was friendly, informative, funny, and made you feel comfortable at all times. We had a full day tour from Carmello on our 1 year wedding anniversary, and we could not have spent the day any better. We went to Mt. Etna, a local winery (Gambino Winery, EXCELLENT), and Taormina. You can design your own itinery with Carmello. He allowed us to do everything at our own pace, meaning stay the most time at the winery, haha. However, he always made us aware of the day's plans/rec. timing for activities, while having a smile on his face. We received an outstanding impression of Sicily, and when we return, we will undoubtedly book again with Sicily Tours. Thank you, Carmello.
K Grade: A+
This one was all Kelly, and I could not have been more impressed. Carmello was there to pick us up on time, had a nice, clean, Mercedes waiting for us. As Kelly mentioned, he was a fantastic tour guide with intimate knowledge of the island. He spoke fluent English, told great stories and kept us informed at all times. A+
Written May 28, 2012
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Voyageur5510
San Ramon, CA123 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We were met by Antonio at the cruise ship. He was friendly, charming and very knowledgeable. We drove to the top of Mt. Etna and he was able to describe so much about the history of the volcano and the present day information. Then we drove to Taormina. Antonio knew where the great pictures were and gave us ample time to be on our own in this great little town. Couldn't ask for a better day.
Written November 2, 2015
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ElisaMorgana1
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Excellent week long custom tour in Sicily
We were a group of 5 ladies. I chose the Sicily highlights tour, which I tailored to my needs + transfer to and fro
HollyR1
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Custom day trips in Sicily with wonderful driver!
Antonio as our driver and guide made our 4 custom day trips a relaxing and really fun experience in and around Pale
988kylieh
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Fantastic tour !
We were greeted by Tony at the ferry terminal and he took us on a tour stopping at Syracuse and Mt Etna. He was s
Parkdale
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Fabulous vacation all around Sicily!
We just returned from our trip to Sicily, last Friday. Carmelo was our driver for the entire 8-day trip around the
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Highly recommend Sicily Tours for taking you around Sicily!
We took a trip to Sicily with a family of 7 and we are so happy we arranged a car and driver via Sicily Tours. Anto
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Beautiful experience. The mosaic architecture dating back thousands of years, the intricate carvings in the cathedral,
We took a road tour from Palermo to Agrigento / valle dei templi/piazza Armerina. An excellent choice we made of t
sophiebwilkinson
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Good, knowledgeable guide & driver
We had a private tour to Syracusa & Noto. The driver was lovely & stopped the car when mum felt poorly. The guide
pko884
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Book a private tour - its worth it!
My mother and I booked Sicily Tours for a 3 day private tour. The first day was family research which took us to a
MLJS16
MLJS16
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Best tour guide for the entire island
Carmelo was a charming, cool and very pleasant guide to all our destinations. He was able to guide us through all o
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Best Day Trips Sicily with Marco
We contacted Sicily Tours last minute and was able to get booked very quickly for a private tour across Sicily. Our
Quest477642
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Excellent, reliable and trustworthy driver for Sicily
I recommend Carmelo and his team wholeheartedly. This was the first time we booked a driver for travel but with my
Katie E
Katie E
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Invaluable help travelling Sicily
Carmelo and his drivers Michael and Domenico picked my daughter and I up and delivered us to multiple towns in Sici
Peter F
Peter F
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Best way to see Sicily
My wife and I debated getting a car and driver while we were visiting Sicily and it was the best decision that we m
Moscow98
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Great Transfers in Sicily
Highly recommend Sicily Tours. They customise your trip around Sicily for a very reasonable price without the worry
lisjtheone
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Very convenient to travel around Sicily in a group
We are a group of four, travelling in Sicily for 5 days. They help us to arrange the route. The van is in very good
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