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Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience

Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience

By Excursions Etna
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A tour day dedicated to water and fire, from the Gorges of Alcantara river to the highest active volcano in Europe. Visit the Alcantara Fluvial Park a wonderful nature reserve between Catania and Taormina, a unique place with its Alcantara. After this visit we move towards Mount Etna and visit ancient craters and lava flows, volcanic caves to explore in complete safety.
per adult
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Ages 10-75, max of 10 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
English, Italian, French

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional Naturalistic Guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points in Catania
  • Use of helmet, flashlight and head cap
  • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Valle Del Bove
  • Entry/Admission - Colata Lavica 1992
  • Entry/Admission - Oro d'Etna
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Sicily

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pasticceria Savia Via Etnea, 300/302/304, Via Umberto I, 2/4/6, 95131 Catania CT

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72125P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience on Tripadvisor
How much is Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience?
Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience price starts from $179.58. Discover and book Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience on Tripadvisor
What is the Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience cancellation policy?
Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience?
Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience is hosted by Excursions Etna. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Excursions Etna on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Etna & Alcantara Tour Experience on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72125P6

Reserve your spot
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Oro d'Etna
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
Excursions Etna
Catania, Italy
Joined in February 2013

#3 of 68 Food & Drink in Catania
  • Lahori2015
    Enjoyable Etna Experience
    Enjoyed the tour, and knowledgeable guide added to whole experience. Pretty straightforward, drive to 2000 meter where there is a whole tourism type set up with shops and parking. Get cable car to 2500 mtr and then 4WD bus to 2750mtr which is furthest you can go. Short walk to ox crator. Cave was a bit underwhelming but interesting to learn how they form and the extent to which they riddle the area. Visit for honey tasting was also good and bought some local fare. Points to note, need light jacket as temp drops the higher you go. No harm in taking a packed lunch. Can be cloudy/misty at 2750mtr so you may not really see much. If misty do keep every one in sight as can get lost.
  • 288rolandl
    Etna tour
    The tour was amazing, and our guide Florinda too. Shes an expert and super kind. We so much more than expected, and got the information about all Sicily and Mrs. Etna❤️
  • Ivanina_Arabadzhieva
    Unforgettable Etna
    Discovering the beauty of Etna was an unforgettable experience! The tour was well organized and Marilena did a fantastic job presenting us with interesting facts and took the time to make nice pictures of us. She has talent for photography! 🙂 We highly recommend this tour!
  • W7727WY_
    wonderful trip!!
    We want to say the largest “thank you” to Marilena It was a wonderful trip! First of all Marilena was really nice and cute. We got interesting information and it was really clear, we made pauses for taking pictures and had pleasant conversations🥰 We saw amazing landscapes, we were in the lava caves (inside!!) and tried unis olives oil. To sum up, I really recommend to go to the Etna with these guys. Everything from first connections to the food were brilliant. Moreover, we found out much fascinating not only about Etna but also about Catania city.
  • ankurm2023
    Highly recommended Etna morning Trip, worth every single penny.
    We took the Etna morning trip. Our guide Marilena was a fantastic personality, very pleasant to hear and accompanied my 78 year old dad everywhere. She was very patient and has a great amount of knowledge about the Etna and its history. If we come back to the Etna, we will surely like to have a Marilena as a guide. Highly recommended and Top Notch Services.
  • StuartB1974
    Great day on Etna!
    As a family of four including a 10 and 8 year old this was a perfect half day tour. Informative and well-pitched our guide, Marilena, was knowledgeable, flexible and made us all feel welcome. Highlight of the week - thank you Marilena 👏👏👏
  • lbasskin
    Not to be missed if you are in Sicily
    We did the crater tour with Simon, just my wife and I, and it was outstanding. He drove us to all the places that mattered, and a highlight was the lava tube. HIs English was fantastic, and his knowledge of the place and its history was outstanding. When we declined climbing a more strenuous walk to the summit, he took us the a smaller but flatter crater down the hill. Had we been younger or in better shape we could have had all the hiking we wanted. Instead, it was prefect for our legs. I recommend this tour (also 1. leave early in the morning for the site before the cruiseboat tourists swamp the place. 2. It is VERY windy up top and I had a jacket but could have used a hooded sweatshirt as well.
  • mrsm358
    Great way to see Etna
    The tour was fantastic. We had a lovely guide, Giovanni, who was very knowledgeable. Our group was small, so it was like a personal tour just for us. Really really enjoyed our morning, I’d recommend really highly.
  • Simone R
    Simone R
    Etna Volcano day with the amazing Aristide Tomasino at Etna Tours
    Beautiful experience. Aristide Tomasino was a fantastic guide. He is an amazing enthusiastic person who knows the Etna Volcano from its inside out. He is graduated in Biochemistry and a fantastic High School teacher. We are grateful to have met him and we will come back to Sicily again.
  • awkeh
    Great experience which I highly recommend!
    We had a great time on our tour with our guide Marilena, who was very informative and provided us with a lot of facts and information. Not only about Etna, but also for visiting Catania in general as well. The tour was very well organized, we got to see many interesting places and the view of Etna from the sites were incredible. Also got to do some tasting of local products, such as honey, olives, wine etc which was delicious. Would definitely recommend for anyone thinking about taking a tour of Etna.
  • emilian623
    Safe, interesting trip for younger kids.
    Very safe, easy and interesting trip to the craters and cave and lava flows. I traveled with two young kids in the winter time and there were no issues. We enjoyed and learned a lot. Marilena, la Guida, has been very friendly, flexible, responsible and knowledgable. We also enjoyed local specialities and took some home. We faced technical issues when booking the trip day before and they appeared to be very flexible and available to secure our excursion, despite late hour of confirming. Many thanks as the issue was totally on my side!
  • kjmcmurray
    Wonderful tour!
    We loved seeing the lava flow, exploring the cave, and hiking the crater. Marelana was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. We learned and saw so much more of Etna than if we had gone on our own.
  • joergr459
    Nice tour with a great guide
    We had booked the Etna sunset tour and Marilena, our guide, made it a very nice event for us that we truly enjoyed. The tour included multiple stops such as for wine and honey tasting, visiting a place where some lava flow stopped right at a village, going into a cave etc. and last but not least climbing up some crater to see the sunset from there. Marilena was very knowledgeable about all the places and their history etc. and gave us all the explanations and answers to our questions in an easy to understand English. So we can certainly recommend doing that tour with that operator and of course Marilena as a guide.
  • brandnermaxl
    Nice Tour !
    We booked the tour only a few hours in advance, because our morning tour got canceled due rain. We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Florinda! She told us so much about Etna and showed as the best spots. Would recommend the tour!
  • KarstenP633
    You don’t get to see the eruption 😩
    Not quite what I expected. I was of the impression that the tour would guide you to the eruption but no. We stayed far from. Doing the afternoon trip also means not taking the cable car 🚠 that stops at 16.00. We saw many interesting things as well as our guide was pleasant to be with and very good at telling about the eruptions. I have to admit that our teenagers didn’t have the same positive opinion as there was missing some action . Happy to have experienced it .
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36 reviews
Very good

Ayca O
1 contribution
Jul 2021
We joined to tour 4 people. And different nations :) me and my friend dont know Italian but our guide Giovanni can speak English and he got every details to us. He is really cozy and friendly person. It was great experience for us. I suggest everyone to think this tour!
Written July 21, 2021
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Jerusalem, Israel125 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our guide Marilena picked us up at our hotel and took us up to Sileni craters at 2,000 meters and patiently explained the multiple eruptions responsible for the various craters and lava flows visible from our walk around the crater rim. We then continued to a lava cave, the valley of the oxen and the terminal point of the 1991 lava flow, stopping meters from a house at the edge of Zafferani. After a tasting of olive oils, wines and honeys there, we went to the truly amazing Alcantara gorge. WALK IN HIKING BOOTS FOR ETNA BUT HAVE WATER SHOES FOR ALCANTARA!! Thank you Marilena for a magnificent day sharing with us your extensive knowledge of geology, botany and ecology!
Written July 10, 2019
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Tom F
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Couples
Had a really great experience visiting Etna and Alcantara with our guide Gigliola, she was really knowledgeable and made our trip really great!
Written September 19, 2023
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