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Mt. Etna and Taormina village full day tour from Catania provided by Etna Tribe

Mt. Etna and Taormina village full day tour from Catania

Mt. Etna and Taormina village full day tour from Catania
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About
Italian driving can be nerve-racking for newbies, and Sicily’s winding mountain roads are seriously tough. Let the shuttle bus take the strain on this door-to-door guided tour that packs a whole bunch of Sicily into just one day: the Mount Etna active volcano, the historic resort town of Taormina, the wildlife refuge island of Isola Bella, and an organic farm, complete with tastings. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Discover the active volcano Mount Etna and historic Taormina town
  • Upgrade for a cable car ride and crater tour with mountain guides
  • Explore a natural lava cave, an ancient Greek theater, and a wildlife reserve
  • Take things easy with door-to-door transportation from Catania
What to expect
  • Your guide collects you from Catania and drives you up to Rifugio Sapienza, 6,300 feet (1,920 meters) high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Here you can choose to trek in the nature park or pay extra to ride the cable car. If you opt for the cable car and a 4WD minibus, reach the crater: your mountain guides can show you the spots where Etna is at her most active. After exploring a lava cave, stop at an organic farm to sample honey, olive oil, wine, and other typical Sicilian products. Then savor a swimming stop in the crystal-clear waters of Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), a wildlife reserve. Finally, discover beautiful Taormina, with its ancient Greek theater, wealth of medieval monuments, and exclusive shops. At the end of the day, the bus drops you back at your hotel, port, or train or bus station.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, 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
  • Discover the active volcano Mount Etna and historic Taormina town
  • Upgrade for a cable car ride and crater tour with mountain guides
  • Explore a natural lava cave, an ancient Greek theater, and a wildlife reserve
  • Take things easy with door-to-door transportation from Catania
What to expect
  • Your guide collects you from Catania and drives you up to Rifugio Sapienza, 6,300 feet (1,920 meters) high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Here you can choose to trek in the nature park or pay extra to ride the cable car. If you opt for the cable car and a 4WD minibus, reach the crater: your mountain guides can show you the spots where Etna is at her most active. After exploring a lava cave, stop at an organic farm to sample honey, olive oil, wine, and other typical Sicilian products. Then savor a swimming stop in the crystal-clear waters of Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), a wildlife reserve. Finally, discover beautiful Taormina, with its ancient Greek theater, wealth of medieval monuments, and exclusive shops. At the end of the day, the bus drops you back at your hotel, port, or train or bus station.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19933P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Sicily
Exclusions
  • cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000m € 67.00 (to pay on the spot) This is optional
  • Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes
  • Entry/Admission - Funivia dell'Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania
  • 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
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Sicily
Exclusions
  • cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000m € 67.00 (to pay on the spot) This is optional
  • Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes
  • Entry/Admission - Funivia dell'Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina
  • Entry/Admission - Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Etna Tribe
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Parco dell'Etna
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Funivia dell'Etna
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Grotta dei Tre Livelli
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Isola Bella
  • 7
    Corso Umberto
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 8
    Piazza IX Aprile
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 9
    Villa Comunale di Taormina
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 10
    Ancient Theatre of Taormina
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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Ezrah
La Marsa, Tunisia61 contributions
Excellent tour with Angelo!!
Angelo was an excellent guide!! Very friendly, knowledgeable, and a great driver - felt very safe with him. If you’re limited on time in Sicily this is a great tour to tick off two things off your list to see Etna and Taormina in one day.
While it was a packed day it didn’t seem too rushed for me. The morning we visited Etna (as explained by the company in the description of the tour) it’s an additional cost to ride the cable car if you wish to go to the top of the volcano. (I can’t remember if it’s 63 or 67€). When you take the cable car up, you’ll then ride a bus to the top and a guide will greet you and take you around for about 45 minutes - 1 hour. Or if you don’t want to ride to the top, your EtnaTribe guide will walk you around one of the other volcanoes at a lower elevation (which is included the price of the tour.) I opted to take the cable car up. Like many have said, it is very windy and cool at the top. A hooded light jacket would be good. Oh and something to protect your eyes like sunglasses because the wind kicks up the dust and rocks and it’s not pleasant.
After Etna, we stopped in a small village on the way to Taormina. We did the honey tasting which was nice. You can shop the local products after the tasting.
Then to Taormina. Such a lovely place! You have 2 hours free time here. It was honestly too hot for me to check out the Greek theatre (with no shade and too many bags of gifts I purchased 😄 to carry with me) but I know others did and enjoyed it.
Bring plenty of water and snacks if needed. Although there’s no official stop for lunch you have time in Taormina to eat but since we only have 2 hours there and you might want to shop and check out some of the other sights, might be good to pack some food. At Etna, there’s a shop there with food and drinks so you can buy some snacks there before or after the volcano hike.
I really enjoyed this tour. Learned a lot and had a pleasant time exploring this part of Sicily. Would recommend!
Written September 23, 2021
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Jocelyn Z
1 contribution
Fantastic tour with great stops and an amazing guide!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Our guide, Aldo, made this the most fantastic time! He was very informative, knowledgeable, and made us feel very welcome as the English speakers on the tour. He took the time to repeat everything in both Italian and English so that we all could have the best experience. Mount Etna was very cool and Taormina was so incredibly gorgeous. The Sicilian farm was great as well. We had a wonderful time. Worth every penny to make the most out of one of our few days in Sicily!
Written September 10, 2021
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Fanny90LC
Clamart, France1 contribution
My
The guide was very kind so does the driver. They did share a lot explainations for the local culture, food, momuments. However, though i knew about there would be an extra fee to pay to go higher in Etnea with the telecabine and the bus, but they should have make it clear for us that even paying a higher price (67 compared to 30 euros), both can not bring you to see the lave and there was almost no differences between the option of 67 vs 30 euros. just you can have the bus to bring you to the higher altitude for about 5 min for an equal view of the volcano😂😂.

Finally, as a trip for touristes, i knew the degustation of local food is generally for commercial purpose to stimulate the shopping. But when they felt that we didn t intend to buy amything the first honey factory, the second local alcool and wine degustation was removed as well from.the programme, WHAT A PITY!

In a words, the price is higher than my expectations due to cancellation of the program and luck of transperance.
Written August 11, 2021
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Bar
Tel Aviv, Israel8 contributions
A good day trip option of Mount Etna, the surrounding villages and the charming medieval town of Taormina.
An organized tour will make things easier than arranging the logistics yourself. Mount Etna is a must. The villages on the way are charming. Taormina is somewhat overtouristed, but the views and the historic atmosphere of this medieval town on a cliff makes it into a charming 1.5 hour tour of the main street of the town.
Written July 20, 2021
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TravellerSL1
London, UK7 contributions
Etna visit and Taormina
Oct 2020 • Friends
Alexander was a fantastic guide and made sure we were well looked after on the tour. We did the hike and it was awe inspiring. A fantastic tour and superb guide.
Written October 13, 2020
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Atila Y
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Nice trip and staff
Bring warm clothes to the peak of etna regardless of the weather in Catania. It will be cold and windy!
Written September 24, 2020
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Alec B
London, UK2 contributions
Mount Etna - seeing a real, live volcano... up close!
Sep 2020
This was an amazing full-day experience and well worthwhile. Our guide, Salvo, has a great command of the English language so communication was effortless. He's a relaxed and friendly guy, with a very good sense of humour, too. He's also very knowledgeable about Mount Etna and it's history. On our trip today, we were lucky enough that Salvo took us into a lava 'tube' and explained in detail about how it was formed.

If you don't have them on the day, walking boots and coats are available for hire for excursions to the 'top'.

If you're reading this, Salvo, thank you for a most excellent day out.
Written September 18, 2020
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Sweet9caroline
Sheffield, UK35 contributions
Great Day in Etna and Taormina
Excellent day trip with Luigi who was a fantastic guide, his enthusiasm for Etna shone through. The tour was well paced and 2 hours in Taormina was plenty of time to enjoy the sights.
Written September 11, 2020
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Lotti B
1 contribution
Great tour
Aug 2020 • Couples
Pickup was on time, Natasha was fantastic from the first minute, she is a very a knowledgeable and super smiley, kind girl! We had a great day in her presence :)

Taormina was very hot! Up at Etna we did not need a jacket or anything, it was fantastic weather!
Written August 19, 2020
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JCT
4 contributions
Great tour guide. Taormina was beautiful!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great tour. Was just us and the tour guide felt very safe - he was driving us especially up the windy roads up to etna and Taormina - and felt personal like we got our money’s worth. Taormina was beautiful fully recommend doing this excursion. We got 2 hours free time here so we grabbed lunch and had a walk around. Would have been nice to have an extra hour free time so we could go to the Greek theatre (as the restaurant we went to ended up being there for 1 hour and by time we knew it we only had 30 mins left until meeting the tour guide). Also the Greek theatre is 10 euro for an adult which we didn’t realise but as we had limited time left we didnt want to pay 20 euro for 20 mins of seeing it.
Written July 26, 2020
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Anusiak666
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Highly recommended
Awesome experience with very knowledgeable and kind guide who explained a lot about Etna and showed us some awesome
Paulina N
Paulina N
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Totally recommended
We’ve enjoyed the trip! The guide shared with us a lot of information!!! Everything went smooth and interesting! We
V2327USracheld
V2327USracheld
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A very unique experience!
We had a wonderfull day! It was a unique experience to visit Etna and taste something of the local food. Salvo, our
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The longest and most unique downhill ever
We had a great day with a verry good guide. We booked the gravity tour of the etna. So first going up the mountain
fabriziorL2481WX
fabriziorL2481WX
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Great experience
We reserved the tour on friday night to then wake up on saturday with a gray and rainy Catania. We were unsure if i
ykim1761
ykim1761
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Super nice tour
Our tour guide was really nice and friendly. There were so many things to do in the tour. I highly recommend this t
961dariaf
961dariaf
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Amazing experience!
Excellent tour and guide! We were a group of 8. Our guide Giuseppe was very attentive, narrated in English and answ
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One day at Etna
Guiseppe was a pretty cool guide, we’ll informed. He definitely deserves more money. The trip was well timed an g
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Wonderful tour
The guide led us with descriptions and history of our surroundings and gave the group energy and good vibes. The na
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Highly recommended full day trip
I highly recommend this trip if you want to cram as many picturesque places into one day as possible! My partner a
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Brilliant tour
Such a great experience, its like being on another planet! Our tour guide Salvatore was brilliant, very chatty and
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Super journée
The excursion was very nice and the guide Angelo explained everything both in italian and french. It was a small gr
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Daydream15418693484
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Excellent tour, super guide !
Our Etna Tribe guide (Luigi) was super friendly and knowledgeable He really allowed me and my family to spend a ni
João D
João D
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Fantastic experience!
The tour was amazing and the guides very nice and attentive to the fact that we were with a 10 months-old baby. Str
evativadar
evativadar
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Etna - un'ottima esperienza
I strongly recommend this tour. Salvatore was a great guide, providing us a lot of interesting information about Et
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