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Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

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See a different side of Sicily with this tour of Mt. Etna that departs from Catania. Enjoy breathtaking views and taste the wines of one of the best wineries of the area, all while on the highest active volcano of Europe. This excursion journeys to old craters and lava flow caves, and is perfect for adventurous travelers.
Highlights
  • Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting in one day
  • Choose a mode of transport and altitude that suits your needs 
  • Good value, with included cave equipment, hiking shoes, and wine and food 
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from Catania
What to Expect
After pickup for your hotel, the port, or the train station in Catania, ride for roughly and hour to Rifugio Sapienza, stopping at viewpoints for photos of the volcano and surrounding countryside.
On the way up to Rifugio Sapienza, your guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcano. Visit the sites of recent eruptions and the Silvestri Craters.
Upon arrival at Sapienza, choose to hike to an altitude of roughly 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) by Parco dell’Etna nature trails, or reach 9,500 feet (2,900 meters) by cable car and 4X4 minibus (extra cost). The latter option includes stops at the Torre del Filosofo and southeast crater.
On your back down the mountain, pick up flashlights to explore a lava cave.
Finally, visit a winery to sample sparkling and local wines with cheese, cured meat, and olive oil before drop-off at your departure point.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was brilliant. Definitely recommend paying the extra and getting the cable car and off toad bus up closer to the top. Amazing experience- clear day with beautiful views. Day rounded off sampling local Etna wines and food- delicious!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great guide, great visit. We did not buy the extra altitude options and went with the guide for a walk around the old cones instead. Much fun, and I'm not sure we missed much on top. Anyways, the higher altitudes options don't bring you really...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JulienQc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing guide, Simone knew and talked about everything from the beggining to the end! Vulcano and wine tasting from heaven! Are you staying in Catania - this is something you just have to do!! It is a must!!! We hearts it:)

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Linda A
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic day with Achilla our guide. The information provided was exceptional. Comfortable car with 7 others. My Etna is absolutely fascinating, so glad l went. Views were amazing, great for photography, 2 degrees at the top with snow so take coat and gloves. The cave...More

Thank Darcy90
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Simone was a brilliant guide on our tour of Etna. He talked us through the history and geology of the area as we approached and as we walked round the lower craters. It was a suitably exerting walk before we headed to the wine tasting....More

Thank malcolmv663
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