Tours and Tickets

Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania provided by Sicily Shore Tours

Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania

Save
Share
Recommended by 84% of travelers
Select Date and Travelers
From
$430.01
per group (up to 8)
Date
2 adults
Options
Low Price Guarantee
No Booking Fees
Overview
Maximize time spent in Sicily with this private tour to Mt. Etna and the coastal village of Taormina. After convenient pick-up at your hotel, see lava flows and craters before a visit to Mt. Etna. Then explore the elegant town of Taormina, with views of the sea and mountains.
Highlights
  • Private tour with your own driver
  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Soak up the Sicilian scenery while someone else drives and navigates
  • See Mt. Etna and the charming town of Taormina
What to Expect
This private tour includes pick-up at your hotel in Catania. Admire the scenery while your guide takes care of the driving. En route to Mt. Etna, pass through several charming Sicilian towns including Santa Venerina and Zafferana. Stop to see old lava flows and set out on a walk with your guide to visit the Silvestri craters. After visiting Mt. Etna, the tour continues with a drive to the coastal town of Taormina. See Roman architecture in the historic theater and go for a stroll along Corso Umberto, the main street, for some shopping. The tour includes free time for lunch (not included).  This private tour concludes with transportation back to your hotel in Catania.
Show More
Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Pricing is per vehicle, maximum of 8
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
14Reviews
2Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 10
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
crittall73 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kent, United Kingdom21 contributions21 helpful votes
So what an amazing day we had with Marco a very informative and considerate man,we went for a tour up etna and then on to a vineyard, the tour was amazing he stopped at every opportunity to show up sights of interest and show his local knowledge we would definitely recommend
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Bob and Sandi Cress wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution
We were so pleased with Sicily Shore Tours. We unfortunately had to cancel our tour with Sicily Shore Tours due to Covid-19. They handled our cancellation and refund professionally and efficiently and we look forward to rebooking with them when the virus allows! Thanks
Read more
Date of experience: May 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Simone B, Owner at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded May 30, 2020
Dear Guest, Thanks for your beautiful review, I am glad you appreciated our work, even during this hard time of our life. Thanks for your positive attitude and patience, we will be lucky and happy to meet you in the near future when will be possible for you to travel again. In 3 days time in Italy, June 3rd all borders will be opened again, and we are receiving some bookings already. Keep in touch and take care, All the best, Simone
Read more
McDaniels82 wrote a review May 2020
Catania, Italy18 contributions7 helpful votes
Thank you Simone for the beautiful day with you around Etna and Taormina. We had a good time with you. See you soon again.
Read more
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Simone B, Proprietario at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded May 18, 2020
Dear Guest, Many thanks for your time and review. We are glad you enjoyed our Etna and Taormina itinerary. Offering a customized service to every party, we ensure all passengers are satisfied with service delivered. Our brand new Mercedes vehicles give a great driving comfort, all our cars and vans are air conditioned. We are looking forward to meet you again and show you more beautiful sites. Thanks for choosing our services,
Read more
M Lazar wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
Disappointed as we hired Simon and he sent a driver -- not another guide but someone to drive and give short explanations as we came to a location. Was not able to provide answers to questions we had and when in each location simply dropped us off and indicated he was a driver
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from GoingSicily, Owner at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded Oct 18, 2019
Dear Margot, My apologize if the excursion didn't met your wishes. We hope to see you in the near future so we could give you an excursion encountering your expectations. Greetings from Sicily, Simone Biglieri
Read more
jekrentz wrote a review Jul 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota39 contributions12 helpful votes
We took a 6 hour private shore excursion with guide Mirza of Mt. Etna and Taormina. The weather was very warm, and we enjoyed the cooler temps on Mt Etna. Mirza quickly ascertained that we enjoy nature over historical sites, and geared out tour towards our interests, We
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from GoingSicily, Owner at Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
Responded Jul 20, 2019
Dear Jan, Thank you for your very kind words. We are glad you've enjoyed your personnalized Etna and Taormina Tour. We hope to see you in the near future. Best wishes, Simon
Read more
12
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Sicily Shore Tours
I4641IO_
00
perfect management
This is one long trip,.The best choice is travel with the local and professional driver. Because you have no idea
Read more
Dmitri D
00
Just excellent!
We spent four days with Daniel traveling around the island: Siracusa, Noto, Scicli, Agrigento, Palermo, Castelbuono
Read more
Rorywritesreviews
00
Godfather Tour
The tour guide spoke English very well and kept us laughing with her stories, and the views were amazing, but the b
Read more
928carlosalbertol
00
Taormina and Castelmola tour
Dear Everyone, My family, friends and I would like to thank you for the excellent service provided to us by your
Read more
X7364SGritam
00
My. Etna and taormina
Our tour guides were very friendly, personable and knowledgible. We were told there would be a 1-1 1/2 hour lunch
Read more
BackPacker708237
00
Godfather Tour
Booking months ahead for a 6 hour tour in September went very easily. Communication between Camille and Simone was
Read more
April A
00
We had a fabulous Godfather, Taormina and Wine Tasting Tour!
We can’t thank Sicily Shore Tour enough for the wonderful tour they put together for my family and I! Simone Buglie
Read more
eshockie
00
Visit Palermo and Céfalu
With our AAA-guide Daniel we visited Palermo, got a ride through Sicily and we ended in Céfalu. Daniel was a TOP-gu
Read more
Michael R
00
Danilo Cassaro
Our driver for the day was Danilo Cassaro. He was in a word "fantastic"! He suggested that instead of the scheduled
Read more
jp123729
00
Personalized Tour was AMAZING!!
If I could give this company more than 5 stars, I would! We came in on a cruise ship and were torn between taking
Read more
Cliverd
00
A WONDERFUL DAY
We did the Godfather and Taormina day private tour from our cruise boat at Catania. We were met at the port by Ales
Read more
KAHarms001
00
Sicely Shore Tours was EXCELLENT. Godfather Tour was awesome!
From the initial email communications prior to our trip all the way to the end of the day, of the tour was FABULOUS
Read more
Dawn M
00
Godfather tour was fun
With so many options for our day in Sicily, I chose the Godfather tour thinking it would give us an excuse to trave
Read more
venivide
00
Fantastic Tour
My wife and and I and two traveling companions took a full day tour where we saw Naxos, Catelmola and Taromina. We
Read more
jamie z
00
Sicily Shore tours
Our driver Danilo Cassaro did a fabulous job. The first week he took our friends around Palermo and the middle of
Read more
Key Details
  • Mount Etna, Corso Umberto, and 2 more
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
Frequently Asked Questions about Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania