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

Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania

Private Tour: Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania
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Tour snapshot
Private tour with your own driver
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8320P1
Important information
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
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point Your hotel in Sicily or cruise ship in Catania, Acireale, Giarre, Messina, Taormina Harbor Departure Time Depending on your ship's arrival time or your preferred hotel pick up time.
  • 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
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point Your hotel in Sicily or cruise ship in Catania, Acireale, Giarre, Messina, Taormina Harbor Departure Time Depending on your ship's arrival time or your preferred hotel pick up time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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Ros
1 contribution
Beautiful Etna Tour with Simone, great Mercedes Benz vehicle, lots of information. I highly recommend this company! Well done!!
Written February 27, 2021
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your time and review. We are glad you enjoyed our Etna Tour 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,
Written April 18, 2021
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crittall73
Kent, UK23 contributions
Friends
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 thanks so much Marco for our brilliant day and if we ever return we will contact yourselves
Written October 5, 2020
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for your time and review. We are glad you enjoyed our Etna & Wine Tour 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,
Written April 18, 2021
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Bob and Sandi Cress
4 contributions
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 especially to Simone who is handling cancellations from home with 3 children and intermittent internet! Thank you and stay safe!!!
Written May 23, 2020
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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
Written May 30, 2020
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McDaniels82
Catania, Italy23 contributions
Thank you Simone for the beautiful day with you around Etna and Taormina. We had a good time with you. See you soon again.
Written May 3, 2020
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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,
Written May 18, 2020
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M Lazar
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 not a guide. No tour of Taoramina just time on our own. Asked for recommendations but there none.
Written September 17, 2019
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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
Written October 18, 2019
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jekrentz
Saint Paul, MN40 contributions
Family
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 enjoyed visiting the Taormina Public Gardens and having a light lunch nearby..
Written July 19, 2019
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GoingSicily
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
Written July 20, 2019
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Beth P
Rancho Cucamonga, CA35 contributions
Couples
The places we went to were fantastic, but lacking information about the Sicilian towns, landmarks and history. I booked a PRIVATE tour in Catania to visit Mount Etna and Taormina. We were picked up by our tour guide/driver Alex. Let me start by saying that Alex is a nice person but his English was not strong enough to be a tour guide. He pointed out landmarks with their names and dates but no information. When we asked him questions, his answers were irrelevant to the questions. This happened in the entire tour. I was frustrated because I want to know the history of Sicily as well as Mount Etna and Taormina. We were given such little information that I had to read about the history after the tour. As far as Mount Etna...so spectacular! It snowed! We went to Oro d'Etna for wine tasting which was pretty nice. We were then dropped off at Taormina on our own. We wandered around and ended up visiting the Ancient Greek Theater...again we didn't have our private tour guide. I paid for the entrance fee, just took photos, then had lunch and met back with Alex. He drove us back to our cruise ship and that was the end of our private tour. I felt like we just had a driver not a tour guide.
Written May 20, 2019
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rbpenney1
Cadiz, Spain31 contributions
Couples
This was a 5 star day for our private tour for the six of us! Our guide Laura met us at the ship and was an awesome guide and driver for the day. She timed the three events well while including our preferences on how to tailor the tour. Taormina is a beautiful town to walk through. The hike on Mt. Etna was awesome and Laura was a great guide. Finishing our day with lunch and wines at Bambino sealed the deal. Laura made sure to get us back to our ship on time. Also, my wife lost her cell phone and wallet on this tour and we could not find it despite hauling everything our of the van at dockside. It was found after we sailed, jammed down in the seat. Simone was great and couriered it to us very quickly with all items and cash accounted for. A top notch professional tour company that I highly recommend!
Written December 10, 2018
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Dear Guest, Thanks for your beautiful review. We are glad we manage to ship back your phone and cards successfully! We will be very happy to meet you again as returning customer, so it is time to book next holiday, we are looking forward to next trip to show you more of our beautiful island. Best wishes, Simone
Written December 11, 2018
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Michael G
Island of Malta, Malta2 contributions
Family
Dear Mr. Biglieri,
we just returned from our holiday in Catania, in which we visited Taormina, Mt Etna, Siracusa, Noto, Catania area and the towns nicknamed the Acis, amongst other interesting stops.
I wish to let you know how pleased and happy we have been with your services especially with having Mr. Mario Magrini as our driver, who went out of his way to accomodate us and make our holiday successful and personal.
He was professional as a guide, very sensitive to our needs as a family with little children, caring to my elderly mother, and very informative about our tour.
We shall surely recommend your Sicilyshoretours to our friends and hope to see you soon in the not so far future.
Michael and family
Malta
Written April 6, 2018
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Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure for us to make you discover our island. It will be with a great pleasure to see you again with your friends, this time, for a new visit of the Sicily. Kind regards, Simone
Written April 13, 2018
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nikdastik
Greystones, Ireland4 contributions
Family
We were delighted with the high quality professional service we received while on tour in Sicily. First, our flight was late and our luggage lost...that could have set the tone for our holiday, but the warm reception we received along with the fabulous tours made the rest of the holiday a fantastic one! The sites are gorgeous, the food delicious, and the people we met along the way were personable and friendly.
Written March 14, 2018
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Dear Nikdastik, Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure for us to make your holidays unforgettable. In the hope to see you again for a new discover of our beatiful island,I wish you the best, Simone
Written April 13, 2018
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