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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina provided by Etna People

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina
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About
Towering Mount Etna is one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing many sightseeing tours daily. This tour stands out by including round-trip transportation, a guide, snacks, and an almond wine tasting at a mountain chalet. After a casual hike through lava fields and a visit to underground lava caves, you’ll come away having seen more of the volcano than most sightseeing tourists.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Great-value Mount Etna tour with transportation, guide, drinks, and snacks
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
  • Opt for hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna. Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history. Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Great-value Mount Etna tour with transportation, guide, drinks, and snacks
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
  • Opt for hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna. Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history. Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14484P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Free rental of hiking boots and jackets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Free rental of hiking boots and jackets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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
  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Area of the trekking part.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rafaël v
1 contribution
Super
Oct 2021
We had a fantastic trip with our guide Guiseppe on a rainy sunday morning. A lot of information and great tips for Taorima (for eating).
Written October 19, 2021
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StephTLY
Houston, TX21 contributions
Amazing guide
Oct 2021
We went to other tour agencies before deciding to go with Etna People. Good decision as they're very responsive by email and kept us updated on our trip via WhatsApp. (With the microclimates on Mt. Etna, you need to be prepared for the risk of your trip being cancelled/rescheduled.) Our guide, Giuseppe, was super nice and knowledgeable. Made the 6 hours fly by!
Written October 18, 2021
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SBSMichigan
Ann Arbor, MI9 contributions
Perfect tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Roberto was our guide: he was funny, knowledgeable, friendly, genuine and open-minded and was key to creating just the right atmosphere among 7 people spending 6 hours together. And the tour itself was fantastic, with a good mix of somewhat strenuous walking, stops for explanations and great views. We also were amazingly well matched with others in our group. All in all, a day I’m still thinking about, wistfully!
Written September 25, 2021
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Philip D
Bury St. Edmunds, UK2 contributions
Superb experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
We booked quite late but the quick responses and information provided gave us great confidence in this company.
The whole experience was amazing and was made so interesting by Giuseppe our excellent guide who gave us so much information on many aspects of Etna and the environs around it.
He paced the tour well (for us old folks) and we enjoyed the cave visit and lunch too which made for a varied excursion.
Giuseppe was so knowledgable we felt we could ask any question - and our small group asked many! It felt like a private tour and we were delighted not to have to do ‘the commercial/sales area’ that you get on many tourist experiences.
Enjoyed it so much we would do another of Etna People’s tours if/when we come back to Sicily.
Written September 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel F
Pleasanton, CA8 contributions
An August morning on Mt Etna
Mt. Etna with Rosario (Sario) was both educational and a beautiful experience. We felt like we received a geologic lesson along with seeing some absolutely beautiful and yet strange landscape that is constantly changing due to the activity of the volcano. The tour ended at a winery where we had lunch a tasting. I would strongly recommend Etna-people excursions.
Written August 27, 2021
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Mégane Delhaye
1 contribution
Amazing half day at Etna with Roberto!
Aug 2021 • Couples
We loved our Tour with Etna People, we did "Good Morning Etna" with our guide Roberto and it was AMAZING. He speaks very good French, was funny, interesting and caring with all of us.
The tour was not too long or too short, just the perfect timing. Moreover, the food for lunch we had was very good! We highly recommend it!
Written August 21, 2021
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The_Courier
Salisbury, UK52 contributions
Great trip, well organised and value for money
Sep 2020
This was an excellent trip. The guide, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He lives in one of the villages on the national park and hi knowledge was excellent and he was so informative and enthused on the subject. The half day tour was just the right length as well.
Written October 26, 2020
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Robbie_Foy
Leeds, UK2 contributions
'Lovely'
Sep 2020
A great value trip with an excellent guide, Roberto, who was knowledgeable, funny, and charming whilst paying attention to and showing an interest in all members of our small group. Etna People were also very responsive and helpful in setting up our trip. And, of course, Etna was amazing. We'd happily recommend this day out.
Written September 27, 2020
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Amin
Sicily, Italy1 contribution
Antonio is a “gangster”! #lol
Loved it. Antonio was the best. When I say the best I mean gangster. He’s chilled so chilled almost you can get him mistaken for a nice bottle of Grillo (that’s Sicilian wine if you’re not familiar. He’s knowledgable, knows the routes, knows everyone on the route, takes you to places you’ve never been, takes your money, has a massive smile on his face, I told you he’s a gangster. Anyways book it don’t cross lines with the gangster.
Written September 25, 2020
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Paul T
Lille, France15 contributions
Amazing day!
What a great tour, and it was Toni's passion and attention to detail that made it extra special. We did the half day tour. Plenty to see and learn. Plus amazing wine, sandwich, desert wine and apple pie as the picnic in a beautiful pine forest. Really special day thank you so much.
Written September 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Dan G
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Great winery tour for a rainy day
As the weather was too bad to go up Etna, we instead did a tour of 2 wineries. Our guide Guiseppe was excellent. He
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Amazing Etna, extraordinary Etna people
Extraordinary experience! Our guide Roberto was the best guide we ever had, more than that, he was like a friend.
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Surpassed all expectations
Surpassed all expectations. So worth hearing all about Etna from such a knowledgeable young chap. Dario collected
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Etna Hike 5 stars
Seven of us (all women, 3 different countries) had a fabulous day guided by Janet. Starting from the stunning conve
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Excellent and highly informative full day tour.
Etna north walking around craters, a lava cave, a sicilian meal with local wine and the Alcantara gorge. Our guide
snoonan92
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Wonderful trip with excellent guide
This was such a fantastic experience. Giuseppe was a fantastic guide, really knowledgeable and friendly. Learned so
767emilieh
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Perfect day
What a perfect day! The winery was beautiful. The tour around the etna grounds was amazing and we learned so much a
Sarah T
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Amazing!
Great value excursion hosted by professional and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely highly recommend them for Et
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Wonderful Etna-Tour with guide Marco!
We participated in the Etna-Tour (Walking on Etna, Lunch and Wine Tasting in a Winery and visiting Alcantara Caves)
aoifeo816
aoifeo816
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Excellent way to spend a day!
Roberto was an excellent guide with great information about Mt Etna, wine and full of local recommendations for foo
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O8430ZFpaolo
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A fantastic day out with a brilliant tour guide
Roberto was an interesting, funny and knowledgeable guide and took us on an amazing tour on Etna, as well as the st
Explorer49215343874
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Great experience
It was great experience with our nice and well-informed guide Giuseppe. The organization was easy and we did not mi
Passenger644992
Passenger644992
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Wonderful
We had a very good time with Etnapeople. We choose “Good Morning Etna” and had a wonderful excursion with our guide
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Anais64nyc
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AMAZING experience!!!
We had a great time on this tour. Roberto our guide who speaks very well English is an amazing guide full of knowle
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Passionate and very honest
We were very lucky to visit the etna during an eruption with a very passionate guide Roberto who was perfectly fren
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