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Private tour of Etna Volcano and Etna Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

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    Stop At: Porta Messina, Corso Umberto 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your accommodation/port in Taormina area, and you will start your wonderful private travel to the highest active volcano in Europe. Driving by comfortable, air-conditioned car through the small authentic mountain villages, you will admire unforgettable picturesque views of Sicilian countryside full of oranges and lemon plantations, olives and almond trees, houses and churches built of lava stone. Enjoying amazing sea view and lava fields, you will arrive to a charming mountain town Zafferana Etnea, where you will visit local honey farm and taste the produce of the fertile volcano land - honey, olive oils, olives, wines and liquors. Then you will continue to drive up the volcano and reach the plateau Rifugio Sapienza at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Here you can feel the exceptional atmosphere of Etna volcano, admire the lunar landscapes, see the famous Silvestri craters, visit small shops where you can buy souvenirs made of lava. Optionally, you can ascent with cable car and jeep with the authorized Alpine Guide until 3000mt for additional fee (65 Euro).

    After this atmospheric journey, the guide will chauffer you in relax to one of the best wineries at the foot of Etna. The owner of the winery will welcome you with a glass of cool white grillo, and you will have a tour of the estate, see how the grape is growing, and visit the cellars, while the owner explains you all about the wine making process and the history of this family run winery. Then you will sit on a beautiful terrace with an amazing panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and have traditional delicious lunch of locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciuttto, home-made sausages, cous-cous, mushrooms, vegetables, fresh bread, olives and home-made olive oil. A professional sommelier will offer you 5 glasses of Sicilian Etna DOC red and white wines. After the tour, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation or port in Taormina area.

    Duration: 6 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation, port or train station in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni or nearby.

    Ports
    Taormina port, Giardini Naxos port
    Departure Time
    9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
    Please advise your preferable pickup time.
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private tour only for your party by comfortable air-conditioned car
    • Private local tour leader
    • Private driver/guide
    • Guided tour of Etna
    • Visit to local honey farm and tasting of honey, jams, olives, olive oils, wines and liquors
    • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
    • Round-trip transportation by private comfortable car
    • Bottled water, snacks
    • Visit of one of the best Etna wineries and food and wine tasting
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entry/Admission - Porta Messina
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Cable car to an altitude of 3000 m (65 Euro for 1 person)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • 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 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.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We enjoyed this tour immensely with our guide Rafaelle. Again, Nadia was a great communicator. What we did enjoy about this trip was, we did not pay for the cable car and 4 x 4 until we got up to Etna and checked the weather....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank travelmom28
    Reviewed September 3, 2019

    This tour is a very rich combination of history, science, agriculture, wine and food, coupled with a great tour guide/historian/story teller! The local scenery along the way rounded out a beautiful day in Sicily. My daughters and I visited Sicily on our first leg of...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Delia S
    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    This was an amazing tour, worth every penny. Rafael made it very memorable even though it had snowed and visibility was difficult. He even took us into the caves and went our of his way not rush us. The winery and tasting was above our...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank antlor237
    Reviewed October 28, 2018

    As a 35th wedding anniversary surprise from our children we were treated to a chauffeur driven trip, first visiting a honey farm, then exploring Mount Etna and on to the Murgo vineyard. Our lovely driver Marco picked us up from our hotel and spent a...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    1  Thank Bernie O
    Nadezelina, Владелец at Prestelli Sicily Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

    Dear Bernie, Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We were pleased to arrange this private tour for your memorable date. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with Marco. All the staff of Prestelli Sicily Tours wish you all...More

    Reviewed July 31, 2018

    Very enjoyable trip to Etna with our tour guide Marco. Marco picked us up from our B&B in Taormina were we proceeded to visit a honey farm en route to Etna. The honey farm was very good and a pleasant surprise with lots of things...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Sharon U
    Nadezelina, Owner at Prestelli Sicily Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

    Dear Sharon and Steve, Thank you for booking our tours and for sharing your review! We are very glad that the private tour of Mt.Etna met your expectations, and you enjoyed the visit of the honey farm and tasting of all locally produced food, wines...More

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    MPRads
    May 24, 2019|
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    Response from Nadezelina | Property representative |
    Hello MPRads, thank you for your interest in our tour! We can arrange 8:30am pickup at the port, and there would be enough time for the activity. Best regards, Nadia
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