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Private 8-Hour Tour of Four Etna Wineries with Tasting
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Private 8-Hour Tour of Four Etna Wineries with Tasting

By Prestelli Sicily Tours
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Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Visit of 4 top Etna wineries
  • Private tour only for your party
  • Food and wine tasting (18-20 different red, white, rose wines)
  • Private English-speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Taormina and nearby towns
  • Transportation between sights by comfortable air-conditioned private car or mini-van
  • Bottled water, snacks
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Porta Messina
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop-off in Catania or Messina (available on request)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation, port or train station in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni or nearby
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Taormina port
      • Giardini Naxos port
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35040P49

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
        • A minimum of 2 adult people per booking is required
        • As this is a private tour, we will specify the exact departure time with customers directly after the booking
        • Comfortable shoes recommended
        • Most travelers can participate
        • We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.
        • We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35040P49

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        Itinerary
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          Porta Messina
          Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
          Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your hotel/port and you will start your wonderful private travel (from 2 people) around top Etna wineries. 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.The Etna Volcano erupting feeds the soil, and that is why this region is considered to be one of the best in the world for growing grapes and wine production. You will visit four best wineries at Etna slopes. Wines from these wineries are on the top lists of premium international wine associations. The first venue will be a family run winery with more than 150 history, famous with its outstanding wines. With a professional English-speaking sommelier you will have a tour of the winery, and taste 4-6 Etna DOC red, rose and white wines with light snacks. You will continue the tour driving to the next venue - an incredibly beautiful winery, new, but already known for its exceptional wines. After a guided visit of the cellars, you will taste 5 Etna DOC wines with locally produced organic food - cheeses, meat delicacies, olives, olive oil and fresh bread.Enjoying the panoramic view and unique atmosphere of Sicilian countryside, you will drive to the third venue – another outstanding Etna winery with an authentic charm, where the owner will make for you a tour around the estate, and with a professional sommelier you will taste 4 brilliant red, rose and white wine of the region.The fourth venue will be a family run winery, world famous with its outstanding wines. Here you will be welcomed by the owner with a glass of an awesome aperitif white wine. Sipping refreshing wine, you will have a guided tour around the estate, after which you will visit the cellars where the owner or your private sommelier will explain you the wine production process. Finally, you will sit at a wonderful terrace with a breathtaking view of mountains and Ionian coastline, and with your personal sommelier start food and wine tasting. You will taste 4 or 5 excellent white, red and rose Etna DOC wines with locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, sausages, cous-cous, vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, domestic olive oil and fresh home-made bread.After the tour, your personal guide will bring you back to your accommodation.
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        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Prestelli Sicily Tours
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          Taormina, Italy
          Joined in January 2016
        • L5746RBsamanthac
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Top tier wine tour
          I can't put into words how amazing this tour was. Samuela was the absolute best, from pick up to drop off the tour was amazing and she had so much knowledge to share with us. We have done wine tours all over the world and this ranks as one of the absolute best because of the level of service. The first and last winery were absolutely top notch, and the one we went for lunch while not as intimate of an experience provided lots of information on the region and how the industry has evolved over the years. 10/10 experience, it was so goof we will be back next year again!
          Written January 31, 2024
        • J5467RBnorah
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour!
          Omar was amazing! He picked us up on time. He is very knowledgeable about the whole area. He answered all our questions. I would highly recommend the private tour with Omar. Grazie Mille.
          Written December 20, 2023
        • Expedition298983
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do in Sicily
          A private tour around Sicily taking in the culture, food and iconic scenes from the godfather from a very knowledgeable tour guide Maurizio was a highlight of our trip in Sicily. Every part of the trip Maurizio went above and beyond to keep us informed and comfortable. It was a relaxing trip with breathtaking views. A must
          Written December 20, 2023
        • Selene G
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Marco’s the best!!!!
          5 out of 5. Our guide, Marco, was fabulous and a very safe driver. So safe in fact that I fell asleep in between vineyards!!
          Written December 18, 2023
        • senorarogers614
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do this tour!
          My husband is a huge fan of The Godfather movies. I surprised him with this tour while we were on vacation in Taormina. Our driver, Bruno, was great! It was a beautiful day. The food was good. We saw so much! Well worth the money.
          Written December 6, 2023
        • seasillyrose
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly Recommended
          This is only one of many tours we took with Prestelli Sicily Tours. If you enjoyed watching the Godfather, you won’t want to miss this tour. Our guide “Marco” was excellent. He is knowledgeable and so accommodating. This is our second Godfather tour. We enjoyed it so much in 2019 that we had to bring our friends this year and they loved it. Every tour Prestelli arranged for us was wonderful. Every restaurant they suggested for us was excellent. Every boat tour they booked for us was outstanding. I will use Prestelli Sicily Tours and recommend them always. Thank you both Nadia and Patrick for all your help and kindness.
          Written November 10, 2023
        • Jaystravels2019
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guide experience.
          We had a great time on the tour. Picked us up right from the hotel and took us to a few different wineries. The reservations were already made for us, so everything was convenient and the wineries were great.
          Written October 31, 2023
        • Born2travel2
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful fun and informative day
          We had booked the Etna tour, but due to rain it was cancelled. As an alternative we opted for the Catania tour. It was a positive choice. Our guide was friendly and explained the whole history of the city. It was a journey through Roman times to the Baroque. During the tour we also tasted arancini with meat sauce and pistachio. It was a learning experience for our children as well. Characteristic and fun is the fish market, wonderful is the cathedral of Santa Agata.
          Written October 29, 2023
        • sbsamuel
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Samuela The Spectacular! The Best Day on the Trip of a Lifetime.
          Samuela the SPECTACULAR. On a trip of a lifetime, our private tour of Etna and the surrounding villages was far and away the best day. Samuela’s vast knowledge of the volcano from its geographical and historical significance to the boundless fruits and vegetation that thrive on its magical soil perfectly accompanied the breathtaking beauty of the day. Samuela was prompt and attentive and extremely flexible. We were supposed to go on the boat but weather conditions did not allow. Samuela quickly arranged what turned out to be a private wine tour and tasting at an absolutely scintillating and delicious Etna winery. This is an absolute must for travelers to Catania/Taormina- our trip simply would not have been complete without it. Thank you Samuela!!!!!
          Written October 26, 2023
        • Rick M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience, great day!!
          Terrific experience working first with Pasquale and then our driver Bruno. Toured and tasted 3 completely different wineries that helped me to better understand the breadth and diversity of Sicilian wine and food. Each of the wineries were wonderful hosts. Don’t show up full unless you want to miss out on the unique flavors and food that each winery has to offer. Bruno was fantastic and kept up entertained as we navigated the mountainside between wineries. For those who get car sick, he was an amazingly courteous driver, my wife had no issues. Great tour and people, highly recommend
          Written October 25, 2023
        • M9970RPkirstenh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour!
          We booked this tour after our amazing experience with this company and we are really glad we did! My husband and I have loved Mt. Etna, our guide Bruno was amazing. He shared very interesting information about the Volcano and the area and was very attentive. Etna landscapes are unforgettable! In the afternoon we had a boat tour around Giardini Naxos and Taormina bay, which was very relaxing. The panorama was absolutely beautiful. This is our second tour with Prestelli Sicily Tours and we will for sure choose the company for our future trips to Sicily. We really recommend!
          Written October 24, 2023
        • Meander152324
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent wine tour with Roberto!
          Excellent wine tour with Roberto! We visited two small and one larger winery on the north side of Mount Etna. It was an absolutely fantastic experience. Roberto is not only an excellent driver and tour guide, but a wonderful sommelier. The places he planned for us were exactly what we wanted and we could not have been happier. We highly recommend Roberto’s tour to anyone interested in Mt. Etna wines.
          Written October 24, 2023
        • M9970RPkirstenh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip! Marco did an amazing job, he was very patient and informative, a great guide! We had a Taormina tour, followed by an amazing traditional Sicilian lunch in Castelmola town. The lunch was delicious and we even tasted local wine. After lunch we had the opportunity to enjoy the stunning view from the castle and a walking tour of the town. We really recommend this tour and Marco as a guide!
          Written October 23, 2023
        • katlynd556
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect Mt Etna & Boat Tour Combo
          My husband and I booked this tour on our honeymoon and we would highly recommend it. Mt Etna was absolutely breathtaking, something you can’t describe until you see it in person. It was an experience we’ll never forget. Alessandra was our guide and she was amazing! She taught us some great facts about Etna, took us to a cave and made our experience enjoyable. We also loved that this included a boat tour. It was fun being able to anchor the boat and swim for a little. This tour was the perfect amount of time to experience both Etna and the ocean. I also want to say Prestelli Tours was very helpful, communicative and quick to respond when we had to switch our date last minute due to weather. Thank you Presstelli and Alessandra for such a great experience!
          Written October 17, 2023
        • KirstenLazarus
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Etna & Wine Tasting Combo - highly recommend
          The trip was seamless from start to finish - right from the moment that Bruno picked us up from the hotel in the very comfortable vehicle, to when he delivered 6 tired ladies back at the end of the day. He struck a perfect balance between humour and friendless whilst giving us space to chatter amongst ourselves - for example he ensured we were always grouped together on the cable car (we paid for the extended trip up including 4x4) and multi-terrain vehicle. The tour itself was fabulous. No excessive queuing at Etna, allowing us to focus on the wonder of the place itself and the local guides were great, with Bruno supplementing this with the odd snippet of extra knowledge. We found that the level of exertion for 6 tired, busy ladies was about right - some walking and exploring mixed with cable car and transport. I'd definitely recommend taking the cable car up and doing the extra bit and walking from the vehicles to see craters and you get a really good view of the highest point from there. From there we went honey and olive oil tasting and had the opportunity to. buy some local produce - the good thing being they did sizes that were hand-luggage acceptable. On to the wine tasting with not too far a drive- the food provided was excellent, definitely a lunch in itself in terms of quantity and delicious too. And all in a perfect location. We were given 4 wines to try which with the food which we all enjoyed and were then taken to see the vines. Very interesting to learn about the Etna landscape and how it impacts the process. All in all an excellent day and we could not recommend Prestelli tours and Bruno more! Thank you for a memorable day on our holiday.
          Written October 17, 2023
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        Laura K
        Celina, TX4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Maurizio V. picked us up at hotel on time and prior to our day communicated via WhatsApp to confirm our tour. He shared pleasant conversation a little about him and his family and his wine knowledge. He was great getting us in and out of the 5 wineries on time, it was fun but at the same time a lot of information given at each location so be ready to learn about the types of grapes used for each wine you’ll be tasting and the process of their harvest. Our favorite winery was Patria and Gambino, just know that even if your tasting does not include a reserve you can ask kindly to try a tasting and they will most likely honor the request because they understand that they’re reserve is their best therefore potentially earning your business anyway if you’re not a white wine or rosé drinker. The food pairing at all locations was delicious. We also stopped at one of the wineries, private residence to have a delicious lunch overlooking the gardens and pool, I called this place the Glasshouse and our hostess was absolutely a sweetheart also very knowledgeable on wines. To me this was the highlight of our tour as my hubby and I were celebrating our anniversary and we met another couple that had gotten engaged a day or two prior and were celebrating as well that was just a beautiful experience. Let me clarify that it was a private booking it just so happened that that couple booked through another company that particular winery. The view at each location was surreal literally beautiful, surrounded by mountains and sunshine everywhere you looked. Great for selfies and picture taking with your loved one! Maurizio was not only our guide and driver but also our photographer, we couldn’t have asked for a better person. So glad we booked this tour and happy that we met Maurizio who was a well rounded knowledgeable person. Next time we book another tour with Prestelli Sicily Tours we’ll be sure to ask for Maurizio Vassallo at +39 388-093462.
        Written October 21, 2022
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        DaveSumnerSmith
        London, UK145 contributions
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        Driver / guide Bruno collected us promptly & was excellent company throughout the day & early evening. He proved knowledgeable & interesting company, with a good sense of humour & flexibility to suit our particular requirements.

        The vineyards themselves were pleasant & welcoming. Gambino was easily the best in terms of the standard of the wine & the quality of the host.

        A very enjoyable day out - though we won't want yet another plate of cold meats & cheese for at least a week!
        Written October 7, 2021
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        Private 8-Hour Tour of Four Etna Wineries with Tasting provided by Prestelli Sicily Tours