Etna And Taormina Full-Day Tour From Catania

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This full-day tour goes from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and characteristic town of Taormina in the afternoon. In the first part of the excursion, submerge in nature and visit old craters and lava flow caves, enjoy breathtaking views, and taste typical local product. In the afternoon, before visiting Taormina, you will stop and visit the beautiful "Isola bella", where you will have the possibility to bathe.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Etna Tribe, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

excursion made by etna tribe

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Monte Etna, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

trekking through a natural path of parco dell'Etna

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Parco dell'Etna

trekking through a natural path of parco dell'Etna

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna, Nicolosi, Province of Catania, Sicily

trekking through a old silvestri craters

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Funivia dell'Etna, Nicolosi, Province of Catania, Sicily

etna high altitude option cablecar and jeep off road

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grotta dei Tre Livelli

visit of a lava caves with helmet and lamps

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Oro d'Etna, Zafferana Etnea, Province of Catania, Sicily

Sampling of typical products in a biological farm

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Isola Bella, Sicily

stop at the nature reserve "isola bella" (possibility to bathe)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Corso Umberto, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Villa Comunale Di Taormina

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Torre dell'Orologio, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza Duomo, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Naumachia - Antico Gymnasium romano, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

free time in taormina with a little guide that describes the monuments

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Shuttle bus (return)

Multilingual guide

Trekking shoes (on request)

The kit for visiting the Cave

Sampling

Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe

Entry/Admission - Monte Etna

Entry/Admission - Parco dell'Etna

Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

Entry/Admission - Grotta dei Tre Livelli

Entry/Admission - Oro d'Etna

Entry/Admission - Isola Bella

Exclusions

cableway to reach 2500 m 30.00 (to pay on the spot)

cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000 m 64.00 (to pay on the spot)

Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)

Optional visit of Greek Theatre 10,00

Museum of Art and folk traditions 2,60

All that is not specified under the cost includes

Entry/Admission - Funivia dell'Etna

Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Entry/Admission - Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Jan-2020

    Our tour guide Salvatore was very knowledgeable , engaging, accommodating and super nice. We had a wonderful day. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you. Anna and Tony

  • 04-Dec-2019

    Our guide is very nice and fun guy. He explained all everything :) Thanks Enzo! It is new experience on Mount Etna. We like it!

  • 14-Nov-2019

    We booked this tour through Viator, but it was run by Etnatribe. Our group of 4 were picked up at our rental apartment by Luigi,. There was another group of 4 on the tour with us who were from Spain, so the information was given in one language and then the other. Luigi was very good about sharing what the other group had asked - but having the 2 languages did get cumbersome after a while. Fortunately Luigi"s personality and enthusiasm still made it fun as he shared information about the area,, the geology, and the history. Unfortunately, the weather on Etna was rainy and we only got to the 2,000 m. level. We did walk around, but the weather "dampened" our excitement about further exploration (and webcam pictures were not better).
    Second half of the day was spent in Taormina- where naturally, the sun was shining brightly! We were let out at one gate, and after a couple of hours of exploration, were picked up at the other gate.We went to the Greek theater and enjoyed the view over the harbor and to the base of Etna.I can see why the town is such a treasure.
    During our travels we stopped at a lava tube cave-looked like a hole in the ground- so involved some careful stooping and stepping to get down into it. And then some agility and balance to navigate the inside to reach the point where the flow cooled. Our group was adventuresome, so could enjoy this trek- but this visit was not for anyone with mobility issues.
    We also stopped at a family owned shop outside the old town to sample olive oil, honey and wine.-nothing really unique...
    All in all, despite the Etna weather, this tour was a great way to see the area.Small group tours are much more personal and friendly. Luigi was just a great guide and his personality helped make the tour such fun.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    The tour was magnificent enhanced by a very knowledgeable and caring guide. Very expensive though. Price should at least include the entry to the ancient Greek theatre

  • 30-Oct-2019

    Erminia was a fantastic guide . Etna was the highlight of my Husband's trip to Sicilly . Mine was the Beautiful Taormina.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    This is a must! An amazing experience visiting Mount Etna. We were lucky as the weather was perfect and Ms. Etna was giving us a little show. Luigi our guide picked us up and dropped us off. Funny and entertaining. He was simply the best guide!

  • 09-Oct-2019

    our guide Stephane was very informative, enthusiastic and helpful.
    We did encounter snow flakes and gale like winds at Etna which perhaps diminished our overall enjoyment of the day. Taormina was excellent, making a great end to the day.
    Would highly recommend

  • 17-Sep-2019

    Great trip. It was a good idea to pay the additional trip to 2900m. The afternoon excursion to Taormina was great too. Erminia was fantastic. Overall it was an interesting fun day.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    This is a full and fun feature packed tour with a bit of everything!

    Our Tour started with a visit to the caves.It was fascinating and a welcome break from the hot sun :) .

    Next we were taken to Mt Etna, which for me was the main reason for visiting Catania. I was not disappointed by this is any way! We spent around two hours there, but quite frankly I could have stayed up there for the whole week.

    After this we were taken to a few other places on the way to Taormina. This included a Bee / Honey Factory and several stops to admire the islands and views along the way.

    Taormina was equally stunning. Generally town visits are not my thing as i prefer hiking, but never the less was a Taormina is incredible.

    What really set this Tour above others that I have been on was our Guide. Giulia was fantastic! For me this tour was not just a break, but an education. A bit of history and a bit of science. Giulia described so many things with clarity , detail , and enthusiasm. Best Tour Guide ever!

  • 02-Aug-2019

    We did this as a family of 5 - my youngest being 5 years old.
    This tour had everything and we never felt bored or that there was too long in each place.
    A highlight is the visit to Taormina city - so good.
    Nando our guide was fantastic. So informative and spoke very good english.
    An excellent way to see Mt Etna and Taormina.

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