From Volcano To Sea: Private Tour Of Etna And Taormina Boat Tour With Tastings

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Your preferable hour - please advise when making a booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will meet you at your accommodation, port or train station in Taormina and nearby.
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  • 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.


During this private tour you will reach Mt Etna - the highest active volcano in Europe, and then descend to the Mediterranean sea and have private boat tour of Taomina coastline and Isola bella with traditional Sicilian lunch and wines served on board. This is a unique experience to visit the highest volcano and then admire it from the sea! This tour is private - only for your party, nobody else to ensure the highest standards for our guests, and includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodation or port in Taormina and nearby towns.

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Your private English speaking local guide will meet you at your accommodation or port in Taormina or nearby towns (Giardini Naxos, Letojanni or other in Taormina area), and you will start your ascent to Etna - the highest active volcano in Europe. While you admire beautiful views of Sicilian countryside full of lemons and oranges plantations, olives and almond groves, passing by authentic Etna villages with ancient houses and churches built of lava stones, your knowledgeable and friendly guide will tell you how Etna created, about history of eruptions, culture, myths and folklore of "Mamma Etna", like Sicilians call it, and Sicily itself.

The first stop will be in Zafferana Etnea - a charming village on Etna slope famous with its outstanding honey. Here, you will visit an ancient family run honey farm and taste organic food produced by the farm - honey, olive oil, olives, jams, Etna DOC wines, and Sicilian liquors. Then continue to ascend and visit a natural phenomenon - Etna lava cave where, according to the Ancient Greek legend Ulysses was confined by Polypheme, after which you will 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, refresh yourself in some bar or restaurant, and 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).

Then descend by car to the Ionian Sea, where your private boat is wainting for you, and have 1,5-hour private boat tour of Taormina coastline. While your captain navigating carefully and safely, you will see Mt.Etna and Taormina - the Pearl of the Mediterranean from the best perspective - from the sea! During the private boat tour you will explore colorful Grotta Azzura and Grotta del Giorno, fabulous Isola Bella, rocky Capo Taormina, charming Bay of Mazzaro, beautiful Gulf of Giardini Naxos and Bay of Mermaids. Refresh yourself swimming in crystal waters of the Ionian Sea, and then enjoy traditional Sicilian lunch with wines served on board. Taste organic locally produced food - cheeses, salami, prosciutto, typical Sicilian relish caponata, olives, vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil and home-made bread with excellent Sicilian red and white wines. 

After the tour, your guide will drop you off at your accommodation or port.


Private tour of Mt Etna Volcano

Private boat tour of Taormina coastline

Private local English speaking guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Round-trip transportation by comfortable air-conditioned car

Traditional Sicilian antipasti lunch with wines served on board

Bottled water, snacks



Bottled water

Alcoholic Beverages

Entry/Admission - Porta Messina


Optional ascend to 3000m


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate