Mt Etna, Wine Tasting And Village Tour From Taormina

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Overview

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tour from Taormina or Messina province to taste regional Sicilian wine and appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Mt Etna. First, visit an acclaimed winery on the slopes of the ancient volcano, and sample volcanic wine paired with typical Sicilian bites. Follow your wine tasting with a visit to the ancient village of Linguaglossa, set on a rocky spur overlooking beautiful Alcantara Valley.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free snacks included

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After a pickup from select hotels in Taormina or in Messina province, relax on your scenic coach journey along Sicily’s eastern coast, past varied landscapes, gardens and traditional villages including Fiumefreddo di Sicilia. Then, head inland toward the cities of Piedimonte Etneo and Linguaglossa. Rising in elevation, enjoy views of Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site that dominates the Sicilian landscape.

Arrive at the renowned Gambino winery where you can enjoy an informative tasting session, led by a local wine expert, and learn how the soil of this high-elevation region contributes to the flavors and aromas of Gambino wine. Enjoy a panoramic view of the vineyard as you sample red and white wine paired with typical Sicilian bites, such as cheese and olives.
After your wine tasting, continue driving up to the ancient village of Linguaglossa, a typical village on he slopes of mount Etna. The visit will start by admiring the Dome of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with its beautiful façade decorated with lava stone.  Return to your Taormina or Messina province hotel in the evening.

Inclusions for Mt Etna, Wine Tasting And Village Tour From Taormina

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Wine tastings with snacks
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Mt Etna, Wine Tasting And Village Tour From Taormina

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • What a day out...fantastic

  • As others have said before, the Mt Etna in the title is a little misleading as we thought there would be more going up the mountain. But the scenery was lovely, wine tasting was good and all in all we had a good time.

  • We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, good wine, good company, only negative would be the half an hour in the mountain village which we found unnecessary and a bit of a waste of time.

  • Having the term mt etna on the discription is slightly misleading as we only saw it from the distance. The winery was lovely and I would recommend it but the village tour was just a stop in a depressing and fairly vacant town.

  • It was expensive for essentially a sip of four different wines, some bread and olives and a bus there. Friends had a much better experience booking directly at the same venue. I asked if I could have some cheese at first the tour guide said no and in the end I had to pay 7e and eat it in secret! Odd

  • This was nice - manageable few hours, pleasant guide, beautiful scenery and interesting wine. We enjoyed very much.

  • A great afternoon at a winery at the foot of Etna- a family business called Gambino. The wines were excellent and served in generous amounts. The surroundings were fabulous once the fog cleared! The roads to the winery were very steep and winding but the driver handled them confidently. A short stop in a small village on the way back was a nice opportunity to see how the Italians live.

  • A very enjoyable afternoon at the Gambino winery at the foot of Etna

  • I would have given this tour a higher except for 2 things. One, they were a half hour late in picking us up. I understand that there was some weather issues the day before that may have delayed their arrival. But, all of their guests arrived on time. I am sure there was a way to inform us of the delay. Second, Viator did not tell us how many guests would be on the tour. I assumed it would be 10-15 as I have experienced on all the other trips I have booked. But, there was more like 30 people. All that said, the experience at the winery was fabulous. The wine was exceptionally good and the snacks complemented the wines perfectly. Our hosts at the winery did a wonderful job presenting the wines and providing information on all the local grapes and wines. I enjoyed the tasting so much that I purchased a couple bottles of wine.

  • Tour was excellent as were the bus driver and both guides, however its to much of a bus ride for a day trip. As for the tour itself absolutely wonderful, the guides are very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating.
    The area is a must see while on vacation there.

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