Private Tour From Messina: Etna Volcano And Winery Visit With Food And Wine Tasting

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm , Please advise your preferable pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation, port or train station in Messina.
    Ports
    Messina port
  • 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

During the private tour by comfortable air-conditioned car, you will visit Etna - the highest active volcano in Europe.This tour is private - only for your party, nobody else to ensure the highest standards for our clients.
Your friendly private guide will tell you history of volcano creation, about eruptions, culture, myths, and folklore of "Mamma Etna" and Sicily itself. Driving by private car through authentic mountain villages, you will visit local honey farm and taste the produce of the fertile volcano terrain, and finally reach Rifugio Sapienza at 2000mt. Here you can visit famous Silvestri Craters, admire unforgettable panoramas, visit shops with souvenirs of lava, refresh yourself at some restaurant or bar. Optional ascent with cable car and jeep with the authorized Alpine Guide to 3000mt.
Then you will visit one of the best Etna wineries and have lunch of fresh local food with fine red and white Sicilian wines.

Know More about this tour

Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your port or accommodation in Messina 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 visit a cave of Cyclops where 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, 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 port or accommodation in Messina area.

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 in Messina

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 - Duomo di Messina

Exclusions

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Cable car to an altitude of 3000 m (65 Euro for 1 person)

Gratuities

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Nov-2019

    We had such a blast with Roberto on this tour! He was so passionate and knowledgeable about his job around where he lives. The honey, olive oil, and liquor tasting was so fun and delicious! Then we visited the top of Etna where we got to learn about the history. And finished it all of with an amazing lunch and wine tasting with great views and a tour of the historic winery. Highly recommend and wish we could be back there now!

  • 19-Aug-2019

    We visited Mt Etna and then had lunch at a grapevine covered taverns overlooking a vineyard. The food was among the best we had on our two week trip to Italy and Greece. Wonderful salad, sausages, and wines were all served by pleasant and accommodating waitstaff. We also had one of the vintners explain their process. Our guide Maurizio’s passion for his region shone through the entire visit. He was extremely informative and pleasant. We felt like we were being shown around by a friend.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Mariolina was a great hostess and was very informative. Johnny was an excellent driver. Together they shared Sicily with us - a honey farm, Mt Etna, a phenomenal winery and a quaint dessert shop. I would recommend this trip to anyone going to the area!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Beat the crowds and do what you want tour!!!
    Etna is wonderful. What a sight!! Food was Great!! The Wine was worth the trip all by itself.
    Guide was very knowledgeable and customized the trip for us.

  • 05-Aug-2018

    My family of two adults and three teenagers were visiting Messina via cruise ship and in port for one day. I encountered the private tour from Messina of Mount Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting on-line and was pleasantly surprised to learn I could customize a tour specific for my family. Nadia helping design a private itinerary which also included a beach visit. Mariolina was our tour guide and Luisa our driver who met us at the cruise pier. They were both kind, professional, knowledgeable and shared wonderful insight regarding Messina and the surrounding towns in Sicily.
    On our way to Mount Etna we visited a honey farm for tasting Etna wines, liquors, honey, olive oils. We were thrilled the items were available for purchase allowing us to share the unique infused honey, olive oils and liquors as souvenirs for family and friends back home.

    Next we hiked the Silvestri Craters of Mount Etna before transferring to the historic and beautiful Estate of Murgo for a tour of the wine cellars where we learned the traditional method by which champagne is made and how the volcanic soil gives the wines a particular mineral taste. We were seated at a table overlooking the picturesque vineyard while being treated to delectable food and wine tasting.

    Next we transferred to Giardini Naxos for a beach break and shopping before driving back to the port of Messina.
    We thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience Sicily with friendly, cultured and passionate guides. Thank you for an incredible experience!