Etna Private Tour From Messina +Traditional Lunch At Etna Winery

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm , Please advise your preferable pickup time.
  • Return Details :
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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.

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Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your accommodation/port in Messina, 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 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 accommodation or port in Messina.

Itinerary:


Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your accommodation/port in Messina, 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 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 accommodation or port in Messina.

Inclusions

  • Visit to local honey farm and tasting of honey, jams, olives, olive oils, wines and liquors
  • Visit of one of the best Etna wineries and food and wine tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off in Messina
  • Private driver/guide
  • Guided tour of Etna
  • Private tour only for your party by comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Private local tour leader
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Round-trip transportation by private comfortable car
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Cable car to an altitude of 3000 m (65 Euro for 1 person)
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Service animals allowed

Public transportation options are available nearby

Specialized infant seats are available

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Jun-2023

    While Mt Etna was interesting, the real star of the show was the vineyard. It was such a beautiful place. Our guide Maurizio was very knowledge and friendly. we really enjoyed seeing the Sicilian countryside. A must do

  • 08-Feb-2023

    Long drive to Mt. Etna and then visit was very short. Our guide/driver was a bit inflexible and we just had to put our foot down just fit in a little more of a walk. We found the day a bit boring. I think there is a lot to do at Mt. Etna and we missed out.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    We booked the private Etna and Winery tour for our cruise ship stop in Messina. This was the best day that we had in our entire 10 day trip. Our guide Alberto picked us up from the cruise port and took us to taste honey and olive oils. We then went and hiked the craters on Mt Etna. He is extremely knowledgeable and shared so much about the area with us. Our lunch and wine tasting was amazing! Gorgeous views and great wine. Alberto heard my daughter mention she loved cannoli so he stopped on the way back to port so we could try Sicilian cannoli. It was such an amazing day. My only regret was that we didn't have an empty suitcase to bring home even more wine, honey, and olive oils! We would book this tour again and recommend it to anyone. Others on our cruise ship that had booked tours through other operators were very disappointed. I am so glad we found Prestelli Tours!

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Wow - what a great way to spend the day in Messina. Marco picked us up and provided us with a fun and educational tour. He is a great driver, and really knows his Sicilian history. The winery was amazing, had excellent wine, great food and great service.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    We had a terrific day of wine tasting at three different locations picked out by our guide Maurizio. His efforts to make our experience memorable surpassed any expectations one could have, and his connections opened up doors not normally available for a wine loving group. He is highly recommended!

  • 15-Oct-2022

    Such a personal and beautiful experience. We went to a family owned vineyard that was just stunning with a delicious meal. Icing on the cake was our tour guide, Sergio, who was so kind, patient, and knowledgeable. The volcano is a must see and I hope when we return we can spend more time in Taormina.

  • 25-Sep-2022

    We enjoyed our trip to Etna with our guide Davide and driver Antonio. They went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience, thank you!

  • 08-Aug-2022

    Amazing tour with Marko! We had 3 kids 10,8 and 3 and they were amazing understanding what we needed and helping with the kids! Coffee shop at the beginning was amazing to get quick bite and stretch kids legs. Van was comfortable as well! Volcano was great to see and the winery was perfect!! Marko was there yo help the whole way can not recommend more!

  • 13-May-2022

    We had a lovely day in Sicily with a drive to Mt Etna, walking along the crater, then a very tasty lunch with typical Sicilian foods that were all unusual for an American palate. Maurizio made an extra stop for gelato for us, which was very much appreciated. This was a very good use of our port time in Messina- the drive is long, but the views and personalized experience were perfect.

  • 21-Apr-2022

    Antonio our driver/guide is informative and funny. Lively conversation throughout the day. Accommodated special requests to stop at Greek theatre. Honey, olives, and olive oil tasting was fabulous. Highly recommend

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