Private Tour Of Etna And Winery Visit With Food And Wine Tasting From Taormina

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Private tour of Etna and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting from Taormina, 1/26/2022 - 8/30/2025Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM -.. read more
  • 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 and finally reach 2000mt.
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 Taormina 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 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 Taormina area.

Itinerary:


Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your accommodation/port in Taormina 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 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 Taormina area.

Inclusions

  • Visit of one of the best Etna wineries and food and wine tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
  • Private driver/guide
  • Guided tour of Etna
  • Private tour only for your party by comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Private local tour leader
  • Food and wine at Etna winery
  • 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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  • 10-Jul-2023

    Alessandra was a perfect guide, friendly, informative but discreet. I commend her driving the roads round Etna. As a solo traveller it can sometimes be awkward being mixed into semi-private tours, but this was a great success with Nick and Amy from Brooklyn. We all seemed to get along and the tour was 7 hours of chatter and fun, through three very different vineyard experiences. I thoroughly recommend this tour

  • 08-Jul-2023

    We pre-booked this trip as we were keen to experience Etna close up. VERY glad we did as it was a wonderful experience all round. Our guide Luigi was a great host and driver and was there promptly at our hotel to pick us up. The tour involved a tour of a volcanic cave, followed by a climb across some amazing volcanic mounds. Throughout this Luigi provided a really interesting running commentary about Etna, volcanoes generally and some history of the area Make sure you have good shoes/ boots. Etna can be harsh on shoes- wife's trainer soles peeled off halfway through - and we saw others with same issue - Luigi was well prepared with a roll of gaffa tape We were then taken to the winery and had an excellent lunch with tasting of 4 different wines. Service was great and we had the opportunity to tour the cellars and of course a shop- shame we were flying or would have bought plenty of their wine After lunch we were returned to our hotel. Definitely good value as you have the personal attention of a very knowledgeable guide and everything is door to door personal service Thank you again to Luigi!

  • 01-Jul-2023

    Great personal care. Great guide. Also see some honey being made and beautiful sites. Clean car and prompt.

  • 25-Jun-2023

    Our family had the best time on our tour with Anthony and Davide! We saw all the sites- Mt. Etna, wineries, caves and craters, and wonderful small towns along the way- and learned all about them, and so much more! Anthony and Daviide were so knowledgeable and helpful - they took the experience to a completely different level. This tour and these guides are an absolute must for anyone traveling to Sicily. Cannot recommend it enough!!!

  • 17-Jun-2023

    Definitely book it! My husband and I booked this on a whim because the weather wasn’t great for hanging at the beach and we wanted to see Erna. Our guide, Samuela, was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. I don’t know how she remembers all the dates and events, but she was kept us captivated the entire day. We stopped to try (and buy) honey, olive oil and sweet garlic at Oro d’ Etna before we went up the mountain. Luckily the conditions were perfect, so opted to take the cable car up and hike to the highest allowable elevation (all optional). Then we went down the other side to Gambino winery for an amazing lunch and wine tasting on gorgeous grounds. The entire day was incredible and something we would never have pulled off on our own. Samuela’s energy and knowledge made it all that much better. We even used Sicily Tours again in Catania later that week, and it was also amazing. I’m not one to seek out a tour, but I highly recommend this one and this company.

  • 08-Jun-2023

    We hesitated to book this tour because of the cost, we’ve been traveling full time since January and we just weren’t sure if it was worth the splurge. IT WAS WORTH EVERY EURO! I cannot recommend Alberto and Prestelli Tours enough. They were absolutely incredible from start to finish. We booked the private tour because we were worried our 1 and 5 year old kids would be disruptive during a group tour. Alberto was so knowledgable and had my 5 year old so engaged the entire time. He held her hand, helped her navigate the lava rocks and then played with her at the winery when she was bored. I plan to come back to Sicily and book with Prestelli and Alberto again! If you are on the fence, let this review be your sign to book!!!! I promise it’s incredible.

  • 06-Jun-2023

    Our Etna tour was excellent and the Gambiino winery was just perfect. Our tour guide Maurizio Barone was very informative and very enjoyable to be with.

  • 06-Jun-2023

    We traveled as a family of three with Samuela as our guide. She was amazing - very knowledgeable and outgoing. We never felt rushed at all. We have never been on the top of an active volcano and this trip certainly did not disappoint. We loved our time at Etna and the Gambino winery was top notch in both service and quality. The winery venue is extremely lovely and the views are truly amazing. The wine and food were both excellent.

  • 24-May-2023

    The tour of the volcano and surrounding area was amazing. The winery was exquisite—- beautiful charcuterie, delicious wine and wonderful service. But the best part of the tour was our guide. He was friendly and funny, and extremely knowledgeable. All in all, a wonderful tour!!!

  • 22-May-2023

    Fantastic tour! Alberto our guide was knowledgeable, personable and fun. He definitely made the trip worth five stars. He took us on a hike around Mt Etna that was away from the crowds so we could truly appreciate the mountain and nature. The winery we visited at the end was worthwhile, but a bit more crowded than we anticipated. Overall, this was one of the most memorable moments of our trip to Italy. I highly recommend -- and try to get Alberto as your guide!

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