Private Tour Of Etna Volcano With Optional Food And Wine Tasting At Etna Winery - Taormina

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel, port or train station in Taormina and nearby towns, Catania or Messina.
    Ports
    Taormina portGiardini Naxos portread more
  • 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 this private (from 2 people) 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 how the volcano created, history of eruptions, culture, myths, and folklore of "Mamma Etna" and Sicily itself. Driving by private car through small 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.
Optionally - visit to one of the best Etna wineries and tasting of the best Sicilian wines and food.

Highlights

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Excellent value for money

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Your personal tour leader will pick you up at your accommodation/port in Taormina area, Catania or 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).
Optional: 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, Catania or Messina.


Duration: 5 hours

Location: Porta Messina, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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

Round-trip transportation by private comfortable car

Bottled water, snacks

Visit of one of the best Etna wineries and food and wine tasting (if option is selected)

Entry/Admission - Porta Messina

Exclusions

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Cable car to an altitude of 2500 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

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Johnny and Marco were wonderful guides. We had only a few brief cruise hours to spend. We saw Etna and got a comprehensive overview and a bit of a walk. When we spied an interesting food fest, they were flexible enough to accommodate our curiousity. The winery visit was delightful.
    Excellent pair to give you a taste of Sicily.