Tour To Etna Volcano And Taormina From Messina

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Private van, 1/1/2016 - 1/31/2024Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 06:00 PMShared tour, 1/1/2016 - 3/31/2024Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Catania Airport, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join this tour to see Mount Etna which boasts a very special heritage. Included in the tour is the visit of Taormina, a place to visit if you are in Sicily.


  • Small-group tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The tour begins at the pier in Messina or the Hotel where you stay. The tour starts with the transfer to mount Etna and a stop at 2000 meters over the sea level. On Etna you can enjoy the amazing view and you can see the craters. You can choose to stop and take an excursion that takes you to the top at 3000 meters.

Afterwards, transfer to Taormina where you can take your time for shopping or you can see the famous Greek theater, walk through the main street Corso Umberto I and feel the history. Back to the starting point where you can finish with a Cannoli tasting (a typical Sicilian sweet).



Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of 2 people per single booking is required

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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  • 05-Jul-2022

    Our tour guide Michael was amazing. He provided lots of information about Messina and Sicily. We loved the stop to get olive oil & wine. Mt Etna was wonderful as well as the city of Taormina. Then we got to stop and see the clock tower & church in Messina. A terrific day!

  • 23-Jun-2022

    Absolute bad experience with this excursion. First of all, they park quite far from disembarking area. Have to walk a lot. But it is nothing in compare with what they have done! We have booked a PRIVATE tour, and paid for this, once we got to the meeting point, they advised that we will be waiting for other group! Finally there were 11 people all together. Tour guide called the boss and some one has said that driver was sick and they organised the a group tour. I have never received any apology or refund neither from the company, no from Viator. They should be responsible for such things as well. But the best punishment - never use Viator again. There are plenty other companies who provide this service. BTW, a guide was not a brilliant one, not much information.

  • 03-Nov-2019

    We were on a cruise ship for the day and booked this tour since it was our fist time in Sicily. We had a great time. Mt. Etna was something to see. It's a beautiful drive. We then went to Taormina, and had a wonderful time walking through the village and shopping. It was a great day, and would love to go back to Taormina. Our guide was great. She had suggestions for gelato and restaurants. Another reviewer said she was disappointed the guide did not stay with them in Taormina. We liked having the time to ourselves to enjoy lunch and shopping. I don't know why you'd want a guide with you for that. The town is very easy to navigate. We enjoyed our tour and recommend them. We were back in plenty of time to board the ship.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    Recomiendo hacer la subida hasta arriba, con el telecabina y los jeep. Es un paisaje precioso. El volcán va erupcionando cada pocos minutos. Vale la pena. La recomiendo a pesar de que cuesta 65€ por persona subir hasta arriba.

  • 31-Aug-2019

    Our tour guide Milly was great. She went out of her way to make our day memorable and it was. Thank you.

  • 02-Jun-2019

    Had a great day with Michele from Sicily4you this past week. He was waiting for us as we exited our ship and provided detailed plan for our excursion. Michele was very knowledgeable and happy to share with us his love for Sicily. We enjoyed the ride to Mt. Etna, stopping for local food tasting. Michele was very accommodating throughout the trip. We enjoyed Taormina and some highlights of Messina and finished the day with a great place for cannolis. We never had to worry about missing the ship as Michele was excellent. Highly recommend.

  • 11-Oct-2018

    Michele was a wonderful host for the day. His love of Sicily shined through in the way he showed us his country. First stop on the way to Etna was wonderful and we tasted grapes fresh off the vine, wines, honeys, olive oils and dips etc. The staff their were very friendly and accommodating without trying to sell you stuff. We then drove to Mount Etna. It was a very windy day but we enjoyed seeing it and Michele drove us to a few lookouts which was great. We then drove to Taormina which Michele dropped us off so we could walk around the town which is beautiful and we enjoyed the local cuisine. Once we arrived back in Messina we did a short drive around and then he took us to try an authentic cannoli which was sensational. The van was very conformable and having wifi in it was great as I could send photos back home straight away. I highly recommend this tour for cruise ship passengers and you could not get a better day and value for money. Michele it is a credit to you how you run your tours.

  • 10-Sep-2018

    We had the pleasure of having Michele as our tour guide. We were a group of 8 and were picked up promptly. It was completely personalized. We spent as much time as we wanted in each location. We made a stop at a place that grows grapes used for wine and made their own honey. It was our lucky day because the owner of the place was there and he gave us grapes right off the vine to try. It was DELICIOUS!! We were informed that our group were the lucky ones because that usually doesn't happen. They had some wine tastings, olives, olive oils, pistachio spreads, all out to try. They made great gifts for loved ones back home. Michele was wonderful. Full of fun facts and information but not overwhelmingly so. Mt Etna was a sight to see. We did not opt to ride the cable cars to the top because we felt we had a great view from the crater we were taken to. Then on to Taormina where we had lunch and did some shopping. It is a cute little village. It definitely has a charm to it. At the end of the tour he offered to take us to a place that makes authentic Sicilian cannoli's freshly made. My goodness.... it was phenomenal. Dropped us off right at our ship with plenty of time to spare. It was by far one of the best tours of our trip. I would highly recommend.

  • 27-Jan-2018

    Recently we had the pleasure of touring with Michele (Michael) during a port stop in Messina. Prior to our visit, I had emailed Michele on numerous occasions, attempting to coordinate for our group of 8 the best possible use of our brief time in Messina. Michele was always prompt in responding and endlessly patient with my questions. He was waiting for us when our ship docked, and throughout our day he offered us a lot of interesting information about the region which clearly he knows well and loves. Michele wisely timed our stops in Mt. Etna, Taormina and Castelmola perfectly to avoid the cruise ship tours. We even had time at the end of our day for a surprise spin around Messina that included the best cannoli ever. Michele's English is excellent; he is a delightful and knowledgeable young man who tries hard to give everyone a day to remember. He has my highest recommendation.

  • 15-Feb-2017

    We unfortunately couldn't make it up the mountain to tour Etna being that a snow storm came in the night before and the roads were treacherous. Gino tried his best to drive through it but it became too much for our vehicle to deal with. With that being said, our tour guide Antonella and driver Gino did the best they could to make our trip worth while! Antonella was very upbeat and pleasant and also very knowledgeable of the area. We all had a great laugh when things weren't going as planned because she kept us all positive and that's what matters most! Gino was a fantastic driver and made sure to stop along the way so we could take pictures. All in all, we really enjoyed out visit to Sicily and hope that when we return, we are lucky enough to be joined by the same tour guides! They even topped off our trip by giving us each a famous Sicilian cannoli to enjoy. Thanks again to Antonella and Gino for making our trip AMAZING!

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