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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

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Catania, Italy

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Marvel over the geological wonders of Mount Etna, then visit the elegant resort town of Taormina on this action-packed full-day tour from Catania. Soak up the dramatic scenery of Europe’s highest active volcano as you visit the hilltop resort of Rifugio Sapienza; ride the cable car to the 9,514-foot (2,900-meter) peak of Mount Etna (optional) and explore a natural lava cave. Then, cool off with a swim on Isola Bella island, before spending the afternoon enjoying Taormina’s medieval churches, ancient Greek theater, and lively shopping district.
  • Full-day tour of Mount Etna and Taormina from Catania
  • Ride the cable car up the active volcano of Mount Etna (own expense)
  • Venture underground to explore a natural lava cave
  • Visit the historic monuments of mountainside Taormina
Shuttle bus (return)
Multilingual guide
The kit for visiting the Cave
Sampling
Trekking shoes (on request)
cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000 m € 66.00 (to pay on the spot)
Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
All that is not specified under “the cost includes

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wear a hoodie or bring a scarf to protect Your ears, is my advice." See review
  • "We explored a lava tube, explored mount Etna (cable car and bus to top significantly extra (65euro pp) but very worth it- bring a jacket!" See review
  • "in summer time it is not easy especially because you visit taormina in the middle of the day and the heat can be exhausting." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Etna!
Caroline_C
, Sep 2020
Excellent day trip with Luigi who was a fantastic guide, his enthusiasm for Etna shone through. The tour was well paced and 2 hours in Taormina was plenty of time to enjoy the sights.
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Disappointing
Rg3l
, Aug 2020
Paying for more than $100, was expecting to have a tour guide to walk with us every stops. But only tour guide only serves like a drive, the only time he went with us was going to the cave for 10 mins and the cave wasnt even that big. Surprise this trip was 4 stars.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Kind guest, thanks for your feedback that for us are always important to improve the quality of our excursions. Our guides are good prepared and enthusiastic people, we are sorry that you did not appreciate him/her. The first part of the tour takes place on Etna and you can choose between doing some trekking in one of the natural paths of “Parco dell’Etna” with our guide or acquire the Etna high altitude option. If you have opted for the second option, unfortunately, you have not been able to fully enjoy the company of the guide. As for the second part of the tour, it is specified that the authorized tourist guide in Taormina is not included, we offer a free visit that allows you to choose independently how to spend your time in this beautiful historic center. We are sorry that the experience did not reflect your expectations. Hoping to have cleared up your concerns.
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Stunning Mount Etna
Alan_W
, Aug 2020
Very good and informative. The drive to Mount Etna produced some stunning views. Our driver was friendly and a great help. I would recommend this tour, but bear in mind the cable car and 4x4 to the top is not included in the price.
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Day well spent
Martin_V
, Aug 2020
The tour is very well done and thanks to our excellent guide Luigi our day was very enjoyable. The tour starts with a quick stop at lava cave, continue to the base of mountain Etna with an optional trip to the top which is definitely worth it. After the Etna the day continues with a quick stop at a wine tasting place, a visit to Tarmina and ends at the beach of Isola Bella.
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Amazing Experience
DianefromDayton
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour! The visit to Mt. Etna was fantastic. My daughter and I really enjoyed going to the lava cave and taking the cable car/4x4 up to the top of the mountain. Be prepared for cold, windy weather as you reach the top. Next we drove to Taormina - a beautiful city. Don't miss the Roman theater in Taormina! The theater is impressive and the view from the theater is spectacular!
star-4
Nice Tour
ThomasJ
, Mar 2020
The driver/guide was great and I enjoyed the tour. My only issue was the other passenger who vomited in the van. He delayed the tour and made the drive unpleasant.
star-5
Etna and Taormina
annawins2
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide Salvatore was very knowledgeable , engaging, accommodating and super nice. We had a wonderful day. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you. Anna and Tony
star-5
Excelente tour!
victoriabI511QA
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide Luigi was very knowledgeable , reliable and professional, throughout the day, particularly about Mount Etna and its well worth the visit, we were lucky as the weather was perfect and we walked up the side of one crater and saw amazing views. We were lucky to have a great guide and nothing was too much so we were free to take our time and relax. We could not have planned the day more perfectly. Taormina was excellent, making a great end to the day. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Fun and nice experience
enjoylife1234
, Dec 2019
Our guide is very nice and fun guy. He explained all everything :) Thanks Enzo! It is new experience on Mount Etna. We like it!
star-5
Etna and Taormina -wonderful trip
IrenegJ7717FV
, Nov 2019
We booked this tour through Viator, but it was run by Etnatribe. Our group of 4 were picked up at our rental apartment by Luigi,. There was another group of 4 on the tour with us who were from Spain, so the information was given in one language and then the other. Luigi was very good about sharing what the other group had asked - but having the 2 languages did get cumbersome after a while. Fortunately Luigi"s personality and enthusiasm still made it fun as he shared information about the area,, the geology, and the history. Unfortunately, the weather on Etna was rainy and we only got to the 2,000 m. level. We did walk around, but the weather "dampened" our excitement about further exploration (and webcam pictures were not better). Second half of the day was spent in Taormina- where naturally, the sun was shining brightly! We were let out at one gate, and after a couple of hours of exploration, were picked up at the other gate.We went to the Greek theater and enjoyed the view over the harbor and to the base of Etna.I can see why the town is such a treasure. During our travels we stopped at a lava tube cave-looked like a hole in the ground- so involved some careful stooping and stepping to get down into it. And then some agility and balance to navigate the inside to reach the point where the flow cooled. Our group was adventuresome, so could enjoy this trek- but this visit was not for anyone with mobility issues. We also stopped at a family owned shop outside the old town to sample olive oil, honey and wine.-nothing really unique... All in all, despite the Etna weather, this tour was a great way to see the area.Small group tours are much more personal and friendly. Luigi was just a great guide and his personality helped make the tour such fun.

Product code: 19933P2

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