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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

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  • Discover the active volcano Mount Etna and historic Taormina town
  • Upgrade for a cable car ride and crater tour with mountain guides
  • Explore a natural lava cave, an ancient Greek theater, and a wildlife reserve
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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania
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Overview

Italian driving can be nerve-racking for newbies, and Sicily’s winding mountain roads are seriously tough. Let the shuttle bus take the strain on this door-to-door guided tour that packs a whole bunch of Sicily into just one day: the Mount Etna active volcano, the historic resort town of Taormina, the wildlife refuge island of Isola Bella, and an organic farm, complete with tastings. 

What to Expect

Your guide collects you from Catania and drives you up to Rifugio Sapienza, 6,300 feet (1,920 meters) high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Here you can choose to trek in the nature park or pay extra to ride the cable car. If you opt for the cable car and a 4WD minibus, you’ll reach the crater: your mountain guides can show you the spots where Etna is at her most active.

After exploring a lava cave, you’ll stop at an organic farm to sample honey, olive oil, wine, and other typical Sicilian products. Then savor a swimming stop in the crystal-clear waters of Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), a wildlife reserve. Finally, discover beautiful Taormina, with its ancient Greek theater, wealth of medieval monuments, and exclusive shops. At the end of the day, the bus drops you back at your hotel, port, or train or bus station.

Reviews (132)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day, great place, great tour guide: Erminia Mantia :-)

Great day, great place, great tour guide: Erminia Mantia :-) We knew lots of things about the mountain, rocks, places around etc. Mount Etna is simply stunning. It is really a must to see! When visiting it, I really recommend you Etna Tribe Tours, you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nicodraga
Reviewed 1 week ago
Such a FULL day

We enjoyed this tour very much! Our tour guild, Fernando(?), was full of information and very personable. Our first stop was Etna and I highly recommend you pay the extra Euro to go all the way to the top, it was absolutely amazing. We then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nikki_birdi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
What an amazing experience!

On Monday 19th November, we took a tour to Mt Etna and Taormina from Catania. Our guide was Erminia Mantia - she is truly professional and her extensive knowledge of the sites gave us a great insight of the places that we visited. The highlight...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GrazGrech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tour and driver/guide were amazing

Our tour with Salvo from Catania to Mt. Etna, then Taormina was one of the highlights of our stay in Sicily. Salvo spoke fluent English and Spanish besides his native Italian. He instilled in us his love for this part of the world. He gave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AKSilverbear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth it, despite bad weather!

Visiting an active volcano was a unique experience that I won’t forget. Francesco was a great guide, very friendly and well informed on Mount Etna. We spent a few hours on the mountain, this included a ride through the towns built on the mountain side,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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7 December 2018|
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Response from philipppn | Reviewed this property |
The tours are always functional on the exception of bad weather or public/religious holidays. to be on the safe side, plan the tour before or after any holidays day
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Company - Etna Tribe Tel: +39 095.8188359
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Response from NKelly186338 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I used Etnatribe and they were amazing - they also have French speaking tour guides.
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