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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Monte Etna
Palazzo Corvaja
Corso Umberto
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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. 

Highlights
  • 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
  • Take things easy with door-to-door transportation from Catania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Claudio was the best!

My husband and I took this tour today and I had to post a review. Our guide, Claudio, was so sweet and so knowledgeable. We went all the way up and I highly recommend. It was a great experience!

1  Thank Carlee B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour with amazing guide

We went on this great trip to Etna and Taormina. The Etna is the largest volcano in Europe. We went on a short hiking trip to one of the lower craters and the view from the crater is spectacular. It was slightly cloudy and windy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Grand Sicily Tour

Alessio was a fantastic guide who went out of his way to accommodate us and make our day a memorable one. Highly recommend him for any future trip of our family and friends

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A perfect trip with Nataliya!

The Etna and Taormina tour was beautifull and interesting due to our profesionist guide, the very kind and nice Nataliya. Also, the weather was perfect, we could see the view from top of Etna, at 3000m. We enjoyed the interesting discussions and surprises during this...More

Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A well spent Day tour!

A very well chosen tour to spend the day visiting mount Etna and Taormina! Our guide tour Danilo was very professional, funny, full of information and helpful. we did the cave exploration of lava, went up to Etna for a small treking, he went with...More

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Marilou4
August 22, 2018|
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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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Response from Mauricio F | Reviewed this property |
They stop at a place where you can buy but take snacks, long drive.
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