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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina

Highlights
  • See more than just Mt. Etna, and discover the Alcantara Gorge, too
  • Borrow all necessary equipment such as helmets and even hiking boots
  • Learn about wine grown in the volcanic terrain as you sip local varietals
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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
US$117 per adult
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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
US$116.07 per adult
Overview
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. The day trip from Taormina showcases the history-rich foothills and woodland around Europe's largest active volcano, forgoing the need to scale any steep hills. A traditional Sicilian lunch with wine from the volcanic region is also included.
What to Expect
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning, and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna.

After just an hour on the road, you’ll arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around the beguiling lava formations, craters, and trees that typify Mt. Etna’s surrounds. When you’ve had your volcano fix, continue to a nearby lava cave and peer into its dark corners, courtesy of a head torch.

Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine grown in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, you’ll learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its unique characteristics.

Continue to the natural ravine of Alcantara Gorge that was formed from an ancient flow of lava. Wander in the shadows of the towering cliffs and pose for photos against its striking backdrop. Your tour then returns to your Taormina hotel.
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Reviewed today
fantastic experience

as we were travelling with two young children (4 and 6 years old), we were hesitating to book this trip. The lady of our B&B called the organisation and they gave us great information and comforted us that the guide adapts to the group. And...More

Thank JSG040712
Reviewed 5 days ago
Great Excursion and awesome guide

We did the whole day excursion. We started off with a hike of Mount Etna followed by a visit to underground caves, a wonderful lunch and wine tasting at a vineyard and finally, a visit to the Alcantara gorge. Everything was so beautiful. The excursion...More

Thank Sazookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour

Tour guide Dr. Giorgio Tringali was an excellent guide. He is very bright, informative, helpful and his character made the tour even nicer and more fun. The walk at Etna, caves and Alcantara was outstanding. Food and wine at the wineyard was also really good....More

Thank oceanus987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect Tour...Etna, hiking & wine!

We really lucked out. Not only was our group a ton of fun, but we had a geologist leading our tour! Georgio is passionate about Etna and all things volcanic! He had an easy way of explaining the history of Etna, and has a great...More

Thank bernadette61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour - Highly Recommend

We had such a wonderful time on this tours from start to finish. Our guide, Giorgio, was wonderful. He was so passionate about the region and so knowledgeable on the history of the Etna volcano and its terrain. He really made a huge effort to...More

Thank Lauren S
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Joseph S
April 28, 2018|
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Response from PaulMartinMurphy | Reviewed this property |
...plus the gorge bit of the visit involves descending and then re-ascending about 200 steps!
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