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Bus Etna Experience of Italy provided by Tourist Service

Bus Etna Experience of Italy

Bus Etna Experience of Italy
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Book in advance
from £31.32 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Every day at 11.30, tour on Etna, is suitable for all types of travelers: families, children, young people, friends and seniors. Our panoramic bus will allow you to enjoy the splendid Etnean landscape having a more direct contact with nature. Furthermore, the information transmitted via audio guide is unique!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 162001P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
At the end of the tour, travelers will taste typical Etna wines and liqueurs at our store.
Exclusions
The cable car ticket is not included but can be purchased in addition to the tour
Duration
6h
Departure details
Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy Travelers will find the red bus near Piazza Duomo. The bus is located at the corner of Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Etnea.
Inclusions
At the end of the tour, travelers will taste typical Etna wines and liqueurs at our store.
Exclusions
The cable car ticket is not included but can be purchased in addition to the tour
Departure details
Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy Travelers will find the red bus near Piazza Duomo. The bus is located at the corner of Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Etnea.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
    Travelers will find the red bus near Piazza Duomo. The bus is located at the corner of Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Etnea.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    Stop: 3 hours
    Travelers can freely visit the 5 Silvestri Craters, located in the area of the Sapienza Refuge.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Piazza del Duomo
    Piazza del Duomo, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
    Travelers will find the red bus near Piazza Duomo. The bus is located at the corner of Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Etnea.
    See address & details
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jerseykathyl
jersey262 contributions
Great day out!
Oct 2019
We booked the tourist bus to Etna at their office the day before we intended to go. The girl was very friendly and helpful and also booked us on the cable car and jeep to go further up the mountain on arrival.

The bus was actually about 15 minutes late which wasn't a good start but it didn't really make much difference in the end! The driver was very nice and quite amusing and we enjoyed our ride in the open bus, although it did get a bit breezy until he put the sides up later on when we were all getting very cold! The audio guide was ok, interesting in parts but the headphones were very cheap and didn't always work!

We made a stop at Nicolosi on the way up; nice little village for a coffee. Then we stopped on the way up to Etna at a house buried by the lava. It was brilliant to see all the lava fields and stark scenery on the way up.

On arrival at Rifugio Sapienza, the terminus for the bus, the driver escorted us to the cable car station and sorted everything out which was really helpful.

We throughly enjoyed the cable cars, the jeep which took us further up the mountain and a tour round one of craters and were so lucky that the sun came out, The views were stunning, both of the volcano and the clouds below us. Also Etna was very active at the time, so that made it even better!

We had four hours there which was plenty of time to do all the above and then have a snack in one the cafes there.

We left on time and the drive back was much quicker and warmer!

All in all, a great day out with the Tourist Service!
Written 25 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
t0urists
Thank you for choosing our company. We hope soon to see you on board. Staff
Written 14 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison S
Caerphilly2 contributions
Terrible customer service
Oct 2019 • Solo
I was booked (fully paid) on Etna tour and was waiting for bus when I was told I couldn't go as they were overbooked. I was so disappointed as I had to leave the next day and so they ruined my last day. By then it was 11.30 and so too late to arrange anything else. I then had to wait for my refund while they were discussing other things. Appalling customer service. Wish I had never dealt with them.
Written 20 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
t0urists
Dear Mrs. Allison, we apologize in advance for the inconvenience you have been warned. Let's say that we always suggest our dear customers to book a day in advance because by booking on the same day (30 minutes just before departure), there is the possibility of not being satisfied in your request and that's the reason why we also invited her to postpone. But of course we gave precedence to those who had already booked days before. As you may have noticed we are the only company that makes the Etna departure in the late morning, so she could not have gone to the volcano regardless, considering that she was not organized in advance. Best regards, the staff
Written 21 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen p
Athens, Greece42 contributions
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER IN EUROPE
Please DON’T go to etna with them! We paid 35€/per person to get on an open bus with terrible heat) and with broken earplugs!! We were 5 persons and only one could hear some of the information because it was the only seat that was working! The big speaker was broken too.
The driver was speaking only Italian and he said “I’m only the driver I can’t do anything!”.
The night before the tour, when we booked it, the girl in the office suggested us to pre book the little train to have a 60’ tour around Nicolosi (the village of etna) and taste fresh products for free. It was such a fraud. The train took us 30’ back from the road that the bus from Catania already passed! AND SHE HAD TOLD US THAT IT’S WORTH IT.
When we returned, we told them that we were very disappointed and they did nothing.
Written 13 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Tourist Service
markj418
markj418
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Hop on hop off bus
The hop on hop off bus tour of Catania was only 15 euro. A bargain for this type of open top bus tour. At under 2 h
JessiAnn85
JessiAnn85
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Love hop on off buses
I always recommend hop on off busses. Its a great way to access the City. We enjoyed this bus very much. We were
Anastacia_k410
Anastacia_k410
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THE worst experience ever!!!
They treat to tourist worst than animals! 1) DON’T choose the trip for mount Etna. It’s cheap (35€) but don’t worth
Iseeeverything
Iseeeverything
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AVOID AT ALL COST
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS TOUR TO MY WORST ENEMY!!! Came off the cruise ship hoping to take a private tour from the
Frédéric G
Frédéric G
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Terrible bus round trip (Catania-AciTreza-Catania)
Avoid the round from Catania to AciTreza. Save 15€ per person and do something better. The “hop on/hop off” is not
ASavio
ASavio
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Worst hop on/off in Europe
Told us it would take us to a beach, it actually took us to a boat port where some locals “swim”. It was very shall
BenYorkie
BenYorkie
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Catania Hop On Hop Off - Average
Wee saw the bus at the edge of the Piazza Duomo and thought we would give it a go especially since it was a hot day
Helen A
Helen A
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Catania hop off n On bus
One always thinks these things are good. It’s ok not the best. Jumped on this to relax my legs a bit from walking.
CarolinaGirl1988
CarolinaGirl1988
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Cruise passengers beware! Terrible service!
Hop-On Hop-Off Catania City Tour 1. The salesmen speak English, but the bus drivers only speak Italian! We were tol
Marina1406
Marina1406
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Panoramic bus tour
Hi! That's a nice tour for a few hours, while you can see some city sightseeing places and coastline. The latter is
Aissa - Cape To... P
Aissa - Cape To... P
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Bus Panoramic Open Top.
Great trip for half a day. Paid £15. Clean bus. Interesting commentary. Went all along the city and then up the coa
ColUseum
ColUseum
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One star too many
Within Catania port we were set upon by a number of ticket sellers offering bus & train rides. We felt overwhelmed
Victoria K
Victoria K
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The fun train and the Etna trip
We took a ride on the little fun train as it was only €5 and we thought it would help us see where we'd like to go.
Nikola M
Nikola M
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Trip to Mount Etna
The trip was well organized. Daisy from the office was kind and helpful. We were lucky to witness the eruption at t
RNitti
RNitti
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Horrible Tour
-Audio not matching with the current bus location -Information about the main spots too short -Nice if you want to
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