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Etna Summit Craters Experience provided by Excursions Etna

Etna Summit Craters Experience

Etna Summit Craters Experience
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Book in advance
from £73.28 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
- Pick-up at meeting point - Arrive at Rifugio Sapienza at 1900mt - The ascent is by cable car and jeep up to 2900 mt (Torre del Filosofo), from there on foot towards the crater formed during the eruption of 2001. - During the tour you will see different ancient lava flow (1991/1993) - Exploration of a typical volcanic cave formed during the past eruptions. (Helmets and caving lights are provided by our guides) - A pleasure interlude at an beekeeping family-run business and its honey-extracting lab to taste a selection of honey, wines, olive oil and other typical Etna produce - Return and drop off at meeting point The cost of the Cable Car + Jeep is excluded from the price of the excursion.
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, English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French
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: 72125P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Helmets Security for cave • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Lunch • Trekking sticks, Trekking shoes (on request), Warm Jackets (on request)
Duration
6h
Departure details
Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania CT, Italy After receiving your reservation, one of our guides will contact you via email, sms or whatsapp to communicate the meeting point and the exact pick-up time.
Inclusions
Helmets Security for cave • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
Lunch • Trekking sticks, Trekking shoes (on request), Warm Jackets (on request)
Departure details
Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania CT, Italy After receiving your reservation, one of our guides will contact you via email, sms or whatsapp to communicate the meeting point and the exact pick-up time.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Stesicoro
    Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
    After receiving your reservation, one of our guides will contact you via email, sms or whatsapp to communicate the meeting point and the exact pick-up time.
    See address & details
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    Mount Etna
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    The summit area of the Etna volcano is characterized by the presence of 5 distinct craters. This experience will give you the opportunity to get to the top of Europe's highest volcano, enjoy a unique landscape and feel the breath of the "Muntagna" Etna.
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  • You'll end at
    Piazza Stesicoro
    Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania CT, Italy
    After receiving your reservation, one of our guides will contact you via email, sms or whatsapp to communicate the meeting point and the exact pick-up time.
    See address & details
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MattS
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Etna 2900 crater excursion
Oct 2020 • Family
We had a great visit to Mount Etna through Etna Excursions. Unfortunately Etna was very active on our visit so it was impossible to visit the crater rim, but getting up to 2900 meters was really cool and allowed an excellent view of Etna spitting rocks and smoke. The rumbles, fumeroles and sulfurous smoke made this a multi sensory experience!

This particular tour is not at all physically demanding - involving cable cars and jeeps from Rifugio Sapienza up to 2900 mt and back down again. It was cold and windy at 2900 so even if allowed I think the 3300 mt visit to the summit with my kids (very fit and active 11, 8 years) would have been a bit much. After, we drove to a lava cave and a flow and wrapped up with a visit to a small wine/honey/olive/oil tasting room.

Our private (an unexpected surprise!) guide, Florinda, was excellent from the advance communicarion to the knowledge she shared about Etna's history and geology as well as its impact on the region. She was also great with our kids and took really good pics of us :).

Overall, the excursion was excellent - the mountain was brilliant and the cave and flow were interesting and educational. The tasting was also nice and fun for the kids - there is no pressure to buy, but the products were quality and we did as they made good souvenirs. Communication with the company was excellent - we had several informative exchanges via WhatsApp before I booked - they were very responsive, informative and professional.

Note that the price of the excursion does not include the cable car and 4x4 vans up the mountain, that is an extra 66/50 euro per adult/kid so this excursion isn't cheap approaching 400euro for the family, but it was worth it.

Afterwards, we returned to the lava flow ourselves and did a nice hike up a side path and then through the lava field to get some extra exercise. This was a great way to finish our day. Careful of the sheepdogs guarding the flock - they take their jobs very seriously!
Written 2 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Excursions Etna
petekul
petekul
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SCAMMED. Refused to provide the service.
My group and I were looking forward to hike up mt Etna, but when we were trying to reschedule our tour dates with a
liamp926
liamp926
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Great experience
Our guide Giovanni was really nice and friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about the volcano (he had a geology de
aalee d
aalee d
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Great tour!
Booked a day in advance and they were were swift to arrange all reply and arrange all details. Our guide (unfortuna
Sardyn
Sardyn
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Great excursion
Very good tour with most exciting attractions of Etna. Samuela, the guide was perfect, lot of konowledge about etna
827krzysztofn
827krzysztofn
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Excellent experiemce
The day of the trip was excellent - the weather the temperature even the wind- our guide - Luigi - was on time wait
Jumaroko
Jumaroko
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Unprofessional
We had booked the summit tour. Due to bad weather, we could not go to the top of the vulcano and were given the sho
JonahG57
JonahG57
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Awesome visit to Mt. Etna!
We had a great experience to visit Etna! Our tour guide did a solid job, the volcano activity was particularly stro
Lupathewolf
Lupathewolf
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Ask for Ludovico
It was well worth it to have Ludovico drive us to Mt. Etna and show us several interesting sites along the way. He
Michael G
Michael G
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Sabbia Lavica tour of Etna
Great tour of Etna by geologist & volcanologist Nunzio Ferrara . Dalila was a great translator, and the whole trip
kmetraveler
kmetraveler
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Bad customer service, do not book this tour!
My friends and I booked the Etna Wine Tour. The night before the tour, I got food poisoning could not participate i
shv03
shv03
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Fabulous
This your was 8 hours and the best tour ever. We had a wonderful guide private tour. She was from Catania and knew
texascat26
texascat26
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Etna, lava cave and lunch at a winery!
Great tour of Etna and a lava cave ( we only got to walk into the opening of the cave) Had a wonderful lunch at the
bunnyjlb
bunnyjlb
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Fantastic 8 hour tour
Our guide Marilena picked us up at our hotel and took us up to Sileni craters at 2,000 meters and patiently explain
catherinecng
catherinecng
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Amazing
The car took us about half way and stop for coffee with the view looking amazing and the power of nature! You can a
Maurizio P
Maurizio P
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A must do experience!
We had a great morning tour with Luigi our guide. Experienced, very good English, lots of knowledge about the histo
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