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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

  • 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
Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania
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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 (128)
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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

Thank GrazGrech
Reviewed 5 days 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

1  Thank AKSilverbear
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Janine_Lab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Not sure if worth the cost.

We went on the tour in mid October unfortunately the weather wasn't good for us there was so much rain we were unable to get out the car at taormina but that's no fault of the tour company. Would recommend anyone going up mt etna...More

Thank 280georgiab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A grand day out to Mt Etna

Had the most amazing day out with Guilia as our guide she knew so much about her native area Small group, very friendly, Guilias command of English and Spanish was amazing, she kept us informed every step of the way Loads to see and do...More

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23 September 2018|
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Response from HelenG2080 | Reviewed this property |
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.
8 August 2018|
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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.