We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
SUMMER SALE ENDS TUESDAY Get up to 15% off unforgettable experiences.
See details
See details

Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

From US$38.61
  • Day trip to Mount Etna from Taormina
  • Travel to Etna’s base station at Rifugio Sapienza
  • Enjoy three hours at leisure to trek around the foothills of Mount Etna
  • See the famous Monti Silvestri Craters near Rifugio Sapienza
  • Optional upgrade to visit Mount Etna up to 3000 meters height with an Alpine guide
Read more
Select Date and Travellers
Enter Date
2 Travellers
Tour options (2)
Mount Etna Upper Crater
Most Popular
Includes round-trip transport from Taormina, transport to the volcano and walking tour. Ascent by cable car up to 2500m and continue on jeeps to the authorized crater zones at approx 3000m with guides
From US$104.47
Foothills Only
Includes round-trip transport from Taormina and free time in the foothills of Mount Etna
From US$38.61
Low Price Guarantee
Explore Europe’s largest active volcano this day trip to Mt Etna from Taormina. Relax with transportation to the base station of Rifugio Sapienza and then take off through the foothills for three hours of hiking at your leisure. Alternatively, upgrade your ticket for a trip up to the upper craters and a guided walking tour through the volcanic craters. Soak up scenic views from the UNESCO-listed spot before concluding with transportation back to Taormina.
What to Expect
Hop aboard your coach in central Taormina and travel one hour inland to Mount Etna. Set in the middle of a national park, the notoriously active volcano dominates the surrounding landscape.
Step out at Rifugio Sapienza, the volcano’s base station. Your host will point you in the direction of the impressive Monti Silvestri Craters before you take off exploring the foothills at your own speed. Discover the myriad hiking trails along the way and soak up incredible views from all over the national park. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Rifugio Sapienza’s restaurant (own expense), located conveniently nearby.
Alternatively, upgrade your experience with a guided trip to the volcano’s upper crater. Travel up by cable car and then by jeep to the crater zones at roughly 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). Led by licensed guides from the Italian Alpine Club, admire the craters and take in panoramic views.
Your tour will conclude with transportation back to Taormina.
Show More
Reviews (112)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews en route cable car mount etna lava height journey
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private taxi to take us to Mt Etna and the volcano didn’t disappoint, even though it had been snowing the day before, I think that added to its awesomeness

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We almost missed a wonderfull day at Mount Etna because the weather forecasts were bad. But the helpfull woman at SAT-groups Office at the Corso i Taormina showed us at more precisely (and better) forecast. The SAT-group Tour is good deal if you want to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank LN2840
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The guide was good, all the arrangements worked well. Mount Etna is well worth the trip. We were blessed with good weather. The walks around the lower craters are very well guided. The funicula is an experience on its own

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JuliaB402
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Hello Julia B, we just say: thank you, thank you, thank you! Warm regards from Taormina. Guest Relation Manager SAT Group

Reviewed 4 October 2018

The trip to Etna was very interesting. Good info from the guide and a good day out. Above all though I was very impressed by the service from SAT. I left my shoes on the bus and phone lost property next day. Not only did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mikeymike2
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hello Mikeymike2, it was a pleasure to support you. We are gald you deeply appreciate. See you next time! Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were expecting great things with this tour, but ultimately left disappointed. Firstly, it would be better to consider this as “transportation” rather than a “tour” - you are really paying for a 2+ hour coach journey each way from Taormina to Mount Etna with...More

5  Thank triathlonsean
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hello triathlonsean, we can only excuse us for the mechanical problem occurred to the coach, but we cannot excuse for finding a lot of crowd on Mount Etna. There is only a way to get to the highest altitude and only a company is handling...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 August 2018|
Response from Mona N | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the late reply; we were picked up outside our hotel in Naxos in the morning (around 8-8;30 I think) Was down from the summit to have a late lunch at the cable car area. After this we proceeded to to Taormina and... More
Google Translation
Rebecca C
17 August 2018|
Response from Snoody |
I would take your own
16 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from len_green50 |
It would have been helpful if it had been answered 2 months ago!
Key Details
  • Monte Etna SAT Group Tours
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, German, Italian
Get in touch. We have 24/7 Support
Product code: TAP|OFV3XzYwOTlFVE5BX1NoTQ==