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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

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Catania, Italy
Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Marvel over the geological wonders of Mount Etna, then visit the elegant resort town of Taormina on this action-packed full-day tour from Catania. Soak up the dramatic scenery of Europe’s highest active volcano as you visit the hilltop resort of Rifugio Sapienza; ride the cable car to the 9,514-foot (2,900-meter) peak of Mount Etna (optional) and explore a natural lava cave. Then, cool off with a swim on Isola Bella island, before spending the afternoon enjoying Taormina’s medieval churches, ancient Greek theater, and lively shopping district.
  • Full-day tour of Mount Etna and Taormina from Catania
  • Ride the cable car up the active volcano of Mount Etna (own expense)
  • Venture underground to explore a natural lava cave
  • Visit the historic monuments of mountainside Taormina
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Shuttle bus (return)
Multilingual guide
The kit for visiting the Cave
Trekking shoes (on request)
INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included
cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000 m € 66.00 (to pay on the spot)
Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
All that is not specified under “the cost includes

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania

Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY EtnaTribe

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What is the maximum group size during Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania.
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
We offer pick ups from hotels in Catania, so let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

  • "Wear a hoodie or bring a scarf to protect Your ears, is my advice." See review
  • "We explored a lava tube, explored mount Etna (cable car and bus to top significantly extra (65euro pp) but very worth it- bring a jacket!" See review
  • "in summer time it is not easy especially because you visit taormina in the middle of the day and the heat can be exhausting." See review


355 Reviews

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, Jul 2021
Angelo was the perfect tour guide/driver for us! Knowledgeable, funny, friendly. Visited Mt. Etna the morning after a minor eruption…too ‘cool’!
Salvo the legend
, Oct 2020
Tour was fantastic. Salvo was great fun and made sure we had a fantastic time. Tour was well paced...
, Oct 2020
Our guide Alessandro was amazing and very knowledgeable. Due to strong winds and slippery road i decided to not climb the last leg, he came back and remained with me till we boarded the bus. The shop where he took for wine tasting and olive oil and marmalade tasting was amazing. In Taormina i thought the time we spent was less as i had to include lunch also and the trip can be extended for another 1 hour. Although since i had another tour starting, Alessandro made sure i reached on time and he dropped me at the starting point of the next tour sharp at 6 o clock.
Wonderful ! Highly recommended !
, Sep 2020
We loved every bit of the tour starting from pick up at hotel in a 6 seater car. Very friendly helpful and perfect driver guide who took us around Mount Etna and Taormina. He took us around a fascinating walk round 7 craters if you do not fancy cable cars and further. We loved the tour and it us absolutely worth ! Highly recommended
Enzo is a Great Tour guide
, Sep 2020
Great expirience Etna and Taormina with Enzo Nice view from Etna and mich Information about Vulcans.
, Sep 2020
Excellent day trip with Luigi who was a fantastic guide, his enthusiasm for Etna shone through. The tour was well paced and 2 hours in Taormina was plenty of time to enjoy the sights.
, Aug 2020
Paying for more than $100, was expecting to have a tour guide to walk with us every stops. But only tour guide only serves like a drive, the only time he went with us was going to the cave for 10 mins and the cave wasnt even that big. Surprise this trip was 4 stars.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Kind guest, thanks for your feedback that for us are always important to improve the quality of our excursions. Our guides are good prepared and enthusiastic people, we are sorry that you did not appreciate him/her. The first part of the tour takes place on Etna and you can choose between doing some trekking in one of the natural paths of “Parco dell’Etna” with our guide or acquire the Etna high altitude option. If you have opted for the second option, unfortunately, you have not been able to fully enjoy the company of the guide. As for the second part of the tour, it is specified that the authorized tourist guide in Taormina is not included, we offer a free visit that allows you to choose independently how to spend your time in this beautiful historic center. We are sorry that the experience did not reflect your expectations. Hoping to have cleared up your concerns.
Stunning Mount Etna
, Aug 2020
Very good and informative. The drive to Mount Etna produced some stunning views. Our driver was friendly and a great help. I would recommend this tour, but bear in mind the cable car and 4x4 to the top is not included in the price.
Day well spent
, Aug 2020
The tour is very well done and thanks to our excellent guide Luigi our day was very enjoyable. The tour starts with a quick stop at lava cave, continue to the base of mountain Etna with an optional trip to the top which is definitely worth it. After the Etna the day continues with a quick stop at a wine tasting place, a visit to Tarmina and ends at the beach of Isola Bella.
Amazing Experience
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour! The visit to Mt. Etna was fantastic. My daughter and I really enjoyed going to the lava cave and taking the cable car/4x4 up to the top of the mountain. Be prepared for cold, windy weather as you reach the top. Next we drove to Taormina - a beautiful city. Don't miss the Roman theater in Taormina! The theater is impressive and the view from the theater is spectacular!

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