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Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

Highlights
  • Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting in one day
  • Choose a mode of transport and altitude that suits your needs 
  • Good value, with included cave equipment, hiking shoes, and wine and food 
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Etna and Wine Tour from Catania
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Overview

Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting on this day trip to Mount Etna, the largest live volcano in Europe. From Rifugio Sapienza, choose to hike or take a cable car and off-road minibus (extra cost) farther up the mountain. You’ll explore a lava cave, and visit a local winery to sample local food and wine. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.

What to Expect
After pickup for your hotel, the port, or the train station in Catania, ride for roughly and hour to Rifugio Sapienza, stopping at viewpoints for photos of the volcano and surrounding countryside.

On the way up to Rifugio Sapienza, your guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcano. Visit the sites of recent eruptions and the Silvestri Craters.

Upon arrival at Sapienza, choose to hike to an altitude of roughly 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) by Parco dell’Etna nature trails, or reach 9,500 feet (2,900 meters) by cable car and 4X4 minibus (extra cost). The latter option includes stops at the Torre del Filosofo and southeast crater.

On your back down the mountain, pick up flashlights to explore a lava cave.

Finally, visit a winery to sample sparkling and local wines with cheese, cured meat, and olive oil before drop-off at your departure point.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Etna tour with Nataliya

Great tour of Etna with Nataliya our guide. Everything was well planned. She was knowledgable and pleasant and went out of her way to make sure our 1.5 year old was also enjoying the trip.

Thank ranssark
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Superb day

We had a great day with Claudio on mt Etna. We were fortunate enough to have Claudio and the car to ourselves. Claudio was very knowledgeabl, spoke good English and was very pleasant to hang with for the day :) We opted for the high...More

Thank bobby44Norway
Reviewed 25 May 2018
great day with a great guide

Would highly recommend this tour. We were with 2 other couples from Spain and Argentina so Salvo our guide who is Sicilian explained everything to us in English and then again in Spanish to the others, very clever. It was a very informative and fun...More

Thank ShirleyAB
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile
Cold day at Mt. Etna!

We were not prepared for such a cold day but the tour guys both Andrea and Salvo (as well as the trainees) were ready to provide us with jackets, gloves, and hats so that we wouldn't be cold. This group was amazing and it was...More

Thank Pilar V
Reviewed 16 March 2018
great guides

This tour was great but wish we could have went further up mountain. Also the cave part was rather comical. Don't expect much in regards to that. The wine tasting was really nice. The owner was very hospitable to our group.

Thank 8sandy38
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