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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour

  • Great-value Mount Etna tour with transportation, guide, drinks, and snacks
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
Mount Etna Half-Day Tour
From US$78,41
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour
From US$78,41
Towering Mount Etna is one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing many sightseeing tours daily. This tour stands out by including round-trip transportation, a guide, snacks, and an almond wine tasting at a mountain chalet. After a casual hike through lava fields and a visit to underground lava caves, you’ll come away having seen more of the volcano than most sightseeing tourists.
What to Expect
Begin your 6-hour tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna.

Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history.

Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Do this!

Our tour guide was Ezio. He was amazing. He clearly loved his job and knew everything about the volcano. There were 8 of us on the tour and we all got along so well. Ezio had a dynamic personality and would highly recommend this tour...More

Thank HappyTrails46512
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful tour of Mt Enta

My husband and I visited Mt Etna and had a great experience with our guide Paolo. They did a great job of organizing groups by similar age/abilities and we ended up with 6 adults. It was a hot day on the volcano but the hike...More

Thank MNtravelers612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An excellent tour of mount etna

We visited mount etna with a small group of 6 people in total. We were collected from our hotel which was a real bonus as we were staying tight up the hill in toarmina and other larger tours had required us to get a taxi...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really spectacular tour. Our group was very, very small—the two of us, an individual woman and a couple with a young child. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful with coaching us through some of the more physically challenging parts of...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile
Mt Etna explained

We had a fabulous tour of Mt Etna. Walking shoes provided. Torch and helmet for a look at a lava cave. Our guide Roberto was very knowledgeable of the biology and geology of Mt Etna. Lovely small group and modern small van.

Thank 457kayh
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Response from Wayn P | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was excellent and I think the kids would cope well with the lower tour and the cave entry as it's only half a day. I think they'd get a lot out of it and learn a lot. The upper tour is more of an experienced... More