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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina

  • See more than just Mt. Etna, and discover the Alcantara Gorge, too
  • Borrow all necessary equipment such as helmets and even hiking boots
  • Learn about wine grown in the volcanic terrain as you sip local varietals
Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
From US$116,42
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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
From US$116,42
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. The day trip from Taormina showcases the history-rich foothills and woodland around Europe's largest active volcano, forgoing the need to scale any steep hills. A traditional Sicilian lunch with wine from the volcanic region is also included.
What to Expect
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning, and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna.

After just an hour on the road, you’ll arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around the beguiling lava formations, craters, and trees that typify Mt. Etna’s surrounds. When you’ve had your volcano fix, continue to a nearby lava cave and peer into its dark corners, courtesy of a head torch.

Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine grown in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, you’ll learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its unique characteristics.

Continue to the natural ravine of Alcantara Gorge that was formed from an ancient flow of lava. Wander in the shadows of the towering cliffs and pose for photos against its striking backdrop. Your tour then returns to your Taormina hotel.
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Reviewed today
Great Excursion and awesome guide

We did the whole day excursion. We started off with a hike of Mount Etna followed by a visit to underground caves, a wonderful lunch and wine tasting at a vineyard and finally, a visit to the Alcantara gorge. Everything was so beautiful. The excursion...More

Thank Sazookie
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour

Tour guide Dr. Giorgio Tringali was an excellent guide. He is very bright, informative, helpful and his character made the tour even nicer and more fun. The walk at Etna, caves and Alcantara was outstanding. Food and wine at the wineyard was also really good....More

Thank oceanus987
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Tour...Etna, hiking & wine!

We really lucked out. Not only was our group a ton of fun, but we had a geologist leading our tour! Georgio is passionate about Etna and all things volcanic! He had an easy way of explaining the history of Etna, and has a great...More

Thank bernadette61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour - Highly Recommend

We had such a wonderful time on this tours from start to finish. Our guide, Giorgio, was wonderful. He was so passionate about the region and so knowledgeable on the history of the Etna volcano and its terrain. He really made a huge effort to...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Georgio was the best

Day long tour to Etna was made perfect by Georgio our guide. A lovely Sicilian guy, but also a geologist, he was knowledgable and fun. All organisation for the trip from booking to communication was excellent. The meal with wine was very good. Although at...More

Thank JohnMDuggleby
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Joseph S
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Response from PaulMartinMurphy | Reviewed this property |
...plus the gorge bit of the visit involves descending and then re-ascending about 200 steps!