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Half-Day Mount Etna Tour

by Noema Viaggi 
per adult Price is $39
Duration: {0} Duration: 5h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Exploration of Mount Etna's rugged & barren volcanic slopes

Scenic drive through fertile foothills & desert-like terrain

On-foot tour of Silvestri Craters at 6,560 feet (2,000 m)

Panoramic views over the Sicilian countryside & coastline

Informative commentary from your local expert guide

Highlights

Exploration of Mount Etna's rugged & barren volcanic slopes

Scenic drive through fertile foothills & desert-like terrain

On-foot tour of Silvestri Craters at 6,560 feet (2,000 m)

Panoramic views over the Sicilian countryside & coastline

Informative commentary from your local expert guide

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8:15 AM, Tour in English

Duration 5h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$38.53

Total price is $38.53, taxes included

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Half-Day Mount Etna Tour

Activity Location

Mount Etna

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Taormina Bus Terminal

    Piazza Luigi Pirandello

    Taormina 98039


Description

Venture into the rugged lunar landscapes, lava fields, and fertile foothills of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano and Sicily’s most dominant geological feature. Visit the Silvestri Craters at 6,560 feet (2,000 m) above sea level and take in sweeping views as you trek across the rugged terrain.

Meet your bus in the center of Taormina and grab a comfortable seat, gazing out the window as you ride inland from the beaches of the coast to the island’s sun-baked interior. Watch the vegetation morph as you approach the volcano and begin to ascend in altitude, from lush and fertile citrus groves and woods of beech and chestnut to sparse pine forests clinging to the steep slopes.

When the burnt terrain becomes almost desert-like in appearance, with scraggly juniper bushes and scrubby astragalus blooming between the blackened gravel, your driver parks and you disembark to clamber across the charred pathway on foot. Spend some time exploring the Silvestri Craters and learning about Sicily’s fascinating geothermal history. From the rims of these volcanic depressions, you can gaze up at the snow-capped peak above you and out at the foothills stretching toward the sea.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Mount Etna

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Taormina

  • Live tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 8 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • This tour departs from the Taormina Bus Terminal on Via Luigi Pirandello. Pickup may also take place at Giardini Naxos, Recanati, or Letojanni; you will confirm your exact pick-up location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Half-Day Mount Etna Tour ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 Oct 16, 2018

Guide agréable et compétent. Voyage en minibus confortable. Seul le temps n’était pas trop de la partie. Mais à 2000m de haut c’est assez changeant. Je conseille cette visite.

Aug 19, 2017

Yes, it should be made clear that the guide tour was going to repeat in 4 language My expectation was English So it might be better to provide a recording and then have a conversation with the guide