Day trip

Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Activity provider: Etna Est

Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Activity provider: Etna Est
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From US$ 61 per person

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Explore Mount Etna on a guided day trip, either privately or on a shared, small-group experience. Try some local delicacies, investigate Etna’s lava flow caves, and enjoy roundtrip transportation.

About this tour

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
From any accommodation in Catania
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Catania

  • 1 hour
  • Mount Etna

  • Visit, free time, wine tasting, walk

  • 1 hour
  • Catania

Pickup included
Main stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Benefit from a professional local guide who will accompany your group
  • Enjoy air-conditioned pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Catania
  • Explore Mount Etna at 2000 meters up, including a guided trek around its craters, landscape, and lava flow cave
  • Try some Sicilian local delicacies — "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine
  • Choose from a small-group or private guided experience in a choice of languages
Full description

Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Mount Etna, including handy roundtrip transfers from Catania. Best of all, customize your tour according to your needs, choosing from either a private or small-group experience in a choice of languages. Explore the volcano’s ancient craters, a lava flow cave, and try some local products, while taking in some breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Start your day with a pick-up from your Catania accommodation in an air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. Digest some fun facts about the volcano from your professional guide as you drive 2000 meters up. Hear about everything from the volcano’s natural resources, memorable landscapes, and flora, to lava flows that have swallowed roads and buildings in past spurts of activity. Once you reach 2000 meters up, take a guided walk around the ancient craters, recent lava flows, and other-worldly landscape. Rest easy as the trek is an easy one, suitable for both families with younger children and older family members. Try a mini-sampling of Sicilian delicacies during the trek, with some "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine both up for tasting. After a short break, head to your next stop — a lava flow cave. Using a helmet and flashlight, you’ll discover the cave’s origins and stand-out features in ample time with your guide. Your last stop is a panoramic viewpoint at Monte Pomiciaro, granting you unforgettable views and photo opportunities over the Valle del Bove, the volcano’s most important valley. If the sunset option is selected, take in breathtaking views of Etna during 'Golden Hour'. After your volcanic adventure, head back to Catania, where your tour will conclude.

Includes
  • Group size of 8 or 16 (depending on option selected)
  • Roundtrip transportation and hotel pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light guided trek on Mount Etna
  • Guided visit to lava flow cave
  • Safety helmet and flashlight
  • Local guide
  • Sampling of some local Sicilian products
  • Summit visit or trek
  • Etna cable car
  • Lunch and water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with high blood pressure
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  •  This activity does not include the volcano summit — it goes to a maximum height of 2100 meters
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2691 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My partner and I signed up for the morning Etna hike and it was an extremely enjoyable and informative experience. After our prompt pick up from our local accommodation, Gaetano ensured our trip was filled with exhilarating views, interesting conversations and exciting cave exploration. He was also able to cater to different languages as we had English, French and German speakers on our trip. The views were incredible and we also got to try some local wine and almond cakes. Would definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to explore the beauty of Mount Etna. Thanks Gaetano!

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November 11, 2022

Tour was nice and the transportation was very convenient. We missed out on good views at the top due to clouds, but our guide still made it a memorable trip. She was a very knowledgeable and passionate volcanologist, and was very friendly. Now I just have to come back someday to do the full hike to the top!

October 18, 2022

We did the sunset trip. We were collected from our flat on time. The transport was very good. The guide was very enthusiastic and interesting but you had to listen very closely as he admitted his English wasn't great. We really enjoyed seeing the lava flows and cave. The trek was a bit hard going for us in out 50s and unfit, but the younger ones in the group were fine. The "tasting" was a little plastic bag of biscuits and a medicine cup of wine standing in a car park, but it did make us all chuckle! We would certainly recommend the tour rather than just going up on your own as you learn more and meet other travellers.

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October 11, 2022

Product ID: 395066