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Etna 4x4 Half Day Tour

1. Etna 4x4 Half Day Tour

The half-day excursion includes an easy walk to the impressive Monte Fontana and a visit of the famous valley Valle del Bove. Wander through old and new lava flows, walk on extinct craters, and visit a real lava cave equipped with helmets and flashlights, where ice was produced centuries ago. Your guide will show you the great variety of flora and fauna here - plants and animals which populate the active volcano. While walking through ancient forests you will learn a lot about the vegetation and the wildlife of Mount Etna. Your last stop of the half-day tour will be around the cold lava streams of Piano Provenzana, which were destroyed during the last big eruption in 2002. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your accommodation. Altogether this will be an unforgettable experience.

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Mount Etna: Half-Day Guided Tour and Hike

2. Mount Etna: Half-Day Guided Tour and Hike

Reach 2000 meters above sea level as you journey up Mount Etna, the world’s largest active volcano. Explore Mount Etna’s lunar landscapes and discover its lateral craters. Enjoy the services of a specialized Etna guide, who will ensure you are both safe and well-informed throughout the hike. Hewar about all of the mountain's most interesting aspects as you explore the volcano. Continue on with a walk along a path that leads to the scene of the latest spectacular eruption. Your guide will share stories of this massive volcano that influences the daily habits and lives of local residents.

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Etna: Guided Climbing Tour to Summit Craters

3. Etna: Guided Climbing Tour to Summit Craters

Enjoy a physical challenge with rewarding views on this guided climb to the summit of Mount Etna. Take breaks along the way and snap unique photos of the summit craters. After a briefing at the mobile information point, your excursion will start, up to the top of Mount. Etna at 3,300 meters. Take the cable car (payable in cash during the tour) to quickly gain altitude up to 2,500 meters and then with special 4x4 minibusses, go up to 2,900 meters, near Torre del Filosofo.  During the 2-hour ascent, take 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the view. Travel through the lunar-looking lava fields that will lead you under the summit craters. With a final demanding climb, reach the summit of Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Admire the peculiarities that characterize the summit area.  Descend on foot to the upper station of the cable car that will take you back to the starting point.

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From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

4. From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

Explore Etna Park on a 6-hour tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge at 1,986 meters. Return transfers from your accommodation in Catania are included in the package. At the Sapienza Refuge you’ll see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Afterwards you’ll trek along a nature path through Etna Park, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bove Valley. Enter a lava cave, with a helmet and head lamp, to learn how lava flows are formed. Later, stop in the town of Zafferana, on the eastern side of Etna. In Zafferana, known as the town of honey, you’ll visit one of the most famous organic farms in the area to taste delicious local products such as honey, olive oil, and wine. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in the early afternoon.

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From Catania: Mount Etna Half-Day Tour and Wine Experience

5. From Catania: Mount Etna Half-Day Tour and Wine Experience

Start with pickup from your hotel and begin your exploration of Mount Etna. Start by discovering some craters on a trek led by an expert multilingual naturalistic guide. Along the route, admire the ancient lava flows and breathtaking landscapes. Explore a lava cave with helmets and torches. After exploring Mount Etna, discover the famous wine of the region, notable for its distinct characteristics given by the fertile, mineral-rich soil surrounding the volcano. Taste a selection of local wines, and enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch made with local products.

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Catania: Wine Tasting, Lunch & Oranges Garden Private Tour

6. Catania: Wine Tasting, Lunch & Oranges Garden Private Tour

Make use of the free pick-up service at around 10:30 am, where you will be picked up from your hotel in Catania or the surrounding areas. Once you have arrived at the farm, visit the orange plantation. Walk inside and learn about the different kinds of citrus and production techniques, as well as various treatments from irrigation to collection, from the skilled staff. In addition, after this relaxing walk, visit the orchards, where you can stroll inside the park, full of typical Mediterranean plants out in the open air. Then, visit the palmento (millstone), located inside the patriarchal villa of the farm, with a sommelier. Learn the story behind the production of each bottle of wine, from the time of the pruning, to the vendemmia or harvest, through to the fermentation and aging. Discover the tradition of wine production pursued by the family who have owned this farm for generations. Finally, it's time for wine-tasting where you will have the opportunity to try 4 typical Sicilian wines; all the wines will be accompanied by a Sicilian lunch made up of traditionally dishes. During the wine-tasting tasting and lunch, discuss how to taste wines or how to read the label with your sommelier or ask any questions that you may have.

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What people are saying about Catania

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 183 reviews

The whole experience was just excellent! They came to pick (four of) us up in Augusta, which is 40+ kilometers from Catania to the south. They already earned a big plus with that, so we did not really mind that they arrived a bit late - and we were on holidays after all. And then Teresa showed up with her positive energy and attitude that stayed with us for the whole day! She explained a lot of things about Etna, life on Sicily, its history! Wine and lunch? Bunch of incredible appetizers and five wines - perfect; at the end we were all full! Perhaps a small minus was the van, as it was not really in the best shape - but on the other side, it gave us the real experience of Sicily, where people also drive a bit differently. :) - Would I repeat it? Definitely!

This was a great tour. Our guide, Max, was really helpful and informative about the volcano and the views from the top were incredible. It is not an easy hike if you’re a bit out of shape (like me) - it’s not too steep but the loose lava gravel underfoot makes it feel like climbing through sand at times. It’s well worth the effort though!

Gita spettacolare ed organizzata benissimo. La guida (Francesco) ci ha raccolto all'albergo e scaricato nello stesso punto alla fine della gita. Puntuale, preciso, competente e bravo a coinvolgere il gruppo. Una gita spettacolare.

Simone was a fantastic guide and shared his extensive knowledge of Mt. Etna and Catania. Would highly recommend.

I did not think I would love it so much. Great guide with lots of knowledge