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$ 63.79 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 activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from any accommodation in Catania. For the 9:00 AM tour, pickup will be between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. The local partner will email or phone you with detailed info the day before your activity takes place.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

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

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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 2775 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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Gaetano (not sure if I spelled that correctly) was a great guide. He made the tour interactive and showed us different types of volcanic rock, right on the hike. I’d recommend the hike to those who walk or hike regularly, but you don’t have to be an athlete to walk everywhere. Definitely bring trekking or hiking shoes! Once you drive up to where you will be hiking, you will stop at a tourist area with cafes and restrooms. Note: the tasting is more like a “tasting”. You don’t stop anywhere official to sample various Sicilian snacks. We got a chance to try some local honeys at a food kiosk (not sure how else to describe it), so that was nice. If you’re looking to sit down and sample lots of Sicilian food, this is not the tour for you.

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January 30, 2023

Gaetano was a great host for the tour. Kept the whole trip loose and fun! He had a lot of information to share about the various towns we passed on the way up. And of course about the mountain, the eruptions and changes it went through as well as how it changed the landscape, and Sicili as a whole. At each stop we got a bit of time to explore at our own leisure too. Before our descent we got a little cup of wine and a few bags of cantuccini to try while taking in the breathtaking views. The hike itself was mostly easy, though partially steep and on uneven ground. Good shoes are necessary! The only downside was that we didn't really want to leave

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January 24, 2023

We did four tours through Get Your Guide while in Italy and all four of them were superb. The tour of Mt Etna was really cool. I had no idea what to expect but Dario, our guide, did not disappoint. He was friendly and helpful, but he was also so willing to teach and encourage us. This tour is not hard, per se, but it's fast paced so expect to move quickly so you can see everything.

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January 2, 2023

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