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  1. Italy
  2. Sicily
  3. Mount Etna

Mount Etna: Half-Day Guided Tour and Hike with Lunch

Product ID: 205063
Enjoy a guided half-day tour of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Explore the mountain from the inside out with visits to craters, a lava cave, and eruption sites.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up will be at your accommodation in Catania city and surrounding area at approximately 9:00 AM Please wait at the entrance to your accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy the magnificent views of the Sicilian coastline from Mount Etna
  • See large craters, old lava flows, and lava tubes
  • Learn about the volcanoe and Sicily from your knowledgable guide
  • Enjoy rountrip transfer from you accommodations
  • Sit down for a traditional Sicilian lunch
Full description
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. Thanks to the guidance of a specialized Etna guide, you will be safe and well-informed of the mountain's most interesting aspects.

Continue on with a walk through ancient lava flows 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. The tour is followed by a lunch featuring local products.
  • Pickup and drop-off to and from your accommodation in Catania or the surrounding area between 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Multilingual guide (Italian, French, English, Spanish, German, Russian
  • Lava tube visit
  • Traditional Sicilian lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup/drop-off outside the designated area (Catania)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes
Know before you go
• Please let the local operator know if you have any health problems before booking the tour
• If your hotel is located outside the designated pickup area, please make sure you are able to reach Catania city for the start time of the activity, and that you have contacted the local operator to arrange a meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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I was picked up about 40 minutes later than planned, but the tour went longer accordingly. The lava cave was interesting and the guide explained a lot about this cave. On the Etna the hike was very exciting, and a lot was told about Etna. In addition, the weather was constantly changing, which makes this tour an experience. Honey tasting and lunch were good too. Guides were very fun and nice. They were able to answer any questions that were asked. I can highly recommend this tour!

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December 29, 2019

Everything went well, thanks to the guide himself - Paolo.

I would advise you to be more attentive to the wishes of the client! We asked for a Russian-speaking guide, we were promised, this is recorded in the order. As a result, they sent an Italian who was supposed to conduct an excursion in English !!! Nobody spoke Russian! The fact that we asked for special shoes (and this is also recorded in the correspondence), Paolo - our guide - did not know anything! He was not warned about this! It is good that he personally had shoes of our sizes in the car. Only thanks to our loyalty, the fact that I know a little Italian, and Paolo, taking personal initiative, repeated the tour for me in Italian (and I, in turn, translated my friend), the tour took place! Thanks again Paolo personally. But here the work of the bvl agency, to put it mildly, is not up to par! I don’t think I’ll advise anyone to contact!

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July 31, 2019

Very good excursion

January 4, 2020

Organized by

Lemontour Catania

Product ID: 205063