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From Syracuse: Etna Volcano & Zafferana Etnea Private Tour

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From Syracuse: Etna Volcano & Zafferana Etnea Private Tour

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 368.61 per group up to 3

Experience an unforgettable day climbing one of Europe’s most active volcanoes. Be accompanied by a driver to make the 7-hour trip easy & enjoyable.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, Italian
Private group


  • Explore Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy local food tasting in the town of Zafferana Etnea
  • Admire sweeping Ionian seascapes from Zafferana Etnea
Full description
Reach the summit crater on Mount Etna. It is the highest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013. Visit the nearby town of Zafferana Etnea, offering stunning views of the mountain and sea. Begin your private excursion by meeting your driver at your hotel in Syracuse. Before reaching Rifugio Sapienza, stop near a cave of lava origin. Explore the dark cave with a helmet and torchlight. From here, you can choose how to continue onward. Either trek up to 2000 meters on a simple trail of the Etna Park and admire forests and lava sceneries on the way. Or pick the "Etna high altitude" route. The second option comes with extra costs to be paid on-site for the comfort of the Etna Cableway and 4×4 off-road vehicles. This will take you to the Torre del Filosofo (Philosopher’s Tower), perched 2900 meters above sea level. Explore the central crater and lava-covered slopes that characterize the Etna landscape. No matter which path you take, you will be rewarded with stunning sea views and imposing craters at the top. Continue the tour to Zafferana Etnea, the city of honey. Taste typical local products and discover the secrets of honey processing.
  • Round-trip transportation from hotel
  • Chauffeur
  • Hike to the Silvestri craters
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Etna ad alta quota" option (€30 for 2500 m; €65 for 3000 m)
  • Food and drinks
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

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Important information

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  • The "Etna high altitude" option is not included in the price of the tour
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