From Catania: Guided Tour of Mount Etna and Taormina

4.5 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Lemontour Catania

From Catania: Guided Tour of Mount Etna and Taormina

Activity provider: Lemontour Catania

From US$ 95.99 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Mount Etna, the highest-located active volcano in Europe. Enjoy a guided tour of this unique landscape and make use of free time to explore Taormina at your leisure.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Get picked up from your accommodation in Catania city/surrounding areas.


  • Discover ancient volcano craters, lava caves, and breathtaking landscapes
  • Benefit from free time to explore Taormina at your leisure
  • Learn about Mount Etna from your guide as you explore its volcanic landscape
Full description
Begin your Sicilian adventure with pickup from your hotel at 9 AM. Sit back and relax as you’re transported in comfort to a truly unique location, Mount Etna. Positioned above the convergent plate margin between the cities of Messina and Catania, Mount Etna is the highest-located active volcano in all of Europe. Learn about this fascinating volcano  from your expert guide, and explore its ancient craters and lava caves with helmets and torches. Then move on to explore Taormina at your leisure without a guide. Discover one of the most pristine areas of Sicily, celebrated for its stunning natural landscapes, marine beauty, baroque and medieval monuments, and its quaint Greek theater.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Mount Etna visit

    • Cratere Centrale dell'Etna visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Italian, English, Spanish, French

  • Transport
    • Transport by car, van

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the lava cave visit and lunch are temporarily suspended. More time will be dedicated to hiking and sightseeing.
  • The recommended clothing for this experience is hiking shoes and a windbreaker.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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It was overall good trip. Perhaps, the car which was assigned to us could have been a better. As a guide if you know only three people are traveling then perhaps you could have adjust it accordingly instead of a big van. The tour guide was well informed and explained things in details.

February 2, 2023

Picked up slightly late but we had the most wonderful day. Teresa our guide was lovely, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. We had our morning tour up Mount Etna and spent our afternoon in Taramina and the whole experience was wonderful. Thank you Teresa and thank you lemon tours. Three very satisfied customers.

October 4, 2022

We booked this tour at short notice and got a quick response. The transport (pick up and drop off) from our place of stay worked great. The guides were very friendly and explained everything well. Since it was a small tour on Mount Etna, of course we didn't go up to the highest point, which the experienced guide advised us not to do because tourists would often be in danger. Our walk from about 5km to about 1700m was, however also very relaxing (clean air!!) and informative. The rest was touristy as always. We were dropped off in Taormina and we had enough time to explore the small town with the theatre. For a trip to the beach (Isola Bella) it would not have been enough (for us completely ok). But on the way back we made a stop above this famous beach, very nice. I find these tours generally a bit too expensive, but I can still recommend them without hesitation, as they are quickly organized and uncomplicated.

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August 15, 2022

Product ID: 317297