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From Taormina: Full-Day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour

From Taormina: Full-Day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour

From US$ 121.14 per person

Explore craters, black ash deserts, and a lava cave at 2,000 meters above sea level on this full-day tour. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting as well.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, and nearby areas. For those staying in Letojanni and Castelmola, a convenient meeting point will be arranged. For those coming from different areas, other accessible meeting points will be arranged that include free parking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike through ancient woods to the perimeters of extinct craters
  • Explore one of Etna's amazing lava caves
  • Taste Etna wines and enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch
Full description

Travel in a small group with a guide from Taormina to Etna on this full-day tour. See craters, walk along the volcanic underground, enjoy a 3-course lunch, and visit the Alcantara Canyons. Enjoy a 2-hour hike around the perimeters of extinct craters and along lava-covered paths at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. Visit the volcanic underground, discovering one of the wonders of Etna. Stop for lunch and visit a local winery for a guided tasting of Etna wines (DOC). The 3-course lunch features typical Sicilian antipasti, a main course, and a delicious dessert. Last on the itinerary is a visit to the Alcantara Canyons, formed thousands of years ago when lava flowed into the Alcantara River, from a panoramic viewpoint.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Equipment
  • Hiking boots
  • Jacket
  • Walking stick (or snowshoes in winter)
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

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    • Please note that tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged with adequate notice
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 216 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    The whole experience was great! The guide Tony is extremely educated, erudite and polite. He explained everything very interestingly, answered all question very willingly and made the atmosphere very enjoyable. The visit of Etna was very good with a lot of details, facts and stories. The wine yard visit is not really a visit as you simply eat there but no one explains to you anything nor guides you through the yards. Nevertheless I really recommend it to anyone who’s interested in a guided tour where you can learn a lot.

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    October 3, 2022

    Roberto picked us up in town & drove us to winery "base camp." We were eight. From there he drove to the ski area base at the mountain, where our two-hour hike started. We went up and around a few lateral craters, so nothing active, and had great views of the top. From there we drove to walk inside a small lava tube, with helmets & headlamps. Then it was lunch & wine at the restaurant. We tasted two reds with a large plate of typical Sicilian appetizers, and then a sweet wine with cookies. Finally we drove to the Gorge. There's stairs down to a small beach. The river was low (ankle/knee high) and VERY cold when we were there in late September. The lava formations are cool from the beach, but bring water shoes to walk around the bend to see the truly amazing ones!

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    September 25, 2022

    Our guide, Ezio, was very nice and prepared, giving us a lot of information on vulcanos and the history of Sicily. We were picked up in Letojanni and drove to the winery where we could have a coffee and change shoes. We then drove further up where we started our tour. Difficluty: ar the beginning it was tough (5-10min), later on it was easier. Once we had finished the tour, we got to see a cave. Ezio explained what the cave had been used for in ancient times and explained the geology once again. After that, he drove us to the winery again where we had lunch and some good wine. The winery was very typical, the surroundings beautiful. Afterwards, we left for Alcantara where we had the possibility to have a swim or to just walk in the (very cold) water. Eventually, he brought us back where he had picked us up. Overall: can only be recommended!

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    September 14, 2022

    Product ID: 70833