Private tour

Private Tour of Alcantara Gorges. Including Food and Wine

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Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours
Private tour

Private Tour of Alcantara Gorges. Including Food and Wine

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours

From US$ 205.86 per person

During this private tour to Gole Alcantara, you will see the unique columns, swim in the cool waters of the river, and sun bathe on the rocks.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, German
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel/accommodation or Port in Taormina area.
Private group


  • Benefit from a private tour, only for your party
  • Tour Alcantara Gorges National Park
  • Enjoy a food and wine tasting in Giardini Naxos
Full description
During this private tour by comfortable air-conditioned car, you will visit a Sicilian natural phenomenon - Alcantara Gorges National Reserve. This tour is private - only for your party, nobody else, to ensure the highest standards for clients, and includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodation or the port in Taormina, Catania, or Messina. Several thousand years ago, the river Alcantara's bed was blocked by a lava flow from Mount Etna. As the lava was cooled much more quickly by the water than it would have done otherwise, it crystallized in the form of columns. Over the next millennia, the river naturally eroded a channel through these columns, resulting in impressive gorges and ravines. During this private tour to Gole Alcantara, you will visit the Alcantara park relaxation area. Your friendly private English-speaking guide will explain to you about the origins of this natural phenomenon, about Etna, and Sicily itself. After this refreshing experience, your guide will chauffeur you to the charming seaside town of Giardini Naxos - the first Greek colony in Sicily. You will visit one of the best wine bars and have a delicious and hearty food and wine tasting. You will taste different types of Sicilian Etna DOC red and white wines with locally produced organic food - cheeses, salami, prosciutto, bresaola, olives, mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh bread.
  • Private tour only for your party
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the gorges
  • Round trip transportation by private car
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You will climb 220 steps
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4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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We took a private tour to the Alcantara Gorges with our guide Rafael. Rafael was amazing and our conversation was as great as the Gorges themselves. Highly recommend the tour but also the guide!

June 23, 2022

It was a beautiful trip to Alcantara. Our guide, Nino was terrific. We also very much enjoyed the wine tasting and antipasti platter. The Sommalier, Antonia was so friendly, knowledgeable and made the visit a lot of fun! Beautiful restaurant.

May 25, 2022

June 17, 2019

Product ID: 229324