Day trip

Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Activity provider: Etna Est

Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

Activity provider: Etna Est
Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

From US$ 60.54 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

Explore Mount Etna on a guided day trip, either privately or on a shared, small-group experience. Try some local delicacies, investigate Etna’s lava flow caves, and enjoy roundtrip transportation.

About this tour

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
From any accommodation in Catania
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Catania

  • 1 hour
  • Mount Etna

  • Walk, free time, wine tasting, visit

  • 1 hour
  • Catania

Pickup included
Main stop
Transfer stop
Highlights
  • Benefit from a professional local guide who will accompany your group
  • Enjoy air-conditioned pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Catania
  • Explore Mount Etna at 2000 meters up, including a guided trek around its craters, landscape, and lava flow cave
  • Try some Sicilian local delicacies — "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine
  • Choose from a small-group or private guided experience in a choice of languages
Full description

Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Mount Etna, including handy roundtrip transfers from Catania. Best of all, customize your tour according to your needs, choosing from either a private or small-group experience in a choice of languages. Explore the volcano’s ancient craters, a lava flow cave, and try some local products, while taking in some breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Start your day with a pick-up from your Catania accommodation in an air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. Digest some fun facts about the volcano from your professional guide as you drive 2000 meters up. Hear about everything from the volcano’s natural resources, memorable landscapes, and flora, to lava flows that have swallowed roads and buildings in past spurts of activity. Once you reach 2000 meters up, take a guided walk around the ancient craters, recent lava flows, and other-worldly landscape. Rest easy as the trek is an easy one, suitable for both families with younger children and older family members. Try a mini-sampling of Sicilian delicacies during the trek, with some "cantucci" biscuits and "zibibbo" wine both up for tasting. After a short break, head to your next stop — a lava flow cave. Using a helmet and flashlight, you’ll discover the cave’s origins and stand-out features in ample time with your guide. Your last stop is a panoramic viewpoint at Monte Pomiciaro, granting you unforgettable views and photo opportunities over the Valle del Bove, the volcano’s most important valley. If the sunset option is selected, take in breathtaking views of Etna during 'Golden Hour'. After your volcanic adventure, head back to Catania, where your tour will conclude.

Includes
  • Group size of 8 or 16 (depending on option selected)
  • Roundtrip transportation and hotel pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light guided trek on Mount Etna
  • Guided visit to lava flow cave
  • Safety helmet and flashlight
  • Local guide
  • Sampling of some local Sicilian products
  • Summit visit or trek
  • Etna cable car
  • Lunch and water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with high blood pressure
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

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What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Gloves
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  •  This activity does not include the volcano summit — it goes to a maximum height of 2100 meters
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2378 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide Leo picked us up right next to our hotel perfectly on time. The exact pickup location was sent to us a couple of hours before the trip started. During the drive Leo explained a lot of details about Mt. Etna. As soon as Leo started to talk about the volcano, we could feel the passion he is having for it. The Cave was cool, but the best part was the trekking on the Volcano itself. As we booked the late tour we got to enjoy the beautiful sunset view from Mt. Etna, which also included a tasting of typical Sicilian wine and some snacks. Bring some warm clothes as it could get really windy and quite cold on the mountain (even in summer). A great experience!

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August 11, 2022

Incredible experience, the landscape of Etna is breathtaking! The professionalism and friendliness of Elia, our guide, made everything even more beautiful. Super recommended and to be tried again at a different time of the year, to see the other nuances that Mamma Etna can show us! Thanks again Elia! Marco & Caterina

August 10, 2022

Fantastic experience. Our guide Gaetano was very knowledgeable and helpful. We were a small Italian / French group. The round trip was interesting because already during the trip Gaetano gave us a lot of information about Etna and the surrounding villages. The excursion to the cave and then to Etna requires a bit of agility and physical effort so I do not recommend it for small and elderly children. We also tasted typical products and bought souvenirs. The price is absolutely adequate.

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August 10, 2022

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