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Cefalù: Sicilian Gems Mount Etna (to 1900) Meters & Taormina

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32 reviews

Activity provider: Cassata Travel srl

Cefalù: Sicilian Gems Mount Etna (to 1900) Meters & Taormina

Activity provider: Cassata Travel srl

From US$ 58.06 per person

Uncover the unique history of this delightful town overlooking the sea and visit the Greco-Roman theatre and enjoy the stunning panoramic view with Mount Etna in the background. Then, stand on this magnificent active volcano at the 1900 meter mark.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Climb up to 1900 meters on Mount Etna
  • Take a look at the craters and enjoy the lava landscape
  • Visit Taormina, its terraces and picturesque alleys
  • Enjoy the view of the ancient Greco-Roman theatre with a beautiful panorama in the background
Full description
Taormina town lies upon a hill (Monte Tauro) at 206 meters above sea level. This beautiful terrace, suspended between land and sea with Mount Etna behind it and thanks to the natural frame with its contrasts, monuments, beautiful alleys and cultural events hosted, attracts many tourists from all over the world. Dating back as far as 358 B.C., it is home to some of the most well-preserved buildings, medieval courtyards and historic landmarks in this corner of the world. Sip a cappuccino in the Piazza IX Aprile, browse the chic boutiques or check out the town’s star attraction – its ancient Greco-Roman theatre. Then, climb up to 1900 meters on Mount Etna, the most important Volcano in Europe and enjoy the peculiar lava landscape. Before you know it, you're standing on the pulsing and flaming heart of the island - Mount Etna.
  • Transfer
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Anoraks and walking boots can be hired on-site
  • Cable car
  • Unimog tickets
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

WW I Monument to All Fallen at 6:45 PM

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Restrictions: this tour is not suitable for persons who suffer from asthma, heart conditions, pregnant, have walking difficulties or need to use a wheelchair
  • What to bring: comfortable thick soled shoes, an extra jumper, and a wind breaker
  • Activity level: moderate
  • This once-in-a-lifetime scenic tour is suitable for families
  • You will have some free time for shopping
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4.3 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Beautiful excursion where you can admire various Sicilian landscapes. The arrival by the South Slope of Etna is spectacular. The second stage is just as splendid. Taormina is a gem. Visit the theater first, it's really worth it and stroll through the streets of the city. The return is a bit long, especially if in the group you are with people who do not respect the schedules for free time.

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August 24, 2022

Excursion probably a little long, especially because from the north coast (Cefalu): effective departure at 7 am, return around 7.30 pm. Duration also due to traffic jams and a (temporary) failure of the coach's engine. But I say right away that it was worth it, especially for Etna, where we climbed up to 2,900 m, before descending in hail (and snow on the northern slope, in August !). And Tarmine remains Taormina!

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August 16, 2022

Overall great trip. We really enjoyed it and our guide Ester was very helpful and knows a lot about these Sicilian gems. Some things were a bit confusing as there are multiple pickup spots in Cefalu. If you're not sure definitely ask them where is the closest pickup spot. Also please be aware this is not 8 hours trip but 12-13hours. We got back around 7pm. Etna and Taormina were amazing .. it's a lot for one day but we didn’t feel like we missed out on something and didn't feel "in constant rush" at all. For those who are planning to visit Etna these upcoming weeks we weren't able to reach the very top because of lava erruption 1 month ago. So you won't see the lava or the main crater. Inspite of this fact I'd recommend it to pay additional money to see Etna's beauty from up there.. Thank you again for amazing trip.

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July 13, 2022

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