Day trip

Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

4.3 / 5

69 reviews

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY

Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY
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From US$ 119.93 per person

Visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, on a day trip. Explore Taormina, a popular village perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a funicular ride up the most active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the area
  • Explore Taormina’s old churches, antique shops, restaurants and cafés
Full description
Europe’s highest active volcano is studied extensively by scientists and is popular with trekkers and nature lovers as well. Visit Mount Etna and the clifftop village of Taormina on this 11-hour excursion from Palermo. From Crateri Silvestri you’ll take the funicular with a local mountain guide all the way up to 2,500 meters above sea level. From this point you’ll experience unforgettable panoramic views. Just south of Taormina is the nature reserve of Isola Bella, and further south you’ll see the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Visit the village of Taormina, a 45-minute drive from Mount Etna. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, the village features an ancient Greek theater, many old churches, antique shops, lively bars and fine restaurants.
Includes
  • Driver and guide
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for both guide and driver (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for your day excursion to Mount Etna and Taormina.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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The long drive from Palermo to Mount Etna was totally worth it - we lucky guys even saw the mountain spit! Joshua was super punctual, super personable, a very pleasant driver and also a talent for languages :) The time in Taormina was a bit short, but there's no other way with the distances. Successful day trip to get out of Palermo.

September 22, 2021

Very good organization of the trip and friendly service. Pickup from your hotel. We had about two hours on Mount Etna, which was enough for the cable car ride and further use of buses that take you to one of the craters (option additionally payable on the spot 66 euro). There could be more time on Etna because two hours is not enough, at the cost of a shorter tour of Taormina.

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August 24, 2021

C'était une grande expérience de faire ce voyage. Au sommet (à 2900 m de hauteur) on se rend compte de l'ampleur et de la force de ce volcan. Les guides étaient très sympas et toujours à nos soins. Ils veillaient sur tout le monde et fournissaient des détails pour des promenades. Je ne peux que conseiller ce voyage même si le trajet en autobus est assez long. Grand compliment pour le chauffeur du bus.

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August 18, 2021

Product ID: 63336