Mt. Etna Private Tour with Optional Food and Wine Tasting

4.6 / 5

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Mt. Etna Private Tour with Optional Food and Wine Tasting

From US$ 215.93 per person

Climb the highest active volcano in Europe on a private tour of Mt. Etna and benefit from the services of a personal driver. See the craters of Silvestri, purchase souvenirs made from lava and take part in an optional tasting of the local wines.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Private group
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup at your hotel or port in Messina or Catania

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb the highest active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy a private tour with a personal tour leader
  • Taste the local honey, jams and liquors
  • Avail of an optional visit and wine tasting at one of the best Etna wineries
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel or other location of your choice at a time to suit you, travel by comfortable air-conditioned car to Europe's highest active volcano. Enjoy stunning sea views on the drive through the picturesque villages of Sicily en route to Mt. Etna. Arrive at the charming mountain town of Zafferana Etnea and take part in a tasting of authentic jams, honey and liquors from the region. Continue your drive to reach the plateau where the mountain hut of the Rifugio Sapienza is located, 2,000 meters above sea level. Experience the unique atmosphere of the volcano and its lunar landscapes first hand. See the famous craters of Silvestri and purchase souvenirs made from lava at one of the many shops. Climb to an altitude of 3,330 meters by cable car (subject to an additional fee of €65) if you are feeling adventurous. Then, get the opportunity to visit one of the best wineries at the foot of Mt. Etna. Descend the mountain and go to the Cantina Gambino to taste the superb red and white wines produced with the aid of the volcanic soil. Pair your wines with meat and cheese delicacies, vegetables, bread, olives and olive oil. Take in the stunning views of the Ionian Sea and mountain landscapes before getting dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Personal tour leader/driver
  • Local honey, jams and liquor tasting
  • Bottled water and snacks
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Please note that the minimum drinking age is 18 years old
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    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 8 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
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    • Service
      4.5 / 5
    • Organization
      4.3 / 5
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    Fabulous tour guide Bruno

    We had a wonderful day with Bruno as our guide. He was very informative and knowledgeable. Etna was amazing to see and the winery tour was great too. The booking details were a bit ambiguous as the voucher didn't say whether the winery was included and paid for. So I thought I had paid for it and I had not

    June 4, 2019

    Bruno as the top tour guide for everything related to Etna

    Bruno picked us up at our hotel in Taormina. On the way we talked about very different topics. Bruno very openly expressed his personal opinion and views. Through Bruno we saw places that we would not have found or visited ourselves (e.g. honey production, winery). In addition to the regular tour, Bruno also offers hikes, mountain biking and cave tours.

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    May 25, 2018

    A wonderful day - informative, exciting, relaxing!

    We booked the Etna private tour for two with food and wine tasting. Our guide Marco was a perfect host who looked after us in a charming, competent and informative manner. As a greeting, he brought us apples from his garden. His knowledge of and his love for Sicily was palpable at all times and made the day something special. It was like being with a good friend. I can fully recommend this tour.

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    April 22, 2018

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