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    Introduction to Mt. Etna

Introduction to Mt. Etna

  • City: Taormina, Catania
  • Duration: The half-day tour is approximately 4 hours in length, the full-day tour lasts approximately 8 hours.

On this half-day or full-day private excursion to Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, you will stop at a vineyard to taste the fine wines produced on the eastern side of Sicily.

Overview

Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of Italy's most recent UNESCO World Heritage sites, is located between the enchanting cities of Catania and Messina on the spirited island of Sicily. This lively volcano has been erupting since 1500 BC, leaving the neighboring lands lush and particularly receptive to a culture of agricultural superiority. In fact, the land's wine and food production continues to win the most prestigious Italian and international awards year after year.

Departing from your hotel in Catania or in Taormina, you will visit the active volcano with your driver and English-speaking guide, exploring the mountain's volatile past and still treacherous present. The full-day excursion also includes a stop at a nearby vineyard, where you will sample wines grown in the rich volcanic soil, accompanied by regional specialties like ricotta infornata (baked ricotta cheese), salami, artichokes in olive oil, homemade bread, and many other delicacies.

This introduction to Sicily's Mt. Etna region will satisfy all of your senses. You will smell the countryside that makes the area's wines, the traditional foods of Mt. Etna, and get close enough to touch an active volcano. Finally, you will hear your inner thoughts saying you can't wait to discover the rest of Sicily!

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Pricing

Half Day Tour
# of People Price
1 person $1,078.00 per person
2 people in the group $539.00 per person
3 people in the group $373.00 per person
4 people in the group $280.00 per person
5 people in the group $238.00 per person
6 people in the group $199.00 per person
7 people in the group $178.00 per person
Full Day Tour
# of People Price
1 person $1,204.00 per person
2 people in the group $635.00 per person
3 people in the group $454.00 per person
4 people in the group $359.00 per person
5 people in the group $309.00 per person
6 people in the group $268.00 per person
7 people in the group $238.00 per person

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Additional Information

The Half day tour includes:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury Mercedes vehicles to and from your hotel in Catania or in Taormina.
  • Guided Tour of Mt. Etna by licensed and authorized English Speaking Local Guide
The Full-day tour includes:
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury Mercedes vehicles to and from your hotel in Catania or in Taormina.
  • Guided Tour of Mt. Etna by licensed and authorized English Speaking Local Guide
  • light lunch and tasting at a nearby local vineyard
The tasting includes:
  • 4 wines accompanied by Sicilian starters (Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms and olives
  • 4 different cheeses
  • Salami (Dry and Fresh Pepato)
  • Legume soup
  • Sausages cooked in white wine
  • Vegetables or mixed salad
  • Hazelnut pastries and coffee
The menu might have little changes due to the availability of seasonal ingredients.

Please note that the optional cable car up to 2.200 mt and the special public vehicle 4x4 up to 2900 mt. are not included in the tour price. There is also a parking fee to be payed on site.

Please also note that before booking the tour it is very important to ask to your doctor if you can reach Mt. Etna altitude safely.

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes. During summer, it can be very warm, so bring a hat and some water with you. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.

The half-day tour is approximately 4 hours in lenght, the full-day tour lasts approximately 8 hours.

Please contact us for pricing from other cities.



Sites Included: Mt. Etna, local vineyard

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