- Mount Etna day trip from Taormina
- Explore volcanic canyons and rock pools on a walk through Alcantara Gorges
- Loop around Mount Etna on the Circumetnea Railway, traveling by 1950s-era train (only from April to October)
- Enjoy free time to hike around Mount Etna’s foothills at leisure
- Upgrade to visit the summit of Mount Etna and walk around its craters with a guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Be sure to take a window-side seat on the train ride so you can clearly see the contrasting countryside, with black volcanic rocks set against Sicilian shrubs!
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What You Can Expect
Great trip. so many things to see, so many things to remember. Especially the trip on Etna Mountain was very interesting and the guide was great.
This is a long day 10hours but worthwhile. Our guide Alfredo was knowledgeable and enthusiastic with a great sense of humor. The Circumetnea railway ride is a real plus but the Alcantara Gorges trip slightly irrelevant. Mount Etna is well organized and well worth while but, as advised, not for people with heart or breathing problems. I would happily recommend this trip to all fit and healthy people
Excellent day out and fantastic guide. Would recommend the tour to anyone!
Excellent guide.Good variety but gorge possibly not necessary for a good day.A bit early starting at 7.00 am
Fantastic tour. Lots of variety and activity.
Do not miss this trip! Fantastic view, feeling on top of the Volcano ...
I only wish I'd paid to ascend Etna on the day...
It was a wonderful trip, the villages were beautiful to travel through and the train, although very very hot and uncomfortable, offered us the chance to view Etna and the flat lands from a different view point.
The guide was excellent and knowledgable
This was one of the best paid day excursions I have ever been on - wonderfully organised and fascinating. The bus driver Francesco was an artist who drove down scenic small roads with breathtaking aplomb. Elizabeth's commentary was very informative and the experience of climbing up Mt Etna's slopes was wonderful. An unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. One bit of advice - if you book directly via Viatour don't forget to give them your hotel address so that they can collect you.
All in all, a worthwhile trip. However, I feel you could eliminate the visit to the Alcantara Gorges. Also, I think there was too much time allotted for the Mount Etna ascension.
The Alcantara Gorges and the Circumetnea Railway Ride weren't that impressive but Mount Etna was amazing. You simply must climb this giant when you're in Sicily!