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  • Location: Taormina, Italy
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Watch the sun set from the summit of Mount Etna on an evening tour from Taormina! After exploring the area around the fiery volcano’s peak at 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) on a walking tour, gaze out over the Sicilian hills as the sun goes down. Before returning to Taormina, stop at a traditional restaurant in the volcano’s foothills for dinner and drinks at your own expense.

Highlights

  • Mount Etna sunset tour from Taormina, led by a local guide
  • Enjoy an evening walk around the summit of Mount Etna
  • Stand at the top of Mount Etna and watch the sun go down
  • Learn about famous volcanic eruptions in Sicily and see solidified lava rivers
  • Visit a restaurant in the foothill of Mount Etna for dinner (own expense)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you have an evening free, then I'd recommend booking this Mount Etna tour. The volcanic scenery begs to be photographed, especially against the backdrop of a sunset!

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What You Can Expect

Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina

Walk around Mount Etna's summit at sunset!

Meet your host on board your air-conditioned coach, and then travel inland out of the city toward Mount Etna. After roughly an hour on the road, travel through Parco dell Etna and start ascending the slopes of Europe’s tallest active volcano, admiring breathtaking volcanic scenery along the way.

Hop off your coach at an altitude of 5,906 feet (1,800 meters), and swap your mode of transport for a 4x4 jeep to travel right up to Mount Etna’s summit – a dizzying 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Stroll around the top of the volcano with your alpine guide, peering into solidified rivers of lava and learning about volcanology.

Hear about Mount Etna’s famous eruptions and gaze down at some of the craters where Etna once released her fury. Watch the sun set over the Sicilian hills stretching out before your eyes, and then return to your jeep to travel away from the summit.

Stop for dinner at a volcano-side restaurant near where your coach is parked, and dine from a traditional Sicilian menu at your own expense. Relax and chat with your host and fellow group members about your sunset Mount Etna experience, and then travel back to Taormina by coach.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Awesome afternoon and evening. Was amazing to go 2800 ft up the volcano and see the many craters, beautiful landscapes and wildlife. The sunset was incredible and one of those experiences you will remember for a lifetime.

I would advise you wear very sensible shoes (trainers or hiking boots) as you will be walking over the volcano and mountain and can be very unstable coming down! Also wrap up warm as although it was 30 degrees at the foothills, up 2800ft is very windy and wind chill probably brought temp down to 10 degrees.

The restaurant at the end of the tour was a charming mountain lodge with delicious (but small) a la carte menu with a choice of three starters and three mains. Service very good seeing as they were serving 40 guests all at the same time.

Only constructive feedback would be that our guide could have been a little more informative to the group when taking us up the Volcano (by foot and jeep). He was very friendly but would have been great to hear more facts and information about Mount Etna.

The sunset trip is definitely a must do.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

very nice!

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