4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very good tour and I recommend this one as opposed to the one that just takes you to the foothills. Knowledgeable and friendly host. We were fortunate enough to see some Stombolian explosions and the lava flow from near the top of Etna. The sunset was also spectacular. The meal on the way back was ok but not a great deal of choice.

One thing to note is that you will need a thick sweater and possibly jacket at the top of Etna. We made the mistake of ignoring the warnings as we had climbed Vesuvius last summer and thought the temperature would be similar. We were very wrong as it was freezing! We ended up having to rent jackets at 4 euros each. As extreme as it may sound it would be wise to pack a scarf, hat and gloves. Our fingers were so cold we could barely hold the camera. My 16 year old son packed a scarf and we all poked fun at him before we left but needless to say he had the last laugh. This trip is well worth the money - just go prepared.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

This was a great tour. Unfortunately for us the weather didn't co-operate and therefore there was not sunset at the top. The guide was excellent and the driver who took us to the top was really good. It got extremely dark at the top but he was confident with his driving and we all felt extremely safe. Walking around the top of the craters was a little scarey as it was quite windy and very loose ash underfoot but we all returned safe and sound. It is quite an experience and one I can recommend to anyone interested in the tour.

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