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Ascending the southern slope of Mount Etna, we will cross the lava flow of 1983 and 2002, and see up close its destructive effects. We will reach an altitude of 2.000 meters, where you can visit the Silvestri Craters originated from the eruption of 1892. Here you will walk on the edge of the craters, admiring the breathtaking landscape. On the way back, we will stop in a Honey Farm where you can learn the procedures for production of organic honey and taste varieties of honey and many other typical products like extra virgin olive oil, wine, Sicilian pesto etc. In Taormina, you will walk through the town enjoying the beauty of the historical center and the city's main attractions (Greek Theater, Cathedral, Belvedere Square). Afterwords, we will visit the characteristic medieval village of Castelmola with its Cathedral and the main square with its wonderful view on Mount Etna. An almost compulsory stop is Turrisi Coffee Shop, where it is possible to taste a special almond wine.
Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and Valley Of Temples in Agrigento
From $221.68 (Price varies by group size )
A fantastic day with our driver Manuel
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Manuel was a wonderful driver and guide. He could not do enough for us. The temples were amazing and are a must see. A private tour is the best way to do this. Thoroughly recommended.
Sicily is home to some of the most spectacular Greek and Roman archaeological sites in Italy, but visiting on your own means navigating the island’s confusing rural roads. With this tour, reach Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento with a private driver for a stress-free jaunt through ancient history, taking in these remarkable ruins at your own pace.
Head from Catania to three of Sicily’s top destinations during this full-day, attraction-packed guided tour. Travel comfortably by air-conditioned minivan, with shared hotel transfers. Highlights include the Neapolis archaeological park in Syracuse (admission tickets purchased separately), a visit to the Greek and Baroque-influenced island of Ortigia, and a stop in picturesque, UNESCO-listed Noto.
Experience a different side of Sicily on a full-day tour to Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Your guide shares informative commentary about the history, geology, and wildlife of Mt. Etna as you take nature walks, tour a cave created by lava flows, and see old volcanic craters. Select from hiking or cable car options to customize your visit, then end the day with a wine tasting accompanied by a platter of delicious local foods. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Catania.
Armando did a great job of getting us up and down the narrow streets and sharing life in Sicily as well as historic sites.
Taormina is a nice little town with a Roman amphitheater and plenty of tourist shops and cafes.
Castlemole had a nice view, but not really much else up there to do.
We had a wonderful driver named Armando!! Best driver...even in a crazy downpour. Took us where we wanted to go and explained so much along the way as well. Gave us the time we wanted and never rushed us.. wanted us to enjoy the day....and we did! I recommend him highly and had a beautiful day in Sicily!,
Our tour of Taormina and Castelmola took our breath away. Our driver/guide Alex was wonderful. He got us to sights along the way and gave us great recommendations on where to go when we were on our own in both towns and also had a bonus stop in Messina. I would highly recomend this small group private tour.
The historic towns of Taormina and Castelmola are two of the most scenic in eastern Sicily, and with this tour you can visit both without the hassle of public transportation or the stress of navigating the island’s twisting roads. Take in the highlights of Taormina at your own pace and relax over lunch, then head to Castelmola to enjoy the sweeping views over the coastline from its medieval center.
Every detail was magnificent - our guide was on time and showed such a passion for sharing information during the van ride and up on the crater trail. She took quite some time explaining the geologic process that forms the crater. We laughed with her over lunch, with the sandwich and the WINE being just the perfect compliment to her fellowship. Then she allowed us to sleep some of the wine off during our drive to Taormina. The rest of the free time was adequate to view this city. For the visitor who wants a “moderate” hike with an urban ending, this is the perfect trip.
Join with us the Mt Etna & Taormina tour! This excursion gives you the opportunity to visit two of the most attractive places in Sicily in just one day!
Following a hiking route up to 2000 meters, you will have the chance to admire forests, craters, lava formations, and scenic views of the mountain.
You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided from us (helmets and torches).
After the trekking, you will stop at a nice Chalet, where you will enjoy a snack with sandwiches or, according to the weather conditions, you will do an outdoor picnic with typical Sicilian Street food. The lunch will be accompanied by water and local red Etna wine.
Then we will move to the beautiful town of Taormina. Relax yourself having a walk along Corso Umberto, buying some souvenirs for your relatives and friends, discovering the magic of the Greek Theater, or simply taking pictures of the beautiful landscape.
The tour is in Italian and English. Upon request also in Spanish and French.
The driver did get us to our destination ,however, drove a little too fast for the group’s liking. The vehicle was a little old as well which made the ride a little uncomfortable. Overall we were somewhat satisfied.
Take a tour of three southeastern Sicilian cities on this private tour with hotel or port pick up. See ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park in Syracuse; stroll through the small streets of the island of Ortigia and shop for Sicilian products; and discover the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto, including its magnificent cathedral.
Visit the amazing valley of Noto, cradle of the late Sicilian baroque style and UNESCO world heritage.
Travel to the Suth East of SIcily and stop at Noto, Modica and Ragusa.
Visit the oldest chocolate factory of Sicily and have a free tasting.
We had two guides for this trip, one of which was a studying geologist. With his help and explanation we learned a lot as we traveled through the tour. Both of our guides were fantastic, friendly and knew a great deal. A bit of helpful information is that you will be brought up to around 2000 meters by van and will do a bit of light hiking. Make sure you check the weather and dress accordingly. There were some stunning views of Mt. Etna and the surrounding areas. Definitely make this tour a part of your trip.
Fun and interesting trip up the Etna slopes. Very well-organised! Small group (eight people) and a knowledgable, engaged guide. Tour isn't too long or exhausting and gives a good impression of mount Etna's might
They picked me up at the hotel on time. Itbwqs a 2 minivan tour. The guide talked to us via walkie talkie. Daniele was really funny. Melania was our driver, she speaks perfect english, french. The Etna is impressive... we walked an hour on an easy trail over lava trails.. (thabks god it was easy. )Up there is really chilly... take warm clothes and long trousers. With a good pair of gym shoes is enough. It is a must do in Catania.
Located on the island of Sicily, Mt Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. Explore its different aspects on this active tour from Catania that includes hiking up the volcano along a trail to the inner crater. See lava flows, learn about the geological history of the volcano, admire panoramic views and hike into a lava cave.
Etna Cable Car & Off Road tour to 2920 m + Afternoon in Taormina from Catania
From $188.53 (Price varies by group size )
Etna & Taormina
, Oct 2019
Excellent value day trip from Catania to experience the majesty and wonder of Mt Etna against the contrasting laid back atmosphere of such a beautiful small town with Etna in the background. Highly recommend visiting both given their proximity and historical connection.
Taking in the views from Mt Etna and the ancient amphitheater in Taormina in one day takes careful planning. Avoid the hassle of complicated logistics with this tour that includes transportation from Catania to the the foot of Mt Etna, a cable car ride up to the peak, and a turn along the crater’s edge via off-road vehicle. Enjoy free time to explore Taormina in the afternoon before the return trip to Catania.
Mount Etna Half day Jeep 4x4 Tour from Catania or Taormina
From $77.81 (Price varies by group size )
Mt. Etnea excursion
, Oct 2019
Wonderful trip. Salvo was excellent driver and guide. Well organized except for notification of pick up time. Did not receive until 10 minutes before pick up. Even if you are not physically capable of climbing to vista, the trip is well worth it. Off road adventure was great fun. Salvo made the trip fantastic.
Mt. Etna is the most striking sight in eastern Sicily, but visiting Europe’s largest active volcano on your own is challenging. With this tour, leave puzzling out the logistics to the experts and explore the volcanic peak via off-road vehicle. Cross lava fields and old-growth forests, stop to take in the views, and learn about the history of the volcano and its native flora and fauna from your guide.
To be clear, this rating should have been a 5 (Excellent), and really was a "5" for the Tour Company & Guide (Taxi Catania NCC), but Viator messed up royally by failing to communicate properly between the Tour Company and me (the user). As a result, when we got to the meeting point at the port exit, we found no tour guide, and after waiting for an extra 30 minutes, I finally called the Tour Company to find that he had no confirmation from Viator that we were coming, and was not expecting us. He recovered quickly and arrived within 30 minutes and the tour got under way. Initially there was a great deal of tension and consternation in the air, but once we put that aside, we had a great tour, with an up-close view of Mt Etna, a fantastic lunch and wine tasting at a local winery, and a stop at Taormina. We got to do everything we had expected and learned a lot from Giuseppe despite the "rough start".
To specifically address the lack of communication and verification on Viator's part, this tour was booked and paid for in April, 2019 for a November tour date. Despite multiple attempts by the tour company to send messages to me through Viator, nothing ever reached me. In retrospect, I should have checked myself, but I assumed that a confirmed and paid tour would receive better Customer Service from Viator. I received routed communications from other tour companies through Viator on this cruise, but in this case, the tour was almost a disaster because Viator dropped the ball and failed to pass on communication requests. Really dinged my confidence in Viator's ability to deliver as promised.
Our tour guide Giuseppe was very knowledgeable throughout the day, particularly about Mount Etna and its well worth the visit. We walked up the side of one crater and saw amazing views. We also visited a winery Gambino where the food and wine flowed and was the highlight of the day. We were lucky to have a great guide and nothing was too much so we were free to take our time and relax.
Mt. Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and home to fertile vineyards and farms. With this tour, avoid the stress of navigating the winding roads on the mountain on your own and instead visit the dramatic Silvestri Craters and a farm on the slopes of Mt. Etna with a driver. End your experience with a tasting and lunch at a local winery at the foot of the mountain.
The excursion consists of an off road tour in a 4x4 jeep at the ancient lava language of the 2002 eruption. Continue through the Ragabo pinewood until reaching Piano Provenzana where the tour continues on foot along the 2002 side craters. Visit to a lava flow cave.
Southeastern Sicily is an ideal location to see the island’s distinctive baroque architecture, which evolved while it was part of the Spanish Empire. This tour saves you the trouble of navigation while you travel to centers of Sicilian Baroque, from hillside towns to historic centers and cities. The tour includes round-trip transport from Catania, and before you’re driven back there you’ll have a Sicilian lunch with your group.
The tour is suitable for different types of travelers: families also with children, friends, elderly, young people, solo travelers. It is suitable for those who love to travel comfortably, under the banner of culture and the discovery of historical heritage. Great for visiting different locations in one day!
Relaxing and exciting tour on the Etna volcano, on the slopes of Catania. We will visit the Sylvan craters, ancient craters that with their lava destroyed the wisdom refuge in 2001. We will visit the lava cave, in complete safety. Tasting of honey, wine and other typical Etna products.
Visit the streets of Taormina, tasting the typical arancino or Sicilian cannolo.
First stop: Monti Sartorius or the craters formed in 2002 on the north-east side of Etna), our naturalistic guide will introduce you to the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena.
Second stage: You will explore a cave of volcanic origin (for example the "Grotta dei Ladroni" or the "Grotta Cassone") equipped with the necessary equipment (helmets and torches). During the winter the visit to the cave is not carried out in the event of significant snowfall or ice at the entrance which would make entry dangerous.
Third stage: If weather conditions permit, you will be able to make a typical Sicilian snack based on 'hot table'. Otherwise, lunch will take place indoors at a lovely mountain farm.
Fourth stage: In the afternoon you will reach Taormina where, independently, you can visit its elegant course that separates the medieval gates of the city, Porta Catania and Messina.
One full day of exploring takes you to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this tour of the Archaeological Area of Agrigento and Villa Romana del Casale. A small-group tour of eight people or fewer makes it easy to learn bout the sites from your guide, and all-inclusive transportation makes traveling between destinations a cinch.
Taormina, Savoca and Castelmola one day tour small group
We love Sicily
, Nov 2019
Amazing tour!!! We were very impressed with this tour! We had no idea how beautiful Sicily truly is. We are so glad we had a wonderful guide & realized we could have never done this on our own. Definitely worth the help of a guide & driver!
Sicily’s small towns bring sea views, medieval and ancient history, and vibrant culture. This full-day tour visits the towns of Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola in a small group setting. Your first stop is medieval Savoca and its Bar Vitelli, where scenes from The Godfather were filmed. Next, you’ll explore the terraced seaside town of Taormina, followed by the mountaintop town of Castelmola.
Experience the natural landscapes of Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, with the benefit of a personal guide. Going with a guide ensures you spot wildlife often missed by visitors and visit secluded locations not found in guidebooks. In addition to round–trip hotel transport, the tour includes a wine tasting and option to visit an ancient Greek amphitheater.
Visit Europe’s highest volcano, Mount Etna, and Taormina on this private excursion. Despite being the world’s most active volcano, many reside on the slopes of Mount Etna, producing gourmet products such as honey and wine using the fertile volcanic soil. Enjoy tastings and lunch on the volcano and then head to the hilltop town of Taormina for a guided tour of its landmarks, including the ancient Greek theater.
Visit and taste the art, colors and flavors of one of the wonders of Sicily, Syracuse and its enchanting island Ortigia. Live and immerse yourself in the architecture and culture of ancient Magna Grecia and taste the flavors and smells of this fantastic land
Visit the Temple Valley in tour Agrigento, one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site, where you will admire the finest of all ancient Greek sites: the complete Doric Temples and getting through a long stairway to the west, near Porto Empedocle, and will then be rewarded with not very frequented beach for bathing its name is the famous Scale of the Turks.
ENJOY YOU THE ASSISTANCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, DURING THE DAY TRIP AND OUTSIDE THE MUSEUMS OR ARCHEOLOGICAL AREAS , FOR ONLY € 75 (IT IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED TOUR GUIDE SERVICE- IT IS ONLY AN ASSISTANCE ).
Fantastic and exciting tour on the Etna volcano. We will visit the woodland craters, at an altitude of 2000 meters. We will enter and visit a lava cave and at the end tasting of typical local products.