Marvel over the geological wonders of Mount Etna, then visit the elegant resort town of Taormina on this action-packed full-day tour from Catania. Soak up the dramatic scenery of Europe’s highest active volcano as you visit the hilltop resort of Rifugio Sapienza; ride the cable car to the 9,514-foot (2,900-meter) peak of Mount Etna (optional) and explore a natural lava cave. Then, cool off with a swim on Isola Bella island, before spending the afternoon enjoying Taormina’s medieval churches, ancient Greek theater, and lively shopping district.
Visit Sicily’s first Greek colony of Giardini Naxos as well as Isola Bella, Castelmola, and Taormina on a half-day trip from Catania. The 5-hour experience includes a seafront drive alongside Naxos Bay in the history-steeped seaside town of Giardini Naxos, followed by a dip in the sea at Isola Bella. Check out the Mother Church of Castelmola on a walk around its historical center, then visit Taormina to hear its history and shop in its artisanal boutiques.
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.
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.
Delve into ancient Roman and Greek history on a visit to both Neapolis Archaeological Park and Ortygia Island in Syracuse. Neapolis is home to some of Syracuse's most notable ruins, including a massive Greek amphitheater that is still used for performances during the summer months. Marvel at age-old quarries and a Roman amphitheater where gladiators fought each other to the death. Afterward, head over to Ortygia Island―a small island that serves as Syracuse's historic center―and nearby Noto, a stunning town filled with exquisite, photo-worthy baroque architecture.
This tour makes it easier than ever to get up close and personal with Mt. Etna: Europe’s highest active volcano, and one of Sicily’s most visible landmarks. Journey to Rifugio Sapienza, at Etna’s base, before your trek; all equipment is included, and an add-on journey to its crater is available (own expense). Next, explore the volcano’s lava caves before stopping at an area farm for a sampling of local products.
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.
Enjoy a physical perspective of Sicily on a tour to Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Do a little trekking, check out an old crater and lava flow caves, and admire gorgeous views of the mountain and surrounding landscape at sunset. Plus, stop by a farm to taste local products like honey and wine. Hotel pickup in Catania is included.
The Gole Alcantara is one of Sicily’s most popular attractions, and often has the crowds to match. On this private half-day tour, let a local guide help you sidestep the tourists and show you the park’s caverns and rock formations, gardens, and best swimming places. Later, explore the seaside town of Giardini Naxos on foot. Finish the tour with food and wine tasting at a local wine bar.
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.
Catania has a world of offerings for travelers: UNESCO World Heritage sites, fascinating history, street markets, and a cuisine that is the envy of the Mediterranean. It can be a challenge to pack it all in one day, but this private half-day walking tour—which pairs the city’s top sights with traditional street food and wine—allows you to do just that. Upgrade to end the tour with a wine and food tasting at a local restaurant.
Let's explore and rediscover Ragusa, Modica and Scicli. The tour follows an itinerary which includes history, art, faith and culture. We invite you to spend one day visiting the greatest laboratory of Baroque urban development and its surroundings. Hundreds of churches scattered around, impressive basilicas, half-hidden small churches in crowded alleys, buildings with unusual architectural solutions, portals, stories about the ancient noble families, represent the precious heritage of the greatest flowering of Sicilian Baroque art, which makes these places, their atmosphere and their landscape really unique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dive into the world of ‘Commissario Montalbano,’ the hit Italian TV series that follows a Sicilian police chief who solves crimes by reconstructing the events. Visit a number of filming locations around southern Sicily that are used to portray the fictional city of Vigata on television. This small-group tour is ideal for fans of the show and includes round-trip transportation from your Catania hotel.
The Etna Tour excursion involves traveling on jeep routes to let you know and appreciate places of particular natural value within the Etna Park reserve up to an altitude of about 2000 meters. The itineraries are in fact formulated, thanks to the experience of our staff, to live an interesting and at the same time enjoyable experience. Starting from the lava flows that have threatened entire villages, we will visit the extinct craters and the belvedere of the majestic Caldera del Valle del Bove . We will also let you experience the thrill of descending into the meanders of the volcano by visiting a lava flow cave (lava tube) equipped with a helmet and speleologist lights, to understand the phenomena connected to the lava flow. Our naturalistic guides will enrich your excursion by illustrating, with a simple and clear language for everyone, the innumerable natural and volcanic aspects of Europe's largest volcano, named UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013.
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.
The volcanic landscapes around Mt. Etna draw travelers from far and wide, but reaching the highest peaks can be a challenge. This adventurous full-day tour from Catania includes food-tastings in Zafferana Etnea and a visit to the Parco dell’Etna. Delve into a lava cave with a guide, marvel at Italy’s volcanic landscape from the Rifugio Sapienza, and explore the Alcantara Gorges—home to lava formations shaped over millions of years.
Explore Mount Etna, Europe's tallest active volcano, as well as, the lovely town of Taormina on this day trip from Cefalu in Sicily. Drink in the amazing views during the drive to the imposing volcano and consider choosing the optional cable car and jeep ride to the top of the steamy craters. Take the rest of the afternoon to discover Taormina, stopping by the centuries-old Greek theater, lingering in Piazza IX Aprile in the center of town, or lounging on its amazing beaches.
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The tour in Syracuse-Ortigia-Noto is a comfortable tour suitable for those who like to relax in the name of culture. Organized for small groups, it gives the possibility to see more locations on the same day.
Towering Mount Etna is one of the most popular sights in all of Sicily, but organizing transportation to the volcano’s craters can be a challenge. This convenient bus tour from Taormina makes it possible to drive past charming villages along the way to Etna, spend a few hours at the Silvestri Craters, and shop for local products and souvenirs (own expense) without worrying about parking. Plus, you’ll be back in Taormina by lunchtime.