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Mt. Etna (Monte Etna) Tours

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Mt. Etna (Monte Etna)
Set on the eastern coast of Sicily, Mt. Etna (Monte Etna) is among Europe’s tallest (and the world’s most active) volcanoes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013, the volcano has shaped Sicilian history and continues to impact life on the island today. Visitors can explore the mountain’s smoldering volcanic craters and lava fields.

The Basics
You can hike, ride, or take a cable car up Mount Etna, with full- and half-day tours from the nearby cities of Catania, Taormina, and Messina. The Funivia dell’Etna runs a cable car from the Rifugio Sapienza up the mountain to about 8,200 feet (2,500 meters). From there, you can join a guided hike of the volcanic area known as the Valle del Bove, or a less strenuous 4x4 jeep ride. Combine a visit to Mount Etna with a stop at the nearby Alcantara Gorge, carved out by an ancient lava flow. Mount Etna sunset tours are especially spectacular, and wine enthusiasts can choose a tour that combines a visit to Mount Etna with wine tastings at some of the wineries located along the slopes.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you’re exploring Mount Etna on foot, be sure to wear appropriate shoes, a hat, and sunblock, and carry ample water.
  • You’ll want to capture the breathtaking sunset views; don’t forget your camera.
  • For kids, a visit to the volcano can be a welcome break from sightseeing, so consider a family-friendly hike or fun 4x4 tour.
  • The cable car is accessible to wheelchair users, as is one mountain trail. 
  • There is only one public bus daily from Catania to Mount Etna, so it’s best to visit on a private tour that includes transportation to the mountain.

How to Get There
The closest major city to Mount Etna is Catania, and buses run daily to the Rifugio Sapienza, the starting point for many hikes and jeep tours. Otherwise, take the Catania-Messina highway and exit at Gravina di Catania to visit the south side of Etna, or at Giarre to visit the north-east side.

When to Get There
Eruptions occur on Mount Etna with such regularity that there’s always the possibility of witnessing one. Eruptions that come from the summit of the mountain (rather than out from the side) can be the most visually stunning, especially at night, when brilliant orange lava spits into the dark night sky.Sunset is also a beautiful time to visit. 

Wine and Food at Mount Etna
Despite the fact that eruptions have been responsible for serious damage to the cities and towns near Etna for millennia, people still continue to inhabit the mountain. The rich volcanic soil is particularly fertile for raising fruit, vegetables, and vineyards—many prestigious wines come from these mountain slopes, and it’s easy to sample these labels by joining a tour that includes wine tastings.
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Etna jeep tourDay Trips

Etna jeep tour

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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.
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Half-Day Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers TourWine Tasting & Winery Tours

Half-Day Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour

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Indulge your love of food and wine on this all-day tour of the Etna countryside. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the region’s history and culture from a local guide as you cruise through scenic Sicilian villages. Stop at a family-run winery, a picturesque farmhouse with delicious food, and a pastry bar. Enjoy wine tastings and samples of local cheeses, salumi, and pastas included in the tour price.
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Mount Etna Half day Jeep 4x4 Tour from Catania or Taormina4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mount Etna Half day Jeep 4x4 Tour from Catania or Taormina

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Daily Etna Tours to the highest volcano in Europe. We will pick you up at your accommodation in Sicily with our off-road vehicles (among others the popular Land Rover 110) and head in direction to Mount Etna. During our adventurous drive up to the volcano, partially off-road, we will cross old lava fields as well as hundreds of years old forests. We will make several stops to visit some of the most beautiful sites on Mount Etna by foot, accompanied all the time by our English-speaking guide.
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Excursion to the top of Mount Etna 3300 meters4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Excursion to the top of Mount Etna 3300 meters

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Discover the top of the highest active volcano in Europe with a licensed Volcanological Guide. This place, rich in charm, put together the man's curiosity and the mysterious face of the volcano.- Possibility of renting shoes/jackets on site.Schedule: Meeting in front of the Restaurant "I Crateri Silvestri" 09:00 AM.Departure planned at 09:30AM.The Guides will collect the money 50€ per person for the transports.Initial briefing and buying of the tickets for the cable car (round-trip) and for the 4x4 jeeps (one way).Arrival at a height of 2500 mt with the cable car.Departure with 4x4 jeeps towards Torre del Filosofo at a height of 2900 mt.Start of the trekking route of 2 km till the Summit Craters - altitude 3250 mt.Trekking downhill for 4 km till the arrival point of the cable at a height of 2500 mt.Trip back to Rifugio Sapienza, 1800 mt.Total time: 5 hoursTotal kilometres: 7,5 kmDifficulty: For excursionists accustomed to walk at altitude - E (Excursionists).
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Half-day Mount Etna, Silvestri Craters, and Cassone Lava Cave Buggy TourHalf-day Tours

Half-day Mount Etna, Silvestri Craters, and Cassone Lava Cave Buggy Tour

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Mount Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano, but you don’t have to hike the mighty peak to admire the dramatic scenery. Zip around the rugged foothills on a 4-hour buddy tour, venture off-road in an old lava rock quarry, and hop off to explore the Cassone lava cave and the Silvestri Craters.
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Etna Excursions from Catania4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Etna Excursions from Catania

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Explore Mount Etna, the world's most active stratovolcano, on this small-group hiking tour from Catania. Travel in a 4x4 vehicle or minivan to reach a departure point for a moderate hike through Mount Etna's moon-like landscape in the Valley del Bove depression, including a lava tube exploration, and the Silvestri craters. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Catania included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Etna Sunset Jeep Tour4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Etna Sunset Jeep Tour

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From a meeting point, you will head for Zafferana Etnea, a little town important for its honey production, where you will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc.Panoramic tour of the enchanting Valle del Bove. Helmet and torch to visit a picturesque lava cave. Arrived at 2000 meters above sea level, we will start the walk through ancient and recent craters, surrounded by a unique landscape. The route will conclude with the fascinating sunset on Mount Etna.
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Etna Morning: transfer, guide, lunch includedHistorical & Heritage Tours

Etna Morning: transfer, guide, lunch included

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Mount Etna looms over eastern Sicily with lunar-like volcanic landscapes and rugged wilderness. This tour allows you to explore to volcano without the hassle of planning your hike or transportation. Start at the south side of the mountain, visit the Silvestri Craters, continue to a ridge over the Valle del Bove, and finish with a tour of a lava cave. Plus, your tour includes a typical Sicilian lunch and convenient round-trip transportation from Catania.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Etna And Taormina Full Day Excursion from PalermoFull-day Tours

Etna And Taormina Full Day Excursion from Palermo

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Spend an unforgettable day exploring Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, on this day trip from Palermo. See the looming mountain up close and learn about its unique landscapes, studied since the Greek period.
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Etna Emotion 3000 Tour from CataniaDay Trips

Etna Emotion 3000 Tour from Catania

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Venture to the highest viewpoint of the Mount Etna volcano with this tour from Catania. Leave the navigating to your driver and admire the Sicilian towns of Pedara and Nicolosi plus the cold lava fields on your way to the cable car that rises to an altitude of 2500 meters. Continue the adventure with special vehicles that offer access to 2900 meters, at the foot of the main crater. Explore the smoking craters and enjoy a classic Sicilian lunch before traveling back to Catania.
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Etna Wine TourDay Trips

Etna Wine Tour

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If you fancy getting an inebriating experience, pick our Etna Wine tour,during which an expert sommelier will take you among breathtaking lanscapes,Walking on trails that run to the discovery of Etna's vineyards and winerieswhere the passionate nectar for centuries charmed men and gods, was born.
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Etna Morning Jeep TourDay Trips

Etna Morning Jeep Tour

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The excursion will start discovering old basalt lava flows, volcanic caves, secular woods and it will continue with the tastes and smell of Sicily. The lunar landscape of “Bove Valley” and the black ash’s desert will make your excursion a gorgeous day. Finally a tasting of honey, wines and typical Sicilian product
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Etna, Summit CratersDay Trips

Etna, Summit Craters

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A trek that allows us to climb to the top of theHighest active volcano in Europe and to hear the breath of a living mountain. The ascent is made by cable car and 4 × 4 minibus up to 2900m in the Torre del Filosofo area, from here after about 1.5 hours uphill you reach the edge of the central Crater from which you can see the Bocca Nuova (3250m ), opened in 1968, probably the most impressive crater.
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Etna Wine tour experienceDay Trips

Etna Wine tour experience

The Etna Wine Tour excursion combines two natural aspects linked together: the charm of the volcanic territory and the fruits of the same land wisely cultivated by the local populations. The tour includes in the morning the walking of naturalistic itineraries of the Etna Park to reach an altitude of about 2000 meters on the edge of some extinct craters of great panoramic impact. You will visit a lava flow cave equipped with a helmet and lights, to understand the phenomena connected to the lava flow. Our guides will enrich your excursion by illustrating, with simple and clear language for everyone, the countless natural phenomena of Europe's largest volcano. The tour will then move to one of the best wineries in our volcano, where a guided tour of the cellars and a tasting of fine local wines accompanied by tasty tastings of typical Sicilian products is provided. On request extra full lunch menu.
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Etna Excursion 2000 Morning Jeep Tour. Experience an adventure!Day Trips

Etna Excursion 2000 Morning Jeep Tour. Experience an adventure!

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The Etna 2000 Morning jeep tour is designed to give everyone the chance to discover the most important places of Etna and to have a complete picture of its history, evolution and activity. We will begin the excursion from the lava flows that in past centuries destroyed the Etna villages and we will arrive at about 2000m above sea level at the ski and tourist resort of Mount Etna. Along the way, equipped with helmets and torches, we will visit a wonderful volcanic cave (lava tube), the famous Valle del Bove from a lookout and always accompanied by our passionate guides we will make a pleasant trek around the side craters, like the Silvestri Craters . In fact, there are over 300 extinct lateral craters on Mount Etna. The excursion is carried out on board our 4X4 jeeps with which we reach the various points of interest and throughout the journey our guides will provide you with all the information on Etna and in the end you will love it as we do
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch

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Scale the slopes of Italy’s famously active Mt Etna on this full-day 4x4 tour from Taormina. Travel up rugged mountain tracks in an off-road vehicle and trek by foot to a stellar lookout point with views of lava flow basins and cave tubes created by the 2002 eruption. After descending from the volcano, head to a local place for a typical Sicilian lunch of cheeses, cured meats, pasta and dessert served with wine.
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Private Etna tour in 4x4 from Taormina4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Etna tour in 4x4 from Taormina

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During this naturalistic tour, we will go up the Etna Volcano from sea level to the extinct craters at an altitude of 2000 meters, aboard our comfortable 4x4 vehicles, going from paved roads to short off-road routes, visiting first places not beaten by the classic tourist itineraries of mass and discover unique panoramas enriched by the stories of the guide, ending with a light trekking immersed in an almost lunar landscape.On the Etna Volcano, Europe's highest active volcano and UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will visit in stages:- an ancient lava flow- the Etna forest- the Valle del Bove- a lava cave- the extinct craters at an altitude of 2000/2200 metersOPTIONAL the ascent to a height of 3000 meters is the cost of the cable car ticket and NOT INCLUDED vehicles.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Etna Helicopter Tour from TaorminaHelicopter Tours

Etna Helicopter Tour from Taormina

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Soar above the sputtering crater of Europe’s largest active volcano on a private 20-minute helicopter tour of Mt Etna. Get an unforgettable aerial perspective of Sicily’s famous natural attraction, including ancient lava fields and evidence from the recent 2002 eruption. It’s the best way to admire the volcano’s majesty, as well as the dramatic coastline of Taormina and the surrounding landscape of vineyards and citrus groves.
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Private Taormina & Mount Etna Tour from TaorminaPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Taormina & Mount Etna Tour from Taormina

Discover the ancient and natural wonders surrounding Taormina on a private sightseeing tour. Forget the stress of navigating Italian roads on your own and relax in end-to-end private transportation from your hotel. Begin with a leisurely guided tour along the streets of Taormina, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. After a picturesque drive past the Straits of Messina and Ionian Sea, explore Mount Etna.
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Etna, level strong with lunch in the cellarDay Trips

Etna, level strong with lunch in the cellar

Discover the beauty of the highest volcano in Europe, climb up to 2000 meters, walk on the rocks of the volcano, climb to the top through its paths and stop to admire the unique view overlooking the sea and to taste typical Sicilian products to enjoy yourself at 360 degrees Sicily among landscapes, history and tradition. A day to spend with other travelers or friends. Paths, roads, paths await you in a quiet and special atmosphere thanks to the guidance of the partners of vitulia experience, local people, entrepreneurs who will make you fall in love with our beloved Sicily. The day, after admiring these beauties that nature offers us, continues going to visit either a Etna winery or a typical Sicilian farm. Both solutions are accompanied by a tasting of typical local products.over 2000 m extra price of € 70.00 for cable car fare.
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  • 8 hours
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Etna Summit Craters 3300mt4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Etna Summit Craters 3300mt

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· Meeting point Rifugio Sapienza on Etna South· The ascent is by cable car and jeep up to 2900 mt (Torre del Filosofo)· From Torre del Filosofo will start the ascent by walk to reach summit craters (3300 mt) where you can observe some depression areas then downhill througt big sandy channeles. Trekking last about 2/ 3 hours · Along the way you will visit cinder cones of 2002· Then visit of the large horseshoe-shaped caldera Valle del Bove (Valley of the Ox)· Return by cable car (2550 m) up to Rifugio SapienzaPlease note:Due to volcano activity from South-East New Crater of Etna, the maximum altitude reached 2750 / 2900 metres, according to the indications of the competent authorities (INGV, Civil Protection Italy, Prefecture of Catania).Warning:Excursion aimed at expert hikers, accustomed to several hours of walking on sandy, rough terrain, sometimes irregular and steep stretches.
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Etna Full Day: exploring the highest active volcano in EuropeCultural Tours

Etna Full Day: exploring the highest active volcano in Europe

Explore the lunar landscapes behind Europe’s highest active volcano on this full-day tour from Catania to Mount Etna. The towering mountain stands at 3,350 meters, standing in the backdrop of most of eastern Sicily’s skylines. Explore the craters, ancient lava flows, caves, and the Valle del Bove on a hike before enjoying a delicious Sicilian lunch and tasting of local honey made on the volcano.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Etna Experience FD4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Etna Experience FD

Discover the natural features of Mount Etna, the volcano in northeastern Sicily, on this day tour that takes you along a walking trail in Etna Park. You'll visit Crateri Silvestri, small volcanic cones surrounded by ancient lava flows. and have the option to ride the cable car or explore higher on the mountain with special vehicles and alpine guides. End your day with a visit to a local producer of honey, wine, oil and more.
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  • 9 hours
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Easy Etna Nord TrekkingHiking & Camping

Easy Etna Nord Trekking

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The visit to the last big lateral eruption of Mount Etna. Really amazing landscape and extraordinary panorama.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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