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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the thrill of the great outdoors with a quad bike tour on Mt Etna or in the Alcantara Valley in Sicily. Soak in the views of the enormous volcano as you ride around its base. Steer the quad bike yourself or ride along with a passenger.
Trek around Mount Etna on this tour with a small group and an expert trekking guide. Set off from Taormina to spend the day learning about the volcano's history, exploring craters and lava caves. Stop at a local chalet for an included snack and wine. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off can be arranged on request.
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.
On this full-day tour from Cefalù, discover two of Sicily’s most in-demand destinations: Mt. Etna (Europe’s tallest and most active volcano), and the city of Taormina, famous for its Greco-Roman heritage. Set off via air-conditioned coach in the morning—pickup is available at select Cefalù hotels—and head to Mt. Etna. Explore its slopes, or choose to take a cable car or ATV trip higher up (own expense). Then, transfer to Taormina, where you can visit its ancient amphitheater (own expense) and wander its scenic streets.
Mount Etna is widely considered among Sicily’s top natural attractions, but its remote location and rugged terrain make exploring a challenge. On this tour, tackle the terrain by powerful 4x4 Jeep—with round-trip transport from Catania and Taormina hotels included. With your guide at the wheel, traverse old lava fields and dense forest, and stop along the way to admire the views and explore Mount Etna up-close on foot.
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).
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
Spend a day discovering Europe’s highest active volcano and lava caves on this Mt. Etna tour. As you travel from Catania, you’ll learn all about the infamous Sicilian volcano from a guide. Then, leave the vehicle to trek along the trails of Parco dell’Etna, and visit an intriguing lava cave back at ground level. On your return to Catania, you’ll have time for a last stop at an organic farm where samples of wine and honey await.
Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano, but you don’t have to climb the mighty peak to experience the natural wonder. On this full-day tour from Taormina, hike through the ancient woodlands and lava caves of Mt Etna; indulge in a Sicilian-style lunch and wine tasting; and explore the Alcantara Gorge. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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.
Venture beyond central Palermo—and discover three of the region’s most beautiful and evocative destinations—on this private, half-day tour. Following pickup from your hotel, head first to Monte Pellegrino: a lovely nature reserve, and home to a shrine dedicated to Palermo’s patron saint. Next, discover the Palazzina Cinese—a former Bourbon royal residence, renowned for its Asian-inspired architecture—before transferring to the seaside town of Mondello. Enjoy a local lunch, admire its art-nouveau villas, and soak up the beach scenery.
Explore Europe’s largest active volcano this day trip to Mt Etna from Taormina. Relax with transportation to the base station of Rifugio Sapienza and then take off through the foothills for some time to spend hiking at your leisure. Alternatively, upgrade your ticket for a trip up to the upper craters and a guided walking tour through the volcanic craters. Soak up scenic views from the UNESCO-listed spot before concluding with transportation back to Taormina.
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.
Take an exhilarating 2.5-hour quad bike tour through the Alcantara Valley. Go off-roading at the base of the imposing Mount Etna and discover the beautiful landscapes as you make your way to Francavilla di Sicilia. Choose to ride the quad bike alone or with a friend and pass by the wild Alcantara River and see where ancient lava flows made their paths in the valley.
An afternoon to go up the volcano and visit unique places, taste local specialties exploring sites and natural beauty; having reached an altitude of 2000 meters, you can admire the last lights of the day and the unique colors of these landscapes.
Discover the Aeolian Archipelago on this day trip to the islands of Stromboli and Panarea from Taormina. Journey to each island by motorboat, exploring the local shops at your leisure or taking a cool dip in the sea. Afterward, cruise around Stromboli to see the island’s volcano. Keep your eyes peeled for the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, known to light up the sky with its jet-like eruptions. After a full day of touring the UNESCO-listed islands, you will return to Taormina.
See southern Italy in style with this eye-pleasing trip around Mount Etna via a vintage mid-20th-century train on the Circumetnea Railway. The train journey includes visits to the canyons of Alcantara Gorges (admission at own expense), an amazing natural setting made up of black lava rock walls up to 160 feet (50 meters). And then explore the base of Mount Etna, Sicily's legendary volcano that is 11,000 feet (3,300 meters) tall. Optional upgrade to ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing on board jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club); stop to admire the eventual activity of the upper craters in a safety zones according to weather conditions. From November 1 to March 31, this tour does not include the train ride nor the optional upgrade.
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.
See the stunning Aeolian Archipelago on this day trip to the islands of Vulcano and Lipari from Taormina. Take a motorboat across the turquoise waters to the UNESCO-listed chain of volcanic islands. Enjoy free time to explore, kicking back with a mud bath in Vulcano, cooling off with a swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea or checking out the Lipari Archaeological Museum for a bit of island history. Your day concludes with transportation back to Taormina.