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Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

Messina, Italy

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  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Book 48h in advance and Explore Mt. Etna without the hassle of navigating on a private tour with round–trip transport from your Messina port or accommodations. Going with a guide ensures you see the best views of the Sicilian countryside, as well as visit secluded natural locations often missed by visitors. Enjoy a meal prepared with locally–sourced ingredients with wine pairings at a Messina vineyard to round out your authentic Italian experience.

    What's Included

    • Private tour only for your party by comfortable air-conditioned car
    • Private local tour leader
    • Private driver/guide
    • Guided tour of Etna
    • Visit to local honey farm and tasting of honey, jams, olives, olive oils, wines and liquors
    • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off in Messina
    • Round-trip transportation by private comfortable car
    • Visit of one of the best Etna wineries and food and wine tasting
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Cable car to an altitude of 3000 m (65 Euro for 1 person)
    • Gratuities

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    Please Note

    Your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation, port or train station in Messina.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting?

    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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    Lovely personalized shore excursion from Messina.
    Janelle_G, May 2022
    We had a lovely day in Sicily with a drive to Mt Etna, walking along the crater, then a very tasty lunch with typical Sicilian foods that were all unusual for an American palate. Maurizio made an extra stop for gelato for us, which was very much appreciated. This was a very good use of our port time in Messina- the drive is long, but the views and personalized experience were perfect.
    Highlights of Sicily
    Allison_K, Apr 2022
    Antonio our driver/guide is informative and funny. Lively conversation throughout the day. Accommodated special requests to stop at Greek theatre. Honey, olives, and olive oil tasting was fabulous. Highly recommend
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing Tour with Roberto!
    ForeverBubbles, Nov 2019
    We had such a blast with Roberto on this tour! He was so passionate and knowledgeable about his job around where he lives. The honey, olive oil, and liquor tasting was so fun and delicious! Then we visited the top of Etna where we got to learn about the history. And finished it all of with an amazing lunch and wine tasting with great views and a tour of the historic winery. Highly recommend and wish we could be back there now!
    Wow!!!
    FitzK, Aug 2019
    We visited Mt Etna and then had lunch at a grapevine covered taverns overlooking a vineyard. The food was among the best we had on our two week trip to Italy and Greece. Wonderful salad, sausages, and wines were all served by pleasant and accommodating waitstaff. We also had one of the vintners explain their process. Our guide Maurizio’s passion for his region shone through the entire visit. He was extremely informative and pleasant. We felt like we were being shown around by a friend.
    Awesome Trip!!
    Craig_T, Jun 2019
    Beat the crowds and do what you want tour!!! Etna is wonderful. What a sight!! Food was Great!! The Wine was worth the trip all by itself. Guide was very knowledgeable and customized the trip for us.
    Great day!
    loriwood601, May 2019
    Mariolina was a great hostess and was very informative. Johnny was an excellent driver. Together they shared Sicily with us - a honey farm, Mt Etna, a phenomenal winery and a quaint dessert shop. I would recommend this trip to anyone going to the area!
    Simply Fabulous!
    Donna L, Aug 2018
    My family of two adults and three teenagers were visiting Messina via cruise ship and in port for one day. I encountered the private tour from Messina of Mount Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting on-line and was pleasantly surprised to learn I could customize a tour specific for my family. Nadia helping design a private itinerary which also included a beach visit. Mariolina was our tour guide and Luisa our driver who met us at the cruise pier. They were both kind, professional, knowledgeable and shared wonderful insight regarding Messina and the surrounding towns in Sicily. On our way to Mount Etna we visited a honey farm for tasting Etna wines, liquors, honey, olive oils. We were thrilled the items were available for purchase allowing us to share the unique infused honey, olive oils and liquors as souvenirs for family and friends back home. Next we hiked the Silvestri Craters of Mount Etna before transferring to the historic and beautiful Estate of Murgo for a tour of the wine cellars where we learned the traditional method by which champagne is made and how the volcanic soil gives the wines a particular mineral taste. We were seated at a table overlooking the picturesque vineyard while being treated to delectable food and wine tasting. Next we transferred to Giardini Naxos for a beach break and shopping before driving back to the port of Messina. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience Sicily with friendly, cultured and passionate guides. Thank you for an incredible experience!
    2 travelers found this review helpful

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