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Experience the volcanic majesty of Mount Etna at sunset on an enchanting evening tour from Taormina. With an expert guide, explore the volcano on a walking tour and then gaze at panoramic vistas from a height of approximately 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Delight in the fiery orange glow of the setting sun before heading to a traditional restaurant at the foot of the volcano. Pleasure your palate with local Italian specialties (own expense) and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Taormina.


  • Mount Etna sunset tour from Taormina, led by a local guide
  • Enjoy an evening walk around Mount Etna
  • Stand on Mount Etna and watch the sun go down
  • Learn about famous volcanic eruptions in Sicily and see solidified lava rivers
  • Visit a restaurant in the foothill of Mount Etna for dinner (own expense)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you have an evening free, then I'd recommend booking this Mount Etna tour. The volcanic scenery begs to be photographed, especially against the backdrop of a sunset!

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What You Can Expect

Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina

Walk around Mount Etna at sunset!

Greet your courteous host at a central Taormina location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Admire breathtaking scenery as you begin to ascend the sloping side of the mighty volcano, listening to fascinating facts from your guide as you travel. 

On arrival at an altitude of 5,906 feet (1,800 meters) above sea level, clamber into a powerful 4x4 jeep to continue your journey to Mount Etna’s upper craters. Disembark at the volcano’s higher peaks and delve into the fascinating history of the volcano as you behold petrified rivers of lava.

Capture photographs of dramatic craters and hear exhilarating tales of past eruptions while watching the sun’s majestic descent. Absorb vistas of the Sicilian hills bathed in fiery orange light and then return to your jeep for the short journey to a restaurant at the foot of Mount Etna. 

Pleasure your palate with meals from a traditional Sicilian menu (own expense) while chatting with your fellow explorers. Sated, return to the coach and relax during the journey back to Taormina, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Of course there are no guarantees of seeing the sunset, and you can't tell from Taormina what the conditions are on top of the mountain. BUT whether or not you see the sun, you will visit an ethereal place unlike any other. Highly recommend it.

Gary T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This trip is a highlight of any visit to Taormina. We went to the top and while it was nice sunny on the way up it clouded over at the top and were unable to actually see the sun set. The trip down over the lava fields in the dark and fog was exhilarating. The subsequent dinner was very good.

Julie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent experience , well worth going to the top !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a great experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic, absolutely worth paying for, keep in mind it will get very cold at the top.

marlene s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It rained almost to the top of Etna and we were really not expecting to see the sunset and then all at once it cleared and the view was stupendous

Jaana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very well organised tour. Amazing sunset and it was very exciting to visit the top of an active volcano.
Only thing of improvement would be that the alpine guide could have spoken a bit more loud and made sure he caught people's attention as many missed out on the great stories he had to tell.

John V United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A fantastic tour - beautiful scenery, Etna sunset was magical. Well managed with a stop off on the way back for the best pasta we had in Sicily.

margi Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very impressed with tour and guides!! Best night- Mt Etna had erupted few days before so wasnt sure what would happen but so special as we there- she erupted and put on an amaxing display!!! spectacular sight !!

Deborah J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very good tour and I recommend this one as opposed to the one that just takes you to the foothills. Knowledgeable and friendly host. We were fortunate enough to see some Stombolian explosions and the lava flow from near the top of Etna. The sunset was also spectacular. The meal on the way back was ok but not a great deal of choice.

One thing to note is that you will need a thick sweater and possibly jacket at the top of Etna. We made the mistake of ignoring the warnings as we had climbed Vesuvius last summer and thought the temperature would be similar. We were very wrong as it was freezing! We ended up having to rent jackets at 4 euros each. As extreme as it may sound it would be wise to pack a scarf, hat and gloves. Our fingers were so cold we could barely hold the camera. My 16 year old son packed a scarf and we all poked fun at him before we left but needless to say he had the last laugh. This trip is well worth the money - just go prepared.

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