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Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

4.7 / 5

28 reviews

Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

Activity provider: Kemedia
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From US$ 113.57 per person

Discover the volcanic landscapes and lush wooded scenery of Mount Etna on this full-day excursion. Visit a wine cellar and taste fine local wines.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from hotels and B&Bs in Catania only.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided walk on a nature path in Etna Park
  • Visit a lava flow cave equipped with a helmet and flashlight
  • Sample local wines and organic products at one of region's top wineries
Full description
This day trip begins with a drive up to Rifugio Sapienza, with stops at viewpoints en route. The guide will provide commentary on the volcano's history and point out sites of previous eruptions. Trek along one of the nature paths up to 2,000 meters or take the Etna high altitude option. For the high altitude option, ride a cable car and special 4x4 minibus to Torre del Filosofo, at 2,900 meters. Afterwards, explore a lava cave, equipped with a helmet and flashlight. The final stop will be at one of the area’s top wineries, with a tasting session that includes a sparkling wine and 4 still wines. During the tasting session, enjoy local cold cuts, cheeses, pate and olive oil.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by shuttle bus
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Equipment for cave visit
  • Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
  • Cableway and 4x4 minibus to reach 3,000 meters (payable on the spot)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Great tour led by Natasha and Simone, we especially enjoyed the wine and dine portion of it at Enoteca dell'Etna. The car will take you as far as 2000m and the guide will ask you if you would like to e-bike or take the cable car to about 2500m (same price). One piece of advice: Only do the e-bike (i.e. electric mountain bikes) if you are an experienced mountain biker. My husband and I fell multiple times even though we are city cyclists and I turned around to go back down the mountain alone. The volcanic terrain is soft sand/ash/gravel with little traction.

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April 23, 2022

Danilo our guide was great! He was really nice and welcoming, explained a lot and gave us recommendations for the rest of our visit in Catania. The added value of this tour was the easy pick-up and the vineyard visit with tasting of great wines. Now with covid they don't accept visitors that are not part of a private tour, so it was a great opportunity (and the tastings are actually quite a big lunch). the cave was nice but a bit underwhelming. We paid additional 67 euros pp to go the the max altitude allowed (2750).

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September 23, 2021

A very good experience

The visit to Etna was very good (we decided to take the funicular and the buses to go higher) and we were lucky that the volcano made several explosions. With what was one of those unforgettable experiences, that surely you will not see or have in life again. The guide who accompanied us was very friendly and willing. The visit to the cave was a disappointment. Two small cavities on one side of the mountain, the most dangerous thing to go down and up because they have not bothered to put a small ladder. Now the visit to the vines (where we were lucky enough to meet the owner and have him guide us). I do not know if it is usual but they even gave us to try, when we walked in front of them, the different grapes they use for the wine that we later went to taste. And later at the tasting the somelier who touched us was fantastic and very educational. It was the ideal ending even one day. What I consider one of the best past on this wonderful island

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September 15, 2019

Product ID: 59560