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Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

Activity provider: Etna Experience Excursion

From US$ 103.65 per person

Discover two of Sicily's most mesmerizing natural wonders, Mount Etna and the Alcantara Gorges, on a day trip. Go on a trek with a guide and stop for lunch in a local winery.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from your hotel in Catania.
Private or small groups available


  • Trek up Mount Etna with a guide and reach an altitude of 2000 meters
  • Savor locally made wine with an authentic Sicilian lunch at a winery
  • Visit the lava caves of Grotta del Ladroni or Grotta Cassone with lamps
  • Witness centuries-old lava formations and clear pools in the Alcantara Gorges
  • Marvel at the basalt columns and freezing waters of the scenic Alcantara River
Full description

Tick off two of Sicily’s must-see attractions in one day on this tour with hotel transfers from Catania. Explore volcanic caves and rock pools on a trek through Alcantara Gorges. Walk around the craters of Mt Etna with an Alpine guide. Make a stop at a local winery for a traditional lunch with wine.

Start your Sicilian adventure by meeting your guide in Catania, either at your accommodation or another agreed-upon location. Take a brief, scenic drive by an air-conditioned van to either the Sartorius craters or the 2002 crater on the Northeast side of Etna.

Let your guide introduce you to the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena. Walk through ancient woods, extinct craters, and old lava flows. Witness deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar formations, and traces of previous eruptions. Reach a maximum altitude of 2000 meters.

Then, strap on your helmets and lamps to explore a volcanic cave like the Grotto del Ladroni or Grotta Cassone. Stop at a nice winery up along the mountain road for an authentic Sicilian lunch including appetizer, first course, water, and wine, which will be served outdoors or indoors depending on the weather.

Visit the Alcantara canyons, formed thousands of years ago from the lava flow that invaded the bed of the Alcantara river. Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the Alcantara River. End your day back in Catania where you were picked up.

  • Naturalistic guide (geologist, agronomist, biologist and so on)
  • Pickup and drop-off from Catania (close to your accommodation)
  • Roundtrip transportation by air-conditioned van
  • Lunch
  • Wine
  • Water
  • Helmet, flashlight, trekking shoes, and jacket
  • Entrance tickets (for Alcantara Gorges)
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Trekking shoes and jackets are available for free at the moment of the booking if requested
  • Infant seats are available on request if requested at the time of booking
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and celiac options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour includes insurance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 207 reviews

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Great communication. Timely pick up. Full day of activities. No hanging around. Marco was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great explanations of the volcano in perfect English. Good fun. Lunch location was lovely and loads of food - red wine only offered though. Swimming in the gorge was a great experience if you’re up for the cold water and lots of steps. Overall very pleased and good value for money.

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October 17, 2022

The pre trip communication was 1st class. Our guide was on time and spoke perfect English. The trip had 4 groups of 2 from around the world and was a perfect size. The itinerary was excellent with a great mix of activities, and our guide was not only very attentive too guests but was equally very knowledgeable ensuring all questions were answered before we moved on. In all we rate this, the tour company and especially the guide as first rate, excellent value and HIGHLY recomended

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October 10, 2022

This was a very interesting and enjoyable experience. Our guide, Giovanni, was very knowledgeable and took every opportunity to share his knowledge and to help us understand what we were seeing. The lunch was really lovely (and the food was plentiful), and the wine was delicious. The afternoon was also very good and the gorge is well worth the visit. We were able to swim in the cool waters and see some beautiful features, plus our guide very kindly remained with our bags to keep our belongings safe. I would very highly recommend booking this, what an amazing day trip!

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 192627