Day trip

From Taormina: Etna Upper Craters Day Tour

Activity provider: SAT Group

From Taormina: Etna Upper Craters Day Tour

Activity provider: SAT Group

From US$ 93.13 per person

Enjoy this one-day tour to see the highest, active volcano in Europe. Travel by cable car and jeep to the top of Mount Etna with an experienced local guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, German, Italian


  • Visit the highest, active volcano in Europe and see the craters at the top of Mount Etna from a safe distance
  • Experience the excitement of a ride on the cable car and in jeeps to the summit of the volcano
  • Admire the breathtaking views below from a height of 3000 meters
Full description

Explore the highest, active volcano in Europe on this day tour from Taormina. Travel by cable car and jeep to the top of Mount Etna with a local guide.

After being picked up, relax as you are driven to visit the highest volcano in Europe with its smoking peak seen throughout Sicily. Drive to the Mount Etna Refuge with the opportunity for refreshments as you ready yourself for further ascent.  Climb higher by cable car up to 2,500 meters. Continue by jeeps up to the authorized upper crater zones with the assistance of licensed guides of the Italian Alpine Club.

See the 4 distinct craters at the summit area and more than 300 vents on the flanks, ranging in size from small holes to large craters. Stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in a safety zone according to weather conditions.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Cable car and jeep ride
  • Tour leader
  • Alpine guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Rentals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet at Taormina Bus Terminal, Via Pirandello.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 208 reviews

Review summary

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Great day out, well organised with all transport services and links running to time as advertised. It was just a shame we were not allowed all the way up to 3000m for safety reasons, however, we still got to view a number of craters at 2700m. The views were great.

September 12, 2022

What an amazing opportunity to discover one of the greatest volcanoes in the world! We were very fortunate to have an excellent guide who keenly explained information in both English and German, most importantly English for us. We went right to the top and there we met with very experienced archaeologists and vulcanologists who were keen to tell us about Mount Etna. I would definitely encourage people to have this unbelievable experience.

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September 4, 2022

Beautiful day tour, with competent tour guide. Everything went well. Punctual pickup! I would have liked to have had a little more time on Etna to visit the Silvestri craters at 1900 m. Since we were back at the hotel at 3 p.m., you could plan a little more time.

May 23, 2022

Product ID: 165378