Day trip

Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

4.3 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY

Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

Activity provider: TOUR TRANSFER SICILY
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From US$ 117.25 per person

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Visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, on a day trip. Explore Taormina, a popular village perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a funicular ride up the most active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the area
  • Explore Taormina’s old churches, antique shops, restaurants and cafés
Full description
Europe’s highest active volcano is studied extensively by scientists and is popular with trekkers and nature lovers as well. Visit Mount Etna and the clifftop village of Taormina on this 11-hour excursion from Palermo. From Crateri Silvestri you’ll take the funicular with a local mountain guide all the way up to 2,500 meters above sea level. From this point you’ll experience unforgettable panoramic views. Just south of Taormina is the nature reserve of Isola Bella, and further south you’ll see the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Visit the village of Taormina, a 45-minute drive from Mount Etna. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, the village features an ancient Greek theater, many old churches, antique shops, lively bars and fine restaurants.
Includes
  • Driver and guide
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for both guide and driver (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for your day excursion to Mount Etna and Taormina.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Great day, just be prepared for lots of driving. When booking it would not give me the option to enter my hotel pick up location which caused some anxiety as I wasn't sure I was being picked up or not, however I was contacted the day before the trip and was told that I would be picked up. When we got to Mt Etna we were all told we had 90mins to which we all agreed. I came back to the van after exploring Mt Etna for 90mins, however there were two people from our group that never returned. We waited in the carpark for over an hour which caused lots of anger for all involved. The tour guide (Sebastian) did everything he could have possibly done to resolve the situation and he apolgised to us all which I appreciated but also it was not his fault. I think going forward it must be made absolutely clear that you need to be back at a given time othwrwise it throws the whole tour and schedule off for everyone.

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July 22, 2022

The long drive from Palermo to Mount Etna was totally worth it - we lucky guys even saw the mountain spit! Joshua was super punctual, super personable, a very pleasant driver and also a talent for languages :) The time in Taormina was a bit short, but there's no other way with the distances. Successful day trip to get out of Palermo.

September 22, 2021

Very good organization of the trip and friendly service. Pickup from your hotel. We had about two hours on Mount Etna, which was enough for the cable car ride and further use of buses that take you to one of the craters (option additionally payable on the spot 66 euro). There could be more time on Etna because two hours is not enough, at the cost of a shorter tour of Taormina.

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August 24, 2021

Product ID: 63336