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Small-Group Tour: Etna Wine and Alcantara from Taormina

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Overview
During the friendly and engaging full day excursions on Mount Etna you will be led to the discovery of all colours and fascinating histories of our volcano. Hike on the Etna, see a lava cave, enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch and wine tasting and visit the beautiful Alcantara Gorges from a panoramic point of view.
Highlights
  • See more than just Mt. Etna, and discover the Alcantara Gorge, too
  • Borrow all necessary equipment, such as helmets and even hiking boots
  • Learn about wine grown in the volcanic terrain as you sip local varietals
  • Relax in air-conditioned comfort with coach transport to and from your hotel
What to Expect
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna. Arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around beguiling lava formations, craters, and trees that typify Mt. Etna’s surrounds. When you’ve had your volcano fix, continue to a nearby lava cave and peer into its dark corners, courtesy of a headlamp. Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine produced in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its special characteristics. Continue to the natural ravine of Alcantara Gorge that was formed from an ancient flow of lava. Wander in the shadows of the towering cliffs and pose for photos against its striking backdrop. Your tour ends with a convenient drop-off at your Taormina hotel or pre-arranged location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide your accommodation address: we will arrange a convenient meeting point.

Ports
Giardini Naxos
Departure Time
8:30am
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Equipment (Hiking boots, helmets, torches)
  • Insurance
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Alcantara River Park
Exclusions
  • Souvenirs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please advise dietary requirements at time of booking if required
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French, Spanish and German) can only be arranged if received with adequate notice.
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mt Etna, Caves, Winery, Great Food, Alcantara Gorge, I don't know how we fit it all in, but wow did it make for an amazing day! Our tour guide, Saro's enthusiasm, knowledge, insights and humor, made for an entertaining day filled with much learning. And...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alejandro(Alex) was informative and insightful history of Mt. Etna, caves and winery. Small group which added to the personal touch. It was good to have the hiking boots and jackets. Mt. Etna Hiking and taking steps down to the river were taxing but eventually worth...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CarlsbadSapiens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm usually not a big fan of tours. As we didn't have a whole lot of time in the Etna area, we decided to maximize things by doing a one-day tour. We had a small, friendly group. Our guide, Ezio, was great. He kept us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tchuco13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a day packed with information whilst visiting several amazing sites around the volcano. The guides were great and lunch was delicious and generous. Paddling at the end finished it off perfectly. I would highly recommend this trip.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a brilliant day, well organised and we loved it. We were collected from the Cable Car Square in Mazzaro by our guide, Saro, in a mini van. (Hope I've spelled that correctly!) Then driven to the Etna People base camp, where if needed,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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I am not the tour provider, however I just took that tour a couple of weeks ago. I can tell you that you can get hiking boots there and they give them to you as part of tour and you really need them. The van that they take... More
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Italian
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