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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina provided by Etna People

Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. This day trip from Taormina showcases the history-rich foothills and woodland around Europe's largest active volcano, forgoing the need to scale any steep hills. A traditional Sicilian lunch with wine from the volcanic region is also included.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Alcantara River Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 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
  • Wine tasting
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
  • Souvenirs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, 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
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jack E wrote a review Oct. 2020
4 contributions
We had a very nice day out with beautiful hiking and some excellent wine and food. Pepe was very good company, spoke excellent English and was knowledgeable about Etna but also much more. There is not too much driving from Taormina which is good. Would reccomend as a day trip!
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Christopher S wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution
We had a great day with Saro. Very knowledgeable, worth doing early on in your trip as he also gives great recommendations on the area. Lunch and wine was fab - lots of wine and food for the group. Would recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
mylesmcmorrow wrote a review Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We spent a week in Sicily in total and the whole holiday was a busy adventure, but this tour was the best part... BY FAR! After our initial trek in the lava caves and up to Mt Etna, we were already speaking about having got our money worth... but then it was off to an
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dona wrote a review Sep. 2020
1 contribution
What a fantastic excursion! Toni our guide was great, very knowledgeable and fun. The day was packed with activities hiking Etna craters, lava caves, wine tasting and visiting a gorge created by volcanic activity. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Glennmatt86 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
This trip is an absolute must, ticking off four activities in one day and perfectly organised. First we visited etna and did an hour and half or so trek in a crater, the views were amazing and our guide was on hand to offer really detailed, interesting information, all
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Great trip, well organised and value for money
This was an excellent trip. The guide, Tony, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He lives
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Would definitely recommend
We had a great time on our trip. Our guide picked us up about 5 minutes from our AirBnB in a comfy, spacious van
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A great value trip with an excellent guide, Roberto, who was knowledgeable, funny, and charming whilst paying atten
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Antonio is a “gangster”! #lol
Loved it. Antonio was the best. When I say the best I mean gangster. He’s chilled so chilled almost you can get him
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Amazing day!
What a great tour, and it was Toni's passion and attention to detail that made it extra special. We did the half da
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Fun AND informative, Roberto is the best!
We booked a half day tour last minute, and Etna People were very helpful and fast to respond. Everything from the m
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Great Trip to Mount Etna
We had a wonderful day out with our guide Guiseppe. He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information on T
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Loved it
We opted for a trek around Etna, to a cave , for wine tasting with a meal and to the river . I’m awful with names
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Well worth it - definitely recommended
Great Day out. Edi, our guide picked us up at the hotel on time. He was very knowedgable and passoinate. We were a
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Amazing tour with Toni
We had a lovely half day tour and Toni as a guide was very knowledgable and brilliant. We understood a lot about Bi
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My wife and I jumped on this tour as part of our anniversary trip to Sicily. Huge 5 stars for our guide Roberto, su
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Great experience!
We had this tour with Roberto. He's hilarious! My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot of S
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Nice scenery combined with good knowledge
I truly enjoyed the tour, Ugo was an excellent tourguide! You will make a little tour at 1800m on Etna ( the top is
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Best day in Sicilië!!
I had the best day on the Etna top east tour. Our guide Roberto was amazing, funny, good driver and knew a lot abou
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A magical tour to see Etna at sunset - must do!
We took the sunset tour with Etna People in August 2020 and couldn't recommend it more highly. The whole experience
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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