ETNA AND TAORMINA

GUIDED TREKKING TOUR AND VISIT TAORMINA

Multilingual Guide

9 Hrs

Naturalistic Itineraries

Highlights

Etna and Taormina City Tour:

  • Arrival at Rifugio Sapienza

  • Visit of crateri Silvestri (1892)

  • Trekking through natural path of Parco dell’Etna or Etna high altitude option

  • Visit of a lava cave with helmets and lamps

  • Sampling of typical products in a biological farm

  • Stop at the nature reserve “Isola Bella”

  • Visit of Taormina
Pick up & Drop off
Multilingual guide
Trekking shoes (on request)
The kit for visiting the Cave
Sampling of typical products (honey, wine, oil etc.)

Summary


Explore the dramatic landscape of Mount Etna and it’s neighboring town of Taormina on this full-day tour. Set on the stunning coastline of Sicily, discover a fragile world that both thrives on and is threatened by its surroundings. Enjoy our fantastic City Tour from Catania.

What You Can Expect


 

After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, stopping in certain view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl) you can choose one of the following options:

  • Do some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.
  • Buy the Etna high altitude option: from Rifugio Sapienza you will take the cable car and reach, in 15 minutes, 2504 meters. From here you will continue with special 4×4 minibuses and reach, in 20 minutes, 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find your self in front of a scenery stretching right down to the sea. Here it will be possible to admire the great central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna. With the alpinist guides you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The next stop, on the way down, will be Zafferana, where you will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc.

After the tasting, you will head for Taormina, but first you will stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea” for its natural beauty, and connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. It is possible to bathe in these marvellous crystal clear waters.

After lunch (not included in the price) you will dedicate the afternoon to visiting the picturesque town of  Taormina.

Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the  Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) , the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.

When


English, German, Spanish, French and Italian every day at 8:30am;

Departure point


Pick up from your Hotel in the centre of Catania.

 

Please specify your Hotel in the booking notes, this is very important.

Additional info

 

  • Suggested Equipment: Windbreaker, Tennis shoes, Hat, Sunglasses, Bathing suite and Towel;

 

  • Take some water with you;

 

  • Remember to indicate in your booking notes your Hotel for pick up;

 

  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.

Voucher info


You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity

Local operator information


Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

Schedule and Pricing


Etna and Taormina City Tour from Catania is available every day in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian;

 

 

Prices:

 

Adult (12-99)        € 85,00

 

Child (3-11)          € 60,00

 

 

Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible – we 100% guarantee it –

Optional

 

2.500 metres Cable Car € 30,00 per person;

 

3.000 metres Cableway + 4×4 Minibus + local Alpinist Guide € 64,00 per person;

 

Authorized guide in Taormina (on request);

 

Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 10,00 per person.

ETNA AND TAORMINA CITY TOUR

After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, stopping in certain view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl) you can choose one of the following options:

  • Do some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.
  • Buy the Etna high altitude option: from Rifugio Sapienza you will take the cable car and reach, in 15 minutes, 2504 meters. From here you will continue with special 4×4 minibuses and reach, in 20 minutes, 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find your self in front of a scenery stretching right down to the sea. Here it will be possible to admire the great central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna. With the alpinist guides you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The next stop, on the way down, will be Zafferana, where you will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc.

After the tasting, you will head for Taormina, but first you will stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea” for its natural beauty, and connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. It is possible to bathe in these marvellous crystal clear waters.

After lunch (not included in the price) you will dedicate the afternoon to visiting the picturesque town of  Taormina.

Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the  Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) , the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.

When:

English, German, Spanish, French and Italian every day at 8:30am;

  • Pick up & Drop off
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request) 
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling of typical products (honey, wine, oil etc.)

Additional info:

 

  • Suggested Equipment: Windbreaker, Tennis shoes, Hat and Sunglasses, Bathing Suite and Towel;

 

  • Take some water with you;

 

  • Remember to indicate in your booking notes your Hotel for pick up;

 

  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.

Departure point


Pick up from your Hotel in the centre of Catania.

 

Please specify your Hotel in the booking notes, this is very important.

Local operator information


Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee

Schedule and Pricing


Etna and Taormina City Tour from Catania is available every day in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian;

 

 

Prices:

 

Adult (12-99)        € 85,00

 

Child (3-11)          € 60,00

 

 

Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible – we 100% guarantee it –

Optional


 

2.500 metres Cable Car € 30,00 per person;

 

3.000 metres Cableway + 4×4 Minibus + local Alpinist Guide € 64,00 per person;

 

Authorized guide in Taormina (on request);

 

Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 10,00 per person.