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Etna Morning Trip provided by Etna Est

Etna Morning Trip
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About
Mt. Etna can get quite warm during the summer months, so beat the heat on this morning hiking tour of Europe’s tallest active volcano. Follow a guide to visit old craters, spot ancient lava flows, and explore a lava cave by headlamp. This trip is perfect for hikers of all abilities, and allows you to see Mt. Etna from many different angles. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • View Europe’s tallest active volcano up close on a hiking tour of Mt. Etna
  • Explore the inner crater and a lava cave with a headlamp
  • Learn about Mt. Etna’s geological history from a multilingual guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your Catania hotel
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from your Catania hotel. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van to Mt. Etna and then set off on a family-friendly hiking trail perfect for all abilities. Listen to your guide tell stories about how powerful geological forces created the tallest active volcano in Europe while pointing out old and new lava flows. After exploring the inner crater and taking a short break, you’ll put on a helmet and headlamp to explore the darkened inner chambers of a lava cave. On the return hike, you’ll enjoy lovely panoramas of the lava formations in the Valle del Bove. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Catania hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • View Europe’s tallest active volcano up close on a hiking tour of Mt. Etna
  • Explore the inner crater and a lava cave with a headlamp
  • Learn about Mt. Etna’s geological history from a multilingual guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup from your Catania hotel
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from your Catania hotel. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van to Mt. Etna and then set off on a family-friendly hiking trail perfect for all abilities. Listen to your guide tell stories about how powerful geological forces created the tallest active volcano in Europe while pointing out old and new lava flows. After exploring the inner crater and taking a short break, you’ll put on a helmet and headlamp to explore the darkened inner chambers of a lava cave. On the return hike, you’ll enjoy lovely panoramas of the lava formations in the Valle del Bove. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your Catania hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19917P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Est
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
  • Via Duca Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
  • Ports:
  • Catania's port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Est
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
  • Via Duca Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area
  • Ports:
  • Catania's port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
274 reviews
Excellent
226
Very good
33
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James B
Madrid, Spain1 contribution
Incredible Tour of Etna!
Simon was an incredible tour guide! Excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable. He was very accommodative and picked us up from our hotel right on time. Our hike through the caves and up around Etna was perfect length. I would highly recommend doing this tour!
Written 6 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marie c
2 contributions
Special thanks to guide Simone
Me and my friends had an amazing time on Mount Etna. It was truly special experience learning about the volcano and seeing the unique landscape. Our guide Simone was really kind and eager to explain things in detail whenever we had questions. It is obvious that he has a lot of knowledge and he is also a great driver.

We will never forget this day!

Grazie mille!
Written 15 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martina P
Hannover, Germany2 contributions
Do it :)
Sep 2021
It was fun to do the tour and next time in Catania I would do it again. You get enough information and the whole landscape is looking interesting and special.
Written 29 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NIallHumphreys
Croydon, UK12 contributions
Highly recommended
The excursion was informative and welcoming thanks to our guide Simon. His local knowledge and insights about volcanoes, the geology and the local history made for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative trip.
Written 29 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nath M
1 contribution
Amazing trip
Sep 2021 • Friends
Loved it!! The tour was amazing. Our guide was dedicated, nice and fun...Good vibes, free drinks and some pastries!
Written 25 September 2021
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Elsaline R
3 contributions
Visit mount Etna
Fantastic tour with very enthusiastic, talkative guide (forgot his name). He told us a lot of information about mount etna and also brought some local wine for us to try. I would totally recommend!
Written 16 September 2021
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HOUSSEM S
Carrieres-sous-Poissy, France4 contributions
Great experience
It was a great experience, we had learnt a lot about volcanos and we had a lot of fun with our guide. Many activities during the excursion before getting to the summit, a must do experience if you are visiting catania.
Written 4 September 2021
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Luc B
Belgium1 contribution
Viparrangement
Aug 2021 • Solo
Personal approach.pick up at hotel.
Good price, Local food.
Experienced, motivated, enthousiast guide.
Written 20 August 2021
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MrDalvin
London, UK109 contributions
Great Etna day trip!
Woke early to meet in Catania so got the train there from Taormina which was easy enough.
Really fun day seeing volcanic caves, various craters which involves lots of walking!
Wear comfortable trainers/hiking boots and wear shorts as in the summer Sicily is baking.
Our tour guide Danito was great and very informative.
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

candig
Houston, TX17 contributions
Layover adventures!
A friend and I booked the Morning Etna Tour and it was a great and efficient way to get there and learn so much about the volcano and surrounding area. Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable! I learned so much from him and appreciated his enthusiasm. I also enjoyed the cave exploring part a lot!

As an avid hiker, the only part I was a bit disappointed in was that it wasn’t really a hike. And we did not go up as high as I would of liked to once I saw that other visitors of the site were exploring higher than us without a tour guide...

Other than that, I still found this tour and experience overall worth it and would recommend to visitors who are here for a couple days and want to learn more about Etna. Thank you again for a good service!
Written 15 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Merydefalco
Merydefalco
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Etna sunset
The best excursion ever. I would absolutely recommend it if you go to Catania. Elia is fantastic Everything was p
223beckyb
223beckyb
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Etna summit review
To be honest there isn’t enough information on the excursion details .. it mentions that you would be trekking.. bu
Culture63381241733
Culture63381241733
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Great experience on the top of the Etna
Me and two friends choose the Etna summit activity and despite the impossibility to go to the top of the Etna due t
Mateusz K
Mateusz K
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Amazing trip to summit craters!
The guide was very knowledgeable and willing to share the information with us. You could feel volcanoes are his pas
maximlapo
maximlapo
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Etna at sunset
Very Good experience at sunset, I recommend it! Simone our guide was excellent: nice and competent! 👍🏻
Remco d
Remco d
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Great trip!
The trip was great! The guides knew a lot about the (geology) of the Etna and were very kind. The hotspots were bea
Bernd H
Bernd H
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Morning Tour Etna
If you are in Catania you have to visit Etna Vulcan.Great experience and learnt a lot. Thanks to Simone. Next tim
deborahsT1193MO
deborahsT1193MO
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Great Etna Morning Tour With Maurizio
We were picked up promptly at the scheduled time (8:50) by Maurizio. We picked up one other couple and then headed
cshooley7
cshooley7
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Fantastic trip with great guide
Simone was our tour guide for this trip and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable on Mount Etna and all the history
Passenger47170942244
Passenger47170942244
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Oz gyulay
Good experience. Simone is good tour leader. We enjoyed. Beautiful snow under the sun. Worth it to go in this perio
Amber K
Amber K
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Exploring Etna
Our guide was so friendly, relevant, and knowledgeable. He made a foggy day much more enjoyable. I’ll be recommendi
acruzser
acruzser
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Etna Morning
Insightful and fun visit to Mount Etna. Our guide (Simon) was extremely kind and helpful, keeping our 5 year old en
194andrejas
194andrejas
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A magnificent start od 2020 with Etna Est
Me and my friends spent 1st od January at Etna vulcano. It was incredible, the mountain and the nature are beautifu
334jesmond
334jesmond
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A memorable trip on a volcano
Very knowledgeable guide, punctual pick up and very good value for money. Booking process fast and easy.
Superwoman888
Superwoman888
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Exciting!
Our ship called into Catania port and we booked and paid for the 5 hour Etna morning trip with Etna Est prior to ou
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