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

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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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Overview
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.
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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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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
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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Eitanivan wrote a review Feb 2020
Kfar Saba76 contributions21 helpful votes
Tony the guide was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and educated. All well organized, tasty lunch. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ukuzma2 wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
Tony Currenti was one of the best guides I have ever had! This tour was worth all the money and more. Not only was the scenery amazing but Tony explained in astonishing detail all of the dates, facts, and personal connections to each event associated with Mt. Etna! Tony also did
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Date of experience: January 2020
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BM10 wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Tony Currenti was our tour guide and not only was he friendly but very knowledgeable about everything we asked him. He gave us an in-depth tour of Mt Etna, which was mind blowing. He knows so much about volcanos, the lava and all the minerals in it. If you want a fun day of
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Karthik wrote a review Dec 2019
Berlin, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our tour guide (Tony) was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about etna and wines. We started our trip at Taormina and walked around etna for around 2 hours before going to the lava tubes. To ny knew a lot about volcanoes and about etna, his vast knowledge was very insightful.
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783jiangl wrote a review Dec 2019
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The trip is well organized. Tony was our guide. He was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. In the trip, he introduced everything about the volcano. Also, the local traditional. We learnt a lots from the trip. The group is small, this very efficient. Highly
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ranel90
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Awesome experience
Wonderful hike in Mount Etna. Our guide, Giovanni, knew a lot about the area and he was fun. We visited some caves
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brianhQ9085GF
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Knowledgeable and personable guide
We thoroughly recommend this trip and this company. It does not go right to the top of Etna but goes up far enough
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davidwood1
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One of the best days of our vacation
We were picked up at our Taormina hotel promptly by Giuseppe and taken up Etna, through his home town, past lava fi
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fotki
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Nice tour on slopes of Mt Etna
We really enjoyed our day with Roberto and learned a lot about the area’s history! We visited a picturesque town in
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dr_szucs_gabor
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Best choice for Etna
Wonderful guided trip to Etna. Very helpful stuff. Were well educated and funny guide was Roberto. Great atmosphere
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mistest
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Mt. Etna tour
This tour group was awesome and very informative. I enjoyed the group setting and sunset at the volcano. It tends t
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Bridget B
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Don’t look elsewhere, book with Etna People!
We used Etna People for multiple tours and I can not recommend them highly enough. From the booking staff (Valeria)
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Try_peanut
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Loved it!
Wonderful guide, loves his job and he was full of information and enthusiasm to share! Heard Etna growl!! Must do!!
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JD6201893
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Excellent Tour, highlight of our trip in Sicily
My wife and I had a tour with Tony and it was the highlight of our trip. He took us to great places and his local i
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Octavia T
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Fabulous visit near Mt Etna.
We had a very knowledgeable guide, Tony (Antonino). Etna People provided footwear and jackets for us to face the el
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bananmc
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Best trip to Etna and Alcantara i can imagine!
We were on 8-people trip to etna and alcantara. Additionally we visited vulcanic cave and had a dinner in restauran
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RTC3
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Highly recommended tour to Etna
Fantastic half day tour to Etna. It was everything we hoped . Communication was fast and clear. Luckily the weather
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OracleThePet
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Such a great adventure with Tony!
We had a wonderful half day tour with Tony, learned a lot about Mt Etna and the history of the area.
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Pennyclarke49
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Etna visit with wine tasting
Great trip. Full day on etna including hiking on the volcano, and wine tasting with lunch. Guide, Toni, was very k
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minhthuy n
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Sicilly! Italy
A good time to visit Sicily! For the weather and people, between sun and relaxing people not crowded neither rushin
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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