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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina

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
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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
From US$115.80
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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
From US$115.78
Overview
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. The 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.
What to Expect
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning, and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna.

After just an hour on the road, you’ll arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around the 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 head torch.

Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine grown in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, you’ll learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its unique 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 then returns to your Taormina hotel.
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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Georgio was the best

Day long tour to Etna was made perfect by Georgio our guide. A lovely Sicilian guy, but also a geologist, he was knowledgable and fun. All organisation for the trip from booking to communication was excellent. The meal with wine was very good. Although at...More

Thank JohnMDuggleby
Reviewed 1 week ago
Epic experience

I had wanted to go all the way up but that didn't happen but the tour still was super great. Paolo our driver was funny, approachable and a wealth of knowledge. Lunch was nice, note that wine sample means a full glass of wine lol....More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing

I am not very good in English. Therefore I qoute another guest: "It was a very interesting & informative excursion. We really had fun & it was a great experience to see the beauty of Etna & also gorge. Lunch was excellent, very tasty."

Thank LisViggers
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing Excursion

It was a very interesting & informative excursion. We really had fun & it was a great experience to see the beauty of Etna & also gorge. Lunch was excellent, very tasty.

1  Thank Rodianne B
Reviewed 26 April 2018
Amazing Tour & Guide

What a day we had on Etna, it started in sunny Taoromina and almost ended before it began when the weather changed dramatically to hail. Georgio our guide suggested cancelling however this was the only day we could experience the mountain so we went ahead...More

1  Thank Nicola B
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Joseph S
29 April 2018|
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Response from PaulMartinMurphy | Reviewed this property |
...plus the gorge bit of the visit involves descending and then re-ascending about 200 steps!
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