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Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Small Group) provided by Sicily Activities

Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Small Group)

Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Small Group)
4.5
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About
Enjoy a 6 hours wonderful trip with a native local guide/driver, through breathtaking and colorful Etna wine countryside. You will visit typical family winery, antique farmhouse and country estate where you will discover and taste not just the best Etna wines, but also unique Organic food and pastries produced on lava territory and cooked according to the ancient recipes. Pick up at 10.00AM and drop off in Your Accommodation Taormina, Letojanni and Giardini Naxos with Local Licensed Guide and 8 seats Mercedes A/C Minivan. 
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6247P15
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Food samples
  • Organic Etna Products Lunch
  • Wine tasting (5 different glasses)
  • Pastries & liquors
  • Local Licensed guide
  • Round trip transportation by Mercedes Minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Gambino Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up & drop off in Messina & Catania area is not included. Supplement for this is 100€. Thank You
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please INFORM us about the name and address of Your hotel/accommodation in order to pick You up. If not listed, please mention it. From Messina & Catania Pick up and Drop off there will be a Supplement from 50€ in total, according to the number of Guests. Thank You Please be informed that we always try to do our best to be on time, but because of traffic in Taormina pick up could be sometimes 10-15 minutes in late. Thank You in advance for understanding
  • Ports:
  • messina
  • catania
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum number to start the Tour is 2 people
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • SAFETY INFO FOR OUR TRAVELERS In accordance with ministerial guidelines on COVID 19, Sicily Activities guarantees for their travellers all the official safety measures: 1.Very small groups are limited up to 8 2.Social distances during the tour are kept at a distance of one meter 3.All minivans are frequently cleaned and ensure appropriate ventilation 4.All guides are provided with masks 5.All on-site partners are ensured to follow appropriate safety policy
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Food samples
  • Organic Etna Products Lunch
  • Wine tasting (5 different glasses)
  • Pastries & liquors
  • Local Licensed guide
  • Round trip transportation by Mercedes Minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Gambino Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up & drop off in Messina & Catania area is not included. Supplement for this is 100€. Thank You
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please INFORM us about the name and address of Your hotel/accommodation in order to pick You up. If not listed, please mention it. From Messina & Catania Pick up and Drop off there will be a Supplement from 50€ in total, according to the number of Guests. Thank You Please be informed that we always try to do our best to be on time, but because of traffic in Taormina pick up could be sometimes 10-15 minutes in late. Thank You in advance for understanding
  • Ports:
  • messina
  • catania
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum number to start the Tour is 2 people
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • SAFETY INFO FOR OUR TRAVELERS In accordance with ministerial guidelines on COVID 19, Sicily Activities guarantees for their travellers all the official safety measures: 1.Very small groups are limited up to 8 2.Social distances during the tour are kept at a distance of one meter 3.All minivans are frequently cleaned and ensure appropriate ventilation 4.All guides are provided with masks 5.All on-site partners are ensured to follow appropriate safety policy
  • 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 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Jun 2020
A note from Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Small Group)
1.Very small groups are limited up to 8 2.Social distances during the tour are kept at a distance of one meter 3.All minivans are frequently cleaned and ensure appropriate ventilation 4.All guides are provided with masks 5.All on-site partners are ensured to follow appropriate safety policy
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Taormina
  • 1
    Gambino Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kraig
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Great food and wine tour! Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed the tour. Tasted some excellent wines and learned a great deal about Etna wines and Sicilian culture along the way. Our tour guide, Antonio, was very informative and a great host throughout the tour. It’s good value for money and you will definitely have enough wine and local delicacies that will leave you more than satisfied at the end of the tour. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a food and wine tour in the Etna region.
Written 5 December 2021
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David L
1 contribution
Very good
Aug 2021 • Solo
Just perfect
Both venues Winery and farmhouse were absolutely beautiful and served us as kings. Special thanks to our guide Valerio for kind attention and lots of stories shared during the tour. Will definitely recommend to all our friends.
Written 30 November 2021
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Dilip S
5 contributions
Excellent
Dec 2020 • Solo
Lovely day with good company
Perfect day trip out with friendly small group. Enjoyed every minutes...
Written 30 November 2021
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Paolo C
Paris, France2 contributions
Exceeded expectations
Nov 2021 • Friends
The best foodie experience we ever had. Our guide Antonio made it really special and gave us deep insight into Sicilian culture and culinary. We enjoyed wines and scenic Etna countryside around. Don’t miss this tour!
Written 21 November 2021
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Roberto T
1 contribution
Amazing tour!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Wonderful memories, super guide and delicious food and wine. Recommended to everyone who stay in Taormina!
Written 18 November 2021
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Lori B
Metairie, LA1 contribution
Fantastic tour to the vineyard. So glad we booked it.
Antonio went above and beyond for us. We had a lot of questions about things in Sicily. He explained everything to us. Very knowledgeable about all the wines and the processing too! Would highly recommend
Written 10 November 2021
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Victoria and Yu... P
Stevenson, MD4 contributions
Very much not recommended
Oct 2021
We had a very bad experience with this tour operator. Unfortunately our trip (fall of 2021) fell on the week of a local Mediterranean hurricane. Instead of helping, this tour operator just dropped us off in the hurricane area. They cancelled several activities and never gave us any refund. They were rude, uncooperative and not responsive. As a senior citizens my wife and I have travelled a lot but we never had such a bad treatment. We would not recommend to deal with Sicily Activities.
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trail61954440779
Dear Vicki and Yury, Thank You so much for your time reviewing our tour and service. Honestly I am very disappointed and couldn’t expect such a feedback after all the communication, messages, calls and assistance provided before and during the Tour. I was always available for you and were doing my best in re-organizing many services in accordance with your last minute wishes and requests (not included in program). Unfortunately the weather was really terrible on the week of your holiday, and I am really sorry that was the only thing that I couldn’t manage for you. But I did for you MANY FREE extra services and last minute changes to avoid risks of bad weather and accommodate all your wishes: 1. On the moment of your last minute booking you asked me for a DISCOUNT. I gave you a discount with pleasure even if you were alone on Small Group tour. So Tour became a Private just for you 2 with a price of Small group tour plus discounted by your request. 2. You arrived two days earlier the tour starts and we provided you with FREE airport transfer from Catania airport to hotel in Catania (this extra service was not included in price). It is just our pleasure to do nice things for our guests. 3. After your arrival in hotel in Syracuse (we didn’t just dropped You off in the hurricane area, we brought You until Your room of Your hotel with Your luggages as it was in the program). 10 Minutes after You checked-in, you called me and said that after checking weather forecast you would like to change the Itinerary and leave immediately Syracuse for Palermo. That was your decision. Was 18.00 o'clock I organized out-of-schedule last minute PRIVATE TRANSFER (3 hours driving) with partner transportation company from Syracuse to Palermo with very high cost. I NEVER asked you to pay for this. WAS FREE FOR YOU. MOREOVER due to changing (by your wish) program I booked two extra nights for you in Palermo with high cost and again I didn’t search ANY SUPPLEMENT from you. Lost nights in Syracuse were already not refundable (you were already in room, when you decided to leave for Palermo). So NO ACTIVITIES WERE CANCELLED BY US (except visit of Marzamemi village due to bad weather and closed street, with this I agree and I am sorry for this, but it was out of our control). ALL ACTIVITIES/TRANSFERS WERE PROVIDED according to the program. Two activities (Syracuse Winery and Syracuse Food Tour were cancelled by you and by your decision to change destination and Itinerary). Changing the Itinerary, long private transfer (3 hours driving) and 2 extra nights in Palermo were done by us FOR FREE. I have many messages of our conversations by whatsapp, but unfortunately I can’t publish it here. I just thought if people would see these messages and listen our phone conversations, no one could call me rude, uncooperative and not responsive. It hurts that you wrote such a lie in a review. I am really sorry for bad weather disturbing your vacation, but me and our team of guides and drivers did their best to provide you with safety and pleasant tour following the program and even MUCH MORE! Wish you all the best! Massimo
Written 22 November 2021
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Maria L
1 contribution
So much Food...So Much Wine!!
Aug 2021
Valerio was a great driver...very knowledgeable about the area and was able to make a quick change of plans when our first scheduled stop needed to change. He handled it all with care and concern! I would go again with him on another tour any time!! So much fun! The wine was so good, I ordered a case to have shipped home!!! Cottanera winery was the best ever! They were so accommodating and full of hospitality.
Written 20 August 2021
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Trail61954440779
Thanks so much for Your nice review :) All the best Sicily Activities team
Written 27 August 2021
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joachrs
1 contribution
Excellent value for money
This was a great experience. The guide Antonio was great. He was very knowledgeable and taught us about wine, food, Etna, as well as Italian/Sicilian culture and history. His passion for these subjects was truly unmatched, and he answered all of our questions with ease.

The first stop was at the Gambino winery, which is a medium-sized and well-driven operation with splendid views from 900 meters above sea level. It's located at the foot of mount Etna. They served us some great cheese paired with a selection of five wines, before giving us a tour of the cellar.

The last stop was at a local countryside "tavern" close to the city of Randazzo. This was the most authentic food experience we had in Sicily, and was a welcome relief after the tourist trap that is Taormina. We were served a selection of incredible small Sicilian dishes to start, and some great wild boar pasta as a main dish, served with wine from their own vineyard. Since it was Sunday, several local Italian families were dining there as well. This made for a great atmosphere and made it feel like we had been let in on a secret.

All in all, a great tour with great value for money!
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much! Looking forward to meeting you again and showing even more Sicilian secrets : ) Warm greetings from Antonio and all the team.
Written 10 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chloe22
3 contributions
Amazing experience!
We visited in October on the last day of our honeymoon in Taormina and it was fantastic! Our driver, Salvo, was so knowledgeable and friendly and made the drive really fun. The winery itself is gorgeous - great selection of wine and food to try and everyone there was really welcoming. The lunch at the remote farmhouse was a real highlight of our trip. Cannot recommend enough - a definite must if you are staying in the area. Thanks so much Salvo!
Written 8 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Chloell, Thanks so much for Your review. It is really appreciated. All the best Sicily Activities Team
Written 10 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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