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Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

  • Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting in one day
  • Choose a mode of transport and altitude that suits your needs 
  • Good value, with included cave equipment, hiking shoes, and wine and food 
Etna and Wine Tour from Catania
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Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting on this day trip to Mount Etna, the largest live volcano in Europe. From Rifugio Sapienza, choose to hike or take a cable car and off-road minibus (extra cost) farther up the mountain. You’ll explore a lava cave, and visit a local winery to sample local food and wine. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.
What to Expect
After pickup for your hotel, the port, or the train station in Catania, ride for roughly and hour to Rifugio Sapienza, stopping at viewpoints for photos of the volcano and surrounding countryside.
On the way up to Rifugio Sapienza, your guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcano. Visit the sites of recent eruptions and the Silvestri Craters.
Upon arrival at Sapienza, choose to hike to an altitude of roughly 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) by Parco dell’Etna nature trails, or reach 9,500 feet (2,900 meters) by cable car and 4X4 minibus (extra cost). The latter option includes stops at the Torre del Filosofo and southeast crater.
On your back down the mountain, pick up flashlights to explore a lava cave.
Finally, visit a winery to sample sparkling and local wines with cheese, cured meat, and olive oil before drop-off at your departure point.
Reviews (32)
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Reviewed 13 December 2018
Amzing Views, Excellent local wines.

Ms. Erminia contacted us prior to pick up at the hotel. She did meet and greet us at the hotel as promised. The tour was very small only 5 of us, we shared with another couple. The transportation to Mt. Etna was enjoyable with history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mnmfamily2017
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile
Interesting tour, exceptional service

My mother, her friend and I booked this tour as part of our 2 week holiday in Italy. My mother subsequently had a mild stroke, and must now use a walker and cane, but we decided to keep the tour and see how much she...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile
Absolutely loved it

We had our tour with Giuseppe a few days ago, we were picked up from our hotel and driven to Etna, it was a brilliant full day, so much so that we've recommended it too other travellers. Occasionally it felt a little generic, but it...More

Thank manxie28
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile
Highly recommended

We drove up to Catania from Modica in the south of Sicily and exactly as arranged our ‘guide ‘ Nando Patane was there to meet us at our pre-arranged rendezvous. We were a group of 4 English, 2 Spanish and 2 Norwegians (who spoke good...More

1  Thank JonnyW_12
Reviewed 24 August 2018
Great Tour of Mt Etna

Etna tribe tours did a great job exposing our group to Mt Etna. Our tour guide, Simone Pulvirenti, was excellent in sharing information and answering our questions. He picked us up at our hotel and stayed with us the entire time. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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