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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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- We also remind you that access to passengers with a fever equal to / greater than 37.5 ° or flu symptoms is prohibited. - It is mandatory to use the mask to access the means of transport in addition to the regulatory distances
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Mt. Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano and one of the most striking sights in Sicily, but the logistics of visiting on your own can be tricky. With this tour, save time with round-trip transportation from Taormina to the Rifugio Sapienza base station and explore the hiking trails independently. Opt to take the cable car and all-terrain vehicle to the peak for a guided hike of the upper crater.
Itinerary
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You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • Pass by Giardini Naxos
    Pass by Taormina
    Pass by Letojanni
  • 1
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Taormina to UNESCO-listed Mt. Etna
  • Explore the trails and Monti Silvestri Craters in the Etna National Park
  • Take in views over the lava fields and surrounding countryside
  • Upgrade option including transport to the upper crater and a guided hike
Important Information
Departure Point
Via Luigi Pirandello, 36c, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy Recanati Bus Terminal, Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy 98037 Letojanni, Province of Messina, Italy
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional multilingual guide
  • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Wind jackets and boots rental
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Warm clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please contact the supplier to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick-up point
  • The high-altitude ascents are not indicated for heart passengers, asthmatics and pregnant women.
  • Please note that for your safety, all excursions to Etna do not reach the edge of the main craters and customers are always kept on a safety zone.
  • This tour is operated in English, German, Italian. All 3 languages will be spoken during the tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Infant seats available on request
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 79 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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Chris M wrote a review Dec 2019
san francisco6 contributions
If you're in Catania, book a tour of Mt. Etna. It is unforgettable if you're an "outdoors person." I've been up twice, in 2016 and 2019, to different sides of the mountain. I recommend doing the mountain only, not a combo of the mountain and Taormina (Greek Theater).
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hi Chris M, that's a very useful review for informing other potential visitors. Thank you a thousand times. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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Jeff B wrote a review Nov 2019
Bournemouth. UK71 contributions5 helpful votes
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Whilst touring Europe on a year long trip in our motorhome we found ourselves in aTaormina camp site for Euro a night all in during the winter season. So many day trips out including this one to Etna. You can get a daily bus at 0815 from Catina main bus station if you don’t have
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hi Jeff, thank you for the long and full of tips review. Yes, temperatures on Mount Etna can be really low especially when it is windy, so we always strongly recommend warm clothes, wind jackets and mountain shoes. Thanks for sharing your experience on the highest volcano in Europe. Warm greetings, Guest Relation Manager SAT Group
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paulcliffsmith wrote a review Nov 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom38 contributions14 helpful votes
We debated along with many others on our trip whether we should visit Mount Etna as the cost which varied between €45 -€65 Euros seemed steep ,but we decided to go.We travelled to the cable car station via coach where some stayed.We paid €30 and caught the cable car up to the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Traveler57455648382, Guest Relations Manager at Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Dear customer, what a great review! Full of tips and useful imformation that will help other travellers to organize themselves. Thank you so much for sharing! See you next time in Sicily. Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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524cristina wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Well organised full day tour from Taormina. 2 different buses for various languages! Elisabet and driver were great. Do include the cable car, where you will be met by incredibly hard working Etna Guides. Fantastic landscape - like the moon ... Etna gave us smoke plumes too!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded 17 Oct 2019
Hello, you gave us the perfect feedback. We are super happy about it! Thanks for sharing, Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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Ginette W wrote a review Oct 2019
Bloxham, United Kingdom20 contributions
The guide on the coach from Taomina was fantastic and very informative. The whole trip was well organised and ran well. However it was a blizzard when we got to the top so the guide at the top didn't tell us very much as it was freezing. Well worth doing though. A great
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Responded 18 Oct 2019
Hi Ginette W, what a pity, we are missing one point because it was freezing on the top of Etna! By the way, it is necessary to bring warm clothes as it can be really cold and windy at 3000 meters. Thanks for sharing the tip. Warm regards, Guest Relations Manager SAT Group
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Quality (and tasty) family time in Taormina!
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Awesome experience
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The Day From Hell!
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Really Great! Great fun, great food.
This was a really fun experience. Our hosts were great fun, lots of delicious food (and wine) consumed. Highly reco
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More Than “Just Pizza”
My friend and I feel so lucky that we signed up for this class! The entire staff works to make you feel welcome, th
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Dave C
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Fantastic experience making yummy pasta & pizza
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BEST AMPHITHEATRE
Another excellent day trip from Taormina Bus Station with SAT. Lovely guide and driver again. The Greek Amphitheatr
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LouAnn K
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Beautiful islands but issues
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chip162
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A Big Letdown
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Sharing passion for food
Domenico was so engaging and eager to share his knowledge of Sicilian cuisine. He must have done this many times, b
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This was a fantastic experience! Our host was lovely and the class was a delight. We toured the local market to pur
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Etna tour
We were in Taormina in October and we decided to do the tour of mount Etna. We chose SAT Group. Everything was fine
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Poorly executed tour
We attended this tour in late September, and found it very poorly run. The tour bus had 71 people on it, which was
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