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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina provided by Etna People

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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina
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Tour snapshot
Great-value Mount Etna tour with transportation, guide, drinks, and snacks
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Towering Mount Etna is one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing many sightseeing tours daily. This tour stands out by including round-trip transportation, a guide, snacks, and an almond wine tasting at a mountain chalet. After a casual hike through lava fields and a visit to underground lava caves, you’ll come away having seen more of the volcano than most sightseeing tourists.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
  • Opt for hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
Begin your tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna. Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history. Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit lava fields and underground lava caves
  • Small-group tour ensures you get personal attention from your guide 
  • Opt for hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
Begin your tour with an optional hotel morning pickup in Taormina. Meet your guide and small tour group and get on the road for the roughly 75-minute journey to Mt. Etna. Stop at the foot of the volcano and take a short hike across lava fields. Along the way, your guide tells you about Etna’s geological features and history. Afterward, don a helmet and grab a flashlight to head underground into a lava cave, which you also explore with your guide. The last stop is a nearby chalet, where you lunch on a Sicilian sandwich, local wine, cake, and almond wine. Relax on the journey back to Taormina and finish the tour with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 14484P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Free rental of hiking boots and jackets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Helmet and flashlight
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Free rental of hiking boots and jackets
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your accommodation address/hotel in the Taormina - Giardini Naxos area: we will contact you to confirm the pickup outside/nearby the hotel or at a convenient meeting point (for Castelmola, Trappitello and Letojanni we have fixed meeting points).
  • Ports:
  • Giardini Naxos
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is not recommended for participants suffering form heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
  • Customers will be contacted the day before the tour to confirm the pickup details (hotel if possibile, or in a meeting point nearby).
  • We do not recommend participation for pregnant women after the 4th month.
  • 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
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Area of the trekking part.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Katie P
london24 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
We went with a small group form Taormina - there were just four of us on the tour and the other guests were very friendly. Roberto was an excellent guide, very knowledgable about the ecosystems and geology of the volcano, and explaining the eruptions and how the landscapes / craters formed. He also gave us some interesting details about the history and mythology of the volcano and surrounding region, and we had a great picnic with panini and local wine in the mountain as the restaurant was not open when we went. The hike was easy but enjoyable with great views, and we also stopped and explored some historic caves formed by lava flows centuries ago. All in all this tour was excellent value for money, very convenient - and the organisers were helpful and responsive on WhatsApp. They even lent us boots and jackets and they were comfortable and fit fine. Thanks very much for an enjoyable and informative experience. Kate
Written 12 June 2020
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Philip D
Bury St. Edmunds, UK2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We booked quite late but the quick responses and information provided gave us great confidence in this company.
The whole experience was amazing and was made so interesting by Giuseppe our excellent guide who gave us so much information on many aspects of Etna and the environs around it.
He paced the tour well (for us old folks) and we enjoyed the cave visit and lunch too which made for a varied excursion.
Giuseppe was so knowledgable we felt we could ask any question - and our small group asked many! It felt like a private tour and we were delighted not to have to do ‘the commercial/sales area’ that you get on many tourist experiences.
Enjoyed it so much we would do another of Etna People’s tours if/when we come back to Sicily.
Written 24 September 2021
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Badforever
London, Canada566 contributions
We did the Mt. Etna half day tour. From pickup at our hotel at 845am to drop off at 345pm; you get more than a half day. Our guide and driver was Marco. A great driver first of all. A super knowledgeable guide. We learned so much about volcanos, geology, weather, geography, vegetation and history. We really like that the Etnapeople tours have one guide per van. Our van seated 8 people so that was our tour size. We saw some others on the mountain that were huge groups. Ours was much more intimate. You have to be able to walk through the terrain. And take them up on the offer of using their footwear as it is dusty and you will get pebbles in your own running shoes. At snack time our sandwiches got converted to charcuterie style boards but there was 3 boards for 8 people to share. Pointers: we carried too many coats and sweaters with us. Ended up leaving them in the van. It was warmer in the direct sun than we expected. Bring your own snack - we didn't sit down to eat until past 100pm so we could've used a mid morning snack.
Written 5 April 2022
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Robbie_Foy
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Sep 2020
A great value trip with an excellent guide, Roberto, who was knowledgeable, funny, and charming whilst paying attention to and showing an interest in all members of our small group. Etna People were also very responsive and helpful in setting up our trip. And, of course, Etna was amazing. We'd happily recommend this day out.
Written 27 September 2020
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Vivienne S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We had a great day with a a wonderful guide (Roberto). He was extremely knowledgeable & very engaging.. it was a massive bonus being picked up & dropped off at our hotel & we would highly recommend using this company. My husband left a shirt on the minibus but only realised when we had returned to the UK. Mount Etna People Company could not have been more helpful in arranging its return!
Written 31 May 2022
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Bindi151
Alton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
An excellent trip, and our guide Tony, was very knowledgeable and passionate about Etna and volcanoes. The tour was well organised and good value for money. We recommend bringing a jacket and comfortable walking shoes, although these can be hired from the tour operator.
Written 11 June 2022
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SBSMichigan
Ann Arbor, MI9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Roberto was our guide: he was funny, knowledgeable, friendly, genuine and open-minded and was key to creating just the right atmosphere among 7 people spending 6 hours together. And the tour itself was fantastic, with a good mix of somewhat strenuous walking, stops for explanations and great views. We also were amazingly well matched with others in our group. All in all, a day I’m still thinking about, wistfully!
Written 25 September 2021
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Tammy P
Wexford, Ireland2 contributions
Our guide, Alex ( the volcanic man 😜), was the best. His knowledge and passion about Mt Etna, Volcanos around the world, climate and vegetation is commendable!! We were all very fortunate to have had him as our guide. He went above and beyond our expectations. We highly recommend this tour while visiting Taormina, Sicily!!
Written 19 April 2022
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Gavin D
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
My wife and I jumped on this tour as part of our anniversary trip to Sicily. Huge 5 stars for our guide Roberto, super friendly guy, good sense of humor, and very knowledgeable about the whole area.

We felt like the tour was really good value for money, with a nice walking tour around various craters of Etna, and of course, a great lunch with a few cheeky glasses of wine.

Would recommend for people looking for a fun time to explore a bit of Etna!
Written 31 August 2020
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Kuldeep K
London, UK34 contributions
We had a lovely half day tour and Toni as a guide was very knowledgable and brilliant. We understood a lot about Big Mamma Etna and heard several stories from Toni who is passionate about Big Mamma and the environment.
We concluded the tour with simple meal and few glasses of cheeky wine and lemon liquor.
The tour is good value for money and we were fortunate that our hotel (Villa Diodoro) recommended Etna People.
Written 16 September 2020
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ruppers32
ruppers32
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Informative and great value for money day out on Mt Etna plus wine, amazing food and swim at the gorge.
We had a great day out with Tony our guide. We were picked up on time close to our apartment and all went very smoo
921natashab
921natashab
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Great trip and guide
We had a really good day with Saro, he was fun and so knowledgeable. We learnt alot, the pickup and drop off was we
zincis
zincis
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Great tour
Great tour. Our tour guide Toni was extremely knowledgeable, sincere and friendly. Alcantara gorge was much better
minajE4866OS
minajE4866OS
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Spectacular and knowledgable guide!
Well-paced. I have to commend the guide we had named daniel. Not only was he a volconologist and natural sciences s
X7484ZXjamest
X7484ZXjamest
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A fantastic day
This tour was absolutely fantastic, the staff were helpful and friendly and information about the pickup was very c
Aimee H
Aimee H
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Excellent Mount Etna tour!
We had a great Etna tour with our guide. I cannot remember his name but he was great fun and very knowledgable abou
Theo A
Theo A
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Unforgettable Day
Roberto’s, our guide, enthusiasm for all things Etna was infectious. A really memorable day both for the physical e
shooterltf
shooterltf
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Etna Full Day Tour (lava cave, trekking on 1865 eruption, Wine tasting & gourmet lunch, Alcantara gorges)
Giuseppe, our guide and drive, shared with us his love for his region and thanks to him we had a much enjoyable an
971cats
971cats
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A great way to spend the day
Really good value for money for a full day. Etna people were organised and made sure everyone in the group had what
Erin D
Erin D
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Etna People give the best day tour in Taormina!
When in Taormina, Sicily, you must visit Mt Etna. We found this full-day tour for a small group of 8 for a Saturday
californiacuore
californiacuore
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Loved Etnapeople and especially Roberto the guide.
This was one of the most amazing days I have had in my travels. Everything was perfect from the women who helped
L2782GHsarak
L2782GHsarak
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Amazing and perfect tour experience
10/10 would recommend to all visiting Taormina. Valastro was an amazing guide and shared so many interesting facts
Charley P
Charley P
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Walking on lava
Our guide Giuseppe took us on an adventure hiking in the blowing snow around the craters, and it was spectacular. W
alisonmX7774SJ
alisonmX7774SJ
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Etna November 2021
We can’t say enough good things about our tour in November 2021 with Roberto and Etsio. We were a group of 11 rangi
Dan G
Dan G
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Great winery tour for a rainy day
As the weather was too bad to go up Etna, we instead did a tour of 2 wineries. Our guide Guiseppe was excellent. He
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