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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina
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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. This 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.
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Ages 3-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 9h
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English, Italian

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
  • Relax in air-conditioned comfort with coach transport to and from your hotel

  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at the hotel or in the close vicinity
  • Equipment (Hiking boots, helmets, torches)
  • Insurance
  • Expert Naturalistic Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Alcantara River Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
What's not included
  • Souvenirs

Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna. Arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around 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 headlamp. Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine produced in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its special 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 ends with a convenient drop-off at your Taormina hotel or pre-arranged location.

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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14484P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options are available, please specify any dietary requirements in the booking request
  • Please let us know your shoe sizes if you require hiking boots
  • Tours in other languages (French and Spanish) can only be arranged upon request, if received with adequate notice.
  • We suggest dressing according to the season (consider that the temperature on Etna is usually lower)
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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).
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina?
Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina price starts from €100.69. Discover and book Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina on Tripadvisor
What is the Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina cancellation policy?
Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina?
Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina is hosted by Etna People. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Etna People on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14484P3

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Porta Catania di Taormina
  • 1
    Monti Sartorius
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Alcantara River Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

vikkih508
vikkih508
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Superb guide for a wonderful tour.
An excellent morning trip out. Our host Tony was fantastic - he was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about
Connector778027
Connector778027
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Great hiking experience
Our tour guide, Roberto was excellent. He offered interesting facts, have helpful information during the hike and w
D1045MIanac
D1045MIanac
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Amazing volcano experience during winter
Amazing Etna North side tour with Etna People! We were picked-up in the morning near our accommodation in Taormina
Dina C
Dina C
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Great all-day tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our Etna Summit and Alcantara Tour. Both sites were truly beautiful to experience and the wi
RichardK1ng
RichardK1ng
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Relaxing, informative experience
Great morning out with Tony our guide. We joined a few others for a walk along some extinct volcanic craters follow
debcV274AS
debcV274AS
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Etna wineries
Giuseppe from Etna People was a great guide, taking us on this rainy day for our visit to 2 wineries. It was a fun
Pkubes
Pkubes
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Excellent Guide & Etna hiking tour
Highly recommended tour! Our guide Roberto made the tour very informative and fun! We had 6 people in our group and
Giving_up0
Giving_up0
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Wonderful volcano experience
Magnificent experience provided by our guide Ezio. His passion and knowledge of the mountain shone through as we tr
JanetS988
JanetS988
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So you want to know about volcanoes…
We are two 70+ year old Americans who just returned from a wonderful 5 1/2 hour visit to Mt Etna craters, lava cave
jenscotland
jenscotland
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Great Etna trip!
Absolutely brilliant tour! My friend (the 2 Jills!) and I were on this part walking tour and lunch/wine tasting in
Guide14091363371
Guide14091363371
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Interesting and fun Mount Etna trip
Our guide Tony made the half day tour of Mount Etna an exceptional experience. He shared his extensive knowledge o
LisaVivin
LisaVivin
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Amazing trip
We had a wonderful time touring Etna with this company. Our guide, Daniele, was friendly and knowledgeable. The mou
erikt990
erikt990
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Hiking, fun, educational
Our guide Sauro (Rosario) took us on a fun and educational tour. I learned more about volcanoes on the tour than I
진솔 김
진솔 김
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Perfect Experience
One of the best experience in Sicily. Great communication before the tour. Also great tour guide! (Special thanks t
Singe69
Singe69
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Professional, responsible Ena experience
We had a fantastic Etna experience with a very helpful guide who looked after us for the entire time. From the mome
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Laila
Dunedin2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Etna People are everything one could dream of when it comes to tours and guides. Our personal guide was very entertaining, talkative, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable— not just about Etna and Sicily, but about the world and Italy. He was full of interesting information and enthusiasm and really gave the experience a personal, human touch.

The price for a whole day's adventure was very fair, and it was one of the best tours I have been on. It was mythological and magical. We walked around the lower summits of Etna; explored the inside of a volcano; filmed inside a crater (the guide helped me with my short film); ate healthy, local, tasty, Sicilian food and drunk Sicilian wine on the wine tasting tour in a beautiful location; saw much of Sicily by car; and went somewhere special (I won’t spoil it for you by saying too much here) where some of the most ancient of myths and legends originated from… truly the birth place of Gods and Goddesses.

We really felt like we were within some ancient and mythical realm, as though the Gods who play in the mythological dramas and in all legends, from all lands, were there… the legends of Hades and Persephone, Venus and Jupiter, were felt as something visceral, sacred, biblical… Arcane imagery was touched, seen, photographed, and artful archetypes, such as the Tree of a life, or the river where Venus took her secret lover, was imbued… at least, such were the stirrings within my imagination. For others, it’s just a nice hike and lunch. :)

The Etna realm (she’s the mama of Italy), her landscape, is very fertile, and the history and architecture rivals that of other better known ancient civilisations. Our guide was very relaxed and did not pressure us to be in any great rush, and there was lovely liberty in the structure of the experience. I rate the experience 5 stars out of 5. Laila.
Written 11 January 2023
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Donna S
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Our your was fantastic. Our guide, Ribero, was the best. He was so knowledgable and spent the entire time giving us facts and history about the mountain and the gorge. You could tell that it is his passion to share his knowledge. He also made the hike very doable for the group as our age was over 65 y/o.
Written 20 March 2023
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Kennaandty
Tampa, FL12 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had a full day Mount Etna tour with Tony and it was amazing! Pick up went smooth and was communicated perfectly. His expert driving was much appreciated navigating the crazy Sicilian roads/drivers. He is so full of information and knowledge as well. The hike took about 2 hours and had stunning views. We were provided with a jacket and hiking shoes as it was still a bit snowy and slippery in some spots. Lunch at the winery was also very tasty and a variety of items. Lastly, he gave us free time at the stunning gorge. Highly recommend!!
Written 25 March 2023
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Yellowtulips
130 contributions
Surpassed all expectations. So worth hearing all about Etna from such a knowledgeable young chap. Dario collected us on time as planned and from start to finish of the day guided, informed and generally kept us entertained. He tempered his explanations to make the subject easy to grasp. The wine tasting and lunch was also superb and a great addition to the day. Bumping into Dario twice more during our hols was an added bonus. A delightful young man and a huge asset to the company. That Etna then erupted on our last day in Sicily and the streets of Taormina were showered in tiny volcanic ash and lava particles really was the icing on the cake
Written 24 October 2021
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californiacuore
Berkeley, CA3 contributions
Mar 2022
This was one of the most amazing days I have had in my travels. Everything was perfect from the women who helped us reserve the trip, to the specific time and pick up instructions, to the BEST GUIDE....Roberto! He was the most knowledgeable guide for any tour I have ever been on. I feel like I got a Ph.D. lecture on geology, lava, the mountain, etc. Roberto told us stories, information and made us feel safe on the hike up the mountain in the snaw. Many guides are just nice or entertaining, Roberto was both of these PLUS I loved the content and knowledge he had and shared with us.
Besides Roberto, the trip itself was so much fun. Hiked in the snow up Etna, then a great lunch at a winery and then got to see the Alcantara Gorge.
This will last as one of my favorite experiences. And P.S. Roberto is soooo charming! Thanks Etnapeople!
Written 27 March 2022
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Grace N
7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Myself and my boyfriend joined the tour along with 6 others in two groups. Roberto was a genuine joy to be around from start to finish. His enthusiasm and passion for not only the area he was narrating but also the volcanos themselves. It was eye opening to see the variations in rock formation other different time periods and how that has both positively and negatively impacted the region at times. We both enjoyed the two course lunch at the winery and sampling different wines. However, I would call it a lovely lunch with different wines and not so much a wine tour. Although we did view the wine cellars, which were great, there wasn't a huge amount of knowledge surrounding the wines/winery. Following this we went to the gorge, which was absolutely freezing!!! But well worth the cold dip to view the natural gorge and waterfall. Again, the experience was made so much better from our fantastic and enthusiastic guide. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 21 September 2022
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FloridaChief
Sarasota, FL214 contributions
We took the trip to Etna, with the wine tasing and lunch in the small group tour. It was fantastic! Ask for Tony,he has been guiding for over 25 years, was born on the mountain and has a degree in geology. He is full of great information,but more importantly is a wonderful,funny and insightful person. The whole experience with etna people from booking to the tour,food and vino was top notch.
Written 20 March 2023
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mike m
3 contributions
The morning weather was less than promising and perhaps the event should have been cancelled then?
The walk up to the crater was fairly strenuous for seniors like us and not the gentle climb we expected.
On approaching the top the weather turned even worse and the wind got up and the walk was abandoned.
We later went to Alcantara gorge and the hour visit was cut to 15 minutes because the weather was so awful.
The meal at the winery was the best part of the trip, being superb.
Had the weather been better this would have been a good excursion. Tony the driver was excellent and very knowledgable.
On reflection the trip should have been cancelled and/or partly refunded as the events were seriously curtailed.
Written 28 September 2022
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AnneFromTwick
37 contributions
A day trip packed full of interesting information and good humour which put our group of 8 instantly at ease with each other. After supplying us with good hiking boots and jackets our guide Saro took us around some of the old craters and inside a lava cave sharing his extensive knowledge of the geology and history of Etna, together with flora and fauna, with enthusiasm. Then on to delicious lunch and wines at Emilio Sciacca winery and finally ended up dipping our toes in the river at the stunning Alcantara Gorge. I nearly didn’t have time for this - so glad I did.
Written 19 November 2022
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mylesmcmorrow
London, UK8 contributions
Sep 2020
We spent a week in Sicily in total and the whole holiday was a busy adventure, but this tour was the best part... BY FAR!
After our initial trek in the lava caves and up to Mt Etna, we were already speaking about having got our money worth... but then it was off to an exceptional wine tasting with awesome food (plus v cheap and tasty wines to buy direct from the vineyard), polished off with a trip to an exceptionally beautiful river in Alcantara.
Whilst the trip itself was action-packed and totally worth it, we have to give a special mention to the tour guide Tony. From the minute he picked us up, through to dropping us back home, he delivered insight after insight in a friendly and passionate manner (and perfect English). A truly lovely person, who lives and breathes Mt Etna and seemed to enjoy the trek as much as we did. Thank You, from Myles and Annika!
Written 28 September 2020
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