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

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Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Small Group)

Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Small Group)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6247P15
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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4.5
47 reviews
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David D
Pratteln, Switzerland2 contributions
Jun 2020
Our tour consisted of a visit to a winery with extensive wine tasting, followed by a lunch in a restaurant serving typical local dishes.

Both stops were absolutely amazing: the winery has a spectacular location at the Etna with views across the countryside all the way to the ocean. We got to taste a lot of wine alongside explanations about its history and local types in general; we were even able to get a tour of their cellar and learn about how they work.

After a very scenic ride, we arrived at the restaurant, which again was located beautifully. An amazing range of food was served, including home-made pasta and a pastiche cake.

Our guide (Rosario) was incredibly knowledgeable about the region and its history, which was great and made us enjoy the day even more. We took the tour as a private tour (2 persons), which was possible for a slightly higher price, but likely depends on availability.

Overall, we would very strongly recommend this tour for anybody interested in the region's food, wine and history!
Written 2 July 2020
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Trail61954440779
Dear G5276, we really appreciate Your review in details. We are so happy You enjoyed it. Warm regards
Written 2 August 2020
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Nikstar86
Widnes, UK62 contributions
Our guide Salvo was brilliant, picked us up on time and then just one more couple due to Covid restrictions. Excellent communication from the organiser as to what time and vehicle would collect us from our hotel.

We started with a drive to the slopes of mount Etna and to Gambino winery where we enjoyed a taste of five wines, cheese and other nibbles with lots of bread, the tasting area is large and airy and there is a shop where you can order wines to be shipped home which we did :)

We then drove to a farmhouse with a restaurant outside for more food and wine, suitable stuffed!!

Salvo spoke perfect english and had lots of knowledge about Sicily and the local area, we had lots of questions and he was really friendly and welcoming. The roads around Etna are very windy and narrow but we felt very safe.

I would definitely recommend this tour if you enjoy sicilian wine and food, it is very well run and we would definitely do it again if we return. Current covid restrictions mean you will need to wear a mask in the car and when not seated in the tasting room/restaurant areas.
Written 29 August 2020
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Benevans1965
Anlaby, UK1 contribution
There were 4 of us on our tour and our driver Salvo was incredible, he was very friendly and welcoming and also full of very interesting facts and knowledge throughout the trip, he was also funny and easy to get along with.

The visit to the winery was very good also, everyone who worked at the Gambino winery was friendly and enthusiastic about their work, on top of the fact that the wine was excellent. We tried lots of varieties and had a tour of the cellar which was very informative.

Salvo then took us to a lovely restaurant with views over etna and a vineyard and it was perfect - lovely and interesting foods and more nice wine, then salvo delivered us back to our hotel afterwards.

Overall a very good trip and very good value for money, we will definitely be ordering some gambino wine and would recommend the tour to anyone visiting the area.

Written 14 September 2020
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kwtraveller10
Manchester, UK14 contributions
This was a fantastic tour and experience with excellent value for money. Pick up was on time and there were only four people on the tour including us. Our excellent tour guide and driver Salvo gave a great overview of the history of Sicily and the wineries we were visiting. We arrived at the Gambino Winery up towards Mount Etna and it was such an amazing place. They taught us all about Sicilian wines and let us try 6 glasses of wine as well as fill up our glass for when we toured the cellar. The wines were also reasonably priced as well and worth looking at as they do worldwide shipping. We moved onto lunch at a farmhouse winery and the food was delicious. Definitely worth doing!
Written 14 September 2020
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Toone03
Portsmouth, UK124 contributions
We booked a tour for 4 people via the website. It was easy to book and Massimo emailed us straight away to confirm.

In the day we were picked up at 10am by Antonio who was our guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and told us on the drive to the winery about the landscape etc.

We drove for about 45 minutes and learnt so much about the local area.

Upon arrival at the Gambino Vineyard we were welcomed with cold glasses of white wine and a talk by Nino. He was really nice and very funny too. We had a short tour of the cellar and learnt about the wine making process, grapes etc.

We had a lunch prepared with local fresh foods and wine tasking. The wine was amazing…so much we ordered lots to be sent to the UK!

After photos etc we drive to a local farmhouse restaurant where we had a lunch again with local foods and more wine! Food was delicious and definitely some of the best local produce we have tasted.

After this we returned to our hotel.

Overall this was a fantastic day and we have made some great memories.

Thank you Massimo and team.
Written 17 May 2022
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joachrs
1 contribution
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
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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
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Kraig
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
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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Maria L
York, ME1 contribution
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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Sam K
Manchester, UK66 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Our driver Salvo was fantastic. He told us of Sicilian history on the way to Gambino winery and he was also really funny which made it a memorable day. The wines at Gambino were wonderful and reasonably priced. They offer free EU shipping (if you spend over €60). You get a selection of amazing cheeses with your wine tasting and Giuseppe was a great informative about the wine. After Gambino, we got taken to a small farmhouse for delicious Sicilian food.

Due to covid we had to wear masks in the car and were well spaced out at the meals so felt safe. They also take your details down for track and trace. All in all great trip!
Grazie Salvo and Giuseppe! Ciao!
Written 16 September 2020
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YOC
5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Salvo was a wonderful tour, it was truly the highlight of our holiday. From start to finish it was so easy we were picked up from our hotel. We learnt so much about the area, drank wonderful wine and ate delicious food. Amazing value for money would highly recommend
Written 30 August 2020
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