Mt. Etna and Taormina village full day tour from Catania

Catania, Italy
Etna and Taormina Full Day Tour from Catania

From USD 96.75

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Marvel over the geological wonders of Mount Etna, then visit the elegant resort town of Taormina on this action-packed full-day tour from Catania. Soak up the dramatic scenery of Europe’s highest active volcano as you visit the hilltop resort of Refugio Sapienza; As an alternative to trekking, you can catch the cable car to the 9,514-foot (2,900-meter) peak of Mount Etna (optional) and explore a natural lava cave. After exploring the lava cave, have a delicious tasting of the local products such as honey, oil and wine. On the way to Taormina, you will stop and see the beautiful "Isola Bella” from above. Then spend the afternoon enjoying your free time in Taormina, among medieval churches, ancient Greek theater, and lively shopping district.
  • Full-day tour of Mount Etna and Taormina from Catania
  • Ride the cable car up the active volcano of Mount Etna (own expense)
  • Venture underground to explore a natural lava cave
  • Visit the historic monuments of mountainside Taormina

What's Included

  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • The kit for visiting the Cave
  • Sampling
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included
  • cableway + 4x4 bus + alpinist guide to the maximum permitted altitudes (to pay on the spot) optional
  • Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request)
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes"

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 am

Pickup details

Hotels, B&B, port, bus and train stations in Catania

What To Expect

Etna Tribe (Pass By)

Mount Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Parco dell'Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Funivia dell'Etna (Pass By)

Grotta dei Tre Livelli

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Enoteca Dell'Etna

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Corso Umberto

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Piazza IX Aprile (Pass By)

Villa Comunale di Taormina (Pass By)

Ancient Theatre of Taormina (Pass By)

Torre dell'Orologio (Pass By)

Isola Bella (Pass By)

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano (Pass By)

Palazzo Corvaja (Pass By)

Piazza Duomo (Pass By)

Chiesa Madonna della Rocca (Pass By)

Naumachia - Antico Gymnasium romano (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We offer pick ups from hotels in Catania, so let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul. 2019

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Traveller Tips

Wear a hoodie or bring a scarf to protect Your ears, is my advice.
We explored a lava tube, explored mount Etna (cable car and bus to top significantly extra (65euro pp) but very worth it- bring a jacket!
in summer time it is not easy especially because you visit taormina in the middle of the day and the heat can be exhausting.


737 reviews
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Excellent tour
Lisa_R, Oct 2023
Excellent tour! Salvo was a great enthusiast knowledgeable guide and the tour was great - an 11 hour tour which gave enough time at Etna and at Taormina - highly recommended!
Andrea was amazing! Such...
Samantha_S, Oct 2023
Andrea was amazing! Such an insightful and lovely guide. Mt Etna was amazing and Taormina was beautiful.
Funny, well traveled guide
Tooney_T, Sept 2023
One of the best features of this tour was the guide. We had a multilingual guide that had great local spots to visit as part of the tour. He was able to recommend local places to eat and drink along the way, especially in Catania, as Andrea is a native. I highly recommend him if you can catch him before he takes off for holiday in another country.
A Fantastic Tour
Melanie_l, Sept 2023
The trip up to Etna was really amazing. It was nice to have a tour with just eight people in the group. Giuseppe our guide from EtnaTribe, was really knowledgeable and friendly. He involved all the members of the group. The day covered so many different experiences, it far exceeded our expectations.
Worth doing!
Tresia_F, Sept 2023
Great tour! Danilo was wonderful! Trekking up Mt. Etna was unforgettable. Everything was as promised!
The guide was very...
Pulsara_G, Sept 2023
The guide was very helpful and caring and knowledgable. Alessandro always made sure that we are enjoying the tour.
Fantastic experience!
Joan_P, Sept 2023
The tour guide (Alessandro) was very knowledgable, professional, personable and spoke English very well. He was willing to stop for photos or places of interest to anyone in the group who asked. He went above and beyond. We enjoyed the tour so much we booked another tour with the same company and are hoping to have the same tour guide. It was a great experience!
Great day out
Andrew_G, Sept 2023
Our guide Julio was knowledgeable and very helpful. Great time to see Etna and Taormina in a single day.
My etna
Gordon_S, Sept 2023
Good and informative trip, guide Giuseppe knowledgeable and very accommodating. Went out his way to make trip enjoyable. Would recommend trip to others, especially with Giuseppe. It does state in info before going on trip that it would be extra for chair lift and bus up to Etna, but it would be good to know that it was €156 for two people on top of initial outlay. All being said we really enjoyed the trip.
Fun Gilled Day to Mt. Etna
Kerry_L, Sept 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He had stories to tell about all of the locations we traveled through and even suggested a wonderful place for our group to have lunch.
Walking through craters...
LISA_H, Sept 2023
Walking through craters with Francesco & his explanations and stories. Very interesting, he knows all the facts but delivered them in a humorous way.
Information full day fun
emmalucas, Sept 2023
We were very excited to join Lorenzo as our guid for our trip to Mt Etna & Taormina for the full day tour We left promptly at our meeting time as Lorenzo gathered and settled us in the van. Our travel to Mt Etna was a scenic and adventurous drive while we were learning about the volcano, eruptions, challemges and the hood that come with the lava! The cave portion was short but very informative and quite amazing to see the lava formations and seeing the layers over centuries of eruptions and the beauty that grows after. We arrived at MtEtna base and Lorenzo offered jackets and sweaters for the 3 of us who didn’t have thick enough ones. Thank you! We were a group of 5 and we all decided to go (€78 extra Sept/23) up the cable car, 4x4 bud and take the crater tour. It was a beautiful site and absolutely breathtaking, even with the clouds! TIP— use the bathroom up where you get off the cable car before the last bus up to the plateau-it’s not busy like the main ticket area below!! After we stopped in Ragaina for local samplings. I was nicely surprised at the presentation at tables and small sampling plates. It was a nice break. We then left for Taormina. What a stunning cliff side village! We had 2 hrs to explore so 4/5 went to the city gardens to enjoy the gorgeous sea views while walking cliff side through a beautiful garden! Shade!! We then went down the Main Street for people watching, gelato and panini. Lorenzo gathered us back and we were returned to our meeting spot in Via Etna.
“Because I’m Sicilian” ;)
Nancy_G, Sept 2023
We had the best time! Definitely bring jacket, beanie (it gets cold up there!) and comfortable walking shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty for Mt Etna portion of the tour. My poor white sneakers turned grey. We had a choice of walking Silvestri Crater, riding cable car or riding quads. We chose cable car but there was still quite a bit of walking once we got off. Amazing scenery! Next was going inside a lava cave. Guide provided helmets so we wouldn’t bang our heads. Then he asked everyone in our group if they’d like to have lunch/wine tasting at a winery. I’m usually sketchy about these types of arrangements but must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The food was top notch and the wine served was explained well. This lunch was at an additional charge but well worth it. Last but not least, we had a fun group. Strangers became friends and truly believe it was due in part to our fantastic tour guide, Giuseppe C. He was funny, caring, knowledgeable and attentive to everyone in our group. As we were all talking amongst ourselves and laughing at lunch, I looked around at other tour groups there and they were awkwardly silent. We had free time in Taormina, our final stop, without Giuseppe, but our group of 8 stayed to explore the town together! Thank you Giuseppe for taking the time to create such a fun and carefree environment for all of us to enjoy!
Great full day experience
david_M, Aug 2023
Wonderful tour hosted by Giuseppe who looked after us from start to finish. Nothing too much trouble and he had a great sense of humour. Paid the extra and went to the top by cable car and 4 wheel drive, while not cheap if it's a clear day well worth the splurge.
Stunning views and charming guide
Liviu_D, Aug 2023
Great experience! Stunning views, both on the Etna and in Taormina, as well as Isola Bella. My family and I got the chance to be taken in a four wheel drive by our guide, Pepe. He was very helpful and explained everything in a clear manner, about everything we asked and more!
Elizabeth_G, Aug 2023
Absolutely amazing experience! Enzo was a wonderful tour guide and the tour is so fun! Cannot recommend enough!!
Highly recommend!
Rose_I, Aug 2023
Seeing all that is on Mt Etna and learning all that our guide Daria explained to us. She gave many interesting facts not only about Etna, but about Sicily in general. This was a wonderful experience!
Great memories!
Assrin_H, Aug 2023
Great tour with great views and great places, whats not to like? Nando (the guide) was fantastic and you could tell he loves his job and can answer all the questions you have about Sicily. He also makes sure you as a tourist is well taken cared
Amazing tour guide
Ofelia_D, Aug 2023
Peppe was very accommodating ,informative , social and went way beyond his duties to accommodate us. . He gave us as much time as we needed to visit Mount Etna. Bus coming down from Mt Etna was late for 30 minutes thus delaying the whole group. Me being a type A was anxious . He was cool. He took us to the most scenic route to Taormina even if it meant it took longer, just so he could show us the beautiful coast line. The tour should have ended 5 -6 hours earlier. But he gave us tons of his free time. By the time we ended our tour we all knew each other and we were having separation anxieties.!!!! It was fun. Thank you Peppe!!
Great tour.
Joanne_M, July 2023
The views from Mt. Etna were amazing. We had 2 hours to walk around Taormina which was just enough time to know that I would like to vacation there in the future. Our tour guide, Flo, is very knowledgeable and is passionate about Sicily. And even though we were delayed due to fires, she kept positive.

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