From Catania Etna at Sunset half day tour

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Etna at Sunset Half Day Tour

From USD 61.66

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


Enjoy a physical perspective of Sicily on a tour to Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Do a little trekking, check out an old crater and lava flow caves, and admire gorgeous views of the mountain and surrounding landscape at sunset. Plus, stop by a farm to taste local products like honey and wine. Hotel pickup in Catania is included.
  • Get an up-close look at Europe's tallest active volcano
  • Walk around lava flows and an old crater
  • Visit a farm for tastings of honey, wine and other local goodies
  • Caving equipment provided

What's Included

  • Shuttle bus (return)
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • The kit for visiting the cave
  • Sampling
  • INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes”

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Enoteca Dell'Etna

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Grotta dei Tre Livelli

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Parco dell'Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Mount Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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.

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Traveller Tips

The view from the top was worth the trek and the view at sunset was breathtaking.


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Great excursion to mount Etna
Tobi_H, Sept 2023
Great excursion with an even better tour guide. Francesco was brilliant, and made the trip very enjoyable. He is also an excellent photo taker and knows the best spots!
Amazing Guide, Views and Tasting
Kristf_S, Aug 2023
Florence is the absolute best guide you could ever have. She is super nice, informative and helpful with everything. The wine/honey/olive oil tasting part is super fun, everything is very delicious and the prices to potentially buy the things you have tried are very much reasonable. The small hike on the craters (if you don't opt for the quad/ATV ride) is incredibly nice - the view, especially if the weather is clear (which it was for us) is incredible. Good to note that the wind can be quite strong up there but other than that, it is absolutely stunning. We were lucky to catch the sunset at the perfect timing to even take some pictures and get lost in the mesmerizing view it offered. Then we went down inside a small crater which was also super fun. The cave tour as a final stop was very interesting as it is basically a cave carved by the lava river and you can see the levels of how it was naturally created. Overall, this tour is a 100/10, our group was super fun, the views are amazing, you get to know a lot of interesting information about both Etna and the area, Florence the guide is incredibly nice and knowledgeable, the cave and the tasting is excellent. Couldn't recommend this more!
Guide was very...
Maria_R, Aug 2023
Guide was very informative. Learned loads about volcanos. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it.
Great tour and tasting
Stefan_M, Aug 2023
The tour was really amazing and with the info provided by the very knowledgeable guide there was also a lot to learn. When I booked the tour I was a bit worried about the tasting that comes with it, but that part was great to, with a very friendly tasting guide and great products which lead to us buying a bunch of them.
Mixed feelings
sam_t, Aug 2023
The wine tasting was amazing. You get to taste a lot of Sicilian appetisers and the wine was fantastic. However the tour on the Etna was disappointing. The guide told that there was a possibility to go on ATV, but it would cost an extra €50 pp. We didn’t want to pay that much extra, so we went with our tour guide to a lava cave. The cave was actually pretty small and you only walk a few meters inside the cave. After that we went to the craters and the guide told some little details about it, but mostly gave us free time to enjoy it by ourselves. That was not a big deal, but when we walked away he gave a tour on the craters to the Italian speaking guests. I would have liked to get also more information about the craters and the volcano. Moreover, we stayed as the east side of the mountain and the sunset is on the west side of the mountain, so it was not really a sunset tour since the sun went down on the other side and we only saw clouds. In conclusion, while reading the description of the tour I expected more, but the wine tasting was worthwhile.
Helen_S, Aug 2023
Simone is very knowledgeable, great story teller, a born guide. He takes interest in all his guests and makes the trip so much more. The tasting was informative about local delicacies and tasty. You can even by products that you tasted. All our group decided to add the ATV experience of Mt Etna and it was amazing. To see the different terrains and go bush (Aussie here) was an experience to have. The sunset was spectacular and the lava cave was interesting. So far a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend and if you get Simone all the better 😁
Great insights from locals with an impressive sunset
Andr_S, Aug 2023
Our trip to Etna started with a small group of only five people and our guide Lorenzo. Due to Lorenzo's knowledge, passion and good english it was interesting listening to him all the time. Especially impressive was the sunset and the pictures which he took for us.
Great experience!
Jafar, July 2023
It was a really fun and well organised tour. Our Tour Guide was fantastic and really helpful! The wine and food testing was also a great touch. Make sure to pack comfy shoes for the walking
Adventure up high
Michelle_M, July 2023
Great time had by all and a tour that worked great for my kids. We were picked up close to where we stayed, had a great tasting and then explored Etna.
Fab Etna trip
brist1303, July 2023
start to finish was well organised from pick up on time. Information brilliant from guide. Exactly as described
Miki_N, July 2023
Loved this experience from start to end. It was well timed, not too fast paced, while the guide, Francesco, was amazing. Very knowledgeable, communicative and patient in responding to my many questions. He was also fun and considerate of all the people in the group's needs. Would definitely repeat this stunning trip. Mihaela and Luca from Romania
Unmissible day
Nomi_H, July 2023
We were at Sicily for 9 days, and this trip was probably the most memorable for us. The timing for the sunset was on point, the leader of the tour was really welcoming and the tasting was interesting with all the products.
Great views!
Sarah_P, June 2023
Loved this tour! Nando was a fantastic tour guide, was lovely learning all the details about the volcano. We first did the tasting, and yes, it is a small tasting, but it does exactly what it says on the tin: you taste a couple of different wines, jams, olive oil and different shots that they produce on the farm. All very tasty! Second we went in the small cave, nothing to worry about or to be scared about, few minutes to look around and we were off. Then we did our Etna walk and Nando made sure he adapted to everyone's needs: one couple didn't wanna walk, so they stayed in the bar chalet and then he came with us and another couple, who wanted to walk. We walked over a couple of inactive craters, the view was clear, fantastic and even managed to have a little sunset, we were very lucky with the weather. Being scared of heights, I can't believe I hiked that high, very proud of myself and very happy I did it. If I can do it anyone can! The walk itself is nothing major or difficult, a light walk really, but like i said seriously thoroughly enjoyed this tour. One of the highlights of my sicilian trip!
The beauty of Etna
Thomas_D, May 2023
Our guide went out if his way to give us so much information on how Etna was formed. He was very supportive and helpful on our trip to Etna.
Definitely worth it!
Vertti_H, May 2023
Very good we went with quad bikes and got to see a beautiful sunset we also tried some etna produce and drinks which all were lovely
We took the tour 2 days...
gabriela, May 2023
We took the tour 2 days after the May 23 eruption and we were quite afraid of what might happen but Giuseppe was very accommodating, knowledgeable and put us at ease. I definitely recommended it .
Great adventure
Alan_P, May 2023
Really fun and exciting adventure up the mountain! Great views and lots of fun going into the cave. The local guide Pepe had so much useful information and was very fun. He also was a very safe driver.
Great afternoon
Ann_G, Apr 2023
Natacia was an amazing guide and gave us so much context. Seeing the craters and the landscape was memorable.
Etna Sunset tour is a great to end the day! Educated and inspired!
Donna_C, Apr 2023
Giuseppe was a wonderful guide! Our tour began with a brief history of Sicily as we left Catania. He took great care in noting points of interest as we made our way from one stop to the next. He was well informed about all things Etna and, obviously, enjoyed what he was doing very much! A beautiful sunset and a great tour!
Unforgettable Etna Experience
Thomas_F, Apr 2023
This was one of the highlights of our 2-week Italy trip. Regarding the tour itself, definitely worth the price. The sights were beautiful and experience unforgettable. The food tasting was fantastic - we bought half the gift shop when we left! And the staff there were extremely welcoming. What made the experience even better was our guide, Giuseppe. He was very knowledgeable, kind, and fun. He even dropped us off directly at the restaurant we had dinner at. Could not recommend this tour more!!!

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