Mt. Etna nature and flavors half day Tour from Catania

Catania, Italy

From $66.78

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


This tour makes it easier than ever to get up close and personal with Mt. Etna: Europe’s highest active volcano, and one of Sicily’s most visible landmarks. Journey to Rifugio Sapienza, at Etna’s base, before your trek; all equipment is included, and an add-on journey to its crater is available (own expense). Next, explore the volcano’s lava caves before stopping at an area farm for a sampling of local products.
  • Vehicle transit and hotel pickup and drop-off make getting around simple
  • Discover Mt. Etna up close, and explore the volcano’s lava caves
  • All necessary equipment is included
  • Sample Sicilian delicacies, like honey and wine, at an area farm

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Multilingual guide
  • The kit for visiting the cave
  • Sampling
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • INFANT price - Baby seat and baby carrier included
  • Cableway to reach 2500m (to pay on the spot) This is optional
  • cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000m (to pay on the spot) This is optional
  • 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

Accommodations, port, airport and stations in Catania

What To Expect

Piazza del Duomo (Pass By)

Rifugio Sapienza

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Mount Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Funivia dell'Etna

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Parco dell'Etna

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Grotta dei Tre Livelli

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Enoteca Dell'etna

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Notification is required for wheelchair participants
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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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Featured review
The view on a clear day is amazing. Pepe is an excellent tour guide and will help you see as much of Mt Etna as you want to.


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Good Weather = Good Time
David_K, May 2023
We were blessed with a clear period when we were up on the mountain and it likely makes a huge difference on a participants experience. We saw the peak and the caldera below without any cloud cover and it’s spectacular. The optional cable car/4x4 ride is essential. If you decide not to do it you are denying yourself a true Mt Etna experience. Definitely worth going, but keep in mind your in the hands of the weather gods.
Great Experience
Jenna_G, May 2023
Cable car, lava tube, short hike, guide, Winery, & lots of learning. Luigi & other guide were hilarious, knowledgeable, & friendly.
We felt looked after
Scott_B, May 2023
Thanks to our host and guide, Andrea, we had a great day trip up Mt Etna followed by some excellent food tastings at an Enoteca Dell’Etna. Despite recent rumblings from the volcano, Andrea swiftly put us at ease with his rapid fire talk about his native Catania and the beloved Mama Etna. His careful driving and concern for the group was very clear. We enjoyed chatting in the van about what to do and see in Catania. All in all he made our day a memorable one!
Angela_L, May 2023
Our guide was great, picked us up right on time, very informative and helpful Worth the price of admission
Freezing in the snow and...
Sheila_M, May 2023
Freezing in the snow and hail. Salvo was a great guide. Food and wine tasting was good. Can’t say anymore
Volcano Etna
Ivan_L, May 2023
The trip bad very good, but unfortunately it was raining most of the time. I guess it would have been much better if it wasn’t raining so much, but still it was a great experience.
An amazing, living part of nature
karenlburke, Apr 2023
The view on a clear day is amazing. Pepe is an excellent tour guide and will help you see as much of Mt Etna as you want to.
It was a great experience going to ETNAand our tour guide was excellent ❤️🙏
Maria_c, Apr 2023
I enjoy every single minute of my tour to ETNA Mouth love the snow and the cold weather, first time in Italy and is been a great vacation time with friends
Wonderful tour, thank you Salvo!
Gary_C, Apr 2023
Salvo is incredible. He had a trilingual group and made everyone feel welcome and repeated info three times so we all could understand. He is informative and energetic. His language skills are excellent and we hope he is compensated extra for this skill and the work it requires during a tour. We highly recommend this tour and especially Salvo!!! Both Mt Etna and cave plus winery were wonderful!
To do but need to add extras
Christelle_N, Apr 2023
Natasha was great and on time for picking up at hotel. The trip to Etna at 2000m was cool. Then if you want to go further you have to pay extra. You will wait at least 1h30 while the people that want to go further came back. Nothing much to do while waiting except going around some craters or shopping. Then we went to visit a lava cave for 20mn max and then tasting some local foods (price OK) Going back to hotel
Everything was perfect....
Ondrej_K, Apr 2023
Everything was perfect. Stuff is very kind and friendly... I recomend this Etna trip with guide Pepe.
March 22 - Mt. Etna and Giuseppeco
James_Z, Mar 2023
Giuseppeco was a wonderful guide with an excellent sense of humor, He made the trip even more memorable with his friendly attitude and his thorough knowledge of the area, its geology, and history. Mt. Etna was spectacular also.
Really great tour
Jessica_T, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and a lovely guide to have. Even explaining Sicilian culture and answered any questions we had. We really enjoyed our entire day learning about Mt. Etna as well as tasting wines and oils from Mt. Etna.
Nice 👍
Olena_L, Mar 2023
It was a nice trip! We enjoyed it very much! The trip was good organized, our travel guide was awesome! Thanks!
All Perfect
Mahsima_M, Mar 2023
Perfect day, knowledgeable guide, and beautiful scenery at Mount Etna, followed by memorable wine tasting. Highly recommended!
Great Experience!
Emily_M, Mar 2023
Florence was knowledgeable. Great customer service! It snowed during our tour, but it was a great experience.
Great day at Etna!
Montse_C, Feb 2023
Our guide, Andrea, was great! He picked us up at the hotel and we spend a really nice morning walking on the Etna craters, going into a lava tube and finally, having a taste of sicilian products! We definitely recommend :)
Not enough walking
Mitchell_B, Dec 2022
Very nice guide. But very disappointed there was no nature hiking. The options on Etna were very expensive.
Amazing tour
Eilat_M, Dec 2022
Our guide frederico was verry good. The etna was snowy and amazig. The tasting in the and of the tour were vey generous
Guiseppe was a wonderful...
Haley_C, Nov 2022
Guiseppe was a wonderful Guide for the day! His extensive knowledge of the region and humorous demeanor made it a wonderful day for us.
Great fun with a multicultural group
Robert_W, Nov 2022
Giuseppe was an excellent guide. We were a mixed group of strangers from Italy, Germany, uk, France, Switzerland and Estonia…we bonded as a group and really enjoyed our trip up Etna. It took a little longer up the mountain that’s was expected, but Giuseppe did not rush us and we still had plenty of time for the tasting later.
Great day, even for us oldies but goodies!
Joseph_S, Nov 2022
We were a group of 6 whose ages ranged from 60 to 75. Some with new knees and another waiting for a hip transplant. The great thing about this trip is that the basic part was easy enough so everyone could participate and enjoy the views from about 3,500 meters up. The ride in the gondola and the busses was enjoyable. The tour guide was very friendly and accommodating. Then, those who chose to, enjoyed the opportunity to walk up a previous eruption point to look inside and walk part way down a caldera. And the same went for a look inside a "cave" or hollowed out lava tube. We were lucky to have a bright sunny day but we prepared by dressing in layers and bringing gloves and hats. Bottom line a very enjoyable day for all.
Very nice tour
Alina_C, Nov 2022
Very good tour, interesting experience. Think asking for the hiking shoes when making the reservation, highly appreciated. We payed some extra for going up with the cable car, it worth every euro. Many thanks to Florence our guide.
Great day full of natural beauty
Stacey_D, Oct 2022
This tour was good value, our driver picked us up a few minutes from where we were staying and drove us all the way to Mt Etna. Our driver, who was also the tour leader, filled us in on history and facts along the way. We hiked the mountain, which was beautiful and learned a lot. The trek lasted a few hours and was not overly arduous. The winery and food was excellent, we got more samples and variety than I was anticipating. Overall I would recommend this experience.
Patty_B, Oct 2022
If you're on a shore day from a cruise ship, make sure to look for your Etna Tribe guide AT THE GATES TO THE PORT, near the pink and white customs building, and NOT right where you get off the ship. We were given the wrong information by the tourism agents at the dock, and could have easily missed our scheduled pick-up. Francesco, our Etna Tribe guide, was fantastic!!! He made our day both personal and unforgettable. On the drive up, he described some of the history and architecture of Catania to our small group. He gave us some background on past eruptions, pointing out areas that were sites of more recent lava flows vs older ones. He also explained how locals consider Mt. Etna to be a benevolent figure rather than a destructive force. The local agriculture benefits mightily from the rich mineral deposits of her eruptions. At Rifugio Sapienza, only my husband and I opted to take the cable car and bus to the higher altitudes, while Francesco took the rest of our group around the sites in the immediate vicinity. At the top of the cable car, we were greeted by an English-speaking guide who gave us more info on Mt. Etna's geology and history. Then, we lined up for the bus to one of the inactive craters where we hiked up the switchback path and around the rim (not for the faint-hearted). We took the bus and cable car back down again. This all took about 2 1/2 hours in total, and we loved every minute. Afterwards, we rejoined our group down at the Rifugio and Francesco drove us first to see a unique lava tube (more interesting than you might think), and then to a winery/olive oil producer for a tasting. Our hostess there was extremely interesting and genial, and the tastings were... very, very TASTY! It was a perfect way for us all to wind down at the end of our day. Francesco was especially careful to get my husband and me back to the port in plenty of time to get back aboard our cruise ship. Thank you, Francesco. You made our day perfect.
Trekking to the lower...
Barry_T, Oct 2022
Trekking to the lower craters with Francesco leading in low cloud, 50-60 kph winds and horizontal rain/sleet. While he closely monitored our safety, he never stopped explaining about Etna and how it had evolved over the centuries. The trip to the cave and later produce tasting were also very interesting.
Perfect day
Crystal_R, Oct 2022
Amazing day my husband and I had touring with Nondo. We didn't feel rushed and everything was clear and organized. Nando knew so much information and he presented it in such a fascinating way!!!
Fun day
avnie_s, Oct 2022
We had a great time, starting from crater views to tasting to cave exploration. It was a perfect day, Gasparo was super helpful and the whole thing was planned well
Great tour!
Caroline_E, Aug 2022
A great tour - we did the optional trip to the top of Etna on e-bikes which was incredible. More challenging on the way down than the way up! Tasting was great - a huge mix of stuff in a lovely setting. It takes all day - back at 6pm. Tour guide was fab - thanks Dan!
Worth to select it. Guide well informed, got back around 3:30. Didn't loose time.
Stelios_T, Aug 2022
Nice tour of ETNA. Daria was the guide. She was friendly, passioned with the mountain and with good knowledge of the history and facts but without being to detailed. The flavour stop was interesting, of course has the meaning of promoting the local food and wines, however they have selected a winery in a village of ETNA not close to the main activity. Worthy to select it. The price could be a little bit lower. Schedule was followed.

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