Etna Morning Trip

Gravina di Catania, Italy
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From $64.59

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


Located on the island of Sicily, Mt Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. Explore its different aspects on this active tour from Catania that includes hiking up the volcano along a trail to the inner crater. See ancient lava flows, learn about the geological history of the volcano, admire panoramic views and hike into a lava cave.
  • Mt Etna tour from Catania
  • Experience this active volcano up close
  • Hike along a mountain trail up to 1200mt to spot lava flows and enter a lava cave
  • Hear about its geological history, and see native vegetation
  • Admire views of the Sicilian landscape

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
  • Free transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
  • Food and drinks
  • Use of Trikke
  • Clothes
  • Disposable gloves and mask

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Duca di Camastra
    Via Duca di Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy

    Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes

What To Expect

Etna Est

Admission Ticket Included

Mount Etna

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

We got helmets for the cave and upon request they provide hiking boots as well, everything included in the price.
Tour isn't too long or exhausting and gives a good impression of mount Etna's might


547 reviews
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Samantha_W, Jun 2023
A little disappointing and wouldn’t recommend for anyone mildly adventurous or in shape as this will be below your potential. Unfortunately our guide’s English comprehension was poor and our tour group felt we couldn’t even ask questions bc he didn’t understand them. The “hike” is very mild and all in areas open to the public, I guess I was under the impression that the tour would add something to the experience but we would likely have gotten more out of a free day to explore the volcano on our own. The lava cave is cool but lasts about 5 minutes.
Would do it again but in better weather.
Heather_E, May 2023
it's hard to accurately rate the experience since the tour took place in a downpour. I was actually suprised the tour still took place. when we were out exploring the crater quickly the ice hail was coming at us sideways. Due to the whether we couldn't see anything beyonf where we were standing. Our tour guide was very sweet and did what she could with our group though. I imagine in better weather it would be a perfect excursion. She did decide to erupt while we were on our tour and our guide made us feel very comfortable that we were safe.
Amazing day trip to Etna
Ann_P, May 2023
This was a great day trip to Etna. The guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We were in a small group which was perfect. I very highly recommend it
Wonderful experience and...
Elsa_K, May 2023
Wonderful experience and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I really enjoyed it.
Enjoy a view of Mount Etna
Maria_S, May 2023
Everything was an amazing experience: The Ox Valley, the entrance to the tube, and the visit to the craters.. However, I would like to congratulate the tour guide for his wide knowledge, his kindness, his sense of humor, and more. And also Vittorio, the driver, who was very kind to help my sister whenever she was unable to join us for some parts of the tour. Thanks to both of them. We really appreciate their role in this tour.
Great time!
JULIE_V, May 2023
We loved drinking some etna wine, while standing on the etna. Looking in to and walking around the crater and the tour through the lava cave. Our guide (Leonardo) showed lots of pictures and films. He shot them himself. This was amazing!
Guilia was a fantastic...
John_B, May 2023
Guilia was a fantastic guide and very passionate about the mountain. She explained about the history of Etna and her family lives on the slopes of the mountain . She was great . Cheers
Guide was awesome! it was...
Joni_J, May 2023
Guide was awesome! it was amazing to get to know the secrets of the volcano, the treatment was very friendly and in all aspects the trip was very successful, I can recommend it to everyone.
Great and informative
Othonas_Z, May 2023
Great guide! Kind and with a lot of knowledge about the volcano and the District of Catania. Definitely a must when you are in Catania.
Mt Etna -Jewel of Catania
John_Y, May 2023
The guide Danielle was knowledgeable and informative The crater hike is amazing and the crater cave was once in a lifetime The tour is an excellent value and is a must do trip
Good into to Etna
GD_C, Apr 2023
Small English speaking group, good guide. Minibus to Etna ‘base camp‘ bus station area via view points and larva tube. Coffee, then a shortish walk to an old crater, followed by lunch (not included) call. At the mercy of the weather of course. On our trip in early April there were snow flurries on the mountain and it changed quickly from warm sun to bitter wind. Only difficulty was my old ears hearing the commentary from the back of the van.
Tatiana_N, Apr 2023
what an amazing trip! everything was great - organising, timing, the guide, Iorga, is absolutely incredible - knowledgeable, very friendly, very patient with everyone in the group - probably the best guide I had over the years. Iorga, thank you so much again, we had an epic time! Can't recommend this tour enough
Varied experiences and a must for visitors
Emille_C, Mar 2023
The weather extremes at Mt. Etna, the lava tube trip, the group, the knowledge of the guide and stopping for good coffee before we got to the slopes.
Laid back trip with minimal walking
Sofia_E, Mar 2023
The trip was very lovely, perfect for a laid back visit of Etna. Don’t expect to hike much though, as it’s mainly a driving through kind of tour. Nonetheless, the cave walk and the little trek up the side of Etna was a nice experience. The guide was very friendly.
The trip was nice and the...
Dilyana_N, Mar 2023
The trip was nice and the guide told us a lot of things although he had difficulties with the language. There were a lot of breaks, but it was ok due to the group abilities. Main problem is that the guide was ill and was coughing and sneezing all the time. Now I am ill too.
Nice tour
HongXiao_S, Mar 2023
I had great there. The guide is very knowledgeable n experienced. His name I think is Daniella I can’t pronounce I’m afraid. He told us about the history and the story about local community. I was really impressed. I will definitely introduce this tour to my family n friends
Great experience. Very...
Sandeep_D, Feb 2023
Great experience. Very well organized. Family-friendly. Physically easy for most people. Dress warm in the winter!
Very nice trip
Kjellaug_T, Feb 2023
Glorious morning with snow capped Etna in sun. Guide was very knowledgeable, and told us a lot about the difference between the various volcanos, history etc. We also visited one of the caves. All in all, a very good trip. Be aware if you have a same day flight, as it wasn't just the morning. Value for money.
Great tour with Daniele -...
Beth_H, Jan 2023
Great tour with Daniele - he is extremely knowledgeable and we had a really interesting and fun trip to Mt Etna.
A highlight of my trip to...
Elizabeth_C, Dec 2022
A highlight of my trip to Sicily! We were a small group and the guide was very knowledgeable and communicative. Fantastic experience!

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