Day trip

Catania: Mount Etna Volcano and Alcantara Park Tour

3.9 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Lemontour Catania

Catania: Mount Etna Volcano and Alcantara Park Tour

Activity provider: Lemontour Catania

From US$ 96.73 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Mount Etna’s volcano along a full-day guided tour of the stunning Alcantara Gorges.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Get picked up from your accommodation in Catania and the surrounding area. If you're located outside the pickup area, contact the local partner to organize a transfer service at an extra cost.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the ancient craters, lava caves and breathtaking landscapes of Mount Etna volcano
  • Enjoy free time at Alcantara Gorges
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Alcantara
Full description

With an expert guide by your side, discover the Mount Etna volcano, sitting at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Explore ancient craters, lava flow caves, and admire the breathtaking landscape of the Ionian coast. Explore Alcantara Park in your free time. Dissected by the Alcantara river, Alcantara Park is a location brimming with unique vegetation, lava rock formations, and columnar basalts formed by the icy waters of the Alcantara. During the warm season, cool yourself off by taking a refreshing dip in these pristine waters or just stroll alongside the river.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Alcantara River visit

    • Mount Etna visit

    • Cratere Centrale dell'Etna visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Italian, English, Spanish, French

  • Transport
    • Transport by van, car

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the lava cave visit and lunch are temporarily suspended. More time will be dedicated to hiking and the visit to Alcantara with free time during the lunch break.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5

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We were picked up directly from the apartment, transport was there on time. Then it started on Etna. The guide was super nice and competent. After the lunch break we had to go to Alkantara Park with another guide. Communication with him was difficult because he only spoke Italian and Spanish, but he was also very nice and patient. There we just had an hour free time for Alcantara Gorge. Transport back was also to the front door.

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October 21, 2021

Very nice experience. We weren't so lucky in the weather, as the day started with a thunderstorm, but they phoned us and postponed the tour by 30 minutes. Very helpful, they came to pick us up in front of the door where he was staying. The guide deprived himself of his sandals to lend them to a lady who did not have them to be able to walk through the Alcantara gorges. The means of transport was a bit old, and this made the journey not exactly comfortable. This small negative note, however, does not affect the fantastic experience we had. I recommend it to everyone

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September 24, 2021

Theresa is a very good guide! She speaks good English, drives the old minivan safely through the area and knows a lot! You could ask her anything and you knew a lot! Very interesting and highly recommended! The Alcantara Gorge is also super beautiful! There are a lot of stairs going down, but they are definitely worth it! We couldn't bathe because it had rained shortly before and was still cold, but I couldn't help walking through the shallow water! Was a great day!

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September 12, 2021

Product ID: 318548