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Full-Day Etna and Taormina Combination Tour

4.9 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour

Full-Day Etna and Taormina Combination Tour

Activity provider: Sicily Grand Tour

From US$ 97.82 per person

Visit 2 of eastern Sicily's top attractions in a single day. Explore Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano and Taormina, Pearl of the Mediterranean.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel in Catania, or Catania territory
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the surface of the most active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy a tour through magical landscapes
  • Discover the art and history of the Pearl of the Mediterranean
Full description
At a height of 3,320 meters above sea level and a diameter of over 40 kilometers, Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. Explore the volcano and the town of Taormina on a full-day tour. Visit Monti Rossi, responsible for the major eruption in 1669, and see a lava stone quarry. Take a short, moderate hike at Crateri Silvestri (2,000 meters above sea level). Put on a helmet and grab a flashlight to explore a lava tube. Stop at a 1992 eruption, taste local products and visit the village of Zafferana for lunch. Enjoy a walking tour along Taormina’s narrow streets, and see the Greek theater, the cathedral, the botanical garden and more.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transfers by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Gas
  • Parking fees
  • Tolls
  • Archaeological park/museums tour guides are not included
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals
  • Tickets
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Dress code: casual with comfortable shoes
  • Entrance fees: Greek theater tickets not included
  • Minimum required number of participants: 1
  • Activities are subject to cancelation due to weather conditions
  • Please note that discounts are available for groups
  • Please note that visit of Taormina is on your own
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 95 reviews

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Alessio was brilliant. He was extremely knowledgeable and made even the car journey interesting. He took us to a few different sites on Etna and into a lava tube. He arranged a nice restaurant for lunch and then took us to Taomina. Got a good couple of hours here which is all you really need. He also does other tours on Sicily so will definitely look him up next time we visit.

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September 20, 2022

Alessio was such a gentleman and a great tour guide. He explained all of the geological aspects of the eruptions of Etna and was wonderful at answering all of my questions. I was the only one on the tour as the rest cancelled last minute but I still felt safe with Alessio as he was heartwarmingly nice, trustworthy, and felt like family. He explained all of Sicily’s history and was the best photographer. Lunch and Taormina were amazing. I had an hour to explore Taormina and although all of the comments say it’s enough, it’s really not. Taormina is beautiful and it deserves a whole stay (1-2 days) instead of an hour. But an hour was enough to be introduced to this beautiful place. Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour (even for solo travelers like me). I’d also recommend any other tour with Alessio he really is great. Grazie per una bella giornata, Alessio!! A presto.

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August 7, 2022

Alessio picked up as planned. The trip was very well planned, nothing to strenuous as it was very hot that day. Alessio gave us a very good history of the volcanic activity around ETNA. We had a good lunch where he took us to a cafe/restaurant. Food prices very reasonable. Visit to farm was a bonus where we tasted different kinds of honey, olive oils and drinks. In Taormina, we were left to wander around this beautiful town for a couple of hours which was more than sufficient given that it was so hot that day. Overall would recommend this tour.

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July 2, 2022

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