Etna Experience organizes Etna tour, excursions, full and half day trips to enjoy the best visit, trekking and guided tours to Mount Etna Volcano

Excursion

Food and wineries: Etna tasting tour

Excursion information

Location East and North side of Etna
Altitude 1000 meters
Duration from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Difficulty Easy
Departure Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32, Catania. We guarantee pick up at meeting point agreed upon booking.
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First stop

Start. One of Etna Experience’s expert naturalistic guides will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from your hotel in Catania or from an agreed meeting point, to take you aboard one of our 8-seater vehicles (jeep or minivan).

Local products. Your guide will lead you to discover the beautiful city of Zafferana Etnea, repeatedly touched by the lava of Etna and which has become the Sicilian capital of honey. Just in front of the famous 1992 lava flow you’ll taste some local honey, olive oil and others products, directly from the local producers.


Second stop

First winery. After that, at about 11.00/11.30 AM you will get to the first winery, where you will start with the Etna Wine tasting; also, you will have an aperitif based on local products. Next, during a walk through the vineyards, you will learn about their production.


Third stop

Lunch in an Etna winery. So you will visit the second winery,  where you will enjoy a full lunch with fresh and local products. An appetizer (cheeses, salami, olives, fresh bread and so on), a first dish and a second, all combined with 3 Etna Doc wines (one white and two reds)​​.


Fourth stop

Visit the vineyeards. After lunch you will visit the vineyards, so you can explore the interesting world of the natural wine. The expert winemakers and / or sommeliers will take you behind the scenes of the universe of Etna wine.

Come back. The Food and Wine Tasting Tour of Etna will finish at 5:30/6:00 p.m., when you will come back to Catania.


From April 1st to October 31st:

• € 108 for adults;
• € 108 for students up to 24 years;
• € 75,60 for children from 0 to 12 years.

From November 1st to March 31st:

• € 95 for adults;
• € 95 for students up to 24 years;
• € 66,50 for children from 0 to 12 years.


Included in the booking

A professional and passionate naturalistic guide (our guides are geologist, volcanologists, agronomists, etc..). Transport service with jeep or minibus from Catania, directly from your hotel or from an agreed meeting point. Brunch and wine tasting. Insurance with our Tour Operator. Licensed Transport Service. Water. Equipment, if required when booking.

Languages

The excursion will take place in Italian and English. Upon request and according to the availability also in Spanish and French.

Recommended equipment

We remind you to wear closed and sturdy shoes (sports or trekking) with thick socks, and to bring a jacket because the temperature at a higher altitude may be lower (about 10 to 15 degrees lower than in Catania). If you believe you might not be well equipped, let us know when booking. In that case shoes and jackets will be provided.

Requirements

We strongly advise not to attend the excursions to those who are not in good health, especially to people suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases.

Itinerary changes

In case of bad weather conditions, the guide may decide to make some changes in the itinerary.