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

Mt. Etna and Wine Tasting Tour

Excursion information

Location North-East side of Etna
Altitude 2000 meters
Duration from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00/ 6.30 p.m.
Difficulty Easy
Departure Departure from Piazza Federico di Svevia 32 in Catania. (We guarantee pick up at meeting point agreed upon booking).
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First Stop

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).

Your guide will lead you to discover the fascinating volcanic phenomena, walking through ancient woods, on old craters and unique lava formations. During the trekking route you will be able to admire from various points, the summit craters on the landscape.


Second Stop

You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided from us (helmets and torches). In case of heavy snow and/or ice the visit may be cancelled for safety reason.


Third Stop

You will visit a winery and its vineyards, where you will enjoy a lunch with fresh local products (cheeses, salami, olives, first course and fresh bread), tasting 3 Etna Doc wines (red, white and rosé)​​.


Fourth Stop

In the afternoon you will visit the area of Zafferana Etnea to taste some local honey and liquors, directly from the local producers.

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


Participation fee

From April to October (included) the price for the Mt Etna and Wine Tasting Tour is 75€ per adult and 65€ for both children and under 24 years old.

From November to March: the pirce is 59€ per adult and 49€ for both children and under 24 years old.


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.