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  1. Italy
  2. Sicily
  3. Catania
  4. Mount Etna

Mount Etna Hike & Wine Tour

Product ID: 193766
Enjoy a unique tour of Mount Etna with experienced guides who will take you on a scenic and informative hike. After your hike get the opportunity to sample some of the area's finest wine and honey produce.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian

Pickup included

Your Catania hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a morning hike along a row of volcanic craters at 2000 meters
  • Visit a lava tube up close and personal with helmets and torches
  • Sip on some delicious, local DOC wines
  • Finish your day with a trip to a honey maker
  • Benefit from a small-group tour for no more than 8 people
Full description
Your professional naturalist guide will pick you up at 9 AM from your hotel (or at an agreed meeting point close to your accommodation). From there, enjoy a short, scenic drive to the Sartorius crater of the 2002 volcanic eruption on the northeast side of Etna.

Upon arrival, set off on a relaxing hike as your guide introduces you to the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena. Follow your guide as you walk through ancient woods and extinct craters, and witness old lava flows. On this hiking tour, you will have the unique opportunity to admire various kinds of plant and animal life. During the excursion, you will reach a maximum altitude of 2,000 meters (around 6,560 feet).

Your guide will take you to explore a volcanic cave, either the Grotto del Ladroni or Grotta Cassone. Equipped with included helmets and torchlights, enter the volcanic underground and visit one of the striking volcanic caves. The guide will explain the origins, characteristics, and uses of this fascinating volcanic phenomenon.

After your hiking adventure you will have lunch in a charming winery where you can taste some local food, and three kinds of DOC Etna wines. After lunch, visit the area of Zafferana Etna and meet a honey producer, and get the chance to sample some local products such as liquor and cream. Finish your day back in Catania at around 6 PM–6:30 PM. You will be dropped off at your pickup location unless specified in advance.
Includes
  • A professional and passionate nature guide
  • Transportation from your hotel with a minibus or Jeep from Catania
  • Lunch in a winery accompanied by 3 Etna Doc wines
  • Tasting of other products in the afternoon
  • Insurance
  • Equipment (helmets and torches)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Trekking shoes and jackets are available for free at the moment of the booking if requested
• Infant seats are available on request if requested at the time of booking
• Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
• Vegetarian, vegan and celiac options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We enjoyed the tour which was very informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the volcanic processes perfectly. We had booked the trip based on the information that there was a three hour hiking component. This turned out to be a three kilometre hike. It did snow during our trip and this made it difficult but was easily managed. The wine and lunch component of the tour was excellent and could not be faulted. It was a good day but we would have like a bit more hiking

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March 9, 2020

Excellent- best day of our holiday!

The tour, guide, volcano (and weather!) were all fantastic. We all had such a great day. It was nice to meet some other tourists from other parts of the world, and Fabio was a friendly and knowledgable guide. We’d highly recommend any tour from this company and/or visiting Mount Etna

October 6, 2019

February 8, 2020

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Etna Experience Excursion

Product ID: 193766