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  1. Italy
  2. Province of Messina
  3. Taormina
  4. Mount Etna

Mount Etna Full-Day Winter Bus Tour

Product ID: 50978
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Enjoy a full-day tour of Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exploring the slopes of the mountain and its higher altitudes. Marvel at the breathtaking volcanic landscapes and visit a medieval town featuring lava stone architecture as well.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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English, German, Italian
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  • Explore the southern side of Mount Etna
  • Discover the impressive Alcantara Gorges
  • Visit Randazzo's main cathedral, made entirely of lava stone
Full description
Spend 8 hours exploring Mount Etna, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2013. Enjoy the opportunity to take in the slopes and the higher altitudes of the mountain.

Depart by bus with a tour leader, stopping first at the Alcantara Gorges. The impressive site was formed from solidified basalt. You can take a walk along the bed of the river (for an additional fee).

Continue on to Randazzo, a medieval town, where you’ll visit the historical center and admire the main cathedral that’s made entirely of lava stone. Next the drive follows along the foot of Etna, passing by the town of Adrano in the south.

You’ll reach Rifugio Sapienza, Etna South, at an elevation of 1,900 meters. There is the possibility of some soft trekking to visit the most recent lava flows and the Silvestri Craters, now extinct.

If you like, there is a further optional ascent by cable car to 2,500 meters, with a continuation by off-road vehicle to the main crater. This ascent depends on weather and snow conditions and is not included in the tour price.
  • All ground transportation
  • Tour leader
  • Taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the Alcantara Gorges
  • Cable car and jeep service
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips and anything else not specifically mentioned as included
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Taormina bus terminal, Via Pirandello

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing.
• Please note, bookings for the next day must be booked at least 15 hours in advance.
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SAT Group

Product ID: 50978