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

Etna Upper Craters Day Tour from Taormina

Product ID: 165378
Enjoy this one day tour to see the highest, active volcano in Europe. Travel by cable car and jeep to the top of Mount Etna with an experienced local guide. See the craters safely at the summit area and admire the stunning views below.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the highest, active volcano in Europe and see the craters at the top of Mount Etna from a safe distance
  • Experience the excitement of a ride on the cable car and in jeeps to the summit of the volcano
  • Admire the breathtaking views below from a height of 3000 meters
Full description
Be picked up at 8:30 AM and relax as you are driven to visit the highest volcano in Europe with its smoking peak seen throughout Sicily. Drive to the Mount Etna Refuge with the opportunity for refreshments as you ready yourself for further ascent. 

Climb higher by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing on board jeeps up to the authorized crater zones at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed Guides of the CAI, Italian Alpine Club. See the 4 distinct craters at the summit area and more than 300 vents on the flanks, ranging in size from small holes to large craters.

Stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in a safety zone according to weather conditions. Gazing over an active volcano, make memories sure to last a lifetime.
  • Transportation by coach
  • Cable car and jeeps
  • Tour leader service
  • VAT and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and food
  • Rentals
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
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
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
Know before you go
• It is recommend that you wear warm clothing and suitable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Very nice trip

The organization was perfect. The statements of the tour guide were informative, but not boring. The long waiting times can not be charged to the tour guide. Unfortunately, some guests did not stick to the agreed departure time, so the others had to wait more than 45 minutes. Thanks to the tour guide, everyone was taken back to Taormina.

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October 6, 2019

The trip was well organized, we had a great guide with Alexandra, who has given us a lot of information. The only disadvantage; after we came back to the bus parking lot from 2,900 m altitude Etna, we had only 10 minutes time. This was definitely not enough, it was just a toilet. Here, the return trip should be postponed one hour back, so that you can still spend some time there for yourself, take photos, snacks, etc.

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September 18, 2019

Great experience!

We were picked up as arranged and Aleksandra took care of us perfectly until the evening. We drove about 1.5 hours with Enzo, the bus driver, from Taormina to Etna, got tickets for the gondola, were raised by Unimogs, a guide made a small tour with us and explained a lot, then it went back. All abided by the appointed times, during the bus trip Aleksandra explained perfectly trilingual everything about Etna, flora and fauna. A great trip, gladly again to Stromboli with Aleksandra.

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August 21, 2019

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SAT Group

Product ID: 165378