Mount Etna: Half-Day Guided Tour and Hike

3.9 / 5

29 reviews

Mount Etna: Half-Day Guided Tour and Hike

From $59.36 per person

Enjoy a guided half-day tour of Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. Explore the mountain from the inside out with visits to craters and eruption sites.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up will be at your accommodation in Catania city and surrounding area at approximately 8:30 AM Please wait at the entrance to your accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy the magnificent views of the Sicilian coastline from Mount Etna
  • See large craters and old lava flows
  • Learn about the volcanoe and Sicily from your knowledgable guide
  • Enjoy rountrip transfer from you accommodations
Full description
Reach 2000 meters above sea level as you journey up Mount Etna, the world’s largest active volcano. Explore Mount Etna’s lunar landscapes and discover its lateral craters. Thanks to the guidance of a specialized Etna guide, you will be safe and well-informed of the mountain's most interesting aspects. Continue on with a walk along a path that leads to the scene of the latest spectacular eruption. Your guide will share stories of this massive volcano that influences the daily habits and lives of local residents.
  • Pickup and drop-off to and from your accommodation in Catania or the surrounding area
  • Multilingual guide (Italian, French, English, Spanish, German, Russian
  • Pickup/drop-off outside the designated area (Catania)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please let the local operator know if you have any health problems before booking the tour
    • If your hotel is located outside the designated pickup area, please make sure you are able to reach Catania city for the start time of the activity, and that you have contacted the local operator to arrange a meeting point
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 29 reviews

    Review summary

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    I was picked up about 40 minutes later than planned, but the tour went longer accordingly. The lava cave was interesting and the guide explained a lot about this cave. On the Etna the hike was very exciting, and a lot was told about Etna. In addition, the weather was constantly changing, which makes this tour an experience. Honey tasting and lunch were good too. Guides were very fun and nice. They were able to answer any questions that were asked. I can highly recommend this tour!

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    December 29, 2019

    Everything went well, thanks to the guide himself - Paolo.

    I would advise you to be more attentive to the wishes of the client! We asked for a Russian-speaking guide, we were promised, this is recorded in the order. As a result, they sent an Italian who was supposed to conduct an excursion in English !!! Nobody spoke Russian! The fact that we asked for special shoes (and this is also recorded in the correspondence), Paolo - our guide - did not know anything! He was not warned about this! It is good that he personally had shoes of our sizes in the car. Only thanks to our loyalty, the fact that I know a little Italian, and Paolo, taking personal initiative, repeated the tour for me in Italian (and I, in turn, translated my friend), the tour took place! Thanks again Paolo personally. But here the work of the bvl agency, to put it mildly, is not up to par! I don’t think I’ll advise anyone to contact!

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    July 31, 2019

    Very good excursion

    January 4, 2020

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