Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

4.2 / 5

45 reviews

Mount Etna and Taormina Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

From $124.24 per person

Visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, on a day trip. Explore Taormina, a popular village perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.

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Duration 11 hours
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Italian, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a funicular ride up the most active volcano in Europe
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the area
  • Explore Taormina’s old churches, antique shops, restaurants and cafés
Full description
Europe’s highest active volcano is studied extensively by scientists and is popular with trekkers and nature lovers as well. Visit Mount Etna and the clifftop village of Taormina on this 11-hour excursion from Palermo. From Crateri Silvestri you’ll take the funicular with a local mountain guide all the way up to 2,500 meters above sea level. From this point you’ll experience unforgettable panoramic views. Just south of Taormina is the nature reserve of Isola Bella, and further south you’ll see the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Visit the village of Taormina, a 45-minute drive from Mount Etna. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, the village features an ancient Greek theater, many old churches, antique shops, lively bars and fine restaurants.
Includes
  • Driver and guide
  • Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to museums and other attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for both guide and driver (recommended)
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  • Wheelchair users

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • You are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for your day excursion to Mount Etna and Taormina.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 45 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! The guide (Joshua) speaks perfect English. He was very friendly and also was very careful with driving, as I've informed him about my car sickness. He told us a lot of interesting facts about Sicily. We were lucky with weather on top of Etna, so we could clearly see other craters and Sicily. Taormina was a very nice addition, cute small town with an amazing amphitheater. Overall, we had a blast! :)

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    August 27, 2020

    Wonderful excursion

    It is an excursion with a driver, very friendly by the way, but that explains hardly anything because he is not a guide. He took us to Etna and there we were an hour and a half. In Taormina three hours to see the town and have lunch. The theater of Taormina already deserves the excursion. Picking you up from your hotel / apartment and returning you to the same place is already a plus. In addition the driver was very punctual and attentive

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    September 11, 2019

    Wonderful, knowledgable guide, Michael, who kept us entertained and educated throughout the day. I was surprised at how smooth the ride was to the other side of the island and how good the roads are - it is vitally a continuous motorway viaduct. Having experienced Corsica and Crete it was a welcome relief! Etna and Taormina were a revelation.

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    August 15, 2019

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