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Etna Slopes and Taormina Tour

Access from: ​Messina


Key info

  • Tour ID: 3525
  • Duration: ​7 hours
  • Pick up point: Messina cruise port
  • Activity level: Active

Top highlights

  • Mount Etna
  • Taormina

From $71.54pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 3525
  • Duration: ​7 hours
  • Pick up point: Messina cruise port
  • Activity level: Active
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Mount Etna
  • Taormina

Itinerary

​Pick up outside the port of Messina
2-hour scenic drive to Mount Etna
Continue in the afternoon to the town of Taormina
Free time
Return to Messina cruise port

You will be met at the port of Messina by a Cruising Excursions Representative who will guide you to your air-conditioned transportation, ready to commence your tour.

This excursion will take you on a scenic two-hour drive to the slopes of Europe's highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy sweeping views of lava fields.

In the afternoon, the tour will continue to Taormina. This Sicilian hilltop town featured in the Godfather films and is home to the Greek-Roman Theatre - the perfect place to enjoy some free time before returning back to Messina cruise port.​

FAQ:

1. How high can you go on Mount Etna?

By coach the highest reachable elevation is 2.000 meters or 6,000 feet at Silvestri Craters.

2. How long will I spend on the Mount Etna?

You will spend approximately 60 minutes.

3. Can I avoid climbing the Etna and just sit down somewhere to enjoy the views before rejoining the group before the departure?

The climb to Silvestri Crater can be easily avoided. There a number of bars and cafeterias where you can relax, have a snack and use restroom facilities.

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    Key info

    • Tour ID: 3525
    • Duration: ​7 hours
    • Pick up point: Messina cruise port
    • Activity level: Active

    Top highlights

    • Mount Etna
    • Taormina

    Itinerary

    ​Pick up outside the port of Messina
    2-hour scenic drive to Mount Etna
    Continue in the afternoon to the town of Taormina
    Free time
    Return to Messina cruise port

    You will be met at the port of Messina by a Cruising Excursions Representative who will guide you to your air-conditioned transportation, ready to commence your tour.

    This excursion will take you on a scenic two-hour drive to the slopes of Europe's highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy sweeping views of lava fields.

    In the afternoon, the tour will continue to Taormina. This Sicilian hilltop town featured in the Godfather films and is home to the Greek-Roman Theatre - the perfect place to enjoy some free time before returning back to Messina cruise port.​

    FAQ:

    1. How high can you go on Mount Etna?

    By coach the highest reachable elevation is 2.000 meters or 6,000 feet at Silvestri Craters.

    2. How long will I spend on the Mount Etna?

    You will spend approximately 60 minutes.

    3. Can I avoid climbing the Etna and just sit down somewhere to enjoy the views before rejoining the group before the departure?

    The climb to Silvestri Crater can be easily avoided. There a number of bars and cafeterias where you can relax, have a snack and use restroom facilities.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • ​​Air conditioned transportation
    • English-speaking professional tour guide
    • Please note: Snacks/lunch and entrance fees to any sites (such as the Greek-Roman Theatre) are not included.
    We recommend that you bring sun cream, a sun hat and bottled water with you, as at times it can get extremely hot.
    Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as it involves some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
    During March-May and October-November you will need a winter coat and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. If travelling from June-September please pack a waterproof jacket and dress in layers.
    Morning tours generally commence at 9AM (shore time) or, if your ship ports later, we can schedule the tour to start later. All tour times are based on shore time (i.e. local time, not ship time).
    We schedule your return to port to ensure you arrive in plenty of time to rejoin your cruise ship - this is normally an hour before the scheduled sailing time.
    The local currency is the Euro.
    FAQ:
    1. How high can you go on Mount Etna?
    By coach the highest reachable elevation is 2.000 meters or 6,000 feet at Silvestri Craters.
    2. How long will I spend on the Mount Etna?
    You will spend approximately 60 minutes.
    3. Can I avoid climbing the Etna and just sit down somewhere to enjoy the views before rejoining the group before the departure?
    The climb to Silvestri Crater can be easily avoided. There a number of bars and cafeterias where you can relax, have a snack and use restroom facilities.

    Joining instructions

    You will be met at the port of Messina by a Cruising Excursions Representative who will guide you to your air-conditioned transportation, ready to commence your tour.
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