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Essential Collection

Mount Etna and Taormina Tour

Access from: ​Catania Shore Excursions


Key info

  • Tour ID: 40729
  • Duration: ​6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: ​Catania Port
  • Activity level: Active
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Mount Etna
  • Crateri Silvestri
  • Taormina
  • Greek-Roman Theatre

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 40729
  • Duration: ​6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: ​Catania Port
  • Activity level: Active
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Mount Etna
  • Crateri Silvestri
  • Taormina
  • Greek-Roman Theatre

Itinerary

Pick up just outside the Catania Port
Drive to Mount Etna
Continue in the afternoon to the town of Taormina
Free time
Return to Catania port

You will be met at the port of Catania 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 60 minute drive to the slopes of Europe's highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy sweeping views of lava fields and the the Crateri Silvestri. These inactive volcanic cones were formed after the volcanic eruption of 1892 and offer panoramic views over the basin of neighbouring Catania.

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 to 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 45 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.

 

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 40729
    • Duration: ​6 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: ​Catania Port
    • Activity level: Active

    Top highlights

    • Mount Etna
    • Crateri Silvestri
    • Taormina
    • Greek-Roman Theatre

    Itinerary

    Pick up just outside the Catania Port
    Drive to Mount Etna
    Continue in the afternoon to the town of Taormina
    Free time
    Return to Catania port

    You will be met at the port of Catania 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 60 minute drive to the slopes of Europe's highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, where you will enjoy sweeping views of lava fields and the the Crateri Silvestri. These inactive volcanic cones were formed after the volcanic eruption of 1892 and offer panoramic views over the basin of neighbouring Catania.

    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 to 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 45 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.
    There is walking involved on uneven ground. This tour is NOT suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 4 (Quite strenuous with walking, steps and inclines)
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    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 45 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.
    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. 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.
    The local currency is the Euro.
    PLEASE NOTE: This tour involves a lot of walking on steep, uneven ground and is not suitable for guests who are in a wheelchair or have walking difficulties.

    Joining instructions

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