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ETNA AND TAORMINA FROM CATANIA

Full Day - 8 hours
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Mount Etna, local wine tasting, Taormina and more ...

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From USD 113.07 USD 103.45

Guaranteed daily departures, all year round.

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What is included in this tour

  • English-speaking guide.
  • Exploration of a picturesque lava cave.
  • Hiking through old and new craters.
  • Visit to organic producers for tasting of honey, local products, oils and wines from Etna.
  • Visit to Taormina and its historic center
  • Pick up from Catania.

Not included & Optionals

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Lunch.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

IMPORTANT: COVID 19 - From September 1st, 2021 all participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of immunity (vaccination certificate, negative test). Please ask for more information.


Approximate duration and dates

The duration of this tour is 8 hours, departing from your hotel in the center, our information center in Gravina di Catania or near the Catania train station between 08:00hs. and 09:00 hs. Guaranteed daily departures, throughout the year.

When to book?

Greca has its own allocation but we always recommend booking as early as possible to ensure availability.

Payment

The reservation can be paid only with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard) through our website.

Cancellations

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the date of the experience. For any cancellations or modifications later than this, a 100% cancellation penalty fee is applied.

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Once the reservation is made you will receive an email with your reservation number or receipt. Vouchers are not required to take this tour.

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Excursion Itinerary: Etna And Taormina From Catania

ETNA AND TAORMINA FROM CATANIA
ETNA AND TAORMINA FROM CATANIA

Your excursion will commence at 09:00 hrs. and the pick up will take place from about 08:00 hrs from one of the meeting points confirmed at the time of your reservation.

Your first stop will be Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe at 3,345 meters and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Through the centuries, its eruptions have shaped the volcano’s slopes, forming unique landscapes of lava and ice. The area is now an enormous nature reserve, full of hiking trails. More than 25% of Sicily's population lives on Etna's slopes, and it is the main source of income for the island, both from agriculture, due to its rich volcanic soil, and tourism. The famous 'Silvestre' craters, which are two inactive craters formed as a result of the Mount Etna eruption of 1892, are situated just a few steps from the Rifugio Sapienza in Nicolosi, at about 1,900 m above sea level. Together with your knowledgeable guide and at 2000 meters above sea level, you will walk through the terrain of ancient and recent craters.  Then, with torches and helmets in hand, you will explore one of the fascinating lava caves and admire the volcanic landscape and rare natural beauty. Later on you will enjoy a break in an organic farm, where you will taste some of Mount Etna's typical products, such as honey, oils and the famous Etna wines.

You will then head to Taormina, a wonderful and romantic city on the slopes of Mount Tauro (204 meters). You can marvel at its winding streets, alleyways and staircases strewn with bars, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, designer, shoe, ceramics, antiques and souvenir shops. You will be surprised by the small squares around corners, the beautifully restored medieval buildings and the splendid views, which make it the perfect holiday destination. Here you will have about 2 hours free time to visit the town's historical center, enjoying the cultural and natural beauty of the city, which became a mandatory stop on the Grand Tour – the long journey made in continental Europe – by the young European aristocracy of the time to enrich their own culture.

At the end of this spectacular day, you will return to Catania at about 17:00 hrs.

Greca Tip: In Taormina you can try a traditional warm brioche and ice-cold granita in lots of lovely flavors, including lemon, peach and moreish chocolate.

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