Visit Sicily’s famously fiery volcano, the magnificent Mount Etna, on a day trip from Taormina. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano, and views from it over Parco dell Etna (the national park) are breathtaking. Explore the foothills around the base station on a 3-hour independent hike, or upgrade to include transport to Mount Etna’s upper area (at around 3000 meters) and an escorted walking tour of the upper crater.
• 8 hours
Leave Taormina and ride around Mount Etna by 1950s-era train on the Circumetnea Railway! This exciting day trip also includes trips to the rock pools and canyons of Alcantara Gorges (entrance own expense) and the foothills of Sicily’s vivacious volcano. If you want to see Mount Etna’s smouldering upper carters, upgrade to include transport and a walking tour of the craters. Note that from November 1 to March 31, the tour does not include the train ride nor the optional upgrade to the upper areas. A visit of Randazzo town is provided. A minimum number of 12 participants is necessary during winter.
• 10 hours
Mount Etna is the highest active stratovolcanoe in the world. We propose to spend a day with us and a small friendly group to discover a beautiful nature, endemic flora and fauna, cinder cones and lava caves of Mount Etna.We will pick you up in the morning with our 4 wheel drives or minivan to reach the altitude of 2.000 above sea level.At this altitude we will start our moderate hike off the beaten tracks (approx. 2 hours) to admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest caldera of Mount Etna and its moon like deserts. From there we will enjoy breathtaking views of the summit smocking craters and the surrounding landscapes facing the Ionian Sea.The tour also includes the exploration of a lava tube to experience a natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel.Departure from Catania. Tour available all year long.
• 6.5 hours
Watch the sun set from the summit of Mount Etna on an evening tour from Taormina! After exploring the area around the fiery volcano at approximately 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) on a walking tour, gaze out over the Sicilian hills as the sun goes down. Before returning to Taormina, stop at a traditional restaurant in the volcano’s foothills for dinner and drinks at your own expense.
• 9 hours
An opportunity to discover and visit Taormina (52 km away from Messina) with its Greek Theater, Corso Umberto and its exclusive shops and famous bars. You will admire the wonderful landscape and Isola Bella, a nature riserve-Unesco Heritage. The tour also includes a short visit to the picturesque village of Castelmola.
• 6 hours
Get close and personal with Sicily’s most famous volcano on this six-hour, small group tour. Set off from Taormina — hotel pickups and drop-offs in the vicinity are included upon request — and arrive at Mount Etna, where you’ll spend the day walking through craters, exploring a lava cave, and learning about the volcano’s past eruptions at max. 2000 meters of altitude. Afterwards, travel to a local chalet where you will be provided with a snack, complemented by wine, cake and an almond wine taster for dessert.
• 6 hours
Explore the chic coastal town of Taormina by self-balancing electric Segway! The 3-hour tour takes in all the sights around its oldest neighborhood, Borgo Medievale, passing attractions like Piazza del Duomo with its eye-catching Baroque fountain, and Teatro Greco – a well-preserved Ancient Greek amphitheater. Cool down in the shade of Villa Comunale and find the best vantage points for views of Mount Etna.
• 3 hours
A lovely day for an Etna 4x4 Jeep tour starting from Taormina area to spend along off-road drive on the slopes of Mount Etna, the highest European active Volcano. Do some trekking and have a great lunch experience based on local food and wine.
• 7 hours
Visit Taormina's Teatro Greco, a well-preserved Ancient Greek amphitheater, and the Odeon, a small Roman theater. Also see the beautiful Palazzo Corvaja and Santa Caterina church. Explore Vicolo Stretto, the narrowest street in Taormina, and Corso Umberto, the fashionable and charming main street. Head to Piazza IX Aprile and stop for a wine tasting in a Sicilian wine bar where the owner will introduce different types of wines produced in Sicily, including Etna D.O.C., produced on the black lava slopes of Mount Etna.
• 3 hours
Combine free time in the foothills of Mount Etna with a visit to Alcantara Gorges and the medieval town of Randazzo! After leaving Taormina, explore the rock pools of beautiful Alcantara Gorges (own expense), and then visit Basilica di Santa Maria in Randazzo and the local market.Sampling of typical products and possibility (extra) of personalized tastings. In the afternoon, succumb to the allure of Mount Etna and explore the hiking trails around the volcano’s northern refuge at leisure. When possible, upgrade to visit Mount Etna’s upper areas and take a walking tour of the craters.
• 8 hours