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.
Meet your host on board your air-conditioned coach, and then travel inland out of the city toward Mount Etna. After roughly an hour on the road, travel through Parco dell Etna and start ascending the slopes of Europe’s tallest active volcano, admiring breathtaking volcanic scenery along the way.Hop off your coach at an altitude of 5,906 feet (1,800 meters), and swap your mode of transport for a 4x4 jeep to travel up to Mount Etna’s upper craters – approximately 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Stroll around the upper craters of the volcano with your alpine guide, peering into solidified rivers of lava and learning about volcanology. Hear about Mount Etna’s famous eruptions and gaze down at some of the craters where Etna once released her fury. Watch the sun set over the Sicilian hills stretching out before your eyes, and then return to your jeep to travel away from the upper craters.Stop for dinner at a volcano-side restaurant near where your coach is parked, and dine from a traditional Sicilian menu at your own expense. Relax and chat with your host and fellow group members about your sunset Mount Etna experience, and then travel back to Taormina by coach.