Taormina and Etna Day Trip from Catania

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Get to know the highest volcano in Europe and a must-see paradise destination on the island of Sicily by taking this excursion to Taormina and Etna from Catania in a comfortable bus. You will explore the geological area of Etna with an expert guide, who will take you to the Silvestri Craters, among other areas ideal for an extraordinary adventure.

You will have the opportunity to take a cable car ride to the top of the mountain and enter a lava cave (optional for an additional cost). Arriving in Taormina, you will discover the timeless beauty of an idyllic landscape on the shores of the Ionian Sea, passing by incredible places such as the beach of Isola Bella, the Corvaja Palace and the historical centre of the city.

  • See the city of Taormina and the volcano Etna in one trip.
  • Experience an unforgettable adventure as you explore the Silvestri Craters and a lava cave.
  • See the paradisiacal beauty of Taormina, as you stroll along the crystal-clear waters of the coast, such as Isola Bella.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Taormina and Etna from Catania
  • Bus tour
  • Expert guide on Mount Etna
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Visit to Isola Bella
  • Tourist guide in Taormina (available on request at time of booking)
  • Entrance to the Etna cable car and Jeep ride to the Grotta dei Tre Livelli cave (available for an additional cost).

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Step by Step

Explore the geological wonders of Europe's highest active volcano on this excursion to Taormina and Etna from Catania.

You'll get exclusive access to the Etna Park Nature Reserve , an area of volcanic activity where you'll have the opportunity to hike the Silvestri Craters at an altitude of 1,900 metres on the southern slope of the mountain.

As an alternative to walking to the top, you can take the cable car up to the top and then board a Jeep to the Grotta dei Tre Livelli, a lava cave where you can enter with a professional guide and all the necessary equipment.

To get to know the local culture and tradition, you will taste exquisite Sicilian products, such as honey, wine and olive oil, produced on Etna.

After the volcano adventure, you will depart for Taormina, where attractions and monuments await you, such as the Ancient Theatre, built during the Hellenistic era and later repurposed during the Roman Empire to hold epic gladiator fights with a capacity of about five thousand spectators.

In Corso Umberto, the main street of the historic city centre, you will have the opportunity to visit bars, terraces and typical restaurants of the area. The tour continues through legendary places such as the Duchi di Santo Stefano palace, an architectural jewel in Gothic style dating back to the 14th century.

In Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II you will visit Palazzo Corvaja, a trace of the heyday of the Middle Ages in the region, while at the Madonna della Rocca Sanctuary you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the Ionian Sea.

Going down through Taormina, in the coastal area of Mazzarò, you will meet the enchanting Isola Bella, an island with crystal clear waters where you can swim if the tide is low. Around the beach, you will see small viewpoints that are ideal spots to take a photo and capture this unforgettable trip.

Reviews

4.9
· 277 Reviews
  • L
    Louise
    5
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    Wonderful experience, to repeat in the future.
  • N
    Nicholas
    4
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    A very complete experience with many unique and fun moments in between, a pity that the weather was not on our side the day we had to do it. Highly recommended.
  • S
    Sheila
    4
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    Great tour.
  • J
    Julia
    4
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    The experience on the tour was very good, although in the cable car I did not have such a good time because of my fear of heights. I don't think it's a tour I would repeat again, but it was worth doing. Recommended.
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