Posted on 2022-06-11
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Etna Wine Tour: Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

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Overview

Join a small-group Etna wine tour and explore the volcanic landscapes and the wooded view of Mount Etna. Taste local wines and organic products at one of the region's top wineries

◾ Follow your guide and enjoy a walk on a nature path in Etna Park
◾ Experience a lava flow cave fitted with a helmet and flashlight
◾ Visit a wine cellar and taste top-quality local wines

About this experience

DURATION: 7 hours (approx.)
STARTING TIMES: 8.30 am
MEETING POINT: At your hotel in Catania
LANGUAGE/S: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
OPEN SEASON: Year-round, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
WHO CAN COME: Etna wine tour combines a hiking and wine tasting experience. The tour is not suitable for people with mobility impairments. children won't be served wine

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this Etna wine tour up to 48 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

✔ Pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation or other designated meeting point
✔ Transportation by shuttle bus
✔ Multilingual guide
✔ Trekking shoes (on request)
✔ Equipment for cave visit
✔ Wine cellar visit and wine tasting experience
✖ Optional cableway and 4x4 minibus to reach 3,000 meters (payable on the spot)

Description - What to expect

Etna wine tour starts with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation and a drive up to Rifugio Sapienza, with stops at viewpoints en route. Your guide along the way will provide you with information on the volcano's history and point out sites of previous eruptions.

Take a walk on one of the nature paths up to 2,000 meters or take the optional Etna high altitude tour. For the high altitude option, you will ride a cable car and special 4x4 minibus to Torre del Filosofo, at 2,900 meters.

Then, you will have the opportunity to explore a lava cave, equipped with a helmet and flashlight, before your final stop at one of the area’s best wineries. Take time to taste a selection of sparkling and still wines paired with local cold cuts, cheeses, pate and olive oil.

Bring with you

For this Etna wine tour please bring your comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

◾ Departure and arrival times are subject to change for up to a maximum of 30 minutes, even without prior notice, for technical reasons, traffic, or other causes beyond our control
◾ In case of changes in time and/or itinerary for circumstances beyond our control, no refund is given
◾ Instead of trekking, you have the option at an extra cost of 66 euros, of taking a cable car and jeep bus up 3,000 meters, enjoying the lunar-like landscape (payable on the spot)

Frequently Asked Questions

◾ Do I have to buy the cable car ticket in advance?
The cable car and jeep ticket can be purchased directly from our guide on the day of the tour, by cash or credit card. If weather or volcanic conditions will be prohibitive, the high-altitude service could suffer changes or cancellations.

◾ May I join one of your tours if I will stay in Palermo or Syracuse?
Unfortunately, we can provide pick-up only from Catania city. You may reach Catania by public transport and set the meeting point at the bus/train station.

COVID-19 - Update information

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures