Posted on 26/01/2021
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Mount Etna Tour: Half Day Etna Guided Tour from Catania

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Take a Mount Etna tour from Catania and experience the dramatic scenery of the volcano from high up on the mountain. Explore the Silvestri craters created in 1892 and enter a lava cave to admire the natural wonders. End your tour by sampling some delicious local products.

◾ Visit the impressive Silvestri craters dating from the 1892 eruption
◾ Trek on natural paths in Etna park and enjoy the impressive landscape
◾ Explore a lava cave with all safety equipment provided
◾ Enjoy sampling delicious local products

Good to know before you go

DURATION: 6 hours approximately
MEETING POINT: At your hotel or the port in Catania
LANGUAGE/S: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
OPEN SEASON: All-year-round
WHO CAN COME: Mount Etna tour is suitable for anyone able to walk a small distance

Description - What to expect

Take a 6-hour Mount Etna Tour and explore the famous Etna Park all the way up to the Sapienza Refuge at 1,986 meters. At the Refuge, you’ll see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Trek along a nature path through Etna Park, enjoying impressive views of the rugged landscape.

Then, enter a lava cave, with a helmet and hand torch, and see how lava flows are created. Later, before the end of your tour, stop for a sampling of delicious local products such as honey, oil, olives, and Patè.

What is included

✔ Pick up/ drop-off service
✔ Multilingual local guide
✔ Trekking shoes (on request)
✔ Equipment for visiting the lava cave
✔ Sampling of local products

Bring with you

Please bring your comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water

Cutoff time before activity

  • 14 hours

Important Info

◾ 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

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

◾ Customers must keep their distance in vehicles, as established by Italian law
◾ All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
◾ Vehicles are equipped with alcohol-based hand sanitizer
◾ Use of individual safety devices (mask/face-covering clothes) is mandatory during the transfer