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Best Ways to Experience Mt. Etna

By Viator, February 2018

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Mighty Mt. Etna, towering over the cities of Messina and Catania on Sicily’s east coast, is Europe’s highest active volcano and one of Italy’s most photographed natural wonders. Whether you want to get your adrenaline pumping or simply marvel at the views, here’s how to best explore Mt. Etna.

  • Watch the spectacular sunset over the craters and lava caves of Mt. Etna (Mount Etna) on an evening tour.
  • Soar overhead on a helicopter tour and enjoy unbeatable aerial views of Mt. Etna, the hilltop town of Taormina, and the Sicilian vineyards.
  • Sample delicious Italian cuisine and Sicilian wines with an expert-led wine tasting in the Etna wine region.
  • Ride the cable car to Torre del Filosofo and admire views over the Silvestri Craters and the Mt. Etna lava flows.
  • Venture off-road with a local tour guide on a thrilling full- or half-day Mt. Etna Jeep tour or quad-bike excursion.
  • Combine a full-day tour of Mt. Etna with nearby sights such as Randazzo, the Alcantara Gorges, or Rifugio Sapienza.
  • Take a ride on the Circumetnea Railway and journey through picturesque vineyards and olive groves in the foothills of Mt. Etna.
  • Learn more about Mt. Etna’s volcanic activity on a guided short hike or long trek through the magnificent Valle del Bove crater. 

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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, null
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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

4.5 star rating: Recommended 112 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.95
Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania, Catania, Day Trips
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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 53 Reviews

This full-day tour goes from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and characteristic town of Taormina in the afternoon. In the first ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.19
Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina, Taormina, Full-day Tours
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Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

During the friendly and engaging full day excursions on Mount Etna you will be led to the discovery of all colours and fascinating histories of our volcano. ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.60
Etna Excursion from Catania, Catania, Full-day Tours
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Etna Excursion from Catania

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Etna Day Tour: Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world. A day spent with a small friendly tour ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $74.45
Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride, Taormina, Day Trips
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.15
Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike, Taormina, Day Trips
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Mt Etna Off-Road Quad Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Ride through volcanic landscapes on a quad bike tour. Departing from Gole dell'Alcantara you will join a thrilling 4.5-hour trip around the slopes of Mt. ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $116.33
Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse, Taormina, 4WD, ATV & ... 
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch in a Local Farmhouse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $192.32
Mount Etna Half-Day Tour, Taormina, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Get up 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 ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.89
Etna Morning Trip, Catania, Half-day Tours
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Etna Morning Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Amazing excursion giving you the chance to discover different aspects of the highest volcano in Europe. Live your dream with trekking, lava flow cave ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.24
Mt. Etna 4WD Tour from Catania with Local Food Tasting, Catania, Half-day Tours
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Mt. Etna 4WD Tour from Catania with Local Food Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the highest active volcano in Europe, between nature and flavors. This this 5-hour, small-group tour includes ancient craters and new lava flows, ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.24

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