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Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

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Overview
Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting on this day trip to Mount Etna, the largest live volcano in Europe. From Rifugio Sapienza, choose to hike or take a cable car and off-road minibus (extra cost) farther up the mountain. You’ll explore a lava cave, and visit a local winery to sample local food and wine. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle-free experience.
Highlights
  • Pack in sightseeing, hiking, spelunking, and wine tasting in one day
  • Choose a mode of transport and altitude that suits your needs 
  • Good value, with included cave equipment, hiking shoes, and wine and food 
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from Catania
What to Expect
After pickup for your hotel, the port, or the train station in Catania, ride for roughly and hour to Rifugio Sapienza, stopping at viewpoints for photos of the volcano and surrounding countryside. On the way up to Rifugio Sapienza, your guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcano. Visit the sites of recent eruptions and the Silvestri Craters. Upon arrival at Sapienza, choose to hike to an altitude of roughly 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) by Parco dell’Etna nature trails, or reach 9,500 feet (2,900 meters) by cable car and 4X4 minibus (extra cost). The latter option includes stops at the Torre del Filosofo and southeast crater. On your back down the mountain, pick up flashlights to explore a lava cave. Finally, visit a winery to sample sparkling and local wines with cheese, cured meat, and olive oil before drop-off at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Accommodations, ports, and stations in Catania
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Shuttle bus (round-trip)
  • Multilingual guide
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • The equipment for visiting the cave
  • Sampling of wine and visit to the wine cellar
  • Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe
  • Entry/Admission - Rifugio Sapienza
  • Entry/Admission - Monte Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Parco dell'Etna
  • Entry/Admission - Grotta dei Tre Livelli
  • Entry/Admission - Oro d'Etna
Exclusions
  • cableway to reach 2500 m € 30.00 (to pay on the spot)
  • cableway + 4x4 minibus + alpinist guide to reach 3000 m € 64.00 (to pay on the spot)
  • All that is not specified under “the cost includes
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Giuseppe was our guide for the Etna and Wine Tour! In a word, he was fabulous! Our adventure started in Catania and Giuseppe gave us a history of the mountain. It was a fascinating drive up to Etna, narrated all the way by Giuseppe. Once we arrived we took the cable car and
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That was a great day! Francesco is well informed about Etna and a nice person to hangout with. Also the wine tasting was extremely delicious. Well worth it!
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Booked a tour for myself, my sister, and my mother. We got picked up at a location right by our Airbnb, exactly when we were informed to be there. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was willing to answer all our questions and give us plenty of local
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Simone, our guide, was fantastic, he really made the day. He was very knowledgable and made the whole day fun and exciting. The lava tube exploration was amazing and the walk around Etna’s craters was brilliant. Mario, our sommelier, was great fun and taught us a lot about the
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It was a very good experience. The tour guide is very friendly and professional. He is multilingual and good story telling.
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