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Small-Group Tour: Etna Wine and Alcantara from Taormina

  • See more than just Mt. Etna, and discover the Alcantara Gorge, too
  • Borrow all necessary equipment, such as helmets and even hiking boots
  • Learn about wine grown in the volcanic terrain as you sip local varietals
Small-Group Tour: Etna Wine and Alcantara from Taormina
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Small-Group Tour: Etna Wine and Alcantara from Taormina
Discover Mt. Etna without a strenuous hike to the summit, and check out a lava cave and the Alcantara Gorge, too. This day trip from Taormina showcases the history-rich foothills and woodland around Europe's largest active volcano, forgoing the need to scale any steep hills. A traditional Sicilian lunch with wine from the volcanic region is also included.
What to Expect
Leave your Taormina hotel in the early morning and travel to the foothills of Mt. Etna.

Arrive at the volcano’s base for a guided hike around beguiling lava formations, craters, and trees that typify Mt. Etna’s surrounds. When you’ve had your volcano fix, continue to a nearby lava cave and peer into its dark corners, courtesy of a headlamp.

Take a break for lunch, savoring three courses of tasty Sicilian fare with wine produced in the Mt. Etna region. As you eat, learn about the mineral-rich volcanic soil that gives the wine its special characteristics.

Continue to the natural ravine of Alcantara Gorge that was formed from an ancient flow of lava. Wander in the shadows of the towering cliffs and pose for photos against its striking backdrop.

Your tour ends with a convenient drop-off at your Taormina hotel.
Reviews (74)
1 - 5 of 44 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing day

We booked the whole day package, with Etna walking tour in the morning followed by lunch at Vineyard in foothills of Etna, and later paddling in the water of Alicantara Gorge. Booking and pickup arrangements were all very organised. We were very lucky to be...More

Thank wilkinsonkml
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brilliant experience

Perfect mix of My Etna, lava tunnel, Alcantara and woodlands lunch. Our guide, Paulo, was friendly, funny and being a geologist, incredibly knowledgeable. Understanding, kind and helpful as I battled with a weak knee. Wine tasting was really wonderful. I did love Alcantara the best...More

Thank JuliekDavis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour

We (3) loved our day with Ezio (guide) and our travel companions (5 others) Ezios knowledge of the Mt Etna region and volcanoes was excellent. He was aware and considered the wide range in age groups (18 - 60) from a physical perspective when walking...More

1  Thank vmorrison58
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing tour

We spent an amazing day touring Mt Etna’s craters and surrounds. It was the right balance of walking, driving, relaxing and exploring. The Mount is beautiful, lunch was stunning, but the best bit was our guide, Manu. As a geologist with a passion for volcanology...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 9 September 2018
Great trip

Really enjoyed the tour. Lots of info and beautiful places. Lunch was more than we expected. Lovely small tour of 6 people. The pace was leisurely and we were not rushed when someone wanted to take photos .

1  Thank Stephen C
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7 August 2018|
Response from davmich2015 | Reviewed this property |
The water in the gorge is very shallow - maybe 12 inches max. It's also very cold. We wore shorts for the tour and just kicked off our shoes when we arrived at the gorge. No need to change.
3 August 2018|
Response from JWiss81 | Reviewed this property |
We left around 8:30 am