Visit Mount Etna
Etna Wine tour : a full day tour combining a fascinating experience to discover the volcano and a tasting of the Etna DOC wines. Etna guided tours, up to 3000 meters above sea level, right at the base of the main active craters in the summit of Etna. Etna Wine tour ending with an excellent visit of the winery, what better conclusion for this trip to Mount Etna than a tasting of the excellent Etna DOC wines produced in the same vineyard and lunch with wine and the typical Sicilian cuisine.
Etna excursion in a small group; Etna guided tours, with our English speaking guide, a full immersion on this magnificent visit of Mount Etna.
Etna Wine tour - schedule
We will drive you trough few of the little villages on Mount Etna towards the South side with our 4x4 off-road vehicle, reaching the ski resort where then by the use of cablecar and 4×4 vehicles called “UNIMOG”, we will reach the 2900 mt of altitude.
Mount Etna visit begins here, very close to the summit with an enjoyable group walk with an Alpine Volcanologist Guide who will lead us around the crater edge of the eruption dated 2002. A unique opportunity to have also a closer look at the summit active craters of Mount Etna with its fumaroles and sulphuric soil, the great caldera "Valle del Bove", theatre of recent eruptions and the panorama of the Mediterranean sea. Once back at the ski station, after a short transfer, we ends the visit of Mount Etna with a caving experience of a lava tube, equipped with helmet and torches.
We continue the journey by visiting one of the best wine estates right on the slopes of Etna, where you can walk trough the vineyard, understand the production flows and finally tasting the ETNA DOC wines and of course other Sicilian specialties. Lunch is included with a variety of Sicilian great recipes. The menu consists of a selection of typical Sicilian starters, a first dish (pasta or soup), fresh seasonal vegetables, dessert, fruit, coffee, water and 1 selected wine.
Visit one of the best wine estates located on the fertile slopes of Mount Etna, an experience that will bring you closer to our land and traditions, discover the taste of Sicilian wine and savour the aromas and flavours of our traditional cuisine. Enjoy each drop of the ETNA DOC wines, which are produced from the grape variety of Nerello Mascalese surrounding the estate. The area is known for its excellent fertile volcanic soil. Adventure and taste of Mount Etna and its vineyards.
Mount Etna tours from Catania or Taormina area, that begins with convenient pickups at most hotels and resorts or to specifics easy meeting point where you will get on our 4x4 off-roads vehicles.
Recommended equipment: trekking shoes, wind and rain jacket, hat, trekking poles (if needed), and in general consider the period (Summer/Winter) and dress appropriately.
Etna Excursions, we do only small groups (max 15 pax); Etna guided tours, with experienced qualified Mountain Leaders that speaks perfectly more than one language. Tours to Mount Etna that starts early in the morning allowing you to enjoy the beauty and majesty of Mount Etna, thanks to carefully chosen itineraries and especially away from crowds.