Full-Day Mount Etna Hiking Day Trip with Sicilian Wine Tasting

Explore Mount Etna and taste its wines
From US$2,095 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
8 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Mount Etna
  • Local Winery
Photos & Highlights
  • Get acquainted with Mount Etna's main sites and history
  • Led by an expert in history or local culture
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Tour Description
Explore the beauty of Sicily's Mount Etna on a full-day tour with Context. With your expert guide, we will discover the geographic history of Europe's largest active volcano and how it continues to shape the landscape and communities surrounding this imposing wonder. Afterward, we will visit a local winery to taste some of Mount Etna’s famous wines that derive their structure from the environment’s volcanic soil. Your guide will be an agronomist expert or nature specialist.
  • Mount Etna
  • Local Etna winery
  • 8 hours with a local expert on Etna
  • Private car to and from Mount Etna
  • Wine Tastings + light lunch
Add-ons
  • Optional picnic basket
Beginning at your accommodation (in Catania or Taormina), your expert will pick you up before heading towards the smoldering Mount Etna, which dominates the entire northeastern region of Sicily. With your guide, you will embark on a magnificent walk on the edge of craters in order to understand the geological structure of the volcano and its eruption lifecycle. To understand this in more depth, equipped with lights, we will descend into a lava cave to explore the mountain's formation and historical activity. Returning to your 4X4, we then traverse an ancient lava flow in order to reach one of the most breathtaking views Mt Etna provides: the Valle del Bove.

After taking in the breathtaking scenery, you and your guide will continue to a well-regarded local winery for an introduction to Etna wines and a much-needed gastronomic break. We'll take some time to discuss Etna wine production while tasting its finest bounty. At the end of our tour, we will be dropped off at our accommodation.

For those interested in a shorter Etna experience, try our Half Day Etna tour.
What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits your trip) and more personalized time with your guide.

Where do we meet? Where does it end?
We meet at your accommodation. Your route may differ according to your guide. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.

Is lunch included in this tour?
A light lunch is provided at the winery along with the wine tasting.  For an additional fee, a picnic lunch can be provided if your group wishes to have a more substantial mid-day meal.  Please select the picnic basket when you put this tour into your cart at checkout.

Is the rride available at the moment?
No, it is not available until further updates.

Is the donkey ride included?
No, the donkey ride is an optional, seasonal experience, available at an additional cost.  Please let us know at checkout if you would like to add the donkey ride to your tour so we can confirm availability.  Donkey rides must be booked in advance and can't be added on the day.

What if it’s raining?
If the weather forecast is such that the hike can't take place in reasonable conditions, we will try to reschedule it.
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(4.8) 8 Reviews

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This was my family's favorite excursion from our 10 day trip to Italy. Alessio was hysterical, very knowledgeable, Irene and Mateo were warm and welcoming, food was delicious especially the oil, wine was amazing.
This was an amazing tour! We loved our guide Roberto and the lovely lunch at the farmhouse winery. The entire tour was fantastic! I’d recommend to anyone who wants to see Mount Etna in a unique way.
We had a wonderful day with our group of 5 on Mt Etna and wine tasting. Our guide Alessio was so knowledgeable and passionate about both Mt Etna and the wine. He went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day! What an incredible experience. Thank you, Alessio!