Discover the incredible heritage & landscape of Sicily on this excursion to Etna and Taormina. An unforgettable adventure!
Etna & Taormina Excursion
After picking you up from your hotel in Syracuse at 8:30 am, we'll depart for the Sapienza Refuge, located 1920 meters above sea level. Before reaching our destination, we'll make a brief stop at a volcanic cave, which you'll be able to enter and explore by flashlight.
From this point, you'll take a guided hiking route up the paths of Etna Park, up to 2000 meters above sea level. Or, if you'd like, you can go for the 'Etna high altitude' option (not included), which will take you on the Mount Etna cable car and a 4x4 off-road vehicle to reach Philosopher's Tower, the highest outpost in the area.
Next, we'll head to a town called Zafferana Etnea. In this charming village, you'll learn all about the production of Sicilian honey and even get a taste of the local gastronomy.
Following our visit to Zafferana Etnea, we'll continue to our next stop: Taormina, a beautiful town with extraordinary views of Etna Park. Passing through the old city gates of Porta Catania and Porta Messina, we'll make our way to the historic center, where we'll wander medieval streets and soak up the essence of Sicily. You'll have the chance to taste some of the area's most typical dishes and pick up some souvenirs.
We'll also visit the Teatro Antico, the second largest ancient theater in Sicily, as well as the Villa Comunale, beautiful English-inspired gardens. This municipal park, originally commissioned by Lady Florence Trevelyan, a cousin of Queen Victoria, boasts an impressive array of exotic plants - truly a treat for the senses!
After ten hours, we'll take you back to your hotel in Syracuse and the excursion will end.
|Adults||Children 3-12 years old|
Children 3-12 years oldUS$ 105.50
It is compulsory to present a Covid vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test or antigen test taken up to 48 hours before the activity. Show more
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Italian.
Hotel pickup and return transport
English speaking guide
Guided tour of the Silvestri Craters
Guided tour of Taormina
Tasting of honey and other local products
Entry to the Ancient Theatre of Taormina: € 10 (US$ 11.70) per person
Food and drinks
'Etna high altitude' option: 2500 meter altitude for € 30 (US$ 35.10) per person; 3000 meter altitude for € 65 (US$ 76.20) per person (optional)
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.