Private Mount Etna Tour with Wine Tasting
LivTours’ Mount Etna Tour was designed to offer you a private picture-perfect day at one of Sicily’s most awe-inspiring natural sites with a roundtrip transfer from your Catania hotel. This tour offers a truly thrilling visit to an active volcano where you will see extinct craters and explore a lava tube! Your adventure-filled day includes some time to relax as well with a visit to one of Mt Etna’s family-owned wineries. This unique Sicily tour that covers it all – and in just one day!
- Enjoy the comfort of a private tour from Catania with hotel pick up & drop off
- Discover the many layers of Mt. Etna and experience a thrilling day of exploration
- Hike along the volcano with a Mount Etna expert
- See extinct craters and explore a lava cave
- Savor a wine tasting & appetizers at a local volcanic vineyard near Mount Etna
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Your LivTours Private Mount Etna Tour starts by meeting your local guide at your accommodation in Catania (or in Taormina, if you choose the add-on) for an early morning pick up. As you make your way towards Mount Etna, you will quickly be met with beautiful natural scenery and the adventure is just beginning! You will learn how Mount Etna is indeed an active volcano with regular eruptions, as your private guide showers you with information about this famous mountain. These frequent mini eruptions actually make the volcano less dangerous, so get ready for your trip up!
As you make your way up the mountain, you will learn about the various layers of history mirrored in the layers of vegetation on the hillsides. Thanks to constant eruptions, this constantly growing mountain is completely unique—what you see today will be different from what you see on your next visit to Sicily!
Once you reach 2000 meters, where it is no longer possible to travel by car, you will get out and begin your hike. Your certified Etna Alpine guide will take you on magnificent trails along the rocky volcano side and show you extinct craters. You will hear about the history of the volcano, its natural environment, and the culture of the people who live in its shadow. Now, put on your hardhat and headlamp and get ready to enter into an extinct lava cave. You will set foot in the very tunnels that served as the natural conduits through which Mt. Etna’s lava once flowed—a one in a lifetime experience.
Now that you have explored Mount Etna, it is time to visit a winery and enjoy a bit of lunch and, of course, a wine tasting! Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you taste a selection of wines which have been carefully selected and paired with local food to give you a true taste of the best Sicily!
Your adventure ends with a jeep ride back to your hotel and memories to last a lifetime.
- Jeep hotel pickup & dropoff
- Guided hike with a certified Etna mountaineer
- Scenic stops as you ascend Mt. Etna
- Access to an extinct lava cave
- Visit to volcanic craters
- Appetizers & wine tasting at local winery
- Etna is an active volcano but it is considered one of the safest active volcanoes in the world. Etna’s movements are closely monitored and all eruptions are predicted in advance to ensure the absolute safety of locals and visitors in the area. The Alpine guides are equipped with minute to minute information, to ensure that every visit is 100% safe.
- High-Altitude Add-on: If you select this add-on to visit the top portion of Etna, be aware the peak not be part of the itinerary if weather conditions do not permit. The ski lift and the jeep will not be accessible depending on the weather forecast. This portion of the tour is subject to weather.
- High-Altitude Add-on: This is a private day tour excursion but for safely reasons the last climb to 3000 m is together with a group guided by an Alpine Guide.
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry. LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism and how LivTours is contributing, click here.
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
Make your day even more unique and comfortable by upgrading your tour with a customizable LivTours optional add on!
Awesome visit to a live volacano
"Our Mount Etna tour was incredible! We were picked up from our hotel and then between funicular and jeep rides, we made it to the top where we looked down into active craters as our guide gave us extremely interesting information about this mountain and about volcanos in general. We were also surprised that wine is made from the grapes grown on the side of the mountain and really enjoyed the wine tasting and lunch we had at one of these wineries. It was a fantastic day which we highly recommend!"
Becky B - USA
Once in a lifetime visit to an active volcano
"We had a thrilling day visiting Mount Etna on LivItaly's tour. We were taken up to the top of this still-active volcano and given very expert information by the guide that accompanied us. The pictures we were able to take were breathtaking, as was the entire experience. Afterwards, we were taken to a volcanic winery for tasting and lunch. Just a fantastic day and one we won't soon forget!"
Harriet - UK
By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.