Etna and Taormina Tour

Free Transfer
Full day 09:00-18:00
Easy route

Etna and Taormina is a guided day tour that combines an excursion to Mount Etna and a visit to the famous town of Taormina.

Perfect for those who want to explore Europe’s highest active volcano while ending the day among the charming Taormina streets from which to admire the sea and mountains.

Among the most popular excursions, precisely because of this connection between nature and culture, Etna and Taormina is an excursion suitable for everyone that will fascinate you with its unique views.

Our professional guides will lead you discovering the volcanic territory, among inactive craters and caves of lava flow, passing then for tastings of typical products to finish in beauty in Taormina.

Etna and Taormina Tour: details of the experience

The Etna and Taormina excursion organized by Etna Est combines the power of the volcanic nature of our “Muntagna” with the beauty of the world-famous village perched over the sea.

Below we present all the stages of which the Etna and Taormina guided tour is composed:

  • Departure from your accommodation (free transfer)
  • Short trek to discover inactive side craters and recent lava flows
  • Visit inside a lava flow cave
  • Tasting of typical products at an Etna organic farm
  • Arrival in Taormina with about 2 hours of free time
  • Return to Catania

Full Description Etna and Taormina Tour from Catania

By choosing to take part in the Etna and Taormina excursion, your experience will begin on our comfortable vehicles with the free transfer that, directly from your accommodation, will take you among the roads that climb up to the volcano.

Upon arriving at your destination, after getting the first information about the volcano’s characteristics on the way from our licensed professional guide, we will do a short introductory briefing about the day waiting to adjust to the altitude.

The first stage will be a short trek by which we will reach a height of 2000 meters, walking among inactive craters and landscapes that are unique in the world thanks to the lava flows that have stratified over time and on which we will be able to move safely.

The second leg of the Etna and Taormina excursion is perhaps the most striking as it will allow you to be guided into the belly of the volcano, visiting a lava flow cave with the professional equipment provided by the Etna Est agency.

You will thus be able to taste from the inside the charm of the lava rocks formed during the flow of incandescent lavas whose outer part solidified faster, creating magnificent natural caves.

Before ending the day among the enchanting streets of Taormina, with some free time for shopping or to consume something fresh, we will stop for the sweetest stop, we will visit an organic farm to taste typical Etnean products such as honey, oils and the fine wines of Etna, in demand all over the world.

The last stop will be the visit of Taormina, the best-known town in all of eastern Sicily, which retains a unique charm, overlooking the sea and with a splendid view of Mount Etna.

In Taormina you will have about two hours to visit the historic center, the course full of stores, enjoy a wonderful granita and visit the churches and theaters, the Odéon Theater and the very famous Ancient Theatre.

With these images we will return to Catania on our vehicles, still savoring typical culinary delights and indelible memories!

Info and booking


Only if you book at least 5 days before


(69€ kids up to 12 yrs)


If you book just before the date


(79€ kids up to 12 yrs)

Tour Schedule

L’escursione Etna e Taormina ha inizio alle 9.00 circa, orario in cui il transfer gratuito verrà a prendervi direttamente nella vostra struttura ricettiva per portarvi alla scoperta del vulcano e di una delle cittadine più famose della Sicilia. L’orario esatto di pick up verrà comunicato la sera prima dal nostro ufficio.

L’escursione si conclude alle ore 18.00 al punto di partenza, dopo aver avuto il tempo libero necessario per effettuare dello shopping o per consumare qualcosa nei tanti bar di Taormina, dove potrete rilassarvi a fine giornata.

Additional Info

The Etna and Taormina hike is at an easy level so it is possible for everyone to participate. Children are entitled to a 10€ discount on the participation fee.

A minimum of 6 participants is required to take the tour and the recommended equipment consists of:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Long pants
  • Windproof jacket
  • Water and snacks (essential!)

Participation fee includes: 

  • Insurance
  • Guide for the entire hike
  • Helmet and flashlight for visiting the cave
  • Anything expressly provided for in the program