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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $669 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $857 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $913 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1154 USD
Licensed guide for 2 hours $250 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Mt. Etna is Sicily's tallest peak and one of Europe's most famous active volcanoes. It is the largest volcano in Europe, nearly three times as large as Italy's next largest active volcano, Mount Vesuvius.

From Catania's port we will drive in the direction or Mount Etna, passing through the nice villages of Piedimonte and Linguaglossa on the way.

Although it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, in general it is not regarded as being particularly dangerous and thousands of people live on its slopes and in the surrounding areas. The volcano is about 3,300 metres high, and your vehicle will take you up to about 2,000 metres to see the forest, distinguished craters, solid lava, and more; get out to take a closer look in the most interesting spots. Everything will be enhanced by the explanation of your guide.

After Mt. Etna you will continue on to Taormina, located high on a mountaintop above the harbor. The town is known for its wonderful scenery as well as its position as one of Sicily's chicest resort towns. This is a gorgeous town with a romantic atmosphere and plenty of excellent restaurants, bars, shopping and plazas to relax and enjoy a cappuccino. You may also choose to visit the Teatro Greco, the most impressive monument of the city.

When you are done visiting Taormina you will be taken back to Messina and your cruise ship.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English speaking driver/escort
  • Mt Etna Natural Park (South Side)
  • Taormina
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 7:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 8:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 10:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 12:30 PM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The price of this tour does not include the 8€ per person admission to the Greek Theater.
• Please pick the departure time starting 30 minutes after you dock.


• From March to May & from October to November: Pack winter coats and wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
• From June to September: Pack a waterproof shell and dress in layers. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers and bring along sun screen, sunglasses and a hat.