Etna Shore Excursion for cruise ship passengers

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Discover Europe’s highest volcano during a shore excursion with our Mount Etna Jeep Tour from port Catania.

You will visit old and new lava flows, an impressive volcanic landscape during the off-road part with the jeep as well as during an easy hike – always accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

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Etna for cruise ship passengers: Highlights

  • Experience an Volcano off-road adventure with a 4x4 vehicle
  • Take a hike along the old and new lava flows
  • Equipped with helmets and flashlights you will explore a lava cave
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off – Port of Catania

During this shore excursion for cruise ship passengers you will have the perfect mix of an adventurous Jeep experience and the Sicilian culture. Discover one of the most active volcanoes in the world with our Etna Jeep Tour. We will pick you up at the Port of Catania with one of our off-road vehicles (including the popular Land Rover 110) and heading in the direction of the volcano.

Mount Etna Excursions 4x4
Mount Etna Excursions 4×4

We are passing idyllic Sicilian villages and some of Sicily’s most famous wine-growing regions and whilst gaining altitude, you will learn a lot about the country, the population and their culture. You will certainly remember the impressive play of colours of the black lava and the extraordinary vegetation on Mount Etna. As we pass by the lava flows of recent years, we will see centuries-old forests and we will stop at some of the most beautiful places on Mount Etna. During an easy hike of approx. 45 min. on the craters in the surrounding, you will see the unique landscape with the old and new lava.

Shore Etna Excursion
Shore Etna Excursion
Of course, a competent English-speaking guide will accompany you during this guided trip on Mount Etna and you will learn a lot about the history of the volcano with its myths and the current situation there. You will continue the adventurous jeep tour on an off-road track through the pine forests and you will get further insight into the unique and diverse flora and fauna which inhabits the lava rocks.

Like the speleologists, you will be equipped with helmets and flashlights to explore one of the famous lava caves on foot with your guide. These caves were created by a lava flow and they still have special properties. Centuries ago, residents close to Mount Etna used these caves for the ice production.

As the last stop of the half-day tour we will drive to the hardened lava flows, which destroyed the local ski lift during the last big eruption.

After all these unforgettable impressions we will return to your cruise in Catania.

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  • Including experienced English speaking guide
  • Including equipment like trekking poles, helmet and flashlight
  • Including Pick-up and drop-off at the port of Catania

  • The tour is easy and suitable for everyone.
  • Children under 12 years pay EUR 10.00 less. Upon request we can provide a child safety seat or booster seat (free)
  • Trekking shoes can be rented on request for EUR 5.00/pair
  • Wind jacket can be purchased on request for EUR 20.00/piece
  • Your gift voucher: Place your order by phone or email ([email protected]) to get a gift voucher
  • Availability: We are open all year, except: 25.12 and 01.01

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Etna for cruise ship passengers: Reviews 4831

Score 4.9/5
Total reviews: 4831
Reviews in English: 1008

Marie Forte VERIFIED
01 May 2024

The loveliest hiking experience l have ever had

Our guide Andrea was a super courteous gentleman with an encyclopedic knowledge of everything associated with volcanoes, their formation ,their productivity. He was so protective of our welfare as we explored a lava cave observing sulphur deposits and rock formations.We scaled the heights taking in the beauty of the land Scape with the red hues of iron ore deposits. He also showed us cobalt and other deposits and the basalt layers in some small hills Fabulous way to spend day stopping off at a chalet for refreshments.

24 April 2024

Nice half day trip

We had a nice half day trip to mount Etna. Our guide had a lot of knowledge about flora and fauna and about the volcano. We had an interesting walk to the craters with a small group of people. I would recommand this trip with GO-etna!

Sarah Daynes VERIFIED
24 April 2024

Such a fantastic tour

We did the half day tour and it was excellent.  Our guide spoke perfect English and had a great sense of humour. His knowledge about Etna, the surrounding area, as well as all of Sicily and Italy, and Volcanoes in general was incredible and his passion for his job was so clear.  He really got everyone into it and made the tour even more enjoyable.  We, a party of four, had a really fantastic morning and I would highly recommend GoEtna.  There were a few in our group going on the full day tour which I think I might just have to go back for 😉 

Vera Solomidi VERIFIED
24 April 2024

Full day Etna

It was a great experience. The excursion was well organized and Salvo is an amazing guide and person! It shows that he knows a lot, he is experienced and loves what he does. Grazie di cuore, tua amica greca.

24 April 2024

Alex was great and an excellent driver!

Leena Harjunpää VERIFIED
23 April 2024

Go etna jeep

All was good. Next time IWant to see better area withaut trees, only kraater and laava.

Prices & Booking

No hidden fees - All inclusive

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
Available all year round

Etna 4x4 for cruise ship passengers

Duration: 5 hours Difficulty: Easy
€ 80 per person
including pickup/drop off Port Catania

English-speaking guide

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This tour is also available in a PRIVATE version. Driver, guide and vehicle will be available exclusively for you.

- Mount Etna Private Tours
- Contact us for all other Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not! We only offer "all inclusive" trips. There are no nasty surprises during the tour; no hidden costs or entrance fees which have to be paid separately, for the listed program.
Recommended clothing varies depending on the season:

From November to March
We recommend a winter jacket, long trousers, a warm hat and sturdy waterproof shoes.

From April to May
Weather and temperatures can be very different, so we recommend layered winter clothing and trainers.

From June to September
The weather and temperatures are pleasant, we recommend a T-shirt, trousers or shorts, sneakers. (In any case, it is recommended to have a light jacket with you in case of wind)

Weather and temperatures are very different, so we recommend multi-layered winter clothing and trainers.
Weather conditions are monitored daily and in the event of a thunderstorm you will be contacted to cancel or postpone the tour. In case of cancellation or impossible postponement, we will refund (if the tour has been paid in advance).
It is possible to cancel the booking through our APP, through the booking section of the website or by email. Cancellations by phone or SMS / WhatsApp are not possible.
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Tripadvisor 2023

4.8 out of 5

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Werner de en it
+39 366 35 92 490

Roberta fr en it
+39 351 34 86 611

We speak English, German, French, Spanish and Italian
(Monday - Sunday / 7:30 to 21:00)

Booking Office

+39 0958998743

Opening hours: Monday - Friday
09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

E-mail: [email protected]

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