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

COVID-19 security measures

  • Body temperature check before departure
  • Daily sanitization of vehicles
  • Obligation to wear the mask on board the vehicles
  • Sanitizing gel available to our guests
  • Daily control of staff temperature and health
  • All staff fully vaccinated

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 3410

Score 4.9/5
Total reviews: 3410
Reviews in English: 610

29 November 2022

Just amazing

We were at little apprehensive booking online for what was the only day we could go on the trip and if they didn’t turn up the day would have been lost. Didn’t need to worry. Exactly 8.20 and our guide arrived. Absolutely fantastic knowledge and English was exceptional. Both the driver and guide on the tour couldn’t have been better. Sorry I didn’t get the names. Shame due to time of year we couldn’t the full tour but would love to in the future!

26 November 2022

Perfect Day

We had perfect day on the Half day Etna jeep tour. Our guides Davido and Christian were fabulous- informative, enthusiastic and above all kept us safe whilst enjoying the majestic force of nature. Take layers as the weather changes constantly. Thoroughly recommend this company and the guides.

26 November 2022

Great experience!

The entire experience was great - from booking, contact through planning the trip, and the trip itself. Very good and knowledgable multilingual tour guides, interesting stops, appropriate level for the hike, good equipment and vehicles. I very much appreciated Go-Etna monitoring the weather conditions prior to the trip and contacting me about going on a day with better weather. Made the trip much more memorable for me. There are plenty of good photo opps along the way with gorgeous lookouts and stunning views both onto the peak of Etna, as well as the valley below.

mark appleby VERIFIED
24 November 2022

Great day out!

We really enjoyed our day with Davide. Restrictions on the altitude of the trip and very changeable weather didn’t stop us having a wonderful few hours. Davide brought it all to life for us and we learned so much about Etna and it’s impact on the area. All winter long this is a great value for money tour and we very much recommend it. We hope you get Davide though! Thank you, Mark and Cheryl

Shazrina Shaharan VERIFIED
22 November 2022

Fun, informative and great experience with knowledgeable guide

From the pick up to the drop off at the end of the trip, it was easy and hassle free. The tour itself is very fun and informative. We get to climb and it was an easy walk. Make sure that you have proper training/sports/hiking shoes. We walk down the lava cave, and it was a great experience and a lot more of information how it was used by the locals in old days. The guide is very attentive and knowledgeable. I extremely enjoyed the tour and it is highly recommended! Thank you!

22 November 2022


Great day, Christian was excellent👍

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
€ 75 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. Contact us for more information

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 2021

4.8 out of 5

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