Mount Etna Emotion 3000 Tour – Etna Cable Car Tour

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Reach 3000m altitude on the highest active volcano in Europe with an unforgettable cable car tour on Mount Etna.

Together with your English-speaking guide, you will explore the summit area and admire the active craters there. After a traditional Sicilian lunch, you will visit a lava cave.

Mount Etna Summit Tour 3000 by Cable car and Unimog – Mount Etna Cable car Tour

Etna Emotion 3000 Tour: Highlights

  • Ride with the cable car and the Unimog 4x4 vehicle up to 3000 meters
  • Enjoy a breath-taking view from 3000 meters above sea level
  • Explore the Sicilian cuisine with a typical lunch
  • Equipped with helmets and flashlights you will visit a Volcano lava cave
  • English-speaking guide

An incomparable and historic landscape combined with a view, which you will never forget, awaits you with this Etna cable car tour, on one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Summit Craters of Mount Etna
Summit Craters of Mount Etna
After picking you up at your accommodation, you will reach the “Rifugio Sapienza Etna-South” with our comfortable vehicles. Already on the way, we will pass some beautiful Etna villages like Pedara and Nicolosi and you will see centuries-old lava fields. Once arrived at the Rifugio, the adventurous Etna Emotion 3000m Tour begins.

Due to the “skip-the-line-tickets” you will reach relaxed 2500 meters with the cable car. From this altitude your tour continues with the special Unimog vehicles to the summit area “Torre del Filosofo” at about 2920 meters

Mount Etna Lava Eruption
Mount Etna Lava Eruption

The area, which is named after the ruins of the shelter, built by the Greek philosopher Empedocles (according to the myths), offers a first fascination insight into the landscape of the volcano Etna with a breath-taking view of the turquoise blue Ionian Sea.

A continuously changing landscape – Mount Etna has erased many places in recent years, and others – that are still visible today – maybe tomorrow won’t be there anymore. Explore this unique place with a knowledgeable volcanologist and alpine guide and take a hike of 40 minutes near the still hot and smoking craters, which were created during eruptions in the years 2002-2003.

After an informative and impressive hike, you will return to the Rifugio Sapienza. A traditional Sicilian lunch awaits you there already. With traditional antipasti, pasta of the season and a delicious dessert, accompanied by water, Sicilian wine and a good coffee you will get to know the local cuisine.

Well-rested, you will visit one of the famous lava caves of Mount Etna. Like the speleologists, you will be equipped with helmets and flashlights to explore this interesting spot on foot with your guide and you will learn a lot about the history and origins of these caves, which were built by a lava flow.

After all these unforgettable impressions we will return to your accommodation.

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  • Including competent English speaking alpine / vulcanological guide
  • Including cable car ticket and Unimog 4×4 vehicle
  • Including equipment like trekking poles, helmet and flashlight
  • Including typical Sicilian lunch
  • Including Pickup service: In the area around Taormina and Catania the pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, campsite, pension, holiday cottage, railway station, port, etc. are included. Possibility to meet us at the highway exit (in case you travel with your own car).

  • The tour is easy and suitable for everyone.
  • Children under 12 years pay 15 euro less and Children under 5 years pay 65 euro less. Upon request we can provide a child safety seat or booster seat (free)
  • Meal: Sicilian specialities will be served: Typical Sicilian appetizer, Main course Pasta, dessert, Water, bread, wine and coffee. If you have any food requests like a vegetarian meal or health problems (allergies etc), please let us know in advance
  • 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

Pickup/drop off at your accommodation:
07:00-07:30 ca. 17:30
Pickup/drop off at meeting point:
08:30 ca. 16:30

Etna Emotion 3000 Tour: Reviews 1046

Score 4.9/5
Total reviews: 1046
Reviews in English: 251

09 November 2023

Fantastic tour!

Although it is November, we had a great tour with Salvo on a somewhat foggy and windy day. We are really glad we booked the tour - door to door pickup and drop off with everything included (cable car, 4x4, viewpoint hike, crater hike, lunch, lava cave and stopping for some local produce in a nearby town). It was a well organised day with many attractions and we really appreciated Salvos chill but caring attitude. Can only recommend! Thanks again!

09 November 2023

Great tour to Mount Etna

This tour simply had all you need for a great tour. Adventure and excitement by exploring by Unimog and on foot, high areas of the volcano, great Sicilian food, lots of information about Etna and Sicily and great service! Thanks to Salvo, our guide, for the unforgettable experience!

06 November 2023



Martin Elliott VERIFIED
30 October 2023

Great experience

Great Service - Picked up from hotel on time by very polite and attentive driver, and taken by shared mini-bus to Mt. Etna visitors centre. Meet promptly and day explained with an introduction to guides. Escorted up cable car, and onwards towards volcano summit. Due to the very strong wind, and reduced visability, safety was paramount, and we were picked up about 100 meters from top. Back to the visitors centre for a tasty Sicilian lunch, and then off to some caves before being driven back to our hotel. A great experience and day.

26 October 2023

Good day out

We went on the Etna Emotion 3000 tour. Pick up was on time outside our hotel, our driver Marco was polite and pleasant. We arrived at the Refugio Sapienza where we met our Etna guides, after an initial briefing we caught the cable car to the top station where we then traveled further by Unimog up the volcano to 2750m high. Here we had a talk given by the guide and too photographs of the summit. It was very windy and chilly at such an altitude and recommend taking a warm jacket, trousers and sturdy footwear. On returning to the cable car we then walked to a warm crater for another talk by the guide, this was a strenuous climb on loose lava gravel but worth the effort. We then returned to the Refugio for a meal, it was tasty and plentiful, with good vegetarian options and wine. After the meal we went to a lava tube cave and walked the length of it about 50 meters, we were given helmets as the ceiling is quite low, but I'm 6ft and managed ok. It was then back to our hotel. A long day but not one to be missed, an experience well worth doing.

Maureen Ansell VERIFIED
24 October 2023

Brilliant excursion - Etna Emotion 3000 tour

This was a great tour: well-organised, informative and stunning landscape. Our group was lead by Giuseppe who was very knowledgeable and managed to pass on a wealth of information in an entertaining and engaging way, while shepherding everyone through the days activities with grace and charm. And the programme for the day had been well-structured with every element living up to and exceeding our expectations. We had a fabulous day... and now we want to return to Sicily to repeat this tour again!

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Prices & Booking

No hidden fees - All inclusive

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts
Available from March to November

Etna Emotion 3000 Tour

Duration: 8 hours Difficulty: Easy
€ 140 per person
Pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
€ 155 per person
Pick up at your hotel in Catania or Taormina area

English-speaking guide
Including typical Sicilian lunch
The price includes EURO 65,00 / person for the cable car and Unimog
Skip the line at the cable car

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On request, with a supplement, it is possible to request pick-up service also outside of Catania / Taormina, for example: Syracuse, Noto, Messina, etc. Contact us for more information

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

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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 are very different, so we recommend multi-layered winter clothing and sturdy trekking shoes

From June to September
The weather and temperatures are pleasant, but it can get cold at high altitudes. We recommend a windbreaker, long trousers and trekking shoes.

We recommend a winter jacket, long trousers, a warm hat, gloves and sturdy trekking shoes.
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.
Due to the limited space, it is not possible to carry luggage like suitcases or big backpacks during the tour. You can bring a small backpack with the items you need for the tour.
The pick-up and drop-off location should be in general the same. If you have special requests, please contact us via e-mail: [email protected]
Yes, the Etna Emotion Tour is suitable for everyone and includes an easy but impressive walk about 45 min.
No, you don’t have to wait in line for the cable car. Due to the skip the line tickets you will have a relaxed start for your tour.
Yes, if you book the Etna Emotion Tour with us, the cable car ticket is always included.
No, you don’t need special equipment. You should wear appropriate clothes according to the weather and season. The guide will provide the helmets and flashlights for the lava cave visit and he will also provide, on request, trekking poles.
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4.8 out of 5

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