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

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

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 732

Score 4.9/5
Total reviews: 732
Reviews in English: 161

Patti & Jerry Laderman VERIFIED
27 October 2022

Etna 3000

This is a great tour. My husband and I were the oldest in our group and every one of the guides kept a lookout for us at all times. Everything was organized very well, and all the guides were extremely knowledgeable and very courteous. THIS IS MUST DO!!!! Also the food and wine was pretty good, too! Make time to do this. You won't be sorry.



Felix VERIFIED
27 October 2022

Great tour

Wonderful tour to Etna! Great service with pick up, excellent tour guides, very friendly drivers, awesome adventure, definitely worth it!!! Memorable experience for adults and kids



Marilyn Chapin Warren VERIFIED
20 October 2022

Go Etna 3000 Tour

October 19, 2022 we had Alberto as a guide, he was the best guide ever, his passion and love for Mount Etna is evident. We learned so much about volcanos and how Mount Etna is such a special and unique volcano. This tour is fantastic and I highly recommend it! The lava tube or cave was very interesting!! And the lunch was excellent also! Again, Alberto was a great pleasure to spend the day with. Hugs from your American Texas friends, Marilyn and Phil Warren



Bill Gillette VERIFIED
17 October 2022

GO-ETNA Rocks!

My wife and I recently traveled from Colorado, USA to explore the wines, geography and history offered by Mt. Etna and the surrounding area. We booked an excursion with GO-ETNA to see Mt. Etna up close and personal. We opted for the cable car/Unimog 4X4/trek excursion. Wow! What a fantastic experience. Not only was the view of Mt. Etna spectacular, the door-to-door service from our AirBnB apartment in Taormina by one of GO-ETNA's vans was a welcomed bonus. And the food....the 3 course Sicilian lunch on the mountain was plenty tasty and filling! I highly recommend this excursion to adventure seeking folks while visiting Sicily.



Robert Morris VERIFIED
17 October 2022

Better than you can believe ☺️

Very interesting all the questions answered.It was so smooth the journey so you good enjoy all the beautiful landscape without concern . I hope I can return with Go-Etna in a different season .You will not find a better company for your tour .



Nora Fowler VERIFIED
10 October 2022

ETNA Emotion 3000

This was a well organised tour. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to Etna. Cable car (with skip the line) was all organised and well coordinated. We were split into smaller groups and the whole experience felt very personal. There were multiple language options. Mount Etna is beautiful, out of this world. The guides and the volcanologist were all very knowledgable and provided interesting information. Lunch was a relatively simple (but very tasty and plentiful) antipasti and pasta, served with local wine and followed by cannoli, in a lovely atmosphere. The tour was rounded off with a little adventure into a lava cave. We all enjoyed it immensely.





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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. 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 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.

October
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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