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Mount Etna Summit: Cable car Tour


Mount Etna Summit: Cable car Tour

Excursion to the highest viewpoint on Mount Etna 3000 tour

Mount Etna cable car tour: Tour description

Summit Craters of Mount Etna

Summit Craters of Mount Etna

Daily Etna Tours to the highest volcano in Europe. We will pick you up at your accommodation in Sicily with our comfortable air-conditioned vehicles and head in direction to Mount Etna. During our adventurous drive up to the volcano, we will pass the small towns of Pedara, Nicolosi, Zafferana Etnea and cold lava fields, which were formed during the years. You will reach the “Rifugio Sapienza Etna” where the Emotion Etna 3000 m tour begins.

You will reach an altitude of 2500 m by cable car. Afterwards you will get up to 2900 m with special unimog vehicles. The area at the foot of the main crater, where you will be, is called “Torre del Filosofo”. From here you will have a stunning view over the Mediterranean, if the weather permits.

Mount Etna Lava Eruption

Mount Etna Lava Eruption

A competent Alpine / Vulcanological guide will accompany you during a approx. 40 minutes tour, visiting the hot smoking craters, born after the 2002-2003 eruption. Back at Rifugio Sapienza, you’ll have a traditional Sicilian lunch at a chalet. Afterwards, equipped with helmets and flashlights you will enjoy an unforgettable experience visiting a real lava cave.
At the end of the tour we will drive you back to your accommodation.

Info Mount Etna cable car tour

  • Guide: During the tour an English-speaking guide will explain you the most interesting phenomena of the eruptive Volcano and will inform you about plants and animals. On summit, included competent Alpine / Vulcanological guide
  • Type of Excursion: Mixed tour of hikes and off-road
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessibility: Tours are easy and suitable for everyone.
  • Recommendations: We recommend sturdy shoes, adequate clothes according to the weather, a bottle of water and do not forget your camera, of course!
  • What’s also included: Inclusive of cable car ticket and “UNIMOG” jeep, 1 small bottle of water per person and equipment like trekking poles, helmet and torch for the visit of a lava cave
  • Pickup service: In the area around Taormina and 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).
  • Children: 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)
  • SMALL GROUPS: normally 6-16 participants
  • VULCANOLOGICAL GUIDE: Including competent Alpine / Vulcanological guide

  • Trekking Shoes: Rental of trekking shoes upon request, cost EUR 5.00/pair
  • Availability: We are open all year, except: 25.12 and 01.01
  • Give this as a gift
    Gift this tour!
    After purchasing the tour you will receive a gift certificate that can be used within 12 months

Mount Etna cable car tour: Prices

Prices are inclusive of taxes and insurance
No hidden fees – All inclusive

Duration: 8 hours

Summer season: from April to October
  • € 135,00 p.p. with pick up at our meeting point motorway exit GIARRE
    Meeting point (Free Parking):
    Motorway Catania-Messina motorway exit GIARRE
    Coordinates: 37°42’15.8″N 15°10’10.0″E
  • € 155,00 p.p. with pick up at your hotel in Catania / Taormina area 
    Pickup and drop-off service:
    In the area of Catania and Taormina pick up and drop-off at your hotel/address

Winter season: from November to March

  • ON REQUEST p.p. with pick up at your hotel in Catania / Taormina area 
    Pickup and drop-off service:
    In the area of Catania and Taormina pick up and drop-off at your hotel/address
  • Including typical Sicilian lunch
  • The price includes EURO 65,00 / person cost of cable car and Unimog
  • FREE Cancellation until 24 hours before tour begin

Sicilian specialities will be served: Typical Sicilian appetizer, Main course Pasta, dessert, Water, bread, wine and coffee. If you have any food requests ( vegetarians) or health problems (allergy etc), please let us know.

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On request, it is possible to book (against payment of a fee) apick-up service also outside of Catania / Taormina, for example: Syracuse, Noto, Messina, etc.

On request we also offer “private” trips. Vehicle and guide are exclusively available to you. You also have the possibility to book a tour by minivan. Contact us

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