Private Excursions

Etna volcano and Taormina - full day

Pick-up at the hotel. Departure to Etna, established in 1987 as a national park, covers about 590 sq km and includes about 21 towns, through landscapes of extraordinary intensity: vineyards, forests, lava flows, green oasis and rich presence of animals. Meeting with the guide. Along the way, you can admire the spectacle of the highest volcano in Europe, with about 3000 meters high. Stop at the square of the Rifugio Sapienza, near the Etna Cableway Station. You can optionally purchase a ticket for the ascent to the summit by cableway up to 2600 meters and then by jeep through a scenic route, with the help of Alpine Guides, up to maximum permitted of the sommital craters to get an unforgettable view of the volcano. Who prefers to stay at 2000 quote, can walk in the woods around the square of the cable car and visit the extinct Silvestri Craters. Lunch is not included. In the afternoon drive to Taormina, situated in a very suggestive position on Monte Tauro, with its still intact medieval appearance. The historic center of Taormina goes from Porta Catania to Porta Messina, in a natural landscape from the Sicilian coast to the Calabria. Nice walk along the main street of Taormina “dolcevita”, Corso Umberto (local guide not included), a continuous line of squares and palaces of the XV-XIX century, with shops, flower-filled balconies, antique shops, cafes, restaurants and pastry shop with marzipan fruit. Possibility to visit the “Ancient Theater”, the very symbol of Taormina and the second in Sicily by size, open on the beautiful panorama of the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna in the background. Return to hotel late afternoon.

Boots or tennis shoes. windbreaker. hat. water.
The price includes:
- Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or port of discharge.
- Private transportation with driver at your exclusive use: Car (1 to 3 pax); Minivan (4 to 7 pax); Minibus (8 to 19 pax); Bus (20 to 50 pax).
- Naturalistic guide on Etna.
The price does not include:
- Meals, beverages and extras.
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites, monuments, churches and museums.
- Local Tourist Guide at Taormina (on request to be paid on the spot).

     Start: 09:00
     Duration: 8 h

     Availability: daily

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The service of travel by private car is active all year.
It's necessary to notice at least 72 hours before, excluding holidays and weekends.