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  • Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

    1. Catania: Etna Hiking Tour

    Enjoy a hike on the highest, most active volcano in Europe. Start the tour with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Catania. Climb into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and set off for Mount Etna. Arrive at the starting point for your off-the-beaten-track hike.

    As you begin to walk, admire the fascinating landscape of the Valle del Bove, the biggest depression of Mount Etna, and its moonlike deserts. From there take in the breathtaking views of the smoking summit craters and the surrounding landscape facing the Ionian Sea.

    The tour also includes the opportunity to explore a lava tube with helmets and flashlights. Experience the incredible natural phenomenon created when the surface lava solidified but magma continued to flow into the tunnel.

    Finally, in the afternoon, get dropped off back in Catania...

    Jó ár-érték arány jellemzi ezt a túrát. Nagy előnye, hogy Catania-bol visznek oda vissza. Ha a gerincre vagy minél magasabbra akarsz jutni, akkor nem ezt a túrát válaszd. Ezen látható a Vál Di Bove kalderaja,de nem a csúcs és a környéke. Ehhez szállást kell foglalni fenn, a Refugio Sapienza-n

  • Sicily: Etna Volcano & Taormina Tour

    2. Sicily: Etna Volcano & Taormina Tour

    Discover Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe (3.345 mt), and the town of Taormina that sits on the slopes of Mount Tauro on this guided tour. Enjoy plenty of free time to see the Silvestri Craters, Taormina’s Greek-Roman Theater, and more. Meet with staff and the rest of the group at the meeting point in Palermo, then depart to Etna. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to visit the Silvestri Craters and other sites. Optionally, you can also climb Mount Etna in two different ways: • Ascend to 2,500 meters: From Funivia dell’Etna, ride a cable car up to 2,500 meters (at Montagnola). Upon arrival at 2,500 meters, you can walk around, hike, or enjoy a drink at the bar overlooking the area. • Ascend to the top from 2,500 meters up to 2,920 meters: From Montagnola at around 2,500 meters, jump on board the UNI-MOG (mini-coach WD4X4) to reach 2,800 meters with a licensed Etna guide. Then, h...

  • Taormina and Catania: Mount Etna Exploration and Cave Tour

    3. Taormina and Catania: Mount Etna Exploration and Cave Tour

    Begin your trip to Etna with an easy walk around the Sartorius Craters, whose eruption is dated back to 1865. This excursion to Mount Etna will allow you to understand the different types of eruptions that can take place on volcanoes, as you undergo an easy trek of about 4 kilometers up and down this interesting fissure eruption site. Afterward, head to the Etna Nord Ski Resort, where a lunch break is planned in a beautiful chalet at 1,900 meters above sea level. Following lunch, embark on a cave exploration of a lava tube. Created by a prehistoric lava flow, it is now enriched by the Etna birch forest which surrounds it. This cave was allegedly used for some time by bandits, whereas others say the tunnel was used to store snow during winter to then be used in the warmer seasons. Whatever the truth behind its common use during the past centuries, it's a wonderful place to explore with c...

    Excellent experience! Our guide, Roberto, was extremely knowledgeable about volcanology and the history of Mt. Etna! Having a personal tour guide to answer any questions and tailor the experience to your own personal skill level and ability was well worth it! Be sure to wear lightweight pants and bring a windbreaker since it’s pretty windy and can get a bit cold. Hiking boots are highly recommended but not a necessity. Overall awesome experience and highly recommended! Thank you, Roberto!

  • Cefalù:1-Hour Family-Friendly ATV Excursion in Madonie Park

    4. Cefalù:1-Hour Family-Friendly ATV Excursion in Madonie Park

    Meet your guide in front of the Club Med in Cefalù. Receive a brief safety tutorial and then hop on to your ATV. Embark on your scenic ride through Cefalù. The road is paved, and the ride is perfect for beginners, which makes this excursion perfect for parents and kids. Journey into the Madonie Regional Natural Park and discover enchanting landscapes.   See Sicily’s highest mountains and verdant Valleys. Look out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy spectacular panoramic vistas

  • Palermo Private Walking Tour, Palatine Chapel & Lunch

    5. Palermo Private Walking Tour, Palatine Chapel & Lunch

    Palermo is especially suited for a walking tour, considering its Arabic-influenced urban structure and narrow streets and lanes. Get acquainted with this beautiful Sicilian city on this half-day walking tour. Start by crossing Politeama Square, the main square of Palermo, where the main city avenues meet. Continue along Ruggero VII Street, which is considered the “lounge of Palermo” and pass the Church of St. Lucia before arriving at Theater Massimo, the largest theater in Europe. Continue along Via Maqueda, an ancient commercial street full of churches and historic buildings, to Candelai, which is at the heart of Palermo's nightlife. See Quattro Canti, meaning "four corners," which divides the city exactly into four parts. See the beautiful church, St. Joseph of Theatine and tour the iconic Cathedral of Palermo. The Royal Palace awaits afterward, where you can visit a Jewel of Arab N...

    Since we were a large group on a business trip, local guide was very flexible and helpful with the preparations. Also during the tour they were always trying to accommodate our on-site wishes and made our trip really fantastic! I would highly recommend this tour as you will hear a lot of funny stories and have an amazing experience in Palermo!

  • Catania: Sailing Tour with Lunch

    6. Catania: Sailing Tour with Lunch

    Sail along the route of Ulysses and discover the beauty of the bay of the Cyclops and sea cliffs in Acitrezza. See dolphins, various marine life, go fishing, snorkelling and/or learn the fundamentals of sailing. This tour is a unique opportunity to see Catania from the sea and visit one of the most captivating landscapes of the Sicilian coast as you cruise through the Ulysses' Grotte and the Castle of Aci Castello. Throughout your tour, you will also have the chance to enjoy a fantastic diving/snorkelling session at the Natural Reserve of Cyclops, departing from the small village of Acitrezza. Whilst you snorkel, behold spectacular landscapes in crystal clear blue waters. Your informative and friendly guides will accompany you throughout your experience and will be there to assist you with anything you may need.

  • From Taormina or Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna Hike

    7. From Taormina or Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna Hike

    Hike on Mount Etna's finest trails to discover one of Europe's most famous volcanos. Enjoy a trek over extinct craters, lava flows, lava tubes, and have a fantastic view over the dramatic beauty of the Valle del Bove caldera. During your hike discover the beauty of Mount Etna and see the vibrant active craters of the summit. Enjoy the view along the volcano's flanks and see the Ionian Coast from Taormina to Catania. This tour is adaptable to all levels of hikers and transportation is carried out with off-road pickups vehicles. Depending on the season, your lunch includes a picnic in the outdoors or at a restaurant with typical Sicilian products. If time allows, your excursion will conclude with a complimentary tasting of Etna's finest products, including honey, wine, liqueurs and much more at a local producer in Zafferana Etnea. This village of honey sits along the Etna Wine Route, whi...

  • Etna Urban Winery - Vineyard walk and Tasting experience

    8. Etna Urban Winery - Vineyard walk and Tasting experience

    Experience an urban winery on the slopes of Mount Etna. Begin the tour with a warm welcome and a walk across urban vineyards nestled between Catania and Etna. See the unique urban landscape with rare dry-stone-made buildings and walls from the 19th century, and an oak wood representing the large forest that was once just above Catania, now claimed by the expanding city. Children will receive a treasure map to follow along on the walk. Discover 18th-century Palmento (traditional Sicilian winery) upon returning from the walk, among the largest and best-preserved in the area, still equipped with its large chestnut wood barrels and the grape pressing machine dating back to 1790. Hear of some family stories found reading ancestor’s diaries from the 1800s. Finish the tour with a tasting experience on today's Etna culinary landscape. Taste wines from 4 different wineries around the volcano, ...

  • Sicily: Entrance to Sicilian Puppet Theatre with Guided Tour

    9. Sicily: Entrance to Sicilian Puppet Theatre with Guided Tour

    Watch the Opera dei Pupi, a theatrical puppet performance of Frankish romantic poems such as 'The Song of Roland' or 'Orlando furioso.'

    Let the traditional art of puppet theatre transport you into a bygone era. Witness stunning wooden puppets dressed in gorgeous detailed costumes.

    Enjoy a show filled with intense emotions, fast-paced battle scenes, musical accompaniment, and fierce animals like dragons and alligators entering the story.

    Get deep insights into the history of this art and why it plays a significant role in Sicily's culture and identity.

  • Sicily: Entrance Tickets to Sicilian Puppet Theatre

    10. Sicily: Entrance Tickets to Sicilian Puppet Theatre

    Watch the Opera dei Pupi, a theatrical puppet performance of Frankish romantic poems such as 'The Song of Roland' or 'Orlando furioso.'

    Let the traditional art of puppet theatre transport you into a bygone era. Witness stunning wooden puppets dressed in gorgeous detailed costumes.

    Enjoy a show filled with intense emotions, fast-paced battle scenes, musical accompaniment, and fierce animals like dragons and alligators entering the story.

    Get deep insights into the history of this art and why it plays a significant role in Sicily's culture and identity.

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What people are saying about Sicily

Had so much fun! Amazing tour, very well organized , the guides were lovely, got amazing views and the most amazing experience. We had so much fun during the day we spent the evening together at the beach with the whole group. 100% worth the visit and 100% with this tour!

Great tour, Ernesto is very knowledgeable about the Etna and explains it in a very understandable way. Definitely recommend taking this tour.

Really nice adventure:) worth to spend one relaxing day by the coast with great skipper and delicious lunch!

Ernesto is a really fun guide and we had a really great time hiking with him!

Interesting and fun excursion on the most riotous mountain in Europe.