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Gravina di Catania, Italy
Etna Morning Trip

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Safety measures
icon6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Located on the island of Sicily, Mt Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. Explore its different aspects on this active tour from Catania that includes hiking up the volcano along a trail to the inner crater. See ancient lava flows, learn about the geological history of the volcano, admire panoramic views and hike into a lava cave.
  • Mt Etna tour from Catania
  • Experience this active volcano up close
  • Hike along a mountain trail up to 1200mt to spot lava flows and enter a lava cave
  • Hear about its geological history, and see native vegetation
  • Admire views of the Sicilian landscape
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Driver/guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (in Catania except ZTL areas)
Transport by A/C minivan/jeep/minibus
Food and drinks
Use of Trikke
Clothes
Disposable gloves and mask
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Via Duca di Camastra , Via Duca di Camastra, 95030 Gravina di Catania CT, Italy

Etna Est Info Point - Free and wide parking area

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up times can be between 8:20 and 9:00am. In case of accommodations in ZTL areas we will give a meeting point reachable by walking 5 minutes
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not recommended for travelers with flu or cold
  • not available for people who has covid
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Etna Est
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Etna Morning Trip?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Etna Morning Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Etna Morning Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Etna Morning Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Etna Morning Trip?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Etna Morning Trip.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Etna Morning Trip?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Etna Morning Trip.

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  • "We got helmets for the cave and upon request they provide hiking boots as well, everything included in the price." See review
  • "Tour isn't too long or exhausting and gives a good impression of mount Etna's might" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing experience exploring Mount Etna
Shannon_C
, Jun 2022
An amazing experience!! I loved every second of it. Maurizio was such a great tour guide too - always explaining in both English and Italian. One for the books.
star-5
Wonderful trip to amt Etna
Ian_W
, May 2022
Brilliant and knowledgeable Guide,Simone, arrivef on time and always answered our questions fully and.in an interesting way
star-5
Great guide, amazing trip!
Jessica_L
, May 2022
Excellent guide. He tailored the trip to the group we had. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The trip exceeded my expectations, Mt Etna is beautiful. The lava tube was so much fun.
star-5
Spectacular and stress free experience
Jnis_K
, Apr 2022
The guide was very kind and nice. He took us from our hotel and brought us back after the excursion. Spectacular views and interesting stories. Recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Walk about on Etna
Bill_C
, Apr 2022
I had a great time on this trip, the guide was very knowledgeable, need to go back when the flowers are in bloom
star-2
Disappointed
Isadora_P
, Mar 2022
Unfortunately my tour didn’t go ahead, we had to turn back in the middle of the way because of the snow. While I know they can’t control the weather and that’s completely not their fault, the agency could’ve warned us that the day before, they had to cancel because of the weather conditions and there was a possibility of it happening again. From there, I could’ve rescheduled. However, I spent with trains from Palermo, accommodation, and winter clothes just for this tour. If I knew there was a slight chance of it being cancelled, I would’ve gone another day, but now I can’t afford it. So it’s very frustrating to say the least. On the bright side, the tour guide, I think his name was Joseph, did try his best to go ahead and was very friendly and nice. He spoke in English, Italian, and French to make all of us understand him on the way to Etna, telling us cool information about the volcano and Catania. When we had to stop, he did seem sad too. And also thank you for the agency for returning my money fast.
star-5
I learned a lot about the...
Akiko_I
, Jan 2022
I learned a lot about the volcano. The panorama views were also amazing!! I really recommend you to join their tour!
star-5
Mt. Etna, amazing tour and opportunity
Brittany_A
, Dec 2021
I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide spoke perfect English and was highly knowledgeable about the area. He’s a local and the town he lives in is at the base of the volcano. My husband, 15 year old daughter, and I really enjoyed visiting the volcano & especially going into the lava tubes. We went in November & it was FREEZING, raining, and snowing on the top of the volcano so make sure you bring a water proof jacket when you go. The guide said it’s typical that it rains in that area. Our guide gave us some homemade snacks and some wine when we took a little break at the base of one of the craters. We went during “off” season so the ski lift to the top and some of the small shops weren’t open but we were still able to go to a little restaurant and eat once the tour ended. Very thankful for the experience! Note: this tour is not handicap friendly
star-5
Excellent guide...
Michail_K
, Nov 2021
Excellent guide (Maurizio), totally recommendable tour. It does worth 100%, you cannot visit Catania without at least a half day trip to mount Etna
star-5
Great experience
Stefanie_H
, Nov 2021
Great guide, cool tour - best way to discover Etna. I was unsure if I should book the tour in the beginning but now I am very happy I did. Defined recommended.
star-5
The guide was very...
Maija_S
, Oct 2021
The guide was very professional and also nice and funny person. Etna is so beautiful place to visit. Highly recommend.
star-2
Don’t go if you speak English.
Donna_M
, Sep 2021
When we signed up is was with an English speaking guide. The guide only spoke about 10 English words. He was very nice but just could not communicate in English. He did will with French and Italian. There were 4 english only speaking people on the tour. Unable to understand we stayed back from the hike as we had no idea of what was expected!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very good experience
Yulia_D
, Sep 2021
The trip was very interesting with different experiences (the tunnel and the walk)+ the explanations. The guide was passionate about the subject and told a lot of stories about local life
star-4
Very good
Maike_G
, Aug 2021
Very good, though not much hiking, very suitable for people who'd like to see the Etna but do not want to walk very far. Personally, we'd have liked some more hiking but apart from that the tour and the guide were great
star-5
Good Etna Excursion
Jessica_G
, Jul 2021
Nice history and information about the volcano. We saw several viewpoints and entered a lava tube. We did some tracking, but not so much as to get tired.
star-5
A must to do
Lo_B
, Jun 2021
Simon super friendly and passionate. On time, everything ok and well organized, a must to do if you are staying in Catane. Pick up location very close to our hotel.
star-5
Helpful thoughtful guide
Cliona_OC
, Oct 2020
Danielle was so helpful and thoughtful and patient and a mine of fascinating information. He even took some photographs for me on his camera when my phone battery died. Highly recommended.
star-5
Amazing tour and great guide
Theresa_C
, Oct 2020
We had an amazing time touring Mount Etna - the pick-up and drop-off were very smooth, our guide (Simon) was very friendly and knowledgeable; it was fascinating to hear about the geology and history of the area. We would definitely recommend this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Top Etna tour
Nicole_H
, Sep 2020
Very nice tour. They picket us up at our location at 8:10 and brought us back at around 14:30. While the walk on the vulcan at +/- 2000 m.a.s.l. we learned a lot about the Etna and the eruptions. Our very nice guide (Mauricio), spoke good english and italian. We can definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Highly recommended
JSMC
, Sep 2020
The tour guide was a great guy, funny, knowledgeable and experienced with driving. Tour pick up and drop off times were accurate which I was grateful for. A 6 hour concise tour explaining what Mt Etna is and why it is important. Definitely do this!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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