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Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch

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Taormina, Italy
Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch

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icon5 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Experience life in the Sicilian countryside with a private tour of a working farm founded in the 1800s. See picturesque vineyards, olive and citrus groves, and farm animals and then learn to ride a horse with a professional instructor. Finish the tour with a traditional Sicilian lunch made with fresh, local products and sample locally produced wines from vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna.
  • Explore the Sicilian countryside on horseback with professional instruction
  • Visit a family-run farmhouse producing wine, citrus fruits, olives, meat, and dairy products
  • Private tour exclusive to your group with a traditional Sicilian lunch of local products
  • Convenient round-trip transportation from locations in the Taormina area
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Private English speaking guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Taormina area
Round-trip private transfer
Professional horseback riding guide
Alcantara National Park 1-hour horseback riding tour
Traditional Sicilian lunch (locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional Sicilian relish caponata and parmigiana, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, domestic olive oil and home-made bread)
Local wine
Bottled water, snacks
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Horseback Riding from Messina
2/7/2022 - 9/2/2023
Monday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday:09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Lunch at Etna Farmhouse
1/22/2022 - 1/21/2023
Monday:10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday:10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Wednesday:10:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday:10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel, port or train station in Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni or nearby.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Prestelli Sicily Tours
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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch.
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Horseback Riding Tour in Sicilian Countryside + Tradional lunch.

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  • "The whole experience was well worth the cost, and it made for a very memorable time in Sicily." See review

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Not exactly as described - just okay
Jessica_N
, Jul 2022
This tour was the one we were looking forward to the most while in Taormina. The drive is about 1 hour from most hotels in Taormina into the countryside. Although you can see Mt Etna and such, it’s still very far away and the cover picture for this tour was nothing close to reality. We arrived and the horses were being prepped, our daughter who is 11 was able to ride her own horse, but on a lead rope with the instructor (who spoke no English). I was told repeatedly she would be able to ride alone (she rides both English and Western at home and is a confident rider). When we got there they told her no, she couldn’t ride alone and then we “talked to them” via translation from our drive and they allowed her to ride alone with the instructor. Thankfully she was on a lead rope because the instructors horse freaked out at one point and then her horse freaked out and so did mine and my husbands. The horses were, in my opinion, not well trained for trail rides and for individuals not familiar with riding. We road down a very rocky and dusty dirt path (nothing like the grassy countryside photo in ad) and I felt bad for the horses, it was insanely hot and the terrain was very unpleasant. Instead of enjoying the views of Mt Etna and the vineyards I was too busy pulling my horse away from eating everything he passed. It might be good for them to feed the horses before the trail ride?! Seriously it was constant battle and at one point the horse went for foliage deeper on the trail and I almost ended up hitting my leg on barbed wire. The guide was at the very front and made no effort to “slow down” or wait for the others so my husband and I were quite a ways back. He also spoke no English so it was impossible to communicate, especially when our horses freaked out, that was unsettling to not be able to communicate with him. He seemed completely uninterested in us whatsoever, which I suppose is fine but it didn’t make for a wonderful experience. The food afterwards was good, again, nothing special. Considering we spent ~ 4 hours on the tour (including 1 hour in the car each way) and paid $530, this was not at all worth it.
star-5
Excellent Excursion!
Philip_H
, Jun 2022
Beautiful country side, fabulous meal and wonderful people. Great day! Highly recommend! Marco very enjoyable guide!
star-5
Great experience
Jennifer_H
, Jun 2022
This was a highlight of our trip. Horses were very gentle and easy to handle and the family who runs the place were so nice. Lunch was delicious and all homemade.
star-5
An unforgettable experience!
Allie_E
, Jan 2022
We could not recommend this tour more! Everything about our experience--from the tour guide, Marco, to the food at the farmhouse--was wonderful. Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating, pointing out notable attractions in the area and even sharing fresh oranges with us from his own garden! The horseback riding tour was beautiful and the food was INCREDIBLE! The owner of the farmhouse and restaurant was so welcoming and everyone we encountered was so kind!
star-5
Fabulous Excursion
Laura K
, Sep 2019
This is a trip well worth taking. Our guide, Roberto, has a wealth of information showing us sights on the way to the farm. He was very accommodating and interesting to listen to. The ride on the horses was enjoyable as we rode along vineyards and olive trees to see the beautiful landscape.We were treated to a delicious luncheon of vegetables, meats, cheeses, fruit and wine all of which was plentiful. This was a highlight of our trip. I highly recommend taking this tour. You won't be sorry you did!
star-5
Fantastic horse ride and lunch
Dan S
, Jun 2019
My wife and I enjoyed every part of this tour! Gianluigi was our tour guide and made us feel very relaxed and he was very friendly, telling us about the area and answering any questions that we had. The horse ride was done very well and the stable personnel were very professional and cared about our safety.The horses were very well cared for and going up the country hillside was breath-taking. We also really enjoyed the lunch at the Tuscan style restaurant/ farm and the food and staff were great. The whole experience was well worth the cost, and it made for a very memorable time in Sicily.
star-5
Great fun for our family!
Ruth_C
, Jun 2019
Our tour guide and driver picked us up right when we got off the ship and were so pleasant, Fabulina was our guide and Louisa our driver. The Mercedes van was very clean and nice. We drove through gorgeous Sicilian countryside for a little over an hour to a farm that was nestled in olive trees and vineyard. We rode 5 very well taken care of and beginner horses with helmets through the vineyard for about an hour. Very slow easy ride with my children ages 9 and 11, and my niece age 19 and myself age 42 and my sister in law age 45. We then ate at the family restaurant all authentic Italian food that was very relaxed. Also with family made wine. It was a very cloudy day (which is atypical) so we could not enjoy the views of Mt. Etna but if it had been a clear day I am sure it would have been gorgeous. We really enjoyed this adventure and loved our tour guide and driver! Great for a family!
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star-5
Fantastic
Bart_M
, Aug 2018
We had a great excursion to the country side in Sicily. Our driver, Marco, was excellent and explained the area. The owner of the Farm, Franco, and his family were great and the food excellent. Great day!
star-5
Our guide Marco provided detail on...
michael_s
, Jun 2018
Our guide Marco provided detail on Sicily and the countryside with warmth and humour as he drove us from our Taormina hotel to the farmhouse. Once there, he walked us to the stables where our young riding guide mounted us and we rode through the foothill farmlands of Mt. Aetna. The grapes were on the vines with another 1-2 months for picking. We watched those vines being trimmed by the farmhands. We were escorted throughout by a frisky colt of one of our horses. After the ride, Marco escorted us to a private dining hall and began us on an adventure in tasting the amazing Sicilian cuisine prepared from arguably the best produce, dairy and meat products anywhere. What a treat! Afterward Marco returned us to our hotel with more narrative on The Sicilian culture. An excellent guide for an excellent day.
star-5
Excellent excursion: extremely...
andre.vella01
, May 2018
Excellent excursion: extremely informative, knowledgeable and friendly guide Marco. The views whilst horse riding are absolutely spectacular, and the lunch was fit for the gods! Very highly recommended
star-5
We have taken many Viator tours, and...
William W
, Mar 2018
We have taken many Viator tours, and this one is perhaps our most highly recommended. This memorable outing was a highlight of our Sicily visit. Our personable guide promptly picked us up at our hotel and drove us through small villages off the beaten track to the farmhouse. Along the way, we chatted about local culture, his experience living in the small villages of Sicily, and the like. One issue: on the drive, we had to wait for several minutes to allow a sheepherder to move his flock across the road. The horseback ride was a relaxing stroll through vineyards and small farms. The horseback guide exchanged familiar greetings with every farmer we passed along the way. The traditional Sicilian lunch was excellent, apparently all items coming from the farm. I could go on...just amazing!
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