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Taormina Experience

4.5
(5 Reviews)
From $1,255 AUD
  • 3 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Taormina, Etna

    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English
    Type: Package, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Enjoy an adventure of a life time exploring Taormina and Europe’s tallest active volcano; Mt. Etna

  • 2 nights accommodation in superior class
  • Explore Mount Etna at 2000 meters up, including a guided trek around its craters, landscape, and lava flow cave
  • Try some Sicilian local delicacies
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Reach Taormina on your own and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay. If you need a transfer from Catania airport to your hotel in Taormina, you can book it with us! Overnight in Taormina.

After breakfast, reach the meeting point on your own at 8.45 am (Tombe Bizantine – 230 metres from your hotel) and leave towards Mount Etna. Visit the highest – and active – volcano in Europe; your tour leader will give you all the main informations regarding Etna and its stunning area. From
Rifugio Sapienza (1920 m asl) you can choose between:

  • Do some trekking up to 2000 m with our guide along one of the paths of “Parco dell’Etna” included in the package.
  • Or if you want an additional full experience, you can choose the Etna high altitude option (not included) where you will reach 2500 meters by cable car. Here you will continue with some 4×4 minibuses and reach 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find yourself in front of a unique landscape characterized by the typical lava desert given by the last recent eruptions and a stunning view of the summit craters. The Alpine Guides of Etna will show you the region where the last important activity of the volcano happened and you’ll be totally surrounded by a lunar landscape. The view of the Central and the South East Crater together with the east coast of Sicily will leave you breathless. At the end of the walk, you’ll take the bus and the cable car back to reach Rifugio Sapienza again.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with the proper equipment. The last stop will be an organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil. Return to Taormina at about 3.00 pm. Overnight in Taormina.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel, before checking out. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

2 nights accommodation in Taormina

Touring with English speaking guide

Touring as per itinerary

2 Breakfasts

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Excursion to Mt. Etna with tastings includes:

  • Transport
  • English Guide
  • Tastings
  • Trekking shoes on request
  • Kit to visit the cave

Optional upgrade to Etna high altitude tour (to 2900 metres) – approx. EUR66 per person (to be paid direct on the spot)

Beverages during meals and any meal not expressly listed above

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling

Passport and visa fees

Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned

City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)

Any items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Villa Diodoro Taormina
Via Bagnoli Croci, 75, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Tel: +39 0942 23312
Rating
4
Villa Diodoro Taormina

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours, therefore coach changes may be required. The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

For operational reasons, order of itinerary and/or excursions is subject to change at any time. Optional excursions not specified in our itinerary will be suggested by the tour leader.

A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

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Reviews for Taormina Experience

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Maria
17 day tour great weather

Review for: Glorious Italy

We were lucky to have great weather from Rome to Rome taking in the sights of Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice, Montepulciano, Rome beautiful destinations and incredible history. Both Nancy our tour guide who was knowledgeable and Luigi our bus driver they  were fantastic and worked great together. We had a different tour guide and driver from Naples to Taormina sights seen were great as well Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri then to Palermo, Monreale, Erica, Marsala, Agrigento, Armenian, Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Mt Etna not to forget the beautiful Taormina. We loved Sorrento full of life and Palermo great arancini and Sicilian canoli (was in heaven).
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Elizabeth and Gordon Wood
The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent

Review for: Fantasy of Puglia

The standard of hotels and the level of guide expertise was excellent. The fact that breakfast and dinner were included in the pre-tour costs was of benefit to us. Our only concern would be the quality of the dinners presented to us during our 2 night stay in Alberobello. As the "dispersed hotel" did not have catering facilities, we ate at the same restaurant for 2 nights. This restaurant made little effort to give us meals comparable to the standard of the other included meals. On our first night the first course was a pasta with minimal sauce, the second course was 2 small Italian sausages with a small scoop of fried potato and the dessert was a chocolate sauce on ice-cream. Some of our group complained to Angela, our guide, who agreed that it was not satisfactory and rang the restaurant to ask for a higher quality meal the next night. On the second night, for the first course we were given a very similar pasta to the night before, then a small undressed tomato, mozzarella and lettuce salad accompanied by a small dressed tomato and lettuce salad. This was topped off by a slice of watermelon for dessert. We particularly enjoyed the final dinner at the 'Masseria le Stanzie' outside Lecce.
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Tim
We were lucky to

Review for: Art Cities & Tuscany with Rome Winter

We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!

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Taormina Experience

4.5
(5 Reviews)
From $1,255 AUD
  • 3 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Taormina, Etna

    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Package, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Italy
Speak to our Italy Expert - Natalie

Natalia is in love with Italy. Contact her for advice on Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Como, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Puglia and Sicily.

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