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Mount Etna private tour

Harbour of Catania - or according to your needs

5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size





Mount Etna private tour – The Etna, is the largest and highest still active volcano in Europe. According to the last measurements, the Etna showed an altitude of 11,000 feet a.s.l., but its altitude changes at each new important eruption. A panoramic drive will take you to 6,400 feet a.s.l. passing through a green countryside with citrus groves and vineyards, forests and two little towns. At the end of the road (6,400 feet a.s.l.), you will be able to see the Crateri Silvestri aroused during a very strong eruption in 1892, With good weather conditions and if the time allows it, it is a great adventure to take the cable car and a 4 weel drive bus, with an experienced mountain guide, to reach the top area (about 9,000 feet a.s.l.)

Express private tour with fun up on the highest active volcano in Europe!

Join us on this spectacular journey through several villages up to 2000 mt. on the southern slopes of the Mount Etna!

Observe the diversity of landscapes along the way: from crowded towns to cultivated orange and lemon plantations, vast vineyards and chestnut woods, fields of prickly pears until the ancient lava flows and barren moon landscape near the summit.

You will be told about volcanology but also about the vegetation and fauna of this volcano and the risks and the advantages of living on the slopes of Etna. Discover the myths and legends that the ancient Greeks imagined to explain themselves phenomenons like the eruptions. . .

We will pass several villages such as Zafferana Etnea and Santa Venerina to get to 2000 meter. There you can take an easy walk around the Silvestri craters (it takes about 15 minutes) or you can have a look at the souvenirs stores or taste the local honey directly from the producers getting over there with their little trucks. In the bars you can find the typical liquors and they also let you watch a video about the last eruptions. If you have time and interest and the weather conditions allow it, you can take the cable car to go up to 2650 meters.

Take advantage of your stop in Sicily to see as much as possible in one day, at your own pace.


  • If you want to be picked up from the harbor, our staff will be waiting for you with a board with your name to welcome you OUTSIDE the pedestrian exit of the port.
  • Entrance fees won't be included in the rate.
  • Of course we can customize the tour according to your needs and interests focusing on the subjects you like the most and if you are more than 6 people, please just inquire a rate.


The itinerary of the tour will depend on the starting point, as the order of the highlights we will visit


  • Private transportation (Viano Mercedes 6 seats for you) with driver and professional guiding service in English from the harbour on.
  • Drinks and meals, entrance fees, tips.

Tour's Location

Harbour of Catania - or according to your needs


What kind of clothing is recommended?

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and take sweaters with you also in the warm season, as we will get up to 2000 meters and possibly also even higher

How many people can partecipate to this tour?

From one single person to 6 people we will apply the same price.
We can otherwise give this tour for an unlimited number of people, also proving headsets if required.
Ask for more information and rates if needed.

Can we be picked up from another location to get to Taormina?

We can provide a private transportation with driver for single travelers and large groups from anywhere, such as the harbour of Messina, Catania, Giardini Naxos or any accommodation in this area, to take you to Taormina.

What about if we already have our own rental car?

The guide can sit in your vehicle to explain during the trip. Consider a seat available for this.


Based on 3 reviews
Very Good
Tony G


We spent two days with Chiara and had a really great time learning the history Mt Etna, Gambino Winery, Taormina, Catania and Syracuse. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend (source:

Chiara was an excellent tour guide

Chiara has an excellent understanding of English. Not only was she informative, but she could joke with us and was entertaining. She also does tours of Syracuse and Etna, and had we known would have booked more with her. We highly recommend Chiara. (source:

Wonderful Tour Guide in Taormina

I found Chira Rossi on Trip Advisor as a tour guide in Taormina, Sicily for our group who were on a Holland America cruise. I read her reviews and began communicating with her several months in advance. She was very prompt in responding to my questions and very helpful in planning our tour with me. We found her to be very interesting as we listened to the history and politics of her country. When one of the people on our tour fell on Mt. Etna, Chiara was very helpful in getting medical help for her. She even wrote to me after we returned to ask how my friend was doing. We did a 7 hour tour with her around the island and found her to be very knowledgeable and interesting. You will not be disappointed if you select Chiara Rossi as your tour guide! (source:
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