Headout logo. Link to home.

Catania To Etna Tours

4.4(10.1k ratings)Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 from 10097 Ratings.

Journey from Catania to Mount Etna. Explore Europe's highest volcano with guided treks and jeep tours.
Catania To Etna Tours


Free cancellation
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-1
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-2
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-3
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-4
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-5
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-6
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-7
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-8

Guided Jeep Tour of Mount Etna with Wine Tasting

Free cancellation
Instant confirmation
Mobile ticket
8 hrs

Top Experiences

Free cancellation
guided trek to mount etna's summit-1
Cable Car Tours
Guided Trek to Mount Etna's Summit
Instant confirmation
Rated 4.51 out of 5.0 from 777 reviews.
from €35
Free cancellation
guided tour of mount etna's craters from 2002-1
Hiking & Trails
Guided Tour of Mount Etna's Craters from 2002
Instant confirmation
Rated 4.33 out of 5.0 from 588 reviews.
Free cancellation
from catania: guided tour of mount etna with lunch-1
Guided Tours
From Catania: Guided Tour of Mount Etna with Lunch
Instant confirmation
Rated 4.36 out of 5.0 from 1737 reviews.
Free cancellation
guided tour of alcantara gorges & mount etna by quad-1
Free cancellation
etna wine-tasting experience in a vintage car-1
Etna Wine-Tasting Experience in a Vintage Car
Instant confirmation
from €36
Free cancellation
guided tour of mount etna & snow caves-1
Free cancellation
half-day guided mount etna and cave tour-1
Guided Tours
Half-Day Guided Mount Etna and Cave Tour
from €65€61.75
Save up to 5%

Headout's Top Recommendations

Free cancellation
guided trek to mount etna's summit-1
Cable Car Tours
Guided Trek to Mount Etna's Summit
Instant confirmation
Rated 4.51 out of 5.0 from 777 reviews.
from €35
Free cancellation
guided tour of mount etna's craters from 2002-1
Hiking & Trails
Guided Tour of Mount Etna's Craters from 2002
Instant confirmation
Rated 4.33 out of 5.0 from 588 reviews.
Free cancellation
guided jeep tour of mount etna with wine tasting-1
Guided Jeep Tour of Mount Etna with Wine Tasting
Instant confirmation
Rated 4.43 out of 5.0 from 1676 reviews.
Select a Date
2 hrs 30 mins - 6 hrs
2 hrs 30 mins
8 hrs

Trek at Mount Etna

English & Italian-speaking guide

Protective helmet

Brunch/aperitivo/refreshments (optional)

Tasting (optional)

Round-trip cable car tickets (optional)

Guided trek at Mount Etna

Hiking shoes

Telescopic trekking poles


Full or half-day tour of Etna Park (as per option selected)

Multilingual escort / GAE guide

Hiking shoes rental

Sicilian products and local wine tasting

Street food lunch (optional)

Snorkeling at Aci Castello with a guide (optional)

Snorkeling equipment rental (optional)

Guided visit of Alcantara Park (optional)

Cancellation Policy
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Catania To Etna Tours Guide

The popular Mount Etna tour from Catania takes people to the active volcano on the east coast of Sicily. The different Catania to Etna tour tickets usually includes transportation to and from Catania, a guided hike, lunch, and an opportunity to learn about the area's geology and history. You can customize your experience based on how much time you have and make efficient use of your budget during your visit.
The available ticket options cover highly convenient offers, including an extensive tour of Mount Etna and a summit trek. You can choose budget options that include guides or more elaborate experiences that include lunch in addition to convenient transfers. Based on how much time you have, apart from just Etna, these packages will let you enjoy cruises, diving experiences, and walking tours.
When taking a guided tour, you may learn from a local expert who is familiar with the area and can answer your questions and teach you interesting facts and stories about the geography, history, and culture of the region. Exploring a volcano like Mount Etna requires extra caution, so it's best to go with a group on a guided trip. In order to protect their clients, guides get extensive training and are provided with the required gear and safety protocols. These are budget-friendly Mount Etna tickets for guided tours and include transportation, hikes, lunch, tours of other attractions, and more. 

Recommended experiences

  • Tour of Mount Etna with Optional Summit Trek
    Take a thrilling hike up Etna, complete with brunch options. To hike on the Summit Craters, take a cable car and a 4x4 bus up to 2900 m. Choose from the options of easy, ultimate, morning, or sunset trekking. 
  • Guided Tour of Mount Etna from Catania - with Transport and Lunch
    Take a 6-hour guided tour of Mount Etna and learn about the volcano's lava-mapped past. Enter a cave formed by a prismatic lava flow with your helmets on. Indulge in a delectable meal and wines at an altitude of 2,000 meters.
  • Quad Tour of Alcantara Gorges (also mention upgrade variant)
    Explore the valley and its graceful lava stone formations on a quad bike through the challenging route of the Alcantara gorges. Marvel at the vistas of waterfalls, quaint little towns, and a 2.5-hour or half-day tour of Mount Etna.
  • Half-Day Trek at Mount Etna & Snow Caves
    This half-day hike up Mount Etna's slopes will take you to some stunning structures, the result of the mountain's ongoing volcanic activity. The famous snow caves include icy structures amidst lava. Choose guided support in English, French, or Italian.
The Mount Etna tours are structured to offer you convenience and an experience beyond one landmark. These tours include transfers in Jeeps for a thrilling and convenient encounter with nature. You can choose to spend an entire day exploring the hidden secrets of Etna, expand your visit to places like Acitrezza, and Taormina, or include a cruise in your experience.

Recommended experiences

  • Etna, Acireale & Acitrezza Jeep Tour
    Explore Mount Etna's stunning landscape and natural park with your guide. A tour through the fishing port of Acitrezza with liqueur is also included in the price of the ticket.
  • Day Tour of Etna by Jeep
    Tour Mount Etna, and sample some of the region's finest wines on a guided excursion. In Aci Castello, you can go snorkeling, and visit Gole dell'Alcantara, Acireale, and Acitrezza.
  • Etna & Taormina Jeep Tour
    Visit the areas around Mount Etna, including a lava cave, and enjoy some free time in the stunning town of Taormina on this full-day guided trip. Also, sample local liqueur.
  • Etna Jeep and Diving Tour of the Cyclopean Isles
    Spend eight hours diving and exploring the Cyclopean isles and Mount Etna to learn about the islands' biodiversity, geology, and volcanology. Indulge yourself with local wine, liqueur, honey, and more.
  • Etna Jeep and Acitrezza Cruise Tour
    Take advantage of your bilingual guide's knowledge of Mount Etna's geological past and documented eruptions. Have a wonderful day cruising in the water at Acitrezza and tasting the local liqueur.
Nothing will make you hungry like an adventurous trek up the Mount Etna Summit. This food tour is all about adventure, thrills, and luxury. Enjoy a taste of local delicacies and learn all about how they are made and their significance in Sicilian culture in a local mill and wine cellar. You can also expect assistance from an expert guide.

Recommended experiences

If you are on a budget 

If you are looking for a quick experience of Europe’s largest active volcano during your visit on a budget, consider the basic tour of Mount Etna. You also get a multilingual guide. You can also choose tickets that include transfers and lunch, as these packages are the most cost-effective and time-saving options for your visit.

If you are looking for an in-depth tour

Naturally, a comprehensive tour is only possible if you let an expert accompany you on your visit. You can get multilingual guides to not only walk you through the rough terrains of Mount Etna and trek the summit safely but also let you in on the little-known secrets of this ferocious site.

If you are looking to explore more in Catania

Catania is an exquisite place, with the majesty of nature on display. Discover more of Catania apart from the adventure trip, which includes hiking and Jeep transfers, you can also explore other landmarks in Catania with these options. Some of these places include cruises, walking trips, quad biking, and visits to the Cyclopean Isles, Acitrezza, Taormina, etc.

If you are looking for round-trip transfers

There are guided tours available that offer round-trip transfers to Mount Etna and nearby attractions. These are super convenient packages that save you from looking for public transport in an unknown place. These are also better than self-driving as they can be too tiring and you won’t get to enjoy the scenery around you.

If you are looking for dining options 

Go for tour options that can get you an elaborate lunch at an authentic place in Catania or other tours that offer gourmet tasting of locally produced wines, honey, olive oil, etc.

Free Entry

For certain tours, children aged 2 and under can join for free. For children aged 3-12, a reduced ticket pricing is available with a show of a valid photo ID. Age groups vary for different packages. Please know that the age groups for free or reduced-price admission vary from package to package. A valid photo ID is required.
What are Mount Etna timings?
Mount Etna remains open throughout the year unless there are active eruptions or bad weather conditions. Different tour packages define different timings of departure as well as return So, check the package of your choice for precise details.
When is Mount Etna closed? 
Mount Etna is generally open all year, but access to certain areas may be restricted or closed due to volcanic activity or other safety reasons.
What is the best time to go on a Catania to Etna tour?
Hiking and climbing Etna are possible at any time of the year. The best time to go hiking is between March and September. May and late September/early October are the ideal times to visit Mount Etna, with mild temperatures and fewer visitors than in the peak summer months of July and August.
How long is a Catania to Etna Tour?
Based on which tour package you have chosen, a trip to Mount Etna can vary from 2.5 hours to 8 hours. 
How long does it take to get from Catania to Mt. Etna?
It takes roughly an hour to drive from Catania to the peak of Mount Etna, which is around 50 kilometers away. Catania's Etna bus departs at 8:15 in the morning (timings may vary). Catania has many bus terminals, all of which are conveniently positioned within a block of each other and the city's railway station. You should park in the lot immediately to the west of the city transport bus stops and immediately to the east of the railway station if you're taking the bus to Mount Etna.
How do I get from refuge Sapienza to Mt. Etna? 
Taking the cable car or ski lift from Refuge Sapienza to the top of Mount Etna is the fastest and most convenient option. Nearby Refuge Sapienza is the ski lift and cable car station, which offers a quick and beautiful route to the peak. After the 15-20 minute journey on the cable car, you can explore the peak and its environs on foot. The alternative is to trek from Refuge Sapienza to Mount Etna, which is a challenging and time-consuming approach best suited for experienced hikers.
What are the different Mount Etna entrances?
The different entrances to Mount Etna are:
  • Rifugio Sapienza: This entrance is located on the southern side of the mountain and offers access to the ski slopes and cable car to the summit.
  • Nicolosi: This entrance is located on the southeastern side of the mountain and is visitors' most popular starting point. From here, you can hike to the summit, take a guided tour, or join a jeep excursion.
  • Linguaglossa: This entrance is located on the northern side of the mountain and offers access to a number of scenic trails and paths.
  • Piano Provenzana: This entrance is located on the northeastern side of the mountain and is famous for its scenic views and the possibility of observing the active volcanic activity.
  • Milo: This entrance is located on the western side of the mountain and is the starting point for several challenging hiking trails.
Where is Mount Etna located?
Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano situated on the Italian island of Sicily's eastern coastline. It is situated near the towns of Catania and Messina. The precise address is:
Via Lungomare Dei Ciclopi, 95021 Aci Castello CT, Italy, Aci Castello
How do I get to Mount Etna?
The closest airport to Mount Etna is Catania Fontanarossa Airport, which may be used to access the summit. You may hire a vehicle at the airport and drive to one of the mountain's entrances, such as Rifugio Sapienza or Nicolosi. Another alternative is to take a bus from Catania to either Nicolosi or Linguaglossa. If you are already in Sicily, you may reach Mount Etna by rail to one of the adjacent towns, such as Catania or Taormina, and then by bus or car.
Can I take the metro/train to Mount Etna from Catania?
There is no metro system that reaches Mount Etna. If you want to go by rail, you may take the regional train from Catania Centrale to Giarre-Riposto, which is situated close to Mount Etna. The mountain may be reached by bus or rented vehicle from Giarre-Riposto.
Can I take the bus to Mount Etna from Catania?
Yes, it is possible to take a bus from Catania to Mount Etna. Catania and the towns close to Mount Etna, such as Nicolosi and Linguaglossa, are serviced regularly by a number of local bus companies. From these places, you may either take a bus or a cab to reach the mountain.
Can I take the cable car to Mount Etna? 
Yes, the cable car may be used to reach Mount Etna. The cable car station is situated near the entrance of Rifugio Sapienza on the southern slope of the mountain and offers a spectacular and easy method to reach the peak. After roughly 15 to 20 minutes on the cable car, you may explore the top and its surroundings on foot.
Are Catania to Etna Tours wheelchair accessible?
Wheelchair-accessible excursions to Etna depart from Catania. Tours of this kind often include transportation between Mount Etna's most famous attractions and stops at nearby wineries and olive oil factories.
Are there storage facilities available at Catania to Etna tours?
No, luggage or storage facilities are not available for the Catania to Etna tours.
Is photography permitted on Catania to Etna tours?
Yes, in fact, these tours are full of photo ops given the exquisite work of nature for miles to see.
Are outside food and drinks permitted on a Catania to Etna tours?
Yes, you can bring outside food and beverages along with you. In fact, make sure you carry some snacks and water or Gatorade for the tour.
What are my dining options in Catania to Etna tours?
There are tour packages that include lunch and olive oil or wine-tasting facilities at authentic wineries and oil mills. You can also taste other local products, such as honey or delicacies prepared in authentic Sicilian style.
Are return transfers included in my Catania to Etna tours?
Yes, some Catania to Etna tour packages include convenient return transfers.
Is there a dress code to visit Mount Etna?
Although there is no dress code per se, it is recommended to dress carefully. You need to plan your attire according to the weather. Winter apparel, including coats, gloves, hats, and scarves, is advised from December through March. In the summer and spring, you may wear comfy sportswear, pants, and sweaters. Always bring along a jacket and footwear.

What do I wear when I go to Mount Etna?

From December through March, wear warmer clothing, such as a coat, gloves, a hat, and a scarf. During the warmer months of the year (summer and spring), you may get away with wearing loose-fitting clothes like sweatpants and sweatshirts. Do not wear heels, sandals, flip-flops, etc. Here’s a quick list to refer to:
  • Wear trousers instead of shorts.
  • Use a bunch of layers
  • Make sure you have a windbreaker with you.

Are there health-specific guidelines for visiting Mount Etna?

Some visitors may get altitude sickness at the peak of Mount Etna, which is nearly 3,000 meters above sea level. Inquire with your doctor if you have a history of heart or lung difficulties, or if you get altitude sickness easily. People with asthma and other breathing disorders are strictly prohibited from participating in the hiking part of the tour.

Is Mount Etna really safe?

While Mount Etna is typically regarded as safe for tourists, you should nevertheless be mindful of the hazards inherent in visiting an active volcano. Mount Etna's activity level varies and the volcano has erupted suddenly and violently on occasion, posing a threat to anyone in its vicinity. The mountain's beauty and majesty, however, may be experienced in a controlled and regulated setting thanks to the various routes and lookout points that have been built.

What are the precautions visitors can take during a visit to Mount Etna?

It is important to drink water and wear sunscreen, especially during the summer. People should wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Also, if you have any allergies or health problems, it's a good idea to bring any medications or treatments you might need.
Tours from Catania to Mount Etna often provide guests with a rare chance to discover the mountain's breathtaking scenery and geological marvels. Here are a few things you can see during your visit:

Silvestri craters

The Silvestri Craters are a group of volcanic craters situated on the slopes of Mount Etna. They were formed by a volcanic eruption in 1892 and are named for Giuseppe Silvestri, an Italian volcanologist from the 20th century. The Silvestri Craters are located on the southeast slope of Mount Etna, near the town of Nicolosi, and are a popular tourist destination.

The Summit

Mount Etna's peak is the highest point of the active stratovolcano situated on Sicily's eastern coast. The peak is about 3,329 meters above sea level (10,922 feet). From one of the entrances, such as Rifugio Sapienza or Nicolosi, visitors can hike, drive, or take the cable car to view the distinctive geological characteristics and continuous volcanic activity.

Volcanic formations 

Craters, lava flows, ash cones, fumaroles, and solfatara are some of the major volcanic formations found on Mount Etna. There are multiple craters of differing sizes on Mount Etna. Ash cones are mounds of volcanic ash that have been formed by explosive eruptions and have steep sides. Fumaroles and solfatara are ground vents that produce steam and gasses such as sulfur dioxide.

Cave of Frost

The Cave of Frost, also known as the Ice Cave, is a volcanic feature peculiar to Mount Etna's slopes. It is a lava tube built by a volcanic eruption that is filled with icicles and snow, providing an unusual and breathtaking show of nature. In addition to icicles and snow formations, visitors may appreciate the lava tube's distinctive geological characteristics.

Lava flows 

During a volcanic eruption, lava flows are streams of molten rock (magma) that are released from a volcano. Mount Etna's lava flows have molded the mountain and its surroundings for thousands of years, producing a distinctive and challenging topography. The many lava flows may be distinguished by their age and composition, which provides insight into the history of Mount Etna's eruptions.
Catania is a thriving city situated on the east coast of Sicily. Renowned for its rich history, cultural legacy, and beautiful architecture, here are some of the most popular activities it offers:

Catania City Tours

Experience the rich history and culture of Sicily with Catania city tours that feature a tour of Syracuse Archaeological Park, streets of Ortigia, and Noto. Finish off with a traditional Sicilian meal and wine sampling from the street vendors and eateries. With options between full-day Catania tours as well as street-food tours, you can choose the one that best suits your interests.

Water Sports in Catania

Prepare to snorkel in the greatest diving places and have the time of your life while seeing the protected marine life of Isole Ciclopi. With water sports in Catania, you may dive into the depths of the Gulf of Catania for a really unforgettable experience. You have three alternatives to choose from, so you won't have to miss out on seeing the stunning flora and fauna. 


Tourists can go to the area around Naples, Italy, to see Pompeii, one of the world's most well-known archaeological sites. Touring Pompeii is a wonderful opportunity to get insight into this intriguing and well-preserved ancient Roman city. Read more about our collection of Pompeii tickets & tours here.


Herculaneum, like Pompeii, is a world-famous archaeological site in Naples. There are a number of tour alternatives to choose from if you would like to go to Herculaneum from Naples which is close to Catania. Get amazing features with your Herculaneum ruins tickets, including transportation both ways, a guided tour, and free time to explore the site on your own.

Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta is a grand palace located in the city of Caserta. Many hours of travel time are required to reach the Royal Palace of Caserta from Catania, which is situated around 200 kilometers (124 miles) away. Visiting the palace with Royal Palace of Caserta tickets is a great way to learn about the palace's rich history, culture, and style.

Are Catania to Etna Tours available online now?

Yes, you can purchase Catania to Etna tour tickets online.

Is Mount Etna worth visiting?

Mount Etna is absolutely worth seeing! Mount Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes. It provides an intriguing insight into the inner workings of a volcano. Visitors may trek or go on guided excursions to witness the many kinds of volcanic landforms and craters, as well as continuous volcanic activity. Mount Etna is situated in a picturesque place with breathtaking views of the surrounding environment and the sea.

What are the different types of Catania to Etna tours?

There are several different types of Catania to Etna Tours tours available, including:
Guided Tours: Guided tours of Mount Etna typically include transportation from Catania, a knowledgeable guide, and a visit to the summit of the volcano. Some tours also include stops at other points of interest, such as the Silvestri Craters or the Cave of Frost.
Adventure Tours: For those who want to explore the mountain on foot or seek the thrill of jeeping in rocky terrain, there are several guided hiking and adventure tours available that take visitors on a scenic trek or jeep ride to the summit or to other areas of interest on the mountain.
Food Tours: Food tours offer a unique and gastronomic way to explore Mount Etna and Catania. With breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the volcano, you can enjoy delicious local cuisine, wine, honey, and freshly prepared olive oil.

Is skip-the-line entry included in my Catania to Etna tours?

No, none of the ticket options offer a skip-the-line entry to Mount Etna. Most importantly, you do not need such a ticket option, as it is conveniently easy to enter the area from one of the available entrances.

Are guided Catania to Etna Tours tours available?

Yes, there are several guided Catania to Etna tours available. Typically, these trips give tourists a qualified guide who can provide information about the mountain's history, geology, and ecology, as well as aid with transportation and navigation to the top.

What are Mount Etna's timings?

Unless there are ongoing eruptions or dangerous weather conditions, Mount Etna is accessible year-round. Varied tours have different departure and return times. If you want specifics, look at the package you're interested in.

How do I get to Mount Etna from Catania?

  • Train: To get to Catania to Etna Tours by train, you would need to take a train to the Catania Central Train Station (Catania Centrale) and then transfer to a bus that will take you to the base of Mount Etna.
  • Metro: Catania does not have a metro system,
  • Bus: Several local bus companies provide frequent routes between Catania and the towns around Mount Etna, including Nicolosi and Linguaglossa. You may get a bus or a taxi from these terminals to go to the base of the mountain.
  • Tram: Catania does not have a tram system.
  • Cable Car: Unfortunately, no cable car service goes directly from Catania to the base of Mount Etna.

What is the best time to visit Mount Etna?

The greatest time to visit for seeing volcanic activity is between spring and early fall when the weather is normally pleasant and visibility is excellent. Those interested in hiking or exploring the mountain should come between late spring and early fall, when the weather is pleasant and the routes are clean. The paths may be treacherous and snow-covered in the winter, and the weather can be unpredictable. The best time to tour local towns, markets, and other attractions is between spring and fall.

Are Catania to Etna Tours wheelchair accessible?

Some tours offer wheelchair accessibility to tour Etna from Catania. These tours usually include a vehicle that drives the guests to different iconic spots on Mount Etna and offers them a visit to local wineries as well as oil mills.

Is Mount Etna active?

Mount Etna is an active volcano, and eruptions can occur at any time. However, it is generally considered safe to visit the mountain, as the eruptions are usually small and are closely monitored by local authorities. Visitors are not allowed to approach the summit or other active areas of the volcano unless accompanied by a guide or authorized personnel.

The world on your tap!

Get the Headout app to get tickets on your phone and access app-only deals. Talk about win-win.

We've served 20 million+ guests and we are here for you

20 million +

Happy customers across 10,000+ experiences


5,000+ verified reviews with 90% excellent score

In the Media

Featured and recommended by the best brands

24 x 7 Help Center

Have a question? Live chat with local experts anywhere, anytime