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Mount Etna Tours

Experience the thrill of Mount Etna with a variety of tour options, including guided treks, jeep tours, and quad biking. Explore the summit, craters, and snow caves, while enjoying wine tasting and the breathtaking landscapes of Europe's highest volcano. Choose from half-day to full-day tours, with prices starting at just €35.
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Tour around Etna Park

Multilingual escort / GAE guide

Hotel or meeting point transfers (optional)

Lava cave exploration

3km hike to lava cave (optional)

Sicilian products and local wine-tasting (optional)

Safety equipment inside the cave

Trekking shoes (on request)

Trek at Mount Etna

English & Italian-speaking guide

Protective helmet

Brunch/aperitivo/refreshments (optional)

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Trekking shoes (on request)

Safety equipment inside the cave

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leonard papkin


Alyssio was great and really added to our experience. He was a careful driver and a true expert on Etna and volcanoes in general.
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Felice De Palma


Bella esperienza, va completata con un escursione in trakking dai 2 mila metri in su con le guide esperte e ......copritevi, il freddo lassu è impegnativo!!
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Stephanie Grewal


Our guides were very professional and good and made the excursion a valuable and enjoyable experience despite the bad weather,
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Nuria Maeso Garcia


Fantastic tour. Our guide made the tour very amaizing with interesting stories of Etna. Very kind and fun. We will try again in our next visit.
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Mount Etna Tours Guide

Get ready to face off with Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano. Your Mount Etna tickets usually include 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.

include transportation, hikes, lunch, tours of other attractions, and more. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 Catania

Catania is an exquisite place, with the majesty of nature on display. Discover Catania with 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 Mount 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 Mount 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 reach Mt. Etna from Catania?
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?
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?
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 Mount Etna Tours wheelchair accessible?
Yes, tours to Mount Etna are wheelchair accessible depending on your ticket. 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 for my Mount Etna tours?
No, luggage or storage facilities are not available for your Mount Etna Tours
Is photography permitted during my Mount Etna tour?
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 my Mount Etna tour?
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 Mount Etna?
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 Mount Etna Tours?
Yes, your Mount Etna tours include hotel transfers depending on the ticket you opt for.
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.
Your Mount Etna tours often will give you 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.

Wine Tasting

Taste how wines from Etna’s cellars are better because of the volcanic soil they were made in. Savor the distinct flavors paired with local delicacies, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and vineyards on a Mount Etna Wine Tour.

Crater Hopping

Get set for a thrilling journey exploring Mount Etna's active craters. Discover the Central, West Voragine, Northern subterminal, and Southeast subterminal craters. Opt in for a Mount Etna Trek and take in the geological wonders and recent volcanic history, creating an unforgettable hiking experience in summer. 


Discover Mount Etna's diverse trails, winding through woods, orchards, and lunar landscapes. Hike to the summit craters with expert guides, revealing centuries-old lava flows, active caves, and steam vents. Enjoy the extraordinary natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site throughout the year.


Experience the surprising opportunity for winter sports on Mount Etna, a few kilometers from the sea. Ski resorts in Nicolosi offer red and blue slopes, ski schools, and equipment rental. Delight in the unique blend of skiing against a volcanic backdrop in winter.


Embark on an underground adventure exploring lava flow caves with expert speleological guides. Visit renowned caves like Grotta del Gelo, housing Europe's southernmost glacier. Encounter unique geological features and delve into the intriguing subterranean world shaped by volcanic forces.

Mountain Biking

Explore Mount Etna's trails on a mountain bike, from easy routes suitable for all ages to challenging slopes along the volcano's sides. Ride the well-known Pista Altomontana, offering breathtaking views from Piano Vetore to Pineta Ragabo. Enjoy an exhilarating biking experience amidst diverse natural environments.

Can I buy Mount Etna tickets online?

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 Mount Etna tours?

There are several different types of Mount 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 Mount 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 Mount 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 Mount Etna Tours wheelchair accessible?

Some tours offer wheelchair accessibility to tour Mount Etna. 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.

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