SHORE EXCURSION: MOUNT ETNA & TAORMINA TOUR WITH WINE TASTING: 8 Hours
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Private Tours of Mt. Etna and Taormina with Wine Tasting – Shore Excursions from Messina
Mt. Etna &Taormina Include Private Tours : Our private tours to Mt. Etna and Taormina include private transportation to and from Messina, English speaking tour driver/guide, taxes, parking, toll, cost of wine tasting, Greek Theater tickets.
Not Included in the Tour Price: Entrance ticket to other sites not in the planned itinerary.
Note: Additional hours are possible for this tour.
Mt. Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes — and one of the most beautiful and dramatic destinations in Sicily. The 11,000-foot-high volcano has more than 400 craters, split all over Catania county. Your private tour of Mt. Etna will take you through several Sicilian towns: Santa Venerina, Zafferana and Milo, and visit some old lava flows.
You’ll explore the beautiful towns, situated on a rocky plateau as you head up the volcano, you will see the vegetation transform. At 7,000 feet, you will take a walk and visit the “Silvestri” craters, formed some 20 years ago, as well as the latest lava flows.
During your private tour in Mt. Etna, you will visit a family-run farm, where you can sample their homemade products – olives, extra virgin olive oil, almond pastries, wine, and varieties of honey ranging from orange and strawberry to lemon and eucalyptus. You will also visit an acclaimed vineyard overlooking the sea and the volcano, where you will taste some of their local vino as well.
On the way down, you will pass through a fragrant pine tree forest before arriving in Taormina. You’ll have a private tour of Taormina, a beautiful town situated on a rocky plateau of the steep Monte Tauro, which dominates the Ionian coast, with Etna rising majestically in the background. Downtown Taormina represents a variety of historical periods, from early Greek and Roman settlements, to Byzantine and Medieval remains, up to 15th-century Catalan buildings and 17th-century Baroque churches. You can stroll Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto, with its art and designer shops, Baroque churches and Palazzos, and get a glimpse of the breathtaking Greek theatre facing the sea. Your tour guide will make suggestions where you can have an excellent meal.
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