Etna Wine Tasting and Alcantara Gorges
On your trip to Etna, you will travel by luxury car to reach the cable car station at 2000 meters a. s. l. , where are the well-known Crateri Silvestri born after the eruption in 1892. Here you can take the cable car, climb aboard a 4wheel drive bus and wind your way up to the summit at 3000 meters a. s. l. If you are afraid of heights or simply don't want to go to the top, you can walk around extinct craters (Crateri Silvestri).
Later, visit a local Etna winery where it is possible to taste local Etna wine, and visit the vineyard accompanied by a local wine expert.
Later we'll drive to Alcantara Gorges, where in the mist of time, a small volcano north of mount Etna woke and poured forth an enormous quantity of lava which flowed down to the sea and beyond, to form Capo Schisò.
Mt Etna Volcano is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the most active one in Europe. It has been erupting for several million years. Mt Etna is one of the greatest and most beautiful volcano adventure destinations in Sicily. Scenic drive to Mount Etna through several Sicilian towns (Santa Venerina, Zafferana. ) and visit some old lava flow on the ways. During the ascent, trough different kinds of vegetation. We will reach 2. 000 meters (7. 000 ft. ) where we walk together to visit the «Silvestri» craters (1986) and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001/2002/2003, enjoy the desert moon atmosphere! Etna volcano soil is great for cultivating olives, grapes and fruit in the soil enriched by the fallen ash. On the way, we will also stop and visit a local Etna winery where it is possible to taste local Etna wine, and visit the vineyard accompanied by a local wine expert.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Port of call or place of stay
End location: Port of call or place of stay
Duration: 8 hours
Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar
Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar - Pick up and drop off right on the dock- English speaking Driver for the day at disposal- All local Taxes, gasoline, highway/parking tolls, driver's meal
Free water bottles and soda drinks.
Stops along the drive to the most beautiful spot where you can enjoy the landscapes and take as much pictures you wish.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
82 euro - Wine tasting menu
Cabin cable tickets
Entrance Tickets - Cabin cable - Wine Tasting - Meals
Tour price are from 1 to 3 travellers from Messina Harbour.
I can customize up to 8 people
I can customize also from Catania/Taormina/Syracuse and Palermo harbour.
Please inquire before booking if your group is larger than 3.
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.
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Danilo is a very experienced driver and guide. He knows the history and facts of every place. He will help you design a custom made itinerary to make the most of your time in Taormina. He also knows how to take the best pictures. Danilo is one of the best tour guides I have had in Europe. He is not in a hurry, he wants your to get to know and enjoy his home, Sicily.