Full Day Tour to Etna, Winery & Taormina from Catania Port
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: CTAETWITAO
Every effort is made to provide the tour as described below, however the itinerary may change due to situation beyond our control.
Today you are greeted at Catania port. Then we drive to the main visitor elevation on the slopes of Mount Etna to experience the lava fields and the incredible landscape view from Europe’s highest and most active volcano. The Southern slopes dated 2002 are a well visible manifestation of Etnean turbulent volcanic activity. No ascent to the top due to the short time at your disposal. Then to a local winery for a typical Sicilian snack and wines tasting. This afternoon, transfer to Taormina, the world famous resort town on Sicily. Time at leisure to rest or independent visit to the Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission fee: not included). Later transfer to Catania port.
Etna Volcano: the largest active volcano in Europe
Taormina: Worldrenowned Mediterranean resort town
-Vehicle with air conditioning;
-English speaking Driver Escort;
-Visit as per itinerary;
-One visit to a winery;
-One snack and wines;
-Credit Card fees;
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
-Licensed Tourist Guide;
-Beverage and meal not mentioned above.
AS REGARDS THE VISIT TO TAORMINA, IT IS A WALKING TOUR.
Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you'll be basking where Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you.
As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission Fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina. The attractive principal thoroughfare, Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills, or down to the sea. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views. Taormina has two important gates: Porta Messina (Messina Gate) & Porta Catania (Catania Gate). Between the two gates there is an important street under the name of CORSO UMBERTO STREET. The Corso Umberto Street is the core of the town rich of bar, shops, pottery and more. Waling in this street indulge you in the Taormina atmosphere. The two gates are far away each other less than one mile (approx. 700 meters). USUALLY the driver escort stopped people in a gate, and meet them again in the opposite gate giving you the chance to be by yourself. Meeting point locations will be handled on the spot in accordance with your driver escort.
We will adapt this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
For your acknowledge:
-Pick-up will be arranged 0,30 hour later estimated cruise dock;
-Drop-off to the port will be set 1 hour before cruise departure.
The Port Authority in Catania has limited the access in the Port area and our staff will be pleased to meet & greet you outside the Docking Pier. Despite the long distance between the docking pier and the port exit (around 900 meters walking distance) we are unable to solve this matter because, the Catania port authority has introduced a really expensive fee to allow private vehicles to enter inside the port area. At time of booking, we will provide you all the necessary details and emergency cell phones.