Mount Etna Half-day
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Skip the line: Cable Car and Off Road Tour on Mt Etna, 2920 m

Cable car ride on Mt Etna and visit the Torre del Filosofo with a licensed guide up to 2920 metres.
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN - FR - DE - ES
  • Min: 1 Person
  • The best way to visit Etna
  • Europe's highest active volcano
  • Unique view and colours
  • Expert mountain guide included
  • Cable car ticket included
Offers details

Without a doubt Etna is one of the must-sees on a trip to Sicily. With the best price on-line this offer will give you the opportunity to admire an incredible panoramic view on mount etna location by the Etna funicular! Leaving from Refuge Sapienza (Nicolosi - South Etna) in cable car (etna funicular), you will reach an altitude of 2504 metres in just 15 minutes. If you then want to go up to 2920 meters,reaching the Torre del Filosofo, you will be transported by an Off Road Veichles with a dedicated driver and tour guide. You will relish the unforgettable landscapes characterized by the lava flows of Etna. In the winter period, when the snow is high, the trip to the Torre del Filosofo is done with a Snowcat.

You can choose 2 options:
- Etna Cable car return ticket - to arrive at 2504 metres from Refuge Sapienza. The Etna funicular operates between 9:00 and 15:45 (17:45 during summer season).
- Off Road Tour up to 2920 metres, Torre del Filosofo - as well as the journey in cable car (included), you will travel in off-road vehicles to the spectacular central craters area, accompanied by a specialised guide. High up above the sea you will witness a unique and breathtaking view. You will discover the true nature of Etna.

Duration of journey in etna funicular
: 30 minutes return journey.
Duration of the Tour up to 2920 metres: approximately 2 hours.
Book your trip to the highest active volcano in Europe now.

Meeting point: Piazzale del Rifugio Sapienza, Nicolosi, Etna Sud (Catania).


  • Return cable car ticket to reach 2504 metres or Off road Tour up to 2920 metres as described above.
  • Includes licensed alpine guide.

Not included

  • Pick up from Catania (on request and upon availability).
  • Everything that is not specified in the "include".


  • It is strongly advised to wear comfortable clothes, wind stopper and sporting shoes (tennis or trekking shoes). It is possible to rent trekking shoes and wind stopper jackets at an altitude of 2.500 metres.

How to reach us

Funivia dell'Etna, Piazzale del Rifugio Sapienza, Nicolosi, Etna Sud (Catania). Once you reach the ticket office, go to the "Funivie dell'Etna" offices (the door on the right). Showing your printed booking voucher you will receive the ticket for your Etna's trip. If you have booked the tour up to 2900 mt, you will meet your guide directly after the off road tour.

Booking terms and conditions

  • It is required an advanced payment of the total amount. When the booking is completed, you will receive a voucher via e-mail that must be printed out and that you will need to bring the day of your experience. Any kind of voucher in digital form will not be accepted, therefore you will not be able to participate in the tour.

Terms of use

Kids from 0 to 4 years also are free and will not pay for the booking.
The itinerary may change depending on weather conditions, wind or the volcano’s activity. Reachable altitudes and the conduct of the trip may also vary according to regulatory approvals. In case of active lava flows it is forbidden to leave the group and you must strictly comply with the instructions of the alpine and volcano guide you are with.

Cancellation policy

Withdrawal and full reimbursement allowed up to 3 days before the service begins. Cancellations after this cut-off will not be reimbursed.

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