Tour Etna and Taormina with Wine TastingDay tour of Mt. Etna and afternoon visit of Taormina, with tasting of typical products, pickup included.
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- Min: 2 People
A full day Tour to discover the Etna volcano in the morning. In the afternoon visit of Taormina and tasting of typical products.
For your convenience we offer you a free pick-up service from your hotel.
We will go up by minibus along "Mareneve" road until we reach Etna Nord in Piano Provenzana. During the trip we will see different types of woods that change according to altitude, in particular the Etna’s birch wood, extending only on this side (1600 m - 1760 m a.s.l.). Here we will stop to visit Grotta della Neve, a perfect example of lava tunnel, famous for its economic importance related to snow storage and sale. After visiting the cave, we will reach the path that leads to craters dating back to 1865 eruption and visit Monti Sartori, an eruptive fissure inside Birch Wood which formed the so called “bottoniera” of mounds as well as an extended lava flow. After the trip you will reach Etna Nord in Piano di Provenzana at 1820 meters a.s.l. through the new road built after the disastrous eruption of 2002. After the trip we will drive back until we get to the Strada Provinciale connecting Fornazzo and Linguaglossa, where we will stop for a visit to Gambino winery and taste Etna wines with local food pairings.
In the afternoon you will reach the town of Taormina. You will be free to browse through its many shops offering local products and artifacts and even the most well-known fashion designer labels. The Greek Theatre is located no more than 2 minutes walk from the main entrance of Taormina.
Duration: pick-up at 8:30. Return is scheduled at 18:00.
Pick-up: it is free and covers the city of Catania.
Guided tour with multi-language A.I.G.A.E. naturalistic guides.
Pick-up service from/to your accommodation. Tasting of local products.
Means of transport: minibus. In wintertime we provide ski sticks.
Everything that is not specified in the "include".
We recommend layered clothing that is ideal for all weather conditions.
Optional equipment: windcheater, hiking shoes, backpack containing rain-jacket and rain-pants, water-bottle, sunscreen, hat, batteries, eventually a change of clothes that you can leave in the minibus
Pick-up included from Catania.
To make a reservation payment of the full amount is required.
The tour can be adapted and/or canceled following the unappealable decision of the organizer barring exceptional circumstances such as: bad weather conditions, alteration of the state of roads, rock-falls, landslides, flooding on a part or on the total area of the paths, bad medical conditions of one or more participants, unfavourable volcanic conditions. In the above-mentioned cases, the organizer does not refund the Clients owing to partial or total changes to the services. Clients will be able to arrange a new excursion date directly with the organizer without additional charges.
In the case of withdrawal before 24h or on the day of the event the amount paid will not be reimbursed. In the case of withdrawal before 48h, will be reimbursed just 60% of the amount paid.
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