Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest volcano, at 3,350 metres, and on this tour you’ll head to one of its highest points. You’ll travel from the port with your guide up the slopes of the volcano, to the 1,950-metre mark, near Crateri Silvestri. When you arrive, you’ll trade the coach for a cable car as you head another 1,000 metres up towards the summit. There’s also a short drive in a 4x4 towards the end, too. The views from up here are really something. Snap photos of the city of Catania and the gulf down below, and stroll along the ancient lava streams that have turned to ebony-black rock. When you’re done, you’ll head back down to Crateri Silvestri for a group meal, after which you can go for a 30-minute wander on your own. You can hike up to a few of the big craters close by, then stop off in one of the souvenir shops – some of them sell trinkets made out of volcanic rock. From here, all that’s left is the drive back to the port.
The cost of the cable car and lunch is included in this tour.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.