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SHORE EXCURSION TOUR TO TAORMINA & MOUNT ETNA

Meet your driver at Messina or Catania for a drive to TAORMINA, the ancient Taurominum, a spot of infinite loveliness, the land of Dolce far niente – of sweet do nothing. The town lies in an elevated position of amazing, almost unique beauty, affording magnificent views combining sea and sky of a marvelous blue, miles of a curving coastline and picturesque mountain scenery, while the majestic pyramid of Mt. Etna on one side constitutes a scene of indescribable beauty. Upon arrival we will visit the most impressive monument of the city: the Greco-Roman Theatre (entrance is not included in the quote). It has the finest site of any theatre in the world and one of the most striking monuments of antiquity. We continue our walking tour to the Villa Comunale: the public gardens which are planted with a huge variety of flowering plants and shrubs ranging from the most common to the exotic.Continue to majestic MOUNT ETNA, known to the Greeks as the “column that holds up the sky”-Mt Etna is the highest and largest volcano in Europe and one of the world’s most active.The peak changes in size over the years. It currently rises at 11,000 feet above sea level and literally towers above Sicily’s Ionian coast. Since 1987 its slopes have been part of the Etna Parkland, an area that encompasses both alpine forests and the forbiddingly black summit.You’ll ascend to 7,000 ft.and take a walk to visit the Silvestri Craters and new lava flow from recent eruptions (further ascend to highest levels to be paid locally).

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SHORE EXCURSION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour of TAORMINA with its historical treasures & popular markets
  • Discover majestic MOUNT ETNA
  • Street food experience in TAORMINA
  • Soak up the electric atmosphere of TAORMINA
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned luxury mercedes car or mini-van
  • No hidden extras
  • Inclusions: Private transportation, English speaking guide, driver, local street food experience, visit to Taormina and Mount Etna
  • Non-inclusions: Lunch in a typical Sicilian family or wine tasting with lunch in a local winery
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Terms & conditions: (View Here) and FAQ ( View Here)
  • Trip Interruption & Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health insurance is strongly recommended
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