Taormina (Messina) Mount Etna Excursion Reviews

Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano, and was once said to hold the forges of Hephaestus himself.
Beautiful scenery on way to Volcano.
Sail Date: July 2019
Beautiful scenery on way to Volcano. Another well informed guide. Welcomed the cooler climate on the mountain.
Beautiful scenery on way to Volcano. Another well informed guide. Welcomed the cooler climate on the mountain. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a quick stop between Taormina and the Winery at the bottom of the lava flow that almost ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We had a quick stop between Taormina and the Winery at the bottom of the lava flow that almost destroyed Zafferana. It is overwhelming to see what a lava of river looks like, even if you have to imagine it still molten and liquid. The park ... Read More
We had a quick stop between Taormina and the Winery at the bottom of the lava flow that almost destroyed Zafferana. It is overwhelming to see what a lava of river looks like, even if you have to imagine it still molten and liquid. The park is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. It is a quick stop, but the pictures were WELL WORTH IT!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good tour guide, Mt.
Sail Date: April 2019
Good tour guide, Mt. Etna was an interesting site. We also went to Taormina, but had too much time there. One hour would have been enough.
Good tour guide, Mt. Etna was an interesting site. We also went to Taormina, but had too much time there. One hour would have been enough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent small group tour with Tanya as our guide with local knowledge and a personal service.
Sail Date: April 2019
Excellent small group tour with Tanya as our guide with local knowledge and a personal service. Easy to book meet and greet was simple treats and water provided.
Excellent small group tour with Tanya as our guide with local knowledge and a personal service. Easy to book meet and greet was simple treats and water provided. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Well organized trip.
Sail Date: December 2018
Well organized trip. We climbed around the craters at 2,000 metres (half way up the mountain). On the bus back we looked back at the mountain and it had started to erupt!
Well organized trip. We climbed around the craters at 2,000 metres (half way up the mountain). On the bus back we looked back at the mountain and it had started to erupt! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Awful, guide was no good, had limited knowledge of the area.
Sail Date: October 2018
Awful, guide was no good, had limited knowledge of the area. Couldn't be bothered to give a walking tour when we reached Mount Etna. All in all i would never take a tour with Norwegian again.
Awful, guide was no good, had limited knowledge of the area. Couldn't be bothered to give a walking tour when we reached Mount Etna. All in all i would never take a tour with Norwegian again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Mt.
Sail Date: September 2018
Mt. Etna and Taormina were a highlight of this trip. Be sure to dress warm if you're visiting Mt. Etna- we were dressed appropriately, but many on our tour were not. It was 30 degrees cooler at the top of the mountain than it was at ... Read More
Mt. Etna and Taormina were a highlight of this trip. Be sure to dress warm if you're visiting Mt. Etna- we were dressed appropriately, but many on our tour were not. It was 30 degrees cooler at the top of the mountain than it was at the ship. Taormina was stunningly beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a 90 minute drive up to Mt.
Sail Date: September 2018
It was a 90 minute drive up to Mt. Etna. Enjoyable but long. When we arrived it was mountains of Lava. Not what I was expecting. They said we could hike, but my S.O. and I, went into the lodge and had cappucino's.
It was a 90 minute drive up to Mt. Etna. Enjoyable but long. When we arrived it was mountains of Lava. Not what I was expecting. They said we could hike, but my S.O. and I, went into the lodge and had cappucino's. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
As mentioned in the prior notes, I would skip the RC excursions and get your own arrangements.
Sail Date: September 2018
As mentioned in the prior notes, I would skip the RC excursions and get your own arrangements. The MT. Etna lava flows were really only a local honey store, where we were pressured to buy.
As mentioned in the prior notes, I would skip the RC excursions and get your own arrangements. The MT. Etna lava flows were really only a local honey store, where we were pressured to buy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nothing is very close to the port, so your choice of seeing Mt.
Sail Date: August 2018
Nothing is very close to the port, so your choice of seeing Mt. Etna or a 30 minutes bus ride to Taormina.
Nothing is very close to the port, so your choice of seeing Mt. Etna or a 30 minutes bus ride to Taormina. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
OMG!
Sail Date: August 2018
OMG! OMG! OMG! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to, not only walk around a volcanic crater, but to actually walk inside it and collect a lava rock too!! The highlight of my life! Bucket list . . . check!
OMG! OMG! OMG! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to, not only walk around a volcanic crater, but to actually walk inside it and collect a lava rock too!! The highlight of my life! Bucket list . . . check! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide in taormina was fantastic!
Sail Date: August 2018
Our tour guide in taormina was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and friendly. An absolute perfect guide for our day at Mt Etna and touring the town of Taormina. I never wanted to leave
Our tour guide in taormina was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and friendly. An absolute perfect guide for our day at Mt Etna and touring the town of Taormina. I never wanted to leave Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent coach tour with stops for photos and at the refuge area.
Sail Date: July 2018
Excellent coach tour with stops for photos and at the refuge area. Time to visit the lower volcanic sites and enjoy a drink and Sicilian specialty. Visit to jewellery factory/shop proved very costly!!!! Don't take wife AND daughter!!!
Excellent coach tour with stops for photos and at the refuge area. Time to visit the lower volcanic sites and enjoy a drink and Sicilian specialty. Visit to jewellery factory/shop proved very costly!!!! Don't take wife AND daughter!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Did a horseback riding tour of a winery and farmhouse on Mt Edna .
Sail Date: June 2018
Did a horseback riding tour of a winery and farmhouse on Mt Edna . .was our favorite tour of all ports. After horse ride we were treated to a lunch made from all sources of the farm and winery. Had 2 pitchers of wine .. delicious
Did a horseback riding tour of a winery and farmhouse on Mt Edna . .was our favorite tour of all ports. After horse ride we were treated to a lunch made from all sources of the farm and winery. Had 2 pitchers of wine .. delicious Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour of Taormina, which included 90 minutes on your own, then a bus trip to the base of Mt.Etna to ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Tour of Taormina, which included 90 minutes on your own, then a bus trip to the base of Mt.Etna to visit a winery, with a wine tasting.
Tour of Taormina, which included 90 minutes on your own, then a bus trip to the base of Mt.Etna to visit a winery, with a wine tasting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mt Etna is definitely worth a visit.
Sail Date: April 2018
Mt Etna is definitely worth a visit. SUch a huge area to visit. During this excursion we did not have enough time to look around properly so again I will need to visit this again in the future with more time.
Mt Etna is definitely worth a visit. SUch a huge area to visit. During this excursion we did not have enough time to look around properly so again I will need to visit this again in the future with more time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excellent guide.
Sail Date: April 2018
Excellent guide. Mt Edna was fantastic! It was a beautiful day, the wind was really blowing up there!
Excellent guide. Mt Edna was fantastic! It was a beautiful day, the wind was really blowing up there! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A very interesting tour!
Sail Date: March 2018
A very interesting tour! We also visited a small town Taomorina?
A very interesting tour! We also visited a small town Taomorina? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The tour took us to the mid summit tourist centre .
Sail Date: November 2017
The tour took us to the mid summit tourist centre . Unfortunately it was a cloudy and rainy day, and we could not see the summit of the moutnain. We did walk on the rim of the small crater.
The tour took us to the mid summit tourist centre . Unfortunately it was a cloudy and rainy day, and we could not see the summit of the moutnain. We did walk on the rim of the small crater. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was an interesting drive from Messina to Mt Etna, but we only got as far as the lava fields ...
Sail Date: October 2017
This was an interesting drive from Messina to Mt Etna, but we only got as far as the lava fields whereas we had thought we were being taken to the crater rim.
This was an interesting drive from Messina to Mt Etna, but we only got as far as the lava fields whereas we had thought we were being taken to the crater rim. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
There was ample time to hike a little and take photographs.
Sail Date: September 2017
There was ample time to hike a little and take photographs. We learned a lot of history. Overall a good experience.
There was ample time to hike a little and take photographs. We learned a lot of history. Overall a good experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The drive to Etna was pretty boring.
Sail Date: September 2017
The drive to Etna was pretty boring. The tour leader was reading from a script and spent most of the time on her cellphone updating and reading her social media. She did the same thing on the way back to the port. The tour improved when ... Read More
The drive to Etna was pretty boring. The tour leader was reading from a script and spent most of the time on her cellphone updating and reading her social media. She did the same thing on the way back to the port. The tour improved when we got to Taormina. It's a beautiful little town and I'll return there if I ever return to Sicily. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Was a very long ride to spend a short time at the volcano.
Sail Date: September 2017
Was a very long ride to spend a short time at the volcano. would have enjoyed the city tour more.
Was a very long ride to spend a short time at the volcano. would have enjoyed the city tour more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Did not have access to Cable car that takes you to the top.
Sail Date: August 2017
Did not have access to Cable car that takes you to the top. The excursion was acceptable.
Did not have access to Cable car that takes you to the top. The excursion was acceptable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Didn't actually go up Mt.
Sail Date: August 2017
Didn't actually go up Mt. Etna. Our tour of Taormina and Castle Moular included many opportunities to view Mt. Etna from various vantage points.
Didn't actually go up Mt. Etna. Our tour of Taormina and Castle Moular included many opportunities to view Mt. Etna from various vantage points. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line