Mt Etna and Taormina
Mount Etna has a temper
December 30, 2022
Taormina is beautiful to visit. Unfortunately, the day of our visit, bad weather prevented us from visiting Mt Etna and appreciate the views. The tour was modified significantly, however, we were compensated appropriately.
November 06, 2019
Good tour, enjoyed Mt Etna - Taormina was very touristy and crowded. Stopped at a little place that sold honey and wine, would have preferred to spend more time there.
Incredible day at Mt Etna & Taormina
September 14, 2019
Small van was way more intimate than riding on a bus to Mt Etna. Was great to have food & beverages on site after climbing up & down the mountainside. The higher elevation was a lot cooler, making it quite easy to climb to higher elevations. what an incredible view. Taormina was picturesque. Beautiful view of the shoreline below. Plenty of places to eat & shop in the narrow streets of Taormina.
Reviewer: James & Jackie Bates
Our favourite tour of the trip!
June 09, 2019
Absolutely our favourite excursion of the trip. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Our guide had a few fun surprised planned which exposed us to local (tasty) traditions.
Reviewer: Yvonne Gibbons (Noseworthy)
TOUR FROM 8;30 TO 4
April 27, 2019
THROUGH NO FAULT OF DISCOVER MESSINA GUIDE CECILIA AND DRIVER PAUL THIS WAS A BIT OF A TOUGH DAY FOR THEM AND FOR THE 4 OF US...2 AUSSIES AND 2 CANADIANS. THE REASON WAS THAT THE WEATHER WAS FAIRLY ABOMINABLE WITH COOL AND PERSISTANT RAIN AS THE DAY PROGRESSED AND THEN SNOW AND FOG AS WE MADE OUR WAY UP TO MOUNT ETNA. ONLY ONE CRATER WAS VISIBLE IN THE WET AND DREARY CONDITIONS. WE MADE THE BEST OF IT AND THEN HEADED TO TAORMINA WHERE THE RAIN THOROUGHLY SOAKED ANY PART OF OUR BODY NOT COVERED BY PLASTIC OR RUBBER. THAT TOWN WAS WORTH TOURING WHETHER IT WAS RAINING OR NOT BUT FINDING A RESTAURANT THAT WOULD ACCEPT OUR WETNESS WAS A BLESSING...AS WAS THE PIZZA. CECILIA WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL GUIDE UNDER THE MOST ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES. OF COURSE, THE DAY BEFORE OUR VISIT AND THE DAY AFTER WERE GORGEOUS AND FREE OF PRECIPITATION. NEVERTHELESS, THE MEMORIES ARE POSITIVE. THANK YOU SEG.
Reviewer: William Peter Barton
January 04, 2019
The tour of Mount Etna and the charming town of Taormina was spetacular. We had no idea what to expect in Sicily. The seaside drive was unbelievable. We walked all over charming Taorimina, touring the shops and looking down the cliff face to the sea. The mountain landscapes were beautiful. We drove to the base of the aerial lift up Mount Etna, then rode the lift to near the top. The views of the spewing volcano and the scenery below were great.
Reviewer: Bruce and Maren Kleven
October 30, 2018
We had a wonderful experience with our tour guide. Her enthusiasm made us fall in love with Sicily. It was a wonderful day of small hiking at Mt Etna, sampling of oils and fire water(Mt Etna style) and the lovely town of Taormina. I want to go back to this lovely area. Thank you it was a highlight of our cruise.
Reviewer: Karen Kowalski