Etna Wine Experience

Etna Wine Experience
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $149.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A snack and a beverage are included.
Recommended Dress We recommended wearing light and comfortable clothes plus comfortable shoes and possibly a hat.
Restrictions This tour is not recommended for participants with mobility issues, and is not wheelchair accessible.

Etna Wine Experience

Between the cities of Messina and Catania lies impressive Mount Etna, an active stratovolcano with an unusual, lunar-like landscape. Rising 3,329 meters into the air, Mount Etna is the highest peak south of the Alps in Italy.

Your journey of wine discovery starts with your expert local and knowledgeable guides who will welcome you in Messina and take you up to Taormina, sharing important information along the way. Bring your camera along to document this fantastic location with its breathless landscapes, monuments and atmosphere, where the bright blue of the sky mixed with the clearness of the sea and with the scent of the citrus trees in the spring make it an open-air painting.

Continue to a famous winery nestled in Mount Etna Park. Discover the secrets to making excellent wine the Sicilian way, then relax with a wine tasting accompanied by typical Sicilian appetizers. Etna's soil is rich with volcanic nutrients that are very hospitable for growing and the high elevation vineyards are also an inviting environment for grapes. Grapevines at these high elevations benefit from the ample Mediterranean sun while Mediterranean breezes are warm and conducive to an extended growing season. Significant and considerable variation between day and night temperatures at these high elevations work to the benefit of grapes in that it facilitates growth and coloration and promotes complexity in the flavors.

Conclude your tour with a short stop at a panoramic point in the city for photos of the historical city center as you make your way back to port. This popular tour sells out fast. Book now and get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty, magic, and tastes of Sicily and Mount Etna.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Highlight of the trip
June 03, 2019
1st and foremost Katia was simply the best. Very passionate about her island and her tour. She was and the tour was the best part of the trip for us. The winery was top notch and the food was outstanding. Honestly can't say enough great things about this tour and how we were treated like family. The info provided was fun and fact filled and the day was outstanding. I would actually take this tour again we had so much fun. The drop off back to the port included an unexpected but great stop for a cannoli and gelato. Katia and her staff are top notch professionals and this tour should not be missed.
Reviewer: Steve & Melody Glatfelter
5 Stars