Etna wine tour

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    Duration

    From 7 to 8 hours depending on pick up place

    Overall Driving Time

    From 2,5 to 3,5 hours depending on pick up place

    Highlights

    Discover the wine world's hottest spot on a private tour at your own pace.
    See Europe's most active volcano and its ancient lava flows.
    Enjoy the great wines of 2 top rated wineries.
    Get commentary from our expert drivers who are very passionate about Sicily and its unique history and culture.
    Relax and indulge in the beautiful sicilian countryside as you are comfortably driven in our luxury vehicles.
    Full Description

    Your wonderful day exploring the Etna wine region begins when you are picked up at your hotel or port of call and taken on a scenic drive through the beautiful Sicilian countryside comfortably seated in a luxury vehicle with your friendly driver.

    We have meticulously selected the most intimate and exclusive winery estates for this private chauffeured wine tour, during which you'll learn about a wine many consider to be the most exciting discovery of recent times. During your first wine tasting accompanied by a selection of local cheeses and olives, you will learn more about each wine and the history of the vineyard estate.

    Your tour continues with a visit of another exceptional boutique winery with stunning views over Taormina and the Ionian sea. Here, the tasting of more elegant, bone-dry wines that showcase freshness, subtle aromatics and minerality will be hosted by the owner who will also tell you about the philosophy and traditions of his family-run winery that have been handed down for generations.

    The scenic road to reach the top rated wineries runs through spectacular vineyards, amazing alpine vegetation and small beatifull medieval villages that have always been threatened by the fury of the volcano.

     

    Historical information

    Located near the east coast of the island of Sicily, Mount Etna is 10,900 feet tall and has four distinct summit craters. It is one of the world’s most active and iconic volcanoes and an outstanding example of ongoing geological processes and volcanic landforms.

    Its exceptional volcanic activity has been documented by humans for at least 2,700 years – making it one of the world's longest documented records of historical volcanism. Today Mount Etna is one of the best-studied and monitored volcanoes in the world and continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and other earth science disciplines.

    The volcano has a substantial environmental impact on the local area. Indeed, the Etna region is one of the most prosperous and densely populated parts of Sicily. This derives in large measure from the ample water supply from the porous lavas and the fertile volcanic soils. It is one of Sicily's main tourist attractions, with thousands of visitors every year, and one of the most important wine producing areas in the world. 

     

    Included

    Wine tasting accompanied by light lunch
    Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle
    Pick up and drop off right on front door
    English speaking Driver for the day at disposal
    All local Taxes, gasoline, highway/parking tolls, driver's meal
    Light lunch
    Admission fees where required unless otherwise specified
    Gratuities are at client's discretion