30TOUR: Mt Etna 4×4 Expedition, Sicily

Duration: Full day tour

Accessible from: Tour leaves from Messina, Sicily and we joined it as a shore excursion from Viking Orion

Details: This excursion is a great way to learn about Europe’s most active volcano and get a glimpse of the effects of an eruption on the island of Sicily. Guests are transported in 4WD vehicles and taken up the mountain to see the impact of the 2002 eruption. Go off road to see the base of the lava flow, followed by a short drive through a grove of trees that remained as the lava flowed either side. Here you are treated to a morning tea of sweet wine and local biscuits. You then head further up the mountain to take a hike up to the craters and caves formed during the 2002 eruption. The tour then heads to a local farmhouse for a three-course lunch of meats, cheese, pasta and Sicilian dessert with wine and coffee.

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