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Best Sicilian Offer: Private Tour of Etna - Alcantara - Godfather - Food and Wine from Messina

Private full day tour of the most important and beautiful Sicilian sites - Mount Etna Volcano (including honey, jams, olive oil, Etna DOC wines and liquors tasting), Alcantara Gorges Natural Reserve, The Godfather tour with Food and Wine tasting in Savoca near the church where Michael Corleone married Apollonia. Best Sicilian offer! This tour is private - only for your party, nobody else, to ensure the highest quality for our guests, and includes pickup and drop-off at your port or accommodation in Messina.

per adult from

$498

AUD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Private tour of Mount Etna Volcano
    • Tasting of Etna honey, jams, olive oil, DOC wines and liqours
    • Private tour of Alcantara Gorges Natural Reserve
    • Private tour of "The Godfather" locations in Savoca, including Bar Vitelli visit
    • Private local English speaking guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (Messina)
    • Round trip transportation by comfortable air-conditioned car
    • Food and wine tasting at restaurant with panoramic view in Savoca
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Port of Messina
    What's excluded :
    • Optional ascent to 3000mt on Etna by cable car and jeep with licenzed Alpine guide - 65 euro
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Port of Messina, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    Your private English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel or port in Messina at your preferable hour in the morning, and you will start this delightful private tour of the most important and beautiful Sicilian sites.

    First, you will visit Mt Etna Volcano. Your friendly guide will tell you history of volcano creation, about eruptions, culture, myths, and folklore of "Mamma Etna" and Sicily itself. Driving by private car through authentic mountain villages, you will visit local honey farm and taste the produce of the fertile volcano terrain - honey, jams, olive oil, Etna DOC wines and liquors. Then continue to ascend and visit amazing natural phenomenon - a cave of lavic origin where, according to the Greek legend, Ulysses was confined by Polypheme, after which you will reach “Rifugio Sapienza” station at 2000mt. Here you will see famous Silvestri Craters, admire unforgettable panoramas, visit shops with souvenirs of lava, refresh yourself at some restaurant or bar. Optional ascent with cable car and jeep with the authorized Alpine Guide to 3000mt.

    Then your guide will chauffeur you to Alcantara Gorges Natural Reserve - another unique natural phenomenon with Etna activity connection. Several thousand years ago, Alcantara river's bed was blocked by lava flow from Mt Etna. As the lava was cooled much more quickly by the water than it would have done otherwise, it crystallised in the form of columns. Over the next millenia, the river eroded a channel through these columns, resulting in impressive gorges and ravines. You will see this unique gorges, refresh yourself in cool water of Alcantara river, enjoy unspoilt Sicilian nature.

    The tour will continue in Savoca - the must-see Sicilian hilltop village world-known thanks to F.F. Coppola, who filmed his legendary "The Godfather" here. The guide will tell you about the filming process and trivia, and the real Sicilian Mafia story. You will discover the history and culture of the movie locations, and feel the romantically rustic atmosphere of old Sicily. Walk the authentic streets of Savoca, remained unchanged since the movie was made, visit ancient churches, Bar Vitelli where Michael spoke to Apollonia’s father, church of Santa Lucia where the couple was married, follow the same path down the hill into town that the newlyweds did, and maybe even meet some locals cast in the movie - like signora who played Apollonia's mother!

    Then, you will arrive at a charming wine bar near the church, and sitting on a terrace with romantic panoramic view of the sea and surrounding countryside, you will have hearty traditional food and wine session. You will taste organic locally produced food - cheeses, salami, prosciutto, Sicilian relish caponata, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, home-made jelly, extra virgin olive oil and fresh bread with Etna DOC red and white wines.

    Duration: 8 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private guide will meet you at your accommodation, port or train station in Messina.Ports
    • Messina port
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Prestelli Sicily Tours

Activity ID: V-35040P40

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