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Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion

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Messina, Italy

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

While your ship is in Messina, see more of Sicily on a half-day trip to Taormina. Take a guided tour of this historical city, including a stroll along Corso Umberto, once an ancient Roman street, and a visit to the Greco-Roman Theater. Plus, sample Sicilian delicacies, admire views of Mt. Etna and Giardini-Naxos bay from Castelmola, and on return to Messina, check out this ancient port’s highlights. Port and Taormina pickup and drop-off included.
  • Explore Taormina and Castelmola on a shore excursion
  • Learn about the area's history from your tour guide
  • Enjoy free time to explore on your own
  • Round-trip transportation from the Messina cruise port included
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Transport by air-conditioned bus
Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Port pickup and drop-off
Entrance ticket to the Greek roman theater
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

1: Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
2: Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
3: Port of Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.

Ports

  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT


Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Personal food and drinks allowed.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Walking in Taormina is over paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which are sloped. The Greek Theater requires climbing steep uneven stone stairs to enter and numerous steps inside.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion.

Traveler Tips


  • "The pace of this tour is excellent with enough time to see the sites, plus relax, have lunch or do some shopping." See review
  • "We love the ear buds so you can hear the guide from where ever you are." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Good Tour, Interesting Guide
Rhonda L
, Nov 2019
We saw more than I expected. Mt. Etna, the town of Taormina and the Corso Umberto. Walked to and sat in the Greek Theatre, and traveled up to the village of Castelmola. A more in-depth tour than what the ship offered.
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Excellent tour
amacchapman
, Sep 2019
Great day out tour guide excellent. Well organized and friendly. Good location and guide explained things accurately.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you for having shared your experience with our company. We hope that we will be able to guide you towards other wonderful locations on our island, in future, if you will decide to visit us again. Best regards
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Great insights!
Getaway24837
, Jul 2019
Elisa was a fabulous tour guide. She was super nice and knowledgeable. The pace of this tour is excellent with enough time to see the sites, plus relax, have lunch or do some shopping.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you very much for having shared your impressions and experience with us and our future guests. Elisa, like all our guides, tried to guide you through the past and the present of our beautiful Messina. Warmest regards
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Toaramina and Castelmola full day tour - wonderful scenery and a great tour
symson
, Jul 2019
This was our first visit to Sicily and we were not disappointed. Castelmoa is very small village high in the hills above Messina and it takes a couple hours to drive up very very small, windy roads complicated by rows of parked cars on the side making the road a single lane. The bus driver was excellent but we had several instances of grid lock taking up time that could have been spent in the village. The highlight was Taoramina which is a medievel town and worth the visit. Lots of cute shops, crafts, incredible scenery, very old buildings and the stadium ruins which you can walk to from the village. The guide was knowledgeable and spoke English. We really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for taking your time and sharing with us your thoughts about the experience in Taormina and Castelmola. Sicily has many wonderful locations to discover so if you will ever decide to return, let us know how we can assist you. Best regards
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Taormina & Castelmola
Tourist43506060138
, Jul 2019
Friendly and informative tour guide. Great views of the ocean and countryside from the quaint medieval town of Castelmola. The visit to the ancient Greek city of Taormina with its theater and Roman structures was very awesome. We had plenty of time to walk around and sample the local food and ambiance.
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Small group and GREAT tour guide!
Passport449391
, Jul 2019
Our guide was AWESOME! Very knowledgeable and friendly. The group was nice and small. The drive up and down was VERY scary, but once in Castelmola WOW what a beautiful little town and what beautiful views. Taormina was a lot of fun and beautiful too! We had plenty of free time in Taormina, could have enjoyed 10 more minutes in Castelmola. Highly recommend.
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beautiful Taormina
466299
, Jul 2019
small group of people, comfortable minibus, very nice and informed guide and, of course, lovely places. recommended !
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Very good tour, but missed something
Sherpa01300353614
, Apr 2019
The tour was to take us for a visit to the Messina Cathedral with the biggest astronomical clock - which was completely missed. .
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Viator's Mediterreanean Shore excursion
Traveler40668966586
, Nov 2018
After months of anticipation for our Mediterreanean Cruise and shore excursions through Viator we were terribly disappointed. All of our excursions were through Viator and 60% of them had issues. The companion companies Viator employs do not take any responsibility for correcting mistakes between Viator and the client. During this excursion the tour bus left before our ship had docked! The tour bus could not be found and we were stuck with nothing to do for our excursion that day. Viator offered a refund for the excursion (which we accepted) but it pales in comparison to our initial plans. Unfortunately this was the second incident of several that we experienced for our eleven day Med Cruise. Our group of 16 relied on our on site travel agent to have things in order for our excursions, of which she did, but Viator's incompetence made her look bad in front of her clients as she scrambled to call Viator when the van or bus was gone or not arrived. On our last day, our transport shuttle to the airport was 2 hours late causing us to scramble at the airport in order not to miss our flight. I WOULD NOT recommend Viator as a company to do business with for ANY international or domestic excursions.
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Full-Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour
FarAway322362
, Oct 2018
An excellent tour of both locations - guide was very knowledgeable. We had never visited either places before - we'd never even been to Sicily before, so this was a great introduction.
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