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Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion

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 Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion

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

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)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere , Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    FOR THE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship. She will have a signboard on which will be written the name of our company: DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY and you will also see our logo: A LION HEAD.

  • Via I Settembre, 110 , Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.

  • Porto di Giardini Naxos , Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

    The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.

  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
  • After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

    This activity will end right where it started.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.
    • 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
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    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.

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    • "The pace of this tour is excellent with enough time to see the sites, plus relax, have lunch or do some shopping." See review

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    star-5
    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.
    star-5
    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
    star-5
    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
    star-4
    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
    star-5
    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.
    star-5
    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.
    star-5
    beautiful Taormina
    466299
    , Jul 2019
    small group of people, comfortable minibus, very nice and informed guide and, of course, lovely places. recommended !
    star-4
    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. .
    star-1
    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.
    star-4
    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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