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Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting

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Taormina, Italy

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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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
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Soak up the atmosphere of some of the most popular Sicilian resorts on this private tour. See the top sites in Taormina, Castelmola, and Giardini Naxos where you will explore the Corso Umberto, the Greek and Odeon theaters, lovely historic palazzos St. Catherina Church, and the Duomo. Gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful island and its history as you spend approximately five hours touring and learning with your guide.
  • Visit gorgeous Sicilian sites on a tour that’s just for you
  • Upgrade your experience to include a food and wine tasting
  • Kids are welcome. This private tour is great for families
  • Please note there is an additional entrance fee at the Greek Theater
Bottled water
Almond wine tasting
Driver/guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Private tour only for your party
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Entrance ticket to the Greek Theatre (10 euros per adult)
Food and drinks (optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your private guide will pick you up at your accommodation, port or train station in Taormina, Catania, Messina or nearby towns.
Important: when making a booking, please select a tour option in accordance with your pickup location - Taormina, Catania or Messina.

Ports

  • Taormina port
  • Giardini Naxos port
  • Catania port
  • Messina port


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Pickup in Catania or Messina
4/30/2016 - 1/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tour Messina/Catania + Tasting
4/30/2016 - 1/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tour with pickup in Taormina
4/30/2016 - 2/28/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Pickup in Taormina + Food&Wine
4/30/2016 - 1/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Prestelli Sicily Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting ?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting .

Traveler Tips


  • "You can visit the church on the top of the mountain." See review
  • "This tour sets the bar for all excursions in the future and will be hard to beat." See review
  • "Overall, a fun morning and early afternoon with a Marco." See review

Reviews

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Not worth the money
suuzq2019
, Oct 2019
The cost of the tour was not worth the money. There were four of us. The car was small. We had a taxi driver take us around in the next town we visited and the cost was far much less. Taormina was beautiful, but the cost was way to high for this tour given.
star-5
Fun Walking through Taormina and Castelmola
BossierBoy
, Oct 2019
Marco met us at our vacation rental. He quickly showed us the neighborhood where we were staying in the old town. He pointed out some of the eateries, what to order there, the novelty shops, etc. He took us to buildings that would have no exterior visual appeal, where, upon entry, were absolutely stunning. His English is quite good. He gave us lots of history, mythological lore and fun narratives. He had secured a seasoned driver to take us up the narrow, snaky curves to ascend to Castelmola. It is a treasure of a small town with great views. We also sampled almond wine in a risqué bar. Quite fun. We did not do the food and wine tasting option. Overall, a fun morning and early afternoon with a Marco.
star-5
Marco was a wealth of knowledge!
Lea33328
, Sep 2019
He made it a memorable day for our group. He was caring, fun and generous with his history of the areas. Our driver, Louisa, got us to and from our stops safely and conscientiously.
star-5
Our Sicily Tour Was Awesome!
Christopher C
, Sep 2019
Our guide, Marco, was excellent! He showed us everything in both cities. His knowledge of his country was incredible. Often he was able to get us off the usual tourist paths and back into areas of Taormina and Castelmola that only a native would know of. I would give this tour my highest recommendation.
star-1
Never again
zhopa2019
, Aug 2019
100% scam !!! You should screen your tour operators. Illegal russians with counterfeit money dishonest scheme.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
It’s Obvious that this is a review from competitor. Normally we are known for our Professionalism and personalized attention to Every customer, that you can see from other reviews. You used very strong words. Obviously we will go to the Police to find out who you are. Your envy makes us understand that we are among the Best tour operators in Sicily, as confirmed by the hundreds of wonderful reviews that our Guests have written with Love.
star-5
Amazing Tour of Taormina and Castelmola
JARRODB240
, Jul 2019
This could not have been a better experience. The tour company did a really good job of providing us information before we arrived in port so we could easily find our driver, Carmelo. Carmelo gave us a lot of helpful information about Sicily, had local snacks (including fresh cherries from his own trees), and made us feel completely relaxed and welcome. After arriving in Taormina, we met our guide, Josey, and she gave us the most indepth and tailored tour of Taormina and Castelmola. This tour sets the bar for all excursions in the future and will be hard to beat. Highly recommend others to take this tour, and absolutely recommend paying the 10 euros to see the Greek Theater...the view and stories behind this relic are unbeatable.
star-5
We were there on a Sunday and most...
Jose G
, Nov 2017
We were there on a Sunday and most places were closed, but our tour guide was excellent. He accommodated our needs and was very knowledgeable and pleasant. He really went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our stay and saw as much as possible. Taormina is a must. Beautiful town, small shops, great to walk around. He took us to Savoca, where the movie, Godfather was filmed. Beautiful scenery had a gelato and walked around. You can visit the church on the top of the mountain.
star-4
Very nice man showed us around the...
Michelle S
, Jul 2017
Very nice man showed us around the resort towns and we added the food and wine option. We got a very nice sample platter of food and cappuccino. No wine was available and you are able to sample almond wine in castlemora without an added fee. All in all it was a very nice day and I would recommend it

Product code: 35040P7

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