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Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola

Access from: ​Messina


Key info

  • Tour ID: 41069
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • Belvedere Square
  • Scenic Views of Messina's Coastline and Mt. Etna
  • Picturesque Village of Taormina
  • Taormina bays

From $379.24pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 41069
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Belvedere Square
  • Scenic Views of Messina's Coastline and Mt. Etna
  • Picturesque Village of Taormina
  • Taormina bays

Itinerary

- Pick up from the port - Scenic coastal journey uphills to reach Castelmola - Drive to Belevedere Square and take in the views of Messina's coastline & Mt. Etna - Drive down to Taormina - Short guided tour of Taormina and free time - Return to the port When does my tour start? - This is a private tour and the tour time will be set to fit in your preferred time and ship's arrival/departure time. When do I return to port after my tour/excursion? - The tour is 7 hours in length and your itinerary will be subject to change in order for you to be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.

THIS IS A PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the cruise port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.

Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the highlights of Taormina and Castelmola with a local English speaking guide. From the port, we will enjoy a leisurely ride up the hillside to Castelmola. Next we will visit the panoramic Belvedere Square with its unique, breath taking views of the Messina coast, all of the Taormina bays, the Catania coast, and the majestic Mt. Etna volcano.

Then together we will stroll down several narrow, picturesque streets with wonderful views of the sea and Mt. Etna. Now we will drive down to the medieval town of Taormina.

You will be given recommendations about Taormina’s highlights and then have free time to explore them: the impressive Greco-Roman Theatre, the town’s lively main street, its narrow and scenic lanes, and its many interesting shops. Of course, the recommendations will include several trattorias or pizzerias that serve delicious local food.

You will then return to the port of Messina at the most convenient time for you.

Highlights:

  • Scenic coastal journeys
  • Views of Mt. Etna
  • Picturesque village of Taormina

Included:

  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking Tour Guide
  • All port and parking fees
  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 41069
    • Duration: 7 hours
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Gentle
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • Belvedere Square
    • Scenic Views of Messina's Coastline and Mt. Etna
    • Picturesque Village of Taormina
    • Taormina bays

    Itinerary

    - Pick up from the port - Scenic coastal journey uphills to reach Castelmola - Drive to Belevedere Square and take in the views of Messina's coastline & Mt. Etna - Drive down to Taormina - Short guided tour of Taormina and free time - Return to the port When does my tour start? - This is a private tour and the tour time will be set to fit in your preferred time and ship's arrival/departure time. When do I return to port after my tour/excursion? - The tour is 7 hours in length and your itinerary will be subject to change in order for you to be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.

    THIS IS A PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the cruise port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.

    Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the highlights of Taormina and Castelmola with a local English speaking guide. From the port, we will enjoy a leisurely ride up the hillside to Castelmola. Next we will visit the panoramic Belvedere Square with its unique, breath taking views of the Messina coast, all of the Taormina bays, the Catania coast, and the majestic Mt. Etna volcano.

    Then together we will stroll down several narrow, picturesque streets with wonderful views of the sea and Mt. Etna. Now we will drive down to the medieval town of Taormina.

    You will be given recommendations about Taormina’s highlights and then have free time to explore them: the impressive Greco-Roman Theatre, the town’s lively main street, its narrow and scenic lanes, and its many interesting shops. Of course, the recommendations will include several trattorias or pizzerias that serve delicious local food.

    You will then return to the port of Messina at the most convenient time for you.

    Highlights:

    • Scenic coastal journeys
    • Views of Mt. Etna
    • Picturesque village of Taormina

    Included:

    • Private air conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking Tour Guide
    • All port and parking fees
  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle
    • English speaking Guide
    • All port and parking fees
    Activity Level Scale: 3
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2 km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Local Currency: Euros
    What Should I take on my Tour: It is recommended to take sun cream and a sun hat, as at times on this excursion it can get unseasonably hot. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as there is some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps. Also please don’t forget your fully charged camera, as we don’t want you to miss out on some wonderful memories.
    Included:
    - Private air conditioned vehicle
    - English speaking Tour Guide
    - All port and parking fees
    Not Included:
    - Snacks/Lunch
    - Entrance Fees (if applicable)
    - Tips and gratuities

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the cruise port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.
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