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Messina City and Coast Tour
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Messina City and Coast Tour

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Ages 0-90, max of 25 per group
Duration: 5h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tasting of typical Sicilian products
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Terminal Crociere, 98122 Messina, Metropolitan City of Messina, 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.
  • Option 2
    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.
  • Option 3
    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.
Pickup details
  • 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.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23689P6

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • 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
    • Infant meals not included
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23689P6

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    • Discover Messina Sicily
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      Joined in August 2012
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      Castelmola and Taormina with Julia!
      Julia was a fantastic guide! Knowledgeable and very committed to providing a wonderful experience for everyone on the tour. Highly recommend!
      Written July 22, 2024
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      Luca’s Guide to Taormina and Messina coast
      Luca did an excellent job guiding us through Taormina and shaping our adventure into one that was educational and experiential. He was engaging with our large group, listening to our goals for the trip and making adjustments along the way. Also, the driver, Tomino, was outstanding. His skill navigating the big tour bus was exceptional. A terrific experience for our large group.
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    • 251alexal
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      Roberto’s Tour
      Roberto our tour guide was outstanding! Fun personality with lots of knowledge and even got to know us on a personal level! Taught us some Italian words and we taught him our American lingo! Hit everything we wanted to do including historical monuments, even from the delay of other group members who had struggle walking. A great outstanding tour! Thank you Roberto!
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    • A3270QPmichaels
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Couldn’t be better…
      Perfectly organized tour from picking us up at the port to the very end dropping us off at the port of Messina. Our tour guide Cecilia was a great win for the whole tour. You could feel her energy and passion in every detail she was telling us - about Sicily in general, about the food in Sicily, the history of Sicily or mount Etna. We were able to feel how passionate Cecilia was about Sicily overall. And our bus driver Giovanni has taken us safely and as quick as possible from A to Z. Fun fact - we have been the only Germans on the English tour and Cecilia practiced her German skills with us. 😁 We would book the tour again! Outstanding! Thank you so much!
      Written July 19, 2024
    • ANNE K
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Tour Highly Recommended
      This experience was incredible! Our guide Emi was very knowledgeable and made our tour one to remember. From our boat ride around the beautiful clear waters to swimming off the back of the boat. We walked around the streets of Toarima and it was more beautiful than was pictured. I thoroughly recommend this tour, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would. Thank you to David our boat driver, our skilled bus driver and our amazing guide Emanuella.
      Written July 19, 2024
    • F5580KMshannonw
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      Wonderful
      Connie was a wonderful tour guide. The sites were amazing. Would definitely recommend if you are cruising and are looking to book an excursion.
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    • klmrowe
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      WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. MISLEADING IN DESCRIPTION!!
      When booking, the description stated that this was a private vehicle, max group of 15 people. Our family of 13x booked this with that in mind. When getting to the meeting point, we were shuffled onto a bus with other groups. The bus was old, smelled of motor oil, fabric seats and very poor air conditioning. The day we toured it was 118 degrees outside, Sicily in July. With 25 people on this bus, inside felt hotter. We spent a good portion of our tour (2.5 hours) driving from place to place with no reprieve from the exhaustive heat. Sitting tightly next to another sweating while traversing Sicily mountainside roads in a very rough ride. While the driver was experienced driving these roads, the speed felt unsafe. The tour guide Elisa was good. After submitting a complaint to Viator, I was told that max group was for reservation group not max people on the tour. Also after submitting my complaint, the ad description was changed to include bus in every place they could describe it. Viator nor the tour contractor offered any discount for what can only be described as torture and as the worst tour we booked on our 20 days in Europe. I would not recommend this company for any tour at any time.
      Written July 16, 2024
    • U5446BRjuliel
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      More than Perfect
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      Written July 12, 2024
    • 408jackib
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour!
      Fantastic tour of Blue Grotto and Taormina! Tour guide picked us up promptly from our cruise ship terminal in Messina with clear directions for us to get from our ship to the bus. Bus ride with water and snack, then quick bathroom break at a convenience store for about 10 minutes was helpful. Then we went to the harbor to find our boat. Boat tour to the blue grotto and snorkeling at a cove was amazing. Friendly boat captain and snack. Boat had some pool noodles, but you bring the rest. I recommend you bring a mask/snorkel. Crystal clear water. Saw fish, urchins, and some crabs. Then we drove to Taormina which is a beautiful town. The Greek theater is up a lot of steep streets and stairs, and you need to walk quickly to make sure you see everything in time. Tour guide made sure we all got back to the cruise ship on time. It was organized very well and our tour guide Alessia was fantastic; friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you! We recommend this tour to passengers aboard cruise ships.
      Written July 10, 2024
    • Sightsee02061077239
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      Very well organized and fun tour, highly recommended!
      Margarita met us as described during booking, with a very nice and comfortable minivan. On the way she told us a lot of Messina, Sicily history and Godfather filming in Savoca. The village is beautiful with fantastic views. Taormina tour was also very nice and White Lotus fans will appreciate gorgeous Four Seasons scenery.
      Written July 10, 2024
    • S3987PCjennyl
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      Great way to see Messina in a short amount of time
      This tour was a great way to see the history and sites Messina has to offer in a shorter amount of time. We were on a cruise so we had less than a day to explore the city and this was a perfect way to do it. We got to see the popular sites like the clock tower as well as lesser known spots like a puppet museum. Our guide was Chiara and she was so knowledgeable and friendly. It was an overall wonderful tour and I would recommend it to anyone looking to see the highlights of Messina in a few hours.
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    • mujerlinda
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      Wow! Don't pass this one by!
      Fabulous tour! The boat ride was wonderful and so picturesque. Claudia was a very good tour guide and gave us lots of information as we cruised. The water was absolutely beautiful! After the boat ride, we had time in the charming little town of Taormina to eat and shop. We ate at Il Ciclope (Claudia's recommendation) and had the most delicious Pasta Norma and Mussels. It was surpassed by the amazingly delicious cannoli I have ever seen or had! Wow! Super cute town with some cute shops and great food. Highly recommend this tour.
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    • 782mjl
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      Fabulous tour!! Wonderful Company!!
      We had such a great day touring with Mariarita. From the very start, her warmth, friendliness and humor put us at ease, and she gave us so much valuable background and history as we traveled to our destinations. Every location included a walking tour and we were given great info that helped us better understand and appreciate what we were seeing. Taormina and Castelmola were so beautiful and interesting - and a treasure trove for photographers :) This tour company has such a personal touch - you feel like you’re touring with friends… When Mariarita heard it was my birthday, she secretly purchased a huge, beautiful, yummy cannoli for me, and arranged for the group to sing “Happy Birthday.” She made my day so special and memorable:)! Many thanks to you, wonderful Mariarita, to Roberto (thanks for all the photo camera help:), and to our great driver as well (can’t remember his name) for a lovely day in beautiful Sicily!
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      Fabulous Tour!! Wonderful Tour Company!!
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    • juliaf945
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Watch out for scam drivers.
      Within 5 minutes, we meet 3 different men including our driver. Prior to my visit to Messina, I had contacted a company, I told the young lady where I wanted to go and we negotiated a price. Even though I asked our driver twice to take us to the Duomo first, Giofranco decided that he was going to take us to see a panoramic view of Messina which I didn't want to see. We ended up driving 40 minutes out of the way but we did finally go to the Duomo and the Messina Regional Museum. We missed the mechanical clock at Duomo because of our driver's insistence to see a panoramic view of Messina. At Messina Museum, we saw at least 2 employees inside the museum but I don't think they spoke English so I couldn't ask them for help. Also I had a portable scooter and it was a little scary going up a steep incline to the other floors so I carefully turned around on a landing and returned to the first floor. I'm not sure originally if there was an engineer working on this building because of this steep incline !!! Also we were told to depart through an exit door where there was a step so I had to carefully navigate this exit.
      Written July 1, 2024
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    Another exciting day with Discover Messina
    May 2019 • Couples
    I had used this company a year ago and when we found ourselves coming back to Messina in 2019 they were naturally my first choice. I asked if we could do something different this year and perhaps do their boat tour up the coast. Katia and her team did not disappoint. The tour she put together for us exceeded all of our expectations. The boat operator she choose was excellent. She kept the tour at a pace that all small group felt comfortable with. Highly recommend them
    Written June 18, 2019
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    Hello Thank you for your kind words and thank you for choosing us for the second time. It was a pleasure spending the day with you and hope to see you again next year, maybe in different areas of Sicily and for a longer time! Warmest regards KATIA H.
    Written June 19, 2019
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    Gold Coast, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taormina- so beautiful.
    Great day trip & guide. Picked up at the cruise ship & off to the mountains. Unbelievable views, then Taormina for lunch and time to shop. This tour was an unexpected cruise trip highlight.
    Written May 21, 2024
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    Cham, Switzerland5 contributions
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    IT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
    Sep 2018
    It had been cancelled a few days before I left for Sicily.
    So I can't really rate this tour. But I would have loved visiting Messina with a guide.
    Written September 14, 2018
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    Agen, France1 contribution
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    Guided tour of Messina and area
    Jun 2022
    We highly recommend Mariarita our guide for a tour of Messina.
    She was friendly,efficient and knowledgeable.
    Written June 27, 2022
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    Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
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    Messina wow! Chiara our Guide Wow!
    Oct 2019
    Chiara was our guide & Antonio our driver. The vehicle that picked us up was very clean Antonio a very competent driver & very pleasant. Chiara is an amazing lady, her knowledge of Messina is vast we saw so much & learned many interesting facts. We were so impressed we booked a second tour with them. On the day of our tour there was a street food festival in Messina Chiara accompanied us to the festival & walked around with us explaining how the festival worked, this was a surprise extra
    Written October 16, 2019
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    Messina in the rain!!!!
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    Sara and Giacomo gave me a comfortable and exclusive tour of the city! Thank you!!
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    Marina Attili
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    Written November 8, 2023
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    Super cool
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    The visit was very enjoyable, comfortable and adapted to our expectations. They gave us a private tour at no extra cost with door-to-door pick-up at the dock where the boat docked. Highly recommended
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    Written October 10, 2023
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