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The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. provided by Sicily Best Tour

The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina.

The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina.
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
The tour will be a unique experience as you will experience the experience of Taormina Castelmola and Savoca accompanied by our drivers / hostess who will give you information about the places you visit telling the traditions of habits and traditions of a land rich in history and legends, The particularity 'of this Tour you will decide the start and end times of the tour, the driver will be at your complete disposal for every need, the tour will be' done with mini van max 8 seats on specific request of a larger group we have 18-seater Mini Bus.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 123888P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • DRIVER • Child seats are available on request when booking. • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
TICKET ENTRANCE THEATER, MUSEUM, FOOD, DRINKS AND MANCES
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
Port of Messina, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy Cruise ship terminal, in the Private Tour area you will find a Driver \ Hostess with a sign labeled Sicily best Tour.
Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy Leaving the Cruise Terminal you will find the Drive \ Hostess with a sign labeled Sicily Best Tour
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • DRIVER • Child seats are available on request when booking. • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
TICKET ENTRANCE THEATER, MUSEUM, FOOD, DRINKS AND MANCES
Departure details
Port of Messina, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy Cruise ship terminal, in the Private Tour area you will find a Driver \ Hostess with a sign labeled Sicily best Tour.
Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy Leaving the Cruise Terminal you will find the Drive \ Hostess with a sign labeled Sicily Best Tour
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Porta Catania di Taormina
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Castillo de Castelmola
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bar Vitelli
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Alan85aa
61 contributions
Outstanding tour of Taormina and Savoca
Nov 2019
After considerable research on TripAdvisor, we decided on Sicily Best Tour for a private tour of Taormina, Castelmola and Savoca. Filippo picked us up at the port and took us along the Sicilian Coast to the beautiful town of Taormina, first treating us to delicious fresh cannolis and bottled water. He provided excellent guidance and advice on what to see and provided plenty of time for us to visit the most iconic sites in the town. We enjoyed everything about Taormina, but especially the Greek Theater and the shops along the main street. Instead of going to Castelmola, we decided to spend some time at Giardini Naxos. After a driving tour of the town and a walk on a black sand beach, Filippo took us up the mountains to the quaint town of Savoca. He walked with us to explain the highlights of the town, especially the locations where "The Godfather" was filmed. He provided excellent insights into the history of the town and the movie production. He had planned the day so that when we arrived in Savoca, the tour buses had left and there were only a few other tourists. The history, sites, and views from the towns were amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day in Sicily. When we arrived back in Messina, Filippo also took us to see the key sites to include the largest astronomical clock in Europe. All in all, this was a great day and Filippo was an exceptional tour guide.
Written December 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
filippos331
Dear Customer , Thanks a lot for your time that you spent for write this beautiful review . Best regards Filippo
Written December 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia L
Edwardsville, IL12 contributions
Highly recommend!
Oct 2019
We arrived on our cruise ship and were promptly met by Filippo who was an outstanding guide. He was so personable and knowledgeable about all the places we visited. There were four of us on the tour and all agreed that this was an outstanding tour. Filippo provided us with water/soft drinks plus cannoli and another pastry that were both excellent. You add those special touches along with a friendly, knowledgeable guide and a clean, comfortable van and you have the perfect tour company! I highly recommend using them for your tour in Sicily!
Written November 5, 2019
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filippos331
Dear Patricia, Thanks a lot for your time that you decided to Spent for write this beautiful review, I hope that see you again in Sicily
Written November 7, 2019
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mauinoel
San Diego, CA173 contributions
Lovely driver and guide; go straight to the theatre in Taormina if you want to see it
Aug 2019
I booked this tour many months in advance, and I think I was a little confused, because in our earlier emails, it sounded like Filippo himself would be our driver and guide, but as it got closer, we learned that we would have a driver and “tour coordinator” or hostess. Via email, we arranged for a version of one of the tours on the site that would allow us to see Savoca, Taormina, and Castelmola, with perhaps a stop at the beach at the end as my husband always loves to take a dip in the Med when possible and we knew it would be hot.

When we got off the boat, a little early, it seemed that our adorable guide Claudia had been waiting for nearly an hour, so that was the initial miscommunication. She sent me a text and picture where she would be, which was helpful, but I felt bad that she’d been waiting. Then she asked about our itinerary, which I thought was already set: Savoca, Taormina, Castelmola, 20min at the beach. In our emails, Filippo had outlined the day with specific times even. I saw that Claudia had the email, but told her we trusted her in terms of the best route and timing, so we wound up starting with the view of Isola Bella, where we had a toast and cannoli, which I think is always included, but we pretended it was for my birthday that day, and then a couple hours in Taormina. It was crowded and hot, but our group of 6 enjoyed walking around and shopping a bit.

I wish I had known that tickets were required to see the theatre. By the time we got there, the line was too long for us to get tickets, see the site, and then make it back at the appointed time. Here’s where it would’ve been nice to have had an official guide that could’ve done this with us or have gotten the tickets for us in advance.

We requested a nice restaurant with a view of Mount Etna, and Claudia was able to get us a spot on the patio at a nice restaurant, although it was so hot and the view a bit hazy (which I know can’t be helped), so a different spot with AC might’ve been more pleasant for us weak Americans. It was also a bit of an issue that the restaurant couldn’t take credit cards that day. We were able to do some shuffling and make it work, but it was a minor inconvenience.

When we got back in the van, Claudia asked if we would like to see Savoca or Messina. We stuck with Savoca since it was part of the original plan, even though she said the church in Messina is beautiful. I wasn’t really dressed to see the inside of church anyway. Claudia was right in that there wasn’t much to see aside from Bar Vitelli and the church from the movie The Godfather, but it nice and quiet and I enjoyed the short walk. Perhaps a tiny walking tour or an included drink or tasting in Savoca would make it more of a stop.

When one of the people in our group wasn’t feeling well, both Claudia and our driver Pietro made sure that she could wait in the van and were really very sweet. Claudia even followed up later via text. I appreciated Pietro offering to take some pictures for me too.

All in all, it was a great day and Claudia was a lovely and informative guide. In the end, we didn’t have time to go to the beach, which was ok, but I think we could’ve tightened up the time we spent at lunch to make it work. I know the beauty of private tours is really the flexibility, but it seemed like there were a few details that hadn’t been worked out that we had to decide on the day of and a few things that could’ve made it smoother (mainly the theatre in Taormina). Still, I wouldn’t hesitate to use this company again.
Written August 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anderson
Kansas City, MO2 contributions
Amazing Private Tour with Sicily Best Tour !!!!!!
May 2019 • Friends
Without any doubts the choice to rely on Sicily Best Tour was a success , Filippo has an excellent knowledge of his island, the tour he recomended proved to be enchanting. We visited Taormina , Savoca and Castelmola places full of history and culture . Filippo recommended a very good restaurant in Castelmola where as soon as we arrived we found our reserved table with a beautiful panoramic view of Mount Etna , he was available to our every need , for me this is essential in a private tour . If you are looking for a private tour high level entrusted to Sicily Best Tour !!!
Written May 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Diana Z
Diana Z
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Sicily is a place to return
Sicily is beautiful and very different. Definitely a place to return. Though would not advise to stay in Giardini N
carrieAOMM
carrieAOMM
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Day Tour
I am really impressed with this company. I contacted them at the very last minute and Filippo did an amazing job of
Susie1028
Susie1028
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Cruise Ship Excursion
We booked a private tour for our cruise ship stop in Messina. We arranged to see Savoca, Taormina, and Castelmola.
michalkinik
michalkinik
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Nice sicilian welcome and a great tour
Filippo is a great guide, he showed us everything and more. We even got a nice Sicilian goodies to taste on a journ
Cincymolar
Cincymolar
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Magnificent!!!!
What a great tour! Filippo was waiting for us as soon as we got off the ship. He took us to his van which was immac
osudc1
osudc1
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Private tour
Filippo was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the area and provided a comfortable and enjoyable
Tamara P
Tamara P
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Etna, Taormina & Messina with tasting of Sicilian products
Erika & our driver we’re wonderful! They were very knowledgeable, informative & exceptionally considerate of all of
kuddles14
kuddles14
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Special Tour 5
During our port stop in Messina, we took Tour 5 with Fillipo. He was very gracious and informative, and took us to
Jesus F
Jesus F
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Filippo is the best! Gracias!
We visited Sicily arriving on a cruise at the Messina port. Over there we asked at a local tour company for recomme
SYE30
SYE30
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We took half a day private tour from Catania to Giardini Naxos and Taormina and back to Catania 's airport
This trip was tailored special for us because of a tight timetable. Filippo was very flexible to fulfill our requ
travelling8kim
travelling8kim
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Amazing day to Castelmola and Gambino winery from Catania
This was our second time booking a tour with Filippo but this time from the port of Catania. He promptly picked us
studebd
studebd
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Day trip
We stayed for a day in Sicily while we were cruising the Med. we decided to take this tour as our guide was very fr
Places63
Places63
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Day through Sicily
A very pleasant day spent with Filippo. The mini van was ultra plush and comfortable and we enjoyed our drive to Ta
Nikki H
Nikki H
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Excellent day out for our family with Filippo
We had one day on a cruise to 'see' Sicily so researched and booked with Sicily Best Tours well in advance - we wer
Perryberry
Perryberry
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Sicily; stop 1 on our cruise
We booked a private 6 hour tour with SICILY BEST TOUR and it was a wonderful time!!! We had a party of 6 in our gro
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