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

By Sicily Best Tour
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.
from
$197.31
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$197.31
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 8-96
Duration: 6–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Italian, Spanish


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • DRIVER
  • Child seats are available on request when booking.
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • 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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 123888P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina.?
How much is The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina.?
The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. price starts from $197.76. Discover and book The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. on Tripadvisor
What is the The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. cancellation policy?
The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina.?
The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. is hosted by Sicily Best Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sicily Best Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Best Private Tour: Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca from Messina. on Tripadvisor

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: 123888P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See departure details
  • 1
    Porta Catania di Taormina
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Castillo de Castelmola
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bar Vitelli
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

LeaFN001
LeaFN001
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A fantastic shore excursion!
Filippo was at the pier gate to meet our group. Unfortunately is was cloudy and raining on our visit to Sicily so
sk c
sk c
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Wonderful private tour from Messina to Castelmola, Taormina including a Godfather movie tour
We booked a private shore excursion on 10/24/22 from Messina with Sicily Best Tour, it was an amazing find! Our gro
Ellen P
Ellen P
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Great Tour - Mt Etna, Taormina and Savoca
A group of us cruised Italy in October and six of us opted for this private tour of Sicily. I was so glad we did.
JustTMR
JustTMR
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Beautiful Day!
We had a beautiful day in Messina, Taormina, Castelmola and many other stops. Filippo and Erika were amazing. They
maribelh266
maribelh266
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Great
Erika de Stefano was an amazing tour guide. Her passion to share her knowledge about her city was refreshing to see
anthonymV7896LR
anthonymV7896LR
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Thankyou
We wanted to thank Lillo and all the staff, The trip was organised and everything was better than we expected, our
569lynetteb
569lynetteb
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Tour of Taormina from Messina with Filippo
Our group of three had a wonderful day in Taormina and Messina with our charming tour guide, Filippo. He is a grea
Grace D
Grace D
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Reliable and Excellent Taxi/Tour from Messina Port to Taormina
We just returned from a wonderful week on the MSC Seaview. We enjoyed all the ports, but Messina (Taormina) was my
sidvan0822
sidvan0822
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Taormina, Castelmola, Cannoli...Need I Say More
We had a private tour from Messina featuring Taormina and Castelmola. A number of years in the making as we had bo
NorthStar229908
NorthStar229908
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Transportation in Catania and surrounding areas
Filippo was a very professional, very experienced driver . We had a few requests and he was vey accommodating . We
yuliay325
yuliay325
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Best profesional transfer
If you need the transfer on Sicily, please contact Filippo! He arranged the transfers for us three times and it was
452nadiaa
452nadiaa
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Excellent private tour in Messina, Taormina and around
We arrived with a cruise, took a private tour with Filippo and really enjoyed it. Filippo is a knowledgeable, flexi
Nattoddw
Nattoddw
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Amazing Sicilian experience
We had the most amazing experience in Sicily with Filippo as our very knowledgeable and outstanding tour guide. We
BigH Z
BigH Z
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One day of Awesome beauty
Our tour guide was the best. Most people know of Taormina, but that just the beginning. We first stopped at Isola
claudiagQ6156IR
claudiagQ6156IR
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Perfect
Our day with Filipe and Erika was wonderful. They were accommodating, flexible and informative. We were taken to lo
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Penpak
Sicily, Italy1 contribution
I didn't know how much it was beautiful Messina until i did this tour with Filippo. He showed me Etna and Taormina and he explained to me a lot of thing. I enjoyed this tour very much because Filippo is very polite and funny guy, in one word remarkable!
Written July 11, 2022
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Anderson
Kansas City, MO2 contributions
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
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Patricia L
Edwardsville, IL12 contributions
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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Alan85aa
61 contributions
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
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filippos331
Dear Customer , Thanks a lot for your time that you spent for write this beautiful review . Best regards Filippo
Written December 20, 2019
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mauinoel
San Diego, CA219 contributions
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. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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