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Messina Shore Excursion: Full-Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour - with unbiased reviews

Messina Shore Excursion: Full-Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour

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Taormina and Castelmola are two of the most picturesque towns on Sicily’s eastern coast, but visiting from Messina can be complicated. With this shore excursion, save hours by skipping public transportation and taking in these two historic towns plus select sights in Messina by air-conditioned bus. Admire Taormina’s Greek Theater and other highlights during a guided walking tour and stroll through the scenic village of Castelmola before returning to Messina’s port.
  • Visit Taormina and Castelmola with round-trip transportation from Messina
  • A guided walking tour to learn about Taormina’s history and architecture
  • Free time in both towns to dine, shop, and sightsee at your own pace
  • See some of Messina’s most popular highlights via air-conditioned bus
Important Information
Departure Point
Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy Port of Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Greek roman theater
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Personal food and drinks allowed.
  • Minimum numbers apply. 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
  • Walking in Taormina is over paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which are sloped. The Greek Theater requires climbing steep uneven stone stairs to enter and numerous steps inside.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Robert S wrote a review Dec 7
2 contributions
My cruise ship cancelled our port visit to Messina late in the afternoon prior to our scheduled arrival day. Although we did not have 24 hours advance notice, the tour operator provided a full refund because it was out of our control. Unfortunately we were unable to experience
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Date of experience: November 2019
Robyn M wrote a review Nov 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
We thought our guide & driver did an excellent job! The views were fabulous & our guide was knowledgeable & fun. They picked us up at the port from our ship & took a small group on a terrific tour! We're so glad we did this tour! Taormina was my husbands favorite!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Evander wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Elisa was a wonderful tour guide and I highly recommend this company!!!! She was so pleasant and gave us just the right amount of information! We had a great time touring and free time!! Definitely use them!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Paige878 wrote a review Sep 2019
106 contributions6 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this tour! We got to see both cities and the Ancient Theater of Taormina. The views were wonderful and we even got to see Mt. Etna. When we were on the bus, the tour guide Mariarita gave everyone a delicious pistachio cookie from a local bakery. We liked them
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Date of experience: September 2019
TaniaF212 wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions
Elisa & Cecilia are vivacious guides. Entertaining, funny, and knowledgeable. Provided a wealth of local information on both locales. Would recommend them a thousand times!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from discoverME, Owner at Messina Shore Excursion: Full-Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour
Responded Sep 25, 2019
Thank you a thousand times for this wonderful feedback!!!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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