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Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina
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Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina

By Sicily Best Tour
About
This tour is suitable for cruise passengers who have little time but who want to see the main attractions of Eastern Sicily.
from
$210.14
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-95
Duration: 6–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian, Spanish
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to museums, theaters, restaurants and tips (optional)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Port of Messina, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    Customers will find their driver / hostess inside the port in the private tour area.
  • Option 2
    98035 Giardini Naxos, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy
    Customers will find their driver / hostess in the port in the customer reception area.
  • Option 3
    porto di Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
Pickup details
  • We offer the withdrawal from any hotel in Messina, Catania or Giardini Naxos
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal, Messina, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy
  • porto di Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123888P23

    • 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.

    Which attractions will I visit with Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina?
    How much is Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina?
    Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina price starts from $209.39. Discover and book Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina on Tripadvisor
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    Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers 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 Etna Taormina and Castelmola The best excursion for cruise passengers from Messina on Tripadvisor
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    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: 123888P23

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    Itinerary
    • You’ll have 3 starting options
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • 1
      Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
      Stop: 2 hours
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    • 2
      Castelmola
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 3
      Taormina
      Stop: 2 hours
      See details
    • 4
      Duomo di Messina
      Stop: 30 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Sicily Best Tour
      277
      Messina, Italy
      Joined in May 2017
    • Alison T
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      Best shore tour off the NCL Breakaway this Fall!
      Lillo was the best on our tour yesterday. Thank you very much! My mother-in-law and I especially appreciated him being willing to let us go slower yet had us keep up with a Group! Chow
      Written November 25, 2023
    • MichaelD10629
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      Great Experience!
      Great tour with Filippo and Lillo. We had 9 people, so they brought the van and a Mercedes to accommodate us. They are both safe drivers (important when ascending and descending those narrow roads!) and knowledgeable and friendly guides. The team was very accommodating when we had specific requests. Great experience overall.
      Written November 17, 2023
    • emanuelecH9768ZU
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      An amazing experience
      An amazing, unforgettable tour with friends. Filippo and Erika far exceeded any expectations we had and the scenarios we have seen made it all even better. Filippo is an excellent driver and Erika was really knowledgeable and thoughtful about everything we needed. The van was such a luxury, comfortable and clean. There are not enough words to describe!! Please put Sicily on your bucket list and book a tour with them, you won’t be disappointed!
      Written November 13, 2023
    • Angela D
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      Excellent tour of Taormina Castelmola and Savoca
      We had a great tour with Lillo. We went to the Bar Vitelli where the Godfather was filmed. Also had a tour of the town. We went to Taormina and got to spend time in Messina. Loved it! We took this private tour instead of one from the ship. I highly recommend it.
      Written November 12, 2023
    • KathleenPrinceton
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      Excellent
      We had an excellent experience with Lillo. He was a gentleman and safely returned us to the port with plenty of time to spare. He recommended an outstanding restaurant in Sicily. Great job, Lillo! Thank you. Kathleen
      Written October 30, 2023
    • BrandoNewYork
      0 contributions
      Fugettaboutit.
      If you liked the Godfather movies it’s well worth the trip. Bar Vitale and the lunch with wine were memorable.
      Written October 26, 2023
    • AlanD567
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      An amazing Sicilian day tour with two of the best tour guides!
      We had an amazing private tour of local Sicilian towns and the Gambino Winery taste customized just for us! Thank you Filippo & Erika for your extensive knowledge of the area, your kindness and flexibility to customize the tour to make it most memorable for us and your professionalism throughout the tour. We met you as our tour experts and feel we left you as our friends. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a tour experience of a lifetime! We hope to be back to tour with you both again!
      Written October 17, 2023
    • jlauerallen
      0 contributions
      Excellent Experience!!
      We had a fabulous experience!! Erica and Filippo were so friendly and accommodating. Eric shared so much info on the history and life in Sicily, specifically Taormina and Messina. We had originally scheduled one of their private preplanned tours, but decided to make some changes as we went along and they didn’t skip a beat. They even arranged for a private cannoli tasting and made some extra stops in Messina. I highly recommend this team for their professionalism and hospitality. They are truly fabulous ambassadors of their homeland!
      Written October 3, 2023
    • staceyhC9703NA
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      This is how to do Sicily when you come in on a cruise ship just for one day
      We had a fabulous time with Sonia as our guide and Francesco as our driver. It’s the way to do Sicily in one day if you’re on a cruise ship. Don’t get caught up with the exorbitantly priced cruise ship excursions where they put you on a bus. This is the way to do it. You can customize your own itinerary Exactly as you want it. We even stopped at the Biondi winery, which I found online and had a lovely experience. Five stars. Sonia and Francesco are top notch.
      Written September 25, 2023
    • Adrian M
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      Best tour ever
      Our driver Lilo was the best. Thank you for amazing experience with you. I recomand the tour. We come back for sure. Adrian from Romania
      Written September 25, 2023
    • R391WXjuliac
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      Tour of a lifetime!
      The trip to savoca was amazing, to follow in the footsteps of the godfather film and sit in his chair. It was like reliving the film, and made all the better by the wonderful guide Sonia, who is American, with Sicilian roots. We then went to Taormina, wow! Shop til you drop! With stunning views of Etna and a jaw dropping Greek theathre. Off up to Castemola, how hilarious, bar Turissi, with its phallic cocktails, made all the more hilarious by Sonia's amusing comments! Then, to finish off the surprising port of Messina. The views from Christo Re of the Straits of Messina and Italy were awesome! Likewise, the informative history from Sonia. To finish off, the cathedral with the world's largest astronomical clock, not to be missed. well worth the money, I would highly recommend this tour!
      Written September 17, 2023
    • rfamily9
      0 contributions
      Outstanding tour company, HIGHLY recommend!
      My wife and I arraigned for a private tour from Messina to Taomina , Castelmola and Savoca. We had a driver (I believe Filippo) and Erika was our tour guide! IF your lucky enough to get her, she is without question the BEST tour guide we had on our month long vacation. Erika enthusiastically explained local history on our one hour drive to Savoca. Once we arrived we visited the Palace Trimarchi and San Nicola Church where Michael Corleone and Apollonian got married in The Godfather! I will say Ericka did an outstanding job with us, unfortunately my wife became ill from something she ate from the night before and we were unable to finish the tour. However I can tell you that the compassion that Filippo and Ericka showed my wife was fantastic. BTW, Ericka is a 5th year medical student and speaks perfect English. I wish I could give this company more than 5 stars!
      Written September 13, 2023
    • xncg
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      Highly recommended- one of the best shore excursion in Italy
      This is one of the best tours we had during our 8 night cruise with odyssey of the sea in Aug 2023. We have a family of 6 (2 adults, 2 kids and 2 seniors), really cannot ask more. Everything is beyond our expectation. When we get off the ship which is earlier than scheduled meeting time, the guide, driver and car are already there to greet us. The first stop is Etna, it’s magnificent, we were able to take the cable car up to the top which definitely worth it. My younger son is a little fussy and tired but the surprise gift from the guide cheered him up :) then we got time with a beautiful stop along the coast to take pictures and spend some family time in the nice little town. The whole journey is well planned and pretty flexible if we want to stay longer or change any stops. The guide is knowledgeable and even very good on taking nice family photos for us! The car is clean and comfortable. Highly recommended this trip!
      Written September 10, 2023
    • 253axellg
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      I visited Etna and Taormina with Lillo, our driver and guide. It was an amazing experience. Great place to visit and great people around .
      Written September 7, 2023
    • LoreV363
      0 contributions
      Great experience in Sicily with Erika!
      We had a great time with Erika! She was very enthousiastic and she shared so many beautiful places with us. We enjoyed Sicily to the fullest!
      Written September 7, 2023
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    Sheen S
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    Aug 2023 • Family
    Excellent tour! Filippo our driver and Sonia our guide were so nice and personable. We started the day with delicious pastries that Filippo brought. Sonia was a wealth of information about Sicily’s history. We wanted to have lunch so they took us to a restaurant with delicious food and a beautiful view.
    We had a wonderful time!
    You are truly Sicily’s Best Tour!
    Written August 12, 2023
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    Thanks so much for the time that you spent for this beautiful review
    Written August 13, 2023
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