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Discover Messina Sicily

Messina, Italy
About Discover Messina Sicily
DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY is an innovative system of tourist services which has developed during the years, through the partnership with companies in tourism sector, a vast network of touristic itineraries connecting the most important cultural sites of the city and the province with guided themed paths for the knowledge of the cultural, natural and landscaping heritage of the Sicilian territory. Since 2012 it has become a service particularly appreciated by the cruisers so much to climb the rankings of the most important tourist portals in the world, including Trip Advisor.
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55 reviews
Visit the historic city of Messina on a 2-hour walking tour with a local guide that’s a great overview and orientation for first-time visitors. Learn about Sicily’s Arab-Norman heritage as you make your way from Cathedral Square to a series of churches, landmarks, and artwork, and hear stories from Messina’s fascinating past. Multiple departures are available throughout the day.
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from $21.42
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See more of Sicily when your cruise ship docks in Messina with a guided tour to Taormina and Castelmola. Benefit from traveling with a local guide with a stop at the village of Castelmola. Get great views of Mt Etna and Isola Bella, and take a guided tour of Taormina’s plazas and historical landmarks, with free time to explore further on your own before returning to Messina.
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from $62.00
19 reviews
See the volcanic landscape of Mount Etna, then stroll the hilltop town of Taormina on a full-day tour from Messina that explores Sicily’s remarkable landscape, architecture, and culture. You’ll have views into the Silvestri Craters, and time to take in Taormina’s ancient Roman streets, theater, and monuments with the guide. This full-day tour includes pickup and drop-off at the Messina port or Cathedral Square, and transport in a climate-controlled coach.
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from $89.06
48 reviews
While your ship is in Messina, see more of Sicily with a 6-hour trip to Taormina. Take a guided tour of this historical city, including a stroll along Corso Umberto, once an ancient Roman street, and a visit to the Greco-Roman Theater. Plus, sample Sicilian delicacies, admire views of Mt. Etna and Giardini-Naxos bay from Castelmola, and on return to Messina, check out this ancient port’s highlights. Port and Taormina pickup and drop-off included.
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from $77.79
11 reviews
Explore the Sicilian coast on this all-day sightseeing excursion. After catching a private bus, travel to Taormina and check out its ancient landmarks, bustling shops and bars, and views of Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. Learn about the city’s history and culture from an optional guide and head to beautiful Isola Bella by boat, catching views of Baia di Naxos, Capo Taormina, and Grotta Azzurra.
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Being part of nature means you can’t guarantee Etna’s behaviour at any specific time. We got off our cruise ship and straight onto the small bus for the long drive to Etna. Once there about 60% of the people decided to pay the €30 each...More

Thank Kenso99
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an outstanding historical walk through Messina which enabled us to see the beautiful cathedrals, the Astronomical Clock, the Piazza Unione Europea, etc. Our tour guide Tania spoke five languages and was completely knowledgeable about all the places we visited, giving us historical perspective...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Carolyn and Dic... S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Toured Savoca where the Godfather wedding scene was shot . Also walked up the steep hill to the church. Messina town was also very scenic and we sat and enjoyed a pizza and cannoli's overlooking the stunning views. Our tour guide Chiara and drivery Roberto...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an average tour. The city of Taormina was lovely and we enjoyed that part. The tour guide was not the most personable or professional. She was good but not great! The fishing village was really not much of a sight to visit in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Voyager70545
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour was very good..our guide Tania was very friendly and informative.....she clearly loves her city and is proud of her heritage....very well organized tour and comfortable mini bus with added snack and bottles of water if needed. Very impressed..will use again..highly recomend this company.......More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 days into my 11 day cruise and I can truthfully say this has been by far the best tour & tour guide yet. Cecilia and her driver were beyond knowledgeable and welcoming. From constant fun facts about the city to little tokens of welcome...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Janelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour cancelled on us one day before. As we were on a cruise there was no time to find another adventure. Cancelling tours should not be an option due to low numbers. Use a smaller bus/car

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank marlenebuckley
discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We understand that we created a huge inconvenience cancelling your tour the day before. Unfortunately, even if we use a smaller bus, it is not possible to operate the tour with a low number of participants. We apologise for the situation. Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to our tour in Messina but as the guide failed to turn up at the meeting point we were very disappointed and would certainly not recommend this tourMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Similians
discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sir We are sorry for not being able to offer our tour and assist you. Due to technical and organisational issues, that day was critical for the entire team and for this reason we were unable to offer you the necessary support. We thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ciarra our guide was very good. She earned a 4/5 rating. She had a good narrative, pleasant disposition, made it interesting, BUT the place is a mess. Graffiti seems to be acceptable, derelict buildings, messy sidewalks, fountains with no water. The church beside the bell...More

Thank BriantheLionTauranga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour in advance of our cruise, wanting to experience Sicilian locations, and it did not disappoint. Chiara was very friendly and informative, and the tour gave us plenty of free time to explore both Castelmola and Taormina. The Greek/Roman amphitheatre has stunning...More

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Bronwyn A
March 15, 2018|
Response from DiscoverMessina | Property representative |
Hello Thank you for contacting us. Regarding the reservation you can connect on our web site Discover Messina. Regarding the pickup time as you arrive on a cruise ship we will meet you at the exit gate of the port... More
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Deborah D
September 3, 2016|
Response from Vivraquel100 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have Tanya but we did book online with Discover Messina tours! You can book with them online and request Tanya!