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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina provided by Discover Messina Sicily

Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • Ride in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Visit Corso Umberto and the Greek Theater independently (optional)
  • Pickup and drop-off provided in Messina
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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.
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • Ride in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Visit Corso Umberto and the Greek Theater independently (optional)
  • Pickup and drop-off provided in Messina
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23689P4
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Sicily
  • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance ticket to the Greek Roman theatre
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: Tour departure time is 30 minutes after ship arrival except for ships arriving at 7:00 AM. Ships arriving at 7:00 AM will always have a tour departure time of 8:30 AM Local Time The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship.
  • Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.
  • Ports:
  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Minimum number of 4 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough total passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund’
  • Infant meals not included
  • Cellular number required
  • Departure times are set according to arrival of cruise ships
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Sicily
  • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance ticket to the Greek Roman theatre
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: Tour departure time is 30 minutes after ship arrival except for ships arriving at 7:00 AM. Ships arriving at 7:00 AM will always have a tour departure time of 8:30 AM Local Time The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship.
  • Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.
  • Ports:
  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Minimum number of 4 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough total passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund’
  • Infant meals not included
  • Cellular number required
  • Departure times are set according to arrival of cruise ships
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
The guests will receive sanitized audio guides and one-use earphones. The distribution of paper or printable materials will be avoided. The capacity of all the buses will be reduced by almost 25% of their maximum occupancy. It is required only the digital booking voucher on your mobile device.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Castelmola, ME
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Corso Umberto
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Piazza Duomo
    Quattro Fontane di Taormina
    Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina
  • 3
    Duomo di Taormina
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Torre dell'Orologio
    Piazza IX Aprile
    Chiesa di San Giuseppe
  • 4
    Chiesa di Santa Caterina
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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James & Marsha
1 contribution
Great half day tour of Taormina and Castelmola
Feb 2020
Saturday our cruise stopped for a quick visit to Sicily. Mariatita picked us up at the dock and we were off to see these two interesting cities. On the 45 minute drive we learned about the local life and history. Once in Taormina and Castelmola we experienced the sights, sounds, food and drink. Mariatita gave us the right mix of tour time and time on our own to experience the both towns. Her knowledge helped us to see everything we wanted to make the day worthwhile. Of our seven excursions over the 11 day cruise this was in the top 3 experiences.
Written 17 February 2020
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discoverME
Dear James it was a pleasure for me to explain the beauties of my island and enjoy that day with you! I hope to see you again in Sicily. Kisses Mariarita
Written 19 February 2020
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cparker2017
London, Canada24 contributions
Great Tour by a Great Tour Guide
Dec 2019
I thought the Tour company was called Discover Messina Tours. If it is the same company then our tour guide Katia was excellent. Normally on bus trips there are long periods of driving but Katia provided general information on Sicily, which I hadn't been to before, on places we passed through and on Taormina and Castelmola. Lots of useful information. She led a 30 minute walking tour of Taormina, pointing out the best Canoli shop, and allowed two hours for personal exploring. Also did a short walking tour of Castelmola (a smaller place). If you are afraid of heights the drive up is unnerving but the view was great (except Mt. Etna was covered by cloud). Reasonably priced. The owner of bus company drove the bus. Were a bit late coming back but that was because of traffic in Messina. Pick you up and drop you off at the cruise ship.
Written 6 January 2020
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discoverME
Thank you very much for your kind words and your detailed feedback. I am happy that, even for a couple of hours, I was able to share with you a part of the great history that Sicily preserve. The heritage of our island is precious, with many places to visit and discover and I hope that you will return in the future to live them and to feel the authentic Sicilian lifestyle and atmosphere. A presto Katia
Written 7 January 2020
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sroy2002
Moncton, Canada60 contributions
Very informative tour
Dec 2019
Pick up from cruise port was good, nice and clean transportation. Taormina is just wow!!!..The drive to Castelmola is very interesting as well!!! Would recommend this company and this tour for sure!!! Travelers in our party ranging from 17 years old to 70 and they all loved it!!
Written 28 December 2019
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discoverME
Thank you very much for you feedback. We try to make our experiences suitable for all the visitors beacuse Sicily has the potential to enjoy people of all ages. We invite you for a longer holiday on our island! Best regards
Written 3 January 2020
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IrishTodd
Arlington, VA18 contributions
Excellent Tour Guide
Dec 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed a great tour from Messina port with tour guide Ecaterina. Simply amazing how she managed to engage so many of us on the tour. She is so enthusiastic and passionate about her adopted home of Sicily. Clearly cares about her home and her clients. Infectious enthusiasm- we cannot wait to return for a longer visit next year.
Written 23 December 2019
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discoverME
Simply amazing was spending a day with all of you. Thank you for choosing to discover a small part of this unique land, able to offer hospitality and small magical moments to its visitors. I have only tried to share with you what I received from Sicily and I am so glad to know that you are willing to come back for a longer time, you will not regret! A presto!!! Ecaterina
Written 23 December 2019
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Linda P
Fredericksburg, VA86 contributions
Well worth the time
Nov 2019 • Couples
First, our guide was Mariarita and she was delightful and well-versed in the area. The tour locations were spectacular. To fully enjoy them, prepare for some significant walking and climbing stairs.
Written 29 November 2019
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CBS-CHS
Houston, TX244 contributions
Great Tour, Guide, and Value!
Nov 2019
Discover Messina has this tour choice planned, paced and priced perfectly. The group is small, the van very comfortable, and the two destinations charming with time enough allowed to explore and enjoy them. Our guide Katya was delightful, knowledgeable, spoke perfect English, and knew to how lead people efficiently yet warmly. Plus, you learn much and get a good feel for the magic of the mountain towns of Sicily in a reasonable time at reasonable cost. What more could you want? Highly recommended. (Tip: Try the local Canoli and Arancini for snacks.)
Written 18 November 2019
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discoverME
Thank you very much for your precious feedback. I am really happy that I was able to share to the fact that I am proud to be part of the team Discover and also to live in this wonderful and magical island. I hope to have the chance, onde day, to show you more of our rich cultural heritage. Warmest regards Katia
Written 19 November 2019
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arcfjss
Mesa, AZ90 contributions
Discover Messina Sicily
Nov 2019 • Couples
Chiara was a wonderful tour guide. It was a small group in a nice comfortable van. We had time in Castelmola to wander & shop after a walking tour with much interesting history shared.
Taormina was delightful and more that 2 hrs to have a leisurely lunch after about a half hr walking tour, including the greek theater.
Both cities were amazing with beautiful views and shopping, of course.
We had lunch at a small restaurant after many choices.
Our favorite tour so far.
Written 2 November 2019
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Alan C
Montreal, Canada8 contributions
Sicilian countryside, mountain towns and Mt. Etna.
Oct 2019 • Couples
Brilliant. Views and towns were beautiful and guide was excellent. Great value, enough time to see things and still have time afterwards for Messina.
Written 26 October 2019
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KennyKowboy
Calgary, Canada25 contributions
Great little tour at a very reasonable price
Oct 2019
We loved this tour of two phenomenal locations and fabulous scenery in between. Pickup and return to ship went very smoothly. Chiara and her helper (apologies, name has escaped us) were terrific guides, full of life. People on the tour picked up the guides exuberance and Discover Messina Sicily gave us all a very memorable day.
Written 24 October 2019
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Maureen R
13 contributions
Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
Oct 2019 • Couples
Kiara our tour guide gave us a wonderful, beautifully scenic & informative tour! Fabio our driver certainly knows how to drive & the smaller bus was an asset! We also went to the Greek amphitheater as an add on, and again, impressive. Highly recommend this company.
Maureen & Garry Reynolds
Terrigal, NSW, Australia
Written 20 October 2019
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Paddentrek
Paddentrek
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Thank you Chiara!!
Chiara was great and told me everything about Messina even though I was the only one participating. She picked me u
FelicityH222
FelicityH222
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Amazing day!
We started with the boat tour in the morning. Seeing Sicily from the water was beautiful and an amazing experience.
ariadnaannaufa
ariadnaannaufa
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Awesome, I love it
Everything. All the day was awesome, they went to pick me up even when I didn't know the city. I love the experienc
Soonergma
Soonergma
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Needing a response
Was contacted about the tour company wanting to change the time of our tour. I have written them back twice with no
samiddz
samiddz
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Great Mountain Town
My husband is a HUGE fan of the Godfather movies so naturally when we were in Sicily we had to take the Godfather t
travellingash7
travellingash7
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Great Tour!
We stopped in Messina as one of our cruise ship stops. We booked the taromina and castaloma tour as we had heard ta
jorge007
jorge007
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Very informative tour
Our guide, Chiara, was very knowledgeable and energetic. The sites were interesting and the bell tower show at noon
L304LRroberts
L304LRroberts
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Received full refund on short cancellation notice
My cruise ship cancelled our port visit to Messina late in the afternoon prior to our scheduled arrival day. Altho
gusMontreal
gusMontreal
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Great, great tour of Taormina and Castelmona with Discover Messina Sicily
We booked a tour with Discover Messina Sicily for a private visit of Taormina and Castelmona. They pick us at the
Thelma L
Thelma L
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Cruise did not stop there.
The cruise didn't stop there due to weather. They refunded our money. So they are honorable. Pleased about that.
robynm682
robynm682
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Terrific day!
We thought our guide & driver did an excellent job! The views were fabulous & our guide was knowledgeable & fun. Th
TracyM188
TracyM188
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Wonderful!
My husband and I are visiting Messina on a quest to learn about my relatives. We always take a walking tour to lear
tramping596
tramping596
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Able to see the best of Sicily
Our guide Tania was very informative and helpful with always pointing out the WC and gave us time to explore Mt. Et
michaelkN5134IA
michaelkN5134IA
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Loved this walking tour of Messina!
The best off-ship experience of our week-long Adriatic and Med Cruise was our walking tour of Messina, Sicily. Elis
LVardy
LVardy
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Great tour of Mount Etna and Taormina
We arrived in Messina on a cruise ship and only had 1 day to see Sicily. We're so happy we chose this tour! Our gui
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