Messina City And Coast Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    1: Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    2: Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    3: Port of Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 980.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the coastal jewel in northeast Sicily on this 6-hour Messina city tour. Spin along the Ionian coast by air-conditioned bus as a guide sheds light on the regions colorful local myths and folklore. Take in top attractions including the Church of Montalto and the Sanctuary of Christ the King, and marvel at 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture at the Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani. Along the way, enjoy fine views over the UNESCOlisted Cape of Peloro where traditional fishing boats sit in the pretty harbor.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Know More about this tour

Hop aboard your air-conditioned bus in Messinas Cathedral Square or at the port terminal, then travel in comfort through the streets as your guide brings this coastal citys history to life.

Admire the striking bell tower, home to the world's largest astronomical clock, and visit the Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani a fine example of 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture.

Continue on to the Church of Montalto and the Sanctuary of Christ the King, and listen as your guide sheds light on the regions colorful local myth and folklore.

During your tour, explore winding roads along the Ionian coast and gaze out over the UNESCOlisted Cape of Peloro, where traditional fishing boats bob on the calm waters. Afterward, return to your original departure point where your tour will come to an end.

Lunch with one drink is included.


Transport by air-conditioned bus


Live commentary on board


Tasting of typical Sicilian products


Food and drinks

Infant meals

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Info

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 multi-lingual guide

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

Infant meals not included

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

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Our tour guide Cecilia was GREAT! She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I have found that a tour guide can either make or break and tour and she certainly made our day. Really liked all the stops we made and the new information we gathered.

  • 16-Apr-2019

    Maria Laura was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide.
    An added bonus was a great restaurant meal which we were not expecting.
    Great value for money.

  • 26-Apr-2018

    good guide, very informative

  • 03-Oct-2017

    Had a very good experience. Very knowledgeable tour guide who made the tour very enjoyable!

  • 14-Sep-2017

    This was a very good 5 star tour. Our guide was a local girl who spoke really good English. We did a tour of the City in a bus with some other tourists. Colin and Mary Ellen Kent.

  • 16-Jun-2017

    Excellent value for money but a little disorganised.Three different tours in one plus lunch. You take a bus tour then a small train tour and finish with a walking tour of the town, On the train tour we were told to get off in shopping area and would be picked up in 20 minutes. However people on the following trains refuse to get off so we were left at the shopping area for an extended period. That said the tour staff were excellent and it was certainly great value for money. I would recommend this tour as i am sure we were a little unlucky with our problems and they were not the norm.

  • 06-Jun-2017

    This tour was combination of 4 activities. City tour bus, train ride, very minimal explanation of clock tour, lunch and a snack. It was not organized well at all and we had to ask what to do and where to go next after each activities. We could have done just fine without this tour. You can get city tour bus and train ride tickets there without any difficulties. City tour bus was worth it as you see the brief overview of Messina. Lunch was at nearby sandwich shop and the waitress was not friendly. She acted as if she is doing us a favor. After the lunch, we were taken to a pastry shop. The guide who took us to sandwich shop was very friendly with smile was the positive.

  • 19-Oct-2016

    Not quite what we had expected, but none the less extremely good value. We were taken on an hour's Red Bus tour along the coast by the beaches and a lake where fishermen were standing up to their chests in the water. Half an hour later we took the Bus Tour of the town and after that had nearly an hour's Carriage Ride Tour, pulled by two horses. A super guide and a delightful young lady had accompanied us and finally left us at a Gelateria to have a free sample. A very pleasant way to explore a town in comfort.

  • 14-Aug-2016

    very nice and informative, they picked us up from the door of the port,
    the guide girls were wonderful, The city was beautiful.
    the city beautiful, unlucky we were on a sunday and all shops were closed.