Messina Segway Tour

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Overview

Get to know Messina on a self-balancing electric Segway! With little effort and lots of fun, glide around the wide boulevards with a guide, learning all about the city on a 3-hour tour. While Messina’s modern streets don’t hint at any history, don’t be fooled, for Messina has a rich past that begs to be discovered. Hear tales of the city in its heyday before the famous 1908 earthquake struck, and see the lavish Messina Duomo, as well as vibrant squares lined with Neo-Classical palaces.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your friendly guide at Catalani Church in the center of Messina, and start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled, electric, self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable, you’ll weave through the modern streets of Messina, following your guide at a steady pace.

Glide across to Piazza Cairoli, the commercial center of the town, and weave through the throngs of locals going about their day-to-day business to Piazza Pugliatti, where Messina’s Court of Justice and University can be found. Pass along the wide and sweeping boulevards that are so typical of Messina and head toward Piazza Duomo – the city’s crowd-drawing square.

Circle around the marble-carved Fountain of Orion and hop off your Segway for photos in front of Messina Duomo – one of Sicily's finest cathedrals. Having been rebuilt several times since the 12th century, little remains of the original building but you’ll find its beautiful façade to be a visual delight. Marvel at its Norman-style architecture and gaze upward to see its famous astronomical clock; it’s said to be the world’s largest.

Continue to the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani – a lovely Arab-Norman church – and pass alongside some of the city’s finer Baroque fountains. See a monument to Don Juan of Austria – who liberated the city from the Turks in the 16th century, and then swing past the Neo-Classical palaces of Piazza Antonello.

Start to work your way back to the start point, passing San Francesco d’Assisi – a lovely medieval church -- and weaving through the tree-lined paths in Messina’s public park. Visit Piazza Unità d'Italia to see Montorsoli’s Fountain of Neptune and the Palace of the Government before returning to Catalani Church.

Inclusions for Messina Segway Tour

  • Segway tour
  • 30-minute orientation session
  • Guide
  • Headphones to hear the guide clearly
  • Use of helmet (optional)
  • Ponchos (in case of rain)

Exclusions for Messina Segway Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Minimum age is 16 years

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required on "Group Tour" option

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • Excellent tour of Messina. Fransceco and his lovely girlfriend were very good. They were very safety conscious, giving us a full lesson on how to operate the Segway. So do not be afraid, just do it! We saw so much of Messina via Segway mode beats walking hands down! This was my husbands first time, and he loved it. The only thing that concerned me was the meeting place. I find in Europe they do not give clear directions to a business to meet at. It is usually a piazza or on a corner. For us in North America, we are used to signs or businesses as landmarks to meet. It's just very different. However, if you bring the phone number, and are standing in a piazza, just call, they will fetch you. I highly recommend this tour, and would definitely take it again. Thank you for a wonderful experience Francesco and family. Wishing you all the best.

  • Brilliant experience, although a little hair raising at times with the traffic!

  • Our overall tour was very vice. This was our 7th European Segway tour. Our meeting place was easy to find and only a couple of blocks from the boat dock. The CTS Segway guy met us and our guide Nina. The owner spoke no English but our guide spoke very good English. It was her very first time on a Segway, but she picked it up quickly as do we all on our first try. We toured around the downtown for about 2.5 hours. Ponchos were provided when we got some liquid sunshine for about 20 minutes. The clock tower church is a must see at 12noon. It has many moving parts, bells and a few surprises. It would have been nice to have a map showing the exact location to meet since CTS does not have a office there. The Segway's are transported by van to the meeting location. Overall an enjoyable tour. Helmets were offered but no headsets provided or water.

  • This was a very fun tour. It ended up being a private tour with only the two of us with a leader that stayed in front of us and a guide talking through headphones in our ears.

  • Fantastic experience. Only 5/10 minutes walk from the port. This is a must do tour and would recommend to everyone.

  • Great way to see the city of Messina. Our guide was fabulous so much history and insight were given. We received excellent instructions on operating the Segway my husband and I had never used one before. We had a blast and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering a different way to see the city!

  • The segway tour was a great way to see the city. It was very hot but we forgot about it because the sight were so educational and entertaining. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting. As a middle aged couple it took a little bit of practice to master the segway but not too much time.. Both Leo and his son Francesco were very helpful and sweet. Yes, we would recommend this tour but maybe when its cooler The church was a great experience with the lion roaring, the rooster and the rest of the animated features.

  • The tour and guide were both good and Messina has a nice history, but I had a hard time finding the Segway tour operator. This is Viator's fault as the picture/avatar shown on my tour ticket were not of the Catalani Church where the meeting point was, but instead of a nearby cathedral. The cathedral is very nice, but it is NOT where you meet and it is not the Catalani church. The clock tower next to the cathedral is a must see show at noon everyday that lasts for 10 minutes.

  • Very good

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