Messina Shore Excursion: Full Day Taormina And Castelmola Tour

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Travel by air-conditioned bus with a maximum group of 30 passengers for this opportunity to discover and visit Taormina (32 miles (52 km) away from Messina) with its Greek Theater, Corso Umberto, and its exclusive shops and famous bars. You will admire the wonderful landscape and Isola Bella, a nature riserve-Unesco Heritage.The tour also includes a short visit to the picturesque village of Castelmola.


  • Led by a local guide
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

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After pickup from Messina cruise port or the nearby tourist information point, travel by air-conditioned coach to Castelmola, a picturesque village situated just above Taormina.

Hop out here to enjoy the beautiful setting and wonderful outlook over the magnificent bay of Giardini-Naxos and Mt Etna rising in the distance.

Continue into Taormina and see the 19th-century Porta Messina gateway before a guided walk along the Corso Umberto, once part of the ancient Roman street of Via Valeria. Stroll along this pretty, traffic-free street and enjoy a guided look at the town’s oldest churches and monuments, as well the most exclusive shops and restaurants.

Taste some typical Sicilian specialities and sweets at pastry and ice cream shops, and visit Taormina’s Greco-Roman theater, the second-largest of its kind in Sicily, built by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC.

On return to Messina, stop to explore the highlights of this historical port. Delve into the heart of the old city, and visit Cathedral Square (Duomo) to see Messina Cathedral, home to the world’s biggest astronomical clock.

View the Church of the Catalans, an extraordinary example of 12th- and 13th-century Arab-Norman art, and visit the panoramic terrace between the Shrine of Christ the King and the Sanctuary of Montalto for spectacular views over the Strait of Messina.

Your tour finishes at the original starting point.

Inclusions for Messina Shore Excursion: Full Day Taormina And Castelmola Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fees
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Messina Shore Excursion: Full Day Taormina And Castelmola Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

May be operated by a multilingual guide

Not wheelchair accessible

Personal food and drinks allowed.

Minimum numbers apply. 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

Walking in Taormina is over paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which are sloped. The Greek Theater requires climbing steep uneven stone stairs to enter and numerous steps inside. 

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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18 reviews by the users

  • The tour company was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Taormina and Castelmola. The tour guides were great and very informative. Highly recommend this tour

  • Although the information indicated there would be only 30 people in the bus, our bus was packed...too many people for one guide!!! Reminded me of a ship tour!!!

  • I would rate the destination as only 4.5 stars. The rest (drive, guide, bus, organization) were definitely 5 stars.

  • This is such a beautiful location and Discover Messina did an excellent job of providing the highlights of both areas we toured and then giving us free time to explore on our own. We enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it.

  • Awesome, awesome trip. Much cheaper than the cruise ship. It's amazing how these buses can go through these tiny streets, but our driver was amazing. You would think he was driving a car the way he maneuvered. Great AC on the bus and it was very clean. Taormina was my favorite. Food so good.

  • Our guide changed the schedule to Missina first in turn that we could watch the show by the astronomical clock. Not only showed us around, but also bought us some almond cake and introduced us with the almond wine, which is pretty popular in Sicily.

  • A beautiful excursion the bus ride up to the castle was an incredible experience.

  • Our two lady guides were very good explains the history of Taormina and Castelmola extremely well.
    They were polite and spoke good English, the tour was very worthwhile and good value for money.
    I recommend this tour.

  • Another excellent excursion with 2 fantastic guides. They were very informative and extremely pleasant and friendly. Would certainly recommend this shore excursion. Everything went according to plan.

  • This is a very good trip

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