Private Tour To Taormina And Castelmola From Messina

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Private tour, 12/1/2015 - 12/31/2025Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up also from B&B. Please specify in the booking.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Tour to Taormina where you can visit its famous sites like the Greek theater, the Cathedral and Mount Etna and Giardini Naxos bay. Continue with a transfer to the town of Castelmola and head back to Messina.


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

The tour begins at the pier and continues with a transfer to Taormina where you can visit the Greek theater, Palazzo Corvaja, and Cathedral. You can admire an amazing view of Mount Etna and Giardini Naxos bay. You will have three hours to visit the town by yourself.

At an established time, there will be a pick up and transfer to Castelmola. Castelmola is a little nice town close to Taormina. Discover this little town that is famous for the pottery and almond wine. At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to Messina port in time for the cruise-ship departure.


Port pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Nov-2022

    Michele picked us up at the ship and gave us a wonderful tour. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We were taken to Taormina and Castelmola and given as much time as we needed to tour both towns. On the way back to the ship he stopped at a shop where we could buy absolutely delicious cannoli. Don't hesitate to use this company.

  • 23-Jun-2022

    Not a “tour”, just an over priced driver. He was nice but his English was poor. He offered no info about the area and couldn’t answer any of our questions. Picked us up at cruise port and drove to first stop. Put us out and said see you in 2 hrs. Drove to second stop, put us out, see you in 1 hr. Drove us back to cruise port. This 6 hr “tour” lasted 4.5 hrs. Disappointed.

  • 12-May-2019

    We took this tour which was very good. We booked from the UK unsure of arrival time and pickup point, katia was very helpful and reasured us all would be well even gave us the mobile number of the driver incase of any problems which put our mind at rest. Michael was there to pick us up in a nice clean Mercedes van which had free wifi and bottled water. He was a fantastic guide and a very safe driver.very informative about the places of interest, he was friendly and courteous which made the day a very good experience. We would recommend Sicily4you and would definitely book them again.

  • 17-Nov-2018

    Messina was one of our ports on our Mediterranean cruise. We like small tours rather than the ship's bus tours. The small tours are more personalized, more efficient use of the limited time in port and cheaper than the ship's tours if you arrange to tour with a few other people (we posted this tour on Cruise Critic as 6 people made the cost more reasonable). The van was very comfortable, our guide was excellent (she used a mic in the van which was much appreciated) and we felt like we saw so much. Our first stop was the cathedral in Messina as it was too early to head to Castelmola. The cathedral is definitely worth seeing even if you have seen the cathedrals in the other ports. What makes the Messina Cathedral unique is its beautiful automated astronomical clock tower. At noon a complex system of counterweights, leverages and gears, determines the movement of the gilded bronze statues located in the façade. They are related to the civil and religious traditions of the city (as explained by our guide). Even if you are not there at noon, the tower is amazing. Once inside the Cathedral, we were in awe of the elaborate ceiling. From Messina we headed to Castelmola (wonderful views) and Taorminana. The tour was a nice mix of structured time with the guide providing us with history of the area and free time for exploring both Castelmola and Taorminana. Thank you Sicily4You for a very enjoyable day!

  • 01-Aug-2018

    We did a 6 hour tour of Taormina and Castlemora last week as part of a cruise stop. There was some confusion at the port as to pick up, but once we got it figured out, our group of 7 rode on a Mercedes minibus van that was very comfortable. Our driver and guide, Kara, took us to Castlemora first where we had some time to walk around, then to Taormina where we had two hours to check out the Greek Theater, walk around, and grab a quick lunch. Kara provided enough info in the van before each stop (I guess guides are not allowed to come with us). Drinks were suppose to be included but they didn't have any, but when we were picked up from Taormina, they had gotten some waters for us. We made a final stop in Messina to the clock and to get some canollis at a place Kara had suggested. It was a great day and a lovely place. I would definitely recommend Sicily4you and would use them again!

  • 28-Jun-2018

    Nosso guia Michel foi excelente! Pontual, educado, compartilhou seus conhecimentos conosco sobre a cidade e a região da Sicília! Foi um dia extremamente agradável que ficará para sempre guardado em nossas memórias! Além disso, o carro estava limpo e era bem confortável!

  • 28-Jun-2018

    Excelente passeio , o guia Michel sempre muito gentil e educado, demonstrando grandes conhecimentos da história local. Super recomendo!

  • 14-Feb-2017

    We had a private tour and the guides and where they took us was out of this world. I considered it quite reasonable considering we had the van and guide for most of the day to ourselves

  • 14-Feb-2017

    We had a private tour and the guides and where they took us was out of this world. I considered it quite reasonable considering we had the van and guide for most of the day to ourselves

  • 24-Oct-2016

    Amazing sights

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