The Godfather And Taormina Tour From Messina

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30am, 2:30PM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTour 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.


Visit the ancient village of Savoca and seaside beauty of Taormina on a6-hour tour from Messina. See many of the film locations used in Francis Ford Coppola's classic film, 'The Godfather.' Admire the beautiful Corso Umberto, the main street of Taorminaand Isola Bella, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Corso Umberto, Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

The main street of Taormina where the major part of the monuments are located.

Stop At: Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily

The Sancruary of Cristo Re is located on the panoramic point of the city where we will do a short stop at the end of the tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily

A stately monument located on the highest part of Messina which is also rafigurated inside of the Bell Tower.

Stop At: Bar Vitelli, Savoca, Province of Messina, Sicily

The main attraction of Savoca preserving the original structure as in the Godfather saga.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Chiesa di San Nicolo/Santa Lucia, Savoca, Province of Messina, Sicily

On the churchyard of this monument were filmed a few scenes of the Godfather saga.


Transport by air-conditioned bus

Professional guide

Live commentary on board


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum number applies. 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

Not wheelchair accessible.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

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

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Great excusion -Chiara was beautiful and very knowledgeable. The places were beautiful and the driver very good. At the top there is a man selling bread- buy it!!! It is absolutely the best bread ever!!!!

  • 17-Oct-2018

    Our guide Tania was outstanding! The tour really gives you a great experience of Sicily in a short time.

  • 03-Jul-2016

    Guide was knowledgeable. She didn't hurry us up. Pace was good.

  • 23-Jun-2016

    This was a wonderful tour. The drive to the Godfather sites was beautiful. We took this tour mainly to be able to see some of the beautiful country side. So glad we did because it was amazing. Afterward we visited Taorimina which is basically a long street with lots of shopping and restaurants. We did not have much time there but that suited us just fine because we wanted to see the country side more than we wanted to shop.

  • 07-Jun-2016

    I signed up for this tour based on the description as given. We were on a cruise ship so had a small window to visit the area. Our tour was due to start at 8:30 am. Our tour guide Chiara told us we had to wait for a group of 8 people. We were forced to wait OVER one hour for a group who just straggled late with no explanation. This was very unfair to those of us who got there on time and ultimately took away from our time on the tour. I understand some Italian and the tour guide was on the phone with her boss who was clearly telling her to wait for the late group with no consideration for everyone else who arrived on time. Our first stop in Savoca was lovely. Our next stop was advertised as a visit to Forza D'argo and we did not go there. I showed the tour guide the tour description and she just said they did not go there with no further explanation. I wanted to see the monastery and this is one of the reasons I booked this tour. Taormina was lovely and we enjoyed this but most of the people on tour were not happy about the one hour delay and also about not going to Forza D'Argo. No one should wait more than 15 for latecomers. I have alerted Viator about both of these issues and while the tour guide was personable and interesting these other two issues took away for the experience.

  • 28-May-2016

    too much bad coordinating by sub contractor....Messina tours
    were not allowed into port while other tour guides were there to meet groups at the boat
    too much time on the big, big, bus with only 12 people

  • 25-May-2016

    Since tour leader was unable to come near the ship, getting everyone together was delayed. Printed instructions with tickets said to meet in terminal and there was no terminal at the port. Enjoyed Taormina but bus was multi tasking and we were delayed in being picked up by by almost an hour. Therefore, with the long trip between the sites, we had only 20 minutes for the Godfather tour.

  • 22-May-2016

    Had this tour happened as advertised, it would've been perfect. The description was leave from Messina, visit Savoca for the Godfather experience, then to the charming Taormina for a few hours and the short stop at the Messina historic center. We were promised a private tour for 8 people.. Instead, our group was combined with another group that was on the Taormina and Castelmola tour on a big bus for 18 people. We waited 40 min while 18 people used the toilet in the Vitelli bar, then spent time waiting for people at Castelmola. In the end, we had only a short hour at Taormina which was not nearly enough for that most charming place. I would highly recommend this tour but just make sure you get a small group.

  • 18-May-2016

    Although most tours in the Messina area take you to Taormina, it added an extra layer of interest to see the bar where Michael Corleone met his future bride, and the church where they got married in the Godfather movie. Prior to leaving for Europe my wife and I watched the movie and recognized both of those areas. As with other tours in Italy and Greece, much of the travel on this tour takes place on mountain roads that switch back and forth with the vehicle literally hanging over the edge of a cliff. Looking down into a gorge definitely gets your heart racing. We were told by several people that for the best gelato, you go to Sicily, and we found that to be the case. The only downside of this tour was that our guide did not have the best command of English, so it made much of what she said hard to understand. She also stayed quiet during some of the travel between towns, something which guides on other tours we took didn't do. They were always able to fill in the lulls with interesting tidbits. But we would recommend the tour to others.