Castelmola and Taormina

October 24, 2023
Very interesting tour. Our guide (Sabrina) was very knowledgable and we learnt so much. The scenary was fantastic too!
Reviewer: Peter and Joy Mack-Heaven
5 Stars
Castelmola and Taormina
September 27, 2023
The Excursion was wonderful! Beautiful towns and scenic views. The people were very friendly. The guide was very knowledgeable. Had a great time!
Reviewer: Audette Crain
5 Stars
Great place to visit
August 05, 2023
Nice size group, allowed for individual activity
Reviewer: john l adam
4 Stars
Review of tour
July 12, 2023
Tour and guide was very informative. Enjoyed tour.
Reviewer: David Manger
5 Stars
Nice Excursion
June 27, 2023
Stop #1: The climbing drive up to Castelmola is one you most likely won't forget. It's amazing how bus drivers can handle the narrow and winding road! Castelmola is a very cute (and very tiny) place to explore. The time there was brief, but enjoyable. Stop #2: Taormina was worth the trip. We very much enjoyed exploring and shopping. Our guide was fantastic, and she did a great job educating us on the important facts. She even recommended her favorite lunch places for us to try during our free time. CONCLUSION: We were pleased with this tour and would recommend it.
Reviewer: Paul Z
5 Stars
great tour
June 14, 2023
guide was very good interesting
Reviewer: Richard Schafer
4 Stars
Beautiful places to visit.
June 13, 2023
One of the best excursions we have been on. Fun driving through those mountains.
Reviewer: Shelly
5 Stars
Amazing Views
November 17, 2022
Great guide who took us all throughout the area and explained the history. Amazing food, sights, and culture!
Reviewer: Hannah Mary Figucia-Griffith
5 Stars
Lots of up-down walking but sites were the best
July 18, 2022
Loved this excursion walking tour. Sites were exceptional, guide was knowledgeable, and friendly. All good !
Reviewer: Jay Morris
5 Stars
Very nice tour
November 25, 2019
We enjoyed this one. The guide was friendly and informative, the drive was pleasant as was the driver, and the views were stupendous. Our time was not wasted with a lot of useless information. We were given the basics about each destination and set free to wander on our own which is usually the best way to do things. Both towns were beautiful.
Reviewer: Anne Pla
5 Stars
Great sites to see
November 14, 2019
This was a great excursion. The only reason I did not rate is excellent is that our tour guide, while very nice and informative in Taormina it was too detailed and we stood too long listening to the detail. We were ready to move on and see more as it was a large area and we also needed lunch. However, would do it again.
Reviewer: Doug Lapham
4 Stars
Best Tour Guide of All
September 19, 2019
Sabrina met us at the dock and led us on the most delightful excursion of our 21 day cruise! We enjoyed the information she provided along with personal attention and treats. She had a surprise around every corner. Castelmola and Taormina were delightful destinations but Sabrina set the tone for the enjoyment of all.
Reviewer: Jean
5 Stars
More beautiful than you can imagine!
August 29, 2019
Taormina is one of the most beautiful places in Italy. This was a fantastic tour. If you get car sick be sure to take something as these are winding roads. This is one of the best tours.
Reviewer: Dawn Elmore
5 Stars
Beautiful country
August 29, 2019
The place is beautiful. The tour could been a little better.
Reviewer: Cheryl C.
4 Stars
Castelmola and Taormina
July 28, 2019
Excellent tour, beautiful views. Tour guide great.
Reviewer: Enid Mitchell
5 Stars
Castelmola and Taormina
July 15, 2019
Great tour. Guide was very good and knowledgeable. I loved that we got to go on a boat to see the amalfi coast by water.
Reviewer: JoAnn Bigelow
5 Stars
Castelmola and Taormina
July 15, 2019
Great excursion. Guide was very knowledgeable.
Reviewer: JoAnn Bigelow
5 Stars
One of the best excursions everrrrr
May 26, 2019
The office handling the excursions in Messina and the whole team were just amazing.... you just feel home everywhere... the scenery is stunning and the weather was amazing... I would just go back to Sicily and stay couple of days in Taoromina... thank you for your generosity and your beautiful welcoming and guiding.
5 Stars
Great for Shopping and not rushed
May 07, 2019
The tour guide takes you down several steps to the perfect photo spot where a smoking Mt. Edina is in the background. Then you are on your own to shop. The town is small so you won't get lost. NOTE: The glass prices were cheaper here than at Malta. Then you are taken to Taormina for a short guided tour and are again left on your own to shop or dine at a local restaurant. It would be really hard to get lost in Taormina. I was able to get around just fine even with my bad knee. We enjoyed an Italian Pizza with Ham (their Pizza's are different - the ham was in slices) and it was delicious. We opted for the full size pizza and split it (it was huge) for a few Euros more. All restaurants have wine.
Reviewer: Marcine Lohman
4 Stars
Castelmola and Taormina
May 05, 2019
It was a pleasure trip to satisfy the guide, Thank you.
Reviewer: Im Soon Lee
5 Stars
Taormina is a must see
April 26, 2019
I would have given this excursion a five star but unfortunately it was extremely foggy and did not enjoy Castelmola or see mount Etna from the mountains high above Taormina as promised. However visiting Taormina made it for the bad weather and it was worth the visit. One of the most beautiful to visit and see. We also visited the ruins on our own and it was worth it. Mariarita our tour guide was amazing and made the trip very informative and fun although we had bad weather. Her English was excellent and her sense of humour was well appreciated. Recommend this trip very much.
Reviewer: Tony Najjar
4 Stars
Castelmola and Taormina
December 10, 2018
Amazing trip, beautiful site, a must to visit
Reviewer: Simona
5 Stars
castelmola and taormina
November 09, 2018
very interesting ride to castelmola would have enjoyed to typical Sicilian meal if it was included .
Reviewer: mary racco
4 Stars
Heaven on earth!
October 19, 2018
We LOVED this tour! If you ever want to lose yourself and then rediscover yourself, this is the beautiful, peaceful, simple place to go. Our tour guide was friendly, personable, informative and maintained a good pace for seeing points of interest. We want to go back!
Reviewer: Elaine Turnbull
5 Stars
Unexpected Favorite!
October 06, 2018
This was by far one of the best tours. Castelmola was so quaint and we were there early. Totally love our free time. The cafe with the free wine sample and pastries was wonderful. Shopping was reasonable. I took some amazing pictures. Taormina was impressive. Shopping was pricey though. It was a great window shopping experience. Would have liked to have spent more time in Castelmola and less time in Taormina.
Reviewer: Denise A Ross
5 Stars
Best tour
October 03, 2018
Loved both stops. Had plenty of free time. Castelmola is the cutest town. I will definitely go back to see it again.
Reviewer: Robin Scott
5 Stars
Quaint towns
May 21, 2018
Enjoyed our shopping spree in both towns.. You have to try the almond wine in Castelmola. The views were beautiful from the hilltops. Chiara, our tour guide, was delightful. She provided us with almond paste cookies that were delicious. We ended up purchasing a box from the Ragusa Pasticceria in Messina before we boarded our ship and ate them as a snack throughout the remainder of our 10 day cruise.
Reviewer: Carol Graffius
5 Stars