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Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola

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Relaxation is the name of the game on this Sicily tour, where you'll be transported by luxury car and given a unique experience with as much flexibility and free time as you want.

Head to the charming town of Taormina, tucked onto a mountainside on the east coast of Sicily. Modern meets historical in Taormina, a chic, tourist-friendly resort town that also features medieval and ancient sites.

On this flexible tour in Sicily, you get to explore on your own. Many guests choose to visit the Teatro Greco, ruins of a theatre built in the 3rd century BC, or head to Piazza del Duomo, which features a medieval Cathedral with an ornate fountain built in the 17th century.

You might also enjoy Castelmola for a tour into the mountains where will find sweeping views of rumbling Mt. Etna and the stunning blue of the Gulf of Naxos. This Taormina and Castelmola tour departs from the Messina cruise ship terminal upon your ship's arrival. Enjoy this half day tour with a small group, luxury car, and a truly inidivualized sightseeing experience.

This tour from Messina is available year round. Check the weather and dress for comfort on this tour. Light layers are suggested, and comfortable walking shoes are a must. Tickets for this tour do not include food, beverages, or entrance fees to museums or attractions. Snacks, however, will be available for purchase. Please note: this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise ship terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks available for purchase
Recommended Dress
Casual seasonal clothing. Walking shoes, hat, camera.
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle. Not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 6 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsFabulous October 17, 2018

Reviewer: Barry Sullivan
We spent several hours here. Excellent tour good tour guide

5 StarsFascinating and Personalized TripJuly 09, 2018

Reviewer: Iva Ivanova
An incredible drive up in charming Taormina and Castelmola, which was well worth the extra time. We thoroughly enjoyed the less crowded Castelmola, incredible views!

5 StarsGreat Day tour!May 26, 2018

Reviewer: DNorthrup
We had a great guide and a full wonderful tour in Tuscany. They stop at a great store for a bathroom break that sold fresh blood orange juice!

5 StarsA Must Tour!January 08, 2018

Reviewer: Yuray Morales
My husband and I loved this excursion! We were surprised to learn that it was just the 2 of us on the excursion with our own driver. He did an excellent job! The minivan was really comfortable and the driver knew all the history and highlights. It was a magnificent time!! We had time to stop and take beautiful pictures as well as venture out on our own for an hour or 2. Our tour ended in a small but quaint authentic bakery where we enjoyed an awesome canoli. Highly recommend all the excursions with Shore Excursions.

5 StarsNice excursionOctober 02, 2017

Reviewer: Aimee
Great, informative tour guide. Nice views from Castelmola. Taormina was beautiful.

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