Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola
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.
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!
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!
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.
Great, informative tour guide. Nice views from Castelmola. Taormina was beautiful.
Reviewer: Mike Frazier
Wonderful tour. Guide anf driver were professional and informative. Great views and ample time to experience local life.