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Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola

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Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola

Relaxation is the name of the game on this Sicily tour, where you'll be transported 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 12 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsHighlights of Taormina and CastelmolaDecember 02, 2019

Reviewer: Bradford Wainwright
Very good. Met expectations. Good guide.

5 StarsMust do! August 06, 2019

Reviewer: John
Our guide was hilarious! He did a great job exposing us to the culture or Sicily. We were lucky to have a small group (just us and our travel companions). Best part was following his recommendations on where and what to eat while on our own! Highly recommend him!

5 StarsVery EnjoyableJuly 28, 2019

Reviewer: Richard Reisert
We found this tour to be very enjoyable and informative. The views from both Castelmola and Taormina were breathtaking, and the towns were very quaint. We ate the most delicious cannoli we’ve ever had while in Taormina.

5 StarsTaorminaJune 18, 2019

Reviewer: Julian Diaz
This was a great tour. Our guide did an excellent job! Well worth the trip for any traveler. We loved the free time she gave us as well.

5 StarsTaormina and Castelmola November 16, 2018

Reviewer: Sally Hagan
Our tour guides were the best. We enjoyed Taormina and had enough time to explore the town. By the time we got to Castelmola it was pouring rain but had fun at the specialty restaurant enjoying samples of the almond wine. We also saw some of Messina before departing for Taormina. Very interesting history and the clock is amazing. When the tour was over our guide recommended a bakery for us to try and so glad we did. It was the best cannoli ever.

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