Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola

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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Snacks available for purchase
Recommended Dress Casual seasonal clothing. Walking shoes, hat, camera.
Restrictions Must be able to get in/out of vehicle. Not wheelchair accessible.

Highlights of Sicily Tour (Taormina and Castelmola)

Relaxation is the name of the game on this highlights of 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 you 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 individualized 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.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  15 ReviewsReview This Tour
Taormina & Castelmola
November 22, 2022
The Shore Excursions Group Tours are a great size, less than 18. The tour guides are very well educated per guidelines of the country. These tours show every detail of the surrounding areas. I just wish we had more time.
Reviewer: Karen E Shea
5 Stars
Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola
October 22, 2022
Our guide was competent and gave interesting info. Castelmola was interesting. Not much time to fully explore. Taormina was crowded. The greek theatre was worthy of its 20 Euro fee from a standpoint of historic value. This excursion gave a good cultural and geographic experience in Sicily.
Reviewer: James Fruscella
4 Stars
A great tour
September 21, 2022
We enjoyed the trip very much. The destinations were great and the guide was extremely helpful pointing out all of the points of interest.
Reviewer: Robert W Lowry
5 Stars
Highlights of Taormina and Castelmola
December 02, 2019
Very good. Met expectations. Good guide.
Reviewer: Bradford Wainwright
4 Stars
Must do!
August 06, 2019
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!
Reviewer: John
5 Stars
Very Enjoyable
July 28, 2019
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.
Reviewer: Richard Reisert
5 Stars