Taormina and the Blue Grotto

Price: $159.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snacks, Beverage (Typical Sicilian products in Taormina. Fruit tasting on the boat and water.)
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes. We also suggest a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. If you wish to swim, wear your swim suit under your clothes and bring a towel from your ship.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of all transportation, van or bus and boat, and walk on even and uneven surfaces. Guests that wish to swim have to enter the water from the boat and be able to re-board the boat from the water's surface. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Upon arrival to Taormina, along with your local, professional and friendly guide, explore at your own pace and discover this Pearl of the Ionian Sea located in the Mediterranean. You will leisurely walk through this medieval village that combines old-world charm with modern twists. Starting from Porta Catania, one of the main entrances in the city, you will walk the Corso Umberto while being presented with the monuments and buildings that hide behind their history the past of this enchanting and panoramic location. View squares, terraces as the IX April, cafes, bars such as the famous Wunderbar, local crafts and exclusive shops that will keep you entertained for the entire visit.

Before leaving, make your way to the most important attraction in Taormina, the Greco-Roman Theatre. Built in the 3rd century B.C. showcasing breathtaking views of Mount Etna, tour this world-famous site and when finished end with a well-deserved tasting of typical, local Sicilian products.

From here, continue with your ground transportation that will lead you to your boat waiting to take you for an enjoyable and unforgettable ride in the fantastic Naxos Bay.

Overlooking the Bay of Naxos from its rocky promontory 700 feet above sea level, Taormina has been a popular destination for centuries. Taormina's bay and the coast of Giardini Naxos offer scenery of incomparable beauty characterized by a succession of small beaches and picturesque caves. Relax among the wonders of this stretch of coastline, surely the most beautiful on eastern Sicily. The Cave of Lovers and the Blue Grotto will offer you the opportunity to take wonderful pictures while you motor along in the Marine Park of Isola Bella with unbelievable, crystal-clear turquoise waters. This beautiful bay is always ready to surprise its visitors with the unique and breath-taking colors. Simply sit back and relax to feel the breeze of the sea in your face, or if you feel adventurous, there will be time to go for a swim. Enjoy a fresh fruit tasting onboard your boat while you return to the pier area where you began.

This will surely be a highlight of your cruise and you will have your fellow cruisers jealous as you recount the day you spent in Taormina and in Naxos Bay experiencing Sicily up-close and personal from land and sea, book this amazing tour today and don't miss out.