This Eastern Sicily itinerary includes some of the most famous tourist destinations -such as the Godfather tour Taormina and Etna locations- but also some other less known but still beautiful places: Alcantara Gorge and Messina.
In this Eastern Sicily itinerary visiting Taormina is a must: it will fascinate you with the scenery of its Greek-roman theatre, and romantic walking on Corso Umberto between ancient monuments and exclusive shops. Then our trip to Sicily all-inclusive continues visiting some of the most beautiful Italian villages: Castelmola, where we will taste the typical almond beverage, but also Savoca and Forza D’Agrò, to discover one of the most famous sagas of the film history: “The Godfather”.
You will enjoy also outdoor experiences also, in the extraordinary natural scenery of the Alcantara Gorges and in the summertime -as an optional-, you can try a boat tour around Isola Bella. Continuing in Messina, with this Eastern Sicily itinerary you will discover the history of the famous Bell Tower with the largest astronomic clock in the world, its Cathedral, the Strait of Messina and the lakes of Ganzirri.
In the end, we will have a stop in a local vineyard on Mt Etna slopes, tasting different types of beverages and typical Sicilian food.
For sure, this Eastern Sicily itinerary spent in our company will allow you to collect unforgettable memories and stories to be shared with your family and friends!
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The reservations must be done no later than seven days before the tour.
The payment of 30% of the total amount of the tour must be paid at the moment of the booking.
Guests are required to observe with attention the dispositions given by the tour guide during the entire journey, to follow the established itineraries without getting away from the group, except the cases in which they have the approval and to respect the schedule for a possible free time.
The guided visits include promenades with pedestrian itineraries, a few an uphill climb. During all the activities our guest with mobility difficulties must be supported by an personal assistant able to help them.
Discover Messina Travel, will assume the responsibility to modify the itinerary or the program of the journey but only in exceptional situations.
Not recommended to people with restricted mobility.
The participants, once they have become aware of the detailed program, duration and attractions that we will visit, will exempt Discover Messina Travel by any civil and penal responsibility for eventual delays, accidents or incidents that might occur during the itineraries and transfers not attributable to the agency
Discover Messina Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour if the minimum of 4 participants is not reached later than seven days before the departure. In this case, we will refund 100% of the fees between the 24 hours from the moment guests receive the cancellation communication e-mail.
In case of cancellation by the guest, not later than seven days before the tour, we will refund 100% of the participation fees. If the cancellation should occur during the seven days that precede the departure, will be retained 40% of the participation fees.
Regarding the general conditions exposed above, Discover Messina Travel refers to the applicable laws in force.
Flexible hours and days.
Return details: Returns to the original departure point.
The confirmation will be received at the moment of the booking.
The participation of minors is allowed if accompanied by parental authority or by someone acting in their place only.
The car seats for infant and children are available only if required at the moment of the reservation.
The adult prices apply to all travellers.
If necessary, the tour can be run in more than one language.
Cell-phone number and valid e-mail address are required at the moment of the booking.
The timetable is established with our booking service at the following e-mail address: email@example.com or with our assistance at the followings numbers: +39.090.2135672 and +39.3913288688
Discover Messina Sicily thinks that your time is valuable. Our attentive staff is here to help and guide you at any moment and through all the stages of your experience in Sicily: before, during and after your journey, hoping to see you back in our land in the near future.
With us, local and professional tour guides you will be able to experience and understand Sicily from a different perspective, with small-medium groups of visitors and getting answers and curiosities that only an insider can provide. So, what to expect from this experience?
Pick-up and hotel check-in. You will be welcomed by your tour guide at the airport of Catania or Palermo, or in the city center of Messina.
On the first day of this Eastern Sicily itinerary, you will have a full-day Godfather tour in Savoca to discover the famous places of the Godfather movie ad Bar Vitelli, Church of Saint Lucy but also the Church of Saint Micheal and the Crypt of Capuchin friars.
Our second stop will be Forza D’agrò where we will visit the Cathedral of Announciation, the Church of Holy Trinity and the Museum of Chocolate. Lunch in a typical restaurant with local products. After lunch, we will visit the tiny village of Casalvecchio Siculo with the Abbey of Saints Peter and Paul of Agrò. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in the Hotel and departure to Alcantara Gorges, a natural canyon on the slopes of Mount Etna, which is definitely a highlight of the Eastern Sicily itinerary. In Summertime you can have also an optional tour on boat around Isola Bella. We will have lunch in a restaurant in Taormina and then a walking tour in the main street of the city visiting the Greek-Roman theatre, the Catherdral, Corvaja Palace, the Public Gardens. We will continue to Castelmola with its Castle, the Panoramic point and the Cathedral, tasting the typical almond wine. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Breakfast in Hotel and check-out. We will visit the city of Messina, discovering Capo Peloro and the Lakes of Ganzirri, the Fountain of Nettuno, the panoramic point underneath the temple of Christ the King, the Church of Montalto, the Cathedral and the Bell Tower with the astronomical clock, the Church of Catalans. Then we are going to have lunch in a typical winery on the slops of Mount Etna, tasting the local wines from the soil of the Volcano. At the end of the tour, transfer to the airport (or city center of Messina).
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Only for private tours, the following supplements are expected:
From 1 to 3 participants: 300 euros/tour;
From 4 to 15 participants: individual standard fee + 30% of it.
Discover Messina Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 4 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 24 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 24 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded.
If the tour will be annulled 24 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.