This day trip from Catania to Taormina is available both to cruise passengers and to independent visitors that want to experience one of the most famous destinations on the island. Choosing this Sicily day tour from Catania you will discover the famous Sicilian village of Taormina and the medieval town of Castelmola.
During the day trip from Catania to Taormina, our tour guide will introduce firstly Castelmola, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Located at 550 meters above sea level in a very panoramic position, this town will reserve you the surprise of impressive views of Etna Volcano and the bay of Giardini Naxos, on one side, and the mariner villages of eastern Sicily, on the other.
Stopping at the cafès of the city center, it will be a delicious pleasure the tasting the typical almond wine, locally produced. Our second destination during the day trip from Catania to Taormina is the charming Taormina, to enjoy a fantastic guided walking tour along Corso Umberto. Here you will visit the ancient churches and buildings, invested by the typical Sicilian atmosphere made of colors, sounds, perfumes and flavors.
In this lively city, you will find exclusive fashion boutiques and craft stores specialized in Sicilian ceramics: don’t miss also the great panoramic views and the delicious food at the local restaurants and pastry shops.
The day trip from Catania to Taormina starts at the Cruise Port or from Catania Airport “Fontanarossa”. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Catania area.
We will spend about 1 hour visiting this medieval village where you will enjoy Piazza Sant’Antonio, the Cathedral, and the Castle, then our tour guide will let you taste the traditional almond wine in a local cafè
During a guided walking tour in the main street of Taormina, Corso Umberto, you will visit Porta Catania and Porta Messina, the Cathedral of Taormina, April IX Square, and the clock tower, Corvaja Palace. At the end of the guided visit, you will have enough free time to visit the exclusive shops or to have lunch.
The day trip from Catania to Taormina will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon.
English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Round trip by A/C van or bus
Live commentary on board
Treats and bottled water on board of the bus
Discover Messina Travel Assistance
Food and drinks
Any Private Expenses
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
What is not being specified in “Included in the price”
Sunscreen, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, and a hat.
If you book this excursion as private for a group of maximum 6 people, you will be comfortably transported by our luxury car. Please, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with further information.
The distance from Catania till Taormina is almost 55 km and the duration is almost 45-50 minutes.
This tour is shared. There is the possibility of purchasing a private tour with the payment of an extra fee.
For further information check the Private Tours page.
The free time included in this tour is almost 2 hours and 30 minutes.
No, the walking tour once in Taormina and Castelmola is not mandatory.