This Messina tour from the port is one of the Messina shore excursions that will take you to explore the legendary beauty of the natural side of Messina Sicily: you will reach the mariner villages, the lakes of Ganzirri and Capo Peloro, located in northeastern Sicily. You can admire the majestic view of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland. In the summertime, you will be able to see the swordfishing activity by typical boats named felucas.
The second part of the Messina tour will continue in the downtown of the city with a visit to the Cathedral and the Bell Tower. You will discover the Arab–norman style of Catalani’s church, the Sanctuary of Montalto, and the Temple of Christ the King with the spectacular view overlooking the Strait of Messina and the port. During the Messina excursion, you will also admire the monument of “Madonnina del Porto” and the Fountain of Neptune. It is possible to have a stop at the Regional Museum of Messina (optional), to admire paintings by Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina.
Messina tour from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city center of Messina. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Messina area.
We are going to discover the northern part of Messina Sicily, stopping at Capo Peloro and the natural reserve of the Lakes of Ganzirri, crossing the mariner villages facing the Strait of Messina. After a visit to the Regional Museum of Messina (optional), our tour continues in the city center of Messina with a stop at the panoramic point, then in Cathedral Square with the Astronomical Clock and the Orion Fountain, Garibaldi Street where we can visit the Church of Catalans.
The Messina tour will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon
Hotel / B&B
English, Italian, Spanish, French, 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
Entrance Ticket to the Regional Museum
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, 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.
Yes, you will be able to step out of the bus in order to visit the attractions included in the tour.
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.
Yes, the Bell Tower show is included as the main attraction of the tour.
No. Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.
No, during the tour, there is no free time available.
Mariarita é una guida gentile, preparata e socievole. Vi posso solo consigliare questo tour. Grazie allo staff e soprattutto a Mariarita 💞
Guided tour of Messina and area
We highly recommend Mariarita our guide for a tour of Messina.
She was friendly,efficient and knowledgeable.
Our tour guide Cecilia was GREAT! She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I have found that a
tour guide can either make or break and tour and she certainly made our day. Really liked all the stops
we made and the new information we gathered.
Messina wow! Chiara our Guide Wow!
Chiara was our guide & Antonio our driver. The vehicle that picked us up was very clean Antonio a very competent driver & very pleasant. Chiara is an amazing lady, her knowledge of Messina is vast we saw so much & learned many interesting facts. We were so impressed we booked a second tour with them. On the day of our tour there was a street food festival in Messina Chiara accompanied us to the festival & walked around with us explaining how the festival worked, this was a surprise extra
Messina City and Coast Tour
This tour was very good for the price! Our guide was a local and very informative. We learned a lot
about the local culture and had three separate tastings of local foods.