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Taormina and Messina shore excursion, combines two beautiful destinations of Sicily: the popular Taormina and the less-known Messina Sicily. Our tours from Messina port are perfect if you are planning to visit Sicily on a cruise ship.
The Taormina and Messina shore excursion starts from the cruise port of Messina. After almost 50 minutes, we will reach the famous Taormina and have an enchanting walk on Corso Umberto, the main street of the Ionian pearl. Spectacular visions will unfold in our eyes, surrounded by a unique and exclusive atmosphere where the modernity of the high fashion boutiques, restaurants and handicraft shops are in perfect union with the antiquity of the palaces and monuments.
You will admire suggestive squares surrounded by breathtaking views, with Mt Etna and the coast of Giardini Naxos in plain sight. Also tasting an authentic Sicilian cannolo or a delicious arancino will be a worth living experience.
Then we will come back to Messina where you will have an excursion of this beautiful city. We will start from the amazing historical centre with the famous astronomical clock of the Cathedral of Messina. Then the Messina shore excursion continues driving along the coast to reach Capo Peloro, the closest point of Sicily to the mainland and a magical place where to appreciate the mythical waters of the Strait of Messina.
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We believe the boundaries are made to be broken and we have the desire to lead all our guest to the discovery of our destinations.
Our minivan enabled for people with special needs, equipped with a lifting platform will facilitate the visit of important landmarks enjoying wonderful landscapes and views and learning about their past.
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?
The Taormina and Messina shore excursion starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city center. On request, departure from your accommodation located in Messina area.
Firstly we will head to Taormina. Here you will spend 2 and a half hours to discover the downtown: with a guided Taormina tour in the main street 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. As the Taormina tour ends, we will go back to Messina Sicily.
Arrived in Messina, we are going to attend the Bell Tower show at noon that takes place on the astronomical clock of the Cathedral of Messina Sicily, once a day every day. Then we’ll have a panoramic Messina excursion of the city stopping at the terrace in front of the Temple of Christ the King. The excursion continues towards Capo Peloro, the northeastern limit of Sicily, crossing the mariner villages and the nature reserve of the Lakes of Ganzirri.
The Taormina and Messina excursion will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon.
To live in the best way possible your experience in Sicily purchase the DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY kit. Beside the gadgets you will have also our backpack for your tour and also a hat that will protect you from the sun.
Book now and you will receive it at the moment of your tour departure.
The distance from Messina 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.
No, the entrance ticket and the visit to the Greek-roman theatre is not included in the price of this tour.
The free time included in this tour is almost 1 hour.
No, the walking tour once in Taormina and Messina is not mandatory.