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Day tour: Taormina boat tour to Isola Bella Sicily

(5 Reviews)
  • 7 Hours
  • Max People : 30
  • Wifi Available
  • May 01’ - Sep 30'
  • Min Age : 1+
  • Pickup: Cruise port or accommodation

With this Taormina boat tour to Isola Bella Sicily, wether you are cruise ship travelers docking at Messina cruise port or independent visitors, you will have a Taormina tour exploring a wonderful destination, one of the most popular landmarks of Sicily. With this Messina to Taormina tour you can enjoy the discovery of its historical center and its coastline, in the company of a local and friendly tour guide. The first part of this day tour will take you on a 2 hours boat tour, exploring the natural beauty of Isola Bella beach and the shoreline, while providing also a different perspective on the huge Mt. Etna. During the Taormina boat tour a short stop will let you jump in the fresh blue water. The second part of day is a Taormina tour, that will allow you to discover the historical center of the town, known for its sweet and warm atmosphere made of tiny streets, local ceramics and craft shops, exclusive fashion stores, jewelries and restaurants where to “eat local”. All of them are situated along Corso Umberto, a long pedestrian area where also the historical monuments and a beautiful panoramic point over the Bay of Naxos are located.

Departure & Return Location

Messina Cruise port (Google Map)

Discover Messina Office

Hotel / B&B

Languages Offered

English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian

Additional information:

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.

Price Includes

  • Transfer by A/C van or bus from a location to other
  • Boat tour
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Treats and bottled water on the board of the bus
  • Discover Messina Travel Assistance
  • Liability Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • What is not being specified in “Included in the price”

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, a hat. Change of clothes (optional)
  • Identity card
  • Camera and video camera
  • Cash and credit card
What to Expect

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?

  • Small-medium tours, Higher Quality
  • Certified tour operator
  • Professional local tour guides
  • Unique experiences
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Itinerary

Departure from Messina Cruise Port

The Taormina boat tour to Isola Bella Sicily 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.

Messina

We are going to have a panoramic tour of the city by bus crossing 1st September Street, the Court of Justice, the Cathedral Square with the Astronomical Clock and the Orion Fountain, Antonello Square with Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, Mazzini Garden, Saint Francis’ Church, Palace of Culture.

Isola Bella boat tour

After a journey of about one hour by van, you will reach the first destination of this day-trip, which is the port of Giardini Naxos, just underneath the town of Taormina. Here you will embark on a motorboat that will take you to the discovery of the coastline of Taormina, Isola Bella Sicily and its natural beauty, made by crystal water, of the Blue Grotto and of the amazing Isola Bella, a rocky islet connected to the beach by a tiny sand line. After a refreshing swim near Isola Bella beach and a fruit tasting you will be back to the port of Giardini Naxos and you will be ready for the Taormina tour of the historical center.

Taormina tour

In less than 10 minutes you will arrive to the beautiful Taormina, where you will start a Taormina tour, enjoying your free time walking along Corso Umberto or “eating local” at one of the many typical and cozy restaurants of the pedestrian area. Your tour guide will be happy to suggest you the best spots where to try the famous Sicilian food as arancino, cannolo and a fresh granita, or the most interesting historical attractions of Taormina, such as the Greek-Roman Theatre, the ancient churches, the panoramic point or the peaceful public garden.

Return to Messina Cruise Port

The Taormina boat tour will end to the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon

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What to Buy

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.

FAQ

How long the tour by boat lasts?

The tour by boat has a duration of almost 2 hours.

Can we swim during the boat tour?

Yes, you can swim during a shortstop that the boat will do during the tour.

Are there changing rooms available?

No, there are no changing rooms available. We suggest you bring light clothes that you can wear above your swimsuit.

Is lunch included during the tour?

No, the lunch is not included in the price of the tour. There is included only a fruit tasting on the board of the boat. 

Once in Taormina, will there be a guided walking tour?

No, once in Taormina you will be able to visit the city on your own under the tour guide indications.

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Vacationer326251

Family Traveller

Beautiful day!
We were a group of 5 people, and we were met by Sara, our tour guide. She is very informative of the
tour, and made it a fun day for all of us! I would highly suggest this tour to anyone. And especially with
Sara as your guide!

August 25, 2019

Adrimiele

Group Traveller

Magnificent!!!
Cecilia was our tour guide and we were so lucky to have her! She was very knowledgeable and informative plus adorable and so much fun to be with! She catered to all our needs as were were a family of 5 with and 8 year old and two teenagers. I highly recommend taking this tour with her if you want to have an extremely fun and memorable experience of a lifetime! We hope you visit us in Canada Cecilia! ❣️??

August 25, 2019

Sany S

Group Traveller

Wonderful Day

We had a large group from our cruise critic roll call that all booked this tour and the guides were extremely accommodating to us. We had a great tour of Taormina and the boat tour of Isola Bella was beautiful. It was my favorite tour of the 10 day cruise. We boated along the coast and had a chance to jump in the water from the boat while they prepared fruit and wine for all. The boat went in the blue grotto and we were able to view how the sun cast a bright blue hue on the water within the cave. I highly recommend this tour, Sara was our tour guide and was awesome! It was a place I would like to visit again.

July 24, 2019

Rzrz

Family Traveller

well done

great day trip boat was lots of fun and swim too Taormina is fantastic to walk around and food
there is excellent good value trip highly recommended

July 18, 2019

Cantex50

Group Traveller

Fabulous trip

We went on this wonderful excursion last week. We were met right on time by Sara and boarded a nice air conditioned bus. We were a group of 18. Sara gave lots of information about Messina and the area as we drove. The first stop was the boat ride and the coast line was beautiful and we had a great swim at the end. The water was cold but refreshing. We then headed to Taormina for a 2 hrs stop. Such a cute town on the cliff. Sara gave us advice on what to do. We went for lunch and walked around. It was a great day and I would recommend this tour

June 8, 2019