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Day tour: Taormina tour & Castelmola Sicily from Messina

(10 Reviews)
  • From 5 to 6 HoursWe will operate a slighlty shorter tour if your cruise ship time in port doesn't allow a 6 hrs tour
  • Min People : 4The minimum number refears to the total number of people that will book, not to the number of people per single booking
  • Max People: private tour - small group 16 people - group tour 35 peopleYou can choose the group size you prefer at the check out: private tour, small group (max 16 people) or group tour (max 35 people)
  • Pick-up / Drop-off: Cruise port or accommodation
  • Jan 01’ - Dec 31'
  • Return to port on time 100% guarantee

Taormina tour & Castelmola Sicily is a day tour from Messina port to Taormina, a best-seller among our Sicily day tours. Discover with us the villages of Taormina and Castelmola and their unique and impressive views.

Castelmola Sicily is one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, at 550 meters above sea level. We will wind up in its panoramic square, where we will be surprised by the view, on one side, on Mount Etna that, with its 3330 meters, is the highest active volcano in Europe, and on the other, on the marvelous Giardini Naxos bay, the first Greek colony in Sicily. We stop also in local cafès to taste the typical sweet almond wine.

Our day tour continues with a Taormina tour, to visit the most popular tourist destination of Sicily, which was recently made if possible even more famous by the second season of White Lotus Sicily.

During the Taormina tour in Corso Umberto, you will be fascinated by an explosion of colors, sounds, and flavors typical of Sicily. Don’t miss churches, ancient buildings, and exclusive boutiques, as well as great views to take fantastic photos! The aromas from Taormina’s restaurants will make an impact on you, and you will certainly enjoy a break with the flavors of our land.

The Taormina tour & Castelmola Sicily will be an unforgettable and multi-sensory experience.

Why book with us
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Minivan enabled for people with special needs on request
  • Professional & local tour guides
  • Certified tour operator
  • Small-medium tours, Higher quality
  • Full refund within 24 h before the departure
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Support information on WhatsApp before the tour
  • Unique Tours & Activities, best experience
  • Free Travel Insureance
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Taormina tour & Castelmola Sicily from Messina Cruise Port

The Taormina tour & Castelmola Sicily starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Travel Agency Discover Messina Sicily, located in the city center. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Messina area.

Messina

We are going to have a panoramic tour of the city. We will see the famous statue of the Virgin
Mary of the Letter, the Fountain of Neptune, the St. Francis Church and the Palace of Culture.

Castelmola Sicily

Castelmola Sicily is the first stop of the day tour: 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

Taormina tour

The Taormina tour will be the second part of the day tour to explore the most known tourist destination of the island. During a stroll in the main street -Corso Umberto-, you will admire the majestic Porta Catania and Porta Messina, the Cathedral of Taormina, April IX Square -the most famous and beautiful panoramic point in town, and the clock tower, Corvaja Palace. Before you end of the Taormina tour be sure to not leave without trying the best local foods, such as arancino and the Sicilian cannoli!

Return to Messina Cruise Port

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

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Languages Offered

English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian

Price Includes

Round trip by A/C van or bus 

Professional guide

Live commentary on board

Treats and bottled water on board of the bus 

Discover Messina Travel Assistance

Liability Insurance

Price Excludes

Gratuities (optional) 

Entrance ticket to the Greek-roman theatre 

Food and drinks 

Any Private Expenses

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

What is not specified in “Included in the price”

What to bring

Sunscreen, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, a hat. 

Private Tour Option

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.

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FAQ

What is the driving time from/to Messina on the Taormina & Castelmola tour?

The distance from Messina till Taormina is almost 55 km and the duration is almost 45-50 minutes. 

Is this tour shared or private?

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. 

Is the entrance ticket of the Greek-roman theatre included in the price of this tour?

No, the entrance ticket and the visit to the Greek-roman theatre is not included in the price of this tour.

How much free-time available this tour includes?

The free time included in this tour is almost 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Is the walking tour in Taormina and Castelmola mandatory?

No, the walking tour once in Taormina and Castelmola is not mandatory. 

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DeBlonde1

Couple Traveller

Great company!

Very professional, organized and thoughtful guide. One of the best excursions we did on our 10 night cruise. We learned so much. Provided earphones to hear guide while we were walking. Bus was comfortable and air worked great. They provided water and a another little surprise that was very much appreciated.

September 17, 2022

Thomas R

Couple Traveller

Great cruise port excursion from Messina.

Castelmola is small but has breathtaking views. They provided a walking tour but then left plenty of time to explore on your own.

Taormina is much larger and we chose to explore primarily on our own but they did provide a walking tour there as well for those who wanted to join, which most in the group did. We had about three hours there which was perfect.

They also stopped for some panoramic views of Messina harbor before returning to the ship.

During the bus ride they provided lots of interesting commentary including visuals on an iPad. They also provided bottled water and almond cookies which was a nice treat.
The only downside is we were originally booked for The Godfather (Savoca) plus Taormina but they didn’t have enough people booked on that tour so they helped get us onto this one as well. We knew there was a chance that would happen, and appreciated they didn’t just leave us stranded without an excursion. Castelmola was a nice alternative.
All around great tour company. Wonderful guides. Comfortable bus. Highly recommended.

September 3, 2022

Liz_V

Family Traveller

We toured Taormina and Castelmola with Katia this week. From the minute we got on the bus until we stepped back into our cruise terminal, Katia was sharing her passion for Sicily and it’s culture. She took great measures to make sure everyone got to see things they were interested in and her knowledge of architecture and history was incredible. A tour with Katia is money well spent!

June 30, 2022

Kathy_A

Family Traveller

Katie was a great tour guide – highly recommend this tour to these two beautiful towns in Sicily!
Great pizza and Canoli’s!

April 17, 2022

IrishTodd

Couple Traveller

Excellent Tour Guide

Enjoyed a great tour from Messina port with tour guide Ecaterina. Simply amazing how she managed to engage so many of us on the tour. She is so enthusiastic and passionate about her adopted home of Sicily. Clearly cares about her home and her clients. Infectious enthusiasm- we cannot wait to return for a longer visit next year.

December 27, 2019
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