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Day tour: Taormina walking tour with Greek Theatre and Castelmola from Messina

(11 Reviews)
  • 7 Hours
  • Max People: 30
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 01’ - Dec 31'
  • Min People: 6
  • Pick-up / Drop-off: Cruise port, Discover Messina Office or accommodation

Taormina walking tour with Greek Theater is one of the most requested Sicily day tours among our Messina shore excursions and tours from Messina port. It will let you experience the history of one of the Sicilian Greek colonies and its astonishing ancient Theatre.

The day tour starts with a visit to Castelmola Sicily, a picturesque village situated just above Taormina. This tiny town is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful setting and a wonderful outlook over the magnificent bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna rising in the distance.

Then our journey continues with a Taormina walking tour, seeing the Aragonese style Porta Catania before a guided tour along the Corso Umberto, once part of the ancient Roman street Via Valeria. Stroll along this pretty, traffic-free street and enjoy a Taormina walking tour to the oldest churches and monuments of the town, as well as the most exclusive shops and restaurants.

Taste some typical Sicilian specialties and sweets at pastry and ice cream shops. The Taormina walking tour will end with the highlight: the ancient theatre of Taormina, the second-largest in Sicily, built by Greeks and Romans in the 3rd century BC, the seat of many cultural events every year, and location of the G7 Summit in May 2017

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Languages Offered

English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian

Pick-up / Drop-off

Price Includes

  • Transfer by A/C van or bus from a location to other
  • Professional guide
  • Ticket the to Greek Roman theatre
  • 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”
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Departure from Messina Cruise Port

As our other tours from Messina, the Taormina walking tour & Greek theatre 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

The first stop of our Taormina walking tour & Greek theatre is the beautiful village of Castelmola Sicily. Here 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 and the ancient theatre of Taormina

During a guided Taormina walking 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. Then you will be fascinated by the ancient theatre of Taormina, a masterpiece realized by Greeks and Roman in the beautiful panoramic scenery. At the end of the guided visit, you will have enough free time to visit the exclusive shops or to have lunch.

Return to Messina Cruise Port

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

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FAQ

What is the driving time from/to Messina in this 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?

Yes, the entrance ticket and the visit to the Greek-roman theatre is 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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peggybP9310ZM

Family Traveller

Excellent Tour with Mariarita and Sara

Wonderful, fun and very informative tour by two passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, Mariarita and Sara. We toured the beautiful little village of Castelmola with exceptional views of mount Etna and Taormina with the ancient greek theatre. We were given many details and allowed free time to explore on our own. Highly recommend this tour with Mariarita and Sara.

September 7, 2022

Yvette_F

Group Traveller

We arrived on a cruise ship in Messina and the bus were waiting for us already. Beautiful panoramic views, unexpected boutiques stores and amazing restaurants. Our tour guy was great, he made us feel like family and we felt free to talk as if we were old friends. Although a lot of time is lost in the bus, was extremely comfortable and we were able to enjoy the panoramic views. It was one of my best days in this trip.

July 2, 2022

barbies2ca

Family Traveller

Chiara was a wonderful guide! My family and I had such a wonderful experience visiting Castemola
and Taormina with Chiara. She was kind, informative and spoke wonderful English. Our driver also
was kind and we had nice transportation for our shore excursion.

June 22, 2022

jasonwL5

Family Traveller

My family and I had an amazing time on this tour. We saw beautiful sites in person exactly as described on the tour itinerary. Included some of our favorite pics in the review. Making our tour exceptionally awesome was our tour guide Sabrina. Wow, in all of our travels she was among the absolute best tour guides. Sabrina was not only knowledgeable but was so friendly and obviously enjoys her job and it showed throughout our 7 hour tour. Our driver of this tour was also outstanding. She did an incredible job safely and smoothly transporting us on the narrow streets. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with a free day in Messina.

June 17, 2022

Octavio_V

Couple Traveller

Excelente paseo
Muy buena excursion, fueron por nosotros hasta el Puerto de Messina , la guía (Chiara) es muy
buena guía, aparte de hablar Italiano, también habla ingles y el español muy bien explicando todo
durante el recorrido, excelente trabajo; mi esposa y yo disfrutamos mucho de este paseo, gracias

April 18, 2022
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