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Essential Collection

Taormina Highlights

Access from: ​Messina


Key info

  • Tour ID: 8075
  • Duration: ​4 hours
  • Pick up point: ​Messina cruise port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • ​Taormina
  • Santa Lucia Church
  • Church of San Agostino
  • Scenic drive

From $58.40pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 8075
  • Duration: ​4 hours
  • Pick up point: ​Messina cruise port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • ​Taormina
  • Santa Lucia Church
  • Church of San Agostino
  • Scenic drive

Itinerary

​Meet and greet at the cruise port of Messina
Scenic drive to Taormina
Guided tour of Taormina
Free time to relax, shop or explore
Transport back to the cruise port of Messina

Please note: times will be set to suit your ship's itinerary

​You'll be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation, ready to start your tour.

The tour will commence with a beautiful scenic trip to Taormina, the resort town in Sicily. During the panoramic drive to Taormina you will get some great photo opportunities before stopping in the town to begin a short walking tour.

You commence a short guided walking tour through the town of Taormina before having free time to explore at your leisure; visit local cafes, do some shopping, or just simply relax and enjoy the views.

At the end of the half day excursion, you'll be taken back to Messina port.

Basic Itinerary:

  • Pick up from Messina & drive to Taormina - 1 hour
  • Visit Taormina with local guide - 1 hour
  • Free time - 1 hour
  • Drive from Taormina back to Messina - 1 hour

You will have 1 hour’s free time on your own on this tour.  You can visit the Greek Roman theatre of Taormina, this is located within walking distance, and is approx. 10 Euros per person, payable on the day.

Please note: we will adapt the start time of the excursion based on your cruise ship's schedule.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 8075
    • Duration: ​4 hours
    • Pick up point: ​Messina cruise port
    • Activity level: Moderate

    Top highlights

    • ​Taormina
    • Santa Lucia Church
    • Church of San Agostino
    • Scenic drive

    Itinerary

    ​Meet and greet at the cruise port of Messina
    Scenic drive to Taormina
    Guided tour of Taormina
    Free time to relax, shop or explore
    Transport back to the cruise port of Messina

    Please note: times will be set to suit your ship's itinerary

    ​You'll be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation, ready to start your tour.

    The tour will commence with a beautiful scenic trip to Taormina, the resort town in Sicily. During the panoramic drive to Taormina you will get some great photo opportunities before stopping in the town to begin a short walking tour.

    You commence a short guided walking tour through the town of Taormina before having free time to explore at your leisure; visit local cafes, do some shopping, or just simply relax and enjoy the views.

    At the end of the half day excursion, you'll be taken back to Messina port.

    Basic Itinerary:

    • Pick up from Messina & drive to Taormina - 1 hour
    • Visit Taormina with local guide - 1 hour
    • Free time - 1 hour
    • Drive from Taormina back to Messina - 1 hour

    You will have 1 hour’s free time on your own on this tour.  You can visit the Greek Roman theatre of Taormina, this is located within walking distance, and is approx. 10 Euros per person, payable on the day.

    Please note: we will adapt the start time of the excursion based on your cruise ship's schedule.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air conditioned transportation
    • English-speaking professional tour guide
    We recommend that you bring sun cream, a sun hat and bottled water with you, as at times it can get extremely hot. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as it involves some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps.
    Most of the religious communities require ladies to cover their shoulders and knees as a sign of respect when entering religious sites, such as cathedrals and churches. Please ensure shoulders and knees are covered if the tour has the opportunity to enter religious sites.
    The local currency is the Euro.

    Joining instructions

    ​You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative. This half day tour can depart in the morning or the afternoon to suit your cruise ship's itinerary.
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