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Taormina and Isola Bella Day Tour Including Boat Tour provided by Discover Messina Sicily

Taormina and Isola Bella Day Tour Including Boat Tour

Taormina and Isola Bella Day Tour Including Boat Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23689P15
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Boat tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship. She will have a signboard on which will be written the name of our company: DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY and you will also see our logo: A LION HEAD.
  • Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.
  • Ports:
  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum number of 8 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund’
  • Infant meals not included
  • Cellular number required
  • Departure times are set according to arrival of cruise ships
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Boat tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship. She will have a signboard on which will be written the name of our company: DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY and you will also see our logo: A LION HEAD.
  • Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.
  • Porto di Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.
  • Ports:
  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum number of 8 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund’
  • Infant meals not included
  • Cellular number required
  • Departure times are set according to arrival of cruise ships
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Taormina and Isola Bella Day Tour Including Boat Tour
The guests will receive sanitized audio guides and one-use earphones. The distribution of paper or printable materials will be avoided. The capacity of all the buses will be reduced by almost 25% of their maximum occupancy. It is required only the digital booking voucher on your mobile device.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Corso Umberto
    Isola Bella
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
9 reviews
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Inspire15235563911
2 contributions
This trip has been the highlight of our cruise. Sara our guide and Enrico the boat Captain went out of their way to ensure everyone enjoyed the day. Organisation was impressive and all guides were very knowledgeable. Taormina is a beautiful town to explore and the restaurants and shops will easily fill in your day. The Blue Grotto is the highlight of the day with spectacular views of the coastline and town during the boat ride. Do not miss this tour and I can not speak more highly of the tour operator.
Written 30 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Felicity H
Bristol, UK9 contributions
We started with the boat tour in the morning. Seeing Sicily from the water was beautiful and an amazing experience. I love swimming in the crystal clear water - it definitely helped with my fear of “what’s swimming under me??”
Taormina is beautiful and the knowledge and warmth our tour guide Chiara made the experience exponentially more amazing
Written 11 September 2020
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Sandy S
Elk River, MN3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
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.
Written 25 July 2019
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discoverME
Dear Sandy If you return in Sicily do not hesitate to contact us for any type of assistance or suggestion! We would be glad to show you unique places and to allow you to meet local realities so you can feel the Sicilian spirit and atmosphere. Thank you for your feedback. Warmest regards
Written 1 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cantex50
28 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
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
Written 29 June 2019
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Shannon G
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We stopped off in Messina on our 10-day Mediterranean cruise and took the morning tour to Taormina and Isola Bella. Our tour guide, Sara, was young and still learning, but did a great job. She was approachable and able to answer our questions. We drove to Taormina, hopped in a motorboat, and had such a fun cruise of the absolutely stunning clear blue waters of Sicily. We could see fish, jellies, and anemones in the caves, especially the stunning Grotta Azzurra. The driver was a lot of fun, blaring out dance songs from the boat to get us going (and the passers-by in boats and canoes who started dancing and waving along). Taormina is a fairytale place to visit, still my favourite place to be. My husband loved it the most out of all the places we visited on our trip.

Highly recommend!
Written 22 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

carriecarrie6700
Prosper, TX26 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were on the Oceania Riveria and in port on July 28, 2018. Our guides were right there waiting on us as we got off our ship. We were loaded on a very nice, very clean mid sized bus with air conditioning and bottled water waiting for us. Our guides were Mariarita, Tania and Sara and they were all absolutely wonderful. When we arrived in Taormina (which is wonderful, beautiful, fab!) some of us took a boat with Tania and Sara to see Isola Bella! We had so much fun because the weather was perfect and we had great company! There was an opportunity to swim if you wanted to, but we just hung out on the boat and took tons of pictures. The captain served up some wonderful fresh fruit for us, too! This was the best stop and excursion of our 10 day cruise. We had the BEST day and will schedule another day with them on our next visit to Sicily!
Written 17 August 2018
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Vacationer326251
1 contribution
Aug 2019
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!
Written 26 August 2019
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carolinasoon
North Carolina36 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were a group of 8 cruisers who wanted to see Taormina, but wanted something else to add to the trip. I saw this tour and booked it. Our guide, Mariarita was wonderful. She was right on time and whisked us off the to the BEST bus we ever had for a group of 8...huge, wonderful A/C, wi-fi! Our feet were a bit tired from other ports, so the thought of a two-plus hour boat ride with options for swimming seemed great. The boat was very nice and they served us delicious fresh fruit and local wine. After we left the boat, we went to Taormina. Those who wanted a tour with our guide did so, and others just met her at a designated return spot. We asked her if we could also see Castlemola if we spent a little less time at other sites. She was very accomodating and even scheduled a wine tasting for us there on the spur of the moment. Great guide, wonderful price
Written 10 June 2019
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discoverME
Dear Amy Thank you very much for the wonderful words you wrote and for sharing your experience with us. We are glad and proud of our historical and natural heritage and we are willing to share with you and all our guests all that Sicily is able to offer. We hope to see you again in our beautiful island and to guide you to other sites where you can discover more about our treasures. Warmest regards
Written 12 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Discover Messina Sicily
Kevlee2022
Kevlee2022
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Great visit to Castelmola & Taormina!
This tour was great! Our tour guide Mariarita was funny and informative. Our driver navigate some hair raising bend
Ed K
Ed K
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Fantastic experience
My family and I recently took this tour and I can highly recommend it, especially if Katia is your guide and Giacom
Marty222
Marty222
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Messina walking tour
Booked a 2 hour walking tour for our day visit to Messina. Was met by Chiara from Messina Discovery Travel at the c
255gretchenv
255gretchenv
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Messina
Sara, our guide and Giacomo, our driver, we’re fabulous. Sara has a passion for telling travelers about Sicily an
BoDaLee
BoDaLee
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Great winery and lunch tour.
This tour was substituted the day before our scheduled tour booked 2 months prior. Although the winery was fantasti
Paddentrek
Paddentrek
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Thank you Chiara!!
Chiara was great and told me everything about Messina even though I was the only one participating. She picked me u
ariadnaannaufa
ariadnaannaufa
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Awesome, I love it
Everything. All the day was awesome, they went to pick me up even when I didn't know the city. I love the experienc
JamesMarsha
JamesMarsha
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Great half day tour of Taormina and Castelmola
Saturday our cruise stopped for a quick visit to Sicily. Mariatita picked us up at the dock and we were off to see
Soonergma
Soonergma
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Needing a response
Was contacted about the tour company wanting to change the time of our tour. I have written them back twice with no
samiddz
samiddz
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Great Mountain Town
My husband is a HUGE fan of the Godfather movies so naturally when we were in Sicily we had to take the Godfather t
cparker2017
cparker2017
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Great Tour by a Great Tour Guide
I thought the Tour company was called Discover Messina Tours. If it is the same company then our tour guide Katia w
travellingash7
travellingash7
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Great Tour!
We stopped in Messina as one of our cruise ship stops. We booked the taromina and castaloma tour as we had heard ta
sroy2002
sroy2002
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Very informative tour
Pick up from cruise port was good, nice and clean transportation. Taormina is just wow!!!..The drive to Castelmola
IrishTodd
IrishTodd
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Excellent Tour Guide
Enjoyed a great tour from Messina port with tour guide Ecaterina. Simply amazing how she managed to engage so many
jorge007
jorge007
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Very informative tour
Our guide, Chiara, was very knowledgeable and energetic. The sites were interesting and the bell tower show at noon
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