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CityBySee Taormina Hop On-Hop Off 2 Days Ticket

CityBySee Taormina Hop On-Hop Off 2 Days Ticket
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Group size:
40
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Group size:
    40
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 70503P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Hotel Caesar Palace, Via Consolare Valeria, 130, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Recanati Bus Terminal, Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • capo schisò - Giardini Naxos, Via Calcide Eubea, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Piazza San Pancrazio, Piazza S. Pancrazio, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Via San Giovanni, Via S. Giovanni, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Piazza Saint Antonio in Castelmola, 98030 Castelmola, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy
  • Via Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
  • Isola Bella, Italy
  • Hotel Caparena, Via Nazionale, 189, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
  • Piazza Corrado Cagli, 98037 Letojanni ME, Italy
  • Hotel Antares, Via Germano, Via Chincherini, 98037 Letojanni ME, Italy
  • Baia Taormina Gran Palace Hotels & Spa, Via Nazionale, KM 39, 98030 Forza d'Agro ME, Italy
  • Hotel Capo dei Greci, Riviera di Taormina, Via Nazionale, 421, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Via Quartiere di Mezzo, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Via Lungomare, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Hotel Kennedy, Via Consolare Valeria, 87, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Bar Vitelli, Piazza Fossia, 7, 98038 Savoca ME, Italy
  • Via San Francesco, Via S. Francesco, 98030 Forza d'Agrò ME, Italy
  • Viale Santa Maria Goretti, Letojanni ME, Italy
  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 95011 Calatabiano CT, Italy The Alcantara Gorges Tour is available from June, 1st 2019.
  • Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Via Nazionale, 5, 98030 Motta Camastra ME, Italy The Alcantara Gorges Tour is available from June, 1st 2019.
  • CityBySee Open Top Bus - TAORMINA, via, Via Luigi Pirandello, 11, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Non-refundable ticket
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This ticket does not guarantee a reserved seat.
  • The passenger must take a seat on the first free bus.
  • Timetables are subject to change due to traffic conditions.
  • The route is subject to change due to road deviations not attributable to the service operator.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Free tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Hotel Caesar Palace, Via Consolare Valeria, 130, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Recanati Bus Terminal, Viale Dionisio, 12, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • capo schisò - Giardini Naxos, Via Calcide Eubea, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Piazza San Pancrazio, Piazza S. Pancrazio, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Via San Giovanni, Via S. Giovanni, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
  • Piazza Saint Antonio in Castelmola, 98030 Castelmola, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy
  • Via Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
  • Isola Bella, Italy
  • Hotel Caparena, Via Nazionale, 189, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
  • Piazza Corrado Cagli, 98037 Letojanni ME, Italy
  • Hotel Antares, Via Germano, Via Chincherini, 98037 Letojanni ME, Italy
  • Baia Taormina Gran Palace Hotels & Spa, Via Nazionale, KM 39, 98030 Forza d'Agro ME, Italy
  • Hotel Capo dei Greci, Riviera di Taormina, Via Nazionale, 421, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Via Quartiere di Mezzo, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Via Lungomare, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Hotel Kennedy, Via Consolare Valeria, 87, 98030 Sant'Alessio Siculo ME, Italy
  • Bar Vitelli, Piazza Fossia, 7, 98038 Savoca ME, Italy
  • Via San Francesco, Via S. Francesco, 98030 Forza d'Agrò ME, Italy
  • Viale Santa Maria Goretti, Letojanni ME, Italy
  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 95011 Calatabiano CT, Italy The Alcantara Gorges Tour is available from June, 1st 2019.
  • Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Via Nazionale, 5, 98030 Motta Camastra ME, Italy The Alcantara Gorges Tour is available from June, 1st 2019.
  • CityBySee Open Top Bus - TAORMINA, via, Via Luigi Pirandello, 11, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Non-refundable ticket
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This ticket does not guarantee a reserved seat.
  • The passenger must take a seat on the first free bus.
  • Timetables are subject to change due to traffic conditions.
  • The route is subject to change due to road deviations not attributable to the service operator.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
3 stops
Day 1
Taormina Tour
Day 2
Taormina, GodFather, Alcantara...
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.5
25 reviews
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MExit89
Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania27 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We booked it from the agency in Taormina (200 meters to the right from the cable car). The guide was very professional, she explained anything in italian and english, not just about the movie. Savoca and Castelmola are some small towns in beautiful places, with a beautiful view to the sea. Small streets, you can have a nice walk to the catacombs, and churches. It is a bit complicated to reach these towns individually, that's why we didn't choose the hop-on/hop-off bus.
Written 11 September 2018
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Dear MExit89, We enjoyed having you on board of our CityBySee tourist service. We hope to see you soon for another interesting tour with us.
Written 17 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda
Hertfordshire, UK29 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Helpful tour operators that explained routes times etc before we bought the tickets. Great way to scout the local area for places that you may wish to spend a longer time. We visited Castelmola and spent a couple of hours exploring and having lunch. It is worth noting arriving early usually guarantees a seat but can be a bit pushy and shovey to get on at times.
Written 12 October 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We used this as we were in an isolated hotel, away from the towns, at which the bus stopped and it made it easy for us to explore Taormina and Castelmola. It was excellent for what we needed, with a bus every 1hr 20 mins, except for a gap at lunchtime, but we did learn to ask the guide on the bus for information as the agents elsewhere gave conflicting information. For example, the agent from whom we bought the tickets told us we would have to change buses at the bus station; in fact this was not the case - we could stay on the same bus from our hotel to Castelmola, which was a bonus for us.

There is a audio commentary which is quite fun, especially the stirring music as the bus manoeuvred up the curving narrow roads with exceptionally tight bends to reach Castelmola. Only once was there any problem, not due to our bus, but a touring bus got stuck for a little while - and it was exciting to see how Italian drivers and motorcycles tried to keep on regardless. I can only say that I'm glad that I was not driving!
Written 10 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ian C, our staff aboard the busses are always there for our passengers, so if you need any information of course you can ask them. Hoping to see you again next time, we thanks you for choosing our CityBySee service.
Written 30 August 2018
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Lola F
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!
We took a two-day hop on-hopp off tour. Poor treatment and explanations. Poor frequency of the buses (very few compared to other destinations). Afternoon buses were cancelled and we managed to reach Taormina because of a worker that kindly drove as back to town in his private car. There was no possibility of going to the Gole in the morning and since we had to leave ro reach our next destination, we tried to get our money back and they refuse. Much better to use public transports (more buses and much cheaper).
Written 7 August 2021
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ferruhmutlu
44 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
On 23rd of April monday i' ve bought an 48 hours valid blue,red and violet tour from them that one includes "The Godfather Tour". They told me the godfather tour is only on tuesday and thursday and for tomorrow tuesday there will be only morning tour no more which supposed to be 3 times a day. I planned my whole day according to their information they gave me. I arrived tao bus station in the morning and i told the lady i am here for the godfather tour and showed my receipt. She told me road is closed there will be no Godfather tour today. I asked her to return my money back then. She said it is not possible only she can change date for thursday when i am leaving. Anyway i started to walk on the streets of taormina and asked to another company they said road is ok and i can join the tour on 15:00 pm. When we arrived to the town Savoca(where bar vitelli is) i've seen citybysee bus with full of tourists and there was no empty seat on the bus. Which is quite disgusting So when you are traveling you may be robbed or cheated this is equal they didn't just steal my money this is an attemp to ruin my whole day. Don't trust their words.
Written 29 April 2018
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David B
2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
If you want to go from Taormina to Castelmola,Letojanni,Giardini Naxos,Forza d'Agro etc. then use the public buses for a fraction of the price. We went on Godfather tour there was no hostess on board,the taped commentary was worse than useless. We were not even dropped of at Savoca but at a sleepy village called Casalvecchio Siculo at 1120 and told next bus was at 1400! A group of us walked about !km to Savoca as there was no way you could entertain yourself for 2 1/2 hours in Casalvecchio.
Be aware that there is no guarantee you can " hop on" the next bus ,if its full you could be waiting a couple of hours for next one. Your ticket conditions state "This ticket does not guarantee a reserved seat"
I would certainly never use this company again.
Written 6 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nigel T
Zauchensee35 contributions
On our first day here we tried the rival service (Hop On Hop Off) and it was truly terrible. We threw away the tickets and tried the CityBySee canopy topped busses/tour. Wow, what a contrast. Slick, punctual, well organised and friendly, helpful drivers. They made us feel confident with the destinations and timings etc. It might be a few Euros more than the rivals but I guess you get what you pay for. We would highly/strongly recommend using this service.
Written 20 June 2019
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MariaStrano
Dear Nigel, Thank you for your review. We were the First company in Taormina with an Hop On Hop Off service and we are working everyday to give our customers an excellent service. We hope to see you soon
Written 21 June 2019
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agarda2018
North Sydney, Australia48 contributions
Disastrous. Worst day of our four week holiday thanks to this crowd. €35 for a so-called 48 hour hop-on hop-off but try actually getting on a bus! Many people battling for few seats on few buses meaning many missed out and had to wait an hour or more for the next one, only to repeat the process. Just not enough buses and too many tickets sold. This was in late September so after the peak periods but still very crowded. Commentary on the bus was sporadic and sometimes non-existent, replaced instead by incessant repetitive Italian music. At one venue in a remote hill top location the bus had one seat left but would not take my wife and I both, so we had to stay behind for 2.5 hours in the rain. The next bus was the last out of that nowhere town so we made sure we queued well before it arrived. Hate to think what would have happened if we had missed that one! Several people on the bus were wary of what they had seen at other stops and declined the invitation to walk around the town for fear of not getting a seat home. There were no attendants making sure those who were there first got priority to get on the bus so it was a melee of queue-jumping and jockeying. And no sympathy at all from the driver who conveniently spoke no English. At one back-woods town the bus randomly stopped for another unscheduled 45 minutes break and by this stage it was getting cold and dark. Too much for us - we paid another €20 for the only cab out of there. Please spare yourself the pain and don’t bother with this organisation.
Written 29 September 2018
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BronacMurphy
Bantry, Ireland16 contributions
Oct 2019
There are 4 routes which are color coded and interchange. Would highly recommend doing a one day stop and start tour to get a feel for the place. Driver does not automatically stop if there’s no one at the bus stops so if you plan on getting off, let him/her know. Our driver was very courteous and helpful to all passengers
Written 8 October 2019
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Niina K
2 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Bus does not stop in every stop promised. 3 hours waiting time :in some places before next bus arrives. Some drivers have lack in communications. Over priced. For same value you can travel by Inrebus and hop on hop off for 1 week.
Written 18 May 2019
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MariaStrano
Dear NiinaK76, Our bus stops in every stops writed in the TimeTable. Our drives speaks good english. Our service is different than the Local bus Interbus, we offer panoramic tours around Taormina instead of public service. We are sorry for the inconvenient. We hope to see you soon.
Written 21 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great trip - poor connections
We decided to use this service to go to Savoca from Castelmola. The ticket cost €15 and involved three bus changes
sallyrC6100DS
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Great experience
From booking with Maria to the tour with Guiseppi we had a great experience from start to finish. The two staged t
RichardC256
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Simply POOR
We did the day trip today from Giardini Naxos to see Taormina and experience the “hop on - hop off” bus trip. The
deb_happytripper
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Would recommend you look for other options first
Open bus taking in the views. Seemed a good idea but as this was the first day we had not looked around. €20 each f
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Not Great, Not Terrible
The price for the day ticket is 20€, only cash payment. There are also other companies doing this kind of tours for
L3218LTla_nab
L3218LTla_nab
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Awful
We paid for a one day tour and waited for a bus at 10:40 am, which never come. We complained to the company who sai
798michaelc
798michaelc
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Super transport and tour.
My wife and I often jump on the ‘red buses’ wherever we go as a good way of scouting out everything around the area
andyca2020
andyca2020
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Perfect zen day,no stress
The views were breathtaking and the area around Taormina is beautiful, the 16 euro fee was well worth it and the fo
ssodhi1991
ssodhi1991
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Godfather : The Bar
I opted for the line that took me to the Bar Vitelli: i only wanted to see the Savoca as i am huge fan of The godfa
559mechelle
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RIP off
We visited Taormina and decided to do the tour we paid 60 euros for 2 days and was told the next day we couldn’t us
324peterq
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Godfather tour thanks Valerio
We booked our trip in Giardini-Naxos after chatting to the lovely Valerio he was not pushy at all had lots of infor
Anne B
Anne B
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Bus to Taormina City from Norweigan Pearl Cruise
We were on the Norwegian Pearl Cruise ship, and tendered into port. I think the Citybysee were overwhelmed. The w
162alfw
162alfw
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Poorly organised
Ship arrived all got off. Looked for transport to main areas. Citybysee charged 20 Euro then had to wait for over a
fionnualam2016
fionnualam2016
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Worst tour ever
We went on this tour from Taormina to the Godfather villiage. The plastic sides of the bus were down and we couldn
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