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Special Tour: Etna, Savoca and Taormina provided by Sicily Best Tour

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Special Tour: Etna, Savoca and Taormina

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The tour allows people who have little time to visit the most evocative places on the Ionian coast of Sicily, mixing history, landscapes and culture.
  • You'll start at
    Port of Messina
    Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    Cruise Terminal, Private Tour area
    See address & details
  • 1
    Corso Umberto
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Mount Etna
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Bar Vitelli
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Port of Messina
    Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    Cruise Terminal, Private Tour area
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Port of Messina, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
7–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water bottle included
  • The tour requires a minimum number of participants equal to 4.
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Etna
  • Excluded: Theater entrances, Museums, food and drinks, tips (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Seats on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We accept bookings with groups of minimum 4 people
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathy wrote a review Oct 2019
Wilmington, Delaware31 contributions2 helpful votes
During our port stop in Messina, we took Tour 5 with Fillipo. He was very gracious and informative, and took us to many historical sites during our visit that we never would have been able to see had we utilized the ships excursions. And I doubt they would have provided the
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from filippos331, Owner at Special Tour: Etna, Savoca and Taormina
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Dear Kathy, Thanks a lot for your beautiful review. See you again in Sicily Best regards Filippo
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Sicily Best Tour
Diana Z
Sicily is a place to return
Sicily is beautiful and very different. Definitely a place to return. Though would not advise to stay in Giardini N
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Outstanding tour of Taormina and Savoca
After considerable research on TripAdvisor, we decided on Sicily Best Tour for a private tour of Taormina, Castelmo
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Highly recommend!
We arrived on our cruise ship and were promptly met by Filippo who was an outstanding guide. He was so personable
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Day Tour
I am really impressed with this company. I contacted them at the very last minute and Filippo did an amazing job of
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Cruise Ship Excursion
We booked a private tour for our cruise ship stop in Messina. We arranged to see Savoca, Taormina, and Castelmola.
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Nice sicilian welcome and a great tour
Filippo is a great guide, he showed us everything and more. We even got a nice Sicilian goodies to taste on a journ
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What a great tour! Filippo was waiting for us as soon as we got off the ship. He took us to his van which was immac
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Private tour
Filippo was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the area and provided a comfortable and enjoyable
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Tamara P
Etna, Taormina & Messina with tasting of Sicilian products
Erika & our driver we’re wonderful! They were very knowledgeable, informative & exceptionally considerate of all of
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Jesus F
Filippo is the best! Gracias!
We visited Sicily arriving on a cruise at the Messina port. Over there we asked at a local tour company for recomme
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We took half a day private tour from Catania to Giardini Naxos and Taormina and back to Catania 's airport
This trip was tailored special for us because of a tight timetable. Filippo was very flexible to fulfill our requ
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Amazing day to Castelmola and Gambino winery from Catania
This was our second time booking a tour with Filippo but this time from the port of Catania. He promptly picked us
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Day trip
We stayed for a day in Sicily while we were cruising the Med. we decided to take this tour as our guide was very fr
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Day through Sicily
A very pleasant day spent with Filippo. The mini van was ultra plush and comfortable and we enjoyed our drive to Ta
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Nikki H
Excellent day out for our family with Filippo
We had one day on a cruise to 'see' Sicily so researched and booked with Sicily Best Tours well in advance - we wer
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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