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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina provided by Discover Messina Sicily

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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
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.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
See more of Sicily when your cruise ship docks in Messina with a guided tour to Taormina and Castelmola. Benefit from traveling with a local guide with a stop at the village of Castelmola. Get great views of Mt Etna and Isola Bella, and take a guided tour of Taormina’s plazas and historical landmarks, with free time to explore further on your own before returning to Messina.
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Castelmola, ME
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Corso Umberto
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Piazza Duomo
    Quattro Fontane di Taormina
    Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina
  • 3
    Duomo di Taormina
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Torre dell'Orologio
    Piazza IX Aprile
    Chiesa di San Giuseppe
  • 4
    Chiesa di Santa Caterina
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • Ride in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Visit Corso Umberto and the Greek Theater independently (optional)
  • Pickup and drop-off provided in Messina
Important Information
Departure Point
Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy Port of Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Castelmola, ME
  • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance ticket to the Greek Roman theatre
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Minimum number of 4 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough total 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 35 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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James & Marsha wrote a review Feb 2020
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Saturday our cruise stopped for a quick visit to Sicily. Mariatita picked us up at the dock and we were off to see these two interesting cities. On the 45 minute drive we learned about the local life and history. Once in Taormina and Castelmola we experienced the sights,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from discoverME, Tour Guide at Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear James it was a pleasure for me to explain the beauties of my island and enjoy that day with you! I hope to see you again in Sicily. Kisses Mariarita
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cparker2017 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, Canada24 contributions11 helpful votes
I thought the Tour company was called Discover Messina Tours. If it is the same company then our tour guide Katia was excellent. Normally on bus trips there are long periods of driving but Katia provided general information on Sicily, which I hadn't been to before, on places we
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from discoverME, Public Relations Manager at Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words and your detailed feedback. I am happy that, even for a couple of hours, I was able to share with you a part of the great history that Sicily preserve. The heritage of our island is precious, with many places to visit and discover and I hope that you will return in the future to live them and to feel the authentic Sicilian lifestyle and atmosphere. A presto Katia
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sroy2002 wrote a review Dec 2019
Moncton, Canada60 contributions68 helpful votes
Pick up from cruise port was good, nice and clean transportation. Taormina is just wow!!!..The drive to Castelmola is very interesting as well!!! Would recommend this company and this tour for sure!!! Travelers in our party ranging from 17 years old to 70 and they all loved
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from discoverME, Public Relations Manager at Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for you feedback. We try to make our experiences suitable for all the visitors beacuse Sicily has the potential to enjoy people of all ages. We invite you for a longer holiday on our island! Best regards
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IrishTodd wrote a review Dec 2019
Arlington, Virginia19 contributions25 helpful votes
Enjoyed a great tour from Messina port with tour guide Ecaterina. Simply amazing how she managed to engage so many of us on the tour. She is so enthusiastic and passionate about her adopted home of Sicily. Clearly cares about her home and her clients. Infectious enthusiasm- we
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from discoverME, Public Relations Manager at Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
Responded 23 Dec 2019
Simply amazing was spending a day with all of you. Thank you for choosing to discover a small part of this unique land, able to offer hospitality and small magical moments to its visitors. I have only tried to share with you what I received from Sicily and I am so glad to know that you are willing to come back for a longer time, you will not regret! A presto!!! Ecaterina
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Linda P wrote a review Nov 2019
Fredericksburg, Virginia84 contributions10 helpful votes
First, our guide was Mariarita and she was delightful and well-versed in the area. The tour locations were spectacular. To fully enjoy them, prepare for some significant walking and climbing stairs.
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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

By: Discover Messina Sicily
Amazing day!
We started with the boat tour in the morning. Seeing Sicily from the water was beautiful and an amazing experience.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Received full refund on short cancellation notice
My cruise ship cancelled our port visit to Messina late in the afternoon prior to our scheduled arrival day. Altho
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Great, great tour of Taormina and Castelmona with Discover Messina Sicily
We booked a tour with Discover Messina Sicily for a private visit of Taormina and Castelmona. They pick us at the
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Thelma L
Cruise did not stop there.
The cruise didn't stop there due to weather. They refunded our money. So they are honorable. Pleased about that.
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Terrific day!
We thought our guide & driver did an excellent job! The views were fabulous & our guide was knowledgeable & fun. Th
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My husband and I are visiting Messina on a quest to learn about my relatives. We always take a walking tour to lear
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Able to see the best of Sicily
Our guide Tania was very informative and helpful with always pointing out the WC and gave us time to explore Mt. Et
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Loved this walking tour of Messina!
The best off-ship experience of our week-long Adriatic and Med Cruise was our walking tour of Messina, Sicily. Elis
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Great tour of Mount Etna and Taormina
We arrived in Messina on a cruise ship and only had 1 day to see Sicily. We're so happy we chose this tour! Our gui
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Excellent Walking Tour!
Our cruise made a stop in Messina Sicily and we were introduced to this charming city by Elisa of Discover Messina
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  • Duration: 6h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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