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Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

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Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

Hi - we plan on hiring a driver for both our stay in Taormina and Trapani. How far in advance do I need to book this? Feel free to share any driver recommendations as well.

Many thanks,

Jessica

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1. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

Hi jlblock1122,

It’s not too early – You can book now for June. Then reconfirm via email just prior to your holiday.

http://www.newtravelservices.net/

www.sicilylimousineservice.com

Have a nice weekend!

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2. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

Thanks. I wasn't sure if i needed to book ahead of time or just wait until i arrive.

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3. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

You need to arrange your transfer in advance of your arrival.

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4. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

Thanks I know about airport transfers to book ahead... What about if we wake up one morning and decide we want to visit Lo Zingaro and San Vito. Should we arrange that prior to our arrival or can we ask the hotel to call a driver that morning?

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5. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

You’d want to optimise outdoor activities on good weather days, so not booking in advance offers the greater flexibility to check weather forecasts. Once you get a sense of the weather, you might book a day ahead, especially if on a tight schedule. There’s always public transport as well.

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6. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

good idea. i just wanted to make sure that was an option and i didn't HAVE to book ahead. thank you!

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7. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

It's an option - Come prepared with a few choices....

http://www.michelangelotransfer.it/

http://www.marsalatours.it/

http://www.trapanitours.com/

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8. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

Thanks. I got prices from "new travel services" and they seemed quite expensive... they said:

The transfer from Catania airport to Taormina for 2 people it cost € 67.00

The excursions from Taormina to Mt Etna for 2 people it cost €170.00

The transfer from Taormina to Trapani for 2 people it cost € 360.00

I'll look into the ones you just sent for when we're in Trapani. Thank you again.

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9. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

These are private transfer rate....

That transfer rate from Catania’s airport to Taormina is the lowest rate anywhere – Sicily Limousine Services runs the next lowest fare at € 69,00.

sicilylimousineservice.com/sicily/sicily_tou…

The rate to Etna is comparable, and it’s a fair price.

Taormina is a 4-hour drive from Taormina, so an 8-hour return drive, and that’s a very fair price.

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10. Re: Hiring a Driver - how far in advance do I need to book?

ok just wanted to check that with you. thanks!