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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private 6-Hour Tour of Three Etna Wineries with Tasting

Discover three different Sicilian wineries as you sample tasty regional reds, whites, and rosés. Driving in an air-conditioned car, cruise past picturesque villages, fruit orchards, and lava-made churches as you explore the fascinating region of Etna, known for its volcanic terroirs. Sip samples of the volcano-infused drink in family-run wineries, munching on local gastronomic delicacies, from cheeses to salami.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Taormina and Castelmola from Messina Small Group Tour

Make the most of your time in Sicily on this immersive, small-group shore excursion. Over the course of just half a day, you’ll venture to Taormina (and will discover top landmarks like its Greek amphitheater), will visit the hilltop village of Castelmola (renowned for its impeccable scenery), and will finish with a walking tour of Messina’s historical city center. Port pickup and drop-off, and round-trip minivan transit, make logistics seamless and stress-free.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Messina Shore Excursion: Acireale, Catania and Cyclops Riviera Day Trip

When your cruise ship docks at the Messina port, set out to discover the Cyclops Riviera on Sicily’s eastern coast. With a private driver, you’ll travel along the picture-perfect Sicilian shores and spend time at the fishing hamlets of Acireale and Catania. Enjoy ample free time to explore each village, and pay visits to their key landmarks: Acireale’s Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Corso Umberto, and Catania’s Roman baths and theater are just a few of the sites worth seeing.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Daytrip from Messina port to Mount Etna & Taormina

Discover the natural beauty of the east coast of Sicily during a full-day tour from the Messina port. Meet your driver at the port and travel to see Sicily’s famous volcano, Mount Etna. Ride a cable car up to the summit of the volcano and visit the Silvestri Craters surrounded by lava flows. After lunch, continue to the town of Taormina and explore its Greek theater.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Messina Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Taormina and Mt Etna

Wondering what to do while your boat is docked in Messina? Why not head out on a day-long shore excursion to see what Taormina has to offer? And while you’re at it, see Mt Etna, too. Relax as a private driver chauffeurs you along the scenic Sicily coastline, and take some free time to explore the area around Mt Etna — the island’s famously fiery volcano. Later, savor an alfresco lunch in Taormina and see Palazzo Corvaja among other local sights.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Tour to Etna Volcano and Taormina from Messina

Visit two of Sicily’s most popular destinations without thinking about driving and parking on this guided tour from Messina. You’ll get driven almost all of the way up Mount Etna, stop for views, and then take an excursion the rest of the way to the summit if you choose. Next, explore Taormina, where you’ll shop near Corso Umberto I (own expense) and see the Greek Theater (Teatro Greco). Plus, finish this tour with a cannoli tasting for an extra treat.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

Explore Mt. Etna without the hassle of navigating on a private tour with round–trip transport from your Messina port or accommodations. Going with a guide ensures you see the best views of the Sicilian countryside, as well as visit secluded natural locations often missed by visitors. Enjoy a meal prepared with locally–sourced ingredients with wine pairings at a Messina vineyard to round out your authentic Italian experience.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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Taormina Shore Excursion from Messina

Make the most of your shore excursion with this 4-hour tour of the historic seaside resort of Taormina from Messina. See the beautiful cathedral and spectacular Greek Theater. Enjoy views over the Ionian Sea and Giardini Naxos Bay. Admire Mt. Etna looming over everything. Get a brief tour of Messina before returning to port.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with Optional Food and Wine Tasting

Soak up the atmosphere of some of the most popular Sicilian resorts on this private tour. See the top sites in Taormina, Castelmola, and Giardini Naxos where you will explore the Corso Umberto, the Greek and Odeon theaters, lovely historic palazzos St. Catherina Church, and the Duomo. Gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful island and its history as you spend approximately five hours touring and learning with your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Tour to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

Explore the beautiful seaside resort towns of Taormina and Castelmola with a private tour from Messina. See Taormina's ancient Greek Theater overlooking the beach. Gaze at the gorgeous Giardini Naxos Bay to understand why this area has been a popular resort for a very long time. Continue to nearby Castelmola to browse its small boutiques before returning back to Messina.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Taormina Independent Tour from Messina Cruise Terminal

Ideally suited to cruise passengers, this convenient group tour to Taormina lets you hit all the top sights in town while getting you back to the dock in time for your ship. Enjoy a hassle-free, independent excursion, with free time to explore on your own. Window-shop along the pedestrian-only Corso Umberto, or grab a bite of Italian cuisine in a local trattoria. Tours include private round-trip transfers.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour from Messina to Etna Volcano with an option of Food and Wine tasting

Travel from your port or hotel through the Sicilian countryside to Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Admire the orchards of olive, lemon, orange, and almond trees along the way. Taste local wines and honey, visit natural areas around the crater, and enjoy free time to shop for lava souvenirs. End the day at a winery with views of the Ionian Sea, indulging in local foods like charcuterie, mushrooms, olives, and fresh bread.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Barefoot on Etna Slope: Sicilian Countryside Private Tour and Picnic at Rural Farmhouse from Messina

Experience a side of Italy rarely available to visitors on a private tour of a 200–year–old farmhouse with round–trip transport from Messina. In addition to pointing out the best views of Mt. Etna, your guide tells little–known stories about Sicily’s history and culture as you explore. Afterwards, sit down for a meal prepared with organic local ingredients, including homemade bread and regional wine.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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The Godfather Movie Tour from Messina

Experience the ultimate 'Godfather' film-buff's dream come true with a private 'Godfather' movie tour from Messina. Visit the town of Savoca to see the 1971 filming location for the wedding, as well as the bar where Michael Corleone asked for Apollonia's hand. Continue to Forza d'Agrò to see the square that served as the main square of Corleone during the Francis Ford Coppola movie. Head for Taormina to enjoy some sightseeing and shopping before returning to Messina.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Messina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Explore Messina’s top attractions while in port in Sicily on this Segway tour. See the Messina Duomo, the Arab-Norman architecture of the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani and the Neo-Classical palaces that line the bustling squares. Learn about the earthquake that rocked the city in 1908 from your guide, as well as the story behind the area's reconstruction.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

Private Day Tour of Gole Alcantara with Food and Wine Tasting in Giardini Naxos

The Gole Alcantara is one of Sicily’s most popular attractions, and often has the crowds to match. On this private half-day tour, let a local guide help you sidestep the tourists and show you the park’s caverns and rock formations, gardens, and best swimming places. Later, explore the seaside town of Giardini Naxos on foot. Finish the tour with food and wine tasting at a local wine bar.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Messina City Tour with Cannoli Tasting

When your cruise ship pulls into Messina, why not head out on a tour of the city? You'll learn about the Sicilian city's history and culture, and take in photo-worthy views along the way. Admire the Annunziata dei Catalani Church with its Arab-Norman architecture, then visit the city's duomo before you stop to soak up the views from Cristo Re. The short tour also includes a tasting of cannoli, a beloved Sicilian pastry.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Private Tour in Sicilian Countryside and Traditional Lunch at Farmhouse on Etna Slope

Admire the incredible beauty of unspoilt nature of Sicilian countryside visiting a family run ancient farmhouse producing wine, dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables. The tour is private – only your party, and includes pick-up and drop-off by comfortable air-conditioned car at your port or accommodation in Messina. At the farmhouse, see picturesque vineyards, oranges, lemons and olive plantations, as well as many animals – sheep, cows, goats, deer, peacocks, wild boar, chickens, geese, and horses. After a safety briefing and practicing in the riding arena, take a 1,5-hour horseback tour exploring the fascinating flora and fauna of Alcantara Natural Park with a professional guide. The tour is suitable for all ages and skill levels. After the horseback riding tour, have traditional lunch at the farmhouse. Taste locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, traditional relish caponata, parmigiana, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, olive oil and home-made bread with Etna wines.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Godfather Private Tour from Messina: Savoca and Forza D'Agro with options of Food, Wine tasting and Dinner

Immerse yourself in The Godfather on a private tour with stops at the movie’s iconic film locations, from the Church of Santa Lucia to Bar Vitelli. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides refreshments, entrance fees when necessary, and a wealth of stories often unheard by visitors. Upgrade to include lunch and/or dinner at a classic Sicilian seafood restaurant.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private 8 hour shore excursion to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

Your private english speaking driver* will be waiting for you in the cruise port of Messina to kick off your private full day tour to Taormina and Castelmola.You will take the highway to Taormina and first visit the village of Castelmola (450 mt.). Amazing landscape and a great view of Mount Etna (3.330 mt. - 11.000 ft. - the highest volcano in Europe), and wonderful landscape of Giardini-Naxos bay. After visiting Castelmola we will then we drive down to Taormina.After Taormina, you will drive back to Messina. Once there you will see the church with bronze statues (King Christ church) andalso a viewpoint, one of the oldest fortress in Messina, from which to see the straight and the port of Messina, and take pictures of it. The tour will end at the cathedral of Messina with its very particular and spectacular astronomical clock (the biggest in the world).*Please take note that the driver is not a licensed tour guide and cannot leave the vehicle unattended.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Messina Private Walking Tour with option of Food and Wine tasting

Discover Messina’s key historical sights—and immerse yourself in the city’s idyllic, relaxed ambiance—on a private walking tour. Meet your guide directly at your hotel or port, and travel via air-conditioned car to the city center, if required. You’ll see many of Messina’s top landmarks, from the Messina Cathedral and its famed Astronomical Clock to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III and beyond. Afterwards, for an optional upgrade, head to a popular local wine bar for traditional Sicilian drinks and dishes.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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"Green Safari in the Nebrodi Park for 1 day"

A wonderful and unexpected experience, in the greenest and brightest north-eastern part of Sicily that the tourist does not expect. The full day tour / excursion is done with 4x4 off-road vehicles and the route includes a first part of asphalt and then on clay. Changing landscapes where the view stretches from the sea to the mountains, giving the participant a sense of relaxation and gratifying carefree
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Half-day Tours

Alcantara Gorges Tour from Messina

Explore the natural beauty of the Alcantara Gorge on this day trip from Messina. Marvel at the geologic formations of lava turned to stone. Splash around in the cold water of the river that runs through the gorge. Enjoy visiting a part of Sicily's very special heritage many tourists miss.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Attraction Tickets

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MESSINA FULL DAY: THE BEACH AND THE HISTORY

THIS TOUR IS THE BEST YOU CAN VISIT IN ONE DAY TOUR IN MESSINA AND IT IS SPECIFICALLY INDICATED AND SUITABLE FOR PASSEGNERS DISEMBARKING IN MESSINA BY CRUISE SHIP - DURATION APPROX. 6 HRS
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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