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Messina Shore Excursion: Full-Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour

While your ship is in Messina, see more of Sicily with a 6-hour trip to Taormina. Take a guided tour of this historical city, including a stroll along Corso Umberto, once an ancient Roman street, and a visit to the Greco-Roman Theater. Plus, sample Sicilian delicacies, admire views of Mt. Etna and Giardini-Naxos bay from Castelmola, and on return to Messina, check out this ancient port’s highlights. Port and Taormina pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$86.89 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Catania Shore Excursion: Catania to Taormina and Castelmola

Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Sicilian towns of Taormina and Castelmola. See key landmarks like the Greek theater, Palazzo Corvaja, and the city’s cathedral before heading up to the small village of Castelmola. Here visitors can admire the panoramic views of the imposing Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, and the Bay of Naxos before heading back to your ship.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Shore Excursion: Segesta and Erice from Trapani

This Exclusive Private Shore Excursion, departing from Trapani with a licensed Local Guide, provides a great overview of Sicily. Relax on a scenic drive through the Sicilian countryside to reach Segesta, a well-preserved Greek archaeological site that has inspired generations of travelers and artists. A visit to Segesta is an experience you cannot miss. Next, explore the medieval town of Erice which is just about 2400 feet above sea level. Cool even in a hot Sicilian summer, offers on clear days magnificent views. According to Thucydides, it was a city like no other; a sacred place dedicated to the goddess of love and fecundity, Aphrodite for the Greeks, Venus for the Romans. Enjoy a panoramic view of Trapani, its salt flats and the Egadi Islands.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$139.03 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Enjoy your time in port in Palermo with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Sicilian capital. Explore the city with a do-it-yourself shore excursion aboard a double-decker bus to see the Politeama Theatre, Massimo Theatre and Palermo Cathedral. Discover Palermo at your own pace.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Taormina, Castelmola, Giardini Naxos, Isolabella and Madonna Rocca (max 8 pax)

Spend the day exploring Sicily’s sun-drenched and scenic eastern coast on this small-group tour. Following morning pickup from your Messina hotel or port, hop aboard your vehicle and motor along the coast. You’ll discover Giardini Naxos (a beautiful seaside resort), Castelmola (a hilltop village famed for its views), Taormina (host to an ancient Greco-Roman amphitheater, as well as other draws), and other destination-worthy attractions. At the end of the tour, return directly to Messina.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hrs
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  • Duration: 5 to 7 hrs
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Messina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

Explore Messina’s top attractions while in port in Sicily on this 3-hour Segway tour. Led by an expert guide, 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. After three hours of sightseeing, you will return to your cruise port.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 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.
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 6 hrs
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$191.17 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina

Discover one of Sicily’s most renowned natural wonders on this full-day day tour of Alcantara Gorge from Messina. Trek through the gorge, past dramatic cliffs and waterfalls; dive in to swim in a natural lake; then visit the lively town of Taormina. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$63.72 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Segesta, Erice and Marsala

Leave the Palermo port, and spend a day getting to know Sicily. The day-long shore excursion, with a private driver, takes in the towns of Marsala, Erice and Segesta. Travel along the coast to see the Doric Temple of Segesta and the Venus Castle of Erice. Then later, in Marsala, explore the cathedral and the Church of St John the Baptist — a 16th-century treasure with underground vaults.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Messina and Taormina City Tour from Messina

Take advantage of your cruise stop in Messina to explore the seaside resort town of Taormina and the highlights of Messina in this 4-hour tour. Visit the sunny beaches or charming shopping streets of Taormina before marveling at its ancient Greek Theater. Stop at the Messina Cathedral and a particularly stunning viewpoint over the port city. Immerse yourself in two beautiful Sicilian towns in one combination tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Taormina, Castelmola, Giardini, Isolabella and Madonna Rocca TOUR

Castelmola, Giardini Naxos, Isola Bella, and Taormina rank among Sicily’s top attractions, with spectacular coastal scenery and centuries of colorful history. On this tour, hit all these sites in one day with your guide, and admire unrivalled views from the Church of Madonna of the Rock. With pickup and drop-off at Catania, Messina, Siracusa, or Taormina hotels included, see the best of this beautiful Italian island with ease.
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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Full Day Shore Excursion in Segesta, Erice, Trapani and Saline from Palermo

Spend a day exploring Palermo’s lovely surrounding areas. See the historic Greek theater and temple in Segesta, sample wines and almond sweets in medieval Erice, and lunch on Sicilian favorites at a traditional restaurant housed in an old mill. Take some time to discover the charming churches, harbor, shops, and monuments of Trapani before your tour concludes.
  • Duration: 6 to 10 hrs
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$602.47 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 10 hrs
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Taormina Shore Excursion: Taormina and Mt Etna Day Trip

Discover the treasures of the Sicilian coast when your cruise ship docks in Taormina. A driver will pick you up in a private vehicle and whisk you away on a full-day shore excursion to see both Taormina and the legendary Mt Etna—a fiery volcano that is nearly always active. You'll visit the volcano's lunar-like Crateri Silvestri before making your way to Taormina. This picturesque resort town is known for its ancient Greek theater and exquisite Palazzo Corvaja, a medieval palace built in a range of architectural styles. 
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 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.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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$57.93 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Taormina Shore Excursion: City Segway Tour

When your boat docks in the Taormina port, see the sights in a fun and easy way: by Segway. A tour by self-balancing scooter allows you to cover more ground than a regular walking tour, so it’s a great way to see everything that Taormina has to offer. Glide around the historical Borgo Medievale district and Villa Comunale, stop for photos by the ancient Teatro Greco, and discover the best viewpoints to see Mt Etna.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$114.70 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Shore Excursion: Cefalù and Monreale from Palermo

Cefalù and Monreale are the jewels in the crown of northern Sicily, with beautiful architecture and rich Arab, Byzantine, and Norman history to explore. When your cruise ship docks in Palermo, spin through the Madonie Regional Natural Park by air-conditioned minivan and reach both sites in one day. Discover top attractions including the Norman-style Cefalù Cathedral and Monreal’s UNESCO–listed Norman-Byzantine cathedral, and see the best of Sicily with ease—with round-trip travel from the port in Palermo included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$150.62 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Day Trip

When your boat docks in Palermo, leave the port and spend a day exploring Mondello, Monreale and Palermo itself. With a private driver to you chauffeur you around, you’ll discover the statuesque sights of Palermo like the Benedictine Abbey and Cappella Palatina, a chapel with Arab-Norman art. Enjoy free time to explore the charming towns of Monreale and Mondello, and soak up the delights of Sicily as you go.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full Day Shore Excursion to Zingaro Reserve and San Vito Lo Capo from Palermo

Relax in the sun with this excursion to two of the most beautiful spots in all of Sicily. Travel just over an hour to the Zingaro Reserve and enjoy stunning views of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and dramatic cliffs and caves. Lunch on traditional treats like cunzato bread, arancini, and panelle at Baglio di Scopello. Explore the charming town of San Vito Lo Capo before your return to Palermo.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$75.31 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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