Begin your shore excursion with pick-up near the Messina cruise port (the precise pick-up location will be determined ahead of the tour). Climb into a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery along the drive toward Taormina.
Visit the ruins of the Greek Theater, built in the 3rd century BC by the ancient Romans and still in use today for periodic concerts and other performances. See the cathedral and the Palazzo Corvaja. Soak in the gorgeous views of sights like the picturesque Giardini Naxos Bay and the imposing figure of Mt. Etna.
Enjoy 3 hours of free time in Taormina to explore at your own pace. Meet at the appointed location to get back into the vehicle for the return trip to Messina.
Get a tour of the city of Messina – including the cathedral, clock tower, and the impressive Messina Strait – before being transferred back to the port in time for your ship's departure.
Light refreshments are included in the tour price. You will have time to stop for a lunch break in Taormina (own expense).