• Location: Messina, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • 4-hour shore excursion to Taormina from Messina
  • See the top sights of Taormina, including the Greek Theater and cathedral
  • Explore at your own pace with 3 hours of free time
  • Go on a city tour of Messina

What You Can Expect

Taormina Shore Excursion from Messina

Taormina Greek theater

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).

Customer Reviews

Shawnee United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

This ended up being a private excursion which was great. Taorimina was a cute little Italain town and fun to visit. Driver was very good - there were traffic issues on way back to Messina and he was in constant contact with other drivers and found us a better way back to town. Driver stopped in a few spots in Messina as well. Driver's spoke ok English.

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