Discover northeast Sicily on a 6-hour tour of Messina and the Ionian coast. Hear informative commentary about the region from your guide and take in attractions such as Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, the Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani, and the Cape of Peloro.
6-hour city tour of Messina
Enjoy panoramic views over the Ionian coast and the Cape of Peloro
Meet your air-conditioned bus at Cathedral Square or the port terminal in Messina to start your tour. Among the sights, you'll see an excellent example of 12th-century Arab-Norman architecture at the Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani, and view the world's largest astronomical clock in the bell tower. Hear from your guide about Sicily's myths and folklore as you pass by the Santuario della Madonna di Montalto. Your tour also follows the winding roads of the Ionian coast. Stop for photo ops of traditional fishing boats and the coastal landscape at the UNESCO–listed Capo Peloro (Cape of Peloro). Then return to your original departure point where your tour ends after six hours.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Messina City and Coast Tour
, Apr 2019
Maria Laura was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide.
An added bonus was a great restaurant meal which we were not expecting.
Great value for money.
Excellent value for money but a little disorganised.Three different tours in one plus lunch. You take a bus tour then a small train tour and finish with a walking tour of the town, On the train tour we were told to get off in shopping area and would be picked up in 20 minutes. However people on the following trains refuse to get off so we were left at the shopping area for an extended period. That said the tour staff were excellent and it was certainly great value for money. I would recommend this tour as i am sure we were a little unlucky with our problems and they were not the norm.
This tour was combination of 4 activities. City tour bus, train ride, very minimal explanation of clock tour, lunch and a snack. It was not organized well at all and we had to ask what to do and where to go next after each activities. We could have done just fine without this tour. You can get city tour bus and train ride tickets there without any difficulties. City tour bus was worth it as you see the brief overview of Messina. Lunch was at nearby sandwich shop and the waitress was not friendly. She acted as if she is doing us a favor. After the lunch, we were taken to a pastry shop. The guide who took us to sandwich shop was very friendly with smile was the positive.
Not quite what we had expected, but none the less extremely good value. We were taken on an hour's Red Bus tour along the coast by the beaches and a lake where fishermen were standing up to their chests in the water. Half an hour later we took the Bus Tour of the town and after that had nearly an hour's Carriage Ride Tour, pulled by two horses. A super guide and a delightful young lady had accompanied us and finally left us at a Gelateria to have a free sample. A very pleasant way to explore a town in comfort.
very nice and informative, they picked us up from the door of the port,
the guide girls were wonderful, The city was beautiful.
the city beautiful, unlucky we were on a sunday and all shops were closed.