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Shore tour from Messina to Taormina

Among many tours from Messina cruise port, we offer you the most interesting one, within a well-organized time limit. A perfect day trip for those tourists who arrive by cruise ship or are staying in this important port city of Sicily that, unfortunately, doesn’t have much to offer tourists. Whereas Taormina, the most important destination in Sicily, among other things, lies only 45 km on the coast in the direction of Catania.

How the tours from Messina take place

With our day trips from Messina port to Taormina, we will come to take you from the cruise terminal and take you to this wonderful city of culture. You’ll enjoy the history and art of Taormina, with a world-famous landscape. The tour includes pick-up from Messina and transport to Taormina.
We will leave you entirely on your own in the historical center of Taormina, giving you just enough information on places to visit. At midday, we will come to take you to the bay of Giardini Naxos, where you will be taken by boat to visit the marine reserve at Isola Bella, Taormina.

A boat tour is included

With our tours from Messina port to Taormina, we will introduce you to the Blue Grotto, Mazzarò bay, and other wonderful places included in the Unesco Tentative List as natural heritage sites. The boat trip includes an aperitif on board,  fresh local fruit, and prosecco with an enchanting view of Isola Bella.
Concluding the tour by boat, the day ends with taking a stroll along the seafront of Giardini Naxos where you can try local food and drinks. We will always keep in touch and decide on the meeting point for the return transfer to Messina, in plenty of time for boarding.

The place

Taormina and Giardini Naxos were the first Greek colonies in Sicily. Taormina is well known for its history, monuments going back to the III century A.C., and natural beauty and landscape. This is the best place for any day trips from Messina.

The tour in Taormina includes:

  • All transfers.
  • Visit Taormina and the bay of Giardini Naxos.
  • Suggestions on how to get to the most important places.
  • A 2- hour boat trip to the marine reserve of Isola Bella.
  • Virtual guide (call and chat)  for all questions.
  • 20% group discount from the third participant.
  • 50% discount for children.

How to book a day tour from Messina port

There are four ways to book the excursion from Messina port to Taormina. Let’s see them below.

1. Through the WhatsApp messaging chat, directly by clicking here (Recommended).

2. By sending an e-mail to info@sicilydaytrips.it.

3. Through the booking form that you find on this page (Recommended).

4. Calling at +393385721080.

Once you have chosen how to contact us, we will take care of answering you within 30 minutes to confirm and give you all the information to reach us at our headquarters.

We also remind you that in most cases you don’t have to pay in advance. You can pay on the spot at the end of each tour.

Would you like more information on our Day tours from Messina cruise port to Taormina? Contact us now!

MEETING POINTMessina cruise terminal
WHAT TO BRINGClothing suitable for the season
DURATIONAbout 8 hours
TIMETABLESEvery day by reservation – Suitable for cruise passengers arriving in the morning

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
August 18, 2023

Che tour fantastico!Giancarlo e’ stato puntualissimo,la mattina ci ha fatto visitare Taormina dandoci un sacco di dritte sui posti da visitare e il pomeriggio ci ha portato a fare un’escursione in barca in delle calette da sogno.Siamo rimasti innamorati di questi luoghi..il tour e la professionalità di Giancarlo meritano davvero 5 stelle!

July 4, 2023

Amazing Day with Giancarlo!! Took this tour with my cousin and our mothers and we are so happy we did. He is a pleasure to be with all day and took such great care of us. Private transfers. Great boat tour and then visit to Taormina center and shopping to the Corso Umberto.

May 23, 2023

We had an absolute amazing day with Giancarlo. His was on time, understanding of our port change and nothing was a hassle for him.
Highly recommend 🤩

October 6, 2022

Escursione perfetta. Puntualità e precisione negli orari e nei punti di ritrovo. Tanto tempo per visitare la bella Taormina e bel tour in barca. Grazie!

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