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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $669 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $857 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $913 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1154 USD
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Travel from the cruise ship pier into the lovely Sicilian countryside.

Visit Taormina, located high on a mountaintop overlooking the harbor. The town is known for its wonderful scenery as well as its position as one of Sicily's chicest resort towns. This is a gorgeous town with a romantic atmosphere and plenty of excellent restaurants, bars, shopping and plazas to relax and enjoy a cappuccino.

You will also want to visit the Teatro Greco, the most impressive monument of the city. Built in the 3rd-century BC, the Teatro is still used today for open-air concerts.

Next you are on to Savoca, the filming location for the Corleone scenes in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather II! Visit the Bar Vitelli, where the character Michael asked the padrone for his daughter's hand in marriage, and enjoy one of their famous "granitas."

After that, if you're feeling brave, pay a visit to the catacomb that lies beneath the Convent of the Frati Minori Cappuccini!

If you haven't seen the Godfather II this tour will make it a priority when you return home.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English speaking driver/escort
  • Taormina
  • Savoca
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 10:30 AM (8 hrs)
  • 12:30 PM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• It is a 1 hour drive from Messina to Taormina.
• Please pick the departure time starting 30 minutes after you dock.


• Entrance fees and lunch are not included in this price.
• Please note that on the first Sunday of each month many tourist sites in Italy have free admission. This can often result in long lines. If you are staying at a hotel, it may be beneficial to avoid booking a tour involving inside visits to major attractions on these days. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• Please contact ShoreTrips if you are traveling with a wheelchair.