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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.

Consider the one hour ride into Taormina from Catania part of your tour. Your driver will be able to give you some insight into the area as you travel. Once you arrive to Taormina, you will actually experience the interesting complications that motorized travel has created, as the town is on a plateau and vehicles are not allowed. So your ride up from the parking lot to the level of the town is comicly amazing, like arriving at the top floor of a famous skyscraper!

You will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the European highest active volcano often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view from every angle.

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.

As you walk back to the elevator from Teatro Greco, you will find a famous hotel on your left where you can grab a coffee or a drink and overlook one of Italy's most incredible views.

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
  • 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 (5 hrs)
  • 9:30 AM (5 hrs)
  • 10:30 AM (5 hrs)
  • 12:30 PM (5 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

• Please pick the departure time starting 30 minutes after you dock.


• Entrance fees to the Teatro Greco and lunch, beverages 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.