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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
Licensed guide for 2 hours $250 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Castelmola and Taormina does an incredible job showcasing the best of Sicily.

After your pick up right off the pier in Taormina you will head to Castelmola, Taormina's balcony. Spend some time exploring the picturesque Piazzetta del Duomo, at the center of town. Castemlmola is known for its famous almond wine, and you will certainly want to stop in to one of the bars to taste some before heading back to Taormina.

Upon arrival in Taormina you will visit The Teatro Greco, the most impressive monument of the city. The theater was originally built by the Romans in the 3rd century, and it has been used to host everything from musicals to gladiator. Also visit San Nicolo di Bari, the 13th century Duomo, and the Public Gardens, home to some 200 different plants and a lovely pagoda.

Taormina is located high on a mountaintop above the harbor and is a town known for its wonderful scenery as well as its position as one of Sicily's chicest resort towns. Here you will get fantastic views of the sea and of nearby Mt. Etna, as well as a quaint medieval-village atmosphere.

There isn’t a better way to see the inherent and historic beauty of Sicily!

The preservation and location of the Ancient Theater in Taormina makes it one of the must see locations in Sicily.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking driver/escort
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Taormina
  • Castelmola
  • 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)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• The price of this tour does not include the 8€ per person admission to the Greek Theater.
• If you choose the licensed guide option, he/she will meet you in Taormina and spend 2 hours covering the sites you wish to visit.


There may be an occasional port change from Taormina/Naxos to Messina caused by periodic high winds. Messina is accessible to the same sightseeing as Taormina, but is a slightly longer ride. This port requires an increase in cost as the distance from these highlights is further (50 Euros paid to the driver.) Often this change is last-minute and we ask you to have your purser call the number provided on your voucher to advise the driver/escort of the change so they can reach you as quickly as possible. We have found that travelers are willing to pay this fee rather than sacrificing a day of exploring in Sicily.

Your driver will be waiting for you as you disembark or, at a minimum, might be slightly delayed but will meet you. You may have an slight adjustment to your tour itinerary depending on your exit time, but be assured that your knowledgeable driver/escort will direct you to a satisfying day. If you aren’t interested in continuing the tour because of this port change please have your purser contact the emergency number provided on your voucher and you will be refunded in full.