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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $753 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1037 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $1205 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1557 USD
Licensed Taormina guide for 2 hours (For 2-8 people.) $250 USD
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The slopes surrounding Mt. Etna have developed into one of Italy's most intriguing wine regions and provides an excellent avenue to explore Sicily's famous hillsides. A unique taste derived from the volcanic soils has served as the catalyst for the regions rise to recognition within the wine industry and this tour will bring you straight the source!

Following your pick up at the pier you will head into the villages that cover the slopes of Mt. Etna and arrive at a farm owned by a family rich in Sicilian tradition. Known for its Etna Rossa, Etna Bianco and distinct Brut wine, this mecca of Italian wine tasting will be haunting your taste buds all the way back home. A member of the family owned winery will serve as your chauffeur on this inside look of world famous viticulture.

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.

After you are delightfully content we will make our way back to the port.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Private vehicle and English speaking driver/escort
  • Light lunch at local winery
  • Visit to local cellars and tasting of Sicilian wine
  • Taormina
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (8 hrs) Tour duration approximate.
  • 9:30 AM (8 hrs) Tour duration approximate.
  • 10:30 AM (8 hrs) Tour duration approximate.

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.