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Shore Excursion from Messina to Mount Etna and Taormina

Messina, Italy
Shore Excursion from Messina to Mount Etna and Taormina
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Swap the sights of Messina for a day out at Mt. Etna and Taormina on this 7-hour shore excursion. After a scenic drive along the Sicilian coast, you’ll spend time at the famous volcano and soak up the views over the natural park. Visit a winery, stop for photos at Crateri Silvestri, then while away the afternoon in pretty Taormina, seeing the Greek Theatre, Palazzo Corvaja, and more.
  • 7-hour Messina shore excursion to Mt. Etna and Taormina
  • Visit Mt. Etna and admire vistas over the surrounding natural park
  • Call in at a winery to sample wine and produce from the region
  • Pass through Giarre town and Crateri Silvestri
  • Enjoy an afternoon of relaxed sightseeing in Taormina
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Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Gratuities
tickets to the attractions

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Port of Messina, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 27, 98122 Messina ME, Italy


Departure Time

8:30 AM
Leave the Port of Messina at 8:30am, and travel away from the city toward Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano. Your journey takes in a scenic road, which lends itself to sweeping views of the Sicilian coast.

As the sea dips out of sight, the views from your window are replaced with natural park landscapes and lava fields that speak to Mt. Etna’s fiery past. Hop out of your vehicle to explore the volcano area, and soak up the sights. If you want to save your legs the effort, you can head up the mountain by cable car at your own expense.

Later, you’ll leave Mt. Etna for the sights of Taormina, stopping at a winery along the way. Sample famous local wine along with delicacies that are typical to the region, and then continue through Giarre town and the lunar landscapes of Crateri Silvestri.

Spend your afternoon exploring Taormina and its history-rich center. After an alfresco lunch at a café (own expense), you’ll discover the ancient Greek Theatre, then head to a vantage point that looks out over the Bay of Naxos and Mt. Etna. Visit medieval Palazzo Corvaja and stroll along Corso Umberto, then return to Messina to shop or visit the cathedral. You’ll finish with a drop-off at the port around 5pm.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Etna
After departing from Messina, you will travel to Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano in Europe, along a scenic drive along the Sicilian coast. From the volcano, you will have marvelous views of the surrounding natural park and the lava field left by the last eruption. You can even ascend the mountain by cable car.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Craters Silvestri of Mount Etna
After leaving Mount Etna, travel towards Taormina and take time out to visit one of the famous wine companies of the region and taste some of their fantastic wines and local delicacies. Also along the way, you will pass through the town of Giarre and stop at Crateri Silvestri, a strange lunar landscape, perfect for a photo stop.
Stop At:  
Taormina
Upon reaching the picturesque town of Taormina, you will visit the historical city center. You can enjoy a delicious lunch at a local, outdoor café (at own expense). Then, you will see the famous ancient theatre, before continuing on to a beautiful vista overlooking the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. Then visit the Palazzo Corvaja and the Corso Umberto.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Messina
Your driver will then return you to the Port of Messina at approximately 5pm.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adults
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shore Excursion from Messina to Mount Etna and Taormina?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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