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Messina City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion S3532

Messina, Sicily

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  • Duration
    At leisure
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    All Ages
  • Languages
    EN | FR | IT


  • Round trip transportation from near your Messina cruise terminal with on / off privileges!
  • Easy to use system map!
  • The multi-lingual audio narration on the bus - available in 6 languages!
  • Stops at the must-see sites with 2 routes and 15+ set stops to hop on and off where you want!
  • Option to stay onboard for the full circuit!
  • Onboard staff to answer general questions!

A great way to get around the city of Messina; less expensive than a taxi, safe, fun and more flexible! Stay onboard the bus for the full circuit or hop off at any or all of the stops to explore closer then hop back on the next bus!

Just a few miles from the Italian mainland, Messina sits on a curved harbor at the northernmost point of Sicily's Ionian Coast. For centuries it has been a major transport hub and today it's an important gateway to and from the island. Messina is home to one of Sicily's finest cathedrals, an engaging art museum, and local swordfish celebrated by gourmet chefs across the island.

Once you depart your Messina cruise terminal you will look for any stop for the brightly colored City Sightseeing Messina bus. You must present your eticket as space is very limited and only available for pre-sales.  A friendly hostess service greets you upon your arrival and will gladly answer any questions that you might have about the routes, the stops, or the city. While on board you will hear commentary in six languages that will provide detailed information about the history and culture while entertaining you with interesting anecdotes and secrets of the city.

There are two different routes for you to consider while in Messina. You can get both (Red and Blue Route). The first begins at Piazza Duomo, the city's most important square, where you can admire the world's largest and most complex mechanical and astronomical clock, part of the Cathedral Bell Tower. Continuing along via Garibaldi to the famous Promenade seafront, you will have easy access to stops at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, Villa Mazzini, Municipal Aquarium, and the Regional Museum which boasts works by Caravaggio, Antonello Da Messina, and Girolamo Alibrandi.

The second route will take you further outside the city, reaching the beautiful Sacrario di Cristo Re, built on a small hill on the ruins of the Castle of Matagrifone, where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Strait. As always, you have the freedom of movement to explore the city as you choose. Hop on and off as many times as you want, or simply enjoy the city from this unique vantage point. 

At the end of your excursion, you can exit the bus at a stop close to your Messina port. This Messina City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus is available from April to October and runs only when a cruise ship is in port.

Please note that admission or entrance fees to the attractions/museums, etc are not included.

From 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM. Full circuit is 50 minutes, runs every 50 minutes.

  1. Via Garibaldi
  2. Statua Don Giovanni
  3. Chiesa dei Catalani
  4. Piazza Duomo
  5. Galleria Vitt. Emanuele
  6. Sacrario Cristo Re
  7. Fontana Nettuno
  8. Cupola di S. Giuliano
  9. Teatro Vitt. Emanuele

From 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM. Full circuit is 90 minutes, runs every 120 minutes.

  1. Piazza Duomo
  2. Chiesa Ringo
  3. Museum
  4. Beach
  5. Lake Ganzirri
  6. Point Sicily

Please download a copy of the route map here. You will receive another on the bus.

Note: A separate voucher will be emailed to you. You must print the voucher and give it to the local operator in order to do the excursion; do not give them your Shore Excursioneer eticket.

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Item Price Deposit Balance Quantity
Adults Both Lines (16 years and up) $25.61$25.61$0.00
Children Both Lines (5 to 15 years) $12.81$12.81$0.00
Infants (4 years and under) Free!
Price: $25.61
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Spend your day exploring Messina on this City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus. See the best sites and hop off at the ones you want to explore or just stay on board for the full circuit! A place of art and culture, the city has given birth to one of the most popular Italian painters, Giovanni Antonio of Antonio.


5 Reviews

Sacramento, CA
best way
     5/5  May 2019
This is the best way to see Messina. You have the option to stay on board the bus or get on and off at any of the stops. We downloaded the map that is on the tour webpage and planned out where we wanted to explore. Our favorites were the Bell Tower at the cathedral and wandering the boardwalk along the water. We got suggestions from the bus guide on places to eat and shop. Spot on! Very economical, way cheaper than a taxi, and extremely easy to use.
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Charleston, WV
Good deal
     5/5  March 2019
A fantastic way to see the city, the stops are well located and the map we downloaded from Shore Excursioneer page was very easy to read. We loved that the drivers (so friendly!) and they even suggested us to hop off at some stops that they as local considered important to visit. We really enjoyed our day.
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Fun, convenient, original
     5/5  October 2018
Great way to explore the city. It covers all the landmarks and the onboard guides are very helpful. Super convenient. The Neptune fountain is incredible!
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Fayetteville, NC
First day in the city
     5/5  September 2018
We stayed at a hotel in Porto. For our first day at the city, we decided to do this hop on hop off tour after checking some options online. We just wanted to get an idea of what places to visit during our trip. My mom was so excited to do this tour, it was her first time. We are glad we choose this.
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Montrose, PA
Fun way to see the city
     5/5  August 2018
This was a very exciting and fun way to see the highlights of the city. My best friend and I only did the green line, which was amazing! There are so many things to see and do in the city that sure we will need more than a day. Everybody should do this excursion.
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first time booking. Very easy. Now we will see how the excursion goes. If it is...
 first time booking. Very easy. Now we will see how the excursion goes. If it is great, then I'll be using your service again. 
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Therese B Georgetown, IN, US 5 days ago
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Linda R Destin, Florida, US 14 days ago
Excellent choice for booking this excursion - thank you.
 Excellent choice for booking this excursion - thank you. 
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 We've booked several times and will continue to use shoreexcursioner when we cruise. 
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