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Messina Affordable Shuttle Excursion to Taormina

Messina, Italy (Excursion ID S3533)

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  • Roundtrip shuttle transportation from a central meeting point close to your Messina cruise port to Taormina!
  • Assistance on board the bus in English and Italian!
  • Free map of the city!
  • Free WiFi on board the bus!
  • Free time to explore Taormina on your own!
  • BONUS - one complete lap of the City Sightseeing Blue Route in Messina!

Explore the city of Taormina on your own, at your own pace with this very affordable luxury shuttle service. Safe, reliable, and much less expensive than a taxi! And an added bonus is a complementary circuit of the Messina city sightseeing Blue Route to see some of the best sights there as well!

Spectacularly perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina is one of Sicily's most popular summer destinations, a chic resort town popular with holidaying high-rollers and those wanting a taste of Sicilian dolce vita (sweet life). The town merits a visit for its stunning ancient theatre, people watching, and breathtaking vistas. Founded in the 4th century BC, Taormina enjoyed great prosperity under the Greeks and later the Romans, but fell into quiet obscurity after being conquered by the Normans in 1087. Its reincarnation as a tourist destination dates to the 18th century when northern European aristocrats rediscovered it on their Grand Tours.

Upon meeting your professional, English-speaking staff close to your Messina port, you will begin your 1.5-hour journey along the Sicilian coast in the comfort of a luxury, air-conditioned coach bus. You will receive a map of the city so you can plan your visit.

Once you arrive in Taormina, your driver will coordinate the meeting place and time for your return trip back. You will enjoy approximately 2-3 hours of free time to explore this picturesque city by the sea. The Ancient Theater with its spectacular view of Mount Etna and the bay of Naxos, Porta Messina, the northern entrance to the city, lined with small craft shops, antique shops, small streets, fragrant, and multicolored alleys, the Duomo di San Nicola, built in the thirteenth century, reminiscent of Norman cathedrals, and Park Giovanni Colonna, the public garden of Taormina, which once belonged to the English noblewoman Lady Florence Trevelyan, built in the late nineteenth century on the model of the English garden, are just a few of the sites to explore. Or just pull up a chair at one of the numerous sidewalk cafes to enjoy some Sicilian snacks, and a beverage and take in some people-watching!

Please note that food/beverages and entrance fees to any sights or attractions are not included. 

The departure time from Taormina is at 02:30 PM, please make sure to be on time for the return. Once on board your transportation, you can relax and reminisce about your Sicilian experience in the comfort of your luxury transportation. 

When you arrive back in Messina, you will have the option to enjoy a whole lap of the Blue Line on board of one of the City Sightseeing buses where you will be able to see places such as the Neptuno Fountain, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza Duomo and many more! 

At the end of the lap, you will return to the original meeting point where you can walk a short distance to your Messina cruise terminal.

Note: This excursion only runs when a cruise ship is in port (April to October)! 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 e-ticket.

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Children (5 to 15 years): $24.99$24.99$0.00
Infants (4 years and under): Free!
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Messina Affordable Shuttle Excursion to Taormina Reviews

Enjoy a picturesque ride along the coast where all you need to do is revel in the beauty. A luxury round-trip shuttle from Messina to Taormina provides this fabulous opportunity to enjoy nature, history, and culture at its best, all in a single day. Explore Taormina on your own, at your own pace. Don't miss this opportunity to see Sicily in this stress-free, relaxed adventure!


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Westminster, CA
Love it
     5/5  (Visited on September 2018)
We wanted to visit Toarmina but we did not find any excursion for us listed on Princess. When we saw this affordable shuttle we immediately decided to do it and explore the city on our own. Best decision my husband and I have made since we got married. We loved it, we took a lot of photos. Local people are very friendly.
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Oklahoma City, OK
     5/5  (Visited on May 2018)
We were lucky our ship stopped at Messina so we could do this tour. My mom is a huge fan of Italian culture, so visiting Taormina was a must. We explore Taormina on your own, at your own pace, which was very convenient cause my parents walked slow. I am just so happy to make my mom dreams come true and my dad was there beside her. We spent such a good time. Highly recommend it.
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Katy, Texas
     5/5  (Visited on May 2019)
Taormina is amazing. We were able to see everything on this excursion. You get comfortable, dependable transportation, knowledgeable driver, and small groups. Plan ahead so you know how to best spend your time.
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