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Taormina Private Shore Tour from Messina cruise port

4.5 (7)
Messina, IT

Taormina Private Shore Tour from Messina cruise port

4.5 (7)
Messina, IT
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Experience the stunning beauty of Taormina, a true jewel of the Mediterranean, with our private shore tour from Messina cruise port. Your driver will pick you up at the port and escort you to the historical center of Taormina, where you will have ample free time to explore this picturesque town. With its Greek Roman Theatre offering breathtaking views of Mount Etna, the bay, and the charming boutiques and colorful balconies of Corso Umberto, Taormina is a feast for the senses. Don't miss the chance to take a cable car ride to the bay and witness the protected natural site of Isola Bella with its beautiful beach. At the agreed time, your driver will return to pick you up and ensure a seamless journey back to your cruise ship. Add a tour guide at an extra cost for a truly immersive experience. Book now and let the wonders of Taormina captivate you.

About this experience

  • Admission Included
  • 5 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Explore the pearl of the Mediterranean
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Etna and the bay
  • Stroll along the colorful pedestrian street of Corso Umberto
  • Visit the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina
  • Discover the charming Cathedral of San Nicolò di Bari
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tour Guide

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


Our driver will pick you up from your cruise port at your most preferred time. On board of a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, you will reach Taormina center, where you will have free time to explore the pearl of Mediterranean: the wonderful Greek Roman Theatre with terrific views over Mount Etna and the bay, the Cathedral of San Nicolò di Bari, the Public Gardens, the fascinating Corso Umberto with its boutiques and colorful balconies and much more. You will have the chance to take the cable car (cost € 3,00 per person one way) to reach the bay of Taormina and see Isola Bella, which is a protected natural site as well as a beautiful beach. The driver will pick you up from the bay or the centre at the agreed time.

Corso Umberto

Stroll along Corso Umberto, the main colorful pedestrian street of Taormina.

Piazza IX Aprile

Piazza IX Aprile lies along Corso Umberto and opens onto a terrace with a beautiful view of Mt. Etna and the bay. There is square stone clock tower and San Giuseppe church

Ancient Theatre of Taormina

The Greek Theatre of Taormina is the most fascinating historical monument in the pearl of the Ionian Sea, a world-famous tourist attraction.

Admission Not Included

Duomo di Taormina

The duomo of Taormina is dedicated to St. Nicholas, with its austere stone façade stands in the charming Piazza del Duomo. The Cathedral of Taormina, is part of the medieval buildings of Taormina and in its external appearance, it maintains the characteristics of Sicilian Romanesque-Gothic architecture.

Admission Included

Villa Comunale

The public gardens were created by Florence Trevelyan, an English woman who planted rare species here and built the fanciful and imaginative Victorian stone follies that still survive today. its position offers some excellent viewpoints.

Admission Included

More about this experience


Welcome to the Taormina Private Shore Tour, an extraordinary experience that allows you to discover the captivating beauty of Taormina, a true jewel in the world. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, accompanied by a knowledgeable driver who will make sure you have an unforgettable experience.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the rich history, stunning architecture, and natural wonders of Taormina. You will have the chance to visit the magnificent Greek Roman Theatre, offering awe-inspiring views of Mount Etna and the bay. Marvel at the Cathedral of San Nicolò di Bari, stroll through the vibrant Corso Umberto filled with charming boutiques and colorful balconies, and explore the peaceful Public Gardens. Additionally, a visit to the bay of Taormina and Isola Bella, a protected natural site and beautiful beach, is a must-see.

Who is this for?

The Taormina Private Shore Tour is perfect for anyone seeking an unforgettable day exploring a unique and enchanting destination. Whether you are a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply looking to experience the beauty of an authentic Italian town, this tour will exceed your expectations. It caters to individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.

Why book this?

This tour stands out from the rest due to its exceptional features. With a private driver at your disposal, you have the freedom and flexibility to explore Taormina at your own pace and according to your preferences. The knowledgeable driver will provide expert guidance and ensure you make the most of your time in this remarkable town. Additionally, the opportunity to witness the breathtaking views from the Greek Roman Theatre and visit the beautiful bay of Taormina and Isola Bella is truly unmatched.

Good to know

It's important to note that a tour guide can be added to enhance your experience at an additional cost. The tour duration varies from 300 to 480 minutes, allowing ample time to explore Taormina's main attractions. Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and a camera to capture the stunning sights and moments you'll encounter throughout the day.


Reviews from previous participants highlight the unforgettable experiences they had during the Taormina Private Shore Tour. Travelers express their appreciation for the flexibility and personalized approach of the tour, allowing them to immerse themselves in the beauty and charm of Taormina. They praise the professionalism and knowledge of the drivers, as well as the breathtaking views from the Greek Roman Theatre and the enchanting Isola Bella. Overall, reviews consistently demonstrate high levels of satisfaction and a desire to recommend this tour to others.



4.5 (7)


We were assigned a driver who did not speak English which made the drop off and pick up coordination at several locations stressful. He tried his best to meet our needs but our travel experience could have been more enjoyable if we could have asked him questions.


Our driver, Benedetto was fantastic. Without him, we would not have thought to go up to Castelmola, which actually may have been our favored part of the day. He was a very safe and professional driver and handled the winding terrain perfectly - which was very reassuring to all of us in the car! Benedetto was friendly, helpful, and had ice cold water in the car for us. Additionally, he did an excellent job of giving us the free time to walk around just us, which is what we wanted. Just a text message and he was there in 2 minutes to pick us up. I wish we had more time in Taormina, but would 100% do this again with Benedetto.


Company owner Maria was responsive and professional in the prior months planning and discussing. Driver Carmelo was courteous, prompt, professional, with an immaculate, brand new vehicle, and great driving skills; comfortable ride. He spoke good english. Cold water was a nice touch. We also added a private guide, as we like to hear the back story and have someone with us throughout the points of interest (the driver can not go to some places and has less historical and cultural information.) We had Maria Luisa as our guide, and she was perfect! Charming, smart, very experienced seasoned professional, warm, helpful. Great stories and so nice to us; we learned a lot and she was great to spend the day with. This company is excellent and I would highly recommend. We were more than pleased with all. Definitely will work with them on our next visit to create more incredible memories, exploring the beauty and wonders of Sicilia! Grazie Mille, Thank you very much!


We are so lucky to have had Mr Benedetto as our driver!! He made the process smooth, simple and stress free. A total professional, he let us know when he arrived in port to take us to Taormina and did the same when it was time to pick us up. He told us a little about the area both to and from Taormina. When we come back - and we will come back- we will call this company and specifically request Benedetto!


Brilliant communication from beginning to end with Maria. Notified of our driver the night before and Carmelo was waiting for us elegantly dressed with a spotless van. Spike perfect English and happily talked about Taormina Sicily and more. Took us everywhere we wanted to be was always there at the arranged spot and always on time. Arrived back at the ship on time and I would highly highly rate Taormina Transfers. Don’t look anywhere else


The planning for a group of 15 was not exactly a straight forward matter. Maria handled all of our queries with patience, expertly and promptly. Bravo! Our excursion from the Messina cruise port and back worked perfectly well. Very reliable, excellent service and pleasant to work with.


Bellissima esperienza, tutto perfetto, dall'inizio alla fine, siamo rimasti super contenti e soddisfatti. Complimentarmi anche per la velocità di organizzazione e professionalità dell'ultimo minuto, ma sopratutto per la simpatia e competenza del signor Benedetto che è stato fantastico e super disponibile con noi. Grazie ancora.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-22 21:56
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