Dock in Messina and visit the island of Sicily in a cinch on our Private Messina Shore Excursion. Experience the Sicilian life in Taormina and visit Mt. Etna Volcano.
Your Presto Guide and your private driver meet you directly at Messina Port for this Messina Shore Excursion in a luxury vehicle. From there, you’ll drive together into the heart of Taormina and to Mt. Etna Volcano for an excursion into the island of Sicily.
We visit the Taormina Greek Theater, Taormina Duomo Cathedral, Corso Umberto, enjoy the panoramic view of the sea, and for those cruisers who have more time at the port, we can also make our way to Catania’s Mt. Etna Volcano, the largest active volcano in Europe.
For those who prefer to spend less time in the car, we welcome you to substitute a local village or spend more time in Taormina to enjoy a leisurely lunch and taste Sicily’s amazing cuisine and sweets!
Taormina is one of Sicily’s most romantic hilltop towns which boasts a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. Situated on the warm waters of the Ionian Sea on the East Coast of the island, Taormina is laden with arresting scenery, including unrivaled views of Mt. Etna.
Pitched on a hill of the Monte Tauro and overlooking 100 miles of Mediterranean Sea, Taormina is one of Sicily’s most spectacular destinations. Greek and Roman architecture and history are plentiful throughout the seaside town. A visit to the world-renown Greek Roman Theatre, the second largest classical theatre in all of Sicily, is an unforgettable experience.
Discover the geographical significance of Taormina including its rocky cliffs, Saracen Castle and breath-taking Greek Theatre. Other highlights include the Antiquarium, The Church of St. Catherine, the Odeum, Palazzo Corvaja, the Roman Baths, Naumachie, and the Clocktower.
From Taormina, you have the option of going to Mt. Etna Volcano or if you’d like to spend less time in the car, then you can visit more local areas, have a leisurely lunch in Taormina and taste all of Taormina’s delicious food and desserts.
At the end of the day, you will be accompanied you back to Messina Port and have you back at your cruise ship with plenty of time to spare!