Today you are greeted at Catania port and driven to Taormina, where you will have time at leisure to enjoy the town. At the end of your independent tour, meet again your Driver and get back to Catania port.
We will provide a round trip transfer from/to Taormina by private car/van:
- only transfers at pre-fixed times with private car/van & Italian speaking Driver;
- the Driver will not be at your disposal during your visit to Taormina.
- Group of 1-3 People: Euro 200,00 Total
- Group of 4-8 People: Euro 290,00 Total
OPTIONAL SERVICE: LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE
An English speaking licensed local Guide (other languages available on request) will be at your disposal as follows:
- 3 hours Guide service: Euro 215,00 Total
Meet your Guide in Taormina center to visit the Roman-Greek Amphitheatre, the Duomo and other attractions in the city.
The Service is limited to maximum 3 hours and does not include Admission fees.
- Full day Guide service (max. 8 hours): Euro 360,00 Total
Meet your Guide directly at Catania port. He will be at your disposal for the itinerary you like (advised before your arrival). You will be welcome at the Docking Pier and your guide will be with You until the time of drop-off.
The Service is limited to maximum 8 hours and does not include Admission fees.
You have to take care of the lunch for the Guide during the day.
AS REGARDS THE VISIT TO TAORMINA, IT IS A WALKING TOUR:
Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. Taormina has two important gates: Porta Messina (Messina Gate) & Porta Catania (Catania Gate). Between the two gates there is an important street under the name of CORSO UMBERTO STREET. The two gates are far away each other less than one mile (approx. 700 meters). Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Walking in this street, that is the core of the town rich of bar, shops, pottery and more, indulge you in the Taormina atmosphere. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you'll be basking here Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views. If you are interested in archaeological sites, we suggest you to visit the famed Greek-Roman Theatre. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills (e g. Castelmola, the balcony over Taormina, reachable by bus in 10 minutes), or down to the sea (reachable by cable car).
Castelmola: warm friendly people and spectacular panoramas characterize this village. Castelmola offers a balcony over Taormina and the bay of Giardini Naxos and is framed by the mysterious and beautiful active volcano, Mount Etna. Its narrow winding streets and Old world charm make Castelmola a destination for anyone wishing to experience the enchanting beauty of Sicily from one of its most spectacular villages. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Almond Wine at local bar and be delighted by its unique decor and friendly staff, it’s definitely worth the visit.
Feel free to choose how many time you would spend in Taormina. Please advise the time of your pick-ups at time of booking.
We can adapt this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
For your acknowledge:
-Pick-up can be arranged 0,30 hour later estimated cruise dock;
-Drop-off to the port can be set 1 hour before cruise departure.
The Port Authority in Catania has limited the access in the Port area and our staff will be pleased to meet & greet you outside the Docking Pier. Despite the long distance between the docking pier and the port exit (around 900 meters walking distance) we are unable to solve this matter because, the Catania port authority has introduced a really expensive fee to allow private vehicles to enter inside the port area. At time of booking, we will provide you all the necessary details and emergency cell phones.
Please be so kind as to share with us, before your arrival, if you have walking restrictions.
TOUR CODE: CTATAO