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We are currently offering 6 excursions in Messina

Welcome to Messina, the third largest island on the island of Sicily. Founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BCE, this lovely city has been through it all. Conquests, earthquakes, tsunamis, even the Black Plague didn't stop these people. With each event, they rebuilt and restored their city and there are many wonderful examples of architectures merging to create quite a picturesque city.

Messina is located on hilly land that overlooks the port and is close enough to see the Italian mainland. Much of the population speak Greek, but bilingual guides are always available through excursions to help your visit be more pleasant.

Due to its location and port, Messina has been sacked by the Carthaginians, reconquered by Dionysius, and the list goes on to include Romans, Goths, Normans, England, and more. Everyone wanted this location due to its close proximity to the European mainland and this popularity is why the Black Plague is assumed to have passed through the port of Messina on to Europe. It is believed that the plague was brought by Genoese ships from Caffa.

The climate is warm year round, with temps of 76 in the winter up to 110 in the summer months. This leads to lazy days and beautiful foliage. Sightseeing is one of the main attractions here for visitors. There are amazing cathedrals, numerous churches, sanctuaries, military forts, 4 wonderfully sculpted fountains and a museum that hosts paintings by Caravaggio and Antonello de Messina.

Between the colorful views, the wonderful architecture, the casual ambiance, and the friendly people, Messina is becoming more popular as time goes on. Many visitors do prefer to use excursions that help them to see exactly what they are interested in. The accommodations along with bilingual guides make sightseeing safer and more informative. Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to be happy you visited Messina, Sicily.



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Messina Private Mount Etna and Taormina Excursion
Messina Private Mount Etna and Taormina Excursion S3404
  • Roundtrip private transportation from your Messina Cruise pier!
  • Air-conditioned and fully licensed private transportation!
  • English speaking private certified driver/guide!
  • Sightseeing of Giarre and Zafferana!
  • 1-hour stop at Mount Etna - Silvestri Crater!
  • Visit the Greek Theatre and Palazzo Corvaja!
  • Free time in Taormina!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Sicily and surrounding area!
Enjoy your private driver and guide on this memorable excursion. Admire one of the most amazing and still active volcanoes in the world, Mount Etna! Bring your camera, since you will visit the Silvestri Crater and the outstanding views. Then you will discover Taormina, a very picturesque town very well known for its resorts and unspoiled beauty. 
Activity Level: Active
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 8 hours
Languages: EN
From USD $9999 Reg Price: USD $110.00
Messina City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion
Messina City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion S3532
  • 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 do both routes or just one!
  • Option to stay onboard for the full circuit!
  • Onboard staff to answer general questions!
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.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: At leisure
Languages: EN | FR
From USD $1305 Reg Price: USD $22.00
Messina Taormina, Castelmola, and Savoca Affordable Shuttle Excursion
Messina Taormina, Castelmola, and Savoca Affordable Shuttle Excursion S3535
  • Roundtrip shuttle transportation from a central meeting point close to your Messina cruise port!
  • Assistance on board the bus in English and Italian!
  • Free map!
  • Free WiFi on board the bus!
  • Free time to explore Taormina, Castelmola, and Savoca on your own!
This excursion gives you the opportunity to explore three stunning coastal villages: Taormina, Castelmola, and Savoca; charming and historic all in one adventure. Three amazing panoramic vistas make this a very memorable excursion! Save and reliable transportation is provided, you do the exploring!
Activity Level: Active
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 9 hours
Languages: EN | IT
From USD $7031 Reg Price: USD $82.00
Messina Affordable Shuttle to Taormina Excursion
Messina Affordable Shuttle to Taormina Excursion S3533
  • 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!
Enjoy a picturesque ride along the coast where all you need to do is revel in the beauty. 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!
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 6 hours
Languages: EN | IT
From USD $3262 Reg Price: USD $45.00
Messina Affordable Shuttle to Taormina and Castelmola Excursion
Messina Affordable Shuttle to Taormina and Castelmola Excursion S3534
  • Roundtrip shuttle transportation to Taormina and Castelmola from a central meeting point outside your Messina cruise port!
  • 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 and Castelmola on your own!
Enjoy a relaxing drive along the coast, picturesque peaks, and with enough history and culture to fill your day. This Messina Shuttle to Taormina and Castelmola Excursion was made for you! Spend a relaxing day enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of Sicily without the hassle of traffic and crowds. A safe and reliable yet super affordable way to see the best at your pace.
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Languages: EN | IT
From USD $5873 Reg Price: USD $69.00
Messina Private The Godfather Town and Forza d'Agro Excursion
Messina Private The Godfather Town and Forza d'Agro Excursion S3440
  • Roundtrip private transportation from your Messina Cruise pier!
  • Air-conditioned and fully licensed private transportation!
  • English speaking private certified driver/guide!
  • Visit Savoca and Forza d'Agro - villages featured The Godfather II movie!
  • Free time at both towns!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Sicily and surrounding area!
Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Savoca and Forza d'Agro, two villages that were used as locations for the famous movie, The Godfather. A private fun-filled Messina Excursion where you will create some amazing memories!
Activity Level: Moderate
Minimum Age: All Ages
Duration: 7 hours
Languages: EN
From USD $10799 Reg Price: USD $110.00

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