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A private tour of the Iconic villages in the Taormina and dear to the Godfather in the famous movie Your English speaking tour driver will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship in the Sicilian Port. You will visit the beautiful Piazza Belvedere where you will have a breath-taking view of Isolabella and the Messina coast line. On this tour you will enjoy a drive through a wonderful scenery You will enjoy a scenic drive inland to Savoca which is considered one of the most attractive places in the environment of Taormina. Free time for a “granita” in the Bar Vitelli with a gorgeous terrace, houses a collection of local artisans’ tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of The Godfather II. The tour will continue to Taormina, a spot of infinite loveliness, the land of Dolce far niente – of sweet do nothing. The town lies in an elevated position of amazing, almost unique beauty, with magnificent views of the sea and the majestic Mt. Etna on one side and the Messina coast line. In Taormina you’ll be able to admire the medieval 13th century cathedral and the Greek Theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto where you can spend some time doing excellent shopping. At the end of this tour, we will drive you back to your cruiseship.
A Siracusa Full Day excursion, while cruising the Mediterranean Sea Your tour driver will welcome you at the dock beside your cruise ship at any time of your convenience, in the port you’ll be docked in while in Sicily. Today you’ll visit the town of Syracuse in the southern part of the Island, passing the “Piana of Catania“, the coast line of the Ionic sea and Iblei mountains. Arriving in Syracuse, you’ll find out its rich history, culture and art. It was also the birth place of Archimedes of Syracuse! You will visit the archaeological area of Neapolis with is Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheater and Latomia del Paradiso (with Dionysius’ Ear) and the “Ara of Hyeron”. The Ortigia Island, the heart of the city and so many amazing venues will be brought to your attention. Like the “Arethusa fountain”, overlooking the Ionic sea. And so much more! Time permitting, you can also visit some of the city’s other interesting sites, such as The Cathedral of Syracuse or Castello Maniace. At the end of this tour, we will drive you back to your cruise ship.
A private Taormina & Castelmola excursion, from your Sicily Port! Your tour will start from the port you’ll be docked in while in Sicily, you will enjoy a drive through a wonderful scenery with photo stops at the most beautiful locations, Taormina & Castelmola. You will visit the beautiful Piazza Belvedere (Lookout square) where you will have a breath-taking view of Isolabella (Beautiful island) and the Messina coast line. Drive up to the charming medieval village of Castelmola with a stop at Madonna della Rocca where you will enjoy an extraordinary view of the Greek Theatre. And of course, the Church of Madonna della Rocca and the antique 13th century Arab castle, situated on the highest and most panoramic place in the area. You can explore Castelmola’s picturesque streets with an amazing view of Mount Etna . Driving down to Taormina you will have free time in town, where you can admire the Greek Theatre from the 2nd century A.D. – Palazzo Corvaja , the most beautiful medieval building in town – Duomo di Taormina – the San Nicolò Cathedral square and Corso Umberto where you can do some excellent shopping. We will take you back to your port at your most convenient time after this Taormina and Castelmola excursion
For this Etna and Taormina tour pick you up from the port at any time of your convenience and drive through different local villages of the Alcantara Valley. Your first stop will be the Alcantara Gorges, Millions of years ago a lava eruption covered its river bed. The magma, cooling off, formed prism basaltic high walls and the erosion of the river transformed it in a canyon. Between the high and black lava walls, flow limpid small lakes, cascades and small beaches. You’ll then continue the drive to Francavilla, and visit the most charming and unspoiled old Sicilian village of Castiglione di Sicilia. Take the chance to visit the famous old Greek fortress, situated on the highest peak of Castiglione with a breath-taking view over the valley. Take the Red wine-route! Literally driving through the lava from 1981, passing through the village of Linguaglossa, with its Baroque churches and delicious almond and nut pastries typical of the area. *Upon request, we will stop for a brunch in “Gambino” where you will enjoy a taste of the unique Etna wine, accompanied by a selection of local Sicilian products (optional as extra). Your tour continues to the historical center of Taormina, where you will have time to explore. Visit the Greek-influenced villages for a beautiful memory. At the end of this tour, we will drive you back to the port in order to arrive in perfect time to re-board your cruise ship.
Private tours from Sicily Ports
Here is where you will find the finest selections of private tours in Sicily, to take during your cruise. There are just so many things to see. Incredible villages, buildings, sculptures, landscapes, and more. Places so archaic, interesting and so incredibly in touch with ancient roots and traditions. The kind of places you see in movies…
Taormina, Castelmola, Etna villages, volcanic wonders, fun activities. Don’t miss out on anything during your cruise! Book your Sicily tour today!