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TOUR 4 : Alcantara Gorge + Taormina + Messina City

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Alcantara Gorge
A sight of the Gorge
Alcantara Gorge
Beautiful nature
Taormina
The Greek Theater
Taormina
Isola Bella
Taormina
Taormina town center
Messina
The port
Messina
Cristo Re
Messina
Panoramic View

Tour itinerary:

 

  • Pick-up at Cruise Ship Terminal
You will find our driver holding a sign with your name when you disembark from your boat.
  • Highway Transfer to the Alcantara Gorge

The driver will tell you many details of every place you see along the way.
WARNING! The drivers speak english, but they are not tourist guides. Look for the guide in your language, you must request it by paying an extras for.

  • Visit of the Alcantara Gorge:

2 Hours visit of the Gorge for a swim and an excursion.

  • Visit of Taormina:

Walk in the city center, Greek Theather visit, Panoramic Point: Isola Bella, Mt. Etna, Calabria and Ionic coast

  • Panoramic road to Messina

You will follow the ancient Taormina road and see Isola Bella and Mazzarò

  • Messina city visit:

Cristo Re church and Mausoleum, Panoramic point of Messina, Duomo of Messina

  • Back to the Cruise Ship Terminal

The driver will take you right in front of your ship, come back time is guaranteed: no passenger left behind!

Tour is held everyday

THE DURATION OF THE TOUR IS AROUND 6 HOURS.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you come from a CRUISE ship the actual timetable will match the ship's one 
NO PASSENGER LEFT BEHIND!


PRICE DEPENDS ON THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

Note: You can pay the tour directly to the driver at the end of your trip.

You can choose the tour departure point: Messina port, Catania port or Giardini Naxos port.

Please always specify when booking: Arrival port, Arrival Date and Hour, Ship name, First and Last Name of the reference passenger, Number of passengers, Favorite language, A valid mobile number and the Tour you want to enjoy.


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 Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily, in the

 historical center where you can visit the Greek-

 Roman theater, the Palace Corvaja and the Corso

 Umberto. Before returning, free time for shopping.




The Alcantara Gorges are located in the Alcantara

Valley in Sicily. The grooves are as high as 25

meters wide and 2 meters  in the narrowest

and widest points 4-5 meters, the natural

canyon, contrary to common belief, it has not

been carved over thousands of years by 'water. The hypothesis is related to seismic events that,

with a vibrating-tectonic movements made literally split in two old lakes were formed by basaltic

lava flows from fissures, 300,000 years old, stands of pre-Etna, allowing the water river creep inside.

This phenomenon is evidenced by the fact that the structure of the walls (similar in some points

to "woodpiles" and in others to "columns organ") is intact and angular. 

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Taormina is a popular resort town in Sicily with many interesting sights and attractions. Taormina has remnants of its Greek and Roman past, a medieval quarter and castle ruins, and modern shops and restaurants. Perched on the side of Monte Tauro, the town offers fantastic views of the coast and Mt. Etna volcano as well as good hiking paths. Below the town are excellent beaches where you can swim in the clear sea water.

 

What to See in Taormina:

 

  • Greek Theater: Taormina's Greek theater was built in the third century BC, renovated by the Romans, and is now used for summer performances. The theater, built into the hillside, has excellent acoustics and spectacular views of the sea and Mt. Etna.

  • Medieval Quarter: A clocktower gate serves as the starting point for Taormina's picturesque medieval section with its narrow streets and old shops now selling modern clothing, crafts, and souvenirs.

  • Corso Umberto: The lively main street through town, Corso Umberto, is lined with shops and bars. Along the street are people-filled squares good for enjoying an outdoor drink and people-watching. One of the best squares is Piazza IX Aprile with great sea views.

  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele: Taormina's tourist officeis in the unique Palazzo Corvaja, a mix of Arab, Norman, and Catalan-Gothic architecture. The palazzoalso houses the Museum of Sicilian Arts and Traditions (closed Mondays). In the square are Santa Caterina Church and remains of a small Roman theater.

  • Piazza del Duomo: A Baroque fountain with a centaur, the symbol of Taormina, is at the center of Piazza del Duomo. The Church of San Nicola, also called the fortress cathedral, was built in 1400 over an older church. It has pink marble columns and interesting carvings. Its main portal was rebuilt in 1636 and has a Reniassance-style rosette.

  • Regional Archaeological Museum: Inside Palazzo Badia Vecchia on a Roman bath site, the museum has finds from Greek and Roman sites.

  • Medieval Castle and Madonna della Rocca: The ruins of a medieval castle are in a picturesque position at the top of Monte Tauro where you'll find outstanding views. There's also a sanctuary from 1640, Madonna della Rocca.

  • Public Gardens: Another good view spot is the public gardens, Via Bagnoli Croce, with flowers and exotic plants.

 

 

 

Important note:

If you depart from Catania or Giardini Naxos ports, you will respectively visit Catania or Giardini Naxos cities instead of Messina City.

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Mountain Etna and Taormina

With our driver, along the Ionian Sea
pass through some of the villages of
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Taormina and Castelmola

Taormina, the world famous resort of
Sicily, in the historical center where
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the Palace Corvaja and the Corso
Umberto. Before returning, free time
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