Exclusive excursions from the major ports of call in Sicily

We arrange private shore tours from Messina, Taormina (Giardini Naxos) and Catania. Your professional driver will pick you up from your port of call in a Mercedes vehicle, to enjoy a relaxing day away from the crowds. Discover the Island’s beauties at your own pace!

With our exclusive day trips you will discover the art, the archaeology, the history, the cuisine, the people and the breathtaking scenery of this stunning and beautiful island. We guarantee you will be back at your dock well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure.

If you wish to share the cost of a private shore tour by joining a mixed group, a good suggestion is to go to “roll calls” on Cruise Critic and form your own group. Lunch stops are always at authentic, not touristy restaurants that are highly recommended.

Messina originally called Zancle, was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century. The main sights are the Norman Duomo, originally built in the 12th century, it holds an impressive carved altar and a huge inlaid organ; the Bell Tower with the world’s largest astronomical clock in the Piazza del Duomo and the Museo Regionale, where you’ll find an amazing collection of art rescued from the 1908 earthquake, including pieces dating back to the 13th century.

Taormina founded in the 4th century BC is nowadays a chic resort town with gorgeous medieval churches and sweeping views over the Naxos Bay and Mount Etna. The most important attraction is the Greek Theatre, situated at the very top of a hill, it was originally built in the Hellenistic era and completely reconstructed by the Romans for gladiatorial shows, you could admire the spectacular view of the Mount Etna and the Calabrian mountains.

Catania is Sicily’s second largest city and is situated on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna. The symbol of the city is u Liotru, or the Fontana dell’Elefante, assembled in 1736 by Giovanni Vaccarini. It portrays an ancient lavic stone elephant topped by an Egyptian obelisk. Don’t miss the stunning Piazza Università, a nerve center made interesting by the facade of a majestic old university building, and the nearby Castello Ursino.

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