Taormina (Messina) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Taormina (Messina) City Tour  cruise excursion
Overall Rating
The face of Sicily in The Godfather, there is a lot more to this beautiful and charming town than a few scenes in a popular movie. Past residents have included such noteworthy minds as D. H. Lawrence, Truman Capote, and Halldór Laxness.
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2 reviews
Oct 2016
Awesome experience! Comfortable bus ride to Taormina, which was a welcome break from the busy Rhodes and Malta excursions. We had the opportunity to do a little shopping, eat a nice lunch, try some gellato, and explore this charming little town on foot. Would do it again.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image seadiamond
3 reviews
Oct 2016
Nice tour, guide very informative. Just needed a little more free time as is always the case.
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Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Member Image Tbird58
1 review
Sep 2016
It was worth riding the bus up to the town. Beautiful views. We just roamed around the town and tried to go off on side streets away from crowds. Had an amazing lunch at a small restaurant, so it was worth going. Lots of shops with ceramics and other tourist fun stuff. Very pleasant shop owners too.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image SweetDreams3333
1 review
Sep 2016
Mainly and uncomfortable. Lots of tourist shops.
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Provider: Windstar Cruises
Member Image Lally73
1 review
Sep 2016
Coach transfer with a guide who directed us to the main street in Taormina and how to get to the Greek-Roman Theatre remains. Quite pricey transfer but it did not look easy to do this independently.
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Provider: P&O Cruises
Member Image FrankA
1 review
Sep 2016
Guide was informative on the trip to Taormina. We toured on our own. Great place. Town has quaint shops, small streets, no vehicles, good food stops and great views. The Greek theater was awesome. There is a charge to enter. There was plenty of time to see everything, shop and eat.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image ange1957
1 review
Aug 2016
Beautiful town to stroll around and soak up the sights.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image ZapCity
1 review
Aug 2016
Best excursion of the trip.
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Provider: MSC Cruises
Member Image jengaggie92
1 review
Aug 2016
We booked the Taormina on Your Own - nice but not long enough; Just enough time to get down most of the street and grab a bite and you have to head back to get on the bus; The one bad thing - the AC on the bus we were on didn't work and it was miserable... hot, hot, hot!
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image Islaverde
2 reviews
Aug 2016
Joe Bananas with Lucca, we did tour of Godfather, Taormina, it was great. Lucca from Joe Bananas was the best. Informative, patience and really knew his stuff.
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Provider: Joe Bananas
Member Image ukfamilycruisers4
6 reviews
Aug 2016
Great day out in 2 lovely locations with a great guide and good value as well.
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Provider: Sicily with Sebastion.
Member Image 2pretty
2 reviews
Aug 2016
The tour guide was very proud of the clock and was quick to apologize for the poor sanitation system in the city. Tour was stretched out and there were several omissions from the description due to the local-holiday traffic jam and but keen avoidness by the bus driver.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image javajunkie91
1 review
Aug 2016
We enjoyed the city tour and getting to stop for lunch and have local fare.
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Provider: Sicily with Mario
Member Image Angie.zamma
1 review
Aug 2016
Great view although Mt Etna was not visible very cloudly.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image shilapatel7@gmail.com
1 review
Jul 2016
Very good
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image yorky602
1 review
Jul 2016
The only poor tour of the trip, Taormina is a beatiful place to visit but tour guide spoilt it by never shutting up.
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Provider: Cunard Line
Member Image Keeto69
1 review
Jun 2016
We took the cruise transfer to taormina which cost 69 dollars each. The coach took us there and we had just under three hours to explore Taormina on our own before being driven back to the ship. Could probably have done with another hour or so there.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Ashcroft100
1 review
Jun 2016
Well organised and plenty of time to see and visit what you want to see. The botanical gardens were beautiful with a stunning backdrop of the coast
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Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Member Image condo1278
1 review
May 2016
Excellent, inexpensive tour
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image mullock
1 review
May 2016
guide was not optimal.
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Provider: Shore Excursions
Member Image AJinOhio
1 review
May 2016
It was nice to walk around and explore and then have some free time to have a gelato in a cafe and shop.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image MPalermo
1 review
May 2016
Informative and the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean and Etna
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image tfalsky2
1 review
May 2016
Must go to the Greek Theatre. A bit of a walk from the entrance of Taormina but worth it. Lots of shops and little cafes along the way..but not enough time. There was also a garden somewhere..but did not have time to visit. Another beautiful place to visit.
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image Angie1965
1 review
May 2016
Will be going back to this place on holiday: loved it
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image oldwo
2 reviews
May 2016
Well worth the trip to see this hill town with a fascinating history.
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Provider: Cruising Excursions

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