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Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola Half-Day Tour from Catania provided by Etna Tribe

Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola Half-Day Tour from Catania

Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola Half-Day Tour from Catania
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from S$98.63 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Start with an 8:30am pickup from the Catania station, port, or your hotel, then travel to Giardini Naxos, the pretty seaside town just south of Taormina. Sicily’s first Greek colony, Giardini Naxos is rich in history as well as beauty and you’ll learn about its Greek roots as you travel along the seafront, looking out at Naxos Bay. Stop at Isola Bella, a wildlife reserve known as the “peal of the Ionian Sea,” and use your free time here for a dip in the water. Afterward, you’ll head onwards to Castelmola for a stroll through the town. Admire the ruins of its Norman city walls, and stroll around Piazza Duomo to see the Mother Church of Castelmola, a rebuilt cathedral dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari. Later, you’ll visit Taormina to tread the pavements of Corso Umberto and discover its monuments. See the Messina and Catania gates, and check out the medieval Palazzo Corvaja, Teatro Antico, Badia Vecchia, and the Torre dell’Orologio, among other sights. Finally, you’ll have some time to browse Taormina’s shops at your leisure before your return to Catania.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19933P5
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Shuttle bus (return) • Multilingual guide • INFANT - Baby seat • Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe • Entry/Admission - Nike di Kalkis • Entry/Admission - Museo del Castello di Mola • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari • Entry/Admission - Sicily • Entry/Admission - Isola Bella • Entry/Admission - Porta Catania di Taormina • Entry/Admission - Porta Messina • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto • Entry/Admission - Piazza IX Aprile • Entry/Admission - Villa Comunale
Exclusions
Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request) • All that is not specified under “the cost includes" • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina • Entry/Admission - Torre dell'Orologio
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Accommodations, port, and stations in Catania
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Shuttle bus (return) • Multilingual guide • INFANT - Baby seat • Entry/Admission - Etna Tribe • Entry/Admission - Nike di Kalkis • Entry/Admission - Museo del Castello di Mola • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari • Entry/Admission - Sicily • Entry/Admission - Isola Bella • Entry/Admission - Porta Catania di Taormina • Entry/Admission - Porta Messina • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto • Entry/Admission - Piazza IX Aprile • Entry/Admission - Villa Comunale
Exclusions
Authorized tourist guide in Taormina (on request) • All that is not specified under “the cost includes" • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Taormina • Entry/Admission - Torre dell'Orologio
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Accommodations, port, and stations in Catania
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Etna Tribe
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Nike di Kalkis
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Chiesa di San Pancrazio
  • 3
    Museo del Castello di Mola
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Castelmola, ME
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Isola Bella
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Porta Catania di Taormina
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Porta Messina
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 9
    Corso Umberto
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 10
    Piazza IX Aprile
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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franfinn52
Belfast, UK20 contributions
Lovely place
Aug 2019
We done a hop on/ off your which was quite good and you could get off and on where you wanted very good
Written 9 September 2019
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CL0RISSA
New York City, NY21 contributions
Awesome tour with an awesome guide
Booked the half day tour to Giardini Naxos/ Castelmola and Taormina Salvatore Was our guide on this tour. Had a splendid time with him and he let us know the points of interest. He was very informative and kind. Would definitely book again. Enjoyed our tour very much thank you so much Salvatore
Written 19 July 2019
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Maggie P
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Excellent day in Taormina
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our guide, Giuseppe, was very good with English and explained everything to us. The car was very comfortable and he gave us the history behind the town. We had a few free hours in Taormina which was fantastic! It's truly a beautiful place.
Written 16 July 2019
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jessica w
13 contributions
Great trip!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We did the trip to Giardini Naxos, Toarmina and Castelmola. Enzo was our guide and he was so friendly! He told us a lot of stories of Catania and gave us many informations about the cities. It was a great day! Thanks!
Written 22 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

OrganizedChaosNoVa
No Va357 contributions
Ask for Erminia!! We LOVED our day with her!
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our port day in Mykonos was cancelled due to bad weather and we found out we were stopping in Catania. We scrambled to find an excursion and read about this one with Etna Tribe. WOW! Wish we could have spent more time in these beautiful towns!

First of all, Erminia is the best European driver I've ever been with. We were a group of 6 and ALL of us loved our tour. We squeezed a lot into our short time in port and Erminia was so personable and down to earth. I want to go back just to go to Mt Etna on a tour with Erminia. Next time, I WILL!

There's a reason this is the number one tour company in Catania. They know their stuff! I cannot begin to describe the beauty of
Giardini Naxos Castelmola, and Taormina, so I will post some photos. One of my favorite stops on our vacation.

Thank you, Erminia!!! Hope to see you next time.
Written 29 October 2018
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Liana B
Bucharest, Romania115 contributions
Nice tour with great landscapes to see
Aug 2018 • Solo
The guys from my hotel helped to book this tour.
The driver and guide, Giuseppe, picked me up from my hotel around 9AM.
It was a fully booked tour (8 people).
We first went to Castelmola, which is a nice village on top of a rock that offers a nice view of the sea. The castle offers a nice view of Etna and you have time to enjoy it.
Then we went to Taormina for a free stroll (i had time to visit the amazing Greek Theater of Taormina) and Isola Bella where we had about an hour to take a dip in the water or just feel the rocky beach.
Last stop was Giardini-Naxos where we had short stop for taking photos of the beautiful gulf of Naxos.
It was a nice tour and the guide did not rushed us. Even if the tour was supposed to take 5 hours, we got back to Catania at around 4PM.
Written 15 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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