Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola half-day tour
Excursions & day trips

Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola half-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the characteristic village of Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily
  • Stroll along the streets of Castelmola and discover its Medieval center
  • Admire the iconic sites of Taormina and enjoy shopping in the Corso Umberto shops
What to expect

Enjoy a full-day tour from Catania to discover three remarkable Sicilian locations and learn more about their importance!

Begin your experience visiting the seaside village of Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily founded in 734 BC. After enjoying a pleasant stroll along the town's promenade, you will head towards Castelmola. Along the way, stop at the Isola Bella Nature Reserve, considered the 'pearl of the Ionian' for its wild beauty. From here, you will admire the spectacular view of the bay that houses the famous Blue Grotto and Cape Taormina, protected by the high walls of Cape St. Andrew's promontories,

In Castelmola, you will admire the ruins of the Norman walls and Piazza Duomo where you'll see the church, rebuilt between 1934 and 1935 on the existing cathedral, and dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari. Lastly, reach Taormina where you'll enjoy free time discovering Corso Umberto's exclusive shops and characteristic craft stores. Admire some of the city's most iconic sites, like Palazzo Corvaja, the Greek Theater, Badia Vecchia and Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and drop off service from Catania's hotels
    • Multilingual guide
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    • Optional visit of Taormina's Greek Theater (€10.00 per person)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-12)
    • Infants (age 0-2)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    This tour offers pick up service from your hotel in Catania. Please provide your pick up address at the moment of purchase.

    What to remember
    • The minimum number of participants for this tour is 2
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable shoes and to bring water, hat, sunglasses, bathing suit and a towel
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Etna Tribe
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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