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Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola 5-Hour Tour

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Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola 5-Hour Tour

From US$ 73.46 per person

Visit the ancient towns of Giardini Naxos and Taormina on a 5-hour bus tour from Catania. Swim in the Ionian Sea at Isola Bella, learn more about the Greek history of Sicily and more.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the old fishing town of Giardini Naxos
  • Swim in the Ionian Sea at the nature reserve of Isola Bella
  • Visit the almond wine village of Castelmola
  • Discover the historic monuments of Taormina
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Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Catania, and then travel by bus to the seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Continue to the beautiful almond wine village of Castelmola on the Ionian coast. View the small and lovely island of Isola Bella from above, connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. Get stunning views of the bay and promontories of Capo Sant’Andrea, and cool down with a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. Move on to the pretty resort town of Taormina and get a stunning view of the Messina Gate from the Corso Umberto on arrival. See the important monuments of the historic town center, including the Palazzo Corvaja, Teatro Antico and medieval Cattedrale Fortezza. Get some time to browse the boutique stores and handicraft shops before the return trip to Catania.

  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Pick-up is available from the city center
  • Transportation by bus
  • Multilingual assistance
  • Multilingual guide (available on request)
  • Optional visit to the Greek theater (€10.00)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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A very nice tour with lots of information about the area! You really see a lot during this time and get a good impression of the area. Time in Taormina is a bit short - but if you are on the move fast, you can see the most famous sights of the city including the Teatro Antico. However, as the tour leads through a winding area, very sensitive people should take precautions in case of nausea.

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September 19, 2020

We had great fun.

We shared this experience with the guide Simone, an intelligent boy who was able to explain very well what we went to visit. He didn't just do his job, on the contrary he was very friendly and made us live this tour as if we were among friends. I recommend it to many, unforgettable places.

October 12, 2019

Great tour !

With my 11 month old baby and my nonna , our driver picked us up at our hotel . Was helpful and understood everything that comes with baby traveling lol. We were 6 guests - anything we asked we got answered. Spoke great English & Italian. He was able to share to everyone what we were all asking. We had a beautiful time at Isola Bella ( bring saddles or shoes . There is no sand but beautiful rock beach. Catelmola was small but my favorite with all the ins and outs- up few stairs and down inside the town. Gives you a wonderful piece of culture. Taomina nice too. Lots of stores so bring money to spend! Our guide knew a great stand in restaurant. We had 1.5 hours and it literally flew by. We took our time not keeping track. Recommendation : have a quick bite to eat or snack & walk straight to the Greek theater ( if you like history) then work yourself back up. People playing Italian music amazing. 5 Star Tour worth it!! Taking another a day tour with them in 2 days. Arrivederci!

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June 5, 2018

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