Sicily shore excursions

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PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE MAIN PORTS OF CALL OF SICILY

PRIVATE DEPARTURES: ON REQUEST (NO COLLECTIVE DEPARTURES - MINIMUM 6 PARTICIPANTS)

We offer private shore excursions from the main ports of call of Sicily: Messina, Palermo, Catania and Taormina (Giardini Naxos). Thanks to these private excursions, you will leave the crowd behind you, enjoying your private driver for a more personalized service. Entry fees, meals, beverages, extra, not included.

PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM PALERMO

SHORE EXCURSION 1: PALERMO AND MONREALE 

Departure from the Port of Palermo. The visit of Palermo starts with the magnificent XII century Cathedral, it is a mix of architectural styles and a pantheon of royalty. Inside the Cathedral there also are the tombs of King Ruggero II and king Federico II. At short distance the imposing Palazzo dei Normanni, which was built by the Arabs and afterwards used and modified by the Normans and by the Spanish Viceroys. We will continue along Corso Calatafimi to reach the city of Monreale, home of one of the most imposing Cathedrals of Italy. It was built in the XII century and it is famous for its Byzantine mosaics that decorates the interior walls (they are the second vastest mosaics in the world) and for the nearby Benedictine Cloister. Back to Palermo and stop to the Capuchin’s Catacombs where, through a maze of corridors, are kept thousands of bodies with their original dresses, mummified between the XVI and the XIX century. Free time for lunch in the city centre. In the afternoon, we will reach Monte Pellegrino, which is “the most beautiful promontory in the world” according to Goethe. We will see the sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the Patron Saint of Palermo; this was built nearby the cave where the Saint lived as an hermit and than eventually died in the XII century. Panoramic tour along the Mondello beach and return to the port.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 2: CEFALÙ AND PALERMO 

The excursion starts from the Port of Palermo. First stop is in Cefalù, a medieval town founded in the XII century by the Norman King Ruggero II, on the site of a previous settlement. It is a beautiful small city, so that the Norman King Federico II called it “Urbs Placentissima”. During our walk through the streets of Cefalù we will visit the Cathedral and its Byzantine mosaics, which include the portrayal of the “Cristo Pantokrator”. Continue to the Old Washhouse and the ancient port to admire the imposing old defense city walls. A visit to the Mandralisca Museum will let you admire the painting of the “Unknown man”, a masterpiece by Antonello da Messina, this is just one of the few works kept in the XV century painter’s homeland. Free time for lunch and shopping. Back in Palermo to visit the historical city centre. The “Quattro Canti” a square where four magnificent XVII century palaces with convex facades face each other. “Piazza Pretoria” with its magnificent Fountain, then the Municipal building, and then the Martorana Church and the San Cataldo Church. In the end, we will reach the “Piazza del Duomo” to admire the Cathedral, and then to the “Palazzo dei Normanni” with its “Cappella Palatina”. The excursion ends at the “Piazza del Teatro Massimo”, one of the largest opera houses in Europe. Free time for shopping and return to the port.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 3: SELINUNTE AND THE SALT WAY ROAD, MARSALA 

Departure from the port of Palermo or from your hotel for a fascinating experience in the archaeological site of Selinunte, the old “Selinus”, the last Greek city of southern Sicily. A beautiful walk through the ruins of the city and the Temple will bring you back at the time when the Carthaginians and the Greeks fought in these places for the supremacy on the Mediterranean. After one hour drive, you will admire one of the most famous landscapes of Sicily: the salt lakes of Nubia and the old Saltpans near to the modern ones. In this Natural Reserve you will have the possibility to visit the Salt Museum and taste the typical lunch of the “Salinaru” (those who harvest salt in the Saltpans). A panoramic road will lead us to Marsalawhere you will have the possibility to visit its Museum, which is famous all over the world because it houses a Phoenician Ship. Not so far from the Museum, in a little wine-shop, you can taste the famous Marsala dessert wine. Return to the port of Palermo.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 4: SEGESTA AND ERICE 

Departure from the port of Palermo. After one hour and a half drive we will reach the ancient town of Segesta, which was probably built between the V and the IV century b. C. on a large plateau, in a naturally well defendable position. You will have the possibility to visit the Greek Theatre and the magnificent Doric Temple, dating from the last 30 years of the V century. The Theatre and the Temple are located on two separate hills. We will continue to the medieval town of Erice, which was founded by the “Elymians”; this city was an important Religious site dedicated to the Goddesses of fertility. You will admire the XII century Norman Castle, surrounded by a beautiful park; walking along the ancient alleys you can visit some of the pastry shops, famous for the marzipan pastries and other delicacies such as the almond and pistachio pastries. In the afternoon return to the port of Palermo or to your hotel.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM MESSINA

SHORE EXCURSION 1: TAORMINA

With our driver along the eastern coast of Sicily to Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily. On arrival you will visit to the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 2: MOUNT ETNA AND TAORMINA

With our driver to reach the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. On arrival time at leisure to take the cable-car and reach 2700 m.t. (optional to pay on spot). Then departure along the eastern coast of Sicily to reach Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily. Here you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 3: TAORMINA AND CASTELMOLA

With our driver to reach the nice village of Castelmola situated on top of Taormina. On arrival time at leisure to to taste the famous almond wine in a very nice local bar. Then short drive to Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily, where you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 4: THE GODFATHER TOUR

With our driver along the Sicilian coast to reach the nice town of Savoca, one of the attractive places in the environ of Taormina. Here took place Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather II. Then to Forza d'Agrò, a nice medieval town with a great view of the coast where Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot several scenes for "The Godfather III" in 1990.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 15 persons (we do not collect bookings).

PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM TAORMINA (GIARDINI NAXOS)

SHORE EXCURSION 1: MOUNT ETNA AND TAORMINA

With our driver to reach the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. On arrival time at leisure to take the cable-car and reach 2700 m.t. (optional to pay on spot). Then departure along the eastern coast of Sicily to reach Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily. Here you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 2: TAORMINA AND CASTELMOLA

With our driver to reach the nice village of Castelmola situated on top of Taormina. On arrival time at leisure to to taste the famous almond wine in a very nice local bar. Then short drive to Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily, where you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 3: SIRACUSA AND CATANIA

With our driver along the eastern coast of Sicily in order to reach Siracusa. Built in 735 B.C. from the Athens colonist, Siracusa is today the most important witness of the Greek empire in Sicily. Here you will visit the archaeological park where you will find the Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheatre and the Paradise quarry. Then walking tour of Ortigia Island before returning to Catania for shopping time and for the visit of the city centre.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 4: THE GODFATHER TOUR

With our driver along the Sicilian coast to reach the nice town of Savoca, one of the attractive places in the environ of Taormina. Here took place Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather II. Then to Forza d'Agrò, a nice medieval town with a great view of the coast where Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot several scenes for "The Godfather III" in 1990.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM CATANIA

SHORE EXCURSION 1: MOUNT ETNA AND TAORMINA

With our driver to reach the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. On arrival time at leisure to take the cable-car and reach 2700 m.t. (optional to pay on spot). Then departure along the eastern coast of Sicily to reach Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily. Here you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 2: TAORMINA AND CASTELMOLA

With our driver to reach the nice village of Castelmola situated on top of Taormina. On arrival time at leisure to to taste the famous almond wine in a very nice local bar. Then short drive to Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily, where you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street. Time at leisure for shopping.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 3: TAORMINA AND CATANIA

With our driver along the eastern coast of Sicily to Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily. On arrival you will visit to the Greek-Roman theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Corso Umberto street, before returning toCatania for shopping time and for the visit of the city centre.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 4: SIRACUSA AND CATANIA

With our driver along the eastern coast of Sicily in order to reach Siracusa. Built in 735 B.C. from the Athens colonist, Siracusa is today the most important witness of the Greek empire in Sicily. Here you will visit the archaeological park where you will find the Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheatre and the Paradise quarry. Then walking tour of Ortigia Island before returning to Catania for shopping time and for the visit of the city centre.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

SHORE EXCURSION 5: THE GODFATHER TOUR

With our driver along the Sicilian coast to reach the nice town of Savoca, one of the attractive places in the environ of Taormina. Here took place Francis Ford Coppola's movie The Godfather II. Then to Forza d'Agrò, a nice medieval town with a great view of the coast where Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot several scenes for "The Godfather III" in 1990.

Rates on request; we accept private bookings starting from 6 persons (we do not collect bookings).

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