Taormina Shore Excursion: Taormina and Mt Etna Day Trip
Tour description provided by Viator
While you’re in port in Taormina, your private driver will chauffeur you along the fabulous Sicilian coast to discover Taormina and Mt Etna. On this full-day private shore excursion, see one of the world's most active volcanoes -- the majestic and fascinating Mt Etna. Then, experience the charming town of Taormina and visit its ancient theater and the Palazzo Corvaja. As you travel through these exquisite coastal landscapes and explore at your own pace, you’ll get to experience a taste of Southern Italy.
When your cruise ship docks in Taormina, head off on a shore excursion to see the best of the Sicilian coast. Admire the majestic Mt Etna, which was considered by the Ancient Greeks to be the realm of Vulcan -- the Italian god of fire. Unpredictable and ever changing, this mountain rises well over 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) above sea level, making it the second-highest mountain in Western Europe, after Mont Blanc in the Alps.
Next, pass through the town of Giarre before arriving at the Crateri Silvestri. Explore the strange lunar landscape and be sure to take photos of this spectacular place. Next, your driver will take you to one of Sicily’s most beautiful places – Taormina. This charming town has been a world-famous resort since the end of the 19th century. Known for its unspoiled natural beauty and climate, the inhabitants have preserved their local culture and ancient history.
Enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense) at a charming outdoor café and taste some of the local specialties. See the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, built by the Greeks during the 3rd century BC. Look out over the magnificent Bay of Naxos and Mt Etna before visiting the Palazzo Corvaja. This palace, built in the 14th and 15th centuries, is named after one of the oldest and most famous families of Taormina, who owned it from 1538 to 1945, and represents several different architectural styles: Arab, Gothic and Norman.
At the end of your day, your driver will bring you back to your ship at the Port of Taormina.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Taormina port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
- Private driver
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
What isn't included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)