Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina

Cultural & Theme Tours in Taormina
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Tour description

The Gorges of Alcantara are a spectacular place unique in the world. With a height of 50 meters they create a real canyon originated by a cooling phenomena of antiques lava flows, generated by the cold water of the Alcantara river. The Botanic Park of the gorges allows visit to this show of nature in every moment of the year with the maximum comfort and safety. From May to September when the level of the water is lower it is possible to explore a part of the canyon, polished by the water during the years. During this 7-hour guided trek there is also a visit to Taormina, one of the most suggestive places in Sicily, rich in culture, art and history.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: La Madonnina del Porto, Messina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe stele was raised by the will of Archbishop Angelo PainoPass By: Fontana di Nettuno, Messina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe fountain of Neptune is the second fountain created in Messina by Giovanni Angelo MontorsoliPass By: Chiesa di S. Francesco all'Immacolata, Messina, Province of Messina, SicilyIt is an impressive temple, the second in size for the churches of MessinaStop At: Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, Messina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe Sanctuary of Cristo Re is located in the panoramic point of the city of Messina where we will do a short stop at the end of the tour. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Alcantara River Park, Castiglione di Sicilia, Province of Catania, SicilyA natural canyon created by the cold water of the river Alcantara. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Corso Umberto, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe main street of Taormina where the major part of the monuments are situated. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Porta Catania di Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyPorta Catania delimits the southern part of Corso Umberto I, is part of the second city wall and its construction dates back to 1440Duration: 5 minutes

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Collective tour
  • Entry/Admission - Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
  • Entry/Admission - Alcantara River Park
  • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included