Catania, Italy
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From $182.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket


The historic towns of Taormina and Castelmola are two of the most scenic in eastern Sicily, and with this tour you can visit both without the hassle of public transportation or the stress of navigating the island’s twisting roads. Take in the highlights of Taormina at your own pace and relax over lunch, then head to Castelmola to enjoy the sweeping views over the coastline from its medieval center.
  • Time-saving transportation to tour Taormina and Castelmola in one day
  • Free time in Taormina to visit sights like the Greek Theater and cathedral
  • Choose to stop in to taste almond wine at the Turrisi café in Castelmola
  • Take in views over Mt. Etna and the Sicilian coastline along the drive

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Specialized guide

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

We will pick you up from any place! Note: the price refers to the departure with pick up from the Catania area or Taormina area. For pick-ups in the Messina and Siracusa area select the option "Departure from Messina".

What To Expect

Corso Umberto

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Comune Di Castelmola

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Allow time for the leisure walk through the town and viewing time in the theater.


13 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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A great experience from our ship!
Tatiana_C, Jun 2023
Such a great use of a day off our cruise ship. Our driver was number accommodating, organized, and on time. Thank you!
Jewel of Sicily
michael_s, May 2023
Our guide Guseppe was very informative and helpful We had a great impression from beauty of Castelmole and Taormina
An amazing tour!
SANNIE_M, May 2023
One thing you should know, is this is not a guided tour. However, it was still AMAZING! Guissipe {I hope I'm spelling that correctly} was fantastic and I really felt I was able to fully enjoy myself without feeling rushed at all. He took me to many key points, I enjoyed this very much!
Thank you for a great tour
DANIELLE_M, Sep 2022
Richard was our driver and he was caring, concerned about us, and directed us to places to see. He made the experience special.
Expensive taxi service is all it was
Stephanie_R, May 2022
It was not a tour at all but an expensive taxi service. We were dropped off at Castemola pointed in two directions; to the right is Castemola and to the left Taormina. Taormina was down below and we spent most of our time wandering around Castemola. No tour guide, no stories about Castemola nor Taormina. We finally were dropped off in Taormina and again spent time walking On my way our own, but no tour.
Response from Host, May 2022
We apologize for what happened, you are right! Unfortunately the driver who had to accompany you on the tour that morning was sick and we had to replace him with one who had started working with us a few days before and only deals with transfers, so he was unaware to carry out the tour properly. The alternative would have been to cancel the tour that morning and refund you the amount, but we thought that between the two alternatives, letting you go anyway, even if with an unprepared driver, would have been better. I hope you will understand our position. unfortunately these unforeseen events can happen, and we are not always prepared for the optimal solution. Regards Taxi Catania NCC
Nice journey
Richard_G, Oct 2019
Armando did a great job of getting us up and down the narrow streets and sharing life in Sicily as well as historic sites. Taormina is a nice little town with a Roman amphitheater and plenty of tourist shops and cafes. Castlemole had a nice view, but not really much else up there to do.
The Best of Sicily
Lionel_G, Sep 2019
We had a wonderful driver named Armando!! Best driver...even in a crazy downpour. Took us where we wanted to go and explained so much along the way as well. Gave us the time we wanted and never rushed us.. wanted us to enjoy the day....and we did! I recommend him highly and had a beautiful day in Sicily!,
Great sights and beautiful time
michael_m, Sep 2019
Our tour of Taormina and Castelmola took our breath away. Our driver/guide Alex was wonderful. He got us to sights along the way and gave us great recommendations on where to go when we were on our own in both towns and also had a bonus stop in Messina. I would highly recomend this small group private tour.
Taxi but Not custom tour
SANDRA O, Sep 2019
On time, well presented, excellent vehicle. Driver explained while driving. Not a walking guided tour. Loved Castelmola the best. Arrive there first so not crowded. Views are the best. Taormina of course busy. If you want to go into Theater plan for possible long lines to purchase tickets. Allow time for the leisure walk through the town and viewing time in the theater. 1 1/2 -2 hrs total. Driver also took us for a driving tour through Catania. A nice bonus.
Castelmola und Taormina, in dieser Reihenfolge
Anett_S, Sep 2022
Sehr netter Fahrer (Riccardo), schöne Route, viele gute, nützliche Tipps, schöne Stops, absolut empfehlenswert.
Meilleur driver
Sonia_N, Aug 2020
Très agréable excursion, Un guide au top, très cultivé, serviable, a l'écoute et attentionné, je recommande!!

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