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The bus ride from Messina to Taormina is less than 2 hours. Taormina is a beautiful small town. Make sure to go there.

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20 minutes ago, NiaGara-Buff said:

The bus ride from Messina to Taormina is less than 2 hours. Taormina is a beautiful small town. Make sure to go there.

Thank you. Is that a public bus?

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Yes, it's a public bus. Operated only a few times a day. make sure to check the schedule not to miss the return service.

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We ended up (after considering the bus) booking a driver with others from our roll call. While slightly more expensive, it gave us the piece of mind that we weren’t going to miss the ship...and we visited a winery too!

 

There appeared to be a number of taxis waiting at the port looking to take folks to Taromina...I can’t comment on how hard t was to find a taxi back to Messina! 

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I rented a car with full insurance from Avis (1block from pier) for about 50€ and drove to Taormina and Castelmola. It was an easy drive on a highway which you cannot get lost on. Just make sure you drive in the right lane and not the left passing lane. It was a pretty cheap outing for 4 people.

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Any suggestions on a tour for Taormina and Mt Etna. We would like to join a private tour and share cost. 

 

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6 minutes ago, 2KentuckyCats said:

Any suggestions on a tour for Taormina and Mt Etna. We would like to join a private tour and share cost. 

 

What cruise line are you going on?

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To join private tours, you need to check on your Roll Call, located here:

 

 

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On 5/9/2019 at 9:06 AM, 2KentuckyCats said:

Any suggestions on a tour for Taormina and Mt Etna. We would like to join a private tour and share cost. 

 

We did Sicily with Mario with a group; it included Mt. Etna and Taormina with an excellent guide.

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On 5/9/2019 at 9:23 AM, 2KentuckyCats said:

NCL Jade. June 9

Ncl had a taormina tour option where they drove you to from taormina and cruise port and let explore taormina on your own for a few hours. It was a lot less money than the guided taormina tour in case you are interested. I had not seen that option online, only once on the ship it was listed as a shore excursion. You could see my etna in the distance clearly. Taormina was beautiful. Loved it  

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In Messina, we used CITY SIGHTSEEING MESSINA bus service. 

The bus departure from Messina around 10-10:30 and arrive in Taormina around 11:30.  The same bus will take you back to Messina around 3:30-4.   You will have 3 hours to visit Taormina.  Not a bad option and it only costs $28 per person.

 

https://www.city-sightseeing.it/en/tours-to-taormina-fromlow-cost-transfers/

 

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