OVERVIEW: This tour takes you along the beautiful coast of Sicily to the ancient town of Taormina.
HIGHLIGHTS: Enjoy the ride along the Sicilian coast. You'll have the opportunity to stroll through the ancient town of Taormina. See the Palazzo Corvaia, browse the boutiques and visit the ancient Greek Theater on your own.
NOTES: There is an approximately 0.25 mile incline from the bus parking lot to the village gates. This tour involves approximately 3 hours on your own. This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees. If guests should miss the return bus, transportation back to the vessel is their own responsibility and at their own expense.
Enjoy the ride along the Sicilian coast as you travel to the mountainside town of Taormina. You’ll have plenty of time on your own to stroll through the town, browse the boutiques and visit the ancient Greek Theater if you like.
-Take a scenic drive through the mountainous east coast of Sicily
-Taormina: Stroll the ancient town at your own pace
This tour will take you on a scenic drive along the mountainous east coast of Sicily. You’ll stop below the village of Taormina and proceed uphill (on foot) to the town gates. Built in the 3rd century BC, the city was completely renovated by the Romans. In Taormina, you’ll have approximately 3 hours to explore the village at your own pace. Walk through the ancient squares and stroll along the cobblestone streets to Palazzo Corvaia; a 15th century structure adorned with classic double windows. On your own, visit the Greek Theater, built in the 3rd century BC. Renowned for its width and unique acoustic qualities, the theater is still used today for open-air concerts. On a clear day, the site offers views of the snowcapped peak of Mt. Etna. Enjoy refreshments or lunch in a local cafe and shopping in the boutiques on Corso Umberto.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your Sea Pass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
-Camera and local currency
-Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
-Light, casual attire and a hat are recommended.
-An escort will be on the coach to and from Taormina.
-There is an approximately 0.25 mile incline from the bus parking lot to the village gates.
-This tour involves approximately 3 hours on your own. Walking is at your own discretion. All touring must be done on foot.
-This tour does not include lunch or entrance fees.
-If guests should miss the return bus, transportation back to the vessel is their own responsibility and at their own expense.