Eyes of Rome

Shore Excursion: Mt. Etna and Taormina

Discover Sicily's Beauty from the energic vulcano to the stunning cliffsides


  • Archeology
  • History
  • Nature

What makes this tour Special

Reach a summit of the highest volcano in Europe. The cable car ride is a once in a lifetime experience!

Explore the town of Taormina, a very fruitful past is waiting to be discovered here with one of the best intact Greek theatres in the country being its centrepoint.

No need to worry about navigating the transport system, your driving guide will be with you from your pick up until dropping you back to the port.

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


12 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour


This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


You will be accompanied through this one day tour by your private driver guide.

What's Included
  • Meet & Greet your driver at Messina Port
  • Round Trip from Messina with Private English Speaking Driver

Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance tickets to any desired sites (available upon request)

Sites you’ll visit

  • Port of Messina
  • Volcano Etna
  • Ancient Greek Theatre
  • Taormina
  • The Port of Messina, which has remained almost completely unchanged throughout the centuries, maintaining its natural form, is the widest berth in Sicily. Though its vocation as a commercial port has waned, in the past it received and sheltered vessels of any tonnage from windy or adverse sea conditions. Today, though not a trading port, it is a refueling station for sea going vessels. The city has been known for centuries as the doorway to Sicily, and its livelihood now depends largely on tourists visiting not only Messina, but the entire Island.
  • Mt Etna in Sicily, locally called "Mongibello", is Europe's largest and most active volcano. Its frequent eruptions are often accompanied by large lava flows, but rarely pose danger to inhabited areas. Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic record of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years. The views in while traveling to the 2,700 metre summit via cable car are simply breathtaking. With the added suspense of being on Europe's most active volcano, it's a once in a lifetime experience for thrill seekers.
  • This Greek Theatre is one of the largest of its kind in all of Sicily, second only to the Greek Theatre of Siracusa. Built in the third century BC, the theatre is remarkably well preserved and is still used today for opera and musical performances.
  • Perched on the cliffside overlooking the beautiful Sicilian sea and the famous "Isola Bella", you will find Taormina. You can spend days here without a problem. taste the great local food, take the sun along the beaches or be inspired by the ancient Roman Theatre and Odeon. Going to Taormina means to rest your body and your soul.

Tour description

When in Sicily, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the treasures of this unique island.

You’ll have the exclusive experience of climbing the ‘Etna’, the highest Volcano in Europe, along with the visit of the ancient town of Taormina, a cliffside Sicilian gem with a breathtaking view over the sea.

Starting with our professional meet and greet service from Messina port, you'll be on your way to the highest point of the island in no time. The views you will take in while traveling to the 2,700 metre summit via cable car are simply breathtaking. With the added suspense of being on Europe's most active volcano, it's a once in a lifetime experience for thrill seekers.

Upon returning to your Private driving guide, set off to one of the most magical towns in the whole of Italy. Taormina has been under control of many great reigns for centuries from the Greeks, to the Arabs, to the Ancient Romans, meaning the town has a huge historical heritage. The vocal point of the town is the well preserved Ancient Greek theatre. Your driving guide will accompany you through the site, detailing historic events that occurred here and showing you great vantage points looking out to the wonderfully blue waters below, a scene that people have been enjoying since the construction of the theatre in the third century BC. After stopping at Taormina's main square, you will have your return drive back to the port of Messina in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge 50 % of your bookingfor no-shows or cancellations made within 168 hours of your tour date. For bookings confirmed through deposit-downpayment, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge the remaining tour balance on the day of the tour on the credit card provided during check out
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 168 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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