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The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina

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The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Taking a day trip to Taormina and Savoca is a cinch on this guided tour from Messina. Skip the hassle of public transit and head out from the city in a private vehicle, stopping to visit attractions such as filming locations from 'The Godfather' and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Isola Bella.
  • Savoca and Taormina tour from Messina
  • Visit filming locations featured in the iconic movie 'The Godfather'
  • Pick up tips and insight from a guide
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned bus
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Transport by air-conditioned bus
Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

FOR THE CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The guide will meet you inside of the port, on the left side of the ship. She will have a signboard on which will be written the name of our company: DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY and you will also see our logo: A LION HEAD.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

FOR THE GUESTS THAT ARE NOT CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: The meeting point at our office DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY, located in Via I Settembre, 110.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum number applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY
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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina.

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  • "At the top there is a man selling bread- buy it!!!" See review

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star-5
Awesome!!!
Passenger671882
, Oct 2018
Great excusion -Chiara was beautiful and very knowledgeable. The places were beautiful and the driver very good. At the top there is a man selling bread- buy it!!! It is absolutely the best bread ever!!!!
star-5
Awesome Tour
Purple-Grapes
, Oct 2018
Our guide Tania was outstanding! The tour really gives you a great experience of Sicily in a short time.
star-5
Guide was knowledgeable. She didn't...
Rennan A
, Jul 2016
Guide was knowledgeable. She didn't hurry us up. Pace was good.
star-5
This was a wonderful tour. The drive...
MARIAN E H
, Jun 2016
This was a wonderful tour. The drive to the Godfather sites was beautiful. We took this tour mainly to be able to see some of the beautiful country side. So glad we did because it was amazing. Afterward we visited Taorimina which is basically a long street with lots of shopping and restaurants. We did not have much time there but that suited us just fine because we wanted to see the country side more than we wanted to shop.
star-2
I signed up for this tour based on...
julydoll10
, Jun 2016
I signed up for this tour based on the description as given. We were on a cruise ship so had a small window to visit the area. Our tour was due to start at 8:30 am. Our tour guide Chiara told us we had to wait for a group of 8 people. We were forced to wait OVER one hour for a group who just straggled late with no explanation. This was very unfair to those of us who got there on time and ultimately took away from our time on the tour. I understand some Italian and the tour guide was on the phone with her boss who was clearly telling her to wait for the late group with no consideration for everyone else who arrived on time. Our first stop in Savoca was lovely. Our next stop was advertised as a visit to Forza D'argo and we did not go there. I showed the tour guide the tour description and she just said they did not go there with no further explanation. I wanted to see the monastery and this is one of the reasons I booked this tour. Taormina was lovely and we enjoyed this but most of the people on tour were not happy about the one hour delay and also about not going to Forza D'Argo. No one should wait more than 15 for latecomers. I have alerted Viator about both of these issues and while the tour guide was personable and interesting these other two issues took away for the experience.
star-3
too much bad coordinating by sub...
David G
, May 2016
too much bad coordinating by sub contractor....Messina tours were not allowed into port while other tour guides were there to meet groups at the boat too much time on the big, big, bus with only 12 people
star-2
Since tour leader was unable to come...
Michael H
, May 2016
Since tour leader was unable to come near the ship, getting everyone together was delayed. Printed instructions with tickets said to meet in terminal and there was no terminal at the port. Enjoyed Taormina but bus was multi tasking and we were delayed in being picked up by by almost an hour. Therefore, with the long trip between the sites, we had only 20 minutes for the Godfather tour.
star-3
Had this tour happened as...
Inna G
, May 2016
Had this tour happened as advertised, it would've been perfect. The description was leave from Messina, visit Savoca for the Godfather experience, then to the charming Taormina for a few hours and the short stop at the Messina historic center. We were promised a private tour for 8 people.. Instead, our group was combined with another group that was on the Taormina and Castelmola tour on a big bus for 18 people. We waited 40 min while 18 people used the toilet in the Vitelli bar, then spent time waiting for people at Castelmola. In the end, we had only a short hour at Taormina which was not nearly enough for that most charming place. I would highly recommend this tour but just make sure you get a small group.
star-4
Although most tours in the Messina...
Gene M
, May 2016
Although most tours in the Messina area take you to Taormina, it added an extra layer of interest to see the bar where Michael Corleone met his future bride, and the church where they got married in the Godfather movie. Prior to leaving for Europe my wife and I watched the movie and recognized both of those areas. As with other tours in Italy and Greece, much of the travel on this tour takes place on mountain roads that switch back and forth with the vehicle literally hanging over the edge of a cliff. Looking down into a gorge definitely gets your heart racing. We were told by several people that for the best gelato, you go to Sicily, and we found that to be the case. The only downside of this tour was that our guide did not have the best command of English, so it made much of what she said hard to understand. She also stayed quiet during some of the travel between towns, something which guides on other tours we took didn't do. They were always able to fill in the lulls with interesting tidbits. But we would recommend the tour to others.

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