Sicily Private Tours & Cruise ship tours

We provide Sicily private tours and Cruise tours from Messina to some of the most beautiful places of Sicily such as TaorminaCastelmola, Savoca, Siracusa and Mount Etna.

Explore the medieval unspoiled villages of the Godfather locations through the scenic way along the Ionian coast or travel west along the fishing villages on the Tyrrhenian coast line en route to Cefalu’, Santo Stefano di Camastra and Castelbuono or enjoy the views over the beautiful Isola Bella’s natural reserve en route to Taormina.

Discover the seductive beauty of charming Taormina, the impressive national park of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe.

Enjoy our special  tours designed for food and wine lovers and all that it represents.Sample some of the best Sicilian products while sipping the well known prized Etna’s wines in a evocative natural context made of ancient and new lava fields, sea views and lush vegetations.

Let yourself  be carried by the passion of your local driver on an unforgettable  sightseeing among history and culture.

Other activities such as  enogastronomic, body rafting and guided tours are also available on request.

Top Private tours of Sicily

Godfather tour
Godfather and Taormina tour from Messina port

Visit Savoca and Forza D’Agrò and Castelmola; The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by   Francis Ford Coppola  and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo‘s best-selling novel of the same name.

The beautiful city of Syracuse and Ortygia
Syracuse Ortygia tour

Syracuse can be divided into two distinct areas. On one side is the island of Ortygia, the site of first human settlements and home to Syracuse’s  most  ancient history .On the other is the modern city, with its architectural….

The Cyclope riviera; Catania, Acitrezza and Acicastello
Catania & Cyclope Riviera tour

For the better or for the worse, the development of the city has been conditioned by its proximity to Mount Etna. It has benefited from the fertile of the soil on its slopes…

Cefalu' and Castelbuono tour
Our first stop today is in Cefalù, an old greek settlement built to celebrate the victory of the syracusans over Carthage.

The shores are among the most beautiful in Sicily, also for the landscapes and limpidity of the water. These beaches are the second home for many citizens from Messina who like to spend here most of their  summer time.

 

The Sicilian Baroque towns of Ragusa, Modica and Noto
A triumph of Sicilian Baroque style, with it's majestic steps, detailed ornamentation and curving facades, Noto is a real jem of Baroque architecture.

The great reconstruction began the same year, when sicily was ruled by the spanish Viceroi. Some towns, were rebuilt where they existed as Catania and Siracuse,while others were entirely rebuilt on a new sites as Noto, Avola, Ragusa Ibla.

The Valley of the temples and the turkish staircase
Selinunte was first excavated in the early 19th-century. When Rahl' al'Asnam arrived here named Selinunte as the village of columns..

The archeological research so far reveals that the city exploited the favoureble conditions of the land and probably developed regularly from the very beginning,with a network of streets that  met at right angles.

The Roman villa del Casale and the ceramic town of Caltagirone
Sicilian ceramics

This tour will introduce you to wonderful landscapes of  hillsides with orange and lemon trees,animal farms and a whole different set of scenery being more dry and arid further southdue to a different climate.

The capital city of Palermo and Monreale
The capital of Sicily is built along the bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino. Palermo owes its name to the sea: it was originally called Panormus, or “port”, in Phoenician times.

The capital of Sicily is built along the bay at the foot of Monte Pellegrino. Palermo owes its name to the sea: it was originally called Panormus, or “port”, in Phoenician times. The town prospered under the Romans, but its golden age was under the Arab domination, when it rivalled Cordoba and Cairo in beauty.

Cruise shore tours from the main ports of Sicily

We offer private tours and excursions from port of Messina, either your cruise ship is docking in to port of Messina for half a day or all day long, we are the perfect solution for you or your family. We are a young small company and have achieved some experience in tailored private tours and excursions for small individuals groups travelling to our beautiful Sicily over the years.

Top private tours from port

ENOGASTRONOMIC TOUR

Visit two of the region’s top rated wineries as Murgo and Barone di Villagrande in an uforgettable Enogastronomic tour. The world famous cuisine of Sicily is a reflection of the island’s bounty and biodiversity,

CASTELMOLA AND TAORMINA
Castelmola & Taormina tour from Messina port

Drive to the nedieval village of Castelmola from which you can enjoy a stunning view over the strait of Messina and Taormina as well. On the way to Castelmola the 11° Century Saracens fortress is a must. During our scenic drive we can also admire the famous Isola Bella, once home of Florence Travelyan . The rest of your time is to be spent in Taormina on your own.

ETNA AND WINERY VISIT
Food & wine tour Enogastronomic

Visit Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Our first stop will be in the charming village of Zafferana Etnea to visit a local honey farm, in this place will also be possible to taste a variety of Sicilian products as olive oil, baked olives, tomatoes, anions, capers etc.

GODFATHER AND TAORMINA
Godfather and Taormina tour

Visit Savoca, Forza D’agro and Taormina. A delightful day trip to the fascinating town of Savoca ( less than 1500 people)  to see st. Lucy church which  was  used by Coppola in the Godfather part one in 1972 and the Vitelli bar, also used in the movie.

If you are planning to spend a week or so, we have already selected a couple of itineraries to let you enjoy the most important landmarks of Sicily.
All the excursions can also be tailored to meet your needs

Highlights tour of Sicily

Castelmola and Taormina tour, will pick you up from Messina port and drive you to eastern Sicily to visit two of the most charming medieval villages.

Highlights tour of Sicily itinerary: 9 days – 8 nights (2 nights in Palermo – 1 night in Agrigento – 2 nights in Ragusa – 3 nights in Taormina 

Private week tour of Sicily

Trapani salt pans - Highlights tour of Sicily

(8 days and 7 nights), to discover the most important highlights of the island. You will have to take care  of all yours  facilities by choosing the hotels or bed and breackfast that best suit your needs and we will think of providing all the trasportations and local tours guides (if requested), needed for the whole private tours.

6 days wine tour of Sicily

Private Shore Excursions from Messina port - Wine tasting tours on M. Etna

This itinerary allow you to experience a perfect mix of local culture, excellent wines, food, and some of the oldest villages on Eastern Sicily, especially around the fertile slopes of Mount Etna…

Other activities available