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Barcelona to Venice

PATH OF THE GODS | 10 Nights | Departs May 29, 2014

 

Messina (Sicily), Italy

Messina (Sicily), Italy-port

Messina, the third largest city in Sicily, was the most important port of departure for European knights on their way to the Crusades in the Middle Ages. Today, this extensively rebuilt port city still boasts many historically and architecturally significant landmarks, particularly the renowned cathedral with its unusual astronomical clock, the 12th century Catania Church and the ornate Teatro Vittorio Emanuele. Messina is also the starting point for a day trip to the peak of breath-taking Mt. Etna-Crateri Silvestri.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Taormina & Greek Theatre
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Highlights of Messina
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • The Cape of Tindari
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Beautiful Taormina & Mt. Etna
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • The Land of the Godfather
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Mt. Etna 4x4 Expedition
    Most Active or StrenuousRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Taormina, Lava River & Wine Tasting
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Castelmola & Taormina
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Sicilian Wine
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Taormina and Greek Theater

    Moderate Activity/Walking
    Duration: 5 hours
    Tour Code: mna-001
    Price:

    Free

    Dating from the 4th century, Taormina boasts a charming, medieval character that remains unspoiled, despite the many visitors to this Sicilian village overlooking the Ionian Sea.

    Walking the scenic, narrow streets with your guide, you will behold sites such as the famed, 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja and the popular Greek Theater from the 3rd century B.C. While the theater is still used for summer performances, it is difficult to look anywhere from here but eastward at the astoundingly beautiful seascape with towering Mount Etna in the distance.

    Later, enjoy a stroll along Corso Umberto, the town's main street, which is flanked by fine old houses and beautiful churches. You may also visit Taormina's aromatic Public Garden, or feel free to wander into the many small lanes where you can shop for local handicrafts.

    Please note: This tour includes a significant amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and not recommended for those with mobility concerns. Light-weight clothing; comfortable, flat walking shoes; sun cap and sunscreen are suggested.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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