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Taormina (Sicily), Italy-port

Naxos is gateway to the island of Sicily’s strategically significant northeastern region. From this port city, it is a short transfer to Taormina, resting 820 feet above the sea and overlooking imposing Mount Etna. In the early 20th century, Taormina became a colony for expatriate artists and writers, including D H Lawrence. Highlights of any tour of this city would include the remarkably preserved Roman-style Greek Theater, whose acoustics are still appreciated in performances today; the splendid 15th century Palazzo Corvaia; and the Odeon, a small Imperial Age theater set amidst colorful public gardens.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • 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
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Explore Taormina On Your Own
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Hidden Sicily - in the Footsteps of the Godfather
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Mount Etna
    Seated Tour
  • Sicilian Wine Roads
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Taormina and Greco-Roman Theater
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Wine Tasting At Villa San Michele
    Light Activity /Walking

Explore Taormina On Your Own

Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: TAM-008

If you would like to explore Taormina on your own, this private motor coach transfer is ideal.

Situated over 600 feet above sea level and looking down to the Ionian sea, Taormina is a beautiful and unforgettable city. Over the centuries, this picturesque town has fascinated poets and writers, as well as restless painters and artists searching for inspiration in this unique and refreshing climate that gives the impression that it is always springtime.

Seize the day by discovering all Taormina has to offer, enjoying its art, history and shopping, all at your own pace. The shuttle will operate at intervals throughout the day and you should check with the Destination Services Desk for the day's operating schedule.

Please note: Walking on this tour is at the guests' discretion. There are some uneven and cobblestone surfaces found within the town. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; flat, comfortable walking shoes; sun caps and sunglasses are suggested. Shuttles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and alternate means of transportation such as local taxis are available if you do not wish to wait for the shuttle.