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2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

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Messina, Italy
2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Explore the historic city of Messina on a walking tour with a local guide that’s a great overview and orientation for first-time visitors. Learn about Sicily’s Arab-Norman heritage as you make your way from Cathedral Square to a series of churches, landmarks, and artwork, and hear stories from Messina’s fascinating past. Multiple departures are available throughout the day.
  • Messina walking tour with a local guide
  • Meet your guide at a centrally-located point, or at your hotel
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • Departures available throughout the day
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
  • Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere , Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    The guide will meet you OUT OF THE EXIT GATE of the ship terminal wearing an orange scarf and a signboard with our logo: A LION HEAD.

  • Via I Settembre, 110 , 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.

  • Messina , Messina, Metropolitan City of Messina, Italy
  • MESSINA PORT
  • GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
  • Via G. Garibaldi, 111 , Via G. Garibaldi, 111, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

    The tour will end in Via Garibaldi only 2 minutes away from the original departure point.

    For the participants which are not cruise ship passengers the meeting point is on our DISCOVER MESSINA OFFICE located in VIA I SETTEMBRE, 110, MESSINA.
    Make your way to a meeting point or arrange pickup at your accommodation. Join a local guide and group for a tour of the city’s key sites. Starting with Cathedral Square, you see a bell tower with the largest astronomical clock in the world, a complex mechanism built by a pair of brothers from Strasbourg.

    Duck into the cathedral to see Byzantine mosaics, then continue to the nearby Annunziata dei Catalani Church, an exquisite example of Norman-Arab architecture. See the Mountain of Mercy and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the oldest churches in Messina, dating back to the year 1254.

    Enjoy other stops including the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III, the Votive Temple of Christ the King, the Sanctuary of Madonna of Montalto, the Four Fountains.

    Your Messina walking tour concludes in the heart of the historic city.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Duomo di Messina
    the most important monument of the city
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico)
    the main attraction of the city of Messina
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Annunziata dei Catalani Church
    is one of the few great monuments that have resisted earthquakes and the fury of incendiary bombs of war events,
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III
    built by the architect Camilo Puglisi Allegra in between 1924 and 1929
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Pass By:  
    Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
    One of the most important and imponent monuments of the historical centre of Messina.
    Pass By:  
    Monte di Pieta
    monumental fountains of the city of Messina
    Stop At:  
    Santuario della Madonna di Montalto
    stately sanctuary built on the hill of Caperrina, the panoramic point of the city
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Pass By:  
    Le Quattro Fontane
    monumental fountains of the city of Messina
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please provide contact details in Special Requirements field at time of booking (e.g. cellular number)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    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 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour?
    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 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour?
    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 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour?
    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 2-Hour Messina Walking Tour.

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    star-3
    Noise ruins excursion
    Marian_H
    , May 2022
    First of all, let me say that our guide was very knowledgeable and even though she had a bit of the her accent, she was understandable and dedicated to telling us about her city. However we were not provided the voice box for hearing the guide and as a result, the overwhelming noise of traffic and the wind blowing in from the waterfront, which was part of the tour we were taking part in, was nearly impossible to hear. I While i'm sure there was a good reason that the company could not provide them ( even though this was supposed to be provided according to the advertisement for the tour) and I'm sure our guide believed that she could deliver a quality tour without the use of the hearing devices, many of my fellow attendants also complained during the tour about the inability to hear the guide. For these reasons I would not encourage anyone to take this tour unless there was a guarantee of the provision of the hearing devices.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Marian Thank you very much for your feedback. Your observations and suggestion are greatly appreciated and we will do our best to improve our services. Kindest regards
    star-5
    Great Sicilian experience
    Gabriel_P
    , May 2022
    We had an excellent experience with Ciara Todaro, she was extremely knowledgeable, professional good sense of humor and we received a lot of information from her. Overall it was a perfect day.
    star-5
    Learned a Lot - Glad WeTook It!
    BNiner
    , May 2022
    Chiara was an excellent guide. Very good explanation of everything all along the walk. we were in the right place at the right time to watch the 12-noon clock tower technology in action. We now have a good understanding of the history of Messina. Our stop at the local Gelateria (included) at th end of the tour was a bonus.. thank you Chiara.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you very much! I'm so grateful about your good experience in Messina.
    star-5
    History of Messina
    Martin_D
    , May 2022
    Chiara, our Discovery Messina guide met us at the gates to the cruise terminal. Very personable, knowledgeable and obviously loves her city. She certainly brings the history of Messina to life. Highly recommend this tour. Finished with a stop at one of the oldest cafes, a nice touch. Thank you.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you Martin for your appreciation. So glad that you enjoyed and more importantly I'm so happy to have transmitted the sense of my work.
    star-5
    Chiara was knowledgeable...
    David_M
    , Dec 2021
    Chiara was knowledgeable and friendly. Covered the main sights and provided a helpful overview of Messina. The complimentary pastry at the end was also delicious
    star-5
    Very good
    Barbara_H
    , Jan 2020
    very informative and vivid. We appreciate our guide. we got the history of Messina and enjoyed the marvellous view on the Street of Messina from above. Thank you!
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Dear guest, thank you so much for your review. Hope to see you again in Sicily! Best wishes, Mariarita
    star-5
    what a wonderful guide
    Harriet_D
    , Dec 2019
    Chiara was our guide and she was full of personality and information! She showed us so much that we never would have discovered on our own! She was especially great in answering our questions and giving everyone time to get to the many places we visited.We will never forget that amazing bell tower and the wild lion roar! We heard that her company's van had been destroyed by fire and we hope that the culprits are caught and that Chiara and her colleagues are able to continue with their fine work!
    star-5
    Messina Walking Tour
    Brian_H
    , Oct 2018
    Carlotta was our tour guide and she was fantastic. She really showed a personal interest in us and treated us like family. Couldn't be happier.
    star-5
    The tour guide was amazing taking us...
    Chas_H
    , Jun 2018
    The tour guide was amazing taking us to all of the highlights that Messina Sicily had to offer. She even treated us to some Gelato at the end of the tour!
    star-5
    Our guide was enthusiastic and...
    Marie G
    , Apr 2018
    Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and she made it interesting and fun! Thanks Carlota!

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