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Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)

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Taormina, Italy

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview

Appreciate the serene beauty of Taormina on a brief walking tour. Learn about the culture and archaeology of this historical beach town in eastern Sicily from your guide as you explore the Greek Theatre, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Corvaja, and an ancient Roman theater. Take in the views of Taormina during a stroll along Corso Umberto, seeing the Old Town lit up next to the Mediterranean.
  • Soak up the Sicilian atmosphere of Taormina during a 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Glimpse Palazzo Corvaja, the ancient Roman theater, the Greek Theatre, and Piazza Duomo
  • Enjoy scenic coastal views from Corso Umberto
  • Learn about Taormina’s history, legends, archaeology, and nature from your guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees to Greek Theatre
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Departure Point

Corso Umberto, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Return Details

Corso Umberto, SP10, 291-25, 98039, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Meet your guide at the entrance to the Greek Theatre, where you’ll begin your Taormina tour. From there, you’ll visit Palazzo Corvaja and the Odeon, a 2nd-century Roman theater that was only unearthed in the late 19th century. 

From that look back in time, you’ll continue in the present-day life of Taormina’s Old Town. Immerse yourself in Old Town’s serene energy, where you can hear live musicians amid the cafe chatter and smell traditional dishes being prepared in cafes and restaurants. See the beautiful San Domenico cloister, now a luxury 5-star hotel. Stop for a breathtaking view of the infamous volcano, Mt. Etna, looming over the sea.

Hear about the history of Taormina from your guide, including the array of conquering armies that inevitably shaped the culture, cuisine, and architecture of Sicily. Learn about the influence of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, and Normans on this little town.

See such attractions as the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, Porta Catania-Chiesa del Carmine, and the Duomo Stairs before your tour concludes in Piazza Duomo. Here, your guide leaves you with a parting story about the city’s symbol, and lets you continue your evening in Taormina at your leisure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Walk with your native local guide. He will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that gives Taormina a special charm. Meeting at the entrance of the Greek Theatre with the licensed Local Guide begin your 1.5-hour Taormina Walking Tour. Visit the magnificent Greek Theatre and then be leaded by Your guide towards Palazzo Corvaja. Then pass by the Odeon, a small Roman theater built in the 2nd century but not re-discovered until 1892. Then You will continue through the heart of Taormina, where you’ll enjoy the essence of beautiful Old Town. This part of the city, most alive at night, will engage all of your senses. Stroll along colorful streets lined with flowers and lemon and olive groves, smell the aromas emanating from the traditional Sicilian restaurants, and listen to the music of the live performers. Stop at Belvedere Square along the main street, Corso Umberto, to enjoy the wonderful view of the picturesque coast and the skyline dominated by powerful Mt Etna. After turn your mind back to medieval times and visit important monuments and areas such as Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, Porta Catania, Del Carmine Church and the Duomo Stairs. Your tour ends in Piazza Duomo, where your guide will leave you with an anecdote on the symbol of Taormina. This is the perfect place to continue your night out in Taormina! During the tour our guides will answer all of your questions and give you maximum support and advices to let you feel in Taormina like at home.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Taormina
Take a walk in the old town to discover hidden corners and little gems
Pass By:  
Piazza Duomo
See the beautiful Duomo Square
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Entrance to the Greek Theatre could suddenly be restricted in case of special events
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • SAFETY INFO FOR OUR TRAVELERS In accordance with ministerial guidelines on COVID 19, Sicily Activities guarantees for their travellers all the official safety measures: 1.Very small groups are limited up to 8 2.Social distances during the tour are kept at a distance of one meter 3.All minivans are frequently cleaned and ensure appropriate ventilation 4.All guides are provided with masks 5.All on-site partners are ensured to follow appropriate safety policy
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sicily Activities

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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 Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide).

Traveler Tips


  • "Caution: there is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and up hilly terrain (but all of Taormina is hills so we were prepared!" See review

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Wonderful Experience
juneywalk
, Aug 2019
We highly recommend this tour! We got lucky in that the four of us got the tour guide to ourselves and he was amazing. Lots of photo opportunities and our guide was a wealth of knowledge. Caution: there is a lot of walking on uneven surfaces and up hilly terrain (but all of Taormina is hills so we were prepared!) A wonderful experience.
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Tour that wasn't.
Conni118
, May 2019
This tour guide never showed up. I am demanding a full refund. What a disappointing and terrible experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Conni, thank You for Your review. Tour was cancelled because of rain and we sent a communicatin by mail (not having your mobile number). For this reason Guide didn't show up. You got Your 100% refund. Sorry for this unconvenience and warm regards
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Our guide was knowledgeable and it...
Kenalyn C
, Jun 2018
Our guide was knowledgeable and it was a pleasant tour. I liked the city even more when I learned some history and the guide shared information about local sites. It ran way over the 90 minutes, as she tried to tell us everything!
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Our tour guide could have made this...
hglgutch
, Nov 2017
Our tour guide could have made this town come alive with stories of the people who lived and worked here during history. Instead she told us dates and repeated herself, making it a lecture instead of fun. Even the old Greek Theatre seemed dead and uninteresting because of her lack of interesting details, such as what plays were here and who were the actors. The tour was in English, but one woman needed to have German translation which took time. We quit asking our guide any questions because she perhaps did not understand us, or was upset that we interrupted her, because her replies did not always answer the questioner and made us feel like we were out of line to ask her anything. She said she came from Syracuse to do this tour and was tired all the time. Maybe another guide needs to replace this woman. The Greek Theatre entrance fee was 10, even for the short 20-30 minutes we were there before it closed. If we wanted to see the theatre again we would have to pay another 10 when it opened again. I suggest this tour be scheduled to begin earlier in the day and END the tour at the Greek Theatre. If the tour ended at the theatre at least 30-40 minutes before closing, people could stay longer there if they wanted. This would be a better ending than in the middle of the main street, just saying, This is the end of the tour. I was looking forward to this tour and was very disappointed.
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The tour itself was very good...
Maggie D
, Nov 2017
The tour itself was very good. However, it is called with Greek Theatre Visit and we did not go to the Greek Theatre. That was the only reason I had booked this. The tour guide was very knowledgable and I learned a lot while we explored the streets of Taormina. The group was a good size and it really is a beautiful place. But everything we passed, we were told come back tomorrow to see this. Good tour, but should probably change the name of it.
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Perfunctory was the word I used that...
Peter Z
, Oct 2017
Perfunctory was the word I used that night. A memorized recitation. My son and his friend wanted to rate the tour a zero. I gave it a 1 for Taormina itself, which is lovely. The woman running the tour, to my mind, has been doing this too long and too often, and had nothing but a rote memorized tired spiel that lacked any passion or enthusiasm. Aside from the sites and the nice folks with us on the tour, this was a total waste of time. With a passionate, or at least interested, tour guide, this could have been a great time. I mean, Taormina is an amazing place. The only thing fun about the tour was six of us laughing about it afterwards. I almost never write negative reviews, but this was such a downer when it could have been such a postive experience. We've done similar tours elsewhere and had a great time.
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Martina was very knowledgeable and...
colin m
, Sep 2017
Martina was very knowledgeable and friendly, really enjoyed the tour.
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A very well informed guide allowed...
Je.devoy
, Sep 2017
A very well informed guide allowed us to absorb the atmosphere of beautiful Taormina with a gentle walk around the town and amphitheatre. We then moved onto the amazing gardens to watch the sun set over Mount Etna. A truly wonderful experience and good value at 12 Euro.
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I was in Taormina already during 4...
Alina G
, Apr 2017
I was in Taormina already during 4 days before the Tour and I couldn't expect that Walking tour with Margaret would be so magnificent! She showed us small group of 8 little streets and corners hidden into the town which I didn't discover by myself. Was incredibly beautiful! Tour started at the perfect time when hot sun began to disappear, firstly we visited gorgeous Greek Theatre and then continued deep into the town. Very nice experience, cultural and not tiring at all. Highly recommended for everyone who goes in Taormina.
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I enjoyed the tour very much, but do...
geya
, Feb 2017
I enjoyed the tour very much, but do not remember visiting the Greek theater, unless it was the tiny theater behind the church. When I made the booking I expected it to be the visit to the big Greek theater that has a view to Etna.
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