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Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina

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Messina, Italy
Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Discover one of Sicily’s most renowned natural wonders on this full-day day tour of Alcantara Gorge from Messina. Trek through the gorge, past dramatic cliffs and waterfalls; dive in to swim in a natural lake; then visit the lively town of Taormina. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day Alcantara Gorge tour from Messina
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the gorge on a thrilling hike
  • Cool off with a swim in a natural lake
  • Explore the mountain town of Taormina
  • Choice of departure times throughout the day
  • Easy level hike: suitable for participants of average fitness
  • Great-value tour includes hotel or pickup and round-trip transport
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Collective tour
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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 inside of the port, on the left side of the ship. She will have a signboard on which will be written the name of our company: DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY and you will also see 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.

  • Porto di Giardini Naxos , Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

    The travellers will meet the guide in front of the small three columns temple, located in front of the port of Giardini Naxos.

  • Messina cruise terminal
  • Giardini Naxos port
  • After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

    This activity will end right where it started.THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.
    After being picked up from your Messina hotel or cruise port in time for an 8.30am, 10.30am, or 12.30pm departure (depending on option selected), set out on the around 1-hour journey to the Alcantara Gorge.

    On arrival, follow your guide on a leisurely hike along part of the gorge, following forest tracks and rocky trails, and wading through low passages of the Alcantara River (waterproof clothing is available to hire if necessary). Along the way, stop to admire the scenery, looking up at the steep canyon walls and passing numerous lakes, waterfalls, and unique rock formations. After working up a sweat, cool off with a swim in a natural lake.

    On the way back, pay a visit to the mountain village of Taormina, where you’ll have time to grab lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, browse the shops, or enjoy the views from the mountaintop.

    Back in Messina, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or cruise port around 3.30pm, 5.30pm, or 7.30pm (depending on departure time).
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    La Madonnina del Porto
    The stele was raised by the will of Archbishop Angelo Paino
    Pass By:  
    Fontana di Nettuno
    The fountain of Neptune is the second fountain created in Messina by Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli
    Pass By:  
    Chiesa di S. Francesco all'Immacolata
    It is an impressive temple, the second in size for the churches of Messina
    Stop At:  
    Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re
    The Sanctuary of Cristo Re is located in the panoramic point of the city of Messina where we will do a short stop at the end of the tour.
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Alcantara River Park
    A natural canyon created by the cold water of the river Alcantara.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Corso Umberto
    The main street of Taormina where the major part of the monuments are situated.
    Duration: 2 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Porta Catania di Taormina
    Porta Catania delimits the southern part of Corso Umberto I, is part of the second city wall and its construction dates back to 1440
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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 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.

    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 Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina?
    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 Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina?
    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 Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina?
    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 Alcantara Gorges Full-Day Tour from Messina.

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