Sicily Day Excursion

Messina, Tindari and Arabic Castle

A wonderful Sicily Tour in a Day Trip to the discovery of Messina, Tindari and Arabic Castle

Sicily Day Excursions

Sicily Tour Code: DE08

Messina, Tindari and Arabic Castle Tour

Escorted Tour of Sicily

During this one day Escorted Tour of Sicily, you will visit two of the oldest cities of the region.

This is a one-day, full day excursion. In order to make your holidays special, our team of drivers will pick you up from your favourite location. Then, they will take you to the scenic coastal road towards Messina.

First, we will stop at the fantastic Sanctuary of the Montalto Madonna. This Sanctuary offers the best views in Messina. Second, we will take in the Cathedral and of course the Astronomical clock.

Afterwards, we will proceed to Tindari. On arrival lunch is possible. According to your preferences, the driver will advise. Finally, our last stop will be at Calatabiano’s castle.

Enjoy with our team of expert guides one of the most famous Escorted Tour of Sicily.

Sicily Tour Itinerary

Messina, Tindari and Arabic Castle

Sicily Tour – Travel Itinerary

Messina, Tindari and Arabic Castle Day Excursion

Arriving to Messina

Known as the gateway to Sicily, Messina is just a few kilometres from the Italian mainland.

First of all, you will see the Peloritani Mountains that surround the city to the rear. Certainly, you will love the wide boulevards and elegant turn-of-the-century buildings.

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Messina – the War & the Cathedral

As history record, there are few monuments. Indeed, an earthquake in 1908 destroyed almost the entire city. Moreover, further devastation took place by mass bombings in WWII. Thus, the war left very little remains of its architectural wonders.

Eventually, its Cathedral is one of Sicily’s finest and the Bell Tower and worths a visit.

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Tindari – the Black Madonna

Certainly, Tindari was one of Sicily’s last Greek Colonies. Also, the city is home to the legend of the black Madonna.

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Tindari – The Virgin and the Child

As far as we know, the sculpture of the Virgin and Child in citron wood reached Tindari in the 8th Century. Today, the Madonna is still there.

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Tindari – the Greek Ruins & the Tyrrhenian Sea

After visiting the Sanctuary, you will have the opportunity to wander around the Greek ruins. In addition, you can also admire the majestic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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Arab Castle – Alcantara Valley & Sicilian villages

During our journey, we cut through internal roads taking in various Sicilian villages. Finally, we will reach the Arabic castle.

Actually, the Institutions recently restored the Arab-Norman castle of Calatabiano. Now, it offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Alcantara Valley, Mount Etna and Taormina.

On arrival, you will be greeted by a team ready to whisk you up the side of the cliff this short journey will take you to the top of the castle.

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Prices

Messina, Tindari and Arabic Castle Tour

1-3 Persons 4-6 Persons 7-8 Persons
Escorted Tour of Sicily – Price per Group
€ 260 € 320 € 390

Tour Info

  • On receiving your booking we will contact you to arrange your pick up location, time and address or any special requirements you may have.
  • Please note
    This is a private Sicily excursion with a dedicated driver and vehicle. The price DOES NOT INCLUDE Entrance fees to archaeological sites. All of our excursions and Sicily tours have been organised for pick up within a 10km radius of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. We would be more than happy to quote for pick up outside this area.
  • We apply the following Conditions of Sale.

Price Include

  • Private executive vehicle
  • English speaking driver-escort
  • Water on board
  • Local tolls
  • Insurance

Price Does Not Include

  • VAT 10%
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Costs of wine degustations and lunches

Please send us your enquiry with no obligation

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