Usa: +1-718-473-0803
UK
: +44-208-133-6934

 DAY TOURS » Godfather & Taormina

F.A.Q. about the DAY TOURS »

 

Godfather & Taormina
2014 MESSINA SHORE EXCURSION | FULL DAY
maximum 8 hours
Full day Excursion to discover and enjoy the scenes of the Godfather movies in Savoca and Capo Sant'Alessio. Later we will stop in the amazing Taormina, the resort town of Sicily.

Simple Tabber Example

Day By Day

ITINERARY:
Godfather II - III & Taormina (Maximum 8 hours)
Every effort is made to provide the tour as described below, however the itinerary may change due to situation beyond our control.
Today you are greeted at Messina port and drive to enjoy the scenes of The Godfather movie. From the coastal road, rich of villas, flowering gardens, and picturesque villages, leads to the historical artist town of Savoca. In a private house in the village, Bar Vitelli houses a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of The Godfather II. Stroll along the village's main street past Santa Lucia and San Michele churches for a short view over the valley. Drive away, we'll find a charming little village over-looking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot scenes here for The Godfather III. From the main square, a lane meets the circular steps that ascend to the Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of San Agostino. Later we will continue to Taormina, the resort town of Sicily. On arrival time at leisure to explore the town or independent visit to the Greek Roman Theatre (admission fee: not included) from where we can admire an amazing view. This afternoon back to Messina port.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

AS REGARDS THE VISIT TO TAORMINA, IT IS A WALKING TOUR.
Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you'll be basking where Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you.As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission Fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina. The attractive principal thoroughfare, Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills, or down to the sea. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views. Taormina has two important gates: Porta Messina (Messina Gate) & Porta Catania (Catania Gate). Between the two gates there is an important street under the name of CORSO UMBERTO STREET. The Corso Umberto Street is the core of the town rich of bar, shops, pottery and more. Waling in this street indulge you in the Taormina atmosphere. The two gates are far away each other less than one mile (approx. 700 meters). USUALLY the driver escort stopped people in a gate, and meet them again in the opposite gate giving you the chance to be by yourself. Meeting point locations will be handled on the spot in accordance with your driver escort.

CRUISE SCHEDULE:
We will adapt this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
For your acknowledge:

-Pick-up will be arranged 0,30 hour later estimated cruise dock;
-Drop-off to the port will be set 1 hour before cruise departure.


MESSINA PORT:
The Port Authority in Messina has limited the access in the Port area and our staff will be pleased to meet & greet you outside the Docking Pier.


DRIVER ESCORT INFORMATION:
We customized this excursion using a Driver-Escort. A Driver Escort is a chauffeurs specialized to drive you around our amazing island. He is able to provide basic historical information, he can show you the main highlights ... he is knowledgeable and he has an umbrella of information. Our Driver Escort will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, he will assure that your experience in Sicily will be both memorable and enjoyable.
The Driver Escort is not a Licensed Tourist Guide (Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals -- with a Regional license -- permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city) and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. In case you need a Licensed Local Guide you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for Licensed Guide to meet you directly on the spot.

LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE (Service is available on request)
This excursion doesn't include Licensed Local Guide. We are able to book this service on request, subject to availability.

ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this excursion does not include the Admission Fees. If you are over 65 or under 18 years old and you have EU or Commonwealth Passport, the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.

GRATUITIES (We Suggest):
- The suggested amount for the Driver Guide have to be an average between EURO 30,00 to EURO 50,00 (for a full day excursion) per day based on the efficiency and service you receive.
-Gratuities to restaurants are never included in the bill. The restaurant cover charge is not a tip. If paying with credit cards in Italy & Sicily, please be so kind as to pay your tip separately in cash to the waiter. This should be 10% of the total bill.
-The use of public toilets requires a payment to the attendant of EURO 0,30 cents. Public toilet charge EURO 0,50 cents.


DISABLED TRAVELERS:
Please be so kind as to share with us, before your arrival, if you have walking restrictions.

SHORE EXCURSIONS | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days (Saturday and Sunday excluded) before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival -80% of total amount won’t be refunded from 4 to 0 days before arrival
-No refund for no show
IMPORTANT: in case the cruise won’t dock to the port for any reason, we will refund you in total.

 

HighLights

Godfather II & III: Bar Vitelli, Savoca, Sant' Alessio
Taormina: Worldrenowned Mediterranean resort town

 

Details

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

CRUISE SCHEDULE:
We will adapt this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
For your acknowledge:

-Pick-up will be arranged 0,30 hour later estimated cruise dock;
-Drop-off to the port will be set 1 hour before cruise departure.


MESSINA PORT:

The Port Authority in Messina has limited the access in the Port area and our staff will be pleased to meet & greet you outside the Docking Pier.

DRIVER ESCORT INFORMATION:
We customized this excursion using a Driver-Escort. A Driver Escort is a chauffeur specialized to drive you around our amazing island. He is able to provide basic historical information, he can show you the main highlights ... he is knowledgeable and he has an umbrella of information. Our Driver Escort will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, he will assure that your experience in Sicily will be both memorable and enjoyable.
The Driver Escort is not a Licensed Tourist Guide (Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals -- with a Regional license -- permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city) and he cannot escort you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. In case you need a Licensed Local Guide you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for Licensed Guide to meet you directly on the spot.

LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE (Service is available on request)
This excursion doesn't include Licensed Local Guide. We are able to book this service on request, subject to availability.

ADMISSION FEE:
The price of this excursion does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are over 65 or under 18 years old and you have EU or Commonwealth Passport, the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.

GRATUITIES (We Suggest):
- We recommend to pay an average of eur 50,00 to the Driver Escort --if you are satisfied of him-- based on the efficiency and service you receive.
-Gratuities to restaurants are never included in the bill. The restaurant cover charge is not a tip. If paying with credit cards in Italy & Sicily, please be so kind as to pay your tip separately in cash to the waiter. This should be 10% of the total bill.
-
The use of public toilets requires a payment to the attendant of EURO 0,50 cents.

DISABLED TRAVELERS:
Please be so kind as to share with us, before your arrival, if you have walking restrictions.

SHORE EXCURSIONS | CANCELLATION POLICY:
-Total refund up to 15 working days (Saturday and Sunday excluded) before arrival
-50% of total amount won’t be refunded from 14 to 10 days before arrival -80% of total amount won’t be refunded from 4 to 0 days before arrival
-No refund for no show
IMPORTANT: in case the cruise won’t dock to the port for any reason, we will refund you in total.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

WHAT TO PACK?
The most important ingredient to a successful excursion is exploration. Sicily has a lot of steps and archaeological sites, so please pack comfortable shoes or sneakers.

CLOTHING:
Whole essays can be written about the Italians' relationships with clothes. Some observations:
1. Sometimes clothing rules are written. To visit a church or religious site you will need to cover yourself up; no bare backs, chests, shoulders and sometimes no bare knees. Sometimes museums and other attractions can also be strict; no bathing suits, for example. If you want to visit a church or religious site it's a good idea to carry a shawl or something with you so you can cover up. Even where there are no written rules, please use good judgement and respect the customs of the area....you're not at home and a little more "prudent" behavior is always appreciated by locals.
2. Italians are very conformist about clothing; everyone wears the same fashions, from teenagers to grannies, which can be shocking at times. And it's normal to be glared at if you are not wearing the latest customised jeans or super hip boots.
3. It's important not to judge people by their choice of clothing. Styles do not necessarily carry the same connotations in Italy that they would in other countries. A woman in fishnets, stilettos and miniskirt with caked-on makeup at eight in the morning is probably just going to work in a bank. Almost all youths lounge about in skin-tight t-shirts with their rear-ends squishing out of jeans.

ADVIcE FOR WOMEN:
"Sexual harassment" is not regarded in the same way in Sicily-Italy as in other countries. The general atmosphere is pretty unreconstructed, and women should be prepared for attention :-). However, the tone of this "attention" is generally less aggressive than you may be used to. Men will call out compliments such as "bona" (beautiful in Sicilian language) instead of muttering crude suggestions. And culturally, these comments are not seen as insults; if you respond angrily or insultingly everyone will be very surprised. Whereas women of other nationalities may be used to telling strangers (in no uncertain terms) to shut up and go away, in Sicily the norm is to ignore the attention. In any case, responding in English or in imperfect Italian will only encourage more attention. It's best to do as the Sicilian-Italian women do, and sail past with your head held high. If you avoid eye contact and don't respond, you are extremely unlikely to be pursued or hassled further.

SMOKING:
Since January 2005, smoking has been banned in all enclosed public places that do not offer sealed off rooms equipped with smoke extractors. The controversial new law covers i.e. bars, restaurants, offices, public buildings, public transports and cinemas. Smokers face fines is up to EURO 275,00 whilst businesses could be hit for EURO 2.000,00.

CURRENCY:
-The EURO is the currency accepted in Italy. The preferred method of payment is the EURO or a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
-Traveler’s checks are not welcomed by local merchants.
-Check with your bank to determine whether or not your ATM card will work overseas and find out what is the maximum amount of cash is that can be dispensed on a daily basis. (Note: The maximum amount available for withdraw in Europe is usually less for “foreign” ATM cards. If you try to withdraw an amount and have problems, try again selecting a smaller amount to withdraw).
-If you do not have a cash card, you can go to the currency desk and they will exchange your currency into EURO. The other option is to go to your local bank BEFORE leaving your country and obtain EURO. Please do this well in advance of your trip as some local banks might need to order EURO from their main branch.

GENERAL SAFETY:
Sicily is a pretty safe island. You should take obvious precautions, as in any city around the world, such as keeping any bags and possessions under your control and being alert for bag-snatchers and pickpockets in crowded places.

 

What's Included

»What's Included

»What's NOT included

-Vehicle with air conditioning;
-English speaking Driver Escort;
-Visit as per itinerary;
-Credit Card fees;
-Legal Invoice;
-VAT
.

-Admission fees;
-Gratuities;
-Licensed Tourist Guide;
-Beverage and meal.

Departure - Prices

Nuova pagina 1

DEPARTURES & PRICES
 -  
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

7

8 9 10 11 12 13

14

15 16 17 18 19 20

21

22 23 24 25 26 27

28

29 30 31 1 2 3

Interested Areas:

Godfather town, Savoca, Sant'alessio Siculo, Taormina

Departure:

PORT OF CALL: MESSINA

Arrival:

PORT OF CALL: MESSINA
Length: 1 days (0 nights)
Available: On Request
   
Please, Select a Date for more information on Prices

 

 

 

 

 About...

Godfather Scene

2014
Rate is per vehicle
€330,00 (up to 3 pax)
€395
,00 (up to 8 pax)

Rate includes
-booking fees
-driver escort
-credit card fees
-invoice fees
-VAT



 


Organize a Group
We know that recruiting and organizing group is a hard work for you!
Special deal for GROUP are available with us: inquiry us for a quotation



Small Group Excursion
from Messina port
-Etna slopes
-winery visit
-Taormina
-small size
-English only
-guaranteed
Check details>>>




We are a Licensed
Tour Operator:

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step: be sure to do the correct one ... »


Copyright 1999-2007 © Tradizione Turismo by Chat & Tour S.r.l.
Full Travel Agency Licence Nr. 996/VII/Tur - Sicily  * IATA TIDS 96 27583 0
Allied Asta Member Company: 900166379

Web Design By Akeraios