A trip to an unknown Sicily, unknown to the majority of tourists, away from the usual tourist spot. A true Sicily to discover and enjoy!

Highlights:

  • Half day trip from Taormina to Francavilla di Sicilia and Alcantare Gorges;
  • Taste Sicilian wine and tasty local food;
  • Discover the delights of Francavilla di Sicilia historical center, and pose for photos next to the stunning capuchin Monastery;
  • Explore the natural beauty of the Alcantara Gorge;
  • Marvel at the geologic formations of lava turned to stone;
  • Splash around in the cold water of the river that runs through the gorge;
  • Enjoy visiting a part of Sicily’s very special heritage many tourists miss;
  • Notice the lava formations that long ago turned to stone in the gorge Explore the gorge and river on foot;
  • Enjoy getting into the cold river on a hot Sicilian day.

Languages:

Program:

Start your day trip by boarding your air-conditioned coach at your hotel or at a metting point and then relax on the 1-hour journey to the Alcantara Gorges (Gole dell’Alcantara), a wonderful natural canyon, where you can admire majesty of the river that flows through the lava stone
The game of light and shade on the steep walls of the gorge creates a world of illusion: in the crevices of the rocks you can guess the outline of the disclosed fan or even consider a Gothic cathedral! The water in the river is always cool, it attracts hundreds wishing to take a refreshing dip on hot summer days.

To get down into the gorge you can either take the stairs or there is an elevator (fee € 13 not included) that will whisk you down the 50 meters to the river. The small beach area is great for getting your feet wet, sunbathing, or if you desire to jump in there are areas where the water is a little deeper so you can dive in.

Then we drive to Francavilla di Sicilia, a stunning town in the Alcantara valley, where a violent battle occurred between the Spaniards and Austrians in the 16th Century. Here we will admire the Capucin Monastery (from outside), founded in the 16th Century.

Ous next stop is Linguaglossa, to have a stop in a farm and visit a plantation of hazelnuts, tasting as well some typical Sicilian products, such as pistachios, hazelnuts, wines, salamis, honey and many other local specialities.

Then head to Taomina rea. Your tour then finisches back at the start point.

Departure dates:

Every Sunday: from May to October

General Information:

Inclusions:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach,
  • Tour escort/host

The rate does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional);
  • Food and drinks;
  • Elevator at Alcantara Gorges (approx 13 eur).

Children policy:

  • Children from 0 to 2,9 years are free of charge
  • Children from 3 to 11,9 have 50% discount

Cancellation policy:

No penalities will be applied for cancellations received within 15:00 pm of the they before the excursion. For late cancellations, a penality of 50% of the booked tour will be applied.

Other Info:

Departure point:

You hotel in Taormina, Letojanni, Giardini Naxos, Sant’Alessio or Bus Terminal Recanati – Giardini Naxos

Departure time:

09:40 am from Bus Terminal of Recanati – for pick up from other meeting points, please see below

Arrival time:

15:00 pm approximately

Return details:

Returns to original departure point

Important informations:

This excursions has 8 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, a refund will be provided or an alternative will be offered

Meeting Point: Pick up Time: Collected Hotels: Location:
Naxos Beach 09:55 am Naxos Beach In front of Hotel Naxos beach (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Sant’Alphio Garden 09:55 am Sant’Alphio Garden Outside the hotel S.Alphio Garden (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Recanati Bus terminal 09:50 am Baia degli Dei, Villa Linda, RG Naxos, Hellenia, Alexander, Villa Daphne, Kassiopea, Baia di Naxos at Bus Terminal Recanati – Viale Dionisio, 12,98035 Giardini Naxos
Pozzo Greco 09:45 am Villa S.Antonio at Ristorante Pozzo Greco Via Stracina, 33, Giardini Naxos
Sporting Baia 09:45 am Sporting Baia, Villa Athena, Sabbie d’oro, Villa Nefele, Kalaskisò, La Sirenetta, Panoramic, Kalos, Arathena, Nike, Porto Azzurro In front of Hotel Sporting Baia (seafront side): Via Lungomare Schisò – Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos waterfront 09:30 am La Riva, Tysandros, Baia Otello, Costa Azzurra, Villa Mora, Villa Pamar In front of Hotel Palladio, next to the church Parrocchia Maria Santissima Immacolata – Via Umberto, 470, Giardini Naxos ME (interbus bus stop)
Corallo 09:30 am Corallo In front of Hotel Corallo: Via Madonna della Rocca, 9, Taormina Mare (interbus bus stop)
Capotaormina 09:25 am Capotaormina In front of hotel Capotaormina: Via Nazionale, 105, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Taormina beach cable way 09:20 am Mazzarò Sea Palace, Villa Bianca, Ipanema, Baia Azzurra, Villa S. Andrea, All the Hotels of Taormina city (2) Via Nazionale, Taormina ME Funivia (at the “Spiaggia la Pigna” junction)
Atlantis Bay 09:15 am Atlantis Bay, Villa Esperia In front of hotel Atlantis Bay Via Nazionale, 161 Taormina ME
Bay Palace 09:15 am Bay Palace, Baia delle Sirene In front of hotel Bay Palace Via Nazionale, 248, 98030 Taormina ME
Caparena 09:15 am Caparena In front of hotel Caparena: Via Nazionale, 189, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Delle Palme 09:10 am Delle Palme, Albatros, Da Peppe, Sylesia, San Pietro, San Vincenzo, Le Tartarughe in front of hotel delle Palme on the upper road – Via Nazionale, (interbus bus stop)
Antares 09:10 am Antares, Le Terrazze, Olimpo, Calypso, Chrismare, Myosotis Apartments Bus Parking of Hotel Antares Via G. Chincherini, Letojanni (lower parking)
Silemi 09:05 am Silemi On the road at the Hotel Silemi bridge: Contrada Silemi, Letojanni
Baia Taormina (3) 09:00 am Baia Taormina, Crystal Sea Palace Outside of Baia Taormina, on the lower road, Via Nazionale Km 39 – Marina d’Agrò (Interbus stop)
Capo dei Greci (3) 09:00 am Capo dei Greci Outside of capo dei Greci Resort on the lower road – Via Nazionale, 421 – Sant’Alessio Siculo (Interbus stop)
Sant’Alessio (3) 08:50 am Elihotel, Solemare Outside of Elihotel – Via Lungomare, 274, Sant’Alessio Siculo

Important Notes:
1) The departure time of the excursion could be changed due to techincal reasons! We kindly ask you to contact our office at +39 327 059 4404 at least one day before the beginning of the tour to reconfirm the departure time and the meeting point.

2) Clients staying at the hotel in Taormina city center must reach the meeting point “Taormina cableway”. It is possible to book a extra transfer from the hotel to the meeting point and back at the cost of € 10 per person per way.

3) Clients staying at a hotel in the city of Sant Alessio Siculo and Marina d’Agro must pay a supplement for a transfer from the hotel to the meeting point “Antares”, € 5 one way

€39 P.P.