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One of Joe Banana Limos English speaking drivers will be waiting for your group at the gangway of your cruise ship in the port of Messina holding a sign with your group name on it. 


This shared shore excursion will start with a visit to Acireale, a beautiful ancient town whose foundation was lost in time but remains rich in legend. According to greek mythology, the name Acireale in fact comes from the shephard Aci who Galatea fell in love with. Jealous of Aci, Cyclope kills him and a river formed in the place where he was murdered.  Acireale is the modern name given to this city by the King of Spain in 1642.  


Many monuments you will be admiring during your vist of Acireale date back to the Baroque perios, such as the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, a beautiful Baroque church first built in 1550, that contains many important works of art, the Basilica Collegiata of Saint Sebastian and The Cathedral which is a must if you want to admire many works of art by the native artist Pietro Paolo Vasta. We also raccomend you take a walk along the Corso Umberto, the most important street in the city, where you can admire many prominent palaces and of course taste the famous granita.


You will then continue your tour going south to Catania, a well known city in Italy due to the variations of landscape within its borders: coastline, plains, and mountains. Situated at the base of Mount Etna, Catania has been destroyed seven times by the volcano and earthquakes in the course of written history. This is the reason why there are very few remaining traces of the Greek and Roman periods in the city of Catania. Nevertheless, you will be able to see the remains of the 2nd century Roman Theater and Amphitheater, the Odeon from the 3rd century, and the thermal baths, as well as the acqueduct. 


At this point you will visit Aci Castello and its Cathedral of Saint Agatha. Although the main part of the church was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693, it is still a rare example of the Sicilian Baroque style that can be seen in Catania. Via Dei Crociferi is definetely one of the most beautiful streets in Catania and will be your last stop in town before moving on to your next and last stop: The Cyclop's Riviera.


This legendary coast, made up of lava stone from Etna's numerous eruptions, is picturesque with its contrast to the deep, limpid sea.  This shore excursion will take you to the important towns along the way, like Acireale with its beautiful historic buildings and the quaint fishing village of Aci Castello, or Acitrezza and Acicatena. 


After an unforgattable drive along the Riviera your driver will take you and the group back to the Port of Messina to board your ship.

 We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.


Available: All year round 
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours 
Pick up/Drop off Location: At your ship in Messina Port 
Pick up Time (suggested): 8.00 am (according to your ship's schedule)


  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle 
  • English speaking driver 
  • All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance


  • Meals and drinks 
  • Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified

It's very easy to book or join a shared tour, only (2 clicks), please click on the calendar, choose the date you're in port, then click on "Create Group" button.

Individual Prices per Group
Number of Passenger(s) Price per Person
1 Pax 450 euro
2 Pax 225 euro
3 Pax 150 euro
4 Pax 130 euro
5 Pax 110 euro
6 Pax 95 euro
7 Pax 90 euro
8 Pax 80 euro


  • The tours and the itineraries CANNOT be changed. As it is a sharing tour, we provide the tours as described on our website (unless everyone in the vehicle agrees to a different itinerary).
  • We recommend that guests always be on time and follow our driver's suggestions regarding timing throughout the day, in this way everyone will have a wonderful tour and we'll be 100% certain there will be no complains or recriminations.
  • Once you have joined an open tour or created a new group, your information (name, mobile phone, email address) will be given to the other participants in the group.
  • Everytime new party joins or cancels partecipation in the group you will receive a new automated voucher, with the guest's information, number of participants and the new price you'll pay per person.
  • Above 8 passengers from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno, Taormina, Catania and Messina ports we can either provide a Mercedes Sprinter minibus or multiple luxury minivans (according on the availability we have), while from Civitavecchia, Livorno and La Spezia ports we always provide multiple minivans with the maximum number of 8 guests in each minivan.
  • Unfortunately the minibuses cannot enter the city centre and you'll automatically waste a lot of time walking to destinations, while by minivan, you can get directly to your point of interest, without wasting any time.
  • Payment will be made at the end of the day in euro cash directly to your driver/guide.
  • At the moment we do not accept credit cards for payment, credit card is requested only to guarantee your services.
  • Cancellation policy is 7 days prior the service, after these terms the full amount due (based on your booking) will be charged on your credit card in the event of late cancellation or no show.
  • If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, it will be our pleasure to help you.


Acireale, Catania, Cyclops Riviera
  • Date of the tour: 15 September 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 5 September 2020
  • Group name: BAILEY GROUP
  • From: Messina Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2