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#MES001#

GODFATHER AND TAORMINA TOUR

 

One of Joe Banana Limos English speaking drivers will meet you outside the gangway of the cruise ship, holding a sign with your group's name on it. This will be a great introduction to the real Sicily, exploring the charming towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò with your local driver/guide who so proudly calls these areas home.



Starting from Messina port you will visit Castelmola, a medieval hill town above Taormina with breath taking views of the sea and of Mt. Etna, then drive to get to the art town of Savoca. This will literally feel like taking a step back in time. Although the name Savoca did not appear until 1415, the town probably dates back to the first half of the 12th century when a Norman Fortress was built. Savoca is not a touristic town, but a very simple every day "local" town set on the hillside of the foothills of the S. Peloritiani. 

 

What makes it different to the other towns? This is where Al Pacino and Cast shot the GodFather movies. To follow their footsteps and to visit the places that were so often shown throughout the movie will bring back many memories. While in town "a must" is the stop for a Lemon Granita at the famous bar "VITELLI" on the corner of the town, one of Francis Ford Coppola's favorite spots, and also seen many times throughout the film. Then you will make your way to the church of St. Lucy where the scene of the wedding between Apollonia and Michael was shot!

 


After Savoca you will visit Forza d'Agrò which is without a doubt one of the best examples of a typical village of the Province of Messina which still preserves its medieval street layout and has incredible views from all sides of the town. Here you will find the perfect mix of tradition, culture, history and art.



You will then drive to the highlights of Taormina. Our introduction to Taormina will take you around the beautiful town of Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steep Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant'Andrea to Capo Taormina with the Etna Volcano rising majestically in the background. The downtown centre represents a variety of historical periods, from the early Greek settlements and the Roman age, to the remains of Byzantine and Medieval constructions up to the 15th Century Catalan buildings and 17th Century Baroque churches and Palaces. A visit to the Greek Theatre is not to be missed, same as a simple stroll down the main street "Corso Umberto" with its art and designers shops, Baroque churches and Palazzi.

 

Your driver/guide will happy to point out some excellent lunch spots for you to enjoy a bite to eat.

 


After some time at leisure we drive back to the pier.

 

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 7-9 hours (depending on your ship's in port hours)
Pick-up/Drop-off Location: At the gangway of your cruise in Messina Port
Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am (according to your ship's schedule)

INCLUDED

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


NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals and drinks 
  • Entrance fees and guides in sites, 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.

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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 125 euro
5 Pax 100 euro
6 Pax 90 euro
7 Pax 85 euro
8 Pax 75 euro
9 Pax 140 euro
10 Pax 130 euro
11 Pax 120 euro
12 Pax 110 euro
13 Pax 100 euro
14 Pax 100 euro
15 Pax 100 euro
16 Pax 100 euro
17 Pax 90 euro
18 Pax 85 euro

IMPORTANT INFO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • 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. info@joebananalimos.net

GROUPS CLOSING SOON

#NAP012#
Amalfi Coast by Boat
  • Date of the tour: 3 July 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 23 June 2020
  • Group name: EX ZULLO GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the Seas
  • Max pax: 12 - Still available: 10
#NAP016#
Pizza Class, Pompeii, Olive oil
  • Date of the tour: 11 July 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 1 July 2020
  • Group name: BURKE GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 21 - Still available: 18
#NAP007#
Fifty Shades of Lemon All Inclusive
  • Date of the tour: 23 August 2020
  • Time of the tour: 08:30 AM
  • Closing on: 13 August 2020
  • Group name: CARLSON GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Enchanted princess
  • Max pax: 6 - Still available: 4
#CIV002#
Best of Rome Without Vatican
  • Date of the tour: 17 September 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 7 September 2020
  • Group name: EX-REZENDES GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#SOH002#
The Amalfi Coast in full
  • Date of the tour: 6 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 26 September 2020
  • Group name: LABARBERA GROUP
  • From: Sorrento Hotels
  • Name of the ship:
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 6
#SOH008#
Gastronomic Tour
  • Date of the tour: 7 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 27 September 2020
  • Group name: LABARBERA GROUP
  • From: Sorrento Hotels
  • Name of the ship:
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 6
#LAS002#
Chianti Region with wine tasting/lunch
  • Date of the tour: 28 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 09:00 AM
  • Closing on: 18 October 2020
  • Group name: OBRIEN GROUP
  • From: La Spezia Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#CIV006#
Tuscania, Etruscans and Rome Lakes
  • Date of the tour: 29 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 19 October 2020
  • Group name: OBRIEN GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#LIV006#
Pisa, Florence and Chianti including Lunch and Wine Tasting
  • Date of the tour: 27 April 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 17 April 2021
  • Group name: PINTO GROUP
  • From: Livorno Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Magic
  • Max pax: 16 - Still available: 14
#SAL004#
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast lunch included
  • Date of the tour: 8 July 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 28 June 2021
  • Group name: EDWARDS GROUP
  • From: Salerno Port
  • Name of the ship: Sea Princess
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#CIV003#
Rome Including Guide and Tickets
  • Date of the tour: 21 October 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 11 October 2021
  • Group name: WHIPPLE GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: RCCL Allure of the Seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 4