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Top Day Trips from Taormina

By Viator, January 2018

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Surrounded by glorious Mediterranean beaches, dramatic mountain peaks, and some of Italy’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Taormina makes a strategic basecamp for taking in Sicily’s highlights. Here are our top picks for Taormina day tours. 

Mt. Etna—34 miles (55 km) southwest
Looming on the horizon southwest of Taormina, Mt. Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano and a bucket list favorite for hikers, with trails running up to the upper craters. Alternatively, ride the Circumetnea Railway around the mountain; marvel at natural wonders such as the Monti Silvestri Craters or the nearby Alcantara Gorges; visit historic Randazzo; or sample Sicilian wine with a tasting at the Mount Etna wineries.

Syracuse—75 miles (120 km) south
Connected to the mainland by bridge, the island city of Syracuse (Siracusa) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its impressive Greek and Roman ruins, plus the historic Ortygia neighborhood. For an unforgettable experience, soar overhead in a helicopter, enjoying magnificent aerial views of the Greek Theater of Syracuse and Mt. Etna, then touch down to explore the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.

Aeolian Islands
Embark on an island-hopping adventure and cruise between the eight Aeolian Islands located off the northern coast of Sicily. Sail across the Tyrrhenian Sea and explore the volcanic islands by boat, perhaps stopping to swim in Cala Junco bay on Panarea island, admire the Sciara del Fuoco crater on Stromboli island, visit the Lipari Archaeological Museum, or soak in a mud bath on Vulcano island.

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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

Visit Sicily’s famously fiery volcano, the magnificent Mount Etna, on a day trip from Taormina. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Etna is Europe’s ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.04
Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea, Taormina, Day Trips
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

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Explore the volcanic islands of Panarea and Stromboli in the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago, on a day trip from Taormina. After traveling by motorboat to ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.17
Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, Day Trips
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina

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Explore two of Sicily’s top UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale – on a day trip from Taormina, led by a local ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.66
Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride, Taormina, Day Trips
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Mount Etna and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip with Circumetnea Railway Ride

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Leave Taormina and ride around Mount Etna by 1950s-era train on the Circumetnea Railway! This exciting day trip also includes trips to the rock pools and ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.08
Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, Day Trips
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Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

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Spend a day in the sunny city of Syracuse in southeast Sicily on a full-day tour from Taormina! With stunning coastal scenery as well as ancient Greek and ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.08
Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina, Taormina, Day Trips
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Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Watch the sun set from the summit of Mount Etna on an evening tour from Taormina! After exploring the area around the fiery volcano at approximately 9,843 feet ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.06
Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano, Taormina, Day Trips
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Lipari and Vulcano

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Discover Lipari and Vulcano, two must-visit islands in the stunning UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago. The chain of tiny islands boasts dramatic volcanic ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.39
Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, Day Trips
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Palermo and Cefalù Day Trip from Taormina

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 21 Reviews

Visit Palermo and Cefalù on a day trip from Taormina, and discover stately Arab-Norman architecture, impressive churches and piazzas with Sicilian charm! ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.66
Mount Etna, Randazzo and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, Day Trips
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Mount Etna, Randazzo and Alcantara Gorges Day Trip from Taormina

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Combine free time in the foothills of Mount Etna with a visit to Alcantara Gorges and the medieval town of Randazzo! After leaving Taormina, explore the rock ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.30
Noto and Marzamemi Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, Day Trips
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Noto and Marzamemi Day Trip from Taormina

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Get to know Sicily’s deep southeast on a day trip to Noto and Marzamemi from Taormina! After exploring the town of Noto with a local host and admiring its ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.87

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