Best of Messina Accessible Cruise Excursion
This full-day accessible cruise excursion of Messina features breathtaking views of the coast and wheelchair accessible transportation.
Begin your Best of Messina Accessible Cruise Excursion when your guide and driver pick you up from the cruise terminal in an accessible van with a wheelchair ramp. You will then drive to the city of Messina and learn about the knights and crusaders who traveled through this port on their way to the crusades in the 12th century.
Richard the Lionheart visited the 12th century Cathedral of Messina to worship on his way to the crusades. The cathedral is decorated with beautiful sculptures and mosaics, and the bell tower is home to one of the largest astronomical clocks in the world—and is truly stunning to see!
Next, see the bronze statues of the Church of Christ the King and view the entire city as well as the straight of Messina from one of the best scenic spots in the city! It’s also a great opportunity to take photos!
After touring the city of Messina, your accessible cruise excursion will continue to Tindari, or Tyndaris, which sits on a hill above the crystal waters of the Tyrrhenian coast. This Bronze Age (1500 BC) settlement became a Roman city in 254 BC and by 365 AD was one of Sicily’s most important Greek cities. Visit the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna as your guide explains the legends surrounding the mysterious appearance of the coastline shaped like the Virgin Mary (shown in the photo above)! Afterwards, your guide will take you to the ruins of a 4th century BC Greek amphitheatre—popular gathering point at one time.
At the end of your Best of Messina Accessible Cruise Excursion, your guide and driver will drop you back at the cruise terminal where you arrived.
Note: This accessible Sicily shore excursion is available from the ports Catania, Messina, or Taormina.
The Best of Messina Accessible Cruise Excursion features:
- Convenient accessible van transportation with a wheelchair ramp
- 8 hour driving tour
- Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
- Tour guide familiar with the needs of disabled travelers
- Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise port
- Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Messina!
If you’d prefer to see Europe’s largest volcano and an ancient Greek Colony by accessible van, we recommend the Mount Etna and Taormina Accessible Shore Excursion.
- City of Messina
- Cathedral where Richard the Lionheart worshipped
- Church of Christ the King
- Ancient Tindari
- Sanctuary of the Black Madonna
- Greco-Roman Architecture
- Tyrrhenian Coast
The Best of Messina Accessible Cruise Excursion has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it uses a wheelchair accessible van and has a step-free tour route. It did not receive a higher rating because the guide is unable to push a wheelchair.
The photos below show the wheelchair accessible van you will be using for the tour.
Tour duration: 8 hours
Cost: €700 for 1-2 people, €850 for 3-4 people, €1000 for 5-6 people, €1150 for 7-8 people.
* €50 off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: Time that ship arrives
Meet-up place: Messina, Catania and Taormina cruise dock
Dress code: None
Maximum number of people on tour: 2 wheelchair user plus 8 other people
Entrance tickets: Not necessary
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Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.
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