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Fine for the money

Bit bemused by seeing so many terrible reviews on here. This tour for two lines red and blue cost... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Angie R
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Good view but quite city

One of 3 parts Sicilia, good view.. but too quite for me.. maybe it will be more attractive when... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Rosy R
via mobile
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  • Average15%
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20 May 2018
“Fine for the money”
22 Dec 2017
“Good view but quite city”
2017 is the tenth year CitySightseeing® operates in Messina, a charming town called "the door of Sicily" for its beauties and its strategical position in the middle ofthe Mediterranean sea. We offer two kinds of tour: the 45'BLUE LINE tour...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza del Duomo, 98122, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 090 52297
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mechanical clock is undoubtedly a tour de force. It was, also, a bit boring. We went on the open topped bus along the coast with a group of Italians and sang our hearts out. WONDERFUL

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a terrible experience. The guide read from the script and even with the sound system they had, you could not hear or understand what she said. Unfortunately we had booked this through Princess cruise which made it even more expensive. Don't waste your...More

1  Thank Lee K
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Used City Sightseeing to go to Taormina. Sicily was one of the stops during the Mediterranean cruise. We didn’t sign up for any excursions that day so we did the City Sightseeing. Our tour guide, Cetina, was amazing! Very knowledgeable! I’ll definitely be back to...More

1  Thank pacrtz2011
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The Hop On Hop Off should be renamed to Stay Off, this was the worst bus experience that I have ever encountered. Of the 15 available stops only 2 were actually stopped at the rest were all drive by. None of the stops had the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Shame on me for giving this company a chance despite reading the awful reviews. We were in Messina on 20Jun2018 while on a Princess cruise through the Mediterranean. The cruise line was charging $56 for a hop-on/hop-off ticket which I found incredible. When we got...More

2  Thank Trusted_Travel_Gal
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Bit bemused by seeing so many terrible reviews on here. This tour for two lines red and blue cost only 20 euros for each of us and for that gave us 45 mins on the city line and around one hour fifteen on the coast...More

1  Thank Angie R
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely horrible do not waste your time or money, the Blue Line bus had no audio and the Red Line bus was broken and told us we had to wait 2 hours we walked to the main office and got half of our money back...More

2  Thank TonyandBetty
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

One of 3 parts Sicilia, good view.. but too quite for me.. maybe it will be more attractive when you come on summer.. because many people's come to Messina and spend time in Taormina.

Thank Rosy R
Reviewed December 7, 2017

I'm glad I only had to pay E15 for both the red and the blue tour. HAL, Norwegian, ours, and I think MSC were all docked and they simply did not have enough buses to cater to goodness knows how many people who were about....More

1  Thank butler69
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Long wait between buses. Barely speak English and don’t explain all the sites. St the beginning there are no bathrooms.

Thank Lori D
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