City Sightseeing Messina Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

$ 11.72 / AED 43.01 per person


  • Explore Messina on a fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • Hop on and off the bus for 24 hours and enjoy Messina sightseeing at your own leisurely pace
  • Enjoy audio commentary onboard in 6 languages and learn more about the charming city
  • See attractions like the Cathedral and the Bell Tower and take in coastal views on the drive
  • Experience Messina from open top buses and drive past its popular attractions
  • No need to worry about traveling costs and parking problems

Activity Schedule

April to October:
Red line: 9:15am to 2:00pm, every 2 hours.
Blue line: 9:30am to 2:00pm, every 50 minutes.


Explore the city of Messina, often known as the "door of Sicily" on a Messina hop-on, hop-off tour, valid for 24 hours! Explore the charming harbour city at your own leisurely pace and hop on and off the bus to visit attractions of your choice.

Enjoy audio commentary in 6 languages on board the bus and know more about the places you visit. See attractions like the Cathedral, the Bell Tower and the Municipal Aquarium and enjoy scenic views on your drive along the coast!

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Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your Messina hop-on, hop-off tour. Explore the city of Messina, often known as the "door of Sicily" at your own leisurely pace. Travel in the red open top buses and hop off at attractions of your choice. With buses arriving at the frequency of 50 minutes (Blue line) and 2 hours (Red line), you have enough time in hand to visit the attraction before hopping back on the next bus to continue Messina sightseeing.

Enjoy audio commentary in 6 languages and hop on and off the bus for 24 hours. The Open Bus Line A starts from Piazza Duomo, the most important square in Messina. You can admire the Cathedral and the Bell Tower, with its animated clock, considered the largest and the most complex mechanical and astronomical clock in the world. The tour continues in via Garibaldi, until getting to the Strait seafront and to the famous Promenade. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast while returning to the city.

The various stops along the way allow you to easily get to the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, the lovely Villa Mazzini, with the Municipal Aquarium, and the Regional Museum which boasts works by Caravaggio, Antonello Da Messina and Girolamo Alibrandi.

The second City Sightseeing® line covers the beautiful Sacrario di Cristo Re, built on a small hill on the ruins of the Castle of Matagrifone, from where you can take in panoramic views of the Strait.

You can hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.


City Sightseeing 24 hours Free app "Sightseeing Experience" Audio-guide in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish Assistance on board Assistance at the Visitor Center City Sightseeing Messina


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Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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