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

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

Messina, Italy
Tour ID: 141

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  • 24h City Sightseeing Messina Hop On Hop Off Bus service is available.
  • App Sightseeing Experience is available for free.
  • Multilingual audio-guide is available on board.
  • Professional and well-trained staff assistance on board.
  • Assistance at Visitor Center City Sightseeing Messina.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)


Messina, the door of Sicily is present at the northeast corner of Italy. The main resources of this city are seaports, commerce, cruise tourism, and agriculture. There is an inhabitation of Greek-speaking in Messina. Lively festivals, music, and colors fill the streets. This city is a treasure of ancient times. City Sightseeing Messina Hop On Hop Off Bus takes two routes to explore this beautiful city. Pack your bags and hop on a red open-top bus to enjoy this beautiful city.


"Line A" of City Sightseeing Messina Hop On Hop Off Bus includes various important landmarks. Piazza Duomo is the most fascinating and main square in Messina. You can visit Fountain of Orion which was created by a disciple of Michelangelo Buonarroti and represent the rivers Tiber, Nilo, and Camaro. It was craved to acknowledge the first water channel of the city. The Madonna Immacolata monument and Duomo that is present on the right of the square are admirable. Due to the disaster of the 1908 earthquake Duomo was renovated with Renaissance style. The images of Baroque and various statues as well as marbles and mosaics are a replica of originals. The animated clock of the Bell Tower is the largest astronomical clock across the world. The next destination will be via Garibaldi and then getting to the Strait seafront and then visiting the famous Promenade. The bus will follow the coast road and again reach the city.
You can explore various places on the way such as Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, The fabulous Villa Mazzini, the Municipal Aquarium and the Regional Museum. This museum consists of three sections: sculpture collection, art gallery, and the archeological part. Fountain of Neptune, St. Antonius, Francesco Laurana's Madonna with Child, and Goro di Gregorio's Madonna of the Cripples are present in sculpture section.
"Line B" will take you to lovely Sacrario di Cristo Re that is present on a small hill overlooking the town. This is a burial site for all the Italians that were killed during the First World War. The structure is on the ruins of the castle Matagrifone. On Sunset large bells ring in memory of great soldiers. You can enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the Strait. The place has various endemic species, and you can admire rare species of fishes on the shore during sunrise.


Line 'Blue':
First Bus: 10:00am, Last Bus: 3:00pm
Frequency: Every 45-50 minutes (according to season)
Duration: 50 minutes

Line 'Red':
First Bus: 10:00am, Last Bus: 2:00pm
Frequency: Every 60-70 minutes (according to season)
Duration: 90 minutes


  • 24h Messina Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket
  • Pre-recorded commentary in 6 different languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian)
  • Assistance on board
  • Sightseeing Experience Free App
  • Assistance at the Visitor Center City Sightseeing Messina


  • Entrance Fee (Unless specified)
  • Meals
  • Hotel Transfers

Redemption Info

Ticket Redemption:
You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver OR Visitor Center.
Mobile and printed vouchers are both accepted.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket Note: The ticket is valid in the travel date selected.
Visitor Center:
1) Line Blue Stop n.1 (Via G. Garibaldi, 169, 98122 Messina ME, Italia)
2) Line Red Stop n.1 (Piazza Duomo, 98122 Messina ME)

Know Before You Go

Voucher Type: Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted for this tour.
Wheelchair Access: No
Free Wi-Fi Onboard: Yes
Pets: Not allowed on the buses.
Smoking: Not allowed on board
Free Sightseeing Experience Free App
Service performed in coincidence with the day cruise.
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Useful Downloads

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.
Ticket is Amendable: If your travel plan change and you need to amend your ticket, kindly inform us at least 2 days before your tour.
Changes will only be honoured as long as the voucher has not been used.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. From where can I board Messina City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off bus?

A. You have the flexibility to Hop on or Hop off to any of the stop. It has two line - Red line and the Blue line . Stop no. 1 of Red line is Piazza Duomo, 98122 Messina ME and stop no. 1 in Blue line is Via G. Garibaldi, 169, 98122 Messina ME, Italia. To see other stops and routes , please click on the map uploaded under useful downloads section.

Q. Is the live guide available on the Messina City Sightseeing Bus and which language is the commentary available?

A. The bus tour includes the audio recorded commentary in 6 languages- Italian , English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.

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