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Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Transfer and Tour

4.8 / 5

74 reviews

Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Transfer and Tour

From $87.94 per person

Uncover the treasures of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto on this fantastic full-day tour with an expert guide. Explore the UNESCO heritage site in Syracuse, discover a magic fountain in Ortigia and marvel at stunning Baroque architecture in Noto.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience with smaller tour sizes
  • Explore the extraordinary Neapolis in Syracuse
  • Admire the spectacular architecture of Oritgia and Noto
  • Savor a delicious traditional Sicilian lunch
  • Benefit from pick-up and drop off from your accomodation
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation in Catania, visit the magnificent Neapolis in Syracuse. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, this famous archaeological park houses a Greek theatre. With the help of a guide sheet, admire the impressive ruins of this stunning site.  After visiting Syracuse, journey to the lovely peninsula of Ortigia. Starting from the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, enjoy a gentle stroll to reach the spectacular white cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Take in this idyllic cathedral, before stopping off at the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary fresh water spring. For lunch you have the option to enjoy a classic sicilian snack made of Tavola Calda, with water and red wine. Or, if you prefer, you will have 1 hour of free time to have lunch in one of the amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city. Upon reaching Noto, you will explore this jewel of Sicilian Baroque architecture, which is often considered to be an open-air museum! Admire the extraordinary architecture of its many palaces, churches and stairways. After an exhilarating day, sit back and relax as you are taken back to your hotel in the comfort of a luxurious vehicle. 
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Baby or child car seat if required
  • Multilingual driver and tour guide for the day at your disposal
  • Sicilian snack or street food with water or wine
  • Bottle of water
  • Entrance fee to the Neapolis area
  • Authorized tour guide inside the Neapolis Area

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  • Your driver is not a tour guide, so he/she will not be able to enter the Neapolis archaeological site. You will be provided with a paper guide to use inside the site. The driver will accompany you on your visit to Ortigia and Noto
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Lovely day out exploring oriental Sicily

Great day out in Siracusa and Noto. Francesco, our guide, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about all the spots we visited. He really made our day! The all booking process was pretty smooth except one call I received the day before telling me that my pick up location had changed. After looking it up on the map I called them back and managed to reconfirm the original pick up location which was ultimately more convenient for us. Besides that and wishing to spend more time in Ortigia, everything was fine. We also enjoyed the food and drinks provided and the other customers we met during the tour.

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May 12, 2019

This trip was such a great experience, the amount of time in each stop was sufficient for the quick experience. Tony was an excellent guide and shared local knowledge every step of the way. The only downside was that the package said the entrance ticket to the necropolis in Syracuse was included, but when we got there we still had to purchase a ticket.

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March 26, 2019

Really enjoyable trip

The trip and guide were both excellent but the valuable and interesting information given out by the guide who was extremely knowledgable whilst travelling to and from each location was impossible to hear when sitting at the back of the vehicle because of the noise level. Perhaps a blue tooth microphone system put through the radio speakers would solve this problem.

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March 15, 2019

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