Syracuse, Ortygia And Noto One Day Small Group Tour From Catania

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather c.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time. All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditio.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Uncover the treasures of Syracuse Ortigia and Notoon a full day tour with a savvy guide. Explore the Greek beauties in the archeological area of Syracuse, hidden alleys and magic fountain in Ortigia, marveling at Sicilian Baroquearchitecture. Youll see top attractions like Nepaolis, Duomo Square of Ortigia, and the beautiful churches, builinding and balconies of Noto. Visit these places in only one day, with a comfortable and luxury vehicle, pick-up and drop off at your accommodation, small groups, accompanied by multilingual, experienced, professional and local driver/guide. Enjoy the best way to discover the greek culture and the baroque treasures, for a comfortable, safety and relaxing trip in Sicily,

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The Syracuse and Noto tour will start with the visit of the Neapolis in Syracuse, the famous archaeological park in the countryside of Syracuse. This place houses also the Greek Theatre, Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. The visit will last an hour and a half.
We will then reach the lovely peninsula of Ortigia. Starting From the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, with a lovely walking, you will finally admire the Duomo square with is beautiful white Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, erected on the Ancient Greek temple of Athena. The walking will continue till the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary fresh water spring with a fountain.UNESCO declared Syracuse World Heritage Site in 2005.Here in Ortigia we will offer you a tipycal sicilian snack made of "Tavola Calda" with water and red wine. Or, if you prefer, you will have one hour of spare time to have lunch in one of the many amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city.
After lunch we will drive to Noto, a jewel of Sicilian Baroque, Unesco heritage. Noto is considered a open air museum. Here we will visit its main street coming from the Porta Reale, pass by the Church of St. Francesco with the majestic staircase. Palazzo Ducenzio is located in Piazza Municipio. Admiring the many palaces and churches , it is not possible to miss the visit of the Cathedral Church

Itinerary:


The Syracuse and Noto tour will start with the visit of the Neapolis in Syracuse, the famous archaeological park in the countryside of Syracuse. This place houses also the Greek Theatre, Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. The visit will last an hour and a half.
We will then reach the lovely peninsula of Ortigia. Starting From the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, with a lovely walking, you will finally admire the Duomo square with is beautiful white Cathedral of “Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception”, erected on the Ancient Greek temple of Athena. The walking will continue till the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary fresh water spring with a fountain.UNESCO declared Syracuse World Heritage Site in 2005. Here in Ortigia we will offer you a tipycal sicilian snack made of "Tavola Calda" with water and red wine. Or, if you prefer, you will have one hour of spare time to have lunch in one of the many amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city.
After lunch we will drive to Noto, a jewel of Sicilian Baroque, Unesco heritage. Noto is considered a “open air museum”. Here we will visit its main street coming from the “Porta Reale”, pass by the Church of St. Francesco with the majestic staircase. Palazzo Ducenzio is located in Piazza Municipio. Admiring the many palaces and churches , it is not possible to miss the visit of the Cathedral Church

Inclusions

  • Free Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water and Etna wine
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Driver
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or meeting point close to your accommodation

Exclusions

  • Touristic guide inside the historical places/churches/museums
  • Biglietti di ingresso

Additional Info

Specialized infant seats are available

Wheelchair accessible

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Apr-2023

    Wir wurden sehr gut betreut, vielen Dank. Unsere Mitfahrer Gäste von Nah und Fern. Gerne wieder mit Viator. Fahrzeug war ein bischen holperig aber das hat ja auch seinen Charme. Vielen lieben Dank an unsere Leiterin.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Iorga was very prompt at pick up which alleviated any anxiety at start of day. He did a good job with his English, he was very passionate and knowledgeable about Ortigia and Noto and provided great insight and information. Syracusa we toured without a guide. Iorga was very hospitable and welcoming- he provided a delightful lunch of a potato pizza he called “Scotchciatta” it was like a calzone, he also provided a delightful wine and cold water for us. The only thing I would have appreciated would be to somehow shorten this day - he did have to translate in 2 different languages- but I am not sure how much time that added to our tour. We had a pick up at 08:40 and did not return home until nearly 19:30. It was a bit long to maintain interest. He should also provide more opportunity for using restrooms and in a nearly 11 hr day perhaps an opportunity for a refreshment after lunch. So this may be counterintuitive to shortening the day but perhaps eliminating one stop and adding these opportunities for refreshments and using bathrooms would be helpful.

  • 27-Apr-2022

    What a wonderful day! The morning to the Greek theater was exceptional! The trip to original was full of surprises and lunch in the open market was one of our best dining experiences and that is saying something. One Guide Salvo was knowledgeable, extremely professional and i would definitely seek him out my next time in Sicily!

  • 16-Sep-2021

    Dario was a fantastic guide! We originally booked the tour as a small group and it ended up just being my husband and I with Dario. So we got a private tour! Dario really had an appreciation for the places we were visiting because he was local to the area. He gave us thorough explanations about the sites as well as an environmental perspective due to his background in environmental science. He was always happy to offer to take pictures for us and give us free time at certain points as well. The tour itself covered a lot of ground! We got a chance to see ruins, ocean and charming "old Sicily" in just a day. Was very nice to have lunch provided and brought as a picnic so we could take more time to see the sites! Customer service from the tour company itself was wonderful. Easy to communicate with them and quick response time.

  • 29-Jul-2021

    Carlos a été un super chauffeur et un super guide et... bienveillant avec le petit groupe pendant cette journée culturelle. le pique nique aux saveurs traditionnelles a été très apprécié entre deux visites ! même sous une chaleur extrême.

  • 08-Jul-2021

    The trip we booked as a trip for a small group but in the morning we realized that it will be our personal private tour what was even better than we expected. Gioele, our driver and guide, was very very very knowledgeable, polite and friendly. He gave us a lot of information about Sicilian history, about all places we visited and made to us a great company. We enjoyed also small lunch with the regional wine. Everything was perfect and we really admire Gioele´s knowledge of history and also his fluent English.

  • 01-Oct-2020

    Our guide Gioele, who liked to be called Joe was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The day was well paced and arrangements for the day were made very clear to us. We saw parts of Syracuse/ortygia which we would never have seen if we had gone alone. The archeological park was worth a visit and the written information supplied was useful. The buildings of Noto are amazing. A tour not to be missed

  • 01-Oct-2020

    Wonderful experience. Our guide was amazing and had a lot of knowledge about history. Lunch was customised based on our preference that was mainly panini and Catania red wine sourced from Etna. We saw churches, local markets, sea, churches, temple ruins.

  • 10-Jun-2020

    We couldn't make this trip because of Covid-19 lockdowns but the Customer Service provided by Sicily Day by Day and Tripadvisor was first class. Big pity we couldn't go but I wouldn't hesitate to use both Sicily Day by Day and Tripadvisor in the future.

  • 01-Mar-2020

    Deze tour gaf ons een rijk gevulde culturele dag onder begeleiding van Gioele. We raden deze excursie iedereen aan. Gioele is uitstekend op de hoogte en vertelde ons de geschiedenis van deze streek doorheen de eeuwen uitgebreid . Hij gaf ons tevens de mogelijkheid om binnen het programma de gewenste tijd te besteden aan persoonlijke interessepunten. Prima ervaring. Hilde en Luc

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