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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 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 co.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza Federico di Svevia, 32, 95121 Catania CT, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Catania, Taormina, Acitrezza, Acicastello, Giardini Naxos. Ask us for further information about.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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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For the Syracuse and Noto tour we provide for pick-up service at your accommodation or in the close vicinity, with comfortable and luxury 8-seats vehicle.

First stop: 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.

Second stop: 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 you will have one hour of spare time to have lunch in one of the many amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city.

Third stop: 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 with the Bishops Palace and the Church of San Salvatore.

Noto is considered the capital of  the Baroque in Sicily, thank to its stone garden.

Please Note that: our driver guide is not a touristic guide, so he cannot enter inside the historical places. He will give you information during the trip on the vehicle, before you will go inside.  A paper guide will be provided to be used inside the archeological areas.  

Inclusions

Fuel surcharge

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Free Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water and Etna wine

Landing and facility fees

Exclusions

Touristic guide inside the historical places/churches/museums

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Wheelchair accessible

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Dec-2019

    Dario picked us up at our hotel and off we went - his background as a student working on his masters brought an unique perspective to the commentary . We learned about the countryside and the upcoming sites from an ecological angle, even pointing out the fossils in the rock walk before lunch as we walked to Ortygia. We loved learning about this life while we ate! I was so pleased with the passion and care he took in answering our questions . I wish the company would use a mic or a device to amplify his voice. When you sit in the last row of the van, it sometimes was difficult to hear - but he was always kind to repeat. Good choice for anyone wanting to see the ruins and then the glorious town of. Noto!

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Antonio was a good driver and a personable man. The overall tour could’ve been a little better organized. We sat in the far back of the van, no other seat options, and I could not hear him most of the time. A microphone would have been great! Admissions to Syracuse teatro and some churches were not included, so bring extra cash. Guide could not go in sites with us, so we were left to figure it out on our own and in a time crunch. Snack and wine were nice, but we sat on a scruffy park bench by a concrete sidewalk, near the sea. Good history, nice towns, a good overview of the area, but overpriced tour.

  • 10-Jul-2019

    first of all our guide. Danielle thans for a great day. A lovely person which treats people really friendly.
    syracuse is good to see but i enjoyed more the first stop which was the city of noto.

    the tour operator also included a small picnic which was a lovely touch.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    After a short slight confusion on pick up time from our hotel we were lucky to join this excellent small tour. The bus was comfortable for 7 people and our guide was informative, friendly and enthusiastic. He had good knowledge in all the stops, ensuring that he pointed out highlights and special features and stories that may be missed on a self tour. Lunch was delicious too. Thank you Luigi for a brilliant trip.

  • 26-Aug-2018

    Such a lovely tour. Many historical places were on this route. Our tour guide was so kind and was excited to tell us all about each place we visited. OrganizedPunctualWe highly recommend!

  • 23-Jul-2018

    Lots of interesting things to see, be prepared for lots of walking, guide was excellent. Be aware that it is very warm in this area in July and August.