Syracuse Private Walking Tour With Option Of Food And Wine Tasting

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, and 5:30pm daily
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On request, your private guide can pick you up at your hotel or port in Siracusa (Ortigia).
    Ports
    Syracuse portSiracusa port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a private walking tour around the historical center of Syracuse, ancient island Ortigia. You will meet your local guide at Apollo temple, the oldest Greek temple in Sicily. During this 2 to 2.5hr tour, professional guide will tell you many interesting facts and reveal the secrets about the rich history, culture and everyday life of one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in the world. Private tour guarantees friendly atmosphere and personal attention from your guide.

Know More about this tour

You will meet your guide at the ancient Greek Apollo Temple, and we will start this small group walking tour, during which you will discover many interesting facts and discover the secrets of rich history, culture and everyday life of Syracuse.

You will sightsee the Cathedral Square, world heritage site, with its bright limestone buildings - the Cathedral, the most important baroque monument in Sicily, Palazzo Beneventano, that in the past was a site for the senate of the city, St. Lucy's Church, norman monument of fifteenth century dedicated to the patron saint of the city. The tour then continues to Arethusa Fountain. The legend tells that the nymph Arethusa, changed into a watercourse by her goddess Artemis/Diana in order to escape the attention of unwanted suitor Alpheus (Alfeo).

Later we will arrive to the Jewish Quarter, Via Maestranza, the street where the nobility of the town had their pompous homes. Finally, you will arrive in Archimedes Square, and sightsee the neoclassical Fountain of diana which reminds about the glorious past of Syracuse. The tour will end at the local fish and fruit market where you can feel this unforgettable atmosphere of Southern Italy.

After the walking tour, optionally we may arrive to one of the best wine bars in Syracuse, where you can taste 5 different types of excellent red and white Sicilian wines from Etna vineyards, accompanied by traditional Sicilian food (bruschettas, meat and cheese delicacies, vegetables, cherry tomatoes, fresh bread, olives and olive oil).

Inclusions

Local guide

Professional guide

Private tour

Food tasting (optionally)

Wine tasting (optionally)

Entry/Admission - Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Since it is a private tour, minimum 2 persons per booking is required.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

We have private tours, only for your party, however at the beginning of the excursion we will give each guest a mask, protective gloves and hand sanitizer.

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide Biagio was such an informative and knowledgeable person he made our time with him very interesting. We got to know each other in two days and would consider him a friend. Next time we come back I would hope to see him again.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Michele was an excellent guide. He knew the area well and made the touring very enjoyable. He gave us just enough info to help us understand how many historic changes in the city. His pace was perfect and the 2-hour length worked well. The added wine tasting and light food were a nice touch. We would recommend him to anyone interested in a great private tour. Tour was perhaps more pricy than other 2-3 hour city walking tours, but worth it!

  • 18-Apr-2022

    We had a great tour! Paolo, our guide, was very knowledgeable, friendly and told us great stories. He lead us to all great places in Siracusa. Wine and food afterwards were also very good. Friendly host.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    We did this tour on the day we arrived in Ortigia. Our guide was Marco and he was brilliant! We had a lovely walk around Ortigia, Marco told us many stories about the history of the island and Sircuse, including the mythology. He was knowledgeable and passionnate, a very engaging storyteller. We felt like we understood the place better after the tour. As it was winter, it was dark when we started the tour (5.15pm) so were worried we would miss out on some things, but we didn’t, everywhere we went had enough lighting to be able to see what was important. We particularly enjoyed visiting the unusual cathedral which Marco gave us a little tour around inside. We chose the option including food tasting and wine so Marco dropped us at a little cafe at the end of the tour where we were given a platter of Sicilian foods which was very yummy! Plenty of food to fill us up and we sampled 2 different Sicilian red wines. I would highly recommend this tour and I’d recommend doing it at the beginning of your stay in Siracusa/Ortigia like we did to really get a feel for the island.

  • 19-Jun-2018

    Marco of Prestelli Tours took us on a visit to the Siracusa Archaeological Park and then a walk through Ortigia, the "old town" island area of Sircusa. We were interested in learning about the ancient history of Siracusa, and Marco delivered. Marco was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and took the time to patiently answer our questions. We greatly enjoyed the historical facts and legends that Marco told about the history of Siracusa and the artifacts we visited. We highly recommend this tour and Marco.

  • 06-Jun-2018

    Marco was so knowledgable about Ortigia! I studied abroad in Ortigia three years ago for six weeks, so I knew a lot of the history but there is always more to learn. Marco answered all of our questions and showed us all around the island. His English was great as well! The food and wine tasting is worth the extra money. We tasted 5 different Sicilian wines and got a traditional Sicilian aperitif of cheese, olives, and meats. We were so full afterwards that we didn't even need dinner!

  • 06-Jun-2018

    Marco was so knowledgable about Ortigia! I studied abroad in Ortigia three years ago for six weeks, so I knew a lot of the history but there is always more to learn. Marco answered all of our questions and showed us all around the island. His English was great as well! The food and wine tasting is worth the extra money. We tasted 5 different Sicilian wines and got a traditional Sicilian aperitif of cheese, olives, and meats. We were so full afterwards that we didn't even need dinner!