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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto one day small group Tour from Catania

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    What to Expect
    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 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.

    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 Bishop’s 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.  
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    Departure Point
    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 pick-up point.

    The pick-up from Taormina, Giardini Naxos, requires 25 euros per person in addition, to pay directly to the driver.

    The pick-up from Acitrezza, Acicastello, requires 10 euros per person in addition, to pay directly to the driver.

    Dates: See Availability

    Return point: The return location is the same of the departure point.

    Port of Catania
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Driver
    • 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
    • Touristic guide inside the historical places/churches/museums
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    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 it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    It was advertised as English tour, but in fact it's 80% Italian, 20% English. The tour guide spent his time with Italian guests most of the time. Lunch was poorly arranged as they take away some fast food and let us dine at some public...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank woeikuant
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    What a lovely day. All three places well worth visiting, but especially loved the beauty of Noto. Great tour by Joe from 'Sicily day by day'.

    Thank John_Gregory
    Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

    This tour company is like going with your friend who knows everything about everything. The small group allows it to feel special, more intimate. Each city held something different. It was a rewarding day. Very accommodating on a food allergy we had which was helpful....More

    Thank Anaispins
    Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

    Antonio picked us up from our hotel and we joined 5 others on this tour. Antonio was able to provide us with an overview of the history of Syracuse and then walked with us through Ortigia and Noto explaining key areas. Our time at Syracuse...More

    Thank 810frankv
    Reviewed July 1, 2019

    Loved this tour! Booking was extremely easy and they responded to all our questions promptly. Guide was at the agreed pick up point and the van was very comfortable with AC. Our tour guide, Antonio, was fantastic- knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun! He knew a lot...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank lucyrasdell
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    September 3, 2018|
    Response from Liana B | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, they sent an e-mail 1 day before to tell me where it will be the meeting point. They picked me up from the meeting point which was 2 minutes walking from my B&B on via Etnea, very easy to get there. They also call if you... More
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    • Sicily Day By Day
    • Duration: 9h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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