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We enjoyed going on this tour. Rosario (Saro) was a terrific guide showing us landmarks of Syracusa and explaining the culture of each. We were treated to fabulous food and wine along the way at some beautiful restaurants. You don't do much walking as the restaurants and landmarks are nearby. It took about 31/2 to 4 hours . A beautiful and memorable way to spend an evening. Highly recommend!
Discover the excellent food and wine of Syracuse on a 2.5-hour walking tour in Ortygia, the historic old city center. Your knowledgeable local guide takes you to three family-owned eateries to taste a variety of authentic dishes such as appetizers, fresh fish and pastries, accompanied by samples of wine and liquor. You’ll also pass landmarks including the Piazza San Rocco, Piazza del Duomo, Santa Lucia church, Piazza San Giuseppe and the Piazza Archimede with its stunning Fountain of Diana, providing another experience of Sicily’s rich culture.
Syracuse Private Walking Tour with option of Food and Wine Tasting
From $113.91 (Price varies by group size )
Brilliant storytelling, beautiful sights and good food
, 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.
Some history-focused group walking tours can feel impersonal and rushed. Enjoy an intimate experience on this private walking tour of the small island of Ortygia in the historic center of Syracuse. As you walk from the ancient Greek Temple of Apollo to the Arethusa Fountain and through the Jewish Quarter, your guide reveals the rich history of the ancient city.
The coastline around Syracuse and Ortigia Island is dotted with hidden coves and pretty bays—but reaching them from land isn’t always easy. On this tour, take to the waves by boat with your guide at the helm, and see the best of the Ionian and Mediterranean marine scenery with ease. With a range of cruise times to choose from, discover rocky creeks and native marine plants thriving in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy uninterrupted views over the nearby landmark of Maniace Castle from the waves.
Visit two Sicilian cities in one day on this full-day tour from Taormina. Spend the morning exploring the Greek ruins and the island of Ortigia in historic Syracuse, enjoy free time for lunch, then visit the Baroque town of Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
When I tried to redeem my viator payment for a hard ticket, nobody knew anything about tickets bought outside of the park website. It took several phone calls before it was sorted, and I was thinking that I'd have to pay again. Once sorted, the attraction was worth it.
Recognized as the true attraction of Syracuse, the Archaeological Park of Neapolis contains famous masterpieces from both the Greek and Roman periods, testimonies of the millennial history of the city
It is the most famous monument of the archaeological park and is one of the largest and most important in the ancient world. It has ancient origins and already existed in the 5th century. B.C.; we know from literary sources that Aeschylus staged "Le Etnee" in 476 BC Its present form, however, refers to a unitary project, realized in the III century. B.C. from Hieron II, as part of his Neapolis arrangement program according to the principles of Hellenistic architecture of the time. Carved into the rock of the Temenite hill, the theater has a very large cavea, with 67 orders of steps, divided vertically.
Discover thousands-year-old inventions by the Greek mathematician and astronomer Archimedes of Syracuse with these pre-booked admission tickets to the Tecnoparco Archimede. Explore the open-air museum—set into a Mediterranean-style park—with a private guide, getting a first-hand peek at life-sized replicas covering all of the famed inventor’s works, ranging from catapults to water pumps.
On this half-day private tour of the stunning Sicilian nature reserve of Vendicari, you’ll escape the city and discover serene, history-filled landscapes. Travel comfortably by private vehicle, with round-trip transfers from the port or your hotel. Highlights include a coastal hike through dunes and marshland, a visit to the tuna museum, a peek at an ancient, mosaic-filled Roman villa, and pink flamingo spotting.
Pantalica is the oldest burial site in Europe, with over 500 tombs carved into the limestone rockfaces. It is situated in one the most beautiful and dramatic valleys in Sicily. A place filled with mystery and the timeless flourish of nature.
Pantalica is a natural reserve, with its breathtaking beauty and historic importance recognised as a World Heritage Site under the Unesco scheme. We will take a tour of the most important archeological places, experiencing the lush nature in which primitive people thrived in possibly Europe's biggest settlement of the bronze age. We will walk down to refresh and swim in the clear water of the Calcinara River.
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Spend the day visiting Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, on this small-group excursion. Explore the lunar landscapes, trek past volcanic craters, and enter a lava tunnel. Discover the unique lifestyles that have flourished on the slopes of the volcano, perhaps sampling wine that is grown in the volcanic soil along with a light lunch (additional cost). Groups are limited to six guests for a personalized experience.
Visit one of the world’s most impressive ancient Greek theaters—carved directly out of the rocky hillside—on this half-day, art historian-led excursion to the island of Ortigia. After visiting monuments from the ancient world, discover local food markets and stunning, centuries-old churches. Tours include round-trip, air-conditioned vehicle transfers from your Syracuse hotel or port.
Sicily is known for its rugged countryside, beautiful but often hard to access. Take in one of its most dramatic landscapes with this river walk through the largest canyon on the island, the Cavagrande del Cassabile. Follow your guide along a little-known trail through this nature reserve to admire the pristine river, steep gorge, and lush vegetation and learn about Sicilian flora and fauna along the way.
Go to the discovery of the capital of the Baroque and enjoy the delicacies of Sicilian cuisine comfortably seated in an open "living room": you can do it! Just choose this incredible tour for Noto, Portopalo and Marzamemi. First you will visit the town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, together with the whole Val di Noto, then you will discover the amazing beauty of the marine landscapes of Portopalo di Capo Passero and finally you will discover a small fishing village with its square a few steps from the sea, Marzamemi.
The Barocco transfer includes:
Departure at 8.30 am, arrival in Ragusa Ibla 10.00 am (stop of about 2 hours). Departure for Modica - during the journey we will make a small stop of about 40 min. for a tasting of the famous Modica Chocolate. Departure for Noto (stop of about 2 hours + lunch break). Return to Syracuse.
Our cars are registered for public use, equipped with the required municipal permits and have free access to limited traffic areas and to preferential lanes in all cities.
Free bottled water wi fi.
Our drivers are provided with the authorizations required for the operation of vehicles in public service.
Upon request we offer guided tour services.
NB. LISTED EXCURSIONS ONLY INCLUDE TRANSFER A / R.
Maybe one of the most beautiful place of Siracusa: Pantalica and Valle dell'Anapo nature Reserve. A place where you can dive in the past and identify yourself with the ancient cultures and traditions. Together we will discover the beauty of the nature and the archeological rests, with the telling of old customs and traditions. The reserve is easly accessable from different point, and it offers a lot of paths from where you can admire the magnificent Necropoli of Pantalica and the nature which here grows uncontaminated.
Though known for its ancient landmarks and history, Syracuse also boasts a rich culinary culture that shouldn’t be overlooked. Combine a market tour with a cooking class for comprehensive insight into Sicilian cuisine and benefit from the full attention of your local host throughout. Browse fresh produce in a bustling market, get hands-on experience preparing three regional specialties, and enjoy an intimate dining experience with your private party and host.
we start with the naturalistic tour of the sea caves in the north side of the Syracusan coast where we will stop and start to toast with a nice prosecco where we will taste it inside the biggest cave then head towards the historical tour where we will circumnavigate the island of Ortigia giving some historical outline of the walls and the imposing Maniace Castle that shows us the entrance of the great port of Syracuse the second largest bay in Europe, then entering the port we head to a renowned place where we will have lunch and we will taste it on board accompanied by a good bottle of Sicilian local wine the menus are based on fish with appetizer in raw fish and shellfish a first and a local fish fry for particular menus to agree first and establish the price variation, we are waiting for you on board
The highest volcano in Europe and among the most active in the world, with its 3327 meters of height, dominates the entire region with its bulk. Its spectacular eruptions and the consequent fiery lava flows have always been a source of attraction for visitors from all over the world.
In June 2013, UNESCO inscribed Etna in the World Heritage List, as a Natural Heritage Site, due to its geological features.
Appreciated in the summer by hikers for visiting the active craters, in winter the volcano offers the surprising possibility of practicing, just a few kilometers from the sea, even snow sports.
The Tour will not fail to surprise you: a visit to a cave of lavic origin, the trekking on the Silvestri Craters or the "Etna at high altitude" option, the tasting of honey and typical local products in Zafferana.
Explore the deep historical roots of Sicily on this private tour. Spend four to five hours touring monuments and landmarks in Syracuse and learning about their fascinating past. See spots that were important in classical Greek and Roman times, and take a walking tour of Ortigia, the center of Syracuse. If you have selected that option, a visit to a top restaurant completes the tour with a tasting of local wines and food.
Explore Noto without the hassle of planning on a private tour with round-trip transport from the doorstep of your Syracuse accommodation. Your guide, who ensures you never get lost, offers an inside perspective and wealth of stories about the town’s rich history and culture. Enjoy your guide's full attention and plenty of time for questions at each stop on the itinerary, from Porta Reale to San Carlo Church.
Visit the towns of Syracuse and Noto on this full-day tour. Explore the ancient Greek archeological sites such as the Ear of Dionysius and the Greek Theater. Then head into the city to tour Ortigia Island with its beautiful cathedral built above a Greek temple. The last stop is the “Baroque Capital” of Noto to see some of its beautiful architecture and aristocratic palaces.
Hike Mt. Etna—one of Europe’s most active volcanoes—and visit the ancient city of Taormina: this full-day, small-group tour from Syracuse makes logistics easy. Following pickup directly from your hotel, you’ll travel first to Etna, where you’ll explore on foot and go for a lava cave discovery tour in the company of your geologist guide. After a stop for a local snack, continue to Taormina, where you’ll have time to explore at your own pace before returning to Syracuse.
If you are passionate about the stories of Commissioner Montalbano, this is definitely the tour for you!
The most devoted will have noticed that the places described in the books and those seen in the TV series do not always coincide. In fact the area of the Agrigento described in the novels was "poor" from the scenographic point of view and it is for this reason that the choice of the set fell on the enchanting landscapes of the province of Ragusa. It is here that Baroque architecture coexist, the dense vegetation of olive and carob trees and the typical dry stone walls.
In general, the fiction of Montalbano gravitates around Ragusa Ibla, Donnafugata, Puntasecca and Scicli.
The Montalbano tour is a must if you want to relive the events of the most beloved commissioner in Italy and beyond! You will lose yourself among nature, art, culture, cinematography, good food and wonderful sea views.
Visit three of Sicily’s most beautiful towns in a single day, and don’t worry about logistics: this small-group tour from Syracuse takes all the hassle out of exploring. Following pickup from your hotel, travel via air-conditioned minivan to the medieval town of Savoca, made famous for its role in The Godfather. Next, head to ancient Taormina, where you can explore the Greek Theatre (own expense) and other sights. Finally, head to Castelmola for sweeping, panoramic views overlooking Taormina, Mt. Etna, and beyond.
We will walk through one of Sicily's most beautiful towns, Noto, learning about the history and the secrets of this town, the mother of Sicilian baroque style. It was built after a major earthquake in 1693 that destroyed all of the East of Sicily. Noto city became the inspiration for all the other cities being restored.
After this visit we will go to visit a roman Villa with stunning mosaics and to end the tour we will visit a stunning traditional 17th Century Fishing village, a real master piece of traditional fishing marine industry.