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Ortygia (Ortigia) Tours and Activities

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The captivating former Greek and Roman city of Syracuse wasn’t actually founded on Sicily, but on a tiny island just offshore called Ortygia. Connected by two bridges to the mainland and modern expanse of the city, Ortygia is where you’ll find Old Town highlights such as the Duomo, Temple of Apollo, and Fountain of Arethusa.

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Ancient Syracuse

Ancient Syracuse

It is an exciting journey to discover one's origins while walking in places of extraordinary beauty.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$158.91
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US$158.91
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Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto one day small group Tour from Catania

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

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UNESCO–listed Syracuse, Ortigia Island, and Noto are three of eastern Sicily’s most beautiful coastal settlements, with a history dating back to the days of the ancient Greeks. This full-day tour takes you to all three sites in one day, with round-trip travel from Catania, Taormina, and surrounding areas included. Discover Roman ruins in Nepaolis, and admire beautiful baroque architecture in Noto—with your guide on hand to bring Sicily’s history to life.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$113.22
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US$113.22
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Velobike tour ecologico

Velobike tour ecologico

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Consiglio i viaggiatori di effettuare questa tipologia di tour ecologico perché, essendo un risciò concede l’accesso nella zona pedonale,un abirinto con vicoletti storici permette di visitare l’isola di ortigia a 360 gradi, sia interna che esterna con soste, spiegazione e foto scattate dai driver.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.67
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US$36.67

Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

Siracusa - Ortigia & Noto Tour

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Take a tour of three southeastern Sicilian cities on this private tour with hotel or port pick up. See ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park in Syracuse; stroll through the small streets of the island of Ortigia and shop for Sicilian products; and discover the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto, including its magnificent cathedral.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$212.59
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US$212.59
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Classical Syracuse - Half day guided tour

Classical Syracuse - Half day guided tour

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Thanks to this tour, you will discover the "Classic Syracuse" with a guide always by your side who will show you the hidden wonders inside the Archaeological Park of Neapolis and the island of Ortigia.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$244.47
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US$244.47
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Sicily UNESCO Tour

Sicily UNESCO Tour

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Enjoy the best of South Italy in our private tour. All you can see and enjoy in a fantastic week full of freedom, Sicilian authentic spirit, hearty locals, cooking class experience, wine tasting, lunch in a small country side trattoria, knowledgeable guides, breath-taking panoramas, elegance and comfort.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,133.53
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US$2,133.53

ORTIGIA by night

ORTIGIA by night

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Although very small, Ortigia preserves all the history of the Mediterranean. It is a place where small adventures take you through the adventurous events of Sicily and beyond. Traveling accompanied by an archaeologist will make this experience exciting and rich.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$134.47
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US$134.47
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Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour with Enrica De Melio

Syracuse's Private Half Day Tour with Enrica De Melio

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The eastern Sicilian city of Syracuse is known for beautiful Mediterranean views and ancient ruins. Get a comprehensive overview of the city and its history during this half-day private tour. Discover the ancient Greek and Roman ruins of the Neopolis Archeological park, including the Ear of Dionysius. Then head to the small island of Ortigia, connected to Syracuse by a couple of bridges, to explore its landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.48
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US$220.48
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7-Day Highlights PRIVATE Sicily Tour - Only for you

7-Day Highlights PRIVATE Sicily Tour - Only for you

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See the best of Sicily on a Private 7-day tour of the island's highlights. Visit popular cities and towns like Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice and Catania. Admire the gorgeous cathedral of Monreale and the archaeological site at the Valley of the Temples by night. Enjoy meals of Sicilian dishes, including traditional sweets like granita or cannolo.
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  • 7 days
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US$4,111.63
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US$4,111.63

Half Day Tour of Syracuse

Half Day Tour of Syracuse

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I will accompany you to discover the places of my childhood. My father is a tour guide so I grew up playing in the places I try to make tourists appreciate today. I will let you discover the history, art, habits and typical Sicilian dishes with the eyes of a local, the perfect mix to appreciate one of the most important Mediterranean cities in the Greek period and beyond. In addition we can add the market tour to taste some of the most delicious sicilian local food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.38
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US$89.38
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Private 8 Days Tour of Sicily: Highlights

Private 8 Days Tour of Sicily: Highlights

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Discover the best that Sicily has to offer on this comprehensive 8-day tour of the island. Visit the towns of Taormina, Siracusa, Mt. Etna, Palermo, Erice and more while staying at small boutique hotels. Learn about the rich history and culture of the island, see famous monuments, and discover the delicious gastronomy through cooking classes and wine tastings. This excursion is a mix of private transfers and small-group tours.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$2,615.95
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US$2,615.95
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Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

Day trip Noto and Siracusa Highlights - Tour Baroque from Taormina

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Discover two historic Sicilian cities on this full-day small-group tour from Taormina to Syracuse and Noto. Visit the archeological sites of Syracuse such as the Greek Theater and the Ear of Dionysius before exploring the newer part of the city and its landmarks. Then head to the UNESCO-listed city of Noto which is also dubbed the “Baroque Capital” due to its beautiful aristocratic buildings like Ducezio Palace and Palazzo Nicolaci.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$225.47
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US$225.47
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Syracuse and Noto

Syracuse and Noto

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Get good value for your money by seeing two of southeastern Sicily’s most popular destinations with this daylong tour of both Syracuse and Noto. Travel with a guide to Ortygia, the Neopolis Archeological Park, and baroque Noto. Plus, this trip includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Catania.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101.30
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US$101.30
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Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

Syracuse, Ortigia, Noto & panoramic tour of Catania

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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.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.34
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US$95.34

Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

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Guided tour of Syracuse old town, located on the island of Ortigia. Visit of the temple of Apollo, church of San Pietro, via Gargallo with its splendid buildings, corso Matteotti and its shops, piazza Archimede with the Fountain of Diana. You will arrive in Piazza Duomo, to admire the cathedral and continue to the Arethusa spring. Maniace Castle, Palazzo Bellomo, the Opera House and the Jewish Quarter. We will then visit the fish market. Following the visit of Noto the Sicilian capital of the Baroque, called "Stone Garden".
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.85
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US$79.85
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Multi-days trip in Sicily: all the highlights of the island - private tour

Multi-days trip in Sicily: all the highlights of the island - private tour

This multi-days trip, you will be absolutely thrilled by the highlights of Sicily island totally in private, for max 8 people. You will live an extraordinary adventure that will take you to the Unesco world heritage sites of Agrigento and Syracuse and will make your bias go crazy with tasty food and wine savors and cooking courses. You will experience the Sicilian folklore with the privilege of vip admission tickets, transportation by luxury vehicles and reliable professional guides at your complete disposal.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$4,271.07
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US$4,271.07
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Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto

Private Day Tour to Syracuse and Noto

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Discover the beauty of Sicily's historic cities during a full-day tour, visit the fascinating city of Syracuse and admire its Roman and Greek ruins including the Greek Theater, the Latomie del Paradiso, the ear of Dionysus, the 'Roman amphitheater. Continue to the island of Ortigia, the heart of Syracuse, and explore its narrow streets and the fascinating Fountain of Arethusa, a source of fresh water that forms a basin with papyrus plants. Travel to the city of Noto, known for its golden color and known as the baroque jewel of eastern Sicily.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141.82
Price varies by group size
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US$141.82
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Syracuse tour

Syracuse tour

The tour in Syracuse-Ortigia-Noto is a comfortable tour suitable for those who like to relax in the name of culture. Organized for small groups, it gives the possibility to see more locations on the same day.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.34
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US$95.34
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Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

Syracuse Private Daytrip from Taormina

This is a private tour that will take you to one of the most charming towns of Sicily. You will experience art, history, architecture, sea and the delicious food and wines of the region. An expert private driver (and guide if you wish) will pick you up at yur hotel in the Taormina area so you will spend a fun and relaxing day under the Sicilian sun. Please note that your private driver will be at your complete disposal so you are free to customize the itinerary in the area as much as you like
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$373.65
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US$373.65
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Siracusa Noto & Ortigia
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Siracusa Noto & Ortigia

The tour will begin with a visit to Noto, a town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered the Sicilian capital of the Baroque. The tour will continue to Ortigia, characterized by a narrow road that will lead us to the discovery of the Temple of Apollo, the Cathedral and the Fonte Aretusa. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon the tour continues with a visit to the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, characterized by Greek and Roman monuments (Greek Theater and Roman Amphitheater) and fantastic caves such as the ear of Dionysius.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.49
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US$102.49
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Ausflug nach Syrakus

Ausflug nach Syrakus

Nach dem Besuch des griechischen Theaters genießen wir ein Mittagessen mit lokalen Produkten und besuchen den typischen Markt, auf dem Gewürze, getrocknetes und frisches Obst, Tomaten, Kirschen, Gemüse, Käse und Fisch, Mandel-Süßigkeiten und Schokolade aus Modica angeboten werden. Ortygia, das historische Zentrum von Syrakus, das mit seinem einzigartigen Charme seit 2005 zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe gehört. Sie sehen die Überreste des antiken griechischen Tempels, die Festung Castle Maniace, die barocken Kirchen, noble Paläste und die fantastische Kathedrale mit Blick auf den Hauptplatz. Während eines langen Spaziergangs durch die Gassen von Ortygia bewundern wir das berühmte Gemälde "Begräbnis der Heiligen Lucia" von Caravaggio, Das dem Schutzpatron der Stadt gewidmet ist, und wir halten an einem Unternehmen, das mit Papyrus arbeitet, dessen Existenz in dieser Gegend Siziliens bis auf die Zeit der Griechen zurückgeht.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.85
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US$70.85

Best Italian Tour: My Sicily

Best Italian Tour: My Sicily

Enjoy the best of South Italy in our private tour. All you can see and enjoy in a fantastic week full of freedom, Sicilian authentic spirit, hearty locals, cooking class experience, wine tasting, lunch in a small country side trattoria, knowledgeable guides, breath-taking panoramas, elegance and comfort.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,133.53
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US$2,133.53

Tour Siracusa Ortigia e Noto.

Tour Siracusa Ortigia e Noto.

The tour that I propose will introduce you to two of the most beautiful Sicilian cities, Syracuse and Noto. Syracuse a splendid seafaring city with Greek origins, stretching into the sea with the island of Ortigia, in 2005 together with the Necropolis of Pantalica it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will let you discover the wonders of this city like the Greek theater and the Roman amphitheater, to finish our tour with a visit to the ear of Dionysius. Only after enjoying an excellent lunch the tour will continue with a visit to Noto, a Baroque jewel, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, considered an open-air museum. Walking along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele you will be able to admire numerous palaces and churches that give it the nickname "stone garden".
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$635.62
per group
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US$635.62
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Siracusa Marzamemi Noto from Catania

Siracusa Marzamemi Noto from Catania

Siracusa and Noto with a lovely midday stop in Marzamemi is the unique opportunity to join two best-seller tours in one day, comfortable minivan, professional licensed guide assistance during the whole day, all-inclusive tour with no more expenditures, enough free time for shopping and souvering: + Visit a small island of Ortigia, the historical centre of Siracusa + Visit the eldest Cathedral in Italy which is litterally incorporated into the pagan Temple of Athena + Taste local cheese at the street market of Siracusa + Stroll long the most glorious embankment + Visit the eldest Greek Theatre + Learn the secret story about the Ear of Dionysius + Have a midday siesta stop at Marzamemi + Stroll long the smallest streets of fisherman village + Admire the UNESCO World Heritage in Noto + Shoot a selfie on a breath-taking panoramic terrace of Barocco Church
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$794.52
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Ortygia (Ortigia) costs USD 23.84. Guided Ortygia (Ortigia) tours start around USD 23.84 per person.
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