Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto tour from Catania
Excursions & day trips

Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto tour from Catania

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis to retrace Syracuse's Greek past
  • Visit of Ortygia island, the heart of Syracuse, with an authorized local guide
  • Admire Noto's historic center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
What to expect

Visit Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto on a full-day experience from Catania to admire the city's most iconic sites and explore their characteristic city centers!

The first stop of your tour will be the Neapolis Archaeological Park, which houses most of the monuments of the Greek and Roman Syracuse. It is the most representative location of the ancient Greek city, with large areas of green from which you access the main archaeological monuments; admire the Greek Theater, still used for classical performances, the Roman Amphitheater, the Paradise anatomy with the Ear of Dionysius and the Cave of the Cordari, the Altar of Hieron and the Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari.

Then head to Ortygia, where you'll enjoy a 2-hour guided tour with a local authorized guide. Find out about the city's history, moving among Greek temples and Christian churches, Swabian, Aragonese and Baroque palaces, courtyards, Arab alleys, stores, modest homes, and beautiful squares. After a lunch break, you'll visit Noto, home of Sicilian Baroque and a true open-air museum. Walk along the town's historic center, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and admire the many palaces and churches that have earned it the nickname of 'stone garden'.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and drop off service from Catania's hotels
    • Multilingual guide
    • Entrance ticket to the Neapolis Archaeological Park
    • 2-hour guided tour in Syracuse
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-12)
    • Infants (age 0-2)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    This tour offers pick up service from your hotel in Catania. Please provide your pick up address at the moment of purchase.

    What to remember
    • The minimum number of participants for this tour is 2
    • The 2-hour guided tour in Syracuse in only granted in Italian and English
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable shoes and to bring water, hat, sunglasses
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Etna Tribe
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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