Day trip

Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Transfer and Tour

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day

Catania: Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto Transfer and Tour

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day
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From US$ 73.61 per person

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Uncover the treasures of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto on this fantastic full-day tour with an expert guide. Explore the UNESCO heritage site in Syracuse, discover a magic fountain in Ortigia and marvel at stunning Baroque architecture in Noto.

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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a more intimate experience with smaller tour sizes
  • Explore the extraordinary Neapolis in Syracuse
  • Admire the spectacular architecture of Oritgia and Noto
  • Savor a delicious traditional Sicilian lunch
  • Benefit from pick-up and drop off from your accomodation
Full description
After being picked up from your accommodation in Catania, visit the magnificent Neapolis in Syracuse. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, this famous archaeological park houses a Greek theatre. With the help of a guide sheet, admire the impressive ruins of this stunning site.  After visiting Syracuse, journey to the lovely peninsula of Ortigia. Starting from the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, enjoy a gentle stroll to reach the spectacular white cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Take in this idyllic cathedral, before stopping off at the Fountain of Arethusa, a legendary fresh water spring. For lunch you have the option to enjoy a classic sicilian snack made of Tavola Calda, with water and red wine. Or, if you prefer, you will have 1 hour of free time to have lunch in one of the amazing restaurants in the alleys of the city. Upon reaching Noto, you will explore this jewel of Sicilian Baroque architecture, which is often considered to be an open-air museum! Admire the extraordinary architecture of its many palaces, churches and stairways. After an exhilarating day, sit back and relax as you are taken back to your hotel in the comfort of a luxurious vehicle. 
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Baby or child car seat if required
  • Multilingual driver and tour guide for the day at your disposal
  • Sicilian snack or street food with water or wine
  • Bottle of water
  • Entrance fee to the Neapolis area
  • Authorized tour guide inside the Neapolis Area

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Your driver is not a tour guide, so he/she will not be able to enter the Neapolis archaeological site. You will be provided with a paper guide to use inside the site. The driver will accompany you on your visit to Ortigia and Noto
  • Departures from Taormina will have an extra cost of 45€ per person
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 106 reviews

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Very well organized, pick up very close to our accommodation. General information, historical-artistic, customs... great. Agreed stops accompanying us to the fundamental sites and giving us practical information, free time to go on our own. Picnic organized in a chosen and cool place, in short... fantastic! Our guide, Ricardo, very nice, knowledgeable about everything, willing, kind... very good guide for the sites visited.

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July 27, 2022

This could have been a fantastic trip. Our driver/guide was excellent. She made some quick decisions en route when faced with a blockage on the highway. However, the 4x4 was most uncomfortable. There were 7 of us in an 8 seater vehicle. It was very, very hot and the air con did not do the job. If it was blasted out, the driver had to shout out information. As it was, at each stop, we were in a state of heat exhaustion. The 2 people in the back row had even less access to air than we did in the 2nd row. I cannot recommend this company and their vehicle.

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September 21, 2021

A beautiful experience. If the mattina departs quickly from Catania verse Syracuse. The guide with cui siamo andati is very courteous, friendly, attentive and kind. If you arrive in Siracusa and go to the archaeological park, dove you go on your own or with your friends, you go in a group. 1 hour and 30 mins at 2 hours, eat max. Dopo si parte verse Ortigia e si fa una bella passeggiata (consiglio portare molta acqua, cappello, occhiali da sole e protettore per la pelle). Verse 2, if I start and if I rip up a bit per dopo I will walk to Noto, dove if there is a quiet walk through its main road that allows you to get to know the city and its beautiful architecture. Grazie mille per tutto.

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August 1, 2021

Product ID: 173442